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

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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!

Jack Krier NYWA State Champ; Sam Moore 3rd; K-6 Team Finishes 11th

The NYWA State Tournament was held last weekend at the Mayo Civic Center.  Jack Krier was able to bring home the gold at 65 pounds for 5th & 6th grade.  Sam Moore finished 3rd at 1st & 2nd grade 50.  Individuals that also qualified for the state tournament were Owen Lexvold, Brody Lohmann, Gunner Mancilman, Cody Anderson, Isaiah O’Reilly, Lucas Schiell, Nathan Haltom, and Jack Smothers.

The K-6 team went 3-2 finishing 11th out of 32 teams.  The team opened the tournament with a win over New London-Spicer, followed by a loss to eventual tournament champion Wayzata.  The Cougars bounced back with a win over MAHACA to take 3rd in the 8 team  pool.  In Pool 3, the Cougars lost a close dual to Bemidji but finished the tournament with a win over Kasson-Mantorville.

The youth wrestling program will celebrate our season with a party on Friday, April 7th at 6 PM at the school.  See you there!

Upcoming Events

Friday/Saturday: GR/FS tournament in Apple Valley.

3 ZM Wrestlers Place at MN/USA Cadet and Junior State Folkstyle

6 ZM wrestlers competed in the MN/USA Cadet and Junior State Folkstyle Tournament in Anoka on Saturday.  Luke Tupper was runner-up at Junior 152, Sam Nordquist placed 4th at Junior 170, and Michael Majerus earned 5th at Cadet 106.  Also competing were Tyler Soltau, Jack Haglund, and Cole Poncelet.

Upcoming Events (March 20-26)

Monday- Youth open mat/team practice at 6:00.
Tuesday- Youth open mat/team practice at 6:00.
Thursday- Youth open mat/team practice at 6:00.
Friday/Saturday- NYWA Individual Regions in Byron.
Sunday- NYWA Team Regions in Eyota.

5 ZM Wrestlers Place at MN/USA State Tournament

Over 1,500 wrestlers took part in the MN/USA Kids State Folkstyle Tournament over the weekend in Rochester.  5 ZM wrestlers were able to claw their way through the large brackets and earn a spot on the podium.  Owen and Ryan Lexvold led the way each earning runner-up.  Sam Moore was able to bring home the bronze medal.  Isaiah O’Reilly and Ethan Kovars both placed 6th.  Also competing were Cain Lexvold and Brennan Sheda.  Congratulations boys!



Upcoming Events (March 13-19)

Monday- Youth open mat/team practice at 6:00.
Thursday- Youth open mat/team practice at 6:00.
Friday- NYWA District Qualifier in Austin.
Saturday- NYWA District Qualifier in Stewartville.  Jr/Cadet State Folkstyle in Anoka.

Youth Jr. Team Runners-Up; Sr. Team 5th 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 2nd place with wins over St. Charles and Rochester Mayo while falling short in the championship to KW.

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The Senior team (4th-6th grade) earned 5th place, falling in the first round to Chatfield but finished with 2 wins over Goodhue and Rochester Mayo.

Our youth Wrestlers of the Week are Jacoby and Rylan Brown, Jent Beyer, and Isaiah O’Reilly.  Rylan is in PreK and Jacoby is a kindergartner, both are sons of Tony and Deanne.  Jent is in 3rd grade and son of Seth and Tracey.  Isaiah is a 6th grader and son of Shanon and Kelly.  Great job boys!

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Upcoming Events (Feb 6 – Feb 12)

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.
Thursday- Youth open mat at 6:00.  High School KM and CF at home.
Friday- Youth individual tournament in Lake City.
Saturday- Youth individual tournament in Lakeville.  JV at Lake City.

Youth Team Takes 4th in Kasson; Our Youth WOTW

The youth team competed in Kasson on Sunday going 3-2 to earn 4th place out of 16 teams.  The wrestlers were able to top Chatfield, Ellsworth, and Caledonia while falling to Dover-Eyota and GMLOS.  Lots of close matches and duals all day!

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Our youth wrestlers of the week are Soren Scharnweber, Keagan Lowrie, and Ryan Lexvold.  Soren is in PreK and son of Ed and Kathryn.  Keagan is in 3rd grade and son of Justin Lowrie and Kari Lowrie.  Ryan is in 6th grade and son of Chris and Lacey Lexvold.  Great job boys!

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Upcoming Events (Jan 30 – Feb 5)

Wednesday- Booster Club meeting at 6:30 PM in Zumbrota VFW.
Thursday- Youth Jr. and Sr. Team practice at 5:30 PM.  High School @ Triton.
Saturday- Youth Jr. and Sr. teams in St. Charles.  JV tourney in Mazeppa.
Sunday: MN/USA Qualifier in Cannon Falls.