They EARNED IT! The Cougars captured their second team state title on Thursday, March 1st with victories over Ottertail Central, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, and Frazee.
The Cougars had 4 wrestlers selected to the All-Tournament Team: Michael Majerus, Sam Nordquist, Caden Steffen, & Jacob Bennett.
Thank you to the Zumbrota-Mazeppa communities who supported us along the way…what an awesome following we had all season and what an amazing sea of blue that filled the stands at the X on Thursday!
The Cougars also had 4 individual placewinners at the state tournament. Caden Steffen won his 2nd consecutive state title at 182 lbs, Jacob Bennett was the runner-up @ 195 lbs, and Michael Majerus (106 lbs) and Hayden Voxland (170 lbs) both placed 6th.
Another very successful season and state tournament! Congratulations, Cougars, for all you earned this year…thanks for the memories!!!
Special thanks and best wishes to our 13 seniors who have all been a part of our program since elementary school…you will be missed!
Eight ZM Cougars will compete in the individual state tournament! The Cougars had 4 Champions and 4 Runners-Up in the Section One Individual Tournament who will compete at the Xcel Energy Center on March 2-3. Congratulations and good luck to all!
Section Champions/State Tournament T-shirts are now available! Shirts will be on sale starting tomorrow. Limited quantities/first come first served! Get yours before they’re gone…let’s fill the Xcel with blue on Thursday!!! GO COUGS!
T-shirts: $15 or 2 for $25; Long sleeves: $20 (please add $2 for 2X-4X)
On sale sites/times:
Monday-Wednesday: During school hours from Bev Prodzinski at the High School
The K-3 team wrestled well today finishing runner-up in a 16 team field in Waseca. The Cougars were able to get past St. Peter, Shakopee, Northfield, while falling just short in the finals to Kasson-Mantorville. Fun day!
The youth wrapped up their regular season practices last week. Thank you parents for getting your children to practices/tournaments, volunteering, and supporting your child through it all. Great memories made this year! We’ll practice Monday and Tuesday this week if they wish to keep scrapping and to get ready for postseason tournaments. The varsity will be introduced to the kids on Monday! State t-shirts will also be available for purchase at practice. More details to follow.
A reminder to 8th grade and under wrestling parents: if your child would like to wrestle in NYWA this year, please sign them up through the link sent to you via e-mail by Tuesday.
Upcoming Events (Feb 26 – Mar 4)
Monday- Youth open mat/team practice 6 PM. Varsity introduced!
Tuesday- Youth open mat/team practice at 6 PM.
Thursday- MSHSL Team Tournament at Xcel Energy Center
Friday/Saturday: MSHSL Individual Tournament at Xcel Energy Center
Sunday: J Robinson Wrestling Classic at Mendota Heights
Congratulations to the varsity wrestlers and coaches for earning a trip to the state tournament! This week is individual sections. Schedule is below.
Our youth wrestlers of the week are Gavin Johnson, Brody Stahosky, and Laiken Copeman. Patrick is in PreK and son of Joel and Shannon. Brody is in 2nd grade and son of Aaron and Anna. Laiken is a 6th grader and son of Tom and Lori. PAW award winners were Cooper Irish and Bo Holst. Great job boys!
Upcoming Events (Feb 20 – Feb 25)
Tuesday- Youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45. Last one!
Thursday- Youth open mat at 6:00.
Friday/Saturday: Individual section tournament at Mayo Civic Center
Sunday: K-3 team in Waseca. MN/USA qualifier in Owatonna.
6 ZM wrestlers made the journey to Monticello this weekend for the Gopher State Nationals tournament to take on some of the best wrestlers in the Midwest and did very well. Owen Lexvold was able to win the championship. Ryan Lexvold earned runner-up honors. Kaleb Lochner battled to a 6th place finish. Ben Murray was 1 win shy of placing in his bracket. Cain Lexvold was 1-2 and Jack Krier unfortunately had to injury default, but will be back at it soon.
The JV took 2nd place in the HVL JV Tournament Saturday in Goodhue. The team scored 193 just behind Kasson-Mantorville’s 213. Coach Stensland said “they wrestled well and (the coaches) are very proud of their improvement over the year.”
Wrestlers in the news: Congrats to Luke Tupper for committing to wrestle for Concordia in Moorhead in 2018-2019! PAW award winners were Kale Johnson, Tadam Kahl, and Ashtin Garcia. Student of the Month winner was Braxton Mehrkens.
Our youth wrestlers of the week are Patrick Fruth, Evan Blanck, Chase Dohrn, and Cain Lexvold. Patrick is in PreK and son of Brian and Kristin. Evan is a kindergartner and son of Brian Blanck. Chase is in 3rd grade and son of Perry and Carrie. Cain is a 4th grader and son of Chris and Lacey.
Upcoming Events (Feb 12 – Feb 18)
Monday- Youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45.
Thursday- Youth open mat at 6:00. High School varsity at home vs winner of St. Charles and WK at 7 PM in Mazeppa.
Saturday- Section 1A semi-finals (11 AM) and finals (1PM) at Mayo Civic Center. Full bracket.