Zimmerman wrestling

The Zimmerman wrestlers had one champion, Mitch Robinson, and two runners-up, and placed sixth among 10 teams at the Mora Invitational on Saturday. Robinson (10-0) had three first-period pins 195, including one against Justi Lehtola  of Annandale in 1:45 in the finals. Hunter Smith (8-3) placed second at 132 pounds, losing to Waconia’s Jacob Steinbauer [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder had their first dual meets of the season and won two of three in a quad at home Friday, Dec. 21. The Thunder lost to Litchfield 51-21, then defeated Albany 42-24 and Princeton  44-28. “Princeton, that was an upset win for us,” said coach Pat Burch. “We had a coupe kids who [...]

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The Zimmerman wrestlers had three champions and two runners-up in a 10-team tournament at East Ridge on Saturday against mostly 3A teams. The Thunder finished fourth, with Eagan, East Rdge and Rochester Century ahead of them. Thunder senior Mitch Robinson was 195-pound champ, pinning Eagan senior Kevin Martinez in the finals in 1:24. ZHS sophomore [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor When Mitch Robinson was little, he was enamored with WWE, especially a masked, hydrant-shaped ruffian named Rey Mysterio. “That’s what I wanted to do, jump off tables and chairs and things like that,” said Robinson. When he took up wrestling at age 7, he found it wasn’t much like the [...]

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A championship by Mitch Robinson was the highlight for Zimmerman as the Thunder placed eighth in the 12-team Fridley Invitational on Saturday. The Thunder also had a runner-up, Hunter Smith, and third-place finishes by Trentin Miless and Austin May in their season-opener. Robinson, 195-pound senior, opened the season with his 100th career win, beating Conner [...]

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THUNDER BASKETBALL BOYS Team record – 10-1 conference, 23-5 overall All-conference – Caleb Lunning (sr G), Nate Christensen (sr F), Kyle Connelly (sr G), Jake Wilson (jr F) … Honorable mention: Corey Foyt (sr G), Ethan Lunning (sr F) Team awards – MVP: Caleb Lunning … Hardest worker: C.Lunning … Most improved: Connelly Stat leaders [...]

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Mitch Robinson and Huner Smith of Zimmerman reached the semifinals of Section 5AA competition on Friday at Annandale. Smith, sophomore at 126, faces Litchfield’s Tyler Jones on Saturday. Robinson, No. 7 ranked junior at 182,  faces Dassel-Cokato’s No. 6 ranked Andrew Maddson, after winning once on Friday. Chase Rosby (132) and Austin May (145) lost [...]

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Nine teams competed Saturday in the  Zimmerman Invitational wrestling tournament, with Grand Rapids winning the title and the host team finishing last. Grand Rapids scored 195.5, followed by Rockford 187,Glencoe-Silver Lake 170,  Princeton 157, Pine Island 154, East Ridge 126, Robbinsdale Cooper 46, and Zimmerman 37.5. Zimmerman had six entrants, with eight weights left open. [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Zach Stepan of Zimmerman won twice at the state tournament on Friday to reach the Class AA semifinals at 125 pounds.   Meanwhile, Holton Lubinski of Elk River won his first-round match and lost in the second round in Class AA.   Three other Zimmerman wrestlers and one Rogers entrant [...]

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