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Leap year: OPRF Wrestling looks to jump out of the gates this Feb.
On Saturday, Varsity toes the line at Glenbard West; three weeks of individual competitions remain · 02/04/2016

     

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Well, well, well. Here we stand (or, perhaps, sit) in the ultimate month of the Illinois High School Association Interscholastic Wrestling Season. February...is here.

After (much longer than) four months of preparation, these Varsity athletes will step on the postseason -- State Series -- stage in hopes of maximizing their team and individual output. The Huskies begin their Class 3A Dual Team Champion three-peat attempt this Saturday, February 6, at Glenbard West High School (Glen Ellyn). Nine teams will be in attendance. Below is our quick primer on what you need to know to be ready for February action.

Team advancement | On Saturday, OPRF will compete alongside eight other squads at the Hilltoppers' home of Glenbard West High School. Including unofficial state rankings, these teams are: Addison Trail, #19 Glenbard West, Leyden, Proviso East, Proviso West, #1 OPRF, Schurz, #12 Wheaton North, and York. 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; a successful win earns 1 point in the consolation bracket. This advancement bonus will be waved for all medal round matches. Final team points are as follows: 14 points (first place), 10 points (second place), 7 points (third place), and 4 points (fourth place).

Wrestler participation and advancement (Glenbard West Regional) | Schools have the right to enter up to 14 wrestlers -- one for each weight class. 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 12-13, at Conant High School (Hoffman Estates).

Wrestler participation and advancement (Conant Individual Sectional) | Four Regional Tournaments merge to form an Individual Sectional. 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, the top third (the four place-winners) will punch their ticket to Champaign and the State Finals. Getting into the place matches is vital. Although the results of the 1st/3rd place bouts do not factor into qualification for Individual State, they will affect beginning bracket location under the newly remodeled Assembly Hall -- er, State Farm Center (February 18-20). Team scores are not kept at this tournament 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 Ind. 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. The top 6 finishers 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 $4.00 per session (2) or $6.00 for an all-day pass. Individual Sectional costs $5.00 per session (3). State Final costs $8.00 or $10.00 per session (5) / $40.00 or $50.00 per all-session pass.

Times | Regional Sessions: 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM (Saturday). Individual Sectional Sessions: 4:30 PM (Friday), 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM (Saturday). Individual State Final Sessions: 1:00 PM (Thursday), 8:30 AM & 7:00 PM (Friday), 9:00 AM & 5:30 PM (Saturday).

Tournament videos | Individual State Finals are broadcast on www.IHSA.tv (subscription options are available). The finals will be rebroadcast on CSN Chicago.

Glenbard West H.S. address | 670 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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

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Brackets | All IHSA Wrestling Regionals (yep, all 48 Regionals in 3 classes) will be hosted on TrackWrestling. All brackets AND live results will be posted on TrackWrestling. Visit the Glenbard West Regional tournament on TW. Look for Individual Sectionals brackets on TrackWrestling, as well.

Dual team tournament | More information on the Dual Team State Series will come in a few weeks. In the meantime, follow the Orange & Blue Wrecking Crew in this February frenzy!

 

 

Dialed in: The Doris Davenport Show & Sponsor Spotight
OPRF Wrestling appears on TDDS; thank you for supporting our sponsors · 02/03/2016

 
  

On Sunday, Jan 31, OPRF-W visited "The Doris Davenport Show" with Doug Wyman. | DDS on FB

 

 
  Thank you to all of our 2015-2016 OPRF Wrestling Sponsors! Enjoy the Varsity picture below (click the image for a larger picture). We invite you to visit the full Sponsors List at our Sponsors page. Thank you for the support!   Marty Farmer, of the Wednesday Journal (OakPark.com), recently posted a well-done, thorough wrap-up of the Huskies regular season. Take a look at this postseason primer online article. Jump to "Leaders of the Pack."  
 

 

 
 

 

Saturday success: Huskies put their conference stamp on the year
Junior Varsity, Sophomore, and Freshman squads fare well; Varsity finishes as WSC-S co-champions · 01/30/2016

  

Junior Varsity poses after earning the title (left), as do the Freshman titlists (right).  | Enlarge JV | Enlarge Frosh

 
It's conference championship week! The Varsity squad has no conference tournament; the dual schedule determines the team champion (more on that later). However, the Junior Varsity, Sophomore, and Freshman groups did wrestle on Saturday. For many of these wrestlers, this maybe was their last match of the IHSA season. Other wrestlers housed at 201 N. Scoville, perhaps, wrestled their final bout in the weeks before. In the ultimate events for the lower levels, Huskies wrestled tough. As has become the norm for the Orange & Blue Wrecking Crew, there is much to get excited about in future seasons.

