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:

Youth Update: ZM Youth Team Earns 2nd place at Maple River: Individual Tourneys this weekend

The ZM K-6 Youth team participated in a 6 team tournament in Maple River last weekend. The team went 3-1 with wins over LCWM, PEM, and Maple River/USC. In the championship match they lost a nail biter by 2 points to Westfield. Great job guys!

2nd place in Maple River

This weekend there are two individual tournaments coming up. Plainview is on Saturday and Stewartville on Sunday.

Plainview’s tournament is for all skill levels, experience, and ages from pre-k-6th grade. Nicknamed Festivus for the wrestivus (for any Seinfeld fans). The tournament tries to make the brackets competitive by matching up similar wrestlers in each bracket. You don’t need to pre register for this one…just show up and sign up there. More information about this tournament can be found on the Guillotine here:

Stewartville’s tournament is a bit more advanced and is a MN/USA tournament to qualify for the state tournament in March. You need to purchase an MN/USA card (good for 1 year) as well as the cost of entry to the tournament. This tournament requires you to sign up online the day before the tournament (8pm cutoff). More information about this tournament can be found on track wrestling here: . Need to click on Events and search for Stewartville.

Any questions about these tournaments, please ask a coach!

ZM finishes 7th overall at Bi-State Classic

Out of 70 teams, the ZM wrestlers finished 7th overall at the Bi-State Classic, which consists of teams from Wisconsin and Minnesota. ZM was the top team from Minnesota, and finished 3rd in the ‘AA’ tier of teams. Individually, we had 8 wrestlers make the podium in brackets of 50-60 wrestlers.

2nd place – Jack Krier

5th place – Gabe Tupper

8th place – Lucas Schiell

10th place – Lucas Williams

10th place – Kaleb Lochner

11th place – Isaiah O’Reilly

11th place – Ryan Lexvold

12th place – Noah Schaefer

Great showing by ZM, and a ton of fun to watch online live!

Day 1 of Bi-State Classic has ZM 4th out of 70 Teams

Day 1 is complete and ZM is in 4th overall place out of 70 teams competing in the Bi-State Classic in La Crosse. ZM is also the top point earning team in the “AA” division.

ZM has 2 wrestlers in the semifinals (Jack Krier and Gabe Tupper) and 7 alive in the consolation bracket (Noah Schaefer, Lucas Williams, Lucas Schiell, Ben Murray, Kaleb Lochner, Isaiah O’Reilly, and Ryan Lexvold).

You can watch the action on Day 2 (12/30) by going to beginning at 9:15am. You can use to get mat assignments for ZM wrestlers as well. (Go to events, enter Bi-state tournament, then click on mat assignments, by team, and select Zumbrota-Mazeppa). That way you know what mat to view on video streaming link above.

Good luck tomorrow Cougars!!

Youth Wrestlers Of The Week: O’Connor, Klepperich, and Liffrig

Christmas week started off with the new wrestlers of the week crowned (or I guess belted). These guys have been giving their best effort in the room and have earned this honor! Congrats boys! The honors were earned by Teddy O’Connor, Oakley Klepperich, and Moxson Liffrig.

Teddy O’Connor
Oakley Klepperich
Moxson Liffrig