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28 for 28 Stories: A 2016-2017 Season Primer (Still Helpful Today!)

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In our lead-up to the big day, we will post 28 articles (one for each day -- although they may not be published each day) as a primer for this season. It is my intention (the webmaster speaking, here) to educate as many as I can about what I know and what I've learned so that you can have the richest experience of the 2016-2017 IHSA Wrestling season. 28 days = 4 weeks.
 

 

Tuesday night lights: Huskies begin second second season
OPRF and Glenbard North to lock paws, winner advances to team state's elite eight · 02/19/2019

       

Glenbard North stands in the way of another trip to Bloomington.

 
One of the great joys and layers of high school wrestling happens to be the fact that it is both an individual and team sport. The last three weeks were focused on the individual grappler. In this week, the qualified teams per class pivot their attention to the team unit. Sixteen Class 3A high school squads have won their respective Regional on February 2, and each unit has the chance to advance to battle among the final eight this coming Saturday at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.

Before Saturday comes Tuesday. On Tuesday, February 19, the Huskies will travel to DeKalb High School to square off against the Glenbard North Panthers. The winner of the 14-bout dual will be finished for the night, as only one round of Tuesday duals is slated across the state. The admission at DeKalb is only $5, and the action is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM.

This is the final week of the 2018-2019 IHSA Wrestling Season, so there's no holding back! Come out if you can! If you're curious about video, I do not see any video options online. No matter, come out and see it with your own eyes!

Prices | For Dual Team State, Team Sectional costs $5.00 for the event.

Times | Dual Team Sectional Session: 6:00 PM (Tuesday).

DeKalb H.S. address | IHSA Dual Team Sectional (Feb 19) | 501 W. Dresser Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115 | Map

 

Links #1 | IHSA Wrestling | IHSA Wrestling Quick Facts | 3A Assignments | 3A Time Sked | Series Overview

Links #2 | Manual: State-Series-Terms-and-Conditions | Manual: Schools-and-Managers | Rankings

Brackets | IHSA Class 3A Dual Team Bracket

TrackWrestling | Lane Regional | Conant Sectional | Individual State | DeKalb Team Sectional | Team State

I.N., R.E.L.E.N.T.L.E.S.S., P.U.R.S.U.I.T!

 

 

Electric Eddie, et al.: OPRF earns title, six total medals downstate
 Eddie Bolivar wins; Nico Bolivar, Josh Ogunsanya, Joe Chapman, Daemyen Middlebrooks, Ashford Hollis place · 02/16/2019

 

Eddie Bolivar stands tall at 132 pounds. (photo by Jamil Shhmart)

 
One year ago, Eddie Bolivar left State Farm Center with his head high but perhaps his heart a little low. Eddie came up short in his Class 3A Championship match in Champaign-Urbana. On his second chance (at the same weight), Eddie persevered and left no doubt that he is the number one 132-pounder among his peers in the 2018-2019 season. In the final round, Eddie downed Danny Pucino of Libertyville by a bout score of 7-5. It was the Indiana-bound senior's first state bracket board. In each of his matches, Eddie scored a simple decision victory while controlling both the action and pace. The arm-raise bolstered the Huskies running streak of seasons with an individual state championship to eight.

Another wrestler who could have joined Eddie atop the podium is Jake Rundell. The junior 113-pounder itched to repeat as IHSA state champion but was unable to wrestle in Champaign-Urbana this week. Two Jake's, Rundell and Cagnina, each were unable to compete in their individual tournaments the past two weeks. While their status for the Dual Team State Series is unknown, it would be a tremendous boost should they both be 100% and able to toe the line.

