Zumbrota-Mazeppa Varsity and JV teams opened up the weekend in Glencoe at the GSL/LP Don Hall Invite. The varsity competed against 11 teams, earning 4th place in team points. All of the brackets and results can be found on trackwrestling.com.
To summarize here are the team results:
Jackson County Central
New Ulm Area
Saint Claire Mankato Loyola
Individual ZM Place Winners:
2nd Place 120 – Jack Krier 132 – Lucas Schiell 138 – Ben Murray
3rd Place 113 – Lucas Williams 145 – Kaleb Lochner 160 – Isaiah O’Reilly 170 – Gabe Tupper
5th Place 126 – Ryan Stimets 182 – Ryan Lexvold
6th Place 152 – Mason Goodman
Ben Murray hit a milestone this weekend with his 50th career varsity victory! Congrats Ben! Looking forward to the next 50!
Junior High and remaining JV traveled to Wabasha to take on 8 other teams from the area. There were 25+ wrestlers from ZM attending this tournament.
Finally, we had 4 youth wrestlers wrestling preseason in Rochester for the YellowJacket Nationals. Jaxon Liffrig (3rd) and Owen Lexvold (4th) reached the podium. Lincoln Toombs (1-2) and Jake Moran (2-2) just missed the podium. But, looking at the pictures, they had a great time.
The 2019-2020 season begins next week and the ZM Wrestling Online Store is now open! The store closes November 23rd and clothing will be available for pick up the week of Dec 16th. Please email Jen with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Six former Cougar wrestlers will be competing collegiately this 2019-2020 season.
Luke Dahlen, Jarret Haglund, Caden Steffen, and Hayden Voxland are all in their second year of college competition. Sam Nordquist and Tyler Soltau are starting their rookie seasons. Best of luck to all these young men this year! You guys continue to make the ZM community proud!
Luke Dahlen & Jarret Haglund: Augustana University – Sioux Falls, SD
Tyler Soltau & Hayden Voxland: Southwest Minnesota State University – Marshall, MN
Sam Nordquist: Minnesota State University – Mankato, MN
Caden Steffen: University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
And speaking of alumni…be sure to mark your calendars for ZM Wrestling Alumni Night which will be held on Friday, December 20 at our home dual in Mazeppa vs Lake City! More details to come soon, but please start spreading the word to your former teammates. We look forward to seeing lots of former Cougars that night!
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.
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.
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)
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.