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Huskie history: Trinity White, Tiffany White, Sarah Epshtein all place
The three heaviest weights all feature an OPRF medalist; Six Huskies compete at the Girls State Final · 02/26/2022

   

Trinity, Tiffany, and Sarah (left to right) take their places on the podium. (via HWF on FB)

 
It's in the record books now! At the Illinois High School Association's first sanctioned Girls Wrestling Individual State Final, fourteen grapplers gained bracket boards in standing atop of the entire state. While Oak Park & River Forest did not feature in the pinnacle position, the Huskies had a very strong tournament. Half of the half-dozen qualifiers placed in the final six. Tiffany White (190 pounds) tallied the highest final spot in 4th place. Trinity White (170) and Sarah Epshtein (235) each won the final bout en route to a 5th place result. Congratulations, you three!

It should be noted that Girls Wrestling has been going on for years, and while tournaments have been held to match mettle versus mettle, this year is the first official IHSA individual final. Achievements previous to this year are still amazing accomplishments. Many Huskies have been a part of the blitz that caused the IHSA to adopt Girls Wrestling as an official sport! With that being said, let's take a deeper look at this Bloomington-located event.

Each of this trio stumbled in the championship quarterfinal round. Trinity lost a brutally close 4-2 match to Larkin's Maria Ferrer. Tiffany was unlucky and caught a fall at the hands of West Chicago's Jayden Huesca Rodriguez, who finished first. Kiara Ganey, Belleville East Lancer and another tournament champion, also scored a pin over Sarah. Despite the losses, these girls mixed grit and talent to push themselves onto the medal stand.

Considering that there is only one class of girls wrestlers for the IHSA round, a ticket to the big dance is quite remarkable. Bentley Hills, Bella Tyma, and Keydy Peralta all made it that far and should be congratulated for that achievement! It needs to be noted that Bentley did win one match at these championships.

Of these six, Keydy, Trinity, and Sarah all have high school eligibility remaining. Bentley, Bella, and Tiffany are seniors, and we wish you all the very best in your next steps.

As the curtain closed in Bloomington this Saturday night, the IHSA Wrestling season(s) come to an end. What a remarkable season. Among other things, OPRF wrestling is about determination, grit, pride, family, and support. Personally, I have no doubt that it was a very successful season.

But wait...there's more! Wrestling is a sport that provides opportunities beyond the official IHSA season. You may see more action in the coming weeks and months. In fact, I think I hear echoes of an IWCOA Freshman-Sophomore state championship.

Let's go, Huskies!

 
 

Girls Individual State Results | 100-235

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Bentley Hills  Senior  100  DNP
 Bella Tyma  Senior  135  DNP
 Keydy Peralta  Junior  145  DNP
 Trinity White  Sophomore  170  5th
 Tiffany White  Senior  190  4th
 Sarah Epshstein  Sophomore  235  5th
 

Girls Individual State Bout Results | 106-285

 Wrestler r16 r8 r4 r2    
 Bentley Hills W L L*      
 Bella Tyma L L*        
 Keydy Peralta L L*        
 Trinity White W L W* W* L* W*
 Tiffany White W L* W* W* W* L*
 Sarah Epshtein W L W* W* L* W*
 
 

* - Wrestleback match

 

 
Event news and multimedia (by Jamil Shhmart and HWF) | On Facebook

TrackWrestling (Girls) | Andrew Sectional | Girls Individual State

TrackWrestling (Boys) | Downers Grove South Regional | Hinsdale Central Sectional | Boys Individual State

 

 

A grappling girls gala: IHSA to crown more titles this weekend
The inaugural IHSA Girls Individual State Final runs Fri-Sat in Bloomington; OPRF sends six · 02/22/2022

Here stands Grossinger Motors Arena in its earlier days.

 

The weekend (and first ever Illinois High School Association Girls Wrestling State Finals) is nearly upon us! Beginning this Friday in downstate Bloomington, qualified wrestlers from all over the state will compete in a two-day tournament to decide the bracket winner and five other medal winners in each of 14 weights. Oak Park and River Forest ships a half dozen competitors to this historic event: Bentley Hills (100 pounds), Bella Tyme (135), Keydy Peralta (145), Trinity White (170), Tiffany White (190), and Sarah Epshtein (235). Good luck! Orange & Blue...we cheer for you!

Here are some fast facts about this tournament:

-First ever IHSA Girls Individual State Final
-Girls are not separated into size classes like Boys are
-14 weight classes (14 total champions): 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 155, 170, 190, 235
-Top 6 at each weight earn medals (16 wrestlers begin in each bracket)
-Full wrestlebacks (in other words, full consolation rounds)

This event will be run in tandem with the Boys Wrestling Dual Team State Final. Both events will be held this Friday and Saturday. Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington, IL, will host the action.

If you are unable to attend in person, live and archived video is available on www.IHSA.tv (via subscription). Trackwrestling hosts all IHSA Wrestling postseason events and usually posts live results as they happen (for free). See the link below.

Let's go!!

TrackWrestling (Girls) | Andrew Sectional | Girls Individual State

 

 

Huskie Proud: Jalen Dunson wrestles hard, does not place at State
The senior finishes the tournament with a 1-2 record but completes a sensational season · 02/19/2022

(via HWF on FB)

 
For Oak Park & River Forest, the Boys Wrestling season completed this weekend. As we have mentioned, the Girls Wrestling Individual State is slated for next weekend. I definitely will be one to follow those brackets, but for now we take a look at the Boys grappling squad. Jalen Dunson represented the Orange & Blue downstate in the pinnacle individual Boys tournament. The 120-pounder made his return to the State Farm Center mats on Thursday. In the first round, Jalen was outpointed 13-7 in a close affair versus Sean Berger of nearby York. On Friday, Jalen rebounded and controlled Hersey's Esteban Delgado to the tune of a 16-4 major decision. Later in that day, unfortunately Jalen was eliminated by Caelan Riley of Libertyville by way of fall.

While falling short of the medal stand was not the hope of the Huskie community, this team leader can keep his head high as the lone state qualifier. His 20-5 record demonstrates how tough he has been for the competition. Congratulations on a fine season, Jalen, and we wish you all the best in the future!

In fact, to all of our seniors, we send our very best to you as well!

 
 

Boys Individual State Bout Results | 106-285

 Wrestler r16 r8 r4 r2    
 Jalen Dunson L W* L*      
 
 

* - Wrestleback match

 

 

Remember: don't go anywhere! The first -- very first! -- IHSA Girls Individual State Final takes place this coming weekend! Let's go, Huskies!

TrackWrestling (Girls) | Andrew Sectional | Girls Individual State

TrackWrestling (Boys) | Downers Grove South Regional | Hinsdale Central Sectional | Boys Individual State

 

 

A sip of Champaign: Jalen Dunson enters State Farm Center
Jalen begins the final 120-pound bracket on Thursday; medal round set for Saturday · 02/11/2022

State Farm Center (archived photo)

 
The final Illinois High School Association weekends are upon us! While the Girls Wrestling Individual State finalists wait in the wing (February 25-26), Boys Wrestling takes center stage as the individual championships begin and run Thursday through Saturday. Jalen Dunson, a state qualifier at 113 pounds at the last IHSA Individual State Final in 2020, returns to the mats in Champaign. This year, Jalen is entered as a 120 pounder. He will begin wrestling on Thursday. In this tournament, remember that the top six places in each class (1A-2A-3A) will receive medals in each of the 14 weights. Also remember that there are full wrestlebacks (consolation rounds) for the grapplers.

Let's go, Jalen! If you won't make it to Champaign-Urbana, wear your orange and blue in support!

I am bumping up some information from below:

 

 

Prices | Individual State Final costs $10.00 or $12.00 per session (5) / $50.00 or $60.00 per all-session pass / parking is $12.00 all day.

Times (OPRF events) | Individual State Final Sessions (Boys): 12:00 PM for Class 1A / 4:30 PM approximate for Class 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 clear bag policy.

