Youth Team Goes 4-1; Matthees, Mehrkens, Lochner are WOTW

The youth team competed in Kasson today going 4-1 to earn 5th place out of 16 teams.  The wrestlers were able to top KM White, GMLOS, Northfield, and Dover-Eyota while falling to Chatfield.Our youth wrestlers of the week are Jacob Matthees, Braxton Mehrkens, and Kaleb Lochner. Jacob is in PreK and son of Jeff and Michelle.  Braxton is in 3rd grade and son of Kyle and Amber.  Kaleb is in 6th grade and son of Ben and Jessica. Great job boys!

Upcoming Events (Jan 29 – Feb 4)

Monday- Youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45.
Wednesday– Youth open mat/Jr. and Sr. team practice at 6 PM.
Thursday- High School @ Kenyon vs Stewartville and KW.
Saturday- Youth Jr. and Sr. teams in St. Charles.  JV tourney in Mazeppa.
Sunday: MN/USA Qualifier in Cannon Falls.

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O’Connor, DeFrang, and Murray WOTW; Nordquist wins 100

Thank you ZM Wrestling family for helping make our home tournaments a success this weekend!  354 elementary wrestlers participated on Friday night and were done by 9:30.

There are many youth individual tournaments remaining starting with one in Kenyon this Saturday.  For a full list of tournaments, you can visit https://theguillotine.com/open-tournament-calendar/.  I also try to list the local tournaments in the Upcoming Events section each week.

Our youth wrestlers of the week are Teddy O’Connor, Braylen DeFrang, and Ben Murray.  Teddy is in PreK and son of Tim and Abbey.  Braylen is in 2nd grade and son of Jessica.  Ben is in 6th grade and son of Matt and Martha.

Congrats to senior Sam Nordquist for his 100th career win on Saturday! Youth wrestlers earning Cougar PAW Awards this week (Practice kindness, Act with respect, Work to do you best) were Luke Mulholland and Peter Klapperich.

Upcoming Events (Jan 22 – 28)

Tuesday– Youth practice.  100 Takedowns.  Don’t forget your pledges! PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.
Thursday- High School @ Kasson. #1A vs #1AA!!
Friday– Youth open mat/team practice at 5:45.
Saturday- Youth individual tournament in Kenyon.  High School at Bloomington Kennedy. MN/USA Qualifier in Shakopee.
Sunday: Youth team in Kasson.  Individual tournament in Rochester.

Diercks, Dodd, and Beyer are Youth WOTW; Home Tournaments This Weekend; #SKOL

Our youth (Friday) and varsity (Saturday) 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 Bo Diercks, Conner Dodd, and Jent Beyer. Owen is in PreK and son of Matthew and Kelly.  Conner is in 1st grade and son of Matt and Jen. Jent is in 4th grade and son of Seth and Tracey.

A group of wrestlers headed to the “Bring-One-Bring-All” team tournament in Farmington today.  Great matches were wrestled- some experienced their first team tournament, others wrestled in their first tournament ever!  They all got better today.  Thanks to all the coaches and parents for making this day a success!

Earning recognition in the classroom this week by receiving PAW awards were Braylen DeFrang, Jasper Lohmann, and Mason Mahoney.  Keep it up gentlemen!

Finally, SKOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLL!!!!!!!!

Upcoming Events (Jan 15 – 21)

Monday- Youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45.
Wednesday– Youth open mat at 6.
Thursday- High school at Byron.
Friday- Youth individual tournament in Zumbrota.
Saturday- High School home team tournament in Zumbrota.  JH at Mankato East.
Sunday: Youth individual tournament in Hayfield.

Youth Team Finishes 4-1; Poncelet, Ryan, and Mancilman WOTW

The youth team competed in Cannon Falls today going 4-1. The wrestlers were able to top Lakeville, Shakopee, St. Michael-Albertville, and Caledonia while falling to Hastings. Great start to our dual meet season!

Our youth wrestlers of the week are Tanner Poncelet, James Ryan, and Gunner Mancilman. Tanner is in PreK and son of PJ and Chalsie. James is in kindergarten and son of Jason and Christina. Gunner is in 4th grade and son of John and Becky. James and Gunner both had the chance to represent the team in Cannon Falls and had some big wins!

Upcoming Events (Jan 8 – 14)

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45. Be sure to sign up for the scrimmage on Thursday if interested.
Thursday- Youth intrasquad scrimmage at 5:30 in Mazeppa.  JV/V at home vs. Goodhue. Parent Night.
Friday- Youth individual tournament in Dodge Center.
Saturday- Youth individual tournaments in Eyota. High School at Wabasso.
Sunday: Youth Bring-One-Bring-All team tournament in Farmington.

Mahoney, Postma, Olson are WOTW

Our youth wrestlers of the week are Mason Mahoney, Erik Postma, and Mitchell Olson.  Mason is in kindergarten and son of Michael and Amber.  Erik is a 1st grader, son of Chris and Carla.  Mitchell is in 4th grade and son to Mike and Joey.  Keep up the good work!

 

Youth parents and wrestlers:  We will be having an intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday, January 11th while the JV wrestles Goodhue.  You can sign your wrestler up on the sheets in or near the wrestling rooms.  Additional details will be available at practice.

Wrestlers who made the News-Record for their work inside the classroom include PAW Award winners Cooper Irish, Tayte Lexvold, and Soren Scharnweber.  Students of the Month Avery Steffen (manager) and Brody Lohmann.  Finally, Hayden Voxland earned the Triple A Award.  Congrats all!

Upcoming Events (Jan 2 – 7)

Tuesday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.
Wednesday- Booster Club meeting 6:30 at WD’s.  Please join us!
Thursday- Youth open mat at 6:00.
Saturday- Junior High in Stewartville
Sunday: Youth team tournament in Cannon Falls.

Joey Majerus to Lead Youth Preseason Practices

ZM Wrestling alum Joey Majerus will be the youth guest clinician for a pair of preseason practices.  Joey is a 5-time placewinner at the MN State tournament and the career win leader at ZM with over 200 varsity victories.  The practices will take place on Mondays, November 27th and December 4th from 6-7 PM in the wrestling room.  Grade-level practices start December 11.  Learn more about our youth wrestling program.

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There was a great turnout for our physical fitness nights.  Kids, parents, and coaches are all excited for the upcoming season!

Reminders: Clothing orders are due November 30.  Community calendar orders due December 1.

Upcoming Events:
Monday: Youth Preseason Practice
Saturday: JH @ Wabasha. JV/V @ GSL. Eastview PreK-8
Sunday: Stewartville and Faribault PreK-6

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.