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Stepping up: Revving towards November
A number of wrestlers getting preseason tune-ups · 10/18/2014

Super 32 Challenge (image via Super 32)

In less than one month, the IHSA Wrestling season will be a go, yet again. In the meantime, several of the Orange & Blue will be honing their skills in a few different preseason events. Of course, more would attend, but there are quite a lot of Huskie wrestlers taking part in the football program.

Keep an eye on these results as we gear towards another winter season journey.


OPRF Preseason Action (IHSA Wrestling Practice Begins November 10)

Who's Number One | Oct 18 Preseason Nat'ls | Oct 25-26 Super 32 | Nov 1-2
 Larry Early vs. Jo Jo Smith (150)  Charles Faber (100)  Anthony Madrigal (106)
 Isaiah White vs. David McFadden (152)  Peter Ogunsanya (100)  Jay Renteria (113)
   Anthony Madrigal (106)  Alex Madrigal (120)
   Jay Renteria (113)  
   Alex Madrigal (120)  
   Gabriel Townsell (126)  


Nearly one month away: IHSA wrestling practice debuts Nov. 10

2014-2015 IHSA Opponents

The 2014-2015 OPRF Huskies will, once again, wrestle a national schedule during the upcoming IHSA Wrestling Season. In a mere five weeks time, young athletes will take to the mat as they attempt to prepare for the competition that will come in November, December, January, and February. As you remember, last year's Huskies concluded their season with an IHSA 3A Dual Team Title Championship. Here, now, is an early look at the opponents for the upcoming season. Be aware that further changes may be made.

Direct Duals

Quads/Super Duals

 vs. Downers Grove North*  11/25  @ New Trier  11/29  @ Welsh Ironman (OH)  12/12-13
 vs. St. Rita  11/26  @ Washington  12/06  @ Hinsdale Central  12/19-20
 @ Hinsdale Central*  12/05  @ Sandburg  01/17  @ The Clash (MN)  01/02-03
 vs. Proviso West*  12/10    vs. Huskie Invitational  01/24
 vs. Glenbard West*  01/08    
 @ Marmion (w/ Montini)  01/10    
 @ York*  01/16    
 @ Lyons Township*  01/23  * - conference opponent  

For a look at all of the competitions (some information may change), visit (il8to18 OPRF home).



Saturday, Aug 30: Huskie Wrestling bake sale @ Farmer's Market
Sample tasty treats, raise funds from 7am - 1 pm; located at Lake & Elmwood, 1 block east of HS · 08/21/2014

O-P-R...these delicous or what!? -F

Saturday, Aug 30, 7a-1p | It's time for some good home cookin', delicious treats! Find the OPRF Wrestling booth at the Oak Park Farmer's Market (intersection of Lake Street & Elmwood Ave, 1 block east of OPRF High School) and purchase some of the yummiest morsels your taste buds have ever experienced!

Come on out and mingle with some of the OPRF Wrestling Family while buying some snacks you (and family and friends) will sure love. We'll see you there!



Isaiah White takes flight: Huskies go big at Fargo Nationals
Orange & Blue Wrecking Crew medal in 10 of 12; White brings home 2nd FS title of program · 07/16/2014

Isaiah White titles at Fargo (image via Flowrestling video)

Well, it was a long seven days in Fargo, and the Huskies did well for themselves. Team Illinois continued to exert strength against the other 49 states, and several of OPRF's own took part in this backed up reputation. All in all, 10 different Huskies stepped onto the mat during the 4 boys tournaments. Two stepped onto the mat in both Greco and Freestyle: Peter Ogunsanya and Kamal Bey. Also of note, Anthony Madrigal is a rising freshman.

