‘Toss and Tilts’ Camp This Friday/Saturday

When: Friday, July 17th 6:30-8:00 PM and Saturday, July 18th 9:30-11:00 AM
Where: Mazeppa wrestling room OR ‘old-upper gym’ in Mazeppa school
Grades: 4th-12th
Technician: Tony Brown
Cost: Free
Technique to be taught: Tony will work on throwing techniques such as head/body/hip positioning.  He will incorporate the use of our two new throwing-dummies as well.  Tony will also show his series of tilts for near-fall points and pins.

Setup at 5:00 PM Friday night and tear down immediately after camp on Saturday.  Please encourage your wrestlers to help with this!  Parents are welcome to help as well.


5002 Club starts Monday, July 20th for our youth wrestlers.  It’s a great way to stay active physically and mentally during the off-season.

5 of our youth wrestlers attended the Minnestoa Elite wrestling camp in Apply Valley this past week.  The boys worked hard and learned a lot!  Attending were Ryan Lexvold, Kaleb Lochner, Jack Krier, Ben Murray, and Laiken Copeman.

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ZM Wrestling Staying Active This Summer

Between camps, parades, and tournaments, ZM Wrestling is staying active this summer.  Over 25 high school wrestlers are currently at the Malecek Team Camp in Wisconsin Dells.  Many wrestlers have also been attending InnerDrive in Rochester.

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Caden Steffen traveled to Rockford, Illinois to compete in the Northern Plains Greco and Freestyle Championships, placing 2nd and 4th respectively.  Isaiah O’Reilly took part in the Southland Summer Smash last weekend and earned 2nd.

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When not on the mat, the 2015 State Runner-Up team rode a float in the Zumbrota parade and will do it again at Mazeppa Daze.

Joel Bauman and ZM Wrestling Coaches Host Summer Camp

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Approximately 60 K-12 wrestlers took part in the ZM Wrestling Summer Camp last week led by Joel Bauman and the ZM Wrestling coaches.  Thank you to all those who participated.

Lake City is holding a wrestling camp July 21-23 27-29 for 5th thru 12th graders.

5002 Club starts next month. Here is the calendar.

ZM Wrestling Camp 1 Week Away; Steffen Selected to Minnesota Storm Cadet National Dual Team

baumanThe ZM Wrestling Summer Camp is only 1 week away.  To sign up, please fill out and mail in the registration form.  Joel Bauman will be the guest clinician two days of camp.  Joel is a 2010 graduate from Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg.  He is a 2X Minnesota State Champion and part of the 2009 KMS state championship team.  In 2007, he was a Cadet national champ in Greco, 2008 (2nd), 2009 (8th) and 2010 (2nd).  Earned Greco All-American honors at Junior Nationals in Fargo.  Joel is currently ranked #7 in the nation in Senior Greco-Roman at his weight class.

Caden Steffen has been selected to the 2015 Minnesota Storm Cadet National Dual Team.  Caden’s performance this spring at the MN/USA Freestyle and Greco tournaments helped garner this honor.  The National Dual Tournament will take place in York, Pennsylvania June 9-13, 2015.  Congratulations Caden!

Congratulations to John Poulin for finishing 29th out of 400+ runners in the Med City 5K this weekend.  John’s time was the 4th fastest in his age group.

Caden Steffen is Cadet Freestyle State Champion!

Nine ZM wrestlers took part in the MN/USA Kids & Cadets State Greco and Freestyle Tournament this weekend.  Caden Steffen led the way with a state title in Freestyle and a 3rd place finish in Greco.  Also competing were Ryan Lexvold (3rd/3rd) , Michael Majerus (5th/6th), Jacob Bennett (4th/4th), Luke Tupper (DNP), Spencer DeFrang (DNP), Hayden Stensland (DNP), Jarret Haglund (DNP), and Michael Vath (DNP).

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The ZM Wrestling Summer Camp is only 2 weeks away!  To sign up, please fill out and mail in the registration form.

ZM Wrestling Summer Camp Information

The ZM Wrestling Summer Camp will run from June 1st-4th.  The camp will be run by Minnesota Golden Gophers.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!  To sign up, please fill out and mail in the registration form.  Please note that the Community Ed brochure sent home earlier this week had the incorrect dollar amount for 2 siblings.

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Message From Former ZM Wrestler Mitchell Watkins

A message from former ZM Wrestler Mitchell Watkins:

“Today, for the military I ran 9.5 miles.  12 stations.  5 rope climbs.  80 pull ups.  100 sit ups.  100 dips.  Fireman’s carry 1/3 mile per person.  120 push ups.  50 burpies.  Carry 60 pounds up hill 1/4 mile.  3 hill sprints.  20-story building, run stairs up and down twice.  100 lunges.  All on 3 hours of sleep and carrying a 35 pound pack 1/6 of the way.  Easily the toughest workout of my life.  Sad to say but at that point it wasn’t the Marines or family or anything keeping me going.  It was honest to god knowing that I had done that stuff at higher stakes (team wrestling state/sections).  So I can honestly say thank you ZM Wrestling for that. It came in handy!!”


Pine Island is having a 2 night camp for Grades 3 through 12 November 10th and 11th.  Registration form is here for anyone interested.