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The call to the Wall: Huskie History now etched in stone
Several new performers and performances have been added to the Wall of Fame · 03/06/2016

  

Robert Campos (left) and Jason Renteria (right) punched their tickets into the Century Club. (photos by Jonna Borgdorff)

 

The Wall of Fame page is one of my favorite pages on this site. The excitement, for me, is the appreciation of a multitude of achievements by OPRF Huskies, while at the same time experiencing the uncertain anticipation of who will achieve what next (and next, and next...). This is a page that will continue to grow tall through the ages.

Let's take a look at several noteworthy accomplishments for the 2015-2016 IHSA Wrestling season. To conclude this article, we will view the final statistics leaders for this just-ended campaign.

 

Century Club frenzy | The Class of 2016 will graduate four members of the OPRF Wrestling Century Club -- four. This is the highest number of individuals from any one graduation year. Seniors Isaiah White, Gabe Townsell, and Kamal Bey (Kamal did not attend OPRF during his senior year, but he did amass 102 Varsity wins in his three years) all entered their final season with 100 victories. Joining this trio was Robert Campos. His 100th tally came on Friday, February 12, at the Individual Sectional Tournament. Robert completes his Huskie career with a total record of 110-23. Also joining Robert was junior Jason Renteria. Jay's 100th triumph came on Tuesday, February 23, at the Dual Team Sectional dual versus Glenbard North. Junior teammate Jaime Hernandez is closest to breaking through next; Jaime has 96 Varsity hand-raises. At present, there are 20 OPRF Wrestlers who have earned the CC designation.

 

        

Isaiah White, Gabe Townsell, Robert Campos, Jason Renteria (L to R)

 
Undefeated dogs | Prior to 2015-2016, only two wrestlers completed an undefeated state championship season. Both can be found inside the wrestling room at 201 N. Scoville. The first was Mike Powell, in 1993-1994. He finished 42-0 after taking the 171-pound title. Last year, Isaiah White became the second member of this highly exclusive club. This season, Isaiah (30-0) doubled his feat and became the first wrestler to earn three IHSA individual wrestling titles. Jason Renteria (23-0) also joined the hall of the undefeateds with his first state title.
 
Medaling magic | Isaiah White also became the second four-time state medalist in our program. Larry Early, a 2015 graduate, was only the first. Isaiah's four medals aided a top achievement for Isaiah. His final career record (157-7) nets the highest winning percentage -- 96 % -- of all twenty members of the Century Club.

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Seeing double | Peter Ogunsanya, a junior, became the most recent winner of both the takedowns (213) and falls (21 pins and techs combined). The last time a wrestler earned both the Takedown King and Pin King awards was Nick Dardanes, in 2009-2010. Since these two awards have been established (King Pin in 1982-1983 and Takedown King in 1983-1984), no wrestler has gone back-to-back and won both of these awards. In fact, no wrestler has won two seasons of each. Peter could be the first in both instances.
 

Peter Ogunsanya

 
Stepping up, walking out a champion | Allen Stallings earned the final IHSA Class 3A Individual State bracket board on Saturday, February 20. It was his first title in his last opportunity. Other recent graduates who won their only IHSA state championship during their senior season are Matthew Rundell (2014-2015), Davonte Mahomes (2013-2014), and Joe Ariola (2012-2013).
 

Allen Stallings

 
Four, but more | OPRF seized its fourth IHSA Dual Team championship trophy. In 2008-2009, the Huskies earned their first. This season brought a third-consecutive bracket board. The Orange & Blue were also crowned champs in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.
 
Numbers are a thing of beauty | Below are the 2015-2016 statistics leaders. Enjoy!
 

Statistics Leaders | Maneuvers

 Statistic Number  Wrestler Year
 Wins 44  Robert Campos Sr.
 Losses  0  Jason Renteria Jr.
   0  Isaiah White Jr.
 Takedowns  213  Peter Ogunsanya Jr.
 Nearfalls-3 42  Robert Campos Sr.
 Nearfalls-2 36  Anthony Madrigal So.
 Total Nearfalls 67  Anthony Madrigal So.
 Reversals 16  Robert Campos Sr.
 Escapes 55  Michael Ordoņez Sr.
 

Statistics Leaders | Victory Types

 Wins by Number  Wrestler Year
 Falls 16  Isaiah White Sr..
 Tech Falls 11  Anthony Madrigal So.
  11  Peter Ogunsanya Jr.
 Total Falls 21  Peter Ogunsanya Jr.
 Majors 13  Robert Campos Sr.
 Decisions 19  Michael Ordoņez Sr.
 Forfeits 4  Robert Campos Sr.
 Defaults 2  Allen Stallings Sr.
 Disqual's 1  Chris Yen Sr.
 

 

Aces up their three-ves: Huskies hold all the cards, pocket title
OPRF downs #10 Hononegah, #6 Lockport, #2 Marmion; Orange & Blue earn third consecutive 3A team title · 02/27/2016

 

Huskie Huddle: OPRF receives hardware, joy. (photo by Jonna Borgdorff) | Go large

 
Three...Two...One.

