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The lane to 'Paign: Conant Individual Sectional this Fri-Sat
Thirteen compete to finish top-4, attend state finals at U of I; team scores are irrelevant · 02/11/2016

     

An archived pic of Conant's mat array. (photo by BT - 2010-2011)

 

It's the sandwich event of the IHSA Individual State Series, and the Orange & Blue have 13 student-athletes competing at the Conant High School Individual Sectional in Hoffman Estates. You may remember that the Huskies spent several seasons participating in the post-Thanksgiving Conant Invitational. The top-4 in each bracket will punch their ticket to participate in the IHSA Individual Finals to be held Thursday-Saturday at the State Farm Center on the campus of the University of Illinois.

Conant will host mat action in each of fourteen (standard weights of 106-285) brackets comprised of twelve wrestlers each. Remember that each of the four Regional champions gain a bye in the first round of competition. For example, Peter Ogunsanya (106 pounds) was a Regional champion; he will wrestle only once on Friday night. For all non-champions, individuals will wrestle in the opening round at 4:30 PM on Friday afternoon. Should a wrestler win in the opening round, this wrestler is pitted to wrestle against one of the four Regional individual champions in the following round (to begin at approximately 6:30 or so).

Because this is an individual tournament only, team scores are not officially scored. There are no team awards or trophies for each Individual Sectional.

Once again, the spectator costs of this event are $5.00 per session (3). The sessions are slated to begin at 4:30 PM (Friday), 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM (Saturday

If you are able to travel to Hoffman Estates, please consider attending...adorned in your Orange & Blue gear!

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

Links | IHSA Wrestling | 3A Assignments | 3A Time Sked | Manual-Manager | Manual-Schools | Rankings

Brackets | All IHSA Wrestling Individual Sectionals will be hosted on TrackWrestling. All brackets AND live results will be posted on TrackWrestling. Visit the Conant Individual Sectional tournament on TW. Look for Individual State brackets on TrackWrestling, as well.

 

 

The best at West: OPRF glides at Glenbard, wins Regional title
Huskies win fifth consecutive Regional tournament; 13 wrestlers advance (14 place) · 02/06/2016

Happy Huskies stand tall after the GW Regional. (photo by Jonna Borgdorff) 

 

For the second time this season, the Oak Park & River Forest Huskies trekked to Glen Ellyn and Glenbard West High School. This trip was a polar opposite of the previous, as OPRF scored a dominant tournament victory over eight other squads. 13 of the Huskie wrestlers advanced to the Conant Individual Sectional next weekend, a dozen of whom earned first place and a bracket board in each respective weight class. The 182-weight class featured a second place Huskie. At heavyweight, four talented 285-pounders clashed for three spots. Our candidate, a well-above average wrestler, finished in the non-qualifying 4th place position.

OPRF (24-3, 5-1 in conference) blazed out of the gate. Due to a plethora of high tournament seeds (and, well, incomplete opponent rosters), many Scoville Scurriers sat out the first round, in bye-waiting fashion. However, the Huskies as a whole made the most out of their limited matches en route to a #1 finish for the #1-ranked 3A team in the state. Because of the team's victory, the Huskies enter the now 16-team Dual Team State Series (for 3A class schools). This tournament will begin on Tuesday, February 23, at Larkin High School (Elgin).

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

 

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

 106 | Peter Ogunsanya (1st, 2-0) | Peter is settling into his role as a full-sized 106-pounder.
 113 | Robert Campos (1st, 2-0) | The senior handed Charles Faber (GW) only his second loss of the season.
 120 | Jason Renteria (1st, 3-0) | Jay downed previously unbeaten Jaleel Hollingsworth (PW) in the finals.
 126 | Anthony Madrigal (1st, 2-0) | "Technical Tony" routed both opponents.
 132 | Gabe Townsell (1st, 2-0) | The Stanford signee is hoping for big memories in his last season.
 138 | Jaime Hernandez (1st, 2-0) | A top contender in 3A earned a default and forfeit in his wins.
 145 | Michael Ordoņez (1st, 2-0) | Michael defeated #8 Jeremiah Recinos (Ley) in the finals (6-5).

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

 152 | Drew Matticks (1st, 3-0) | Drew notched a 3-2 finals win over the tournament #1 seed.
 160 | Isaiah White (1st, 2-0) | Isaiah doubled up the #5-ranked Wheaton North wrestler in the championship.
 170 | Rolliann Sturkey (1st, 3-0) | The returning state qualifier is looking cool, calm, and collected.
 182 | Deundre Garner (2nd, 1-1) | The junior tallied his first individual sectional birth.
 195 | Kendale McCoy (1st, 2-0) | "Mr. OT" earned an extra session victory for the title.
 220 | Allen Stallings (1st, 2-0) | Allen didn't need to sweat it out with two injury default wins.
 285 | Christopher Middlebrooks (4th, 2-2) | Look for Christopher to have a big year in 2016-2017.
 

Final team scores | The Huskies scored 282.5 team points. Second and third were Wheaton North (164.5) and Glenbard West (138.0).

Brackets | GW Regional Results

Interviews | Gabe Townsell & Isaiah White | Head Coach Paul Collins

What's next | OPRF sends 13 to the Conant Individual Sectional Tournament on Friday and Saturday, February 12-13.

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

Links | IHSA Wrestling | 3A Assignments | 3A Time Sked | Manual-Manager | Manual-Schools | Rankings

Event pics (by Jonna Borgdorff) | Glenbard West Medal Round | Glenbard West First Rounds

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

 

 

     

 

     

 

     

(photos by Jonna Borgdorff) 

 
 

Glenbard West Regional Results | 106-145

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Peter Ogunsanya  Junior  106  1st
 Robert Campos  Senior  113  1st
 Jason Renteria  Junior  120  1st
 Anthony Madrigal  Sophomore  126  1st
 Gabe Townsell  Senior  132  1st
 Jaime Hernandez  Junior  138  1st
 Michael Ordoņez  Senior  145  1st
 

Glenbard West Regional Results | 152-285

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Drew Matticks  Junior  152  1st
 Isaiah White  Senior  160  1st
 Rolliann Sturkey  Junior  170  1st
 Deundre Garner  Junior  182  1st
 Kendale McCoy  Senior  195  1st
 Allen Stallings  Senior  220  1st
 Chris Middlebrooks  Junior  285  4th
 
 

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

     

Competition dates are highlighted.

 

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

Links | IHSA Wrestling | 3A Assignments | 3A Time Sked | Manual-Manager | Manual-Schools | Rankings

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!

 

 

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.

 

 
 
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