O’Dea Wrestling

The O’Dea High School Wrestling Program was started in 1985 by Barrett Corrigan. Since then, the O’Dea wrestling program has experienced a history of success. In 1991, under head coach Dave Enslow, the wrestlers won their first Metro title. That legacy continued for the next eleven years as O’Dea earned twelve consecutive Metro championships.   In all, since it’s inception, the O’Dea Wrestling Program has captured 25 Metro titles (12 in the last 13 years) and won 9 Regional championships. The O’Dea wrestling program earned State Academic Championships in 2002 and 2003.

Jeff Anderson coached the team from 1992-2021 and is a member of the O’Dea Wall of Honor. Joseph Balinbin ’07 is the current Head Coach.

Since many of our students have never wrestled prior to attending O’Dea, much of the credit goes out to all the volunteer alumni assistant coaches who return year after year to help mentor the younger wrestlers.

2021 Spectator Policy

To begin the winter sports season as safely as possible, the Metro League is limiting spectators at all contests. Wrestling and basketball are limited to a 50% capacity at home, which includes players, coaches, and officials. Spectators must wear a mask at all times. In addition, spectators 5 years or older must provide verification of a COVID-19 vaccination or negative test. Valid forms of verification include a physical or photo of a vaccination card, a physical or digital record from MyIRMobile.com or other app, or a negative test result taken in the last 72 hours. Identification must be also be provided. We look forward to seeing you cheer on our Fighting Irish and appreciate your understanding if we reach capacity at our events before you enter.

Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Saturday December 3 "Return of the Seahawk" Chief Sealth Tournament Chief Sealth HS 9:30 AM
Wednesday December 7 Lincoln & Blanchet Franklin HS 6:00 PM
Saturday December 10 Lake Washington Dual Tournament Lake Washington HS 9:30 AM
Wednesday December 14 Franklin/Cleveland & West Seattle/Chief Sealth Cleveland HS 6:00 PM
Saturday December 17 Everett "Gold Medal" JV Tournament Everett HS 9:00 AM
Thursday December 29 Marysville-Pilchuck O'Dea HS 9:00 AM
Thursday January 5 Ingraham & Garfield O'Dea HS 6:00 PM
Saturday January 7 "The Classic" Everett Tournament Everett HS 9:30 AM
Wednesday January 11 Roosevelt & Nathan Hale Roosevelt HS 6:00 PM
Saturday January 14 Arlington "Rumble" JV Tournament Arlington HS 9:30 AM
Wednesday January 18 Ballard & EC/Lakeside Lakeside HS 6:00 PM
Tuesday January 24 Seattle Academy (Senior Night) O'Dea HS 6:00 PM
Thursday January 26 Rainier Beach Chief Sealth HS 6:00 PM
Saturday February 4 Metro Tournament Chief Sealth HS 10:00 AM
Saturday February 11 Regional Tournament Kelso HS 10:00 AM
Friday February 17 State Tournament Tacoma Dome 10:00 AM
Saturday February 18 State Tournament Tacoma Dome 10:00 AM

There are no announcements at this time. GO IRISH!

Coach's Corner

Joseph Balinbin ’07, was a 4 year starter and 4 year letter winner in wrestling at O’Dea high school. He has been a member of the O’Dea faculty, teaching Theology, English, and Social Studies, and was an assistant coach at O’Dea from winter 2012 through spring 2021. He has been a part of numerous Metro and Regional Titles and helped train multiple state medalists. In 2017, Balinbin received the Metro League Assistant Coach of the Year and the WIAA Region 1 Assistant Coach of the Year. In the winter of 2021 he took over the head coaching position after O’Dea Wall of Honor recipient Jeff Anderson retired after a long successful coaching career. Coach Balinbin brings a genuine love for the sport, a wry sense of humor, and an appreciation for O’Dea’s strong wrestling tradition to his new position as head coach.

For more information about Irish Wrestling please contact O’Dea Athletic Director, Monte Kohler, at (206) 624-2068 or odad@odea.org

Metro Team Champions
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
2001 2002 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2014 2015
2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Regional Champions
1998 1999 2009 2011 2012
2015 2016
Academic State Champions
2002 2003
Individual Regional Champions
Gino Durante Santino Pascua Tyler Lininger Zach Hamilton
Brian Mason Troy Turner Sonny Graves Athan Dumont
Josh Martinez Nick Schoen Andre Popich Jake Portes
Taylor Lopez James Whitescarver Tim Storey Aaron Turner
Bill Dempsey Gino Clement Gage Anderson Torre Eaton
David Dempsey Micah Englehart Cody Fulleton Dominic Nicacio
Trenton Tibbetts Nathan Turner Korry Broderick Ellis Tran
Julius McDade Alan Badley Peter Pauly
Individual State Medalists (by weight class)
Santino Pascua - 8th, 1991 Brian Mason - 2nd, 1995 Kevin Storey - 2nd, 1995
Sonny Graves - 7th, 1996 Brian Mason - 3rd, 1996 Josh Martinez - 6th, 1998
Troy Turner - 6th, 1998 James Whitescarver - 7th, 1998 Tim Storey - 5th, 2000
Phil Hayes - 7th, 2003 Derek Lopez - 3rd, 2003 Jalonn Wilkins - 4th, 2005
Justin Flones - 8th, 2006 Jeff Abel - 6th, 2007 J.P. Bruckner - 6th, 2009
Billy Dempsey - 6th, 2009 Andre Popich - 4th, 2009 Zach Hamilton - 8th, 2010
Gage Anderson - 7th, 2011 David Dempsey - 7th, 2011 Cody Fulleton - 4th, 2011
David Dempsey - 5th, 2012 Cody Fulleton - 5th, 2012 Trenton Tibbetts - 6th, 2012
Julius McDade - 6th, 2016 Dustyn Camacho - 2nd, 2017 Alan Badley - 2nd, 2018
Skyler Kloth - 8th, 2018 Jack Markowitz - 3rd, 2018 Sam Maher - 8th, 2019
Misael Marin - 4th, 2019 Dustyn Camacho - 1st, 2019 Dustyn Camacho - 1st, 2020
Dayne Camacho - 6th, 2020 Connor Richardson - 8th, 2020 Michael Padilla - 8th, 2020