Tournament videos and play-by-play | Individual State Finals and Dual Team State are broadcast live and archived on www.IHSA.tv (via subscription).

TrackWrestling (Boys) | Downers Grove South Regional | Hinsdale Central Sectional | Boys Individual State

 

 

Jalen attacks an opponent at the Hinsdale C. sectional.

 

 

Stating the facts: 7 wrestlers (6 Girls, 1 Boy) advance to Final
Keydy Peralta and Trinity White win bracket; Jalen Dunson is the lone grappler to Champaign · 02/11/2022

Jalen Dunson is among the place-winners. (via HWF on FB) | Go large

 
In the inaugural Girls State Series here in Illinois, the Oak Park & River Forest Girls took full advantage. All 13 entrants in the Andrew Individual Sectional made Huskie History, and six of these etched their names in OPRFHS annals further by advancing to Bloomington's Girls Individual State Final on February 25-26. Team Orange & Blue sent one of the larger contingencies of wrestlers to Andrew, and a duo of challengers topped their weight brackets: Keydy Peralta and Trinity White (145 and 170 pounds, respectively). Runners-up included Bella Tyme (135) and Sarah Epshtein (235). Rounding out the advancers are Bentley Hills (3rd at 100) and Tiffany White (4th at 190). Way to go, Girls!

Seven Girls grapplers wrestled their hearts out but did not make it atop the medal stand. Those seven are Ana Banuelos (105), Camila Neuman (110), Andrea Munoz (115), Maria Diaz (120), Pearl Lacey (125), Mayan Awaeli (140), and Louise Calkins (155). Although it is not the end these may have been hoping for, their efforts and success do not go unnoticed. Amazing job, Girls!

For those who are curious about team scores, OPRF placed second (140.5 points) to nearby neighbor Morton (163.0). As far as I can tell, these team scores are unofficial and have no bearing on the State Series.

After taking the next weekend off, the Girls return to the mat the following weekend. They will compete alongside the Boys Dual Team State Final in Bloomington, IL, at the Grossinger Motors Arena. What an exciting time! Good luck!

Turning to the Boys, Saturday also completed the competitor ticket list for this next weekend in Champaign. Hinsdale Central is always a difficult Individual Sectional, and Jalen Dunson navigated the course to advance to his second Individual State Final (also qualified in 2020). The 120-pounder fell to the eventual champion but otherwise bested all adversaries. Jalen earned third place in a 6-4 overtime win. Congratulations, Jalen!

A handful of other Huskies toed the line with great pride but did not reach a top-four finish. These are Ruben Acevedo (106 pounds), Cooper Lacey (126), Will Kelly (132), Vance Domenz (170), and Allyn Johnson (285). Despite the end of their individual seasons, you can bet that they -- along with all Huskies -- will do what they can to support Jalen and prepare him to do his very best in Champaign. Kudos on a fine year, gentlemen!

Jalen will begin his downstate journey this Thursday, February 17. IHSA Boys Wrestling will anoint six placers at Individual State, and I suspect that the Girls tournament will do the same a week later.

It is an exciting time in high school wrestling, and we have two more IHSA tournaments to follow with a vested interest. Let's go, Huskies!

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

Event articles | OPRF G @ Andrew Sectional (Wednesday Journal) | OPRF B @ HC Sectional (Wednesday Journal)

TrackWrestling (Girls) | Andrew Sectional | Girls Individual State

TrackWrestling (Boys) | Downers Grove South Regional | Hinsdale Central Sectional | Boys Individual State

 
 

Andrew Sectional Results | Girls

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Bentley Hills  Senior  100  3rd
 Ana Banuelos  Freshman  105  DNP
 Camila Neuman  Senior  110  DNP
 Andrea Munoz  Junior  115  DNP
 Maria Diaz  Senior  120  DNP
 Pearl Lacey  Freshman  125  DNP
 No Wrestler  --  130  --
 Bella Tyme  Senior  135  2nd
 Mayan Awaeli  Freshman  140  DNP
 Keydy Peralta  Junior  145  1st
 Louise Calkins  Junior  155  DNP
 Trinity White  Sophomore  170  1st
 Tiffany White  Senior  190  4th
 Sarah Epshtein  Sophomore  235  2nd
 

Hinsdale Central Sectional Results | Boys

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Ruben Acevedo  Sophomore  106  DNP
 No Wrestler  --  113  --
 Jalen Dunson  Senior  120  3rd
 Cooper Lacey  Junior  126  DNP
 Will Kelly  Junior  132  DNP
 No Wrestler  --  138  --
 No Wrestler  --  145  --
 No Wrestler  --  152  --
 No Wrestler  --  160  --
 Vance Domenz  Junior  170  DNP
 No Wrestler  --  182  --
 No Wrestler  --  195  --
 No Wrestler  --  220  --
 Allyn Johnson  Senior  285  DNP
 
 

 

Individual Sectional updates: Girls with 7 in semis, Boys with 1
All wrestlers are still alive in their respective brackets; Top 4 will make State Final · 02/11/2022

A pack of Huskies sit ready for action this weekend. (via HWF on FB) | Go large

 
On Friday, the Illinois High School Association ran parallel tournaments across the state that will lead to individual state qualifiers in both Girls and Boys Wrestling. For Oak Park & River Forest, it had Girls competing at Andrew High School (Tinley Park) and Boys challenging opponents at Hinsdale Central High School.

The OPRF Girls have had a stellar season, and 13 wrestlers entered the Andrew Individual Sectional. This sectional was one of four across the entire state, encompassing all three classes (3A, 2A, and 1A). In other words, in this season there are only four individual sectionals for Girls when there are 12 (four in each of three classes) for Boys.

The Huskies sent out these baker's dozen: Bentley Hills (100 pounds), Ana Banuelos (105), Camila Neuman (110), Andrea Munoz (115), Maria Diaiz (120), Pearl Lacey (125), Bella Tyma (135), Mayan Awaeli (140), Keydy Peralta (145), Louise Calkins (155), Trinity White (170), Tiffany White (190), and Sarah Epshtein (235). Of these, seven advanced to the semifinal stage: Bentley, Maria, Bella, Keydy, Trinity, Tiffany, and Sarah. A win in either of these wrestler's next two bouts would cement a place in the Individual State Final in two weeks. The other six wrestlers are still in play for Bloomington but must fight their way through the consolation bracket for a top-four qualifying finish. The action will complete on Saturday. Good luck, Girls!

On the Boys' side, six grapplers advanced to Hinsdale Central after a top-three finish at Downers Grove South. Each had at least one match on Friday in Hinsdale. These half dozen are: Ruben Acevedo (106 pounds), Jalen Dunson (120), Cooper Lacey (126), Will Kelly (132), Vance Domenz (170), and Allyn Johnson (285). At Friday evening's final whistle, Jalen had advanced to the semifinal round. Like the Girls, he needs to win one of his next two bouts to qualify for a return trip to Individual State. The other five wrestlers are alive in the consolation bracket as no competitor in the Individual Sectional round has been eliminated via a defeat. Unlike the Girls, the Boys will conclude their individual season next weekend in Champaign. Good luck, Boys!

As a reminder, team scores have no impact whatsoever at Individual Sectionals; the focus is on each individual wrestler. Let's, then, focus our attention on cheering on our Huskies! We wish the very best for each squad in their Saturday sessions! Huskie Pride!

