O'Dea High School

An Unforgettable Message from Mr. Nate Miles on “Dreaming Big”

Posted February 14, 2017

O'Dea High School

Members of the Black Students United for Excellence (BSUE) club at O’Dea invited Mr. Nate Miles, the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and State Government Affairs for Eli Lilly and Company, to be the guest speaker during the annual O’Dea MLK Assembly.  Mr. Miles blessed the students with an unforgettable message on “Dreaming Big” and the important role it has played in his life.

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Irish Wrestlers are Metro Champions!

Posted February 7, 2017

O'Dea High School

Congratulations to our Irish Grapplers as they earned their 22nd Metro Championship! The young men blew away the competition defeating second place Roosevelt by 120 points! The Irish had 8 wrestlers in the finals and 5 Champions! Dominic Gjurasic, Skylar Kloth, Jack Markowitz, Dustyn Camacho, and Chris Manning all took home the Gold while Nate Balinbin, Alan Badley and Marcutio Hamaker came away with 2nd place finishes. Overall, the Irish advance 22 wrestlers to the Regional Tournament, this Saturday, February 11th at 10AM at Chief Sealth High School.

In individual accolades, Jack Markowitz won the Outstanding Wrestler award for the Metro League in the upper weights, O’Dea alum Derek Lopez won the Metro Coach of the Year award for his work at Rainier Beach HS, and O’Dea alum Coach Balinbin was awarded the Metro Assistant Coach of the Year. Great job to all the wrestlers, parents, fans, and coaches! Go Irish and Go Grapplers!

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Irish Hoopers win the O’Dea Freshman Tournament!

Posted February 3, 2017

O'Dea High School

Congratulations to the Fighting Irish Freshman Basketball team on winning the O’Dea Freshman Tournament yet again!  The young hoopers finished their season with an impressive 19-1 record.  The future is looking bright!  Go Irish!

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O’Dea Students March for Life!

Posted January 25, 2017

O'Dea High School

The 2017 March for Life saw a delegation of O’Dea students representing our school’s commitment to life! The all day field trip to our State Capitol brought us in contact with so many O’Dea Alumni and fellow Catholic schools. Our boys got to see and be part of the thousands of people who attended the March, and listen to their Legislators and Senators speak on the importance of this issue.

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Senior Wrestlers led Irish in Commanding Defeat!

Posted January 18, 2017

O'Dea High School

On senior night, the O’Dea wrestlers put on a display against the Ballard Beavers winning 69-9. All the senior wrestlers (Crisanto deGuzman, Nick Holbrook, Dominic Gjurasic and Marcutio Hamaker) pinned their opponents while senior Chris Manning picked up a forfeit. Joining them was Freshman Kila Robinson who kicked off the match, pinning his opponent in the first round and Jack Markowitz who pinned his opponent in the 195lb weight class. Nate Balinbin shut out his opponent in a Technical Fall (Mercy Rule) 15-0 and Alan Badley posted a major decision with a 14-0 victory. Seniors, we are proud of you. Go Irish!

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