Competing (and medaling) on Saturday at State Farm were five more who donned the Orange & Blue. Ashford Hollis was simply a beast at 285 pounds. His lone loss was to the eventual bracket champion. The senior has committed to attend the Air Force Academy as a football wrecking ball, and he adds his first state medal (and first state appearance) to his living room mantel. At 126 and 152 pounds, Oak Park & River Forest notched two 4th-place finishes with juniors Joshua Ogunsanya and Joe Chapman, respectively. Josh lost both of his bouts to the same opponent, but he improved his result on the second meeting. Joe Chapman was jolted in his semifinal matchup but steadied the ship to gain entry into the consolation championship.

Two other Huskie juniors also laid feet on the state podium as Nico Bolivar (120) and Daemyen Middlebrooks (182) gained a 5th and 6th place medal, respectively. After locking horns with the eventual state champion in the first round, Nico showed poise to gain three consecutive must-win victories to guarantee himself a medal. Daemyen earned pins in his first two bouts but was snake-bitten in overtime in his semifinal trial. Despite that and the next two match results, Daemyen had claimed a state medal for the first time.

Two final from the Orange & Blue Wrecking Crew also competed under the lights this weekend. Torry Early, a senior, fell one win shy of placing. Still, he was impressive with a 2-2 record against the state's very best. Danny Lingen is yet another junior. His tournament did not go as he may have hoped, but Danny has another year at OPRF. He is another valuable piece to the Huskie puzzle in 2019-2020.

With one week to go (don't go anywhere, folks), the curtain fell on the 2018-2019 IHSA Individual State Finals. For the vast many and many, Saturday's closing marked their exit from the IHSA season. Only the few regional team champions (from Saturday, February 2) will have the opportunity to wrestle this upcoming week for team glory.

As we may say a little too infrequently, we would like to recognize and share appreciation for the Huskie Wrestling Family in all it does. Many members came out to support these student athletes as well as this one very special high school program. We love having you, and we look forward to teaming with you to finish the 2018-2019 season on a Huskie high note.

 
 

Individual State Results | 106-145

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 No Wrestler  --  106  --
 No Wrestler  --  113  --
 Nico Bolivar  Junior  120  5th
 Joshua Ogunsanya  Junior  126  4th
 Eddie Bolivar  Senior  132  1st
 Torry Early  Senior  138  DNP
 No Wrestler  --  145  --
 

Individual State Results | 152-285

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Joe Chapman  Junior  152  4th
 No Wrestler  --  160  --
 Danny Lingen  Junior  170  DNP
 Daemyen Middlebr.  Junior  182  6th
 No Wrestler  --  195  --
 No Wrestler  --  220  --
 Ashford Hollis  Senior  285  3rd
 
 
While the book is closed on the individual state tournament, the dual team state tournament enters stage left. We hope you can come out to watch OPRF on Tuesday night at DeKalb High School.

In the meantime, catch your breath, get some rest, and be ready to follow the highly competitive team tournament this week. Sixteen Class 3A teams remain: the final four will leave Bloomington's Grossinger Motors Arena with a team state trophy. Remember, team scores were not kept at the Individual State Final (similarly, they were omitted at the Conant Individual Sectional).

By the way, OPRF duels Glenbard North at DeKalb High School on Tuesday night beginning at 6 pm. Also combating are Maine South against the host Barbs. The night will conclude with two teams advancing to Saturday's quarterfinal round, the OPRF-Glenbard North winner and the Maine South-DeKalb winner. Be advised that these two winners are positioned on opposite halves of this coming Saturday's Dual Team State Tournament. If you are able, come out to DeKalb and support the Huskies!!! --> IHSA Class 3A Dual Team Bracket

Huskie Pride!

 

 

Final team scores | Team scores are unofficial and were not kept.