On Saturday, the Oak Park & River Forest Huskies corralled the competition to gain consecutive dual team title number three. Head Coach Paul Collins notched dual title number two, in his two years as OPRF head coach. The number-one-ranked Orange & Blue Wrecking Crew continued their perch atop the Illinois elite to finish the 2015-2016 season with the Class 3A title trophy, as number-one-achieved champions.

The Huskies (28-3 overall, 5-1 in conference) came in as favorites. With this Huskie Wrestling Family support, who would bet against us? Anything is possible. On Saturday, OPRF's wrestlers, managers, coaches, and fans were treated to three rounds of nard-nosed, "Huske Style" wrestling. While the competition gradually increased, all on-comers were thwarted and succumbed to the Huskie bite. Let's take a look at the trio of duals:

Quarterfinal | Hononegah came in with a few big guns. They started with one. The dual starting weight was drawn to be 220 pounds where state qualifier Blake Zalapi narrowly defeated the slimmed Christopher Middlebrooks. At 285 pounds, the Indians gained a forfeit win and a 9-0 lead. Here is where the Huskies opened their faucets full throttle as they streaked to seven consecutive bout victories: Peter Ogunsanya, Robert Campos, Jason Renteria, Tony Madrigal, Gabe Townsell, Jaime Hernandez and Mike Ordoņez. All but the last two were bonus-point victories. After 9 contests, OPRF led 30-9. Another buzz saw arrived in the name of state champion Fernie Silva. Silva scored a major victory over Brian Holloway (152-pound match). At 160 and 170, stalwarts Isaiah White and Rolliann Sturkey tag-teamed for a fall and major result, respectfully. At 182 pounds, Chris Yen benefitted from an Indian disqualification (Jordan Shahrikian). Hononegah finished the dual with an uncontested 195-pound victory to David Buckner. After a team point adjustment, final score: OPRF 45, Hononegah 19.

Semifinal | Lockport has been a very good team in recent years. In last week's individual state tournament, the Porters boasted three place-winners: Abdullah Assaf (120, 5th place), Shayne Oster (145, 2nd place), and Trevell Timmons (152, 6th place). As it turned out, this dual morphed into a run of three's and into a "Lockport sandwich." The Orange & Blue wasted no time to get on the board with five straight bout triumphs. Winners were Christopher Middlebrooks (285), Peter Ogunsanya, Eddie Bolivar, Robert Campos, and Jason Renteria. Of these, Peter and Eddie wowed with falls. Lockport advanced with the next four contests, wins by Assaf (132), Baylor Fernandes, Zach Reese (forfeit), and Oster. The battling Huskies in this group were Eddie Ordoņez, Jack Fisher, and Drew Matticks, respectfully. At this juncture, the team score read 23-20 Huskies. Not to worry, OPRF blasted wins in the final five goes. Beginning at 160, Isaiah White, Rolliann Sturkey, Dre Garner, Kendale McCoy, and Allen Stallings thrilled with triumphs. Kendale and Allen concluded the dual with a pin each. Final score: OPRF 49, Lockport 20.

Championship | This dual featured a web of storylines. The Huskies defeated the Cadets at The Clash in Minnesota. You could go up and down that box score to speculate on what may happen in a repeat dual. Furthermore, last Saturday's Individual State Finals added intrigue to a few anticipated matchups. To quickly get you up to speed, OPRF was a preseason #1, fell to #2 after Sandburg topped them in the Hinsdale Central tournament, and regained the #1 status after a win over the Eagles at their home duals. Marmion, contrastingly, settled into a #3 spot in the early going before defeating Sandburg, also at the Sandburg Super Duals. After the CS-MA dual, the Cadets rose to #2. During Tuesday's Dual Team Sectional, Marmion once again turned back Sandburg en route to Bloomington's bracketed tournament.

Championship (continued) | Let's get to it. Sean McKenna (who did not wrestle in the Cadets' regional tournament) kept the pressure on Peter Ogunsanya and tallied a 106-pound minor decision. OPRF pushed back with four victories. At 113 pounds, Robert Campos downed Trevor Chumbly. Jason Renteria earned a quick fall win over Ryan Fleck. Tony Madrigal calmly scored a major decision over Jake Polka. At 132 pounds, Gabe Townsell replayed his individaul state victory over Anthony Cheloni. Of note here was that Cheloni defeated Gabe in the OPRF-Marmion regular season dual. The Orange & Blue stormed ahead 17-3. At 138 pounds was a Marmion-flipped replica of the 132-pound bout situation. Jaime Hernandez defeated AJ Jaffe in the dual but not at state. Jaffe took this one, too. Mike Ordoņez swept his battles with Brad Gross before Marmion's Michael Callahan found a six-point win over Brian Holloway (152 pounds) to trim the team score to 20-12. Who's worried when you have two two-sport stud athletes on deck and in the whole? Isaiah White garnered a major win over state runner-up (152 pounds) Trace Carello before Rolliann Sturkey muscled out a 3-2 decision victory over 3rd-place medalist (160 pounds) Nate Jimenez. At 182 pounds, Dre Garner took down the Cadets' Matt Ferraro. With three bouts to go, OPRF led by 18. In order to win the dual, Marmion would need three consecutive pins. Kendale McCoy quickly made sure none of that would happen as he outpointed Peter Capetillo. The dual was in the bag! The Huskies allowed state champion Nathan Traxler and heavyweight Wes Kramer breezy hand raises before shaking hands, hugging, and blowing kisses to the crowd. Final score: OPRF 33, Marmion 24.

