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!




T-shirts are in production and will be available for sale beginning Sunday, February 26th,  first come first serve! Let’s fill the stands with BLUE on Thursday…GO COUGS!

  • ZM Short sleeve =  $15 or 2 for $25
  • ZM Long sleeve = $20 (limited quantities)
  • Mat Rat T-shirts = $15 (available for pick up @ the high school only)

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Shirts will be available during the following times/locations:

      *Sunday, Booster Club Meeting @ Leo’s Sports Bar, 6:30-8:00pm

      *Monday-Wednesday, @ ZMHS from Bev Prodzinski

      *Monday & Tuesday, @ Varsity practice from Avery & Matti

      *Monday, @ Elementary practice from Lacey Lexvold

MN Christmas Tournament Day 2 Results

The Cougars finished 19th of 34 teams in the toughest individual tournament in MN…good job guys, the season is just getting started and our future is bright! Congratulations to Caden Steffen and Jacob Bennett on their 5th place finishes. Additional congrats to Caden for earning his 100th career win!

Caden Steffen 182 lb. 5th place match (Photo courtesy of Post Bulletin)
Jacob Bennett 195 lb. 5th place match (Photo courtesy of Post Bulletin)


Minnesota Christmas Tournament Day 2 Results for Zumbrota-Mazeppa
138 – Hayden Stensland
Cons. Round 3 – Mathias Waskey (Forest Lake) 3-3 won by fall over Hayden Stensland (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 7-5 (Fall 1:57)

152 – Sam Nordquist
Cons. Round 3 – Zach Lee (Kaukauna) 15-4 won by decision over Sam Nordquist (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 7-4 (Dec 6-1)

170 – Hayden Voxland
Cons. Round 3 – Hayden Voxland (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 8-4 won by decision over Gabe Anderson (St. Michael-Albertville) 3-2 (Dec 9-2)
Cons. Round 4 – Zach Chytka (Shakopee) 6-2 won by fall over Hayden Voxland (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 8-4 (Fall 1:56)

182 – Caden Steffen
Quarterfinal – Trey Rogers (Hastings) 6-2 won by decision over Caden Steffen (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 12-2 (Dec 5-1)
Cons. Round 4 – Caden Steffen (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 12-2 won by decision over Garsen Schorr (Kasson-Mantorville) 9-3 (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 5 – Caden Steffen (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 12-2 won by decision over Calvin Sund (Prior Lake) 11-3 (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Semi – Tyler Buesgens (Scott West) 14-1 won by decision over Caden Steffen (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 12-2 (Dec 1-0)
5th Place Match – Caden Steffen (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 12-2 won by decision over Jacob Sigler (Ellsworth) 11-4 (Dec 7-3)

195 – Jacob Bennett
Quarterfinal – Chase Teiken (West Fargo) 10-1 won in sudden victory – 1 over Jacob Bennett (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 12-3 (SV-1 3-1)
Cons. Round 4 – Jacob Bennett (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 12-3 won by decision over John Heilman (Kaukauna) 12-4 (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 5 – Jacob Bennett (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 12-3 won by decision over Jack Westcott (Holmen) 13-4 (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Semi – Griffin Thorn (Owatonna) 8-4 won by decision over Jacob Bennett (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 12-3 (Dec 7-3)
5th Place Match – Jacob Bennett (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 12-3 won by decision over Jim Paulson (Kasson-Mantorville) 10-5 (Dec 5-0)

220 – Jarret Haglund
Cons. Round 3 – Jarret Haglund (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 10-3 won by decision over Kyle Lindenfelser (St. Francis) 3-7 (Dec 6-0)
Cons. Round 4 – Justin Mohlin (Centennial) 5-4 won by decision over Jarret Haglund (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) 10-3 (Dec 7-6)

Glencoe Tourney Team Champions!

The Cougars were dominant in their season debut, placing 1st of 9 teams, with 13 placewinners and 5 individual champions. The Cougars also earned the sportsmanship award. Great job, guys!



GSL/LP Don Hall Invite
1. Zumbrota-Mazeppa 193.0
2. Watertown Mayer- Mayer Luth. 142.0
3. LeSueur-Henderson 130.5
4. Windom-Mountain Lake 110.0
5. Kimball Area 85.0
6. Glencoe – Lester Prairie 60.5
7. Trinity School at River Ridge 41.0
8. Saint Clair-Mankato Loyola 19.0
9. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 14.0