Johnson, Stahosky, Copeman are Youth WOTW

Congratulations to the varsity wrestlers and coaches for earning a trip to the state tournament!  This week is individual sections.  Schedule is below.

Our youth wrestlers of the week are Gavin Johnson, Brody Stahosky, and Laiken Copeman.  Patrick is in PreK and son of Joel and Shannon.  Brody is in 2nd grade and son of Aaron and Anna.  Laiken is a 6th grader and son of Tom and Lori.  PAW award winners were Cooper Irish and Bo Holst.  Great job boys!

Upcoming Events (Feb 20 – Feb 25)

Tuesday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.  Last one!
Thursday- Youth open mat at 6:00.
Friday/Saturday: Individual section tournament at Mayo Civic Center
Sunday: K-3 team in Waseca.  MN/USA qualifier in Owatonna.

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Owen Lexvold Gopher State Nationals Champ! JV 2nd in HVL

6 ZM wrestlers made the journey to Monticello this weekend for the Gopher State Nationals tournament to take on some of the best wrestlers in the Midwest and did very well.  Owen Lexvold was able to win the championship.  Ryan Lexvold earned runner-up honors.  Kaleb Lochner battled to a 6th place finish.  Ben Murray was 1 win shy of placing in his bracket.  Cain Lexvold was 1-2 and Jack Krier unfortunately had to injury default, but will be back at it soon.

Owen Lexvold champion at 1st and 2nd grade 80
Ryan Lexvold 2nd place at 7th and 8th grade 120
Kaleb Lochner 6th place at 6th grade 86

The JV took 2nd place in the HVL JV Tournament Saturday in Goodhue.  The team scored 193 just behind Kasson-Mantorville’s 213.  Coach Stensland said “they wrestled well and (the coaches) are very proud of their improvement over the year.”

Wrestlers in the news: Congrats to Luke Tupper for committing to wrestle for Concordia in Moorhead in 2018-2019!  PAW award winners were Kale Johnson, Tadam Kahl, and Ashtin Garcia.  Student of the Month winner was Braxton Mehrkens.

Our youth wrestlers of the week are Patrick Fruth, Evan Blanck, Chase Dohrn, and Cain Lexvold.  Patrick is in PreK and son of Brian and Kristin.  Evan is a kindergartner and son of Brian Blanck.  Chase is in 3rd grade and son of Perry and Carrie.  Cain is a 4th grader and son of Chris and Lacey.

Upcoming Events (Feb 12 – Feb 18)

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.
Thursday- Youth open mat at 6:00.  High School varsity at home vs winner of St. Charles and WK at 7 PM in Mazeppa.
Saturday- Section 1A semi-finals (11 AM) and finals (1PM) at Mayo Civic Center.  Full bracket.

Youth Jr. Team Earns Championship; Sr. Team 4th in St. Charles

Two ZM youth wrestling teams took part in the St. Charles dual tournament on Saturday.  The Junior team (K-3rd grade) earned 1st place with wins over KW, PEM, and Chatfield.

The Senior team (4th-6th grade) earned 4th place, opening with a win over PEM then falling to KW and KM.

Our youth Wrestlers of the Week are Carl Murray and Jack Krier. Carl is in 3rd grade and son of Matt and Martha.  Jack is a 6th grader and son of Mark and Sara. (My apologies to the PreK-K WOTW, I’ll get you next week!)

Upcoming Events (Feb 5 – Feb 11)

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.
Wednesday- Booster Club Meeting at Zumbrota VFW at 6:30 PM.
Thursday- Youth open mat at 6:00.  High School PI and PEM at home- Senior Night.
Friday- Youth individual tournament in Lake City.
Saturday- Youth individual tournament in Lakeville and Grand Meadow.  HVL JV Tournament in Goodhue.

Garcia, Lexvold, and Nordquist are WOTW

It was a busy weekend for ZM Wrestling.  The varsity competed in the tough Minnesota Christmas Tournament finishing 17th out of 39 teams.  Caden Steffen (2nd), Michael Majerus (5th), Jacob Bennett (5th), and Jarrett Haglund (6th) all reached the podium.  The JH/JV got up extra early and traveled to Caledonia on Saturday.  Several wrestlers were able to earn the top prize in their bracket.  18 youth wrestlers competed in Goodhue on Saturday.  Coach Lexvold was very impressed with the toughness and performance of our little wrestlers in the first tournament of the year for many.

