Archive for January 2010


2009 OPRF Wrestler Brendan Rogers on Coach Powell, Injury and The Team Medal

Michele Weldon | January 18, 2010

Brendan Rogers, an OPRF Wrestler 2004-2009, talks about the impact Coach Powell had on his life, especially the moment Powell gave Brendan the team state medal; Brendan was unable to wrestle team state because of a knee injury.


2007 Wrestling Alum Weldon Rogers on Coach Powell, The Ear and What Wrestling Means

Michele Weldon | January 12, 2010

He’s proud of his wrestling career in high school and briefly in college. He’s also proud of the “ear” he earned. Weldon Rogers talks about Coach Powell and his own transformation as an athlete and a young man. Now a college junior, Weldon claims he went from being “garbage” as a youth wrestler to placing fourth in Illinois in 2007 at the IHSA Class AA individual state tournament for 140 pounds.