The high school opened their season last Thursday with a win over Byron followed by a loss to Dover-Eyota. The Cougars then headed north to face Maple Grove and a father-son coaching battle with Centennial. The Cougars were able to earn both victories on Friday night.
The youth team competed in “The Brawl” in St. Michael over the course of 2 weekends. The young Cougars opened with wins over Monticello and Le Sueur-Henderson, followed by a close lose to Wayzata that went down to the last match. On the final day they were able to top New London-Spicer, St. Francis, and Blaine to earn 5th place out of 28 teams.
Leo Beyer (Seth and Tracey) was our Wrestler of the Week in Pod 1. Keep it up Leo!
Tuesday- Youth Pod 1 Practice 6 PM.
Friday- High School @ Stewartville. Youth Pod 1 Practice at 3 PM, Pod 2 at 6 PM.
Saturday- High School @ Lake City
Sunday- Youth Practice. 1PM: Pod 2. 3PM: Pod 4. 5PM: Pod 3.
Fun start to the youth season! Our Wrestler of the Week in Pod 1 for the first 3 weeks of in-person practice were Elih Schaefer (Mat and Shannon), Braylen DeFrang (Jessica), and Jonah Karow (Josh and Mary Beth).
The youth team will be wrestling at “The Brawl” Jan. 24th and 31st. You can watch it live on TrackWrestling for $19.99. The color commentary should be entertaining as well. Brawl apparel is available here.
The first high school event of the season is Thursday! Details how to watch will be made available later on the ZM Wrestling Facebook page.
Sunday, Jan 24th- The Brawl, Mat #6 at 3:15 & 4:15. 5:15 Mat TBD.
Sunday- Youth Practice. 1PM: Pod 2. 3PM: Pod 4. 5PM: Pod 3.
Tuesday- Youth Pod 1 Practice 7:30 PM.
Thursday- High School vs Byron+D-E @ Home
Saturday- Youth Pod 1 Practice 1PM, tentative.
Shout out to our state wrestlers- Lucas, Luke, Gabe, and Ethan. Great seasons! Reminder the high school wrestling banquet is Thursday at 6 PM. Thank you to Michael Majerus, John Poulin, Luke Krier, Cole Poncelet, and Jack Haglund for their years of dedication to the ZM wrestling program. Best of luck to you all in the future!
7-8th grade wrestlers: There will be practice on Tuesday at 6PM to prepare for NYWA team and individuals.
Reminders to parents:
- Register for MN/USA State Folkstyle Tournament by Monday at 10 PM if qualified-Schoolboys or Cadets do not have to qualify.
- Indicate on e-mailed spreadsheet link if your wrestler would like an NYWA membership by Tuesday. Booster Club will purchase the memberships on your behalf. You need a membership before you wrestle at districts.
Monday– Youth open mat at 6 PM.
Tuesday- Youth open mat with Dakota Trom at 6 PM. 7-8th NYWA team practice at 6 PM.
Thursday- Youth open mat at 3 PM. High School banquet 6 PM.
Friday- NYWA District Qualifier in Plainview
Saturday- Jaycees Qualifier in Goodhue
Friday-Sunday- MN/USA Folkstyle State Tournament
Congrats to Lucas Schiell (2nd-106), Luke Krier, (1st-126), Gabe Tupper, (2nd-182) and Ethan Kovars (1st-195) for advancing to the MSHSL State Tournament next weekend! Also placing at Sections were Michael Majerus (3rd), Ben Murray (3rd), John Poulin (5th), Beau Jurrens (4th), Cole Poncelet (4th), Tanner Mancilman (5th), Kyle Cloutier (5th), Jack Haglund (3rd), and Dalton Hall (4th).
Monday– Youth open mat at 6 PM. Booster Club Meeting at Zumbrota VFW at 6:30.
Tuesday- Youth open mat with Dakota Trom at 6 PM.
Thursday- Youth open mat at 6 PM.
Friday/Saturday- MSHSL Individual State tournament at Xcel Center.
Saturday- Prescott Border Battle
Sunday- Youth team tournament in Le Center. J-Rob Classic
Congratulations to all of our JV wrestlers for winning the Hiawatha Valley League Conference Championship on Saturday! 6 wrestlers earned titles including Ryan Stimets, Kaleb Lochner, Mason Goodman, Ashton Macht, Ryan Lexvold, and Isaiah O’Reilly.
The varsity is the #2 seed in Section 1A and will host a home dual on Thursday night. More details to come.
The youth wrestlers of the week are Rhett Lodermeier, Bryce Gerdes, and Leo Beyer. Rhett is in Pre-K and son of Aron and Melanie. Carter is in 3rd grade, son of Michael and Heather. Leo is in 5th grade, son of Seth and Tracey.
The youth 100 Takedown prizes are in and can be picked up at practice Monday night. Our last grade level practices are Monday night. We hope to see everyone there especially those who haven’t been able to make it for a while. Thank you for getting them to practice, tournaments, volunteering, participating in the fundraiser, and being supportive of your wrestlers and the ZM Wrestling program!
Monday– Last grade level youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45.
Wednesday- Youth open mat at 6PM.
Thursday- High School varsity at home.
Saturday- Section 1A team semifinals and finals at Mayo Civic Center.
Sunday- Byron Challenge for youth team
Thank you volunteers and wrestlers for helping with our home youth and JV tournaments this weekend! Congrats to the JV for taking 2nd place.