Thursday, December 21 will be the Cougars first home dual meet in Mazeppa against Lake City.  The 5002 Club will be recognized between the JV and varsity duals.  The ZM Wrestling Booster Club is looking for volunteers to work concessions during our home high school matches.  If you can lend a hand, please sign-up here.  We need 1 more volunteer for Thursday night.  Thanks in advance!

Youth parents- a reminder to pick up your t-shirts, singlets, and/or warm-ups at practice Monday if you didn’t last week.

Our week #1 youth Wrestlers of the Week (WOTW) are Austin Garcia, Tayte Lexvold, and Wilson Nordquist.  Austin is a kindergartner and son of Antonio and Amber.  Tayte is in 2nd grade, son of Craig and Diane.  Wilson is in 5th grade, son  of Luke and Pattie.

Wrestlers who made the News-Record this week for their work inside the classroom include: Colton Stevenson (Student of the Month), Creston Grobe (PAW Award), and Jacoby Brown (PAW Award).

Finally, Sammy Moore was in the latest edition of USA Wrestler magazine in the Photo Contest.  Congrats to all our wrestlers!

Upcoming Events (December 18th – 24th)

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.
Thursday- Youth open mat practice at 6:00 PM.  LC @ Home.  5002 Club introduced.

Varsity Wins GSL Invite; Isaac More Youth Wrestler of Week

The varsity kicked off their season Saturday winning the Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie Don Hall Invite.  6 Cougars were crowned champions including Michael Majerus, Sam Nordquist, Hayden Voxland, Caden Steffen, Jacob Bennett, and Jarret Haglund.  Full tournament results are available here.

A group of JH/JV wrestlers also competed in Wabasha on Saturday.  Isaiah O’Reilly led the way with a 4-0 record.

Isaac Moore was named the Wrestler of the Week in the first youth preseason practice led by Joey Majerus.

Upcoming Events:
Monday: Youth Preseason Practice led by Joey Majerus at 6PM
Wednesday: Booster Club Meeting at Zumbrota VFW 6:30 PM.  Please join us!
Friday: JH/JV/V @ Triton.  Byron PreK-6.
Saturday: JH @ Ellsworth. JV/V @ Coon Rapids.  Pine Island PreK-6.
Sunday: Rochester Century and Chatfield PreK-6

The 2017-2018 Season is upon us!

Just a few updates & reminders as we get the season underway! 

  • Community Calendar Blitz will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18…stayed tuned to your email for details.
  • Online Team Store for clothing orders will be opening this week!
  • Practice begins on Monday, Nov. 20th…be sure to complete registration forms online ASAP via the ZM Schools website.
  • Wrestlers can take part in the Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning
    • TIME: 8 a.m.

    •  PLACE: Covered Bridge (library side)

    • COST: Free will donation for Zumbrota area food shelf –   Non-perishable food items or cash

  • CONGRATULATIONS to ZM Cougar senior Caden Steffen who signed a National Letter of Intent to wrestle for the Minnesota Golden Gophers next year!

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Owen Lexvold MN/USA Freestyle and Greco State Champ; Brett Pfarr Leads Practices

6 ZM wrestlers took part in the MN/USA Kids-Cadets State Freestyle and Greco Tournaments over the weekend in Monticello.  Owen Lexvold was able to claim the championship in both styles at Bantam 75 lbs.  Ryan Lexvold earned runner-up in Greco and 4th place in freestyle at Novice 112.  Cain Lexvold placed 4th in freestyle and didn’t place in Greco at Intermediate 80.  Michael Majerus earned 5th in freestyle, DNP in Greco at Cadet 106.  Jack Haglund DNP in Greco at Cadet 195.  Congratulations boys!

ZM wrestling was honored to host MN Gopher and NCAA national runner-up Brett Pfarr in Mazeppa to lead 4 practices for the 7-12 graders.  Brett was a tremendous clinician and a pleasure to have in the wrestling room.  Thank you Brett!