might: Huskies crown first Ironman champion
Isaiah White topples Vincenzo Joseph in OT;
Huskies finish 3rd as a team · 12/13/2014
pictured at the 2014 IHSA Individual State Finals.
As we see the program constructed, OPRF Wrestling is a very young
entity. This season, the Huskies will travel to The Clash dual team
tournament for only the third time. This weekend, Team Orange & Blue
joined the Walsh Ironman for just the second visit. This is OPRF
Wrestling 2.0: The National Years.
In the last several years, high
school wrestling has evolved into a mix of local, semi-local, and
long distance travel and competitions for many, especially those who
are on the national radar of overall talent.
As the Huskies have upped their competition schedule, so have the
competitors' quality (and number) risen. On this weekend, nationally
top-ranked Isaiah White, a junior, became the first OPRF Huskie to
claim a prestigious Walsh Ironman championship. Isaiah stopped
recent national foe Vincenzo Joseph (PA) in overtime, 3-1.
The Huskies came without two regular starters. Larry Early (145)
was replaced by Bryce Scott. At 220 pounds, Allen Stallings did not
participate, and the weight slot was left open. Still, OPRF finished
in 3rd place overall, with 8 tournament medalists (final placing was
1st - 8th for individuals). Placing were Anthony Madrigal (106,
3rd); Jason Renteria (113, 2nd); Alex Madrigal (120, 6th); Gabe
Townsell (126, 8th); Isaiah White (152, 1st); Matthew Rundell (160,
5th); Kamal Bey (170, 2nd), and Ben Bergen (195, 8th).
Also participating were Jaime Hernandez (132, 3-2 record);
Savonne Bennette (138, 2-2); Bryce Scott (145, 3-2); Max Metzgar
(182, 1-2); and Adam Lemke-Bell (285, 0-2).
half dollar: OPRF bests West to jump to 3-0 in WSC
Huskies coast to 23rd straight conference dual win;
3 WSC-Silver duals remain · 12/10/2014
faces, the Huskies were all smiles on Wednesday. (photos
by Jonna Borgdorff)
The Huskies were seeing more red on Wednesday versus conference foe
Proviso West, but OPRF battles and succeeds no matter which color
the referee decides for the match. (For a mind-boggle, think color:
Hinsdale Central-Proviso West and York-Glenbard West. Wrestle these
two pairs side by side, and you've got yourself a very merry quad!)
After the dual, Varsity wrestlers and coaches prepare for a trip
to the Walsh Jesuit Arena in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, for the national
juggernaut individual tournament named...The Ironman. This
tournament takes place on Friday-Saturday, Dec. 12-13. Click below
for more news.
in review: Huskies get big, no matter the size
All levels with big weekend successes;
Freshman, JV, Varsity all winners · 12/06/2014
all: Freshman (center) are "thumbs up" while JV has
opponents "backs down."
Saturday, December 6, brought many great successes across the
literal Huskie Wrestling Family. Let's start in reverse, shall we?
Er, what am I saying? With this program, there is no reverse! All
| For the 6th year in a row, the
OPRF Freshman squad dominated the tournament field at the Glenbrook
South invite. They blazed to the hardware. They may not yet be long
in the tooth, but they're doing great things. Keep an eye on this
Nothing Junior about it
| OPRF High School hosted its own
competition on Saturday where Junior Varsity 1 & 2 each had a shot
at putting their stamp on home mats. Of the six competing groups,
JV1 outperformed all others. JV2 finished 5th, but even more
remarkable was their lack of a full lineup. Unquestionably, there is
talent (and even some top Illinois talent) on the JV squads from top
Wash-ing out the competition
| The "Varsiteers" kept
volunteering their dominant services, flying by Lincoln-Way Central
(48-21), Carmel-IN (59-12), and host Washington (37-21). Washington
is the #2 ranked Class 2A school. The Huskies grow their season
record to an unblemished 9-0 mark.
Bordorff singlehandedly reported the article
information above. I put the pen to paper (er,
keys to motion), but I would be lost without
any and all help from the
Huskie Wrestling Family (a page you MUST
follow). My nearest and dearest, without
question, is Jonna. I may be a little slow
on the upload from time to time, but Jonna
is never slow the click-and-quick. She
encourages me on this website (#SiteIsMight),
but really, the phenomenal photos and more
are all due to her. My heart sings because
of Jonna's contributions. A heartfelt Huskie
THANK YOU, Jonna! And news: OPRF senior
wrestler Andrew Borgdorff (right) has been
officially confirmed to be attending the
Naval Academy! We all celebrate with you and
your family, Jonna!
As great as she is,
Jonna may not be around forever. I urge YOU
to step up...and step in!
Throwing our weight around:
Huskies upend Hinsdale Central 47-15
HC-OPRF split two ranked bouts; Huskies climb to 2-0 in
conference · 12/05/2014
The Huskies won
10 of 11 contested matches. (photos by Jonna Borgdorff)
In the first action of December, the Varsity Huskies (6-0, 2-0) made
an impression in Hinsdale. OPRF stifled the Red Devils to only one
contested win on the evening. The first of fourteen Varsity bouts
was a big one, as two top-3 ranked wrestlers (Class 3A) walked to
the scorer's table. At 152 pounds, Isaiah White (#1) and HC's Juwan
Edmond (#3) clashed. Isaiah took down Edmond 4-3, and perhaps any
hope of a Red Devil rally was squashed.
The other high ranking
matchup came when OPRF's heavyweight Adam Lemke-Bell (#9) pushed
Matt Allen (#3) to the brink in a double overtime loss for the
Huskies. In his final season before playing football at Northwestern
University, Adam is battling every time out in hopes of standing on
a medal stand in Champaign.
Beginning with 160 pounds, the Huskies blazed to four consecutive
victories before giving Hinsdale a forfeit at 220 pounds. Jack
Newman (160), Rollian Sturkey, Max Metzgar, and Ben Bergen (195)
claimed those victories. After the 285 bout, Peter Ogunsanya
and Bobby Campos won in tech fall fashion, at 106 and 113 pounds
respectively. Neither squad offered a wrestler at 120 pounds before
the Huskies reeled off another three wins: Alex Madrigal (126), Gabe
Townsell, and SaVonne Bennette (138). Each of these resulted in a
technical fall victory, making a 5-for-5 string of consecutive OPRF
technical's (contested bouts). The night came to a close with a
Huskie forfeit to Andrew D'Aprile of Hinsdale Central (145 pounds)
Isaiah White (L) and Adam Lemke-Bell (R)
Box score on Illinois
OPRF-HC (by Mainefan)
Don't skirt the shirt: Buy your
Huskie wear today
Huskie gear is here · 12/15/2013
Support the HWF: Click on each image for a
Keep your eyes out for 2014-2015 gear! |
The information below is posted for the 2013-2014 campaign. Attend
home events for OPRF Wrestling gear, or contact Jonna Borgdorff with
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.
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.
| Jonna Borgdorff will handle shipping orders. Her email
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.