Interestingly enough, in last year's Dual State Finals, Oak Park & River Forest met and defeated Marmion, Lockport, and Sandburg (chronologically). In this year's go-round, it was the Huskies over Hononegah, Lockport, and Marmion.

It is a sweet, sweet return drive from Bloomington to Oak Park, to River Forest, or to whichever fine town or city you have chosen to call home. Thank you for reading this site, for watching our Huskies, and for supporting this warm and very excellent family in any and every way you do. In relentless pursuit and Huskie pride!

Beats, then eats | As is usual, there will be an end-of-season banquet to celebrate the achievements of so many during this fine season. UPDATE: the banquet will take place on Thursday night, March 24. What a joyous and well-deserved time it will be...for the now three-time defending IHSA Class 3A Dual Team Champions!

Media magic | Visit Twitter.com/OPRFwrestling. Also visit Huskie Wrestling Family on Facebook.

Artsy articles | IL Matmen - Full Results | IL Matmen - Full Story | C-Tribune: Tough OP | C-Tribune: Garner's Grit | C-Tribune: Townsell's Talents | Daily Herald: Marmion Runners-Up

Intriguing interviews | OPRF Coach Mike Powell | Campos, Townsell, White, Stallings | Mike Ordoņez

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

Our deepest condolences go out to Deundre "Dre" Garner's family for the recent tragic passing of his 23-year-old brother, Diamond. Our thoughts and wishes are with your family and your family's closest friends. We love you.

Dual Team Live/Archived Results | All IHSA Wrestling Dual Team Sectionals will be hosted on TrackWrestling. Visit the Larkin Dual Team Sectional tournament on TW. Dual Team State brackets will be hosted on TrackWrestling, as well. Visit the Dual Team State tournament on TW.

Watching on the Web, Live/Achived | At this time, it doesn't appear that the OPRF-Glenbard North Dual Team Sectional dual will be broadcast online, but the IHSA will broadcast the Dual Team State finals on Saturday. A secondary option to traveling to Bloomington is to follow the action on your computer or tablet. For a paid subscription (feel free to browse the options to see if there is a fit for you), you can watch all Dual State Finals duals on IHSA.tv.

Event pics (by Jonna Borgdorff) | Qtrs: Hononegah | Semis: Lockport | Champ's: Marmion | Trophy Time
 

 

 

 

Terrific Tuesday: Huskies pounce, bounce Panthers 73-0
OPRF defeats Glenbard North in Team Sectional; Class 3A team final arrives Sat. · 02/23/2016

     

The #1 Huskies scored early, often, and then some more on Tuesday. (photos by Jonna Borgdorff) 

 

It was a statement win for the Oak Park & River Forest Huskies on Tuesday night. The only statement OPRF needed to make is "We won." In reality, the Huskies' statement from Tuesday night is "We're ready."

At Larkin High School, #1 OPRF (25-3, 5-1) defeated #9 Glenbard North 73-0. All fourteen participants for the Huskies notched a victory. It was an impressive feat for the Orange & Blue, but their eyes and minds are squarely devoted to Saturday's action. Remember that on Saturday, OPRF will wrestle at 9:00 AM. With a quarterfinal victory, OPRF will once again wrestle at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM in the medal round.

For more on the Dual Team State Series, view the previous article below.

As for Tuesday night's action, the Huskies won 13 of the 14 bouts in bonus variety. They tallied 8 falls, 2 technical falls, 3 major decisions, and 1 regular decision. The dual began at 126 pounds. In order, the lineup for OPRF consisted of Anthony Madrigal, Jason Renteria, Gabe Townsell, Michael Ordoņez, Drew Matticks, Isaiah White, Rolliann Sturkey, Deundre Garner, Kendale McCoy, Allen Stallings, Christopher Middlebrooks, Peter Ogunsanya, Eddie Bolivar, and Robert Campos (120).

U.S. Cellular Coliseum address | 101 S. Madison Street, Bloomington, IL 61701

Links | IHSA Wrestling | 3A Dual Team Bracket | 3A Assignments | 3A Time Sked | Manual-Manager | Manual-Schools | Rankings | Tribune: Dual State Preview

Dual Team Live/Archived Results | All IHSA Wrestling Dual Team Sectionals will be hosted on TrackWrestling. Visit the Larkin Dual Team Sectional tournament on TW. Dual Team State brackets will be hosted on TrackWrestling, as well. Visit the Dual Team State tournament on TW.

