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Holiday Duals

2024 VACW National Holiday Duals Information

23rd Anniversary Virginia Challenge National Holiday Duals

The 2024 Event is a USAW Sanctioned

December 13-14, 2024
Virginia Beach Sports Center
Oceanfront Hotels 5 Minutes