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 |
Preseason Nat'ls |
Super 32 |
Larry Early vs. Jo Jo Smith (150)
Charles Faber (100)
Anthony Madrigal (106)
Isaiah White vs.
David McFadden (152)
Anthony Madrigal (106)
Alex Madrigal (120)
Alex Madrigal (120)
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.
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
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
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:
| 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
Now playing are the USA Wrestling Fargo National Championships. You
need to follow these:
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,
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
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
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
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).
Junior Greco |
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
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).
Cadet Greco |
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,
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).
Junior Greco |
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
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
event page or on the web at
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
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
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.