Cougars go 4-0, Two meet milestones

After a nearly two-week break from competition following The Clash, the Cougars were back in action this weekend going undefeated in 4 duals.

We had a full house in Mazeppa for the HVL show-down vs. Goodhue on Friday night! The Cougars had a big win over the Wildcats, winning 35-15.

On Saturday the Cougs traveled west to Wabasso and went 3-0 on the day with wins over Minneota (45-15), ACGC (53-6), and Wabasso-Red Rock Central (43-16).

Two Cougars earned milestone victories as well…Congratulations to Caden Steffen on career win #150 and Spencer Defrang on career win #100!


Youth Team Finishes 4-1; Poncelet, Ryan, and Mancilman WOTW

The youth team competed in Cannon Falls today going 4-1. The wrestlers were able to top Lakeville, Shakopee, St. Michael-Albertville, and Caledonia while falling to Hastings. Great start to our dual meet season!

Our youth wrestlers of the week are Tanner Poncelet, James Ryan, and Gunner Mancilman. Tanner is in PreK and son of PJ and Chalsie. James is in kindergarten and son of Jason and Christina. Gunner is in 4th grade and son of John and Becky. James and Gunner both had the chance to represent the team in Cannon Falls and had some big wins!

Upcoming Events (Jan 8 – 14)

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45. Be sure to sign up for the scrimmage on Thursday if interested.
Thursday- Youth intrasquad scrimmage at 5:30 in Mazeppa.  JV/V at home vs. Goodhue. Parent Night.
Friday- Youth individual tournament in Dodge Center.
Saturday- Youth individual tournaments in Eyota. High School at Wabasso.
Sunday: Youth Bring-One-Bring-All team tournament in Farmington.

Mahoney, Postma, Olson are WOTW

Our youth wrestlers of the week are Mason Mahoney, Erik Postma, and Mitchell Olson.  Mason is in kindergarten and son of Michael and Amber.  Erik is a 1st grader, son of Chris and Carla.  Mitchell is in 4th grade and son to Mike and Joey.  Keep up the good work!


Youth parents and wrestlers:  We will be having an intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday, January 11th while the JV wrestles Goodhue.  You can sign your wrestler up on the sheets in or near the wrestling rooms.  Additional details will be available at practice.

Wrestlers who made the News-Record for their work inside the classroom include PAW Award winners Cooper Irish, Tayte Lexvold, and Soren Scharnweber.  Students of the Month Avery Steffen (manager) and Brody Lohmann.  Finally, Hayden Voxland earned the Triple A Award.  Congrats all!

Upcoming Events (Jan 2 – 7)

Tuesday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.
Wednesday- Booster Club meeting 6:30 at WD’s.  Please join us!
Thursday- Youth open mat at 6:00.
Saturday- Junior High in Stewartville
Sunday: Youth team tournament in Cannon Falls.

Garcia, Lexvold, and Nordquist are WOTW

It was a busy weekend for ZM Wrestling.  The varsity competed in the tough Minnesota Christmas Tournament finishing 17th out of 39 teams.  Caden Steffen (2nd), Michael Majerus (5th), Jacob Bennett (5th), and Jarrett Haglund (6th) all reached the podium.  The JH/JV got up extra early and traveled to Caledonia on Saturday.  Several wrestlers were able to earn the top prize in their bracket.  18 youth wrestlers competed in Goodhue on Saturday.  Coach Lexvold was very impressed with the toughness and performance of our little wrestlers in the first tournament of the year for many.

Thursday, December 21 will be the Cougars first home dual meet in Mazeppa against Lake City.  The 5002 Club will be recognized between the JV and varsity duals.  The ZM Wrestling Booster Club is looking for volunteers to work concessions during our home high school matches.  If you can lend a hand, please sign-up here.  We need 1 more volunteer for Thursday night.  Thanks in advance!

Youth parents- a reminder to pick up your t-shirts, singlets, and/or warm-ups at practice Monday if you didn’t last week.

Our week #1 youth Wrestlers of the Week (WOTW) are Austin Garcia, Tayte Lexvold, and Wilson Nordquist.  Austin is a kindergartner and son of Antonio and Amber.  Tayte is in 2nd grade, son of Craig and Diane.  Wilson is in 5th grade, son  of Luke and Pattie.

Wrestlers who made the News-Record this week for their work inside the classroom include: Colton Stevenson (Student of the Month), Creston Grobe (PAW Award), and Jacoby Brown (PAW Award).

Finally, Sammy Moore was in the latest edition of USA Wrestler magazine in the Photo Contest.  Congrats to all our wrestlers!

Upcoming Events (December 18th – 24th)

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.
Thursday- Youth open mat practice at 6:00 PM.  LC @ Home.  5002 Club introduced.

Youth Practice Starts Monday

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

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

Varsity Wins GSL Invite; Isaac More Youth Wrestler of Week

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.

Isaac Moore was named the Wrestler of the Week in the first youth preseason practice led by Joey Majerus.

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