Jack Krier is in the semi’s (2-0), while Kaleb Lochner and Gabe Tupper (both 2-1) are still alive in consolation bracket. Lots of tough wrestling going on! Keep it going guys!!
Jack Krier, Kaleb Lochner, and Gabe Tupper all won their first matches and move to the quarterfinals. Lucas Schiell lost a decision in the first round, but is still alive in the consolations….keep it rolling guys!!!
The ZM K-3 wrestlers competed in Waseca today and finished 11th overall. The young grapplers beat teams from Pine Island, St James, and Shakopee and lost to Owatonna, Northfield and Wayzata. Keep up the good work!
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!
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!!
Pictures from Thursday’s match vs Cannon Falls. https://photos.app.goo.gl/eY7vQCyDQsB8S8vY6
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
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
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: https://photos.app.goo.gl/NTCeSPmiExpRYcKj7
Team scores :
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
On Thursday, ZM varsity lost a close dual at Goodhue. The atmosphere was electric as the dual went back and forth all night. Here is a link to pictures from the night. https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZnX7U5TJxDbJHer49
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!!
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: https://photos.app.goo.gl/JVQZ8AGfNM4YA1jJ9
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.
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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.
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