The youth junior and senior teams had a nice showing in St. Charles on Saturday. Both teams were able to take home the top prize in their divisions.
Our wrestlers of the week are Talon Post, Jacoby Brown, and Kason Hill. Talon is in kindergarten and son of David and Mary. Jacoby is in 3rd grade, son of Tony and Deanne. Kason is in 4th grade son of Rob and Michaela. A very special thanks to our guest Dakota Trom of MN Elite for helping lead practice and choosing 2 of our wrestlers of the week!
Monday – Youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45.
Wednesday – Youth open mat at 6:00. Booster Club meeting 6:30 at Mazeppa Liquor Store.
Thursday – High School vs PI in Mazeppa. Senior Night.
Saturday- HVL JV tournament in Stewartville. Youth individual tournament at Lakeville South.
Sunday- Youth individual tournament in Grand Meadow.
Saturday/Sunday- Gopher State Nationals.
The varsity team earned 3rd place at the Bloomington Kennedy duals on Saturday. The Cougars were able to top Champlin Park and Hastings while falling to Simley.
The youth team wrestled at The Brawl in St. Michael on Sunday placing 2nd. They topped Big Lake, Prior Lake, Shakopee, and Stillwater will falling to STMA in the finals. What a fun day of wrestling!
The wrestlers of the week are Kashton Goranson, Owen Mehrkens, and Brody Lohmann. Kashton is in kindergarten, son of Brandon and Kerstin. Owen is in 3rd grade, son of Josh and Ashley. Brody is in 4th grade, son of Duncan and Jennifer.
Almost 50 ZM youth headed over to Kenyon on Saturday for the individual tournament. Thank you to the Booster Club for paying the entry fee for the ZM wrestlers!
Tuesday – Youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45. Special guest Dakota Trom from MN Elite will be leading the 1st-6th grade sessions.
Wednesday – Youth open mat at 6:00.
Thursday – High School vs Byron and Stewartville @ Byron.
Friday – Home youth individual tournament in Mazeppa.
Saturday- JV duals in Mazeppa. Youth Jr/Sr team tournament in St. Charles.
Sunday- MN/USA qualifier in Cannon Falls
Reminder: 100 Takedown Night during youth practice on Tuesday!
Looking for some concessions help on Thursday. It’s Parents Night for the high school so needing our youth parents to step up. Please sign-up here.
Our youth wrestlers of the week are Jax Liffrig, Tanner Carpenter, and Gabe O’Connor. Jax is in PreK and son of Nick and Rosie. Tanner is in 3rd grade and son of Eric and Stephanie. Gabe is in 4th grade and son of Tim and Abbey.
Wrestlers earning Students of the Month in the classroom include: Maxwell Ramer, Carl Murray, Oliver Paden, Evan Blanck, Talon Post, Landon Robertson, and Lucas Stahosky. Good job all!
We are working on rescheduling a date for the youth tournament. Will let you know more information once everything is confirmed.
Tuesday – Youth practice. 100 Takedowns. Don’t forget your pledges! PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45.
Thursday- High School vs KM. Parent night. Short youth practice at 5:45.
Friday– Youth open mat/team practice at 5:45.
Saturday- Youth individual tournament in Kenyon. Registration fees paid for by the Booster Club. High School at Bloomington Kennedy.
Sunday: Youth team in St. Michael
Our youth (
Friday moved to Saturday) and varsity ( Saturday cancelled) home tournaments are this week! Please consider volunteering your time and talent to help make these a success. You can sign-up in the link sent to you via e-mail.
Our youth wrestlers of the week are Gavin Johnson, Jonah Karow, and Easton Miller. Gavin is in kindergarten and son of Joel and Shannon. Jonah is in 3rd grade and son of Josh and Mary Beth. Easton is in 6th grade, son of Jerome and Trisha.
Great to see so many ZM youth wrestlers attending tournaments! I saw many photos from Dover-Eyota, Simley, and Rochester Century over the weekend. Below is the crew from the Century tournament.
Monday- Youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45. 9th Grade League @ Fairmont.
Wednesday- Youth open mat practice.
Thursday- High School @ Triton. 6 PM start.
Friday Saturday- Youth individual tournament in Zumbrota.
High School home team tournament in Zumbrota. JH at Mankato East.
Sunday- Youth individual tournament in Hayfield
Great weekend for the ZM K-12 wrestling program! The varsity Cougars won the Buffalo Invitational on Saturday. Earning first place in their weight classes were Lucas Schiell, Gabe Tupper, and Ethan Kovars. All 7 of the JV wrestlers at Buffalo went undefeated. Several more JV and junior high wrestlers traveled to Rushford with 6 taking home the top prize.
The ZM youth took part in their first team tournament of the year and placed 2nd out of 12. The Cougars were able to beat Lakeville, Northfield, Kasson-Mantorville, Chatfield, and falling just short in the finals to Shakopee.
The youth wrestlers of the week are Mason Haugen, Mia Moran, and Carl Murray. Mason is in PreK and son of Shannon and Devon. Mia is in 3rd grade, daughter of Mark and Emily. Carl is a 5th grader, son of Matt and Martha.
Monday- Youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45.
Wednesday- Booster Club Meeting at Zumbrota VFW. 6:30
Thursday- High School @ Goodhue. 6 PM start.
Friday- Youth open mat. 5:45 to 6:45
Saturday- JV/V at Wabasso. Youth individual tournament in Eyota. MN/USA Qualifier in Simley.
Sunday- Youth individual tournament at Rochester Century.