8 State Entrants; Section Champ T-shirts Now Available

Eight ZM Cougars will compete in the individual state tournament! The Cougars had 4 Champions and 4 Runners-Up in the Section One Individual Tournament who will compete at the Xcel Energy Center on March 2-3. Congratulations and good luck to all!

106  Michael Majerus – 2nd

113 Beau Jurrens – 2nd

126  Mike Vath – 2nd

145 Luke Tupper – 2nd

170  Hayden Voxland – 1st

182  Caden Steffen – 1st

195  Jacob Bennett – 1st

220  Jarret Haglund – 1st

State Tournament Brackets and info can be found here: https://theguillotine.com/2018-high-school-tournament-time/

 

Section Champions/State Tournament T-shirts are now available! Shirts will be on sale starting tomorrow. Limited quantities/first come first served! Get yours before they’re gone…let’s fill the Xcel with blue on Thursday!!! GO COUGS!

T-shirts: $15 or 2 for $25; Long sleeves: $20     (please add $2 for 2X-4X)

On sale sites/times:

  • Monday-Wednesday: During school hours from Bev Prodzinski at the High School
  • Monday: Mazeppa Wrestling Room 5pm-7pm
  • Tuesday: Mazeppa Wrestling Room 6pm-7pm

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MN Mat Rats T-shirts are not available @ ZMHS this year but can be purchased during the state tournament. Info can be found here: https://theguillotine.com/minnesotas-mat-rats-t-shirts/         

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HVL All-Conference; Team Section Bracket

Six Cougar wrestlers earned HVL All-Conference honors and six Cougars were selected as All-Conference Honorable Mention…WOW! What an amazing representation for ZM Wrestling, congratulations to all!

All- Conference:

  • 106  Michael Majerus
  • 126  Michael Vath
  • 152  Sam Nordquist
  • 182  Caden Steffen
  • 195  Jacob Bennett
  • Hwt Jarret Haglund

Honorable Mention:

  • 138  Spencer Defrang
  • 145  Luke Tupper
  • 152 Richard Gehrke
  • 160 Hayden Stensland
  • 170 Hayden Voxland
  • 170 Tyler Soltau

 

Section 1 team brackets have been set…#1 ZM will host #8 St. Charles & #9 Wabasha-Kellogg who will wrestle at 6pm Thursday, Feb. 15. The Cougars will wrestle the winner of that dual immediately following, approximately 7pm. The full bracket can be found here: https://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/showxmlbrackets.asp?tournid=25&bracket=5432

We hope to see everyone in Mazeppa on Thursday night…GO COUGS!

 

Cougars go 4-0, Two meet milestones

After a nearly two-week break from competition following The Clash, the Cougars were back in action this weekend going undefeated in 4 duals.

We had a full house in Mazeppa for the HVL show-down vs. Goodhue on Friday night! The Cougars had a big win over the Wildcats, winning 35-15.

On Saturday the Cougs traveled west to Wabasso and went 3-0 on the day with wins over Minneota (45-15), ACGC (53-6), and Wabasso-Red Rock Central (43-16).

Two Cougars earned milestone victories as well…Congratulations to Caden Steffen on career win #150 and Spencer Defrang on career win #100!

Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Awards

Congratulations to ZM Coaches Link Steffen and Mark Krier for being selected as the 2017 Minnesota Head Coach & Assistant Coach of the Year! Link and Mark were recognized at the MWCA/Dave Bartelma Hall of Fame Banquet on April 29th. Well deserved!!!

Click here to find out more:    MWC.Link Steffen.Bio     MWCA.Mark Krier.Bio

And, in addition to winning the Team State Championship, the ZM Cougars were also recognized as Team Champions of the 2017 MSHSL Individual State Tournament!

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