Final OPRF Results (by Weight) | Cadets: Peter Ogunsanya (94, GR 3rd, FS 3rd); Anthony Madrigal (106, FS 6th); Jaleel Hollingsworth (113, GR DNP); Jaime Hernandez (132, FS 2nd); Brian Holloway (145 DNP); Rolliann Sturkey (152 GR 4th); Kamal Bey (170 GR 2nd, 170 FS 2nd) Juniors: Larry Early (145 GR 3rd); Isaiah White (145 1st)

Champ's Take | Watch Isaiah White's interview to USA Wrestling: via YouTube

Recap | HOME | Sked | Flo | Cadet Women F | Junior Women F | Cadet G | Cadet F | Junior G | Junior F

Secondary Stats | Isaiah White's Junior Freestyle title is the second in OPRF's program (Sam Brooks - 195 pounds in 2012). Isaiah also holds the only Cadet Freestyle title (138 pounds last year). OPRF has 4 total Cadet Fargo titles: Ellis Coleman ( 119 in 2007), Gabriel Townsell (120 in 2013), Larry Early (138 in 2013), and White. To go with the now 2 Junior Freestyle titles, the Huskies also have 4 Junior Greco Fargo titles: Peter Kowalczuk (285 in 2007), Ellis Coleman (135 in 2009), Sam Brooks (182 in 2012), and Davonte Mahomes (160 in 2013).

Follow Huskie History | For Fargo results through the years, visit the OPRF Wall of Fame.



A little birdie told you: Follow OPRF Wrestling on Twitter
Stay in touch with program notes by viewing OPRF Wrestling on your computer or device · 07/21/2014

Isn't it "tweet"?

Twitter's @oprfwrestling is authored by me, Brian Tideman, but it is dedicated to OPRF Wrestling and the great family we have in our Huskie wrestling circle. Keep informed of important news, quirky commentary, experiential photos, and just a complete orange and blue bled outpouring of Huskie Wrestling affairs. I have added a Twitter widget directly above, in the header of this page. Also, you can view the updated widget on

A never ending goal of mine is to create the best high school wrestling website in the country. I'll let you, the viewer, decide, but I feel that this site is at least in the running for most comprehensive. Using Twitter is a tool to further extend the reach of that comprehensiveness! Plus, maybe it's fun! You can decide that, too!

Now playing are the USA Wrestling Fargo National Championships. You need to follow these:

Follow | HOME | Sked | Flo | Cadet Women F | Junior Women F | Cadet G | Cadet F | Junior G | Junior F

Go Huskies!



National attention: Fargo nationals begin July 18
High school warriors to battle for medals in 6 competitions · 07/17/2014

The FargoDome in Fargo, North Dakota, will hold the action once again.

As has been the yearly tradition, USA Wrestling takes its national championship tournaments (Greco and Freestyle) to Fargo, North Dakota, under the confines of the FargoDome. Six competitions will take place during the nine days of the tournament: Cadet Women Freestyle, Junior Women Freestyle, Cadet Greco, Cadet Freestyle, Junior Greco, and Junior Freestyle. This is not an open tournament; each state assigns rules and qualifications for its entrants.

Just as Fargo has been the consistent home of USAW Nationals, Illinois has been a consistent force on the national scene. Look for more of the same this year.

Wrestlers who will compete | ILUSAW has an unofficial list of wrestlers who will compete in the Cadet and Junior tournaments. Note that official lineups have not yet been posted on TrackWrestling, and further changes may take place even before the beginning of the specific tournament. I found a handy guide about qualification and preparation for competing at Fargo: Overview.

That all being said, here are the unofficial lists, per ILUSAW: Cadet Qualifiers | Junior Qualifers.

Pick six | Follow: HOME | Flo | Cadet Women F | Junior Women F | Cadet G | Cadet F | Junior G | Junior F

Post script | The FargoDome will also hold the Senior World Team Trials - Phase II. Former Huskie and US Olympian, Ellis Coleman, will wrestle in the 71 KG Greco-Roman division. Good luck, Ellis!



Might, but not quite: Illinois Juniors dual to 3rd and 5th place
Illinois dual squads take 3rd (Greco) and 5th (Freestyle); more Huskies on board · 06/28/2014

The Illinois contingency continued to have a strong showing at the USA Wrestling national duals, however they couldn't repeat the feats of the Cadet crew. Illinois scored a 3rd place result in the Greco-Roman tournament. The top four finishers were Michigan Blue (champions), Oklahoma, Illinois, and Minnesota Blue. In the Freestyle tournament, Illinois finished behind Oklahoma, Minnesota Blue, Michigan Blue, and New Jersey.