TrackWrestling Brackets and Full Results | 2019 IHSA Individual State Final

Event pics (by Jamil Shhmart and HWF) | On Facebook | On Instagram

Event articles | Eddie Bolivar claims state crown (Oak Leaves) | State Finals recap (IL MM)

Videos | 2019 Jumbotron Video (IL MM) | 2019 State Finals Highlight Video (IL MM)

Links #1 | IHSA Wrestling | IHSA Wrestling Quick Facts | 3A Assignments | 3A Time Sked | Series Overview

Links #2 | Manual: State-Series-Terms-and-Conditions | Manual: Schools-and-Managers | Rankings

 
 

Individual State Bout Results | 106-145

 Wrestler r16 r8 r4 r2    
 Nico Bolivar L W* W* W* L* W*
 Josh Ogunsanya W L W* W* W* L*
 Eddie Bolivar W W W W    
 Torry Early W L W* L*    
 

Individual State Bout Results | 152-285

 Wrestler r16 r8 r4 r2    
 Joe Chapman W W L W* L*  
 Danny Lingen L L*        
 Daemyen Middlebrooks W W L L* L*  
 Ashford Hollis W W L W* W*  
 
 

* - Wrestleback match

 


Huskie competitors pose at floor level.  | Go Large

 

 

Indy rock: Huskies look to turn up the volume at U of I on Thu-Sat
The Illinois High School Association's Individual State Final is at State Farm Center this weekend · 02/14/2019

   

The Individual State Final is here.

 
Happy Valentine's Day! If Huskie Wrestling is your "true love," then today is a marvelous day for you! Nine Huskies qualified for the IHSA Individual State Final in Champaign-Urbana this Thursday-Saturday.

Due to its enrollment, the Huskies compete in Class 3A. There are also Classes 2A and 1A. Below is a review of our quick primer on what you need to know to be ready for all of the February action.

Wrestler participation and medals (U of I Individual State Finals) | Four is the magic number yet again, as four individual sectional tournaments join to create the State Finals bracket. The four individual sectional champions will be seeded and placed in corresponding locations on the bracket sheet. The other 12 wrestlers (2nd/3rd/4th place individual sectional finishers) will be scattered mathematically in the pairings. No byes are provided for any of the 16 wrestlers. Only wrestlers who lose to an eventual semifinalist will qualify for the consolation bracket; four wrestlers per weight class will be one-and-done. New for 2019: all wrestlers losing their first round match shall compete in the wrestle back. In years past, the loser of the preliminary round bout needed his or her victor to win in the quarterfinals. If not, this wrestler's tournament ends. This year, the IHSA approved full wrestlebacks for all wrestlers, in effect removing the "follow the leader" requirement. The top 6 finishers in Champaign will earn medals. This three-day tournament includes full wrestlebacks with no walkovers (in other words, previous decisions from the championship bracket are ignored if two wrestlers meet again in the consolation bracket).

Prices | Individual State Final costs $8.00 or $10.00 per session (5) / $40.00 or $50.00 per all-session pass.

Times | Individual State Final Sessions: 12:00 PM / 4:30 PM approximate for 3A (Thursday), 8:30 AM & 7:00 PM (Friday), 9:00 AM & 5:30 PM (Saturday).

State Farm Bag Policy | Visitors to the Individual State Finals, please be aware of State Farm Center's new clear bag policy.

Tournament videos | Individual State Finals and Dual Team State are broadcast live and archived on www.IHSA.tv (via subscription). Event finals may be rebroadcast on CSN Chicago (also read the press release from 2014 September).

 

State Farm Center address | IHSA Individual Final (Feb 14-16) | 1800 S. 1st St., Champaign, IL 61820 | Map

 

Links #1 | IHSA Wrestling | IHSA Wrestling Quick Facts | 3A Assignments | 3A Time Sked | Series Overview

Links #2 | Manual: State-Series-Terms-and-Conditions | Manual: Schools-and-Managers | Rankings

Brackets | All IHSA Wrestling regionals (yep, all 48 regionals in 3 classes) will be hosted on TrackWrestling. All brackets, live results, and archived event results will be posted on TrackWrestling. Visit the 2019 IHSA Individual State Final tournament on TW. Look below for all potential OPRF State Series events on TrackWrestling.

