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2014 Offseason


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)  


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!



Cups and medals: Let's Get Weird's place, Greco Staters go
A busy two weekends flip flop styles, culminate with Greco State · 05/17/2014

Freestyle Cup | May 10

Let's Get Weird I (2nd)
L.G.W. - Southern Style
Let's Get Weirder

IL Greco State | May 17

Lincoln-Way Central H.S.

You can call it the "Spring swing." Several wrestlers from around the Chicago area (and from the far depths of Illinois) are actively working to improve their skills through clinics, practice, and competition. In one competition, dual teams went head-to-head in fun Freestyle fasion. The "Let's Get Weird" brand entered 3 squads, and their finishes were 2nd, 5th, and 12th (tied). It is important to know that none of these groups are exclusive OPRF wrestlers. You can go to TrackWrestling to view rosters and results. Still, a day of development and fun was had by all in attendance!

Greco State | Another big event took place on May 17, where Lincoln-Way Central hosted the 2014 Illinois Greco State Championships. Many from OPRF attended, and you can go to TrackWrestling to view the information and results. Congratulations to all of the participants and place-winners!


Illinois Greco-Roman State Championships Results for Little Huskies Wrestling Club
Intermediate-80 - Vincent Mcdonald's place is unknown.

Illinois Greco-Roman State Championships Results for Let Get Weird WC
Novice-80 - Kurtis Holmes's place is unknown.

Schoolboy-91 - Anthony Indelli's place is unknown.
Schoolboy-91 - Torry Early's place is 4th.
Schoolboy-105 - Sam Chesney's place is 4th.
Schoolboy-105 - William Miller's place is 3rd.
Schoolboy-112 - Eddie Ordonez's place is 6th.
Schoolboy-120 - Michael Gunther's place is 1st.
Schoolboy-190 - Jace Punke's place is 1st.

Cadet-94 - Peter Ogunsanya's place is 1st.
Cadet-106 - Dack Punke's place is 1st.
Cadet-113 - Gary White's place is unknown.
Cadet-113 - Jaleel Hollingsworth's place is 2nd.
Cadet-120 - Brad Holmes's place is 4th.
Cadet-132 - Frankie Indelli's place is 2nd.
Cadet-132 - Will Dene's place is unknown.
Cadet-132 - Liam Davis's place is unknown.
Cadet-132 - Jaime Hernandez's place is 1st.
Cadet-138 - Logan Gruszka's place is 1st.
Cadet-145 - Brian Holloway's place is 2nd.
Cadet-152 - Robert Holt's place is unknown.
Cadet-152 - Andrew Matticks's place is unknown.
Cadet-152 - Manny Plata's place is unknown.
Cadet-160 - Jacob Warner's place is 1st.
Cadet-170 - Rolliann Sturkey's place is 1st.
Cadet-182 - Zac Miller's place is 4th.
Cadet-195 - Maxwell Mcdermott's place is 2nd.
Cadet-220 - Allen Stallings's place is 2nd.

Junior-100 - John Paul Stedwill's place is 2nd.
Junior-126 - Gabriel Townsell's place is 1st.
Junior-138 - Michael Ordonez's place is 2nd.
Junior-138 - Jake Davis's place is 3rd.
Junior-145 - Riley Beard's place is 1st.
Junior-152 - Jack Newman's place is unknown.
Junior-160 - Joey Gunther's place is 1st.
Junior-170 - Ethan Sperry's place is 2nd.
Junior-170 - Matthew Rundell's place is 3rd.
Junior-195 - Nicholas Acevedo's place is 6th.
Junior-285 - Vinny Scaletta's place is 6th.
Junior-285 - Adam Lemke-Bell's place is 3rd.



Let's get weird: Offseason top notch, as you'd expect
Saturday's Freestyle Cup to feature two OPRF based club teams · 05/09/2014

Illinois' best offseason club is based at OPRF High School. This club is a national caliber program, as well. If you remember, each spring and summer season bring a new name to the gritty technique and training of students from several schools, not just our own OPRF Huskies. This year's team name is "Let's Get Weird." Well, folks, that's just what the squad is doing on the mat. Scroll down to the next article for more information of results from the recent Illinois Freestyle State Championships.

