A - Cougars become the top of the class

Zumbrota-Mazeppa surprised even itself in 2015 by reaching the Class 1A state wrestling finals before falling 31-30 to Minneota in the finals.

It took two years to return to the state championship. And this time, the Cougars weren't just happy to be there. They were fully prepared to leave the Xcel Energy Center as 1A's best.