Contributing on one or both styles were more Orange and Blue: Isaiah White (145), Larry Early (152/160), Kamal Bey (170/182). Track: Junior Greco | Junior Freestyle

Outstanding overall | In all four high school dual tournaments (Cadet/Junior Greco/Freestyle), the OPRF wrestlers finished with a combined record of 77-11 (87.5%). Way to represent the Orange & Blue, gentlemen!

Up next | Fargo Nationals takes center stage in the middle of July. More details to come.



More dominance: Illinois sweeps Cadet National Duals
Several Huskies contribute in the Greco and Freestyle tournaments en route to gold · 06/17/2014

Kamal Bey powers Team IL (image via TheMat)

The summer heat continues inside arenas as the Illinois Cadet National Dual Team took their place in -- and then at the top of -- the national bracket. Contributing on one or both styles were several (Little) Huskies: Peter Ogunsanya (94), Anthony Madrigal (106), Jay Renteria (113), Jamie Hernandez (132), Rolliann Sturkey (160/170), Kamal Bey (170/182), Allen Stallings (220). Track: Cadet Greco | Cadet Freestyle

Newsworthy | IL starts strong | IL earns 2nd duals title | All-tournament team | Flo: Still #1 | Flo coverage

Illi-noise | Team Illinois is unquestionably the most consistent, decorated, and powerful state when it comes to National Duals. Whether in Schoolboy, Cadet, or Junior, the Land of Lincolners show the entire wrestling country their might. For the Cadets, they have been National Champions in 2009, 2011-14 (Greco) and in 2009, 2011, 2013-14 (Freestyle).

Still to come | Up next on the duals docket is the Junior tournament, both in Greco and Freestyle. It will take place from June 24 to June 28 in Oklahoma City. The Juniors also have done quite well: champions in 2007-09, 2011-13 (Greco) and in 2006-08, 2010-13 (Freestyle). Track: Junior Greco | Junior Freestyle



Wash and learn: Huskie Wrest. car wish today, Sat June 7, 9a-1p
Come to northeast corner of the school at Erie and Scoville for annual fundraiser · 06/07/2014

Come on out this morning!!

Saturday, June 7, 9a-1p | If you're reading this, why not get some fresh air while you give your wheels a clean new look, all for a good cause! The Huskie wrestlers will wrestle their hands around sponges and soaps to give your automobile a fresh new ready-for-the-summer look. Why stop with one car?? Bring a friend to join in the sudsy fun!!

Thank you for supporting the Huskie Wrestling Family!



Hungry, hungry Huskies: Father's Day breakfast on June 15
Enjoy a delicious spread while benefitting the Huskie Wrestling Family! Win-win! · 05/18/2014

Come hungry!               Leave happy!
Food and fun for all: June 15, 8a - noon @ Skrine Chops in Forest Park


Calling all hungry stomachs! | On Sunday, June 15, Skrine Chops (Forest Park) will host a deliciously divine breakfast served by the Huskie wrestlers and coaches. You can view more information on the Facebook event page or on the web at

Here is the brief description from the Facebook page:

On June 15th, the Huskie Wrestling Family is hosting a Father's Day breakfast at Skrine Chops in Forest Park. This is a great opportunity to get dad out of the house for some good food and an even better cause. The wrestlers and coaches will be serving breakfast for all those who attend...that may be worth the cost itself! If you cannot attend there is an option to donate if you are feeling generous. Click the link below for more information.

Details and register |

We are looking forward to feeding you!



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

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Support the Huskie Wrestling Family! Available at home events or by email order, you can wear OPRF gear to show your support for the #1 ranked OPRF Huskie Wrestling team.

Costs | The sweatshirt is $45. The t-shirt is $25. Shirts are available at home wrestling events. If you'd rather have them shipped to you, there is an $8 shipping fee. SIZES available: M - 2XL

Payment and shipping | Shirts are available at home wrestling events. If you want them shipped to you, there is an $8 shipping fee.

Contact | Jonna Borgdorff will handle shipping orders. Her email is: She can accept checks. Unfortunately, credit cards cannot be accepted at this time.


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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