 
TrackWrestling (Girls) | Andrew Sectional | Girls Individual State

TrackWrestling (Boys) | Downers Grove South Regional | Hinsdale Central Sectional | Boys Individual State

 

 

Step by step: OPRF advances 6 at Downers Grove South Regional
Jalen Dunson dominates as 120 pound champion; Huskies place fourth as a team out of eight · 02/07/2022

Team Orange & Blue poses after a hard fought day in Downers Grove. (via HWF on FB) | Go large

 

The first of three steps in the Boys Wrestling post season is complete. The top three wrestlers at each weight advanced to next weekend's Andrew Individual Sectional, and the Huskies scrapped to a half dozen entries into that tournament. In all, OPRF submitted 10 wrestlers for Saturday's competition at Downers Grove South. Jalen Dunson, a state qualifier two seasons ago as a sophomore, emphatically stamped his ticket to Hinsdale Central with two technical fall victories en route to the lone title on Saturday. Five other wrestlers joined the senior as advancing place-winners: Ruben Acevedo (2nd at 106 pounds), Cooper Lacey (2nd at 126), Will Kelly (3rd at 132), Vance Domenz (3rd at 170), and Allyn Johnson (2nd at 285). Reid Butterly finished 4th at 138 pounds, but unfortunately only the top three advance in the state series. Three other wrestlers battled but did not place: Tommy Sullivan (145), Amari Blanchard (152), and Kole Sneed (220).

In the team standings, the host Mustangs rose to the top of the table. Lyons Township, Downers Grove North, and Oak Park & River Forest followed in sequential order. The Huskies outpaced Hinsdale Central by only 5.5 points to stay at the top half of the finishers. Only the Regional winners advance in the team State Series, and so OPRF focuses only on the Boys Individual State Series. As posted in the next article below, the Girls Wrestling State Series begins next week. Their State Series will be explosive! Stay tuned!

The next chapter in this year's Boys Wrestling Huskie postseason is a Friday-Saturday date with other individual sectional qualifiers. This upcoming tournament takes place this weekend, February 11-12, at Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale. 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. The Hinsdale Central Individual Sectional brackets have already been created. There have been reports of errors online, so consider the brackets unofficial at this time. View the upcoming Hinsdale Central Individual Sectional brackets on TrackWrestling. A reminder, if you cannot come out to Hinsdale Central High School, you can follow the action at this link.

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

 

OPRF Results & Notes (Downers Grove South Regional) | All Wrestlers

 106 | Ruben Acevedo (2nd, 2-1)  | Ruben gutted out a close semifinal match to guarantee advancement.
 120 | Jalen Dunson (1st, 2-0)  | Jalen won both bouts by a combined 35-4 score.
 126 | Cooper Lacey (2nd, 1-1)  | Cooper is making the most out of his first postseason opportunity.
 132 | Will Kelly (3rd, 3-1)  | Will coolly controlled his fate-deciding match in major-decision fashion.
 138 | Reid Butterly (4th, 2-2)  | Reid hustled and scrapped to the medal bout.
 145 | Tommy Sullivan (DNP, 0-2)  | Tommy can be proud of laying it out there on the mat.
 152 | Amari Blanchard (DNP, 0-2)  | Amari wrestled full matches and kept fighting for 12 minutes.
 170 | Vance Domenz (3rd, 3-1)  | Vance's wins included two falls and a technical fall in that order.
 220 | Kole Sneed (DNP, 1-2)  | Kole lost a tight bout in the consolation semifinals but came to wrestle.
 285 | Allyn Johnson (2nd, 2-1)  | Allyn grinded out two strong wins to cement a spot for next weekend.
 

 

Final team scores | The top four finishes were Downers Grove South (212.0 points), Lyons Township (155.0), Downers Grove North (154.0), and Oak Park & River Forest (105.5).

TrackWrestling Brackets and Full Results | Downers Grove South Regional

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

Event articles | OPRF B @ DGS Regional (Wednesday Journal)

What's next | OPRF sends 6 to the Andrew Individual Sectional Tournament on Fri-Sat, February 11-12. | Hinsdale Central Individual Sectional

Hinsdale Central H.S. address | IHSA Individual Sectional (Feb 11-12) | 5500 S. Grant St., Hinsdale, IL 60521 | Map

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

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

 

 
 

Downers S. Regional Results | 106-145

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Ruben Acevedo  Sophomore  106  2nd
 No Wrestler  --  113  --
 Jalen Dunson  Senior  120  1st
 Cooper Lacey  Junior  126  2nd
 Will Kelly  Junior  132  3rd
 Reid Butterly  Senior  138  4th
 Tommy Sullivan  Senior  145  DNP
 

Downers S. Regional Results | 152-285

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Amari Blanchard  Senior  152  DNP
 No Wrestler  --  160  --
 Vance Domenz  Junior  170  3rd
 No Wrestler  --  182  --
 No Wrestler  --  195  --
 Kole Sneed  Junior  220  DNP
 Allyn Johnson  Senior  285  2nd
 
 

 

Post pattern: IHSA Wrestling State Series returns
Regionals begin on Saturday; Girls Wrestling holds inaugural tournament · 02/04/2022

    

The chase for medals and trophy has returned.

 
As a reminder, there is lots of news and media about the OPRFHS Wrestling Team on their Facebook page. We invite you to look back before looking forward:

For the first time in two seasons, the Illinois High School Association will hold an official State Series for its Wrestling athletes. This year is also the first year that Girls Wrestling will hold an official Finals tournament. While the other 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.

Girls Wrestling: This is the very first State Series for Girls Wrestling sanctioned and organized by the IHSA, so I am not familiar with exactly what will unfold. The Girls Wrestling State Series begins with an Individual Sectional before concluding at Individual State. There is no Dual Team Tournament for Girls Wrestling at present.

Oak Park & River Forest has been assigned to the Andrew High School (Tinley Park) Sectional that will take place on Friday, February 11. It may also take place on Saturday, February 12. For advancing wrestlers, the Girls Individual State Finals will take place on Friday and Saturday, February 25-26. These State Finals coincide with the Boys Dual Team Finals and will also take place in Bloomington at the Grossinger Motors Arena. The Girls Individual State Sessions: 8:30 AM (Friday) & 9:00 AM (Saturday).

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

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

TrackWrestling | Andrew Sectional | Girls Individual State

Boys Wrestling: On February 5, Oak Park & River Forest visits Downers Grove south High School to begin its postseason quest. The IHSA assigned eight teams to this regional tournament. Below is our quick primer on what you need to know to be ready for all of the February action.

I was unable to find a Downers Grove South Regional start time or spectator information, so please confirm details before choosing to attend. For those interested, there are ways to follow action at the tournament online, via Trackwrestling or IHSA.TV (paid subscription).

Team advancement | On Saturday, OPRF will compete alongside seven other squads at the Mustangs' home of Downers Grove South High School (Downers Grove). These teams are: Morton, Downers Grove North, Downers Grove South, Proviso West, Proviso East, Hinsdale Central, Lyons Township, and Oak Park & River Forest. 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 (Downers Grove South 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 are generally held in the week leading up to the regional tournament. At these meetings, teams submit their starting lineups for the upcoming regional. Since there are eight participating schools at OPRF's regional, at maximum there can be eight 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 11-12 at Hinsdale Central High School (Hinsdale Central). The IHSA assigned OPRF to HC's individual sectional since the DGS regional is one of its four attached regionals.

Wrestler participation and advancement (Hinsdale Central Individual Sectional) | Four regional tournaments merge to form an individual sectional. This year, OPRF's individual sectional is composed of 12 regional place-winners per weight (regional fourth place is excluded and does not advance to the individual sectional) from its four regional tournaments: Marist, Mt. Carmel, Naperville Central, and Downers Grove South. The four (4) regional 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 as participants in the Individual State Final. Getting into the individual sectional 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 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 (University of Illinois 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. All wrestlers losing their first round match shall compete in the wrestle back. In recent years, the IHSA approved full wrestlebacks for all wrestlers, in effect removing the "follow the leader" requirement from previous years. 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 $8.00 for an all-day pass (possible added fee if payment is processed through GoFan). Individual Sectional costs $7.00 per session (3) and are listed as digital tickets on the IHSA website. Individual State Final costs $10.00 or $12.00 per session (5) / $50.00 or $60.00 per all-session pass / parking is $12.00 all day. For Dual Team State, Team Sectional costs $7.00 for the event, ad is listed as a digital ticket. Dual Team State Final costs $9.00 per session (2).

