Youth Team Finished 3-2; Tanner Poncelet WOTW

The youth team competed in Cannon Falls today going 3-2, finishing 6th out of 16 teams. The wrestlers were able to top Byron, Rosemount, and Faribault while falling to KW and Caledonia. Great start to our dual meet season!

Tanner Poncelet is the Wrestler of the Week. Tanner is in Kindergarten and son of PJ and Chalsie.

Our second home meet of the season is a triangular on Thursday against Byron and Goodhue.  Wrestling starts at 5 PM.  See you there!

A reminder to RSVP for the Gopher Dual on February 3rd.  Check your e-mail for details.

Upcoming Events (Jan 7 – 13)

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45.
Wednesday- Booster Club meeting at Mazeppa Municpal at 6:30 PM
Thursday- Byron and Goodhue at Mazeppa, 5 PM start. Parent Night.  Youth open mat at 6 PM.
Saturday- Youth individual tournaments in Eyota and Simley. High School at Wabasso.

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Youth Wrestle at “Festivus”; 3 Varsity Wrestlers Place at Bi-State Classic

32 youth wrestlers took a bus to Plainview on Saturday to wrestle in the ‘Festivus for the Wrestivus’.  Before the tournament began, the wrestlers got to watch Santa Claus lateral drop the Grinch for a pin.  Great day of wrestling and hanging out with teammates!


Rylan Brown and Soren Scharnweber were recognized in the News-Record for their hard work in the classroom earning them Student of the Month.

Upcoming Events (Dec 31-Jan 6)

Monday- Youth open mat practice at 9:30 AM
Wednesday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45
Thursday- Youth open mat/team practice at 6:00 PM
Friday- Youth open in Farmington
Saturday-JV/V at Buffalo.  JH at Rushford-Peterson. Youth open in Eagan
Sunday- Youth team at Cannon Falls.  MN/USA Qualifier in Stewartville

Youth Practice Starts Monday

The youth wrestling season officially kicks off tomorrow night!  Grades PreK and K start at 5:45 PM in the old wrestling room in Mazeppa.  Grades 1st through 3rd at 5:45 PM in the new wrestling room, followed by grades 4th through 6th at 6:45 PM.  A reminder that their fingernails should be trimmed and to carry in the shoes they will wear during practice.  Please wear shorts and t-shirts without buttons or zippers.  We welcome parent help during practices.  Not registered yet or want more information?  E-mail youthcoordinator@zmwrestling.com.

A reminder if your child earns Wrestler of the Week to please return the belt the following week so we can recognize the next winner.

 

 

The varsity kicked off their season Thursday with a win over Triton and  Saturday winning the Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie Don Hall Invite.  Michael Majerus and Jacob Bennett were both crowned champions.  Full tournament results are available here.

Upcoming Events (December 3rd-9th)

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45
Tuesday- High School at Stewartville
Wednesday- Booster Club meeting at Zumbrota VFW at 6:30 PM
Thursday- Youth open mat practice at 6:00 PM
Friday- Youth open in Byron
Saturday- V/JV at Coon Rapids.  JH at Ellsworth.  Youth open in St. Charles
Sunday- Youth open in Cannon Falls

Owen Lexvold NYWA State Champ! Krier, Lohmann, Murray, and Mancilman Medal

Another great weekend for ZM Wrestling!  5 wrestlers placed individually at the NYWA State Tournament and the team went 3-2 winning the Pool 7 Championship.  Individual results were:

  • Owen Lexvold, State Champ, 1st & 2nd 80#
  • Jack Krier, Runner-Up, 5th & 6th 70#
  • Brody Lohmann, 3rd place, 1st & 2nd 90#
  • Ben Murray, 4th place, 5th & 6th 102#
  • Gunner Mancilman, 6th place, 3rd & 4th 95#
Owen Lexvold and Jack Krier
Brody Lohmann, Ben Murray, and Gunner Mancilman

The team lost a couple of close duals to New London-Spicer and Minneota, but battled back with wins over St. Peter, Deer River, and DGF to earn the Pool 7 Championship.