Saturday, May 10, at Downers Grove South H.S. | Details taken from Illinois Matmen: | follow on TrackWrestling

Downers Grove South High School
1436 Norfolk St, Downers Grove

Twelve Teams will compete for the 5th Annual IL Freestyle Club Cup including: Suburban Sprawl North, Suburban Sprawl South, Let's Get Weird (two teams), Central IL, Fox Lake WC, Team Poeta, Just Get After It! (JGAI), Martinez Elite, Spartan Elite, Region Wrestling Academy (IN/IL), Ringers (WI)


During the first three rounds of wrestling (around 10:00 AM-1:00 PM) we will have two full mats available for matches for extras for wrestlers who just come to wrestle without a team. Get as many matches as you want during that time. Come to weigh-ins and sign in as an "unattached wrestler". Exhibition mats will have IL/USAW Licensed Officials. Cost is $10 for "unattached wrestlers".

WEIGH-INS: 8:00-9:00 AM- High School Weights + 3 lbs
CLINIC: US Open National Champ Nate Piasecki and IL National Team Coach Joe Manzello will do a clinic from about 9:00-9:45 AM
WRESTLING: Will start by 10:00 AM

$5 Adults $2 Children

Bring chairs as this is a field house set-up and bleacher seating will be limited.

Contact Sean Lovelace with questions -



Freestyle points: Several Huskies, big and small, do well at state
University of Illinois hosted the USA Wrestling Freestyle State Championships · 05/04/2014

Armory    Univ. of Ill.

The USA Wrestling Freestyle State Championships bring together the young and young men in an exhibition of determination and talent. This is one of the several Fargo nationals qualifying events. Let's Get Weird, the local offseason club, did quite well. Not all wrestlers are from Oak Park and River Forest, however. You will see some familiar names, no doubt.

View full results on TrackWrestling | Congratulations, competitors!


Illinois Freestyle State Championships Results for Little Huskies Wrestling Club
Schoolboy-144 - Cameron Bates's place is 4th.

Illinois Freestyle State Championships Results for Let Get Weird WC
Bantam-60 - Cael Miller's place is 2nd.

Novice-85 - Barry Stevenson's place is unknown.
Novice-112 - Daemyen Middlebrooks's place is 3rd.

Schoolboy-91 - Anthony Indelli's place is unknown.
Schoolboy-91 - Torry Early's place is 6th.
Schoolboy-105 - William Miller's place is 4th.
Schoolboy-112 - Taigue Thurston's place is unknown.
Schoolboy-112 - Eddie Ordonez's place is unknown.
Schoolboy-120 - Michael Gunther's place is 5th.
Schoolboy-120 - Joseph Phelan's place is unknown.
Schoolboy-120 - Jack Fisher's place is unknown.
Schoolboy-136 - James Cagnina's place is unknown.
Schoolboy-190 - Jace Punke's place is 1st.

Cadet-94 - Trey Keeley's place is 4th.
Cadet-94 - Peter Ogunsanya's place is 1st.
Cadet-100 - Marco Padilla's place is 5th.
Cadet-106 - Anthony Madrigal's place is 1st.
Cadet-113 - Jaleel Hollingsworth's place is unknown.
Cadet-113 - Joshua Contreras's place is unknown.
Cadet-113 - Dack Punke's place is 2nd.
Cadet-126 - Frankie Indelli's place is unknown.
Cadet-132 - Donny DiNardo's place is unknown.
Cadet-132 - Jaime Hernandez's place is 3rd.
Cadet-138 - Blaize Punke's place is 3rd.
Cadet-138 - Logan Gruszka's place is 1st.
Cadet-145 - Johnathon Doyle's place is 1st.
Cadet-152 - Manny Plata's place is unknown.
Cadet-152 - Robert Holt's place is unknown.
Cadet-152 - Andrew Matticks's place is unknown.
Cadet-160 - Jacob Warner's place is 1st.
Cadet-160 - Rolliann Sturkey's place is 3rd.
Cadet-170 - Remington Smith's place is 3rd.
Cadet-182 - Brian Nudera's place is unknown.
Cadet-182 - Zac Miller's place is unknown.
Cadet-182 - Emmanuel Terrell's place is unknown.
Cadet-195 - Ethan Lemons's place is unknown.
Cadet-195 - Maxwell McDermott's place is 6th.
Cadet-220 - Allen Stallings's place is 1st.