Times (OPRF events) | Regional and Individual Sectional Sessions were not listed on the IHSA website, as the document link was not active. Individual State Final Sessions: 12:00 PM for Class 1A / 4:30 PM approximate for Class 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: 5:00 PM (Friday), 9:00 AM & 7:00 PM (Saturday).

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

Grossinger Motors bag policy | Visitors to Dual Team State, please be aware of Grossinger Motors Arena's clear bag policy.

Tournament videos and play-by-play | Individual State Finals and Dual Team State are broadcast live and archived on www.IHSA.tv (via subscription). Trackwrestling hosts all IHSA Wrestling postseason events. See the specific links a further down in this post.

 

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

Links #2 | Manual: State-Series-Terms-and-Conditions | Manual: Schools-and-Managers | Boys 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 2022 Downers Grove South Regional tournament on TW. Look below for all potential OPRF State Series events on TrackWrestling.

TrackWrestling | Downers Grove South Regional | Hinsdale Central Sectional | Boys Individual State | TBA Team Sectional (TBD) | Boys Team State

Dual team tournament | More information on the Dual Team State Series will come in a few weeks. Should OPRF win its regional, the location has not yet been set for the Dual Team Sectional round. The date of that event would be Tuesday, February 22.

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

 

 

 

Weekend warriors: Girls team dominates at Addison T. & at Conant
OPRF Girls down all three opponents on Friday, decorate the medal stand on Saturday · 12/11/2021

  

OPRF Girls Wrestling Team Photo (Via HWF on FB) | Go Large

 
"Sweep!" was the word heard by some inside the gym at Addison Trail this past Friday night. The Orange & Blue Wrecking Crew dominated its Girls duals en route to three exciting and well-contested duals. The Girls squad earned victories over the host Blazers (54-45), the Batavia Bulldogs (18-12), and the West Chicago Wildcats (24-12). These results demonstrate the talent that the Girls troupe possesses.

Click here or on the image to the right to view the album photos of Friday's event (photos by Jamil Shhmart).

 
After outdueling Friday night foes, the Girls lineup underwent a Saturday saunter to Hoffman Estates (Conant H.S.) where it continued to bring the thunder. In the day's individual tournament, Huskie Girls earned ten places. In all, there were four champions (Cam Neuman, Trinity White, Tiffany White, and Kennedi Dickens), a pair of championship runners-up (Bentley Hills and Tamera Erving), one third-place finisher (Maria Diaz), and one each of 5th-6th-7th rank (Megan Barajas, Pearl Lacey, and Andrea Munoz respectively). What a tournament! What a weekend! Way to go, Girls!
 

    

 OPRF Girls gather for a Huskie Huddle at Conant. (Via HWF on FB) | Click on each photo to enlarge.

 

 

OPRFHS announces athletics cancellation, resumption
After pausing all activities, OPRFHS resumes them days later · 12/04/2021 & 12/06/2021

  

 

12/6: Oak Park and River Forest High School announces that all athletics and activities will resume as normal starting 12/07. To view the original posting on the OPRFHS website, click here.

12/4: Oak Park and River Forest High School announces online that athletics and activities are canceled through winter break. Subsequently, it was reported that these plans are subject to change based on a variety of factors. To view the original news posting on the OPRFHS website, click here.

 

 

OPRF, Varsity schedule updates for weekend of 12/3-12/4
Dual with Proviso West postponed (12/3), Varsity not at Washington (12/4) · 12/04/2021

  

 

12/3: The OPRF-Proviso West dual has been postponed and is slated to be rescheduled to later this season.

12/4: Oak Park & River Forest Varsity will not attend the Washington Super Duals. While the Super Duals are in action, OPRF will not participate.

There may be other schedule changes for different levels, but these two are what this website has learned recently.

Have a great weekend!

 

 

One week in: Huskies experience victory, loss, and growth
Varsity falls to Batavia, tops Andrew; next OPRF to face Proviso W., to travel to Washington · 11/27/2021

  

Huskies to journey to Panther den on Saturday, 12/04.

 

The 2021-2022 IHSA Wrestling season is off and running! Tuesday, November 23, held the season opener of the Huskies at intra-conference rivals Downers Grove North. While those results are not immediately known to this site, the Varisty squad had a test at home on Wednesday versus Class 3A #21 Batavia. (If not noted differently, rankings on this site come from Rob Sherrill at iwcoa.net.) The Bulldogs had a strong showing in the OPRF Field House as they won 11 of 14 bouts for a 63-15 victory. On Saturday, the Orange & Blue rebounded in Tinley Park as they upended the host Thunderbolts 43-30.

This upcoming week, Varsity once again welcomes an opponent to the Field House: Proviso West visits on Friday, 12/03, at 6:00 PM. On Saturday, Huskies trek south to Washington High School in downstate Illinois. The Washington Super Duals are slated to start at 10:00 AM.

Upcoming: On Friday, 12/03, Proviso West @ OPRF (6:00 PM):

Like the DGN Trojans, the Proviso West Panthers are members of the West Suburban (Silver) Conference. Come out to watch the Orange & Blue take on the Red & Black!

Upcoming: On Saturday, 12/04, OPRF @ Washington Super Duals (10:00 AM):

Another Panthers squad, Washington, hosts its Super Duals event. An OPRF-Washington match-up is not necessarily guaranteed, however, as there will be several teams at the event. Washington traditionally has been a very talented squad, and the Huskies and Panthers have had some very exciting head-to-head duals in the last several years.

Questions about other levels of OPRF Wrestling? | OPRF Wrestling Schedule - All Levels

Let's go, Huskies!

 

 

IHSA competition day one: Let's have some fun!
OPRF Huskies open versus Batavia; Action is slated to begin at 6:00 Pm · 11/23/2021

vs. Batavia (Wed)

 

Let's gooooooooo! The 2021-2022 IHSA Wrestling season's official competition slate is upon the Orange & Blue Wrecking Crew. You may have been following the recent posts of some Huskie Happenings on Facebook (stay updated at the Huskie Wrestling Family page). Well, after the Wrestle-Offs and the Community Cleanup, it's time to shine up those wrestling shoes! Wait a minute...can wrestling shoes really be shined? I don't know; that's for another day and discussion. At any rate, this week is when the action commences.

On Wednesday, 11/24, Batavia @ OPRF: | OPRF Wrestling Schedule
Huskie Wrestling returns to OPRF High School! Batavia High School will visit.

Masks required for entrance to event.

JV and Freshman at 5 pm.

Varsity and Girls at 6:30 pm.

--> Batavia-OPRF JV1 & Varsity Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh_Fc5cSuug&t=6882s

It's also Alumni Night!!!! You know what they say, "Once a Huskie, always a Huskie!"

A terrific start of wrestling. Will we see you cheering us on?

Huskie Pride! In relentless pursuit!!

 

 

A nod to normalcy: IHSA Wrestling has begun!
The season commences as of Nov. 10; First competition on Nov. 23 · 11/10/2021

This year's crop intends to carve out its own identity.

 

...And we're off! As the leaves turn, so now does the fall sports advance to winter. The Illinois High School Association has granted the start of the high school wrestling season on Monday, November 8. For those curious, you can view the IHSA 5-Year Wrestling Season Calendar. As wrestlers, coaches, staff members, parents, guardians, relatives, fans, and even referees all prepare for the first whistle that impacts regular season scoring, we begin to preview what this season will look like. By all accounts, a regular schedule (similar to the 2019-2020 campaign) will be employed across the state. Here is a summary of what events will return for the new year:

Returning:
- Conference and non-conference events
- Multi-team events
- Individual State Series
- Team State Series

New:
- First IHSA Girls State Series

To see, hear, and read a bit more about the Girls Wrestling changes, a Peoria area new station reported on this topic (published on November 8): Girls wrestlers ready for first IHSA tournament. This is but one story about the topic. Melvin Tate, writing for the Wednesday Journal, presented another article on the new change for Girls Wrestling: Girls wrestling gets its own state championships next year (June 28, 2021). This article references the past season at OPRF and offers unique perspectives of the upcoming one. A third article, IHSA Board Sets Schedule For Inaugural Individual Girls Wrestling State Finals, Extends Two State Final Hosting Contracts, highlights the new change and new venue for the Girls Wrestling State Finals.

