buy phenergan with codeine It was the middle of the 2018-2019 season and I was getting ready to preview a Chicago area tournament. Beat The Streets Brawl. An event featuring a handful of the best teams from around the country who would battle it out in round robin dual meets.
http://dubaipublicholidays.com/tag/emirates-airline-festival-of-literature-2018/ One of the teams, Poway, hails from the San Diego area so of course it caught my attention. It was the same weekend as the FLO Who’s #1 duals being held in New Jersey. It was a fantastic weekend of action.
Being in Chicago, the Beat the Streets competition also included local teams like Montini Catholic and Oak Park River Forest. While I had become familiar with the MC program – they have traveled out to compete and Clovis’s Doc B, Ironman, and other tournaments around the country, I was less familiar with OPRF.
As I looked at the line up, searching various websites for individual rankings, I was still unclear as to whom exactly on the team I should pay closer attention. Then I noticed. Jake Rundell. Who? At that time, that’s what i asked myself. Who.
So, I tracked the updates. Saw win by Rundell. And another. And by the end, he was one of a few wrestlers to finish the event undefeated. Including a tech fall victory over Brock Bobzien of Poway. Bobzien is a very solid wrestler from CA. Rundell must be on another level. So I thought. So he was.
From that event on, I made it a point to follow his results. Flonationals. FLOWrestling’s annual national showcase was changing its format from folkstyle to freestyle and greco. It was also serving as the trials for the Cadet Pan Am team.
Jake Rundell. Once again. Blowing through the field. Earning his chance to represent in Mexico. Knowing that I probably wasn’t alone in my ignorance as to just who he is. What better time to get to know him? Exactly, there isn’t one.
I caught up to the OPRF [under the rader] star as he gets set to do battle this weekend.
I started when I was four. I watched my older brother do his thing and then it was my turn. We were in Illinois to begin with then moved to CA where I got to train with Monster Garage and Aaron Pico and all of them. Then we moved back to Oak Park, which is near Chicago.
I’ve been wrestling all three styles since I began. My favorite is definitely Greco. I know that’s not the common answer, but I like the hand fighting and I’m all about control.
Definitely the coaching. At least in my experience. Bryan Medlin at the Illinois RTC (Regional Training Center) and Mike Powell. They really do a great job getting us prepared for all of it.
Well, we don’t have decades after decades of state dominance but since 2009 I’d say we’re up near the top of the state. Four state titles since then. A couple more runner-ups, to Montini. We even got a national #1 ranking from FLO a couple years ago at the end of the year. It’s great to be a part of the growth and to see it from the inside. I’m excited for where we can keep going.
Definitely Kyle Dake. I mean Kamal Bey is like family to us, so of course he’s at the top. But when it comes to just watching them and who I would try to pattern my game after, Dake.
I have been to Purdue but that wasn’t anything official. I’m planning on some unofficial visits next month and then starting to set my officials in August and we’ll go through the Fall to those schools.
Just the overall environment of the school, the program, the fellow students and future teammates. Of course the quality of the education and the resources available to student-athletes will factor in as well.
Yes. I competed at the Tallinn Open. It’s an international youth tournament. My first year there I took 1st in freestyle, 3rd in greco. The next year I finished 3rd and 2nd in those styles.
Just to wrestle to the best of my abilities. I think I can win both styles, and I’m definitely preparing so that I can do that.
We’re having our first practice today actually. I came out to Mexico early and have been working at the Olympic training center here all week.
Probably in the 6th grade and we were back in Illinois and I was at the Oak Park feeder program. I took 2nd at Tulsa Nationals.
I have different playlists for different occasions. I have five playlists. It all depends on the mood and the situation. Just relaxing or when I need to get amped up. Music is key but it’s all about the time and place. And I’d say my favorite artist is J Cole.
Just that it’s a battle. One on one. You vs the other guy. It’s a test of wills, and I believe my will and my desire will come out on top.
I mean, I don’t mind it and I won’t turn it down like if you offered me a hot dog that had ketchup on it. But I’m not going out of my way to find it either. I know you don’t put ketchup on a Chicago style hot dog. But that’s like a big tomato slice and pickle and stuff and the hot dog itself gets kind of buried. I do like mustard though. For sure.
First of all, I love all of it. Although I don’t get to eat it much, I think it’s been almost three years since I had some good ole Chicago deep dish pie. Giordano’s and Lou Malnati’s are good. But really, Nancy’s Pizza is the best. The spinach and sausage. It’s better than all of them.
Well, I’m definitely into Pokemon and know all about it. But, anime. I challenge anyone out there to test me on some anime.
Of course! Man that’s a classic. I like that movie a lot. Who doesn’t?
Just all the people around me, supporting me, cheering me on. It’s great to have a support system. Necessary actually and from my family, to my teammates and coaches, the community. It’s just the positive influence of the people in my corner. I might not even be wrestling if not for them. I know I wouldn’t.
Just that I hope the people who watch me compete understand the work and the dedication all of us wrestlers put in and hopefully I help the rest of the nation take notice of Oak Park River Forest. I don’t know if I’m overlooked or we are as a team, but all I can do is keep performing the way I know I can and we’ll keep getting that recognition.