Junior Varsity | At the conference championships, OPRF stormed the competition. The Huskies finished with a stunning 7 individual champions: Torry Early (113), Eddie Bolivar (120), Kevin Davis (132), Jack Fisher (138), Brian Holloway (152), Darian Nichols (160), and Brandon Killingsworth (170). OPRF earned first place with 269 team points; Lyons Township (2nd) and Downers Grove South (3rd) rounded out the top three. The action took place at Hinsdale South High School. See pictures at the bottom of this article.

Sophomore | Our neighbors to the west, York, put on the 14-team Sophomore tournament. Oak Park & River Forest took one title (Eddie Ordonez at 132) while finishing 5th. Downers Grove North walked away with the first place trophy. Full Huskie results are listed in the table below. You can also visit TrackWrestling for full coverage: Sophomore (WSC) Invitational

Freshman | The youngsters also competed in their respective conference clash event....and won it! OPRF boasted four Freshman champions en route to the first place trophy for the first years. Congratulations!

Varsity(!) | The Varsity squad is in the news, however, as yesterday's Lyons Township 35-24 victory over Glenbard West cemented an OPRF West Suburban-Silver conference title! The Huskies, Lions, and Hilltoppers all finished the six-game regular season tilt with identical 5-1 records (previously, GW defeated OPRF and OPRF downed Lyons). GW, LT, and OPRF all are considered co-champions. Congratulations to these three teams!

 
     
Junior Varsity Results
 Wt.  Wrestler  Pl.
 106  Open  --
 113  T. Early  1st
 120  E. Bolivar  1st
 126  A. Munoz  2nd
 132  K. Davis  1st
 138  J. Fisher  1st
 145  D. Pedraza  3rd
 152  B. Holloway  1st
 160  D. Nichols  1st
 170  B. Killingsworth  1st
 182  C. Banks-Mitchell  3rd
 195  M. McDermott  5th
 220  S. Webster  4th
 285  D. Childs  3rd
 
Sophomore Results
 Wt.  Wrestler  Pl.
 106  D. Brodnax  3rd
 113  C. Johnson  3rd
 120  D. Deyro  7th
 126  D. Corrigan  6th
 132  E. Ordonez  1st
 138  P. Klein  8th
 145  I. Mohktar  4th
 152  Z. Wilmer  6th
 160  D. Smith  5th
 170  E. Kamaryt  7th
 182  E. Osit  3rd
 195  C. Brooks  3rd
 220  D. Colvin  2nd
 285  V. Claps  6th
     
 
Junior Varsity event pics | Junior Varsity | Championship photos ascend from 113 to 170.
 

     

 

  

 

 

News and notes: WSC tourneys (Sat), OPRF-W on the radio (Sun)
Also of note: OPRF senior Isaiah White commits to wrestle at Ohio State University · 01/29/2016

 
   

Conference championships (left), Doris Davenport Show (center), & Isaiah White (right) | Click to enlarge DDS poster

 
With just one week prior the start of the IHSA State Series (the individual and team high school playoff series), there are certainly events that should give your eyes (and ears) ample enjoyment. Let's take a look at some weekend highlights:

Lower level conference tournaments (Saturday) | You've got your pick of three exciting tournaments.... The Junior Varsity championships will be held at Hinsdale South High School in Darien. The Sophomore tourney will take place at York High School in Elmhurst. The Freshman medal-seekers travel to Lyons Township in LaGrange. Good luck, wrestlers!

OPRF Wrestling to appear on Doris Davenport Radio Show (Sunday) | Oak Park and River Forest High School wrestling head coach Paul Collins and several members of the two-time defending state champion Huskies will join award-winning Wednesday Journal sports editor Marty Farmer on the Doris Davenport Show Sunday, January 31 from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. on 1490 AM (WPNA). The show can also be streamed online at www.streema.com, type in 1490 AM Oak Park in the search field to listen to the show. More on the appearance: OakPark | DDS on FB.

Isaiah White commits to Ohio State (Extra! Extra!) | Oak Park & River Forest senior wrestler Isaiah White has recently made his post-high school decision. He will attend Ohio State University and will be a part of the Buckeyes wrestling squad. Isaiah is a three-time IHSA medalist and two-time IHSA champion. At the end of last season, Isaiah finished the year ranked #1 in the nation within his weight class. Jump to a recent news article about Isaiah's decision: FloW | TDW | IM. Congratulations, Isaiah!

