Branches and cinder blocks: How Z-M’s Ethan Kovars transformed into one of the state’s best wrestlers

Zumbrota-Mazeppa’s Ethan Kovars constructed a home gym to get ready for the 2021 wrestling season. And boy, the work has paid off. Kovars is off to a fabulous 19-1 start and he’s not planning on slowing down anytime soon.

Ethan Kovars doesn’t believe in making excuses.

So when his local gym got shut down this summer due to the pandemic, the Zumbrota-Mazeppa senior wasn’t fazed.

Kovars decided to construct his own home gym because a lazy offseason is unacceptable to him.

His makeshift gym consisted of a push sled, a heavy tire and a pull-up bar. But that wasn’t good enough. So Kovars found some solid branches and connected them with two 30-pound cinder blocks and called it good. Continue reading at →