Holiday Duals



1000 19th Street, Va Beach, Va 23451

Limited spots remain contact,

Frank Lipoli 757-214-3192




A new VACW Event open to anyone on December 10th


2015 Hduals pic of venue

USA Wrestling Logo copy

The 2016 Event is a USAW Sanctioned.
All wrestlers must have a 2016-17 membership to participate
The Virginia Challenge Holiday Duals is a National Level Competition Event that is Sanctioned by USA Wrestling. Each year it is our endeavor to bring in quality, national caliber teams/clubs and wrestlers to one site and compete for the prestigious National Holiday Duals Championships. Check on the pages marked for this years event for details and of the results of previous years.


60 Elementary and 60 Middle School Teams. Every team gets 10 matches. All teams begin in a preliminary pool of 5. Each team gets 4 matches and the results of the preliminary pools put you in a final pool of 12. This year, when we cross bracket in the final pools, no one will meet a team again.
If your team is in need of a wrestler, or you are an individual looking to get on a team, visit the page linked here.


Here is the basic schedule:

Thursday December 8th: 

(OPTIONAL) Early Priority Check in and weigh ins $100 per team 2pm

Building opens at 5pm for all other team check ins

Weigh ins from 6-8pm at the Virginia Beach Convention Center

Friday December 9th:

Building opens at 7:30am

4 Matches for everyone (some teams may have 5)

Preliminary Pools of 4 begin. 1st Place to Gold Pool, 2nd Place to Silver Pool, 3rd Place to Bronze Pool, 4th Place to Copper Pool, 5th Place to Tin Pool

Rounds at 9:00, 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, 6:00

6:00 Elementary Tin pool will have an extra round or 5 matches.

Championship Pool wrestling begins on Saturday.

6:00 pm Weigh ins for individual event for those who have not weighed in for the Duals.

Saturday December 10th:

Holiday Duals – 4 Matches for everyone

Building opens at 7:30am

Middle School Duals:  9, 10:30, 12:00, 1:30

Elementary Individual – 10:00 amHoliday Duals National Open (Individual Competition-optional entry)

Elementary Duals 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30

Middle School Individual – 3:30 pm Holiday Duals National Open (Individual Competition-optional entry)

Sunday December 11th:

Building opens at 7:30am

8:00 am Church

2 Matches for everyone
Rounds at: 9:00 am, 10:30am, 12:00pm (all wrestling should be completed by 2pm)

Age and Grade Questions:

MS- 6-8 Grades: Born no earlier than 2001 and no higher than 8th grade

ES- K-6 Grades: Born no earlier than 2003 and no higher than 6th grade

(A 5th grade can wrestle up in MS division but can not go back down once entered-wrestlers can not change teams during the event)

Official ES Weights– 45, 50, 55, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 140 (+1) 

Official MS Weights– 70, 75, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 105, 112, 119, 126, 135, 150, 180, 230 (+1)


Apex WC, NJ Buxton Brawlers-NJ
Alabama Elite Buxton Red Beards-NJ
Buxton Extreme-NJ California Black
Buxton Intensity-NJ California- Team
California Black Central Region Elite, VA
California-Team Contender Elte, MD/PA
Combat Wrestling Club-NC Contendors Wr Acad, IND
Contender Elite, MD/PA Edge-NJ
Contendors W Acad, IND Elite Wrestling Club, NJ
Edge-NJ Hurricanes, FL
GA Justice Hydrasport Custom-Tenn
Hammerheads, FL
Hydrasport Custom-Tenn East Coast Elite
Legends Of Gold, SD Legends Of Gold, SD
Maurer Coughlin Silver WC, IN Maurer Coughlin Black WC, IN
Michigan Select Blue Michigan Select Blue
Michigan Select Red Michigan Select Red
Minion Black-GA Mile High Gold, CO
Minion Green-GA Mile High Silver, CO
Team Va Blue**-VA Minion Black-GA
Mountain Elite West, UT Minion Green-GA
NC Way National NCWAY National
NJ Power NCWAY Team Inferno
Oklahoma Energy NJ Power
Oklahoma Lightening Oklahoma Storm **
Oklahoma Outlaws ** Oklahoma Thunder
PA Blue Oklahoma Tornado
PA Gold
PA Red PA Blue
PA Silver PA Gold
PA White PA Red
PINnacle PA Silver
Scorpions Blue, NJ PA White
Scorpions Red, NJ Powerhouse Wrestling
Team Delaware Predator- VA
Team Iowa Black RVA Select-VA
Team Miron-OH Scorpions Blue, NJ
Scorpions Red, NJ
Team Ohio Grey Scorpions White, NJ
Team Ohio Scarlet Seagulls NJ
Team Sconnie,WI Team Delaware
Team VA ES Red Team Iowa Black
Team Va ES White Team Nauman-PA
Terps ES Express, MD Team Ohio Grey
Terps ES Maniacs Team Ohio Scarlet
Terps ES Outlaws, MD Team Sconnie,WI
Terps ES Rampage Team Utah
Terps ES Rangers Team VA MS Blue
Terps ES Superkids, MD Team VA MS Red
Terps ES Xtreme, MD Terps MS Express-MD
Texas Dynamite Black, TX Terps MS Maniacs
Texas Dynamite Grey, TX Terps MS Maryland Plus
Texas Dynamite Red, TX Terps MS Rampage
West Coast Best Terps MS Xtreme
The Crew NC Texas Dynamite Black, TX
VA Bandits Texas Dynamite Red, TX
Wisconsin Red Team Triumph WC
VA Bandits
Wisconsin Red Team