 

 

Make room for the broom: OPRF sweeps Saturday tournaments
Freshman tops of 13 teams, Varsity bests 11 other squads in home tourneys · 01/23/2016

        

Huskies grappled their way to a pack of titles at home. (photos by Jonna Borgdorff)  | |

 
Let's begin with the Freshman warriors. If you haven't been paying attention to this lower level in recent years, you ought to. Year in and year out the grade 9 wrestlers are fierce, talented, and successful. At home on Saturday, the Freshman team outlasted a dozen opponents en route to the Oak Park & River Forest team trophy title.

The Huskies earned four 1st place, five 2nd, five 3rd, two 4th, three 5th, one 6th, three 7th, and one 8th place awards.

Congratulations, wrestlers, coaches, and managers!

The Varsity squad had no troubles in securing its championship trophy. Of the 13 Varsity wrestlers, the Huskies finished with eight 1st, one 2nd, two 3rd, two 4th, one 5th, one 6th, four 7th, and one 8th place medals.

All of the action was reported through TrackWrestling | Varsity Tourney on TW | Freshman Tourney on TW

 
 

Varsity Results (V)

 Wt.  Wrestler  Pl.
 106  P. Ogunsanya  1st
 113  R. Campos  1st
 120  J. Renteria  1st
 126  T. Madrigal  1st
 132  G. Townsell  1st
 138  J. Fisher  6th
 145  M. Ordonez  1st
 152  D. Matticks  2nd
 160  I. White  1st
 170  Open  
 182  D. Garner  4th
 195  K. McCoy  1st
 220  A. Stallings  1st
 285  C. Middlebrooks  1st
 
Varsity Results (JV)
 Wt.  Wrestler  Pl.
 106  D. Brodnax  DNP
 113  E. Bolivar  2nd
 120  T. Early  7th
 126  Open  
 132  E. Ordonez  3rd
 138  K. Davis  4th
 145  D. Pedraza  DNP
 152  B. Holloway  3rd
 160  D. Nichols  7th
 170  Open  
 182  E. Osit  7th
 195  M. McDermott  5th
 220  V. Claps  8th
 285  D. Childs  7th
 
Frosh Results (Orange)
 Wt.  Wrestler  Pl.
 W  A. Hirshman  3rd
 92  G. Hoerr  3rd
 99  A. Hirshman  3rd
 106  I. Howard  2nd
 113  G. Minich  7th
 120  M. Walton  5th
 126  D. Deyro  2nd
 132  T. Thurston  2nd
 138  J. Phelan  1st
 145  T. Mobley  3rd
 152  C. Rigden  8th
 160  J. Cagnina  1st
 170  M. Crawford  3rd
 182  G. Hann  2nd
 195  R. Schuler  1st
 220  J. Pascascio  5th
 285  A. Hollis  1st
 

Frosh Results (Blue)

 Wt.  Wrestler  Pl.
 W  M. Prudence  5th
 92  Open  
 99  Open  
 106  Open  
 113  C. Johnson  DNP
 120  Open  
 126  D. Corrigan  7th
 132  S. Kenny  7th
 138  N. Boyer  2nd
 145  P. Klein  DNP
 152  V. Schalich  4th
 160  C. Marx  4th
 160  T. Mendius  DNP
 170  L. Smart  DNP
 182  Open  
 195  Open  
 220  B. Reniva  6th
 285  Open  
 
 
Event pics (by Jonna Borgdorff) | Varsity and JV1 | Freshman | Earlier Rounds (Mixed Levels)
 

     

     

 

 

     

     

 

 

 

 

Pride versus pride: Huskies roar louder, upend Lyons 54-10
OPRF tallies 11 bout victories as they finish at 5-1 in conference; Huskie tournament on Sat · 01/22/2016

        

The Huskies downed a familiar foe in Lyons on Friday. (photos by Jonna Borgdorff)  |

 
Home cooking was as delicious as ever on Friday night. The Lyons Township Lyons came into OPRF's Field House sporting a flawless 4-0 conference record. The Huskies entered with a 4-1 tally. At the end of the night, both Lyons and OPRF need a Lions victory over the Hilltoppers of Glenbard West to claim a share of the WSC-Silver Conference crown. On January 29, LTHS and GW will face off in a pivotal dual.

Coming into this evening's affairs, Oak Park & River Forest (24-3, 5-1) had previously beaten the other two top-three ranked 3A squads. As the night unfolded, it became apparent that while the gap between #1 and #3 may not be large, the leap between the top three squads and #4 is substantial.

