The Zumbrota-Mazeppa Cougars defeated the top seed, number one ranked team from Maple Lake 4-1 Friday to repeat as Class 2A State Champions.
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.