TrackWrestling | Lane Regional | Conant Sectional | Individual State | DeKalb Team Sectional | Team State

I say, "Huskie," you say, "Pride!" --> Orange & Blue, Orange & Blue, Orange & Blue, WRECKING CREW!

 

 

Looking fine with medalists nine: OPRF zooms past Conant Sectional
Huskies earn five titles, one apiece at 2nd-3rd, and a pair of 4th place finishes; Individual State begins Thu. · 02/08/2019

 

Each week is a Huskie Wrestling Family reunion. (photo via Instagram)  | Go large

 
Oak Park & River Forest is no stranger to Hoffman Estates. More specifically, OPRF is no stranger to Conant High School. You will remember that just a handful of years ago, the Huskies traveled with annual regularity to Conant to participate in the Thanksgiving weekend invitational. On this season, the Huskies trekked to Conant in February to wreak havoc on the competition. The Conant Individual Sectional was one of four in Class 3A. The top four wrestlers (at each weight) at each sectional have now earned their spots in Champaign-Urbana on February 14-16. All three classes will compete separately at the State Farm Center. We have whittled it down to 16 wrestlers in each tournament who aim to leave as one of the 6 medalists in the grappler's respective weight.

Representing the Orange & Blue downstate is a strong group of athletes who will be ready to scrap, hustle, and will their ways to victory. They will be wrestling Huskie Style and will be ready to leave it all on the mat in the final tournament of the individual season. Looking beyond Saturday, February 16, will be the culmination of the team tournament.

Let's look at the crop of Hungry Huskies who have punched their ticket to Champaign: Jake Rundell (113 - 1st), Nico Bolivar (120 - 3rd), Josh Ogunsanya (126 - 1st), Eddie Bolivar (132 - 1st), Torry Early (138 - 2nd), Joe Chapman (152 - 1st), Danny Lingen (170 - 4th), Daemyen Middlebrooks (182 - 4th), and Ashford Hollis (285 - 1st). Unfortunately, three of the Wrecking Crew came oh so short of advancing: Connor Nagela (106), Brian Ziech (195), and Jaylan Pascascio (220). Of these, Connor is the only non-graduating senior. As I've said, these three (and all Huskie wrestlers) are potentially in the mix to participate in Tuesday's Team Sectional dual (Tuesday, February 19). If OPRF advances further, they will culminate the entire season on February 23. Congratulations on your accomplishments, Connor, Brian, and Jaylan!

There are a few things to note about the State Farm Center this week. First, be aware of the Individual State Final time schedule, brackets, bag policy, and video options (click and scroll). Second, observe that there will be TRUE WRESTLEBACKS this year. In other words, the previously held "follow the leader" format will cease beginning this season. All wrestlers are guaranteed a second bout regardless of the circumstances around their first defeat. Third, support the Huskies! Wear your Huskie gear under the State Farm dome, at your office, or simply walking around town. Haha! Let's go, Huskies! Orange & Blue Wrecking Crew!

For a review of the Huskies' results in the Individual State Final from last year, go to the 2017-2018 Postseason page.

 
[From Day 1]  Controlling Conant: Huskies go 12-1 on Day 1
 

The Orange & Blue had a banner beginning to the Conant Individual Sectional Tournament. It wasn't until the Huskies' penultimate bout that OPRF dealt with a loss. On the evening, Oak Park & River Forest earned 12 wins to only 1 defeat. All regional winners advanced to the semifinals, with the exception of Jaylan Pascascio and Jake Cagnina. Jaylan is alive in the consolation bracket and must win three in a row to advance to Champaign. Jake was unable to wrestle on Friday and was replaced by an alternate. Connor Nagela, a consolation champion from a week ago, went 2-0 and also advanced to the semifinals. All semifinalists must win one of their next two bouts to guarantee a spot at the State Farm Center.

