Youth Registration Tomorrow Night

Registration for Pre-K through 6th grade wrestlers is Monday, November 11th at 6:30 PM in the Mazeppa gym.  The registration form is available here.

At the meeting, we’ll walk through:

  • Coaching and program philosophy
  • Practice, open mat, scrimmage, and tournament schedules
  • Opportunity to order singlets and warm ups (not a must)
  • New web site
  • Kwik Trip family accounts (earn money to cover wrestling expenses!)

And we’ll serve cookies and juice so parents, wrestlers, and coaches can get to know each
other.  See you tomorrow!

ZM Preseason National Results and Pix!


Congratulations to the following wrestlers for competing at the Preseason Nationals in Iowa this past weekend!

Back row from left to right in Photo:
Name Record
Cody Heitman (1-2)
Joey Majerus (Did not wrestle)
Jacob Bennett (2-2)
Devin Manzy (0-2)
Caden Steffen (3-1)
Chase Steffen (Did not wrestle)

Front row from left to right:
Tyler Sotau (1-2)
Ryan Lexvold (0-2)
Micheal Majerus (2-2)
Hayden Stensland (3-2)
Spencer Defrang (2-2)

Nice job boys…ZM wrestling fans/parents are very proud of you! Your hard work will be rewarded! It’s amazing the guys who attend these tournaments and put in extra time end up wrestling in state tournaments and winning championships….keep up the good work!


Free ZM Elementary night a huge success!!

We had 26 pre-k through 5th grade wrestlers show up to give wrestling a try last night! Our new wrestling room served perfectly to host this event! The parents were able to stand/sit behind the wall while coaches and wrestlers wrestled on the mats! It was a great night for ZM wrestling!

Thank you to the following for their help last evening:
Josie Bannitt
Justin Lowrie
Chris Lexvold
Tony Stensland
Mark Krier
Chase Steffen
Hunter Prodzinski
Cody Heitman
Seth Beyer


REMINDER – Free Elementary wrestling tonight! 6:30-7:30

zm YouthWrestlingFlier – final draftPlease encourage any elementary aged kid to give wrestling a try! This night is designated to those kids who never wrestled or quit wrestling and want to try it again. Our goal is to present a comfortable and nonintimidating environment to these first timers!


Preseason nationals Info! Table workers and clinics..

Preseason Nationals tournament information! We have 8 signed up already!!!
All info is at adress below
-If you are interested in attending or need a ride contact Tony Stensland at:
Hurry as space is limited! If you have already signed up you are good to go!

Below is from Brian Keck about table workers (tournament director for Preseason Nationals)
WE NEED TABLE WORKERS. We pay you $40 if you work the entire day. You will also receive free admission into the tournament, a free T-shirt and access to the hospitality room all day. (Pizza, Subs, hot dogs and drinks)If you are interested, please email me which day you would like to work, your full name, email address and phone number. Please indicate that you would like to work a table.
Contact brian at:

Below are two clinics being offered at Preseason Nationals. Great opportunities and cheap from Ken Chertow!!
Dear Wrestlers, Coaches and Parents,
U.S.A. Olympian Ken Chertow will be conducting two unique clinics in conjunction with the USAW Cliff Keen Preseason Nationals at the UNI Dome. This is a great way to make your trip to our event even more beneficial. Ken Chertow is a 3x NCAA All-American and 3x Academic All-American for Penn State and his Gold Medal Training Camp System is recognized as one of the finest in the nation.
We realize that youth and middle school will be competing Sunday so techniques covered will be low impact and the clinics will be designed to improve your performance while not wearing you out. Teens will be done competing so this is a tremendous opportunity to add important techniques and skills to your repertoire.
ALL ages are welcome at both clinics. Fee is just $20 or $30 for both. Parents and coaches are welcome FREE at our Chertow Gold Medal Clinics and you are welcome to videotape. All participants will receive a free poster and Coach Chertow will be available after the clinic to sign posters and visit Saturday night and Sunday morning following the clinics.
8:00 – 9:00pm
This clinic with Coach Chertow will begin after the youth weigh-ins conclude and the teenagers’ competition is winding down or over. Focus will be on skill development for both teens and youth, as well as preparing youth for Sunday’s tourney. We will not wear you down prior to competing. On the contrary, we will help youth prepare for Sunday’s big event, while helping teens add important techniques that will help them throughout this season and career. Focus will be on mat wrestling and counter attack takedowns and turns. We will go easy on your legs. Topics covered will include: tilt series, scoring from bottom, Ninja roll, Snake and Twister Series.
7:30 – 8:30am
Whether you are a teen looking to diversify your arsenal or a youth looking to be well prepared to excel Sunday, this clinic is for you! The focus will be on High Percentage Takedowns. Multiple series and combinations will be covered including: Slide By, Pull By, Throw By, Arm Drag, Duck Unders, Chain Wrestling, and Misdirection Attacks.
Your first match of the day is often the toughest one to get warmed up for, so this eliminates this challenge for youth, while providing teens with a great technique clinic.
Enrollment is limited. To reserve your spot in one or ideally both clinics, e-mail with your name, weight, and postal address. You can pay on site at weigh-ins. We will give a FREE Chertow Instructional DVD to the first 10 wrestlers pre-registered. We will also put everyone’s name in a prize drawing for FREE DVDs, BOOKS, Advocare Products, and more prizes including a $100 discount on our Weekend Warrior Camp in Wisconsin November 15-17

REMINDER: ZM Elementary free wrestling

zm YouthWrestlingFlier – final draft

Please encourage any elementary aged kid to give wrestling a try! This night is designated to those kids who never wrestled or quit wrestling and want to try it again. Our goal is to present a comfortable and nonintimidating environment to these first timers!