Youth Practice Starts Monday; First High School Dual Tuesday

The youth wrestling season officially kicks off tomorrow night!  Grades PreK and K start at 5:45 PM in the junior high wrestling room in Mazeppa.  Grades 1st through 3rd at 5:45 PM in the high school wrestling room, followed by grades 4th through 6th at 6:45 PM.  Arrive a few minutes early because we start on time.  A reminder that their fingernails should be trimmed and to carry in the shoes they will wear during practice.  Please wear shorts and t-shirts without buttons or zippers.  Parents should also wear clean shoes in the wrestling rooms.  We welcome parent help during practices.  Not registered yet or want more information?  E-mail chris.lexold@gmail.com.

A reminder if your child earns Wrestler of the Week to please return the belt the following week so we can recognize the next winner.  Congrats to Gavin Johnson for earning a PAW (Practice kindness, Act with respect, Working to do your best) award at the primary school!  Gavin is a kindergartner and son of Joel and Shannon Johnson.

Upcoming Events (December 2nd-8th)

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45
Tuesday- High School at Cannon Falls
Wednesday- Booster Club meeting at Mazeppa Liquor Store at 6:30 PM
Thursday- Youth open mat practice at 6:00 PM
Saturday- V/JV at GSL.  JH at WK.

A great list of youth tournaments can be found at: https://theguillotine.com/open-tournament-calendar/

Youth Wrestling Physical Fitness Nights; Technique Session by Cody Heitman

On Monday, November 18th and Monday, November 25th from 6- 7:00 PM, ZM Youth Wrestling will be hosting free Physical Fitness Nights open to any Pre-K thru 6th grade student.  The action will take place in the Mazeppa school wrestling room.  Fun activities are planned to help with strength, speed, agility, and endurance.  Wear a t-shirt, gym shorts, and clean tennis or wrestling shoes.  There is no cost and no experience necessary.  Join your friends and come make new ones!

Cody Heitman will be running a technique session for our youth on Thursday, November 21st at 6 PM in the wrestling room.  A year or two of experience is recommended for the technique session.  Cody is a former Cougar and SMSU Mustang wrestler.

To learn more about our youth program, visit https://zmwrestling.com/youth/

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Upcoming Events:
Monday: Youth Physical Fitness 6 PM.  High School practice begins.
Thursday: Cody Heitman technique session for youth.  6PM
Saturday: ZM Wrestling clothing store closes

Order ZM Youth Wrestling Apparel by Friday, Nov 8th at Midnight

The on-line store to order youth singlets, warm-up jackets/pants, fight shorts, or competition shirt will close Friday night, November 8.  The warm-up jackets, pants, and shorts are great for adults too.  If you order the warm-up jacket AND and a pair of pants, you can get $15 off the pair.  To do so, use code “ZM SET”.  Note ONLY use this code if you buy the jacket and pant pair. As a group we need to order a minimum of 12 of each item. Contact Chris Lexvold if you want to try on a singlet before ordering.
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The on-line store for youth sweatshirts and t-shirts will close Friday night. Registered wrestlers receive a free t-shirt, but if you’d like to order more for the family feel free to do so. Ladies sweatshirts are also available.
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Free Youth Wrestling Clinic and Registration Monday, November 4

The youth wrestling season (PreK-6th grade) will be starting soon and we’d like you to join us!  We hope to relay this information to as many ZM parents and youth as we can.  Please help us out by sharing!

New to wrestling or looking to try it again?  We are offering a free clinic on Monday, November 4th at 6:00 PM in the Mazeppa school wrestling room.  This practice provides the opportunity to learn more about the sport without any commitment.  See this flyer for more details.

Registration is Monday, November 4th at 7:00 PM in Mazeppa school large gym.  We’ll cover practice schedule, important dates, opportunity to try on singlets, and other essential information.  You can get a head start and download the registration form and bring it with you on the 4th.

Don’t forget to bring your unwanted wrestling gear to registration.  Be sure to mark it with your name and asking price.

Questions? E-mail Chris Lexvold- chris.lexvold@gmail.com

Upcoming Events
-Monday, Nov. 4: Free youth wrestling clinic at 6 PM in Mazeppa.  Youth registration at 7 PM.
-Wednesday, Nov 6: Booster Club Meeting. 6:30 Zumbrota VFW

Youth 5002 Club Starts Monday

Can you hear that, brother?  It’s the sound of all the little Cougar-maniacs getting ready for the 5002 Club.  Take your vitamins, say your prayers, do the 5002 Club, and you will never go wrong.  Start building your own 24-inch pythons!

Whatcha gonna do, when Cougar-mania runs wild on you!

Download the 2019 5002 Club details and calendar here.

Reminder to please RSVP to youth pool party by Thursday, July 18th.  Check your e-mail for RSVP link.  Pool party is Thursday, July 25 at 7:15 pm.

Maxwell Ramer NYWA State Champ! 7 More Reach Podium

Another great weekend for ZM Wrestling!  8 wrestlers placed individually at the NYWA State Tournament, and both the K-6th and 7-8th grade teams went 2-3 being competitive in all their duals.  Individual results were:

  • Maxwell Ramer, State Champ, 3rd & 4th 85#.  Also named Outstanding Wrestler for 3rd & 4th grade.
  • Samuel Moore, 3rd place, 3rd & 4th 60#
  • Owen Lexvold, 3rd place, 3rd & 4th 90#
  • Carl Murray, 4th place, 3rd & 4th 65#
  • Jacob Matthees, 5th place, Kindergarten 60#
  • Wilson Nordquist, 6th place, 5th & 6th 115#
  • Myles Ramer, 6th place, 7th & 8th 85#
  • Lucas Schiell, 6th place, 7th & 8th 105#

The youth wrestling program will celebrate our season with a party on Friday, April 12th at 6 PM at the school.  See you there!

Upcoming Events

Friday: Youth end of year party.
Saturday: GR/FS tournament in Cannon Falls.
Wednesday, Apr 17: Freestyle/Greco Practice.  K-6 5:30 to 6:30, 7-12 6:30 to 7:30

2 Teams and 14 Individuals Advance to NYWA State

The K-6th and 7-8th grade teams both qualified for the NYWA State Tournament.  The K-6th team finished 4-1 placing 5th at the NYWA Region 1 Qualifier in Eyota last weekend.  The boys were able to top GMLOS, Dover-Eyota, Caledonia, and Westfield while falling to Northfield.  14 individuals also advanced to the state tournament.  They are: Ben Murray, Brody Lohmann, Carl Murray, Isaiah O’Reilly, Jack Krier, Jacob Matthees, Lucas Schiell, Maxwell Ramer, Myles Ramer, Owen Lexvold, Ryan Stimets, Samuel Moore, Tanner Finstuen, and Wilson Nordquist.  The NYWA State Tournament will be April 4-7 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.

Upcoming Events (April 1 – 7)

Monday & Tuesday- Youth open mat/team practice at 6 PM
Thursday- Youth open mat/team practice at 6:30 PM
Thursday-Sunday: NYWA State Tournament