Let's refocus the picture for Saturday: 11 Huskies are in the semifinals (must win either one of the next two), and 1 Huskie is in the consolation bracket (must win three in a row). If you cannot visit Conant High School, follow the TrackWrestling link below.

Session Two begins on Saturday at 9 AM, and Session Three was scheduled to begin at 2 PM -- however, I have heard that it may have been changed to 1 PM. The cost is $5.00 per sesson. Jaylan Pascascio, a 220-pounder, is the only Huskie to wrestle in the first round of consolations. Since this is the case (and since the early consolation round will begin at 106 pounds), expect the first OPRF wrestler to toe the line much later than the 9 AM start time.

Go Huskies!

 

Final team scores | Team scores are unofficial and were not kept.

TrackWrestling Brackets and Full Results | Conant Sectional

Event pics (by Jamil Shhmart and HWF) | 2019 Conant Individual Sectional

Event articles | Conant Sectional Summary (Daily Herald)

What's next | OPRF sends 9 to the Individual State Finals Tournament on Thu-Sat, February 14-16. | Individual State

State Farm Center address | IHSA Individual Final (Feb 14-16) | 1800 S. 1st St., Champaign, IL 61820 | Map

Links #1 | IHSA Wrestling | IHSA Wrestling Quick Facts | 3A Assignments | 3A Time Sked | Series Overview

Links #2 | Manual: State-Series-Terms-and-Conditions | Manual: Schools-and-Managers | Rankings

State Farm Bag Policy | Visitors to the Individual State Finals, please be aware of State Farm Center's new clear bag policy.

Tournament videos | Individual State Finals and Dual Team State are broadcast live and archived on www.IHSA.tv (via subscription). Event finals may be rebroadcast on CSN Chicago (also read the press release from 2014 September).

 

 
 

Conant Sectional Results | 106-145

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Connor Nagela  Sophomore  106  DNP
 Jake Rundell  Junior  113  1st
 Nico Bolivar  Junior  120  3rd
 Joshua Ogunsanya  Junior  126  1st
 Eddie Bolivar  Senior  132  1st
 Torry Early  Senior  138  2nd
 No Wrestler  --  145  --
 

Conant Sectional Results | 152-285

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Joe Chapman  Junior  152  1st
 No Wrestler  --  160  --
 Danny Lingen  Junior  170  4th
 Daemyen Middlebr.  Junior  182  4th
 Brian Ziech  Senior  195  DNP
 Jaylan Pascascio  Senior  220  DNP
 Ashford Hollis  Senior  285  1st
 
 

 

Coming up aces: Huskies win 12, advance 13 at Lane Regional
Tournament victory ensures that OPRF will wrestle at Conant in the Dual Team Sectional · 02/02/2019

Huskies hug hardware. (photo via Instagram)  | Go large

 

Despite the change of venue from a year ago, the results almost perfectly mirrored Leyden's 2017-2018 regional for the Huskies (and for much of the field). On Saturday, Oak Park & River Forest won the team race with 293.0 points. Second and third were Addison Trail (147.5) and York (119.0). The top three were identical a year ago. Also, the Huskies earned a plethora of first-place finishes at Lane. Better than last year, however, the Orange & Blue garnered a dozen bracket boards. One wrestler advanced with a third place, and another wrestler finished in fourth place. As the State Series gets deeper, undoubtedly so will the competition. However, on this day, the talented squad from Scoville Avenue compiled an impressive 32-3 bout record.

In weight order, the twelve champions were Jake Rundell (113), Nico Bolivar (120), Josh Ogunsanya (126), Eddie Bolivar (132), Torry Early (138), Joe Chapman (152), Jake Cagnina (160), Danny Lingen (170), Daemyen Middlebrooks (182), Brian Ziech (195), Jaylan Pascascio (220), and Ashford Hollis (285). Connor Nagela (106) won the consolation championship and advanced with a third place finish. Stephon Carr (152) completed the day at 2-2 but does not advance to next weekend. Still, the sophomore will be ready to support the team during the dual series.

