Last updated 02/06/2017


Mission (Purpose):
The Huskie Wrestling Family is an organization of past OPRF wrestlers and their families; current OPRF wrestlers and their families; current and retired coaches; and of course the fans of OPRF Wrestling who work to provide for the support through donations, time and cheering for the OPRF Wrestling Program.


In order to provide the wrestling program and its wrestlers with funding to keep them at the top of Illinois High School Wrestling, the Huskie Wrestling Family seeks out funds.  Some funds come from sponsors and fundraisers, but donations are greatly appreciated.  Donations are an integral part of the Huskie Wrestling Family because every dollar is used to maximize the Huskie Wrestling experience.  100% of all the monies collected go toward the OPRF Wrestling Program.  CHECKS are made out to Huskie Wrestling Family.

If you wish to become a sponsor for the Huskie Wrestling Family, please contact Paul Collins at  Ads will be published on the internet page and all Dual Meet Programs.  CHECKS are made out to Huskie Wrestling Family.

Stay in Touch / Get Involved: 
If you would like to stay informed or get involved with Huskie Wrestling Family news, you can:
  • Join our Facebook group
        - Huskie Wrestling Family | visit now
  • Join our email list by sending your email to:
        - INCLUDE: Name, Address, Cell Number, and Email Address
  • Come to Skrine Chops in Forest Park the first Monday night of each month during the
        wrestling season to discuss the exploits of the team with the "becoming very famous"
        OPRF Wrestling Coaching Staff.
  • Contact our head coach, Paul Collins, with your involvement request:
        - Paul Collins -
  • Visit our dual meets and ask at Concessions or Gear Sales how you can help.

Family Affairs (In the News): 
Michele Weldon, mother of three past OPRF wrestlers, has released a new book (a memoir) entitled, "Escape Points." It has received positive early reviews. Further down is an archved post Michele's work entitled "Wrestling Mom."

View "Escape Points" on several sites: | GoodReads | Amazon | Chicago Review Press


Michele Weldon - Escape Points (2015)

(2009) Michele Weldon, shares her inspirational story as a wrestling mom to the world at the appropriately named website:  You can view pictures, read blogs, follow Michele's journey and more!  Michele also has a book in the works!

From's "About" section:

I am the mother in the stands dressed in the school colors who has been screaming her three sons' names at shrill, glass-shattering pitch, so loud at times that two years ago some of the junior varsity wrestlers took to imitating my cheers....  I am one of those moms you might hate.  I am Michele Weldon.  I am a Wrestling Mom.

Visit now! -  (image via



So join and share the experience with the Huskie Wrestling Family. 
Share your stories, laughs, photos, and, of course, enjoy the season.



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