K-6th Team and 11 Individuals Advance to NYWA State

The K-6th team finished 4-1 placing 5th at the NYWA Region 1 Qualifier in Eyota last weekend.  The boys were able to top PEM, Cannon Falls, Faribault, and GMLOS while falling to KM.  11 individuals also advanced to the state tournament.  They are: Jack Krier, Cain,  Owen, and Ryan Lexvold,  Kaleb Lochner, Brody Lohmann, Gunner Mancilman, Ben Murray, Zayne Novek, Lucas Schiell, and Brennan Sheda.  The NYWA State Tournament will be April 5-8 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester.

Five ZM wrestlers competed and one coached at USAW Folkstyle Nationals at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, IA March 29-30.  Junior participants were Michael Majerus at 120#, Tyler Soltau at 160#, Jacob Bennett at 195#, Jarrett Haglund at 220#.  Jack Haglund was a Cadet at 220#.  Caden Steffen was the coach in their corner.  Jack Haglund placed 7th and the rest of the boys fell short of placing.  All wrestled well exhibiting their toughness keeping matches within winning distance and their superb conditioning.  We can very proud on how they represented ZM Wrestling.

Jacob Bennett and Luke Tupper wrestled in Virginia Beach last weekend in the NHSCA High School Nationals.  Luke finished 1-2 and Jacob fell just short of placing.

Upcoming Events (April 2 – 8)

Monday & Tuesday- Youth open mat/team practice and JH/High School open mat at 6 PM
Wednesday- Booster Club Meeting 6:30 at Zumbrota VFW
Thursday- Youth open mat/team practice at 6:30 PM
Thursday-Sunday: NYWA State Tournament

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2018 State Champions Shirt Order

State Champ shirts are now available to order! Click here to submit your order. Deadline is Saturday, March 31 and shirts will be available for pick up the week of April 8th, details tbd.

Thanks for your support of ZM Cougar Wrestling!

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Tyler Soltau and Jack Haglund Place at MN/USA State Tournament

Tyler Soltau and Jack Haglund competed at the MN/USA Cadet & Junior State Folkstyle Tournament in Anoka.   Tyler placed 3rd at 170# as a Junior and Jack 6th at HWT as a Cadet.  Jack was the only 220# entered, so he opted up to HWT and wrestled 4 matches.   Good job by both!

Upcoming Events (Mar 19 – Mar 25)

Monday– Youth open mat/team practice and JH/High School open mat 6 PM.  Freestyle/Greco RTS at RCTC wrestling room, 7 PM.
Tuesday & Thursday– Youth open mat/team practice and JH/High School open mat 6 PM.  Freestyle/Greco via Guerilla Wrestling Club at RCTC wrestling room, 7 PM. $50 for the season.
Friday– NYWA Region Qualifier in Byron for 5th-8th grade.
Saturday– NYWA Region Qualifier in Byron for PreK-4th grade.
Sunday– NYWA Team Region Qualifier in Eyota.  Wrestling starts at 9 AM.

Cody Anderson Places 3rd at MN/USA State Tournament

Over 2 dozen ZM wrestlers were competing somewhere this weekend from the NYWA Qualifiers in Plainview and Hayfield, MN/USA Kids State Folkstyle in Rochester, to the Jaycees Qualifier in Goodhue.  Great to see this level of participation this late in the season, including every one of our 7th grade wrestlers!

Cody Anderson had himself a great MN/USA State tournament, earning a bronze medal.

Freestyle/Greco season is about to start.  Starting Monday, March 12th, MN/USA sponsors a Regional Training Site at RCTC from 7:00PM to 8:30PM for Juniors and Cadets (schoolboys bring a partner).  This is FREE, all you need is a USA card.  There are also a couple other local club opportunities we’ll discuss after the banquet Wednesday.

Upcoming Events (Mar 12 – Mar 18)

Monday- Youth open mat/team practice and JH/High School open mat 6 PM
Wednesday- High School Banquet at 6PM
Thursday- Youth open mat/team practice and JH/HS open mat 6 PM
Friday- NYWA District Qualifier in Austin
Saturday- NYWA District Qualifier in Stewartville.  Junior/Cadet State Folkstyle in Anoka

Cougars Claim 2nd Team Title; 4 Individual Placewinners

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.

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The Cougars had 4 wrestlers selected to the All-Tournament Team: Michael Majerus, Sam Nordquist, Caden Steffen, & Jacob Bennett.

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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!

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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.

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Caden Steffen, State Champ 182 lbs
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Jacob Bennett, Runner-Up 195 lbs
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Michael Majerus, 6th place 106 lbs
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Hayden Voxland, 6th place 170 lbs

 

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!

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Seniors Caden Steffen, Hayden Stensland, Hayden Voxland, Luke Tupper, Jarret Haglund, Sam Nordquist, Spencer DeFrang, Conner Heitman, Luke Dahlen, Mike Vath, and Richard Gehrke. Missing from photo: Fletcher Bengtson & Matt Moreno

8 State Entrants; Section Champ T-shirts Now Available

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!

106  Michael Majerus – 2nd

113 Beau Jurrens – 2nd

126  Mike Vath – 2nd

145 Luke Tupper – 2nd

170  Hayden Voxland – 1st

182  Caden Steffen – 1st

195  Jacob Bennett – 1st

220  Jarret Haglund – 1st

State Tournament Brackets and info can be found here: https://theguillotine.com/2018-high-school-tournament-time/

 

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
  • Monday: Mazeppa Wrestling Room 5pm-7pm
  • Tuesday: Mazeppa Wrestling Room 6pm-7pm

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MN Mat Rats T-shirts are not available @ ZMHS this year but can be purchased during the state tournament. Info can be found here: https://theguillotine.com/minnesotas-mat-rats-t-shirts/         

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K-3 Team Runners-Up in Waseca

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