The next stage is a Friday-Saturday date with other individual sectional qualifiers. This upcoming tournament takes place this weekend, February 8-9, at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates. In this weekend's competition, all wrestlers will compete in 12-wrestler brackets. The top four placers will advance to Champaign for the individual state championship round just a week later. Conant Individual Sectional brackets have already been created. View the upcoming Conant Individual Sectional brackets on TrackWrestling. A reminder, if you cannot come out to Conant High School, you can follow the action at this link.

Because of the team's victory, the Huskies enter the now 16-team Dual Team State Series (for 3A class schools). This tournament will begin on Tuesday, February 19, at DeKalb High School. This location was predetermined prior to the IHSA season. All wrestlers on a team, regardless of regional participation or advancement, are eligible to compete in the team duals at the end of February.

Here now is a quick glance at the 14 Huskie wrestlers and their day, along with their tournament's win-loss record:

 

OPRF Results & Notes (Lane Regional) | 106-145 Pounds

 106 | Connor Nagela (3rd, 3-1)  | Connor scrapped for his first ticket to the individual sectional.
 113 | Jake Rundell (1st, 2-0)  | The returning Class 3A state champion shows no signs of slowing down.
 120 | Nico Bolivar (1st, 3-0)  | The junior is wrestling his best on the season.
 126 | Joshua Ogunsanya (1st, 3-0)  | Three matches, three first minute falls for Josh.
 132 | Eddie Bolivar (1st, 2-0)  | Eddie looks focused for another deep state run.
 138 | Torry Early (1st, 2-0)  | Unable to compete in last year's regional, Torry showed he is a force.
 145 | Stephon Carr (4th, 2-2)  | Stephon wrestled well and showed promise for his next two years.

OPRF Results & Notes (Lane Regional) | 152-285 Pounds

 152 | Joe Chapman (1st, 2-0)  | Joe held a 30-6 wrestler scoreless in the finals.
 160 | Jake Cagnina (1st, 3-0)  | In his final season, Jake is off to a blazing start.
 170 | Danny Lingen (1st, 2-0)  | Perhaps an unsung contributor, Danny is talented and could go places.
 182 | Daemyen Middlebrooks (1st, 2-0)  | Daemyen has a knack for tossing around his opponents.
 195 | Brian Ziech (1st, 2-0)  | In his first regional, the senior flexed his muscles in two dominant wins.
 220 | Jaylan Pascascio (1st, 2-0)  | The senior showed grace under fire with a narrow finals victory.
 285 | Ashford Hollis (1st, 2-0)  | Ashford has been a one man wrecking crew in 2018-2019.
 

Final team scores | The Huskies scored 293.0 team points. Second and third were Addison Trail (147.5) and York (119.0).

TrackWrestling Brackets and Full Results | Lane Regional

Event pics (by Jamil Shhmart and HWF) | 2019 Lane Regional

Event articles | Lane Regional Summary (Daily Herald)

What's next | OPRF sends 13 to the Conant Individual Sectional Tournament on Fri-Sat, February 8-9. | Conant Sectional

Conant H.S. address | 700 E. Cougar Tr., Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 | Map

Links #1 | IHSA Wrestling | IHSA Wrestling Quick Facts | 3A Assignments | 3A Time Sked | Series Overview

Links #2 | Manual: State-Series-Terms-and-Conditions | Manual: Schools-and-Managers | Rankings

Thank you to all of the Huskie Wrestling Family members who contributed or came out to today's regional competition!