Junior-100 - John Paul Stedwill's place is 2nd.
Junior-120 - Roberto Campos's place is unknown.
Junior-126 - Gabriel Townsell's place is 1st.
Junior-132 - Bryce Thurston's place is unknown.
Junior-132 - Dylan Thurston's place is 5th.
Junior-138 - Antonio Ochoa's place is unknown.
Junior-138 - Savonne Bennette's place is unknown.
Junior-138 - Jake Davis's place is unknown.
Junior-138 - Michael Ordonez's place is unknown.
Junior-138 - Ryder Punke's place is unknown.
Junior-145 - Jack Neuman's place is unknown.
Junior-160 - Gabe Pleasants's place is unknown.
Junior-160 - Joey Gunther's place is 2nd.
Junior-182 - Zachary Colvin's place is unknown.
Junior-182 - Colin Carr's place is 2nd.
Junior-195 - Ben Bergen's place is unknown.
Junior-195 - Luke Nohns's place is 4th.
Junior-220 - Jacob Godinez's place is 4th.
Junior-220 - Bradly Howe's place is unknown.
Junior-285 - Adam Lemke-Bell's place is 3rd.



In the know-how: Amazing summer camp coming to OPRFHS
Grades 9-12 can learn from some of the best on July 7-11 · 05/02/2014


Camp 2014

July 7 - 11

Monday - Friday


OPRFHS will host a brilliant summer camp to 9-12 grade students and coaches. It will take place Monday through Friday, on July 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. Here is the flyer information posted on Illinois Matmen:

  Open To: Grades 9-12
Location: 1 West Gym, OPRF High School
Dates: July 7-11 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Technique and philosophy)
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Technique, competition)
Fee: $160, coaches attend free with 3 or more wrestlers
ONLINE registration begins April 2. Go to On the left side of the screen, click the “web store” blue bar button. Next, click the “Summer Sports Camp” button and follow the prompts.

Walk up registration on Monday, July 7 at 11:00 AM
Paul Collins: OPRF Head Coach, Wisc-Whitewater letter winner
Chris McGrath: DGN Head Coach, Southern Illinois letter winner
Mike Powell: OPRF Assistant Coach, AA at Indiana
Chris Dardanes: 3x All-American at Minnesota
Nick Dardanes: 2x All- American at Minnesota
Sammy Brooks: Double Jr. Nat. Champion – Sophomore at Iowa
Octavius Bellamy: Veterans World Silver Medalist
Jeremy Powell: NAIA National Champion
Mike Boyd: Riverside Brookfield Head Coach U of I letter winner


Help is needed: Stand up to show support for the Holloway's
Please support Brian Holloway and family after wife Martha's recent passing · 04/30/2014

Sad news happened recently as Martha Holloway, a dear Huskie Wrestling Family member, has passed away. Martha is the wife of Brian and the mother of two Huskie wrestlers. Brian is currently a staff member at OPRF High School. The Holloways have been huge supporters of our high school and youth wrestling programs. At this time, they need support from all of us.

How you can help | The Holloway’s have significant medical bills and services to pay for. Please share your compassion and take the time to drop a donation (everything helps) at their house or in the mail. 

     Brian Holloway
     125 S. Lombard Ave
     Oak Park, IL
    Provide Meals
  Meals for Holloways
  Click to view and contribute
     Thursday 5/1 from 3pm to 7:30pm
     Corbin Colonial Funeral Chapel
     5345 W Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60644
    Funeral Service
  Friday, 5/2
  Wake 10am / Funeral Service 11am
  Love Outreach Church
  4452 W 16th Street, Chicago, IL 60623
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Holloway family during this very difficult time. Please show your care and support through any donations, or through being present at the visitation and/or funeral service. If you can, your assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you.


One of the family: Stan Rosenberg, a dear member of ours
Stan Rosenberg, Huskie Wrestling Family coach and fan, passes away, beloved by so many · 03/16/2014

  Photo and Text taken from Drechsler Brown and Williams Funeral Home:

Stanley K. Rosenberg, age 56, of Riverside, formerly of Oak Park; beloved husband of Patti McNamee Rosenberg; loving father of Matthew Scott and Jonathan David Rosenberg; dear brother of Nancy Chertok and the late Stefanie (Steven) Holat; fond uncle of Jessica Holat and Avi and Ben Chertok; great-uncle of Gabriel; devoted son of the late David and Joan (nee Maas) Rosenberg.  Stan also leaves behind many loving members of the McNamee family.  Stan was an owner/partner of the Victory, Planter Inc. trophy company in Chicago, Illinois. A formal celebration of Stan’s life will be held on Saturday, March 22, at the Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park, IL. Visitation will be at 11:00 am, with a memorial service at noon.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Oak Park River Forest Huskies Wrestling Family.

