The Shakopee Mat Club will once again be participating in the Shakopee Derby Days Parade. The Parade will take place on Sunday, August 3rd at 1:30 pm. The Mat Club will be looking for volunteers to assist with set up and decorating the float beginning at 11:00 am at 1987 Omega Drive (pizza will be provided!). Parade line up will take place at Lions Park at 1:00 pm (1103 Adams Street South). Vehicle parking is available in the Presidential Streets just to the west of Lions Park. All Shakopee club wrestlers are invited to participate in the parade. Participants can either walk along the float passing out candy, roller blade, or ride along on the float. This year’s Derby Days theme is Super Heroes. Wrestlers will be provided with a t-shirt for participating and are encouraged to wear a super hero cape or mask. For information regarding the parade route, please see the Derby Days website at http://www.shakopeederbydays.com/events/parade/
We will have some candy buckets available that day, but if you have a few extra pails or buckets please bring them along. We look forward to seeing you there! Feel free to contact Krista Triplett at (612) 414-1595 with any questions.
Purler Wrestling Camp will be held August 1-3 (Friday 4-9 pm, Saturday 10-4 pm and Sunday 9-noon) at the PLHS Wrestling room. This year's camp is focused on mastering Shots (Set up, Controlling ties, Fakes and Finishes) and Top/Bottom with focus on building position to score. Please see the registration form and send to Kevin O'Neil, 5810 Meadowlark Lane, Prior Lake MN 55372 and contact Kevin at 612-384-8320 for any questions. Thanks
Please congratulate Jack Edberg who is the recipient of the Dollars for Scholars award sponsored by the Shakopee Mat Club.
Coach Neu will be hosting his open gym and clinics for all interested wrestlers:
Wednesday afternoons from 1-3 for clinics
Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 for open gym
Congratulations to the following wrestlers:
Ty Zitzmann 1st Freestyle and Greco
Owen Stuwe 2nd Freestyle and Greco
Kylar Walters 3rd Freestyle and 4th Greco
Ryan Bruckner 5th Freestyle and Greco
Jack Ferguson 2nd in Freestyle
Cody Zitzmann 2nd Freestyle and 4th Greco
Evan Bruckner 3rd Freestyle and 2nd Greco
Alex Lloyd 1st Freestyle and 3rd Greco
Alex Crowe 1st Freestyle and 2nd Greco
Brent Jones 3rd Freestyle and 1st Greco
Tyler Jones 3rd in Greco
Max Crowe 1st Freestyle and Greco (Triple Crown Winner)
Sam Webster 4th Freestyle and 3rd Greco
Congratulations to Cole Sutrick who took 6th place at NYWA tournament in Rochester, April 4-6. Cole took first place at 90 pounds in Districts at Lester Prairie and took first place in Lakeville at Regionals. Congratulations Cole!
Competing against 158 other teams, the Shakopee Mat Club came out on top and won another State championship on March 7-9 at the MN USA wrestling State Tournament in Rochester MN.
State champions include: Seth Bakken, Tyler Jones, Max Crowe, Sam Webster, Tyler Kropiwka, Derek Fagan, and Emmet Wagner.
3rd place: Alex King and Jack Ferguson
4th place: Ty Zitzmann
5th place: Tanner Larson, Fernando Vargas, Evan Bruckner, and Will Kohlof
6th place: Sam Treml and Carson Poshusta
Congratulations to the wrestlers below that attended Gopher State National Tournament on Saturday, February 8th or Sunday, February 9th:
Kylar Walters Pre K-K 50 pounds
Owen Stuwe Pre k- K 40 pounds
Ty Zitzmann 1st-2nd Grade 44 pounds
Cody Zitzmann 3rd-4th Grade 60 pounds
Riley Quern 3rd-4th Grade 80 pounds
Tanner Larson 5th-6th Grade 78 pounds
John Kroll 5th-6th Grade 74 pounds
Sam Treml 5th -6th Grade 95 pounds
Seth Bakken 5th-6th Grade 65 pounds
Connor Raines 5th-6th Grade 90 pounds
Jack Casey 5th -6th Grade 130 pounds
Maxwell Crowe 7th -8th Grade 75 pounds
Tyler Jones 7th-8th Grade 85 pounds
Shakopee Mat Club was recently recognized as one of Minnesota's best wrestling clubs on September 29th at Stonebrooke Golf Club. The Shakopee Mat Club was ranked 2nd in Folkstyle and near the top in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman. In addition, many wrestlers from the club also were recognized for their achievements.
Fantastic article in Forbes Magazine enumerates the many qualities of wrestlers that transfer to the workplace.
The Shakopee Mat Club is responsible for the clean up of 8 parks around Shakopee. Please the brochure and the guidelines for more details.
If interested in volunteering, please contact Lee Triplett or Melissa Quern.