 

 
 

Lane Regional Results | 106-145

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Connor Nagela  Sophomore  106  3rd
 Jake Rundell  Junior  113  1st
 Nico Bolivar  Junior  120  1st
 Joshua Ogunsanya  Junior  126  1st
 Eddie Bolivar  Senior  132  1st
 Torry Early  Senior  138  1st
 Stephon Carr  Sophomore  145  4th
 

Lane Regional Results | 152-285

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Joe Chapman  Junior  152  1st
 Jake Cagnina  Senior  160  1st
 Danny Lingen  Junior  170  1st
 Daemyen Middlebr.  Junior  182  1st
 Brian Ziech  Senior  195  1st
 Jaylan Pascascio  Senior  220  1st
 Ashford Hollis  Senior  285  1st
 
 

 

 

 

Brave the cold, embrace the heat: OPRF looks to be on fire in Feb.
This Saturday begins Varsity's annual journey as a part of the IHSA Wrestling State Series · 01/30/2019

   

Competition dates are highlighted.

 
While the lower levels have closed the book on their IHSA season, the Varsity squads all across Illinois ready for the postseason. Some say that the regular season is just preparation for the trials and tribulations that arise during the IHSA State Series.

Due to its enrollment, the Huskies compete in Class 3A. There are also Classes 2A and 1A. On February 2, Oak Park & River Forest visits Lane (Chicago) High School to begin its postseason quest. Nine teams will attend this regional tournament. Below is our quick primer on what you need to know to be ready for all of the February action.

Team advancement | On Saturday, OPRF will compete alongside eight other squads at the Eagles' home of Leyden High School (Franklin Park campus). Including unofficial state rankings, these teams are: HM Addison Trail, Lane, Schurz, York, HM Leyden, Proviso West, Proviso East, #2 OPRF, and Willowbrook. As noted, Addison Trail and Leyden join OPRF as top-25 or Honorable Mention teams (per IWCOA Rankings). On Saturday, only the winning team who outpoints the others will win the regional and advance to the Dual Team State Series.

Team scoring | Team points are gained by wrestlers' place finish and manner of advancement. Certainly, higher place-winners earn more points, and winning matches by fall/forfeit/default/disqualification (+2 bonus), technical fall (+1.5 bonus), or major (+1 bonus) results will further help your school. Winning a match earns 2 points in the championship bracket (except in 1st place matches), whereas a successful win earns 1 point in the consolation bracket (except in 3rd place matches). Final placement of wrestlers correspond to these team point values: 14 points (first place), 10 points (second place), 7 points (third place), and 4 points (fourth place). As mentioned in the above paragraph, only the team with the highest cumulative point total at its respective regional advances to the Dual Team State Series. There are 16 regionals in Class 3A.

Wrestler participation and advancement (Lane Regional) | Schools have the right to enter up to 14 wrestlers -- one for each weight class. These wrestlers can be regular starters, lower level wrestlers, or freshmen. The wrestlers must qualify, however, for their intended weight class. Regional tournament seeding meetings will be held on Thursday, January 31. At these meetings, teams submit their starting lineups for the upcoming regional. Since there are nine participating schools at OPRF's regional, at maximum there can be 9 wrestlers at one particular weight class. The top three (3) wrestlers in each weight class qualify for the Individual Sectional Tournament to be held Friday-Saturday, February 8-9, at Conant High School (Hoffman Estates).

Wrestler participation and advancement (Conant Individual Sectional) | Four regional tournaments merge to form an individual sectional. This year, OPRF's individual sectional is composed of regional place-winners (fourth place is excluded and does not advance to the individual sectional) from South Elgin, Maine East, Lane, and Glenbard North. The four (4) individual champions will receive a first round bye, while the other eight wrestlers will wrestle in their preliminary round matches. Of the 12 wresters in each weight bracket, the top third (the four place-winners at the end of Saturday's competition) will punch their ticket to Champaign and the Individual State Final. Getting into the place matches is vital. Although the results of the 1st and 3rd place bouts do not factor into qualification for the individual state tournament, results at the Conant Individual Sectional will affect the placement position in the individual final tournament. Team scores are not kept at individual sectional tournaments and are considered irrelevant.