Watching on the Web | At this time, it doesn't appear that the OPRF-Glenbard North Dual Team Sectional dual will be broadcast online, but the IHSA will broadcast the Dual Team State finals on Saturday. A secondary option to traveling to Bloomington is to follow the action on your computer or tablet. For a paid subscription (feel free to browse the options to see if there is a fit for you), you can watch all Dual State Finals duals on IHSA.tv.

 

 

Going out (Huskie) strong: OPRF seeks IHSA Dual Team Title
Huskies to compete at Larkin H.S. on Tuesday, will advance to Bloomington with a win · 02/23/2016

Caring caravan: the HWF continues to shine in support. (photo by Jonna Borgdorff)

 

Tonight begins the "second" second season in the Illinois High School Association Wrestling State Series. On Tuesday night, each of three classes (Classes 1A/2A/3A) will hold eight duals to determine the final eight schools who will participate in the Dual Team State Quarterfinals on Saturday, February 27, at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois. These eight duals are considered Dual Team Sectionals.

The eight teams advancing to Saturday's final bracket will wrestle with a purpose: the top four finishers will earn a state trophy. In Saturday's tournament, a first round (quarterfinal round) win is vital. The four dual winners become semifinalists and are guaranteed two more duals. These four will earn state medals, although the places will be wrestled out. For the teams who lose their first Saturday dual, their season officially comes to a close.

Oak Park & River Forest is the two-time defending Class 3A champions. Nothing is guaranteed, but look for the Huskies to be in the mix once again.

Team participation and advancement (Dual Team State Series) | 16 schools in each of three classes have advanced to their respective Dual Team Sectional. These sixteen advanced by way of winning their Regional tournament on February 6. On Tuesday night, each participating squad will only wrestle one dual. The 8 winners will advance to Saturday's eight-team final tournament in Bloomington, Illinois.

Team seeding | Teams are not seeded at any point during the Dual Team State Series. Matchups are determined through a lottery; however, teams facing off in the Dual Team Sectional come from the same Individual Sectional pool. In other words, two of the four Regional team winners in any particular Sectional will wrestle on Tuesday. The other two Regional victors will also dual. At Saturday's final team tournament, two teams from each Sectional will be represented.

Rounds and times | For OPRF, Tuesday's dual versus Glenbard North will take place at 6:00 PM. Tuesday's action will take place at Larkin High School in Elgin. On Saturday morning, two quarterfinal duals take place at 9:00 AM. The remaining two quarterfinal duals will take place at 11:00 AM. The winner of the OPRF-Glenbard N. dual is in the top half of the bracket and will wrestle at 9:00 AM. State semifinals take place at 2:00 PM. The losers in the semifinal round will wrestle for third place. The winners will wrestle for the championship. The final medal round begins at 6:00 PM. The top four dual teams (all four squads advancing to the semifinals) are guaranteed a state trophy.

Prices | Dual Team Sectional costs $5.00. Dual Team State costs $7.00 per session (2). The sessions are set to begin at 9:00 AM (quarterfinals and semifinals) & 6:00 PM (medal round).

Thank you for coming out and supporting the Huskies thus far. If you can, please consider joining us in Elgin and/or in Bloomington! Go Huskies!

Larkin H.S. address | 1475 Larkin Avenue, Elgin, IL 60123

U.S. Cellular Coliseum address | 101 S. Madison Street, Bloomington, IL 61701

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

Dual Team Live/Archived Results | All IHSA Wrestling Dual Team Sectionals will be hosted on TrackWrestling. Visit the Larkin Dual Team Sectional tournament on TW. Dual Team State brackets will be hosted on TrackWrestling, as well. Visit the Dual Team State tournament on TW.

Watching on the Web | At this time, it doesn't appear that the OPRF-Glenbard North Dual Team Sectional dual will be broadcast online, but the IHSA will broadcast the Dual Team State finals on Saturday. A secondary option to traveling to Bloomington is to follow the action on your computer or tablet. For a paid subscription (feel free to browse the options to see if there is a fit for you), you can watch all Dual State Finals duals on IHSA.tv.

 

 

Big dogs: Huskies roar to three individual titles, nine medals
 Jason Renteria (120), Isaiah White (160), Allen Stallings (220) earn bracket boards · 02/20/2016

  

Jason Renteria (top left), Isaiah White (top right), and Allen Stallings (bottom) celebrate. (photos by Jonna Borgdorff) 

 
After Saturday night, under the bright lights of the State Farm Center, another IHSA Individual State Final has been put to rest. Before the calm, the Orange & Blue Wrecking Crew blitzed the Class 3A competition. The Huskies scored a tournament high 9 place-winners. Among the nine were 3 champions, 2 runners-up, 3 consolation winners, and 1 fifth-place finish.

Huskie finishes: Peter Ogunsanya (DNP - 106), Robert Campos (3rd - 113), Jason Renteria (1st - 120), Anthony Madrigal (2nd - 126), Gabe Townsell (3rd - 132), Jaime Hernandez (2nd - 138), Mike Ordoņez (5th - 145), Isaiah White (1st - 160), Rolliann Sturkey (3rd - 170), Kendale McCoy (DNP - 195), and Allen Stallings (1st - 220).