As the days progress, so will this site reshape for the now current IHSA Wrestling season. Please be patient as I acquire and apply news and data for the website. As of November 10, I have updated the competition schedule for all levels.

2021-2022 OPRF Wrestling Schedule, Currently | OPRF Wrestling Schedule

Thank you for visiting and returning. As I have been doing so for years, I will do my best to report on OPRF Wrestling this IHSA season. I am not immune to mistakes, and I am not with the team day-to-day. Overwhelmingly, I rely on others to gain information to post on this site. I welcome news, corrections, questions, and suggestions. I ask for understanding. Let's partner for an amazing season! My email address is oprfwrestlingwebmaster@gmail.com, should you wish to contact me.

It is an honor to be a part of this team, this community, and this family. Huskie Pride!

-BT

 

 

It's here: The IHSA season kickoff is tonight
OPRF hosts York; Zoom link available for spectators · 04/28/2021

Huskies play host tonight, 4/28, versus York.

 

The "winter" season of IHSA Wrestling begins tonight, April 28, at Oak Park & River Forest High School. A dual versus the York Dukes is on tap in official event #1. While this is a different season, it will be great to see our beloved Huskies go toe-to-toe with this near-west rival.

The action will begin with lower levels at 5:30 PM. Varsity is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM.

My sources indicate that spectators are allowed (in some capacity) but should not arrive more than 15 minutes before competition begins. Please be flexible during this event and throughout this season as directives evolve and as we become familiar with requirements. For many, a virtual view is preferred, and this Zoom link is available for tonight and should be working for (at least) the home events this season.

Visit the OPRF-York Dual Meet on Zoom | OPRF Wrestling on Zoom

We wish all in the program and in the state the very best of luck this season. Good luck, Huskies. Let's come out of the gate strong!

Once again, lower levels are scheduled for 5:30 PM and Varsity is scheduled for 7:00 PM. Huskie Pride!

 

 

A season unlike any other: The 2020-2021 season is almost here
The season kickoff is April 28 versus York; IHSA will not host a State Series this year · 04/21/2021

It's very nearly time for another IHSA season.

 

It will be nearly 14 months since the Orange & Blue Wrecking Crew will again take the mat -- from IHSA season to IHSA season -- but come April 28, Oak Park & River Forest will be toeing the line once more.

This season may have sneaked up on you (as it has me), but it's here. Certainly, a very lot has happened since the 2019-2020 season concluded. My first wishes are for you and yours during this recent and present unprecedented time. For many, wrestling is therapeutic. For many, wrestling is life. I hope that this upcoming season brings joy and so much more to you and to us all.

This season will be different. For starters, the Huskies will only hold events versus conference opponents. This competition slate will be duals as opposed to individual tournaments. At the schedule's creation, OPRF will combat 13 high schools this season. There will be multiple levels of competition at certain events. In terms of individual or team championship series, the IHSA will not schedule and hold these events during the year. There may be post-season (as opposed to postseason) events sanctioned by alternate organizations, so stay tuned to how it all shakes out.

The competition begins one week from today, on April 28, at home versus York. Understandably, spectator details will be quite different this year. I will share more information about how to watch OPRF wrestling as I obtain it. The ultimate quarrel on the calendar is on Wednesday, June 9, also at home opposite Hinsdale Central. At present, I do not know what honors or distinctions will be awarded this season (and by whom). For a complete view of the planned schedule, please look at the table below.

As webmaster, I will do my best to inform you and to celebrate these young athletes and this amazing staff. This season, as you can agree, will be one unlike any we have seen before. Still, there is a season! I wish all Huskies the very best of luck! Let's have a great IHSA season, everywhere!

For more information on modified IHSA athletics, view this WIFR article (from Jan. 27).

 

2020-2021 IHSA Wrestling Schedule | OPRF

 Date  Opponent  Location Levels
 April 28 (Wed.)  York  OPRF 3
 April 30 (Fri.)  Proviso West  Proviso West 3
 May 5 (Wed.)  Downers Grove North  Downers Grove North 3
 May 7 (Fri.)  Proviso East  Proviso East 3
 May 12 (Wed.)  Leyden  OPRF 2
 May 14 (Fri.)  Morton  Morton 3+
 May 19 (Wed.)  Glenbard West  Glenbard West 3
 May 21 (Fri.)  Hinsdale South  OPRF 1-2
 May 26 (Wed.)  Lyons Township  OPRF 3
 May 28 (Fri.)  Addison Township  OPRF 2-3
 June 2 (Wed.)  Willowbrook  OPRF 2-3
 June 4 (Fri.)  Downers Grove South  Downers Grove South 3
 June 9 (Wed.)  Hinsdale Central  OPRF 3

Number of levels is anticipated, note that OPRF Girls is scheduled on 5/14.

 

 

Looking back (and forward): Huskies complete 2019-2020 season
The OPRF Wrestling Wall of Fame grows taller and fuller each passing season · 03/01/2020

Joshua Ogunsanya earned the Huskies' 19th individual title since 2008-2009. (photo by Shhmart Family)

 

Many have said, "Numbers don't lie." I subscribe to a similar declaration, "Numbers don't disappoint." Statistics are a subset of numbers, and they are also an integral part of a wrestling season. The Varsity statistics have been tabulated and finalized, and they are available for viewing on this site. You can jump there now, or simply wait until the conclusion of this article. To help you find it in a flash, we have provided a direct link below.

Here now are some news and notes on the closed IHSA Wrestling season. It was a thrilling year, and each year brings its own unique blend of trials, successes, growths, and disappointments. It is (and was) a pleasure to be a part of your life for these past months and more, and we look forward to continuing to share residence at the magical place knows as "Huskieville."

On to news and notes:

 

For the record | Oak Park & River Forest concluded its dual meet record at a 13-12 (.520) clip, which included a 5-1 mark in conference. As the season progressed, the Huskies became stronger. The Orange & Blue Wrecking Crew earned top place at the Rex Whitlach Invitational, the Huskie Invitational, and the IHSA Regional. Despite not advancing to Dual Team State, OPRF gave the top teams in Illinois cause for concern. For more on the Varsity dual and tournament finishes, visit this year's Results page.

 
Nine still counts | This season, the Huskies have gained their ninth consecutive West Suburban (Silver) Conference Title. Although they finished at 5-1 in the WSC-Silver, they tied with two other high schools with the same mark.
 
Common cents | The senior class featured five wrestlers who joined the list of Huskie wrestlers with 100 or more Varsity victories. Nico Bolivar (135-34) earned his membership card into the Century Club a season ago. Four others cemented their place in 2019-2020: Josh Ogunsanya (140-21), Jake Rundell (132-8), Joe Chapman (124-30), and Daemyen Middlebrooks (114-29).In all, there are now 28 members of this illustrious group. To view the grapplers with at least 100 Varsity victories, visit the Wall of Fame page.
 
Up top downstate | 145-pounder Joshua Ogunsanya earned Class 3A top honors as an individual state champion this season. He completed the season with a 43-4 record. Other medalists at the State Farm Center were Jake Rundell (3rd place at 126 pounds), Joe Chapman (3rd place at 152 pounds), and Daemyen Middlebrooks (3rd place at 195 pounds).
 
Double take | Jake Rundell garnered the most takedowns and total falls. Jake notched 239 takedowns and he aforementioned Jake Rundell led the charge in bout takedowns. He tallied 160 on the season. In total falls, Jake gathered 28 falls alongside 8 technical falls for a total of 36. Jake is both this season's Takedown and Pin King.
 

Jake Rundell stands on the mat in Champaign.

 
Numbers game | Enough of the commentary; below are the 2019-2020 statistics leaders. Enjoy!
 