All Virginia Championship Series

(This award is for Virginia Residents only even though these events are open to out of state wrestlers)

The Virginia Challenge Wrestling Board is initiating a “New’ Championship Series of Events culminating in Awards for top wrestlers in all divisions. The divisions will be K-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8. Wrestlers competing in the VACW Events will earn points by placing in the top 6. The Outstanding wrestlers in each of these age groups will be determined at the end of the season events. The K-8 end of season event will be the Wrestle Fest and Grades 9-12 will be the Wrestle Fest Weekend events. Wrestlers who place in the final event and have the highest total points for the season earn the awards. We will present Trophies to the top 3 in each Division.

Go to the link on the menu bar above for date and event details


Super States Results

2016 Information now being organized.

Follow the information in the menu bar above

2015 Information Below

Freshman, Sophomore Junior and Super States Results on Trackwrestling

college coaches

College Coaches each receiving a $500 donation from Virginia Challenge

Top Teams in Overall Scores for all Division
Scores have been recalculated as a result of wrestlers indicating incorrect high school team. If anyone notices any more team errors please let me know.
1-OscarSmith 191
2- Mountain View 169.5
3- Louisa 168
4- Colonial Forge 164
5- Chantilly 141
6- Liberty 134
7- Patrick Henry Roanoke 134
8- Amherst Wrestling 132
9- Sherando 131
10- Lord Botetourt 113
Frank Lipoli presenting Team Champion Award to Frank DeBerry
Super States Team Scores
Scores have been recalculated as a result of wrestlers indicating incorrect high school team. If anyone notices any more team errors please let me know.
1- Colonial Forge – 92
2-Oscar Smith- 67
3- Gloucester – 55
4-Mountain View – 50
5- Sherando 49
6- Lord Botetourt – 48
7- Louisa – 47
8- Landstown – 46.5
9- Amherst Wrestling – 43
9- Ocean Lakes – 43

cuper champs

Individual Ring Champions

For more pictures during the event go to our Facebook page: Virginia Challenge Wrestling

VACW MS Team at the May Mat Madness 2012

The VACW MS Team finishing Second In Maryland during May Mat Madness Event!!!! Congrats boys for great wrestling and fun for Virginia. The full event story is located on the N-side Wrestling Web Site.

May Mat Madness Duals MSThe VACW HS Team finishing Fourth In Maryland during May Mat Madness Event!!!! Congrats boys for great wrestling and fun for Virginia. The full event story is located on the N-side Wrestling Web

Happy Holidays: Tell us your story from the Holiday Duals

A special thanks to everyone who helped make the Virginia Challenge Holiday Duals a smashing success. Everyone from the parents, the volunteers, pairers, table workers, tappers, everyone … there’s just so many people to thank, so we’ll do a blanket “thank you” to everyone who made it all possible. If you have a story or pictures to send, you can comment below or send pictures to jason(at)

Former VACW placewinner Ryland Geiger featured on InterMat

Ryland Geiger kicked off his wrestling career in Chesapeake back in elementary school. Ryland’s father was moved around the world due to his job in the military and Virginia wrestling fans didn’t get to see how the career of young Geiger ended up.

Two Oregon High School state championships and a few Fargo titles later, Geiger committed to Minnesota. After a year in Minneapolis, Geiger has transferred to Clackamas Junior College back in Oregon.

What’s Geiger going to be up to? Read it here:

Also featured in the story is a picture of three then-VACW prodigies, Jayk Cobbs, Jared King and Geiger. Along with the trio is Executive Director Frank Lipoli, who helped get the three on the mats for the first time.

VACW Blog Launched

Greetings to all wrestling fans from the Commonwealth of Virginia and around the country. Virginia Challenge Wrestling is pleased to launch a blog to keep everyone on top of things as it relates to VACW events and information.

The blog will be updated with information from VACW staff and board members, but mainly managed by the newest member of the VACW family, Cia Grant.

I’m happy to be back in the loop in helping the VACW web presence and continuing the grassroots effort that has helped raise the level of Virginia wrestling by creating and bringing national-level events to Virginia and assisting in sending out state’s best to compete in national events around the country.

Stay tuned, the rebirth is here!

Jason Bryant
Virginia Challenge Wrestling