Among the spectators were scores of individuals who traveled to cheer on OPRF wrestlers: the far-reaching (and deep-connecting) Huskie Wrestling Family. Without question, it takes a village. In the Huskies' case, we literally have two. In addition, there are fans and followers living all over the state, country, and globe.

Jason Renteria, the first champion of the evening, realized his goal after becoming so close in his two previous attempts at state glory. Jason was a state runner-up in both of his two previous visits to Champaign: as a freshman (106 pounds) and as a sophomore (113). Now a junior, Jay downed returning state champion Michael McGee of Plainfield East in the 120-pound finals. Of note, Jay previously triumphed over McGee at this season's OPRF Tournament. Jason's 19-0 season record has pushed him to the brink of the OPRF Wrestling Century Club. Already committed to the University of Iowa, Jason looks to guide his team to a dual team title before considering what his senior season may look like. Congratulations, Jason!

Isaiah White will be remembered as one of the truly elite wrestlers in Oak Park & River Forest High School history. The #1-nationally-ranked 160-pounder gave experts no reason to second guess their assessment in a relentless onslaught against West Suburban-Silver Conference rival Johnny Mologousis of Lyons Township. In doing so, Isaiah became the only three-time state champion in OPRF Wrestling history. Isaiah previously titled in 2014 (138 pounds) and 2015 (152). Isaiah also became the second OPRF wrestler to garner four state medals. Larry Early (OPRF class of 2015) became the first. After February 27, Isaiah's wrestling eyes will be focused on Ohio State University. Congratulations, Isaiah!

Allen Stallings wrapped up the tournament for Oak Park & River Forest as well as for the entire state of Illinois. His 220-pound championship bout took place in the last weight class of this year's Individual State Final. Previous to 2015-2016, Allen earned three trips to Champaign as a state qualifier -- as a freshman (170 pounds), as a sophomore (182), and as a junior (220). Even with the three visits, Allen did not earn a place on the medal stand. Now healthy and happy, Allen's motor and takedown skills notched not only a state medal but a bracket board, as well. Allen defeated Alex Jacobs of Fremd in the title contest. Allen, a high school all-conference football talent, will take his skill set to Indiana University's gridiron. Congratulations, Allen!

 

 

  

Anthony Madrigal (126) and Jaime Hernandez (138) reached the finals. (photos by Jonna Borgdorff) 

 
Anthony Madrigal, a young but mature sophomore, followed in his older brother's steps this weekend. In 2015, brother Alex Madrigal reached the 120-pound championship at the State Farm Center. Unfortunately, both bouts ended in a loss. Anthony's defeat was caused by Austin Gomez of Glenbard North. One year ago as a freshman, Tony was unable to compete at the Regional tournament. With two years of IHSA eligibility remaining, expect Tony to continue to push himself to be the best.

Jaime Hernandez has been a poster athlete for Coach Collins's "Improve!" encouragement. As a freshman, Jaime did not qualify for the state tournament. As a sophomore in 2015, Jaime earned fourth-place honors. This season, Jaime achieved runner-up status. In the final match, Jaime encountered AJ Jaffe of Marmion. In a tight match, Jaffe emerged with the win. Jaime, a junior, has one more individual run and two more team runs (counting this weekend) remaining.

 

 
  

  

Robert Campos (113), Gabe Townsell (132), Michael Ordoņez (145), Rolliann Sturkey (170). (photos by Jonna Borgdorff) 

 
The Huskies notched four more place-winners on Saturday night.

Robert Campos has had a unique high school career. The 106-pound starter in 2012-2013, Robert claimed a ticket to Champaign-Urbana as a state qualifier. With OPRF loaded in the lighter weights from 2013-2015 (two seasons), Robert served as a backup and a leader. In this campaign, Bobby reemerged as a dominant Varsity starter. He suffered only one loss in this weekend's tournament, and he defeated Holden Heller of Deerfield in the 3rd-place bout.

Gabe Townsell has had a highly decorated high school career. Gabe is a Greco-Roman dynamo, and he has had great success in the Folkstyle arena, as well. Gabe is a four-time state qualifier and now three-time medalist. As a sophomore, Gabe earned 4th place (120 pounds); as a junior, Gabe secured 3rd place (126 pounds). Once again rising by one weight class, Gabe downed Anthony Cheloni of Marmion in the consolation championship.

Michael Ordoņez is a senior who joined the Huskie Wrestling Family last summer. Michael certainly made the most out of his lone OPRF Wrestling IHSA season. A returning state qualifier with neighboring York, Michael gave fans of Indiana University cause for joy with a strong senior individual tournament. Michael suffered two losses but went out a winner in the 5th-place match in a triumph over Brad Gross of Marmion. He hopes to go out a winner in one week, as well.