Statistics Leaders | Maneuvers

 Statistic Number  Wrestler Year
 Wins 43  Josh Ogunsanya Sr.
  43  Jake Rundell Sr.
 Losses 0  Rigoberto Guzman Jr.
 Takedowns 239  Jake Rundell Sr.
 Nearfalls-3 41  Joe Chapman Sr.
 Nearfalls-2 38  Joe Chapman Sr.
 Total Nearfalls 79  Joe Chapman Sr.
 Reversals 12  Joe Chapman Sr.
 Escapes 40  Jalen Dunson So.
 

Statistics Leaders | Victory Types

 Wins Number  Wrestler Year
 Falls 29  Daemyen
 Middlebrooks
Sr.
 Tech Falls 11  Joe Chapman Sr.
 Total Falls 38  Jake Rundell Sr.
 Majors 7  Nico Bolivar Sr.
  7  Connor Nagela Jr.
  7  Joshua Ogunsanya Sr.
 Decisions 12  Nico Bolivar Sr.
 Forfeits 2  Stephon Carr Jr.
  2  Connor Nagela Jr.
  2  John Valaika Sr.
 Defaults 2  Nico Bolivar Sr.
 Disqual's 0  [None]  
 

 

Under the dome: Huskies pose at Individual State. (photo by Shhmart Family) | Go Large

 

 

Off the mark in Orland Park: Eagles flap past Huskies 37-27
Sandburg eliminates OPRF, snap Huskies' consecutive team state appearances at eight · 02/25/2020

  

OPRF and Sandburg tangled for a spot at Dual Team State. (photos by Shhmart Family) |

 
For the past several years, Oak Park & River Forest has made Bloomington their February (or March) home. Seeking yet another ticket to the Dual Team State tournament, OPRF had to overtake the Sandburg Eagles. The Huskies had the task of wrestling with no regret and then seeing where the team stood at the end of the night. In this challenge, OPRF succeeded. In the team score contest, however, the Sandburg Eagles notched more dual team points and advanced. What is also true is that at the final whistle, digits chiseled into the scoreboard did not impede the Huskie pride, Huskie power, Huskie spirit, and Huskie family; all of these prevailed.

Setting the stage slightly, fans anticipated that the dual would be an exciting one. Adding to the intrigue was that Sandburg was wrestling at their home, due to being a Dual Team Sectional host as pre-designated by the IHSA. The action began a tad after 6:00 PM, and 195-pound state medalist Daemyen Middlebrooks started the dual with a bang. His second period fall earned a valuable six points for the Huskies. At 220 pounds, Malcolm Gray fought hard and prevented a big Eagle win. Sandburg did earn four team points, however. In a repeat affair from the Individual Sectional, Fabian Gonzalez put up a strong challenge to the 285-pound state champion Mike Bosco. After a 3-1 bout result, Sandburg led 7-6.

The Eagles triumphed in the next three tussles. Zavien Stewart wrestled with Huskie heart but was overwhelmed by state finalist Sammie Hayes. At 113, Sandburg's Dom Iannantone avenged a loss at Hinsdale Central and swooped past Jalen Dunson. In perhaps the closest battle of the night, Connor Nagela and Eagle Matt Parker scrapped at 120 pounds. A late takedown for Sandburg added this bout into its win column. In short order at 126 pounds, Jake Rundell muscled his opponent to his back. This pinfall victory edged the Huskies closer, now trailing 19-12. Malakye Rodriguez, tonight's 132-pounder, started off strong but was outlasted in his six-minute effort.

From 138 to 152, OPRF went on a run. Nico Bolivar grappled his way to a 9-6 victory. Following Nico were Joshua Ogunsanya and Joe Chapman. Both of these Huskies culminated their time on the mat with fall victories. With three bouts to go, Oak Park & River Forest held a 27-23 advantage. Unfortunately, the Eagles held advantages of their own in the final trio of contests. At 160 pounds, Stephon Carr attempted to keep the Huskie boat moving in the right direction. Unfortunately his Huskie will wasn't enough to do so, but Stephon minimized bonus points. The scoreboard read 27-all. Adrian Palmares was next to toe the line. The junior was caught by Sandburg's Patrick Houston. Up by six with a single bout remaining sealed the dual, since the Eagles had just clinched the majority of bout victories and thus the tie-breaker. Still, junior Zion Long brought a spirited effort in his 182-pound contest. An Eagle win in the finale finalized the team outputs: Sandburg 37, OPRF 27.

The loss officially concluded the Huskies' IHSA season, although more wrestling is always around the corner. Congratulations to the Huskie Wrestling Family on a fine season!

More to come in time. In the meantime, Huskie Power!

 

TrackWrestling for all | Dual Team Sectionals (Links to All Classes)

Event pics (by Jamil Shhmart) | OPRF-Sandburg Album 1 | OPRF-Sandburg Album 2

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 | Lyons Regional | Hinsdale Central Sectional | Individual State | Sandburg Team Sectional | Team State

 

 

  

Huskie supported. (photos by Shhmart Family) | Go large: 1 | 2

 

 

Tuesday night lights: Huskies begin second second season
OPRF and Sandburg to tangle, winner advances to Dual Team State's elite eight · 02/25/2020

       

Sandburg 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 8, 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 25, the Huskies will travel to Sandburg High School to square off against the Sandburg Eagles. 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. Also scheduled to wrestle at Sandburg is Mt. Carmel versus Naperville Central. The admission at Sandburg is $6, and the action is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM.

This is the final week of the 2019-2020 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. You can follow the live results on TrackWrestling, if you cannot come in person.

Prices | For Dual Team State, Team Sectional costs $6.00 for the event.

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

Sandburg H.S. address | IHSA Dual Team Sectional (Feb 25) | 13300 S. LaGrange Rd., Orland Park, IL 60462 | Map

 

TrackWrestling for all | Dual Team Sectionals (Links to All Classes)

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 | Lyons Regional | Hinsdale Central Sectional | Individual State | Sandburg Team Sectional | Team State

 


 

Medal magic: Ogunsanya tops at 145, another trio win bronze
 Josh Ogunsanya topples all; Jake Rundell, Joe Chapman, Daemyen Middlebrooks also medal · 02/22/2019

 

Joshua Ogunsanya flexed his muscles to gold. (via OPRF W on Instagram) | Go Large

 
If you haven't seen Joshua Ogunsanya in person, you may have read a recent article highlighting his personal drive to be at the top of Class 3A mountaintop come this past Saturday night. Spoiler alert: Josh succeeded in just that. After adding technical fall and traditional fall tallies to his resume, his run included triumphs over familiar Fidel Mayora (Montini) and Connor Gaynor (Mt. Carmel). Josh had lost to Mayora previously this year by the slimmest of margins. One week ago, Josh planted Gaynor on his back for a pinfall victory. Josh reversed the fortune against Mayora in the semis before controlling the scoring against Gaynor in the finals. Josh Ogunsanya's tournament line: one pin, one technical fall, two decisions, and no offensive points given up. Congratulations, Josh, on your first state title in your senior season!

Three others, Jake Rundell (126), Joe Chapman (152), and Daemyen Middlebrooks (195) narrowly succumbed in the winners' bracket. However, each won all bouts the rest of the way to earn a very difficult consolation championship. Nationally-ranked Jake toed the line with additionally national-ranked Dylan Ragusin (Montini) in the semifinals but fell short 3-2. Joe Chapman also fell in the semis, by a 6-4 tally versus James Pierandozzi (Plainfield South). Daemyen Middlebrooks met undefeated and eventual champion Nick Stemmet (Yorkville) in the quarterfinals, managing a gritty 5-3 final score in an exciting bout. These three did not let their talent get lost in the circumstance, and they continued to win all the way through the medal round. Congratulations, gentlemen!

