ZM Youth Finish 7th Overall at the 40 Team Brawl Tournament.

ZM youth wrestling had a big day up at the Brawl at STMA! ZM started off with victories over Wayzata and Kasson Mantorville. In the finals of their bracket, they lost to host STMA. In the B pool finals, ZM lost to Owatonna, followed by a win over Becker. Very good job boys!

ZM Youth 7th place at the Brawl.

Matthees, Karow, Poncelet, and Sundberg Youth Wrestlers of the Week

Congrats to these 4 kids earning Youth Wrestlers of the Week during the 100 takedown fundraiser! These 4 got after it! The older kids got to share the belt as they were wrestling partners and finished up first in the room. Congrats to all 4 of these Cougar wrestlers!

Jonah Karow and Levi Matthees
Brooklyn Poncelet
Molly Sundberg

ZM Varsity on a Roll…Beats Cannon Falls, Owatonna, and Centennial this week.

The ZM varsity wrestling team is on a roll. Last Thursday night, ZM beat Cannon Falls in a HVL conference dual 57-13. ZM followed this up with a tri-dual at home on Saturday versus two AAA schools, perennial power Owatonna and Centennial High Schools.

ZM beat Centennial 69-9, followed by a win against Owatonna 58-17. These boys are working hard and would love to see you at the next dual on Thursday night in Mazeppa!

Youth Update: Awesome Home Tournament; Schaefer, Johnson, and Lodermeier wrestlers of the week

The youth wrestling program hosted an invite with 192 prek-6th grade wrestlers from SouthEast Minnesota and a few from Wisconsin. It was a blast seeing the future of ZM wrestling out there and competing! Thank you to all the older wrestlers and parents for helping out making this successful!

Here is a link from some of the photos taken from the youth invite:

The youth wrestlers of the week are Elih Schaefer, Gavin Johnson, and Rhett Lodermeier. Congrats boys!

Elih Schaefer
Gavin Johnson
Rhett Lodermeier

ZM goes 3-0 at Wabasso; JV/Junior High in Stewartville

ZM varsity wrestlers wrestled in Wabasso on Saturday and went 3-0 in duals against a few ranked teams.

ZM opened up with a 37-33 victory vs #8 ranked A ACGC. Followed by a 37-24 win over #9 A Minneota . Finally, they closed the tournament with a score of 72-6 over the host school Wabasso.

About half of the JV also went to Wabasso,

The remaining JV and Junior High teams went to Stewartville for 4 man round robin brackets. Here is a link to photos from the Stewartville tournament: .

Youth Update: Huge turnout at Festivas. Klapperich, Auger, Stone wrestlers of the week. 5002 club indoctrinated!

On Saturday, the youth wrestlers had a huge turnout in Plainview for Festivas for the Wrestivas youth tournament. Here is a picture of only part of our crew that showed up (most of the 5th and 6th graders had a later weigh in). These are awesome numbers! I heard everyone had an awesome time, especially watching Santa pinning the Grinch.

The youth wrestlers of the week are Peter Klapperich, Austin Auger, and Owen Stone. Congrats boys! Seeing the number of wrestlers we have, this is quite a honor!

Peter Klapperich
Austin Auger
Owen Stone

Finally, our 2021-2022 5002 Club were indoctrinated during our dual with Stewartville! These wrestlers began workouts in July and performed 5002 pushups, sit-ups, and burpees heading into the start of wrestling season in November. There names will be added on the wall next to past 5002 members. Congrats!

Patrick Fruth
Bryce Gerdes
Kason Hill
Jonah Karow
Owen Lexvold
Jaxon Liffrig
Jacob Matthees
Levi Matthees
Jase McNamara
Kade McNamara
Gabe O’Connor
Teddy O’Connor
Elih Schaefer
Lincoln Toombs

ZM Wrestling Blanks Pine Island 79-0; Williams, Tupper, and Lochner with recent milestone victories

ZM rolled in their dual against Pine Island to a 79-0 score on Thursday night in Mazeppa.

Lucas Williams earned his 100th varsity victory in this dual. Congrats on this huge accomplishment Lucas!

Gabe Tupper recently earned his 75th career victory and Kaleb Lochner notched his 50th in the Bi-State tournament in La Crosse last weekend. Congrats boys!

Here is a link to a photo album for both varsity and JV matches vs Pine Island: