Krier, Schiell, Lochner, Tupper punch their ticket to state!

The section 1AA tournament wrapped up today with 4 Cougars earning a trip to the state championships! Jack Krier won the Section 1AA championship, while Lucas Schiell, Kaleb Lochner, and Gabe Tupper each finished 2nd place in their bracket to represent ZM at the state tournament. Can’t wait to cheer ya guys on!!

Other Cougar place winners are:

3rd place: Noah Schaefer, Laiken Copeman, Ryan Lexvold

4th place: Ben Murray, Cody Anderson

5th place: Isaiah O`Reilly, Dalton Hall

6th place: Lucas Williams, Mason Goodman

These guys all earned some pizza!

ZM finishes 2nd place in Section 1AA

In the first year that ZM has been bumped up to class AA, ZM finished in 2nd place behind Kasson Mantorville in Section 1AA.

On Thursday night, ZM hosted Cannon falls in 2nd round action and defeated the Bombers 51-18 to advance to Saturday’s semifinals in Rochester. In their semifinal, ZM beat traditional powerhouse Albert Lea 40-23 to advance to the championship match vs Kasson Mantorville.

The #2 ranked Komets topped ZM by a final of 51-16 to round out the last dual of the season for ZM. ZM will wrestle on Feb 25 and 26th in the Mayo Civic Center for individual state trips. Good luck!!

Section 1AA Runner’s up!!

Pictures from Thursday’s match vs Cannon Falls.

ZM K-6 Earn 2nd Place at Byron Challenge.

The ZM youth team finished 2nd place out of the 10 teams competing in the Byron Challenge on Sunday. The ZM team was led by Jaxon Liffrig and Owen Lexvold as they won their brackets in the challenge.

ZM Youth completing in the Byron Challenge

Team scores:

Zumbrota Mazeppa216
Kasson Mantorville193
Apple Valley164
Albert Lea94

Individual Place Winners were:

1st Place: Jaxon Liffrig, Owen Lexvold

2nd place: Levi Matthees, Brody Lohmann

3rd place: Jonah Karow, Bryce Gerdes, Kason Hill

4th place: Mason Haugen, Elih Schaefer, Lincoln Toombs, Jacob Matthees, Jacob Moran

5th place: Jaxon Riggs, Tanner Poncelet, Braylen DeFrang, Gabe O’Connor

ZM JV wins the end of season HVL Tournament

The ZM JV team won the end of season HVL tournament held in Kasson on Saturday. The future continues to look bright!

Here is a link to pictures from this tournament:

ZM JV wins HVL tournament

Team scores :

Zumbrota Mazeppa298
Kasson Mantorville251
Pine Island130
Lake City122.5
Cannon Falls9

Individual place winners:

1st place: Carl Murray, Jent Beyer, Keagan Haugen, Myles Ramer, Gunner Mancilman, Laiken Copeman

2nd place: Sam Moore, Chase Dohrn, Colby Dohrn, Max Ramer, Tanner Finstuen, Cain Lexvold, Tucker Buck

3rd place: Aiden Majerus, Zayne Novak, Wilson Nordquist, Logan Jacobs, Alex McKinney

Youth update: ZM youth take 3rd place in Pine Island; Radtke, West, Piva wrestlers of the week.

The ZM Youth wrestling went 3-1 today and finished 3rd overall at the Pine Island Youth Dual Tournament. ZM beat Caledonia, Albert Lea, and New Prague while they lost to Kasson Mantorville. They had support from members of the varsity wrestling team to come down to Pine Island to cheer them on! Thanks for coming down and giving support!

The youth wrestlers of the week are Benton Radtke, Remington West, and Odin Piva. Congrats guys!!

Benton Radtke
Remington West
Odin Piva

ZM Varsity Concludes 3-Days of Intense Wrestling

ZM varsity wrestling team had quite a stretch of wrestling on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Kasson-Mantorville vs ZM Thursday night dual

On Thursday night, ZM took on the #2 AA ranked Kasson-Mantorville Comets. The atmosphere was awesome, as KM looked to avenge their HVL conference loss to ZM last year. ZM started out the night racing to 24-3 lead, but then hit the heart of the KM lineup featuring 3 #1 ranked wresters, a #2, and a #4. When the dust settled, KM took the dual 40-24.

Pictures in this environment were challenging with the spotlight hitting only the wrestling ring, but here is the album:

North Branch Invitational

On Friday night, ZM traveled to North Branch Invite that featured the number 1 ranked Simley Spartans. Here are the ZM wrestlers who made the podium at the North Branch invite:

1st Place: Ryan Stimets, Mason Goodman, Gabe Tupper

2nd Place: Lucas Williams, Jack Krier, Lucas Schiell, Kaleb Lochner

3rd Place: Noah Schaefer,Ben Murray, Ryan Lexvold, Wyatt Mulder

4th Place: Keagen Haugen, MilesRamer, Isaiah O’Reilly, Cody Anderson

For the team standings, ZM finished in 2nd place.

#1 AASimley267.5
Milaca-Faith Christian129
Rush City-Braham81
North Branch76.5
St. Paul Washington Technology Magnet53
St. Paul Como Park24
Standings from the North Branch Invite on Friday night

Saturday at the Orono Invite

Finally, ZM concluded their three day gauntlet on Saturday at the hardest one of all, the Orono Invite. This tournament featured some of the best AAA and AA teams in the state. ZM finished 3rd overall in this tournament.

#1AAASaint Michael-Albertville265
Scott West152
#7AANew Prague135.5
Grand Rapids65
Eden Prairie29
Bloomington Kennedy23
Benilde-St. Margaret`s7.5
Columbia Heights3.5
Minneapolis Washburn3

Individual podium placers from Orono Invite

2nd Place: Kaleb Lochner, Gabe Tupper

3rd Place: Lucas Williams

4th Place: Isaiah O’Reilly, Ryan Lexvold

5th Place: Noah Schaefer, Jack Krier

6th Place: Ben Murray, Wyatt Mulder, Tucker Buck