ZM Wrestling Camp: June 3-6, 2019

The ZM Cougars will host their annual wrestling camp next week in Mazeppa.  ZM students in grades K – 12 (2018-2019) are encouraged to participate. Please contact Link Steffen with any questions about camp @ 507-358-1344.

Schedule:

  • Monday- Thursday
    • 5:00 – 6:00pm       Grades K – 6  (2018-2019)
    • 6:15 – 7:30pm        Grades 7 – 12 (2018-2019)

This year’s camp technicians are Devin Skatzka (Mon/Tues) & Caden Steffen (Wed/Thurs) from the Minnesota Gophers.


 

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Devin Skatzka

 2018-19 •  JUNIOR
Overall Record:
30-11
Dual Meet Record: 13-4
Big Ten Record: 13-5
Pins: 2
Major Decisions: 13
Technical Falls: 5

University of MN: Third Place at Daktronics Open  • Won 8 straight dual bouts between Dec. 30 and Feb. 3  • Led team in major decisions  • Placed third at Big Ten Championships with last second takedown for the victory over Nebraska’s Mikey Labriola •  Finished 8th at NCAA Championships for first All-American honor •  Notched his career high h in victories in first year at Minnesota
Prior to Minnesota: Wrestled at Indiana University prior to joining the Gophers • Two-time NCAA Qualifier • Seventh-place finish at the 2017 Big Ten Championships • Eighth-place finish at the 2018 Big Ten Championships • Fifth-place finish at the 2017 Midlands Championships
High School: Graduate of Richmond High School • Four-time Michigan State Champion • Two-time Michigan State Team Champion • Two-time team state runner-up • Three-time Cliff Keen and FloWrestling All-American • Set Richmond’s fall record • First-team All-State football • Four-sport letter-winner (wrestling, football, baseball and track)

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Caden Steffen

2018-2019 * Redshirt Freshman
Overall Record: 17-7
Pins: 6
Tech Falls: 1
Majors: 5

University of MN: Third Place at SDSU Daktronics Open beating two ranked D II opponents on the day•  NDSU Bison Open 5th place • Won first collegiate tournament at Worthington Open recording a major decision & technical fall in route to the championship • 3rd at North Country Open
High School: 2x state champion • 3x state finalist • 3x team state finalist • 2x team state champion • MN/USA Greco/Freestyle state champion • 2nd @ Fargo Greco Nationals          • 2016 Greco All-American • 2017 Virginia Beach National Champion • 2017 Folkstyle All-American • Multiple-time MN Storm Greco/Freestyle team member

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Special shout-out to those wrestlers who helped with the highway clean-up on May 20th! The ZM wrestling team has cleaned a two mile section of Hwy 52 North and South every year since 2010. Thanks for your community service!

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Pictured from left to right are:  John Poulin, Ethan Kovars, Jack Haglund, Michael Majerus, Luke Krier, Cole Poncelet, Gabe Tupper, Evan Groby, and William Stussey.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZM Wrestling Alumni Thriving at Next Level

Our former ZM wrestlers are thriving at the next level! 

Congratulations to Luke Dahlen for receiving the ‘Purple-Heart’ award at Augustana’s wrestling banquet last weekend!  The Purple-Heart Award goes to a wrestler who never gives up, never complains, works hard, and pours his heart into the wrestling program!  Congratulations, Luke!ZMluke

 

Congratulations to Hayden Voxland for being voted by his teammates as SMSU Wrestling Captain for the 2019-2020 season!  Hayden’s relentless wrestling style and hard work ethic made him an obvious choice to be voted as captain!  Maybe most impressive is next year will only be Hayden’s 2nd year at SMSU!  Congratulations Hayden…what an accomplishment! ZMvoxy

 

Congratulations to Caden Steffen for earning the Freshman Academic Award with a 3.6 GPA his first year at the University of Minnesota!  As his dad, I know Caden worked as hard on his academics as he did his wrestling skills and it paid off! Way to go Caden, I hope your message that academics are more important than wrestling reaches all our younger ZM wrestlers!  Proud of you!ZMcaden

Online Clothing Store

The 2018-2019 season begins next week and the ZM Wrestling Online Store is now open. Just 4 days left to order! The store closes November 14th and clothing will be available for pick up the week of Dec 16th.

SHOP DETAILS
– Shop Now: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/zmwrestlin
– Store Open From: November 2 – November 14, 2018

Thanks for your support of ZM Wrestling!

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Clothing Orders

The 2018-2019 season begins in just over two weeks and the ZM Wrestling Online Store is now open! Orders will be taken until November 14 and clothing will be available for pick up the week of Dec 16th.

SHOP DETAILS
– Shop Now: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/zmwrestlin
– Store Open From: November 2 – November 14, 2018

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Please note navy clothing will have gray & white ink; gray clothing will have navy & white ink

 

Please text or email Jen with any questions, 507-358-1630 or linkjen13@gmail.com.

Thanks and GO COUGS!!!

State Champion Shirt Orders

The shirts are here! You can send payments with your wrestler/student to pick up from Bev Prodzinski @ the high school, or pick up at the ZMHS cafeteria tomorrow evening, April 13th, from 6-7:30pm. Please do not interrupt the school day to pick up any orders.

If you are in need of an alternate arrangement or have any questions about your order, please contact Jen via text or email: 507-358-1630 / linkjen13@gmail.com.

Thanks again for your continued support of ZM Wrestling!

Cougars Claim 2nd Team Title; 4 Individual Placewinners

They EARNED IT! The Cougars captured their second team state title on Thursday, March 1st with victories over Ottertail Central, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, and Frazee.

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The Cougars had 4 wrestlers selected to the All-Tournament Team: Michael Majerus, Sam Nordquist, Caden Steffen, & Jacob Bennett.

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Thank you to the Zumbrota-Mazeppa communities who supported us along the way…what an awesome following we had all season and what an amazing sea of blue that filled the stands at the X on Thursday!

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The Cougars also had 4 individual placewinners at the state tournament. Caden Steffen won his 2nd consecutive state title at 182 lbs, Jacob Bennett was the runner-up @ 195 lbs, and Michael Majerus (106 lbs) and Hayden Voxland (170 lbs) both placed 6th.

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Caden Steffen, State Champ 182 lbs
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Jacob Bennett, Runner-Up 195 lbs
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Michael Majerus, 6th place 106 lbs
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Hayden Voxland, 6th place 170 lbs

 

Another very successful season and state tournament! Congratulations, Cougars, for all you earned this year…thanks for the memories!!!

Special thanks and best wishes to our 13 seniors who have all been a part of our program since elementary school…you will be missed!

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Seniors Caden Steffen, Hayden Stensland, Hayden Voxland, Luke Tupper, Jarret Haglund, Sam Nordquist, Spencer DeFrang, Conner Heitman, Luke Dahlen, Mike Vath, and Richard Gehrke. Missing from photo: Fletcher Bengtson & Matt Moreno