Words cannot express the gratitude that we feel for Stan's contributions to the Huskie Wrestling Family over the years. Our warmest and deepest condolences go out to the entire Rosenberg and extended families.

If you wish you make a donation to the Huskie Wrestling Family, you can click on the "Donate" button or send a check (receipts will be sent):


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Huskie Wrestling Family, NFP
805 N Taylor

Oak Park IL  60302



Frosh-Soph: Bobby Campos and Deundre Garner medal
Anthony Madrigal takes Senior title, 5 others place in Rockford · 03/16/2013

Bobby Campos was one of two to place. Deundre Garner took 6th.

As we reported below, the annual Freshman-Sophomore State Championships give lower classmen an opportunity to excel against stiff competition. Only wrestlers who did not qualify for the Individual State Finals in Champaign were eligible. Sophomore Bobby Campos won the 113-pound consolation title and finished 3rd. Deundre Garner, freshman, also earned a medal. Deundre finished in 6th place at 182 pounds. Other competing Huskies were Brian Holloway, Drew Matticks, and Ethan Lemons. Congratulations to all! View full bracket.

Frosh-Soph Championships
Mixed (Weight)
Peter Ogunsanya (101)**
Bobby Campos (113) - 3rd
Brian Holloway (138)
Drew Matticks (145)
Rolliann Sturkey (160)**
Deundre Garner (182) - 6th
Ethan Lemons (182)
** - Qualified but did not compete


Little Huskies on the big stage: IKWF Championships complete
Anthony Madrigal takes Senior title, 5 others place in Rockford · 03/15/2013

6 of the 14 Little Huskies medaled at Saturday's IKWF Novice and Senior championships. Of the six medals, one included a bracket board: Anthony Madrigal (Senior, 101). Anthony is the younger brother of Alex Madrigal, OPRF junior. An updated participant list is below. Regardless of the placement, it is a great achievement to make the championship bracket. Congratulations to all!

IKWF Championships
Novice (Weight) Senior (Weight)
Jameir Castleberry (62) - 3rd Jonathan Mitchell (101) - 6th
Jacob Rundell (66) - 3rd Anthony Madrigal (101) - 1st
Daemyen Middlebrooks (101) Ja'Chun Smith (108) - 4th
James Cagnina (130) Cameron Bates (147)
Lawrence Smith (156) - 7th Gregory Hann (156)
  Alexander Falcon-Hardt (166)
Brackets | Vito Claps (166)
IKWF on TrackWrestling Talvin Gibson (177)
  Maxwell McDermott (189)


State of the state: Two more championships this weekend
IKWF and Frosh-Soph brackets end Saturday and Sunday, respectively · 02/14/2014


Two weekends after the IHSA Dual Team Finals is still an exciting time for wrestling fans and many families. This weekend marks the end to to other seasons: the IKWF campaign and the hyper-quick Freshman-Sophomore State Championships. The eligibility requirements for the second tournament are that you must be a freshman or sophomore (as the name suggests), and you must NOT be an IHSA Individual State qualifier in 2014. Place at regionals and sectionals, and you head to Springfield, IL, this weekend.

Kids first | The IKWF State Championships take place on Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford. The Novice and Senior divisions will each hold their 24-wrestler brackets to determine IKWF's best at each of 17 (Novice) or 18 (Senior) weight classes.

Spring-ing ahead | Springfield, IL, hosts the Freshman-Sophomore State Championships (not affiliated with IHSA). The tournament begins on Saturday, March 15, and concludes on Sunday, March 16. Each bracket will hold 32 wrestlers.


A look at the Little Huskies and "Big" Huskies who are participating in these events:

IKWF Championships Frosh-Soph Championships
Novice (Weight) Senior (Weight) Mixed (Weight)
Jameir Castleberry (62) Jonathan Mitchell (101) Peter Ogunsanya (101)
Jacob Rundell (66) Anthony Madrigal (101) Bobby Campos (113)
Daemyen Middlebrooks (101) Ja'Chun Smith (108) Brian Holloway (138)
James Cagnina (130) Cameron Bates (147) Drew Matticks (145)
Lawrence Smith (156) Gregory Hann (156) Rolliann Sturkey (160)
  Alexander Falcon-Hardt (166) Deundre Garner (182)
  Vito Claps (166) Ethan Lemons (182)
  Talvin Gibson (177)  
  Maxwell McDermott (189)  
Helpful links | IKWF: TrackWrestling | Info | Timetable |  ·  Fr.-So.: Home & Brackets


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