Archive for November 2010


Wrestling Moms Prove Screaming is Good for the Soul

Michele Weldon | November 23, 2010

Wrestling moms are loud in the stands. We try to be positive and not use the death words. No “Kill him, crush his face,” any of that. We just scream. As you see here, I am not the only one who believes a good mom scream goes a long way while watching your child wrestle.


Looking Back on Coach Powell’s 2010 Banquet Speech

Michele Weldon | November 18, 2010

Coach Mike Powell gives 15 Life Lessons for the OPRFHS Huskies wrestlers. Good words to live by.


Coach Powell’s Inspiration for The New Wrestling Season

Michele Weldon | November 15, 2010

Though the real kick-off to the wrestling season at Oak Park-River Forest High School is Wednesday, November 24 with the St. Patrick’s dual, on Saturday the scores of parents and wrestlers from freshmen, sophomore, JV1 and JV2 through varsity, looked to this first wrestling parents meeting as the start of a great year.


A Champion Inspires the Huskies in Preseason

Michele Weldon | November 5, 2010

The five and a half hour ride to Cedar Falls, Iowa for the 2010 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals was not anywhere near as much fun as the ride home. On Friday, October 29, Coach Mike Powell drove four OPRF wrestlers in his SUV, while Caryn Brooks and I followed with four more wrestlers in her […]


Cancer Awareness Never Sleeps

Michele Weldon | November 2, 2010

Cancer survivors don’t need a month-long reminder punctuated with ubiquitous pink ribbons. We never forget. It’s nice and all, thank you, with everyone driving around with the stickers on their bumpers, and running/ walking for the cure, donating, speaking out, sharing their stories. But we survivors don’t need the brain rush at the grocery check-out to pledge a dollar. Because we know how important it all is. We wish we didn’t have to know, but we know.