Rolliann Sturkey is an impressive specimen. Last year, Rolliann stepped in to fill an injury spot and earned an individual state berth wrestling above his natural weight. This season, Rolliann focused on his role as a starter. Just a junior, Rolliann competed with the top wrestlers of the state (and country) and improved at every turn. Rolliann earned a 3rd-place medal by defeating Brian Krasowski of Sandburg for the second time in the tournament.

 

 
Links | Individual State Brackets | IHSA.tv (subscription req'd) | Day 1 Recap | Day 2 Recap | Day 3 Recap | Jumbotron (VI)
 
 

Individual State Bout Results | 106-138

 Wrestler r16 r8 r4 r2    
 Peter Ogunsanya W L W* L*    
 Robert Campos W W L W* W*  
 Jason Renteria W W W W    
 Anthony Madrigal W W W L    
 Gabe Townsell W W L W* W*  
 Jaime Hernandez W W W L    
 

Individual State Bout Results | 145-285

 Wrestler r16 r8 r4 r2    
 Michael Ordoņez W W L L* W*  
 Isaiah White W W W W    
 Rolliann Sturkey W W L W* W*  
 Kendale McCoy W L L* --    
 Allen Stallings W W W W    
 --            
 
 

* - Wrestleback match

 
Event pics (by Jonna Borgdorff) | Preliminaries | Quarterfinals/WB-1 | Semifinals | WB-2/Place Bouts | Finals | 9 P-W
 


8 of 9 Huskie place-winners (photo via Twitter/@OPRFschoolofbiz - Twitter)

 

 

Saturday Night Five: Huskies send 5 to finals, 9 to medal stand
 11 to quarters, 9 to semis, 5 to finals; Peter Ogunsanya still in the medal hunt · 02/19/2016

     

OPRF tries to tie a school record with 10 state place-winners. (photos by Jonna Borgdorff)  | |

 
After Day Two (Friday) |

The #1-ranked Class 3A team in the state of Illinois was back at their trade on Friday. All 11 participants took turns on the quarterfinals stage, and the Huskies finished that round with a 9-2 record. In the following semifinal round, 5 of the Orange & Blue stood victorious.

Here's a snapshot view of where the OPRF Huskies stand in the tournament (Class 3A):

In the finals (5) | Jason Renteria (120), Anthony Madrigal (126), Jaime Hernandez (138), Isaiah White (160), Allen Stallings (220)

In the consolation semifinals (4) | Robert Campos (113), Gabe Townsell (132), Michael Ordoņez (145), Rolliann Sturkey (170)

In the consolation quarterfinals (1) | Peter Ogunsanya (106)

Eliminated from competition (1) | Kendale McCoy (195)

With a win, Peter Ogunsanya will join the Huskies' other nine guaranteed medalists.

Good luck on the final day, gentlemen!

 

 
After Day One (Thursday) |

Oak Park & River Forest Wrestling Head Coach Paul Collins can often be heard encouraging his wrestlers: "Forward, forward, forward!" He also preaches another chant: "Advance, advance, advance!"

On the State Farm Center's newly renovated floor, the OPRF Huskies were a daunting, collective force against their opponents en route to an immaculate end to the round of 16. All eleven wrestlers claimed victory to advance to the Class 3A quarterfinals on Friday morning. A win puts each on the medal stand, and a loss begins the long road in the wrestlebacks. All eleven are guaranteed at least two more bouts.

Links | Individual State Brackets | IHSA.tv (subscription required) | Day 1 Recap | Day 2 Recap

 
 

Individual State Bout Results | 106-138

 Wrestler r16 r8 r4 r2    
 Peter Ogunsanya W L W*      
 Robert Campos W W L      
 Jason Renteria W W W      
 Anthony Madrigal W W W      
 Gabe Townsell W W L      
 Jaime Hernandez W W W      
 

Individual State Bout Results | 145-285

 Wrestler r16 r8 r4 r2    
 Michael Ordoņez W W L      
 Isaiah White W W W      
 Rolliann Sturkey W W L      
 Kendale McCoy W L L* --    
 Allen Stallings W W W      
 --            
 
 

* - Wrestleback match

 
Event pics (by Jonna Borgdorff) | Preliminaries | Quarterfinals/WB-1 | Semifinals
 

     

     

 

 

State showdown: IHSA Individual Finals this Thu-Sat
OPRF sends eleven to wrestle in 16-person brackets; top 6 leave with hardware · 02/16/2016

     

11 of our very best will enter this building with grit, determination, and pride.

 

The Illinois High School Association's deciding championships have come around once again. The dual tournament is next week, but this week all eyes are on individuals from high schools originating from the Land of Lincoln. Stakes are high, but it is also a fun and exciting time to be a wrestling fan...especially a fan of the OPRF Huskies.

In recent years, it hasn't been a question of will any Huskies place. Rather, it has been a question of how many placers will return to Oak Park-River Forest after the long drive from Champaign-Urbana. Certainly, nothing in wrestling is guaranteed, and focus (as well as athleticism) will be needed at every step during this week's championships.