Wrestler participation and medals (U of I Individual State Finals) | Four is the magic number yet again, as four individual sectional tournaments join to create the State Finals bracket. The four individual sectional champions will be seeded and placed in corresponding locations on the bracket sheet. The other 12 wrestlers (2nd/3rd/4th place individual sectional finishers) will be scattered mathematically in the pairings. No byes are provided for any of the 16 wrestlers. Only wrestlers who lose to an eventual semifinalist will qualify for the consolation bracket; four wrestlers per weight class will be one-and-done. New for 2019: all wrestlers losing their first round match shall compete in the wrestle back. In years past, the loser of the preliminary round bout needed his or her victor to win in the quarterfinals. If not, this wrestler's tournament ends. This year, the IHSA approved full wrestlebacks for all wrestlers, in effect removing the "follow the leader" requirement. The top 6 finishers in Champaign will earn medals. This three-day tournament includes full wrestlebacks with no walkovers (in other words, previous decisions from the championship bracket are ignored if two wrestlers meet again in the consolation bracket).

Prices | Regional costs $5.00 per session (2) or $8.00 for an all-day pass. Individual Sectional costs $5.00 per session (3). Individual State Final costs $8.00 or $10.00 per session (5) / $40.00 or $50.00 per all-session pass. For Dual Team State, Team Sectional costs $5.00 for the event. Dual Team State Final costs $7.00 per session (2).

Times | Regional Sessions: 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM (Saturday). | Individual Sectional Sessions: 4:30 PM (Friday), 9:00 AM & 2:00 PM (Saturday). | Individual State Final Sessions: 12:00 PM / 4:30 PM approximate for 3A (Thursday), 8:30 AM & 7:00 PM (Friday), 9:00 AM & 5:30 PM (Saturday). | Dual Team Sectional Session: 6:00 PM (Tuesday). Dual Team State Session: 9:00 AM & 6:00 PM (Saturday).

State Farm Bag Policy | Visitors to the Individual State Finals, please be aware of State Farm Center's new clear bag policy.

Tournament videos | Individual State Finals and Dual Team State are broadcast live and archived on www.IHSA.tv (via subscription). Event finals may be rebroadcast on CSN Chicago (also read the press release from 2014 September).

 

 

Lane H.S. address | IHSA Regional (Feb 3) | 2501 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60618 | Map

Conant H.S. address | IHSA Individual Sectional (Feb 8-9) | 700 E. Cougar Tr., Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 | Map

State Farm Center address | IHSA Individual Final (Feb 14-16) | 1800 S. 1st St., Champaign, IL 61820 | Map

DeKalb H.S. address | IHSA Dual Team Sectional (Feb 19) | 501 W. Dresser Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115 | Map

Grossinger Motors Arena address | IHSA Dual Team Final (Feb 23) | 101 S. Madison St., Bloomington, IL 61701 | Map

 

 

Links #1 | IHSA Wrestling | IHSA Wrestling Quick Facts | 3A Assignments | 3A Time Sked | Series Overview

Links #2 | Manual: State-Series-Terms-and-Conditions | Manual: Schools-and-Managers | Rankings

Brackets | All IHSA Wrestling regionals (yep, all 48 regionals in 3 classes) will be hosted on TrackWrestling. All brackets, live results, and archived event results will be posted on TrackWrestling. Visit the 2019 Chicago (Lane) Regional tournament on TW. Look below for all potential OPRF State Series events on TrackWrestling.

TrackWrestling | Lane Regional | Conant Sectional | Individual State | DeKalb Team Sectional | Team State

Dual team tournament | More information on the Dual Team State Series will come in a few weeks. Should OPRF win its regional, it will visit DeKalb in its Dual Team Sectional round. The date of that event would be Tuesday, February 19.

In the meantime, follow the Orange & Blue Wrecking Crew in this February frenzy! Go Huskies!

 

 

 

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