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.
Gabe Tupper and Ethan Kovars earned spots on the podium at the Bi-State Classic. Gabe lost his first match but followed up with 8 wins in a row to come back to take 4th place. Ethan placed 5th in the 195 lb division.
42 ZM youth took a bus to Plainview on Saturday to participate in an individual tournament. Thank you to the Booster Club, parents, and coaches for making this happen!
Tuesday- Youth open mat practice. 4 PM. Moved from Monday due to predicted weather.
Thursday- Youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45.
Saturday- JV/V at Buffalo. JH at Rushford.
Sunday- Youth team tournament in Cannon Falls.
The varsity captured the GSL/LP Don Hall Invite title on Saturday. Leading the Cougars with individual championships where Lucas Schiell, Beau Jurrens, and Gabe Tupper. Full results here. The Cougars also earned 2 dual wins on Tuesday against Mahtomedi and Cannon Falls. They are back in action Tuesday in Mazeppa against Kenyon-Wanamingo.
The youth Wrestlers of the Week are Garrison Nix, Grant Clemenson, and Cooper Rasmussen. Garrison is in kindergarten and son of Kendra Klump. Grant is a 2nd grader, son of Brian and Tiffany. Cooper is in 4th grade son of Quinn and Amber. PAW award winners in the primary school were Isaac Monjaraz, Talon Post, and Grant Clemenson. Congrats boys!
The 2019 5002 Club members will be introduced on Tuesday after the JV dual. 19 youth wrestlers completed a total of 5002 push-ups, sit-ups, and burpees between July and November. Outstanding effort and commitment!
Youth sign-up sheets for the intra-squad scrimmage will be in the wrestling rooms the next two weeks. The scrimmage will be held Friday, December 20th at 5:30 in the Mazeppa gym. We’ll wrestle alongside the JV that night. This is a GREAT opportunity to get some matches in for all experience levels. Ask your coaches if you have any questions.
Save the date! The youth will be taking a bus to the Plainview wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 28th. The wrestler’s entry fees and bus will be covered by the ZM Wrestling Booster Club.
Monday- Youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45
Tuesday- High school vs KW in Mazeppa. 5002 Club introduced at 6:30
Thursday- Youth open mat practice
Saturday- JH @ Ellsworth. JV/V @ Plainview. Youth individual tournament in Goodhue.
Owen Lexvold and Maxwell Ramer have been active in the Olympic styles of wrestling this spring and summer. Owen participated in the MN/USA Freestyle and Greco State Tournament in May. He completed the MN/USA Triple Crown by winning Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco-Roman state titles.
The following week both Owen and Maxwell wrestled in the Northern Plains Regional Championships where wrestlers from 7 states come to compete. Owen placed 1st in both styles, and Maxwell placed 2nd in Greco (did not compete in Freestyle).
Last week the boys traveled to Wisconsin Dells to participate in the Kids Freestyle and Greco Nationals. Owen was able to come out on top in Greco-Roman and place 4th in Freestyle. Maxwell didn’t place in Greco but finished 8th in Freestyle.
We are very proud of these boys!
Upcoming Event: Mazeppa Parade on Friday, July 12. Youth wrestlers and High School state qualifiers meet at 6:45 in Lions Park.
Another great weekend for ZM Wrestling! 8 wrestlers placed individually at the NYWA State Tournament, and both the K-6th and 7-8th grade teams went 2-3 being competitive in all their duals. Individual results were:
Maxwell Ramer, State Champ, 3rd & 4th 85#. Also named Outstanding Wrestler for 3rd & 4th grade.
Samuel Moore, 3rd place, 3rd & 4th 60#
Owen Lexvold, 3rd place, 3rd & 4th 90#
Carl Murray, 4th place, 3rd & 4th 65#
Jacob Matthees, 5th place, Kindergarten 60#
Wilson Nordquist, 6th place, 5th & 6th 115#
Myles Ramer, 6th place, 7th & 8th 85#
Lucas Schiell, 6th place, 7th & 8th 105#
The youth wrestling program will celebrate our season with a party on Friday, April 12th at 6 PM at the school. See you there!
Friday: Youth end of year party.
Saturday: GR/FS tournament in Cannon Falls.
Wednesday, Apr 17: Freestyle/Greco Practice. K-6 5:30 to 6:30, 7-12 6:30 to 7:30
The K-6th and 7-8th grade teams both qualified for the NYWA State Tournament. The K-6th team finished 4-1 placing 5th at the NYWA Region 1 Qualifier in Eyota last weekend. The boys were able to top GMLOS, Dover-Eyota, Caledonia, and Westfield while falling to Northfield. 14 individuals also advanced to the state tournament. They are: Ben Murray, Brody Lohmann, Carl Murray, Isaiah O’Reilly, Jack Krier, Jacob Matthees, Lucas Schiell, Maxwell Ramer, Myles Ramer, Owen Lexvold, Ryan Stimets, Samuel Moore, Tanner Finstuen, and Wilson Nordquist. The NYWA State Tournament will be April 4-7 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.
Upcoming Events (April 1 – 7)
Monday & Tuesday- Youth open mat/team practice at 6 PM
Thursday- Youth open mat/team practice at 6:30 PM
Thursday-Sunday: NYWA State Tournament
Great weekend of wrestling! Over 30 kids wrestled at the NYWA District qualifier in Plainview on Friday, 29 wrestled in Goodhue on Saturday, and 13 wrestled at the MN/USA Folkstyle State Tournament Saturday/Sunday.
Samuel Moore and Owen Lexvold battled through their large brackets and took home the championship. Also placing were: Cody Anderson-2nd, Ethan Kovars-3rd, Maxwell Ramer-4th, Tanner Finstuen-5th, and Isaiah O’Reilly-6th. Carl Murray, Myles Ramer, Cain, Lexvold, Ryan Lexvold, Brennan Sheda, and Laiken Copeman also competed with everyone winning at least one match and totaling 13 wins among them.
Upcoming Events (Mar 11-17)
Monday– 7/8th NYWA practice at 6PM. Tuesday– Youth practice at 6PM. 7/8th NYWA practice after school.
Thursday- Youth practice at 6PM. 7/8th NYWA practice at 6PM.
Friday- Austin NYWA District Qualifier
Saturday- Stewartville NYWA District Qualifier
Sunday- 7/8th Grade NYWA Team Region at Grand Meadow