Of the fourteen bouts, LT took only three: 138, 160, and 182 pounds.

The meet began at 132 pounds. Gabe Townsell won with a fall after a smooth takedown. Jack Fisher put up a tussle, but lost via decision at 138. Michael Ordonez added another 6 at 145. At 152, Drew Matticks blanked his opponent for a major decision. At 160, Brian Holloway scored a takedown but couldn't score the win. Isaiah White bumped up to 170 pounds for a dominant pin victory. Deundre Garner hoped for a last second takedown, but fell 6-2 after a valiant effort. After 182 pounds, the Huskies led 22-10.

The remaining contests were all Huskies. Kendale McCoy scored a 9-2 victory before Allen Stallings (220) dispatched his opponent by a 16-5 score. At heavyweight, Christopher Middlebrooks calmly earned a 10-2 major. At the flip, PJ Ogunsanya muscled the fourth fall of the evening. Bobby Campos wasted no time (literally) in his 113-pound forfeit triumph. Jason Renteria remained undefeated thus far with yet another pin. Tony Madrigal, who is becoming a dynamo on top, put the finishing touches on the Orange & Blue win with a 5-0 no pressure tally.

Saturday is the "Biggest little tournament in the state." Come to OPRFHS to watch the Varsity and Freshman teams in action!

Event pics (by Jonna Borgdorff) | Varsity | JV, JV2, and Freshman

 

     

     

 

 

Week 09 Preview: Full weekend at OPRF High School
Huskies host Lyons on Thu., OPRF Tourney on Fri, Little Huskies Tourney on Sun. · 01/22/2016

 

 
We're approaching the final stretch of the regular season. The Varsity squad has only one week remaining: this weekend. Come Monday (you can bet that the Huskies will be in full helping force for Sunday's Little Huskies youth tournament), the Varsity group will have almost two weeks to ready themselves for the February 6 IHSA Regional at Glenbard West. Take a look now at this rundown of the weekend.

Friday | Our West Suburban-Silver rivals are coming to town. Lyons Township, the #4-ranked squad, won't be a walkover against the newly regained #1 Huskies. LT boasts eight ranked wrestlers. The Lions also come into the event with a perfect conference dual record. OPRF needs a team win to stay in the conference title hunt.

Saturday | The Huskie Den will be busy as the OPRF Field House will host the Varsity tournament. Alongside Varsity will be a Freshman tournament. Come out to the exciting, local action! Thank you to all who help make this event such a memorable day!

Sunday | An exciting day will settle into the Field House once again as youth wrestlers from the area come to test their mettle (and have fun!) for the annual Susan P. Collins Memorial Little Huskies Tournament. A big thank you to all of the planners, preparers, and workers for this year-in and year-out successful event.

Lower levels | All levels will be at OPRFHS on Friday night versus Lyons Township. As mentioned above, the Freshman will also compete in Saturday's contests.

 

 

Special sponsors: Announcing this season's sponsors list
A Huskie heartfelt thank you to all of the sponsors; full list is on the Sponsors page · 11/22/2015

 

             

 
With the first competition right around the corner (Tuesday, Nov 24, 6:00 pm @ Downers Grove North), we're thrilled to announce this season's sponsorship list!! Below are the sponsorship logos for all Platinum, Gold, and Silver Levels. For more information about each business or association, you can click directly onto the logo to jump to the official website. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their kind support! To the viewers, please consider these businesses and associations if you have a need or desire to do so.

We invite you to visit the full Sponsors List at our Sponsors page. You can also view it by using the left menu bar and selecting "SHOW YOUR SUPPORT - Sponsors". If you wish to add your name to the list, further details are available on the Sponsors page. Thank you again, sponsors!

 

 
                   
 
                   
 
    
 
    
 
         
 

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Don't skirt the shirt: Buy your Huskie wear today
Huskie gear is here · 12/15/2013

  
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Keep your eyes out for 2015-2016 gear! | Attend home events for OPRF Wrestling gear, or contact Jonna Borgdorff with questions: JonnaBorgdorff@gmail.com.

 

 
 
Being a Huskie in China
I am happy to be in Qingdao, Shandong, China, but I am unable to experience one of my most treasured gifts -- being there in the flesh to witness what I call "The Orange and Blue Wrecking Crew." I need your help for pictures, results (matchups, dual scores!), newsworthy items, video finds, anecdotes -- whatever you can send. Please consider spending a few seconds or minutes of your day to email me information. Yes, somebody else may send me the same info, but it's better that I receive two notices than zero.

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