Three more were in action for the Huskies. Sophomore Jalen Dunson, a 113-pound dynamo who demonstrated a combination of toughness and skill to get to the Individual State Final, lost his two bouts but will return next year. Nico Bolivar, an immensely talented 132-pounder finished 1-2 at State Farm Center. He was downed in his first consolation bout. We need Nico to be rearing to go this week, and I am sure that he will be determined to do all he can for the Orange & Blue. Fabian Gonzalez, a senior heavyweight, excelled in his lone season as the 285-pound starter. He finished 2-2, and only one overtime loss prevented a medal from being placed around his neck. A highlight for Fabian was a fall victory over Josh Mathiasen (York), to whom Fabian returned the favor after the OPRF-York dual from earlier this season. 182-pound starter, Danny Lingen, was not able to participate in the Individual State Series. He likely would have laid waste to a number of opponents in February, including during a potential trip downstate. Let's all hope that everyone is ready to do whatever it takes to advance past Sandburg this upcoming Tuesday night, February 25.

With one week to go (don't go anywhere, folks), the curtain fell on the 2019-2020 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 8) 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 2019-2020 season on a Huskie high note.

 
 

Individual State Results | 106-145

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 No Wrestler  --  106  --
 Jalen Dunson  Sophomore  113  DNP
 No Wrestler  --  120  --
 Jake Rundell  Senior  126  3rd
 Nico Bolivar  Senior  132  DNP
 No Wrestler  --  138  --
 Joshua Ogunsanya  Senior  145  1st
 

Individual State Results | 152-285

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Joe Chapman  Senior  152  3rd
 No Wrestler  --  160  --
 No Wrestler  --  170  --
 No Wrestler  --  182  --
 Daemyen Middlebr.  Senior  195  3rd
 No Wrestler  --  220  --
 Fabian Gonzalez  Senior  285  DNP
 
 
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 Sandburg 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 Hinsdale Central Individual Sectional).

As we mentioned, OPRF duels Sandburg at Sandburg High School on Tuesday night beginning at 6 pm. Also attending in combat are Mt. Carmel and Naperville Central. The night will conclude with the two dual winners advancing to Saturday's quarterfinal round, the OPRF-Sandburg winner and the Mt. Carmel-Naperville Central 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 Orland Park (Sandburg) and support the Huskies!!! --> IHSA Class 3A Dual Team Bracket

Huskie Pride, and Huskie POWER!

 

 

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

TrackWrestling Brackets and Full Results | 2020 IHSA Individual State Final

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

Videos | State finals video (via Illinois Matmen) | 2020 Jumbotron Video (IL MM)

Event articles | Individual State recap (Wednesday Journal) | Wrestling Notebook (Oak Leaves)

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

Illinois medalists (1937-2020) | Visit this comprehensive archive of IL medalists (by Matt / petersenkid2 from IL MM)

 
 

Individual State Bout Results | 106-145

 Wrestler r16 r8 r4 r2    
 Jalen Dunson L L*        
 Jake Rundell W W L W* W*  
 Nico Bolivar W L L*      
 Joshua Ogunsanya W W W W    
 

Individual State Bout Results | 152-285

 Wrestler r16 r8 r4 r2    
 Joe Chapman W W L W* W*  
 Daemyen Middlebrooks W L W* W* W* W*
 Fabian Gonzalez W L W* L*    
             
 
 

* - Wrestleback match

 


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Going Farm-ing: Seven Huskies earn trips to Individual State
OPRF earns 3 titles at the Hinsdale Central Individual Sectional; State begins Thu. · 02/15/2020

   

Huskies competed on a familiar floor on Friday and Saturday. (photos by BT)

 
On Saturday, February 15, Hinsdale Central High School was one of four locations where the final crop of Class 3A wrestlers punched their tickets to the State Farm Center in Champaign-Urbana. Oak Park & River Forest earned seven of those competitor seats via their top-four finishes in Hinsdale. The Individual State Final will take place on Thursday-Saturday of this week. 16 wrestlers will join each weight bracket (there three distinct classes in IHSA Wrestling), and they aim to leave as one of the 6 medalists within that contest.

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 delivering Huskie Power). Seven of the nine OPRF sectional qualifiers successfully navigated their respective bracket to make it downstate. Let's look at the crop of Hungry Huskies who have punched their ticket to Champaign: Jalen Dunson (113 - 4th), Jake Rundell (126 - 1st), Nico Bolivar (132 - 3rd), Josh Ogunsanya (145 - 1st), Joe Chapman (152 - 1st), Daemyen Middlebrooks (195 - 3rd), and Fabian Gonzalez (285 - 3rd). Unfortunately, two of the Wrecking Crew finished short of advancing: Zavien Stewart (106) and Malakye Rodriguez (138). Of these, Malakye is a graduating senior. As I've said, these (and all Huskie) wrestlers are potentially in the mix to participate in Tuesday's Team Sectional dual (Tuesday, February 25). If OPRF advances further, they will culminate the entire season on February 29. Congratulations on your accomplishments, Zavien and Malakye!

Taking a closer look at the Individual Sectional results, the Huskies snatched a trio of sectional titles. Jake Rundell (126) cruised in his championship match with a technical fall victory. Josh Ogunsanya (145) came up Huskie big and turned the tides in an exciting fall victory. Joe Chapman (152) controlled his adversaries and prevented his final opponent to even score a point. Although three more lost their close semifinal bouts, they had no trouble in the consolation title tilt: Nico Bolivar (132), Daemyen Middlebrooks (195), and Fabian Gonzalez (285). It should be noted that Nico triumphed via injury default. Jalen Dunson (113) lost a close match to start, but then he won when it counted -- including in an overtime bout -- to earn the right to wrestle in his first Individual State Final.

There are a few things to note about the State Farm Center this week. First, be aware of the Individual State Final (posted in the 02/05 article below). Second, observe that there will be TRUE WRESTLEBACKS again this year. In other words, the previously held "follow the leader" format has ceased beginning this season. All wrestlers are guaranteed a chance to rise in the consolation bracket 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 2018-2019 Postseason page.

 

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

TrackWrestling Brackets and Full Results | Hinsdale Central Sectional

Event articles | OPRF seniors, Middlebrooks, to state (Oak Leaves, Subscr.)

What's next | OPRF sends 7 to the Individual State Final on Thu-Sat, February 20-22 | Individual State Brackets

State Farm Center address | IHSA Individual Final (Feb 20-22) | 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 clear bag policy.

Tournament videos | Individual State Finals and Dual Team State are broadcast live and archived on www.IHSA.tv (via a month subscription).

 

 
 

Hinsdale Central Sectional Results | 106-145

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Zavien Stewart  Junior  106  DNP
 Jalen Dunson  Sophomore  113  4th
 No Wrestler  --  120  --
 Jake Rundell  Senior  126  1st
 Nico Bolivar  Senior  132  3rd
 Malakye Rodriguez  Senior  138  DNP
 Joshua Ogunsanya  Senior  145  1st
 

Hinsdale Central Sectional Results | 152-285

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Joe Chapman  Senior  152  1st
 No Wrestler  --  160  --
 No Wrestler  --  170  --
 No Wrestler  --  182  --
 Daemyen Middlebr.  Senior  195  3rd
 No Wrestler  --  220  --
 Fabian Gonzalez  Senior  285  3rd
 
 

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Power move: OPRF tops field at Lyons Regional with 9 advancing
6 champions propel Huskies; OPRF will wrestle Sandburg at Sandburg in the Dual Team Sectional · 02/08/2020

  

Huskies reigned supreme at a conference rival's home den. (photos by BT)

 

The Lyons Regional was a challenge for the Huskies and for all participating high schools. It has been noted as one of the toughest (of the 16) Class 3A regionals in Illinois this season. Oak Park & River Forest has a habit for pocketing the regional team championship, however, and it was not different on this day.

