Alumni Night This Friday; Finstuen, Matthees, Rolland Youth WOTW

Come help celebrate 35 years of  ZM Wrestling at Alumni Night this Friday in Mazeppa!  The Cougars are squaring off against Lake City with JV starting at 6 PM.  A social at Leo’s Sports Bar to follow after the varsity match.

Our youth Wrestlers of the Week were Ryan Finstuen, Jacob Matthees, and Aidan Rolland.  Ryan is in kindergarten and son of Josh and Jodie.  Jacob is a 1st grader, son of Jeff and Michelle.  Aidan is in 5th grade son of Richard and Heather.


Youth parents- please check your emails for details of the scrimmage on Friday and tournament Saturday, December 28.

Upcoming Events

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.
Thursday- Youth open mat practice. 6 PM
Friday- Lake City at home.  Alumni Night.  Youth scrimmage.
Saturday- JV @ Northfield

Cougars Win GSL Invite; Nix, Clemenson, Rasmussen Wrestlers of the Week

The varsity captured the GSL/LP Don Hall Invite title on Saturday. Leading the Cougars with individual championships where Lucas Schiell, Beau Jurrens, and Gabe Tupper. Full results here.  The Cougars also earned 2 dual wins on Tuesday against Mahtomedi and Cannon Falls.  They are back in action Tuesday in Mazeppa against Kenyon-Wanamingo.


The youth Wrestlers of the Week are Garrison Nix, Grant Clemenson, and Cooper Rasmussen.  Garrison is in kindergarten and son of Kendra Klump.  Grant is a 2nd grader, son of Brian and Tiffany.  Cooper is in 4th grade son of Quinn and Amber.  PAW award winners in the primary school were Isaac Monjaraz, Talon Post, and Grant Clemenson.  Congrats boys!


The 2019 5002 Club members will be introduced on Tuesday after the JV dual.  19 youth wrestlers completed a total of 5002 push-ups, sit-ups, and burpees between July and November.  Outstanding effort and commitment!

Youth sign-up sheets for the intra-squad scrimmage will be in the wrestling rooms the next two weeks.  The scrimmage will be held Friday, December 20th at 5:30 in the Mazeppa gym.  We’ll wrestle alongside the JV that night.  This is a GREAT opportunity to get some matches in for all experience levels.  Ask your coaches if you have any questions.

Save the date!  The youth will be taking a bus to the Plainview wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 28th.  The wrestler’s entry fees and bus will be covered by the ZM Wrestling Booster Club.

Upcoming Events

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45
Tuesday- High school vs KW in Mazeppa. 5002 Club introduced at 6:30
Thursday- Youth open mat practice
Saturday- JH @ Ellsworth. JV/V @ Plainview.  Youth individual tournament in Goodhue.

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/

Want to create your own holiday cards?  Or get a headstart on graduation invitations?  GBC Fundraising, the company we sell our community calendars through, also makes it to easy to create your own custom cards and support ZM Wrestling.  Learn more here.

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.
Shop Now: https://rebylonline.com/zumbrota_mazeppa_youth_wrestlin/shop/home
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.