This week, OPRF sends 11 downstate: Peter Ogunsanya (106), Robert Campos (113), Jason Renteria (120), Anthony Madrigal (126), Gabe Townsell (132), Jaime Hernandez (138), Mike Ordoņez (145), Isaiah White (160), Rolliann Sturkey (170), Kendale McCoy (195), and Allen Stallings (220).

Vying for a top-6 medal stand spot are eleven high school talents. All will wrestle in the first round (round of 16). Here are some quick tips to know, so that you can follow the intrigue of the tournament:

- Four wins out of the gate will win the state title.

- The wrestleback bracket will consist of wrestlers who fell to semifinalists only. If -- in the first round -- Wrestler A loses to Wrestler B, and Wrestler B loses in the second round, then Wrestler A is eliminated from competition. In all other cases, wrestlers will have an opportunity to keep wrestling.

- All semifinalists are guaranteed to medal. At worst, they are guaranteed 6th place.

- If wrestlers meet a second time in the tournament, the first decision does not affect the second meeting. Both have the opportunity to wrestle for the win.

- Team points are not officially tallied. The IHSA, unlike several other states associations, only recognizes a team champion via the Dual Team State Series. Typically, other states employ a points system in the individual tournament to crown the team champion. Still others crown both -- team champions from the individual state tournament and a dual team tournament.

The Huskie Wrestling Family will show strong support under the lights of the State Farm Center, and if it's not too late, we encourage you to make a trip of your own!

Prices | State Final costs $8.00 or $10.00 per session (5) / $40.00 or $50.00 per all-session pass.

Times | Individual State Final Sessions: 1:00 PM (Thursday), 8:30 AM & 7:00 PM (Friday), 9:00 AM & 5:30 PM (Saturday).

State Farm Center address | 1700 S. Fourth St., Champaign, IL 61820

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

Brackets | The IHSA Wrestling Individual State Final (all three classes -- 1A, 2A, 3A) will be hosted on TrackWrestling. All brackets AND live results will be posted on TrackWrestling. Visit the Individual State Brackets.

Watching on the Web | Certainly, for some, coming to Champaign is a great difficulty. A secondary option is to follow the action on your computer or tablet. For a paid subscription (feel free to browse the options to see if there is a fit for you), you can watch all bouts from the tournament on IHSA.tv. A subscription lasting through next weekend (or later) will also cover the Dual State Series. OPRF, of course, will be involved in this tournament.

Go Huskies, GO!

 

 
Individual Wrestling State Tournament Time Schedule

THURSDAY

First Session
1:00 p.m. -- Class 1A Preliminaries (6 mats)
3:00 p.m. (approx.) -- Class 2A Preliminaries (6 mats)
5:00 p.m. (approx.) -- Class 3A Preliminaries (6 mats)

FRIDAY

Second Session
8:30 a.m. -- Quarterfinals followed by First Round Wrestlebacks (1A)
11:00 a.m. (approx.) -- Quarterfinals followed by First Round Wrestlebacks (2A)
1:30 p.m. (approx.) -- Quarterfinals followed by First Round Wrestlebacks (3A)

Third Session
6:00 p.m.—Open State Farm Center Doors to the public
7:00 p.m.—Semifinals Championship Round (1A-2A-3A)

SATURDAY

Fourth Session
9:00 a.m.—Quarterfinal Wrestlebacks (1A-2A-3A)
11:00 a.m.—Semifinal Wrestlebacks (1A-2A-3A)
1:00 p.m.—3rd-4th-5th-6th matches (1A-2A-3A)
3:30 p.m.—Clear State Farm Center

Fifth Session
4:30 p.m.—Open State Farm Center
5:00 p.m.—Line-up Grand March
5:30 p.m.—Grand March followed by Championship matches (1A-2A-3A) on 3 mats
Starting weight class: 285

 

 

Eleventh heaven: Huskies earn 7 titles, 11 state spots
Individual State begins on Thursday; two weekends of IHSA competition to go · 02/13/2016

     

Eleven OBWC members to challenge in Assembly Hall (now renamed State Farm Center). (photo by BT)

 

After the dust settled at Conant High School (and at the Conant Individual Sectional Tournament), the Oak Park & River Forest Huskies held firmly and proudly in their hands eleven reservation slips for participation in the 2015-2016 IHSA Individual Final Tournament. The said tournament will take place this Thursday-Saturday under the newly (and continually) renovated State Farm Center on the campus of University of Illinois (Champaign).

Sending an abundance of wrestlers to the final individual tournament has become an annual tradition for the Orange & Blue Wrecking Crew. The school record is a dozen state qualifiers (2013-2014 and 2014-2015), and this year's tally is one shy of that number. Among the crew are seven titlists: Peter Ogunsanya (106), Robert Campos (113), Jason Renteria (120), Mike Ordoņez (145), Isaiah White (160), Rolliann Sturkey (170), and Allen Stallings (220). Runner-ups include two: Anthony Madrigal (126) and Jaime Hernandez (138). Consolation champions consisted of two: Gabe Townsell (132) and Kendale McCoy (195). No wrestler earned a fourth-place finish. Despite gritty efforts, Drew Matticks (152) and Deundre Garner (182) finished one win away from placing. Both are juniors, and you will see them back with a mission come November.

