Busy Week Ahead…

A big night of wrestling in Mazeppa tomorrow night! The Cougars will face the Lake City Tigers, followed by a college wrestling dual in our own gym! We are hosting RCTC vs. St. Olaf. Come on out to support the Cougars and the Yellowjackets!

5:00 – JV

6:00 – Varsity

7:30 – RCTC vs. St. Olaf

On Thursday, the Cougars will travel to Dodge Center for a tri with Triton & KM; Friday night we head to Chatfield for a tri vs. LARP & Chatfield; Saturday we are back in Mazeppa to host the SE MN JV Duals. It is a busy & exciting week of wrestling, come fill the stands and cheer loud! Go COUGS!

Southeast MN JV Duals – Feb. 1st

ZM will be hosting the Southeast MN JV Duals in Mazeppa on Saturday, February 1st. This is a 12-team tournament, with wrestling beginning @ 9:00.

We are in need of volunteers to help with this tournament! We are looking for help with set-up on Friday night, Jan. 31st, as well as assistance during the tournament (table workers, tappers, concessions, etc.). Please consider donating a few hours of your time to help our tournament run smoothly and benefit our wonderful wrestling program!!! A sign-up sheet is to come…or feel free to comment here if you are available to help. Thanks in advance!

Thank You ZM Wrestling Families; Upcoming Youth Activities

Friday night was a great night for the ZM Wrestling program and families! A huge thank you to all our volunteers, including our youth and high school parents and our high school wrestlers.  None of it is possible without your help and dedication.  I saw a lot of smiles that night from the kids.

Congratulations to the varsity for taking 1st in their home tournament on Saturday.  Thanks to all who volunteered their time and came out to support the team.

Youth wrestling activities for week of January 19th are below.

  • Monday: Open mat from 6:00 to 7:30 for all grades.
  • Thursday: Buzz up to Goodhue and watch the JV/V wrestle.
  • Friday: Open mat from 6:00 to 7:00 for all grades.
  • Saturday: Youth Open in Kenyon.
  • Sunday, January 26: Youth Team in Kasson.  Team will meet in Mazeppa at 7:45.

Youth Update and Home Tournament Information

Our home youth tournament is this Friday night at the high school in Zumbrota.  If your wrestler is participating (we encourage everyone to do so and entry fee is covered by the club), we need their signed registration form Monday night at practice.  You can print off a form here.

Youth wrestling activities for this week are below.

  • Monday: Practice.  PreK thru 3rd from 5:30 to 6:30.  4th thru 6th from 6:30 to 7:30.
  • Thursday: Open mat from 6:00 to 7:00 for all grades.
  • Friday: Home tournament.  Please arrive at 5:30 for skin and nail check.  We have weights from registration night and will be weighing kids at practice on Monday for those we missed.  Wrestling starts at 6:30.
  • Saturday: Go watch the JV/V in Zumbrota for their home tournament!
  • Sunday, January 19: Youth Open in Hayfield.

As explained in practice last Monday, we are having a friendly competition by charting how many practices and tournaments each kid attends.  There is a bulletin board to the immediate right when you enter the wrestling room.  Before or after practice the kids can shade in a square for that practice or a tourney they attended over the previous weekend.  We will be recognizing the top participants at our end of the year party.

21+ youth wrestled in open tournaments this weekend.  In Eyota on Saturday were: Gunner and Tanner Mancilman, Sam and Isaac Moore, Ben and Landon Flaaen, Cain and Ryan Lexvold, Kaleb and Blake Lochner, Ionee and Beau Jurrens, Ben Murray, Nathan Haltom, Jack Haglund, Jack Smothers, Kevin Majerus, Ashtom Macht, Ethan Kovars, and Henry Morgan.  Cole Poncelet wrestled in Mankato.

The ZM youth team wrestled in Chatfield on Sunday and placed 2nd!  What an exciting day of wrestling!

From row: Lucas Schiell, Ashton Macht, Jack Krier, Mason Edstrom, Jent Beyer, Gabe Tupper, Sam Nelson, John Poulin, Beau Jurrens, Michael Majerus.
Back row: Tanner Mancilman, Ethan Kovars, Cole Poncelet, Spencer Krohn, Jack Haglund, Andrew Banitt, Kevin Majerus, Luke Krier.

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The 2013 5002 Club; Youth Wrestling Activities for Week of December 8, 2013

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The 2013 5002 Club was introduced Friday night in front of the varsity crowd.  There were 15 wrestlers who completed the requirements to become a member.  They are:

  1. Jack Haglund
  2. Tanner Mancilman
  3. Blake Lochner
  4. Kaleb Lochner
  5. Cain Lexvold
  6. Ryan Lexvold
  7. Ethan Kovars
  8. Cole Poncelet
  9. Gabe Tupper
  10. Isaiah O’Reilly
  11. Macallister Bengtson
  12. Andrew Banitt
  13. Luke Krier
  14. Jack Krier
  15. Michael Majerus

Congrats boys! (Don’t miss the photo of Coach Krier in the slideshow above.  Photos courtesy of Lacey “Faye Haugen” Lexvold)

Youth wrestling activities for this week are below.

  • Open Mat: Monday, December 9th from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Mazeppa wrestling room.  Any wrestler looking for a little extra mat time is welcome to attend.
  • Scrimmage with KW: Friday, December 13th starting at 5:30 PM in the Mazeppa wrestling room.  Please arrive at 5:15.  If your wrestler is not signed up and would like to participate, please e-mail youthcoordinator@zmwrestling.com.  We will be looking for parent volunteers to help referee and keep score.
  • Watch the Varsity take on KW: After the scrimmage, watch the varsity take on their rivals from KW!  Have your wrestler bring an item for the local food shelf to the wrestling match and they will be entered in a drawing.
  • Tournaments: Byron and St. Charles on Saturday, December 14th.  Both are afternoon tournaments.  Pine Island tournament on Sunday, December 15th.  All details available on The Guillotine calendar.

Youth Wrestling Activities for Week of December 1, 2013

Youth wrestling activities for this week are below.

  • Open Mat: Monday, December 2nd from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Mazeppa wrestling room.  Any wrestler looking for a little extra mat time is welcome to attend.
  • Scrimmage with CF: Friday, December 6th starting at 5:30 PM in the Mazeppa wrestling room.  Please arrive at 5:15.  We’ll be having our 5002 Club members wrestle first so they are done by the time they need to be introduced.  If your wrestler is not signed up and would like to participate, please e-mail youthcoordinator@zmwrestling.com.  We will be looking for parent volunteers to help referee and keep score.
  • 5002 Club Recognition: Friday, December 6th at 6:00 PM in Mazeppa large gym.  Full details are here.
  • Tournaments: Stewartville and Waseca on Saturday, December 7th.  Details available on The Guillotine calendar.