The youth wrestling season officially kicks off tomorrow night! Grades PreK and K start at 5:45 PM in the old wrestling room in Mazeppa. Grades 1st through 3rd at 5:45 PM in the new wrestling room, followed by grades 4th through 6th at 6:45 PM. 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. We welcome parent help during practices. Not registered yet or want more information? E-mail email@example.com.
The youth singlets, warm-ups, and t-shirts are in. PreK-3 should pick them up following their practice, and 4th-6th should pick them up before practice.
Joey Majerus led a preseason youth practice again last Monday. Joey selected Leo Beyer as the Wrestler of the Week. Leo is in 3rd grade and son of Seth and Tracey. Thanks for your help Joey and congratulations Leo!
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.
Upcoming Events (December 11th – 17th)
Monday- Youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45.
Tuesday- High School at Cannon Falls
Thursday- Youth open mat practice at 6:00 PM.
Friday/Saturday- High School at Christmas Tournament
Saturday- Goodhue PreK-6th individual tournament
The varsity kicked off their season Saturday winning the Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie Don Hall Invite. 6 Cougars were crowned champions including Michael Majerus, Sam Nordquist, Hayden Voxland, Caden Steffen, Jacob Bennett, and Jarret Haglund. Full tournament results are available here.
A group of JH/JV wrestlers also competed in Wabasha on Saturday. Isaiah O’Reilly led the way with a 4-0 record.
Upcoming Events: Monday: Youth Preseason Practice led by Joey Majerus at 6PM
Wednesday: Booster Club Meeting at Zumbrota VFW 6:30 PM. Please join us!
Friday: JH/JV/V @ Triton. Byron PreK-6.
Saturday: JH @ Ellsworth. JV/V @ Coon Rapids. Pine Island PreK-6.
Sunday: Rochester Century and Chatfield PreK-6
ZM Wrestling alum Joey Majerus will be the youth guest clinician for a pair of preseason practices. Joey is a 5-time placewinner at the MN State tournament and the career win leader at ZM with over 200 varsity victories. The practices will take place on Mondays, November 27th and December 4th from 6-7 PM in the wrestling room. Grade-level practices start December 11. Learn more about our youth wrestling program.
On Tuesday, November 14th and Monday, November 20th 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!
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 this post!
New to wrestling or looking to try it again? We are offering a free practice on Monday, November 6th at 6:00 PM in the Mazeppa school wrestling room led by high school coach Link Steffen. This practice provides the opportunity to learn more about the sport without any commitment. See this flyer for more details.
Registration is Monday, November 6th at 7:00 PM in Mazeppa school large gym. We’ll cover practice schedule, important dates, opportunity to order singlets, and other essential information. You can get a head start and download the registration form and bring it with you on the 6th.
9 Cougar wrestlers had the privilege to spend an hour with 2 of the best MN wrestlers of all-time, Mark Hall and Brady Berge. Mark and Brady hosted a clinic prior to the InterMat JJ Classic in Rochester on Saturday, October 21. At the clinic were Kaleb Lochner, Owen Lexvold, Gabe Tupper, Cain Lexvold, Luke Krier, Mark Hall (sitting), Jack Krier, Ryan Lexvold, Sam Moore, and Isaac Moore. Competing in the JJ Classic were Michael Majerus and Ethan Kovars.
Monday, Oct. 30: High School Parent-Athlete-Coaches Meeting at 6 PM
Tuesday, Nov. 6: Free wrestling practice at 6 PM. Registration at 7 PM
6 ZM wrestlers took part in the MN/USA Kids-Cadets State Freestyle and Greco Tournaments over the weekend in Monticello. Owen Lexvold was able to claim the championship in both styles at Bantam 75 lbs. Ryan Lexvold earned runner-up in Greco and 4th place in freestyle at Novice 112. Cain Lexvold placed 4th in freestyle and didn’t place in Greco at Intermediate 80. Michael Majerus earned 5th in freestyle, DNP in Greco at Cadet 106. Jack Haglund DNP in Greco at Cadet 195. Congratulations boys!
ZM wrestling was honored to host MN Gopher and NCAA national runner-up Brett Pfarr in Mazeppa to lead 4 practices for the 7-12 graders. Brett was a tremendous clinician and a pleasure to have in the wrestling room. Thank you Brett!
The NYWA State Tournament was held last weekend at the Mayo Civic Center. Jack Krier was able to bring home the gold at 65 pounds for 5th & 6th grade. Sam Moore finished 3rd at 1st & 2nd grade 50. Individuals that also qualified for the state tournament were Owen Lexvold, Brody Lohmann, Gunner Mancilman, Cody Anderson, Isaiah O’Reilly, Lucas Schiell, Nathan Haltom, and Jack Smothers.
The K-6 team went 3-2 finishing 11th out of 32 teams. The team opened the tournament with a win over New London-Spicer, followed by a loss to eventual tournament champion Wayzata. The Cougars bounced back with a win over MAHACA to take 3rd in the 8 team pool. In Pool 3, the Cougars lost a close dual to Bemidji but finished the tournament with a win over Kasson-Mantorville.
The youth wrestling program will celebrate our season with a party on Friday, April 7th at 6 PM at the school. See you there!