Again, below is an organized tally of the Huskies' tournament results:

 

OPRF Results & Notes (Conant Individual Sectional) | 106-145 Pounds

 106 | Peter Ogunsanya (1st, 3-0) | The junior looked as strong as any other bracket winner.
 113 | Robert Campos (1st, 3-0) | Bobby is primed to make his second U of I appearance his best.
 120 | Jason Renteria (1st, 3-0) | The two-time state finalist is expecting the third time to be the charm.
 126 | Anthony Madrigal (2nd, 2-1) | All eyes will be on a possible rematch against Austin Gomez (GN).
 132 | Gabe Townsell (3rd, 4-1) | Gabe showed strong mettle to regain his (final) spot at U of I.
 138 | Jaime Hernandez (2nd, 2-1) | Jaime will look for a repeat trip to the medal stand.
 145 | Michael Ordoņez (1st, 3-0) | Before wrestling for Indiana, Michael is focused on Champaign.

OPRF Results & Notes (Conant Individual Sectional) | 152-285 Pounds

 152 | Drew Matticks (DNP, 1-2) | The junior will return and look to build on a solid season as a starter.
 160 | Isaiah White (1st, 3-0) | The Ohio State signee seeks state title #3.
 170 | Rolliann Sturkey (1st, 3-0) | Rolliann scored a big-time fall in an electric championship bout.
 182 | Deundre Garner (DNP, 3-2) | Dre is beginning to roll after his late entry into the 182-pound slot.
 195 | Kendale McCoy (3rd, 3-1) | Kendale shook off an ultimate tie-breaker loss to finish strong.
 220 | Allen Stallings (1st, 3-0) | The dual sport athlete (and dual threat) drives for the podium.
 285 | -- | --
 

Final team scores | Team scores were not kept and are inconsequential.

Brackets | Conant Individual Sectional Results

Articles | Conant Wrapup #1 (by Seth Schwartz, from Illinois Matmen) | Conant Wrapup #2 (Daily Herald)

What's next | OPRF sends 11 to the U of I Individual Finals Tournament on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 18-20.

State Farm Center address | 1700 S. Fourth St., Champaign, IL 61820 --- Brackets | Individual State Brackets

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

Event pics (courtesy of Jeff Pape and WrestlingGear.com) | Conant Individual Sectional | Note: Jeff Pape is not affiliated with OPRF Wrestling or with OPRFWrestling.com.

Thank you to all of the Huskie Wrestling Family members who contributed or came out to this weekend's Individual Sectional competition! And...happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

 

 

           

 

        

 

     

(photos by Eric Davis)

 
 

Conant Individual Sectional 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  2nd
 Gabe Townsell  Senior  132  3rd
 Jaime Hernandez  Junior  138  2nd
 Michael Ordoņez  Senior  145  1st
 

Conant Individual Sectional Results | 152-285

 Wrestler  Year  Weight  Place
 Drew Matticks  Junior  152  DNP
 Isaiah White  Senior  160  1st
 Rolliann Sturkey  Junior  170  1st
 Deundre Garner  Junior  182  DNP
 Kendale McCoy  Senior  195  3rd
 Allen Stallings  Senior  220  1st
 --  --  285  --
 
 

 

Friday frenzy: OPRF ends Session One at 12-2, all thirteen in play
Top four qualify for Individual State; Session Two kicks off 10:00 AM · 02/12/2016

     

Kendale McCoy earns an escape Friday night to win in a triple overtime thriller.

 

Friday night at Conant High School -- the first day of the second weekend of the three-part individual state series -- featured the Class 3A #1 Huskies of Oak Park & River Forest. It was a strong performance for the Orange & Blue, as the only hiccups occurred in the 132 and 182-pound weight classes.

Requiring one victory in either of their next to matches to participate in Champaign-Urbana are 11: Peter Ogunsanya (106), Robert Campos (113), Jason Renteria (120), Anthony Madrigal (126), Jaime Hernandez (138), Mike Ordoņez (145), Drew Matticks (152), Isaiah White (160), Rolliann Sturkey (170), Kendale McCoy (195), and Allen Stallings (220). All eleven have reached the semifinals at Conant. Gabe Townsell (132) lost in his first bout, but he has an opportunity to wrestle back to the consolation championship. Deundre Garner (182) began his tournament with a triumph before colliding with a top wrestler in all of Illinois.

Both Gabe and Dre are still in the hunt to extend their individual season. Remember that qualifying wrestlers (wrestlers who move on to the State Farm Center) must only enter the consolation championship. They needn't earn third place, but a fourth place finish would pit the wrestler against one of the four sectional champions in the opening round at Individual State.

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 (Conant), 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

Updated 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 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, 2010-2011. (photo by BT)

 

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) and 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!

 

 

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