After the last whistle, the Orange & Blue Wrecking Crew outlasted the team runner-up by exactly 40 points. OPRF tallied 191.5 team points, while Lyons Township (151.5) and Hinsdale Central (139.5) trailed behind. Along with the IHSA plaque, the Huskies are now invited to take part in the IHSA Dual Team State Series that will begin in earnest on February 25. There is a lot that will happen before then, most certainly. On Saturday, six Huskies returned to the Oak Park & River Forest community with bracket boards. A trio of others earned third-place honors and entry into the Hinsdale Central Individual Sectional.

In weight order, the half dozen individual champions were Jake Rundell (126), Nico Bolivar (132), Josh Ogunsanya (145), Joe Chapman (152), Daemyen Middlebrooks (195), and Fabian Gonzalez (285). Three out of four consolation championship contenders advanced: Zavien Stewart (106), Jalen Dunson (113), and Malakye Rodriguez (138). Connor Nagela (120) placed 4th after a tough loss in the determining bout. Non-placing Huskies were Stephon Carr (160), Adrian Palmares (170), Zion Long (182), and Malcolm Gray (220). Zion stepped in for Danny Lingen, the normal starter at 182 pounds. Danny had been out with an injury, and it is wildly unfortunate that the senior could not compete in the individual state series. The good news is that the Huskies have advanced in the team competition, and Danny (and all Huskie wrestlers) are eligible to participate against Sandburg in the Dual Team Sectional matchup a few weeks down the road. Let's hope that all wrestlers are available and ready for the showdown against the Eagles.

The next chapter in this year's Huskie postseason is a Friday-Saturday date with other individual sectional qualifiers. This upcoming tournament takes place this weekend, February 14-15, at Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale. 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. The Hinsdale Central Individual Sectional brackets have already been created. There have been reports of errors online, so consider the brackets unofficial at this time. View the upcoming Hinsdale Central Individual Sectional brackets on TrackWrestling. A reminder, if you cannot come out to Hinsdale Central High School, you can follow the action at this link.

As we mentioned above, the team's regional victory enters the Huskies into the now 16-team Dual Team State Series (for 3A class schools). This tournament will begin for the Huskies on Tuesday, February 25, at Sandburg High School. This location was predetermined prior to the IHSA postseason. 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 (Lyons Regional) | 106-145 Pounds

 106 | Zavien Stewart (3rd, 3-1)  | Zavien's riding skills were too strong for his adversary.
 113 | Jalen Dunson (3rd, 3-1)  | With the individual sectional on the line, Jalen routed his opponent.
 120 | Connor Nagela (4th, 2-2)  | Connor lost twice to the same wrestler in a tough bracket.
 126 | Jake Rundell (1st, 2-0)  | Jake is seemingly always in control in his matches.
 132 | Nico Bolivar (1st, 3-0)  | Nico continues to calmly let his actions do all the talking.
 138 | Malakye Rodriguez (3rd, 3-1)  | In his first postseason with OPRF, Malakye is making it count.
 145 | Joshua Ogunsanya (1st, 2-0)  | Josh easily controlled a top-5 wrestler in the finals.

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

 152 | Joe Chapman (1st, 2-0)  | Dominance is a word that suited Joe on the day.
 160 | Stephon Carr (DNP, 1-2)  | Stephon, one of the biggest hearts, left nothing out on the mats.
 170 | Adrian Palmares (DNP, 0-2)  | Adrian hustled hard, but the junior did not advance.
 182 | Zion Long (DNP, 0-2)  | Zion, a junior, suffered from a big non-call but found his moments.
 195 | Daemyen Middlebrooks (1st, 2-0)  | Daemyen is Mr. Smooth when the whistle blows.
 220 | Malcolm Gray (DNP, 1-2)  | Malcolm gives a 100% effort each step of the way.
 285 | Fabian Gonzalez (1st, 2-0)  | Fabian, a Butler-bound athlete, avenged an earlier loss in the final.
 

 

Final team scores | The Huskies scored 191.5 team points. Second and third were Lyons Township (151.5) and Hinsdale Central (139.5).

TrackWrestling Brackets and Full Results | Lyons Regional

Event articles | LT Regional Recap (Wednesday Journal) | Joe Chapman (Oak Leaves - Subscr.) | Photos (Subscr.)

What's next | OPRF sends 9 to the Hinsdale Central Individual Sectional Tournament on Fri-Sat, February 14-15. | Hinsdale Central Individual Sectional

Hinsdale Central H.S. address | IHSA Individual Sectional (Feb 14-15) | 5500 S. Grant St., Hinsdale, IL 60521 | 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!

 

 
 

Lyons Regional Results | 106-145

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Zavien Stewart  Junior  106  3rd
 Jalen Dunson  Sophomore  113  3rd
 Connor Nagela  Junior  120  4th
 Jake Rundell  Senior  126  1st
 Nico Bolivar  Senior  132  1st
 Malakye Rodriguez  Senior  138  3rd
 Joshua Ogunsanya  Senior  145  1st
 

Lyons Regional Results | 152-285

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Joe Chapman  Senior  152  1st
 Stephon Carr  Junior  160  DNP
 Adrian Palmares  Junior  170  DNP
 Zion Long  Junior  182  DNP
 Daemyen Middlebr.  Senior  195  1st
 Malcolm Gray  Junior  220  DNP
 Fabian Gonzalez  Senior  285  1st
 
 

 

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February frenzy: Huskies open postseason on Saturday at Lyons
Varsity competes against seven local squads for tourney crown; top 3 individuals advance · 02/05/2020

   

Competition dates are highlighted.

 
While the other 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 Lyons Township High School to begin its postseason quest. Eight 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 seven other squads at the Lions' home of LaGrange High School (LaGrange campus). Including unofficial state rankings, these teams are: Bolingbrook (#21), Downers Grove North (HM), Downers Grove South (HM), Hinsdale Central (#23), Lyons Township (#20), OPRF (#10), Proviso East, and Proviso West. As noted, Downers Grove North and Downers Grove South are 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 (Lyons Township 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, February 6. 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 14-15, at Hinsdale Central High School (Hinsdale Central).

Wrestler participation and advancement (Hinsdale Central Individual Sectional) | Four regional tournaments merge to form an individual sectional. This year, OPRF's individual sectional is composed of 12 regional place-winners per weight (regional fourth place is excluded and does not advance to the individual sectional) from Reavis, Stagg, Marmion, and Lyons. 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 as participants in the Individual State Final. Getting into the individual sectional 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 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 $8.00 for an all-day pass (it appears that session-only tickets are not available this year). Individual Sectional costs $6.00 per session (3). Individual State Final costs $10.00 or $12.00 per session (5) / $50.00 or $60.00 per all-session pass / parking is $12.00 all day. For Dual Team State, Team Sectional costs $6.00 for the event. Dual Team State Final costs $8.00 per session (2).

Times (OPRF events) | Regional Sessions: 9:00 AM and 2:00 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 & 5:30 PM (Saturday).

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

Grossinger Motors bag policy | Visitors to Dual Team State, please be aware of Grossinger Motors Arena's 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).

 

 

Lyons Township H.S. address | IHSA Regional (Feb 8) | 100 S. Brainard Ave., LaGrange, IL 60525 | Map

Hinsdale Central H.S. address | IHSA Individual Sectional (Feb 14-15) | 5500 S. Grant St., Hinsdale, IL 60521 | Map

State Farm Center address | IHSA Individual Final (Feb 20-22) | 1800 S. 1st St., Champaign, IL 61820 | Map

Sandburg H.S. address | IHSA Dual Team Sectional (Feb 25) | 13300 S. LaGrange Rd., Orland Park, IL 60462 | Map

Grossinger Motors Arena address | IHSA Dual Team Final (Feb 29) | 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 2020 Lyons Township Regional tournament on TW. Look below for all potential OPRF State Series events on TrackWrestling.

TrackWrestling | Lyons Regional | Hinsdale Central Sectional | Individual State | Sandburg 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 Sandburg in its Dual Team Sectional round. The date of that event would be Tuesday, February 25.

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

 

 

 

Don't skirt the shirt: Buy your Huskie wear today
Huskie gear is ready and waiting, designed to satisfy · 11/15/2019

  
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