The youth wrestling program will celebrate our season with a party on Friday, April 13th at 6 PM at the school.  See you there!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday: Freestyle/Greco Practice.  K-6 5:30 to 6:30, 7-12 6:30 to 7:30
Friday: Youth end of year party.
Saturday: GR/FS tournament in Cannon Falls.

K-6th Team and 11 Individuals Advance to NYWA State

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 PEM, Cannon Falls, Faribault, and GMLOS while falling to KM.  11 individuals also advanced to the state tournament.  They are: Jack Krier, Cain,  Owen, and Ryan Lexvold,  Kaleb Lochner, Brody Lohmann, Gunner Mancilman, Ben Murray, Zayne Novek, Lucas Schiell, and Brennan Sheda.  The NYWA State Tournament will be April 5-8 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.

Five ZM wrestlers competed and one coached at USAW Folkstyle Nationals at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, IA March 29-30.  Junior participants were Michael Majerus at 120#, Tyler Soltau at 160#, Jacob Bennett at 195#, Jarrett Haglund at 220#.  Jack Haglund was a Cadet at 220#.  Caden Steffen was the coach in their corner.  Jack Haglund placed 7th and the rest of the boys fell short of placing.  All wrestled well exhibiting their toughness keeping matches within winning distance and their superb conditioning.  We can very proud on how they represented ZM Wrestling.

Jacob Bennett and Luke Tupper wrestled in Virginia Beach last weekend in the NHSCA High School Nationals.  Luke finished 1-2 and Jacob fell just short of placing.

Upcoming Events (April 2 – 8)

Monday & Tuesday- Youth open mat/team practice and JH/High School open mat at 6 PM
Wednesday- Booster Club Meeting 6:30 at Zumbrota VFW
Thursday- Youth open mat/team practice at 6:30 PM
Thursday-Sunday: NYWA State Tournament

Tyler Soltau and Jack Haglund Place at MN/USA State Tournament

Tyler Soltau and Jack Haglund competed at the MN/USA Cadet & Junior State Folkstyle Tournament in Anoka.   Tyler placed 3rd at 170# as a Junior and Jack 6th at HWT as a Cadet.  Jack was the only 220# entered, so he opted up to HWT and wrestled 4 matches.   Good job by both!

Upcoming Events (Mar 19 – Mar 25)

Monday– Youth open mat/team practice and JH/High School open mat 6 PM.  Freestyle/Greco RTS at RCTC wrestling room, 7 PM.
Tuesday & Thursday– Youth open mat/team practice and JH/High School open mat 6 PM.  Freestyle/Greco via Guerilla Wrestling Club at RCTC wrestling room, 7 PM. $50 for the season.
Friday– NYWA Region Qualifier in Byron for 5th-8th grade.
Saturday– NYWA Region Qualifier in Byron for PreK-4th grade.
Sunday– NYWA Team Region Qualifier in Eyota.  Wrestling starts at 9 AM.

Cody Anderson Places 3rd at MN/USA State Tournament

Over 2 dozen ZM wrestlers were competing somewhere this weekend from the NYWA Qualifiers in Plainview and Hayfield, MN/USA Kids State Folkstyle in Rochester, to the Jaycees Qualifier in Goodhue.  Great to see this level of participation this late in the season, including every one of our 7th grade wrestlers!

Cody Anderson had himself a great MN/USA State tournament, earning a bronze medal.

Freestyle/Greco season is about to start.  Starting Monday, March 12th, MN/USA sponsors a Regional Training Site at RCTC from 7:00PM to 8:30PM for Juniors and Cadets (schoolboys bring a partner).  This is FREE, all you need is a USA card.  There are also a couple other local club opportunities we’ll discuss after the banquet Wednesday.

Upcoming Events (Mar 12 – Mar 18)

Monday- Youth open mat/team practice and JH/High School open mat 6 PM
Wednesday- High School Banquet at 6PM
Thursday- Youth open mat/team practice and JH/HS open mat 6 PM
Friday- NYWA District Qualifier in Austin
Saturday- NYWA District Qualifier in Stewartville.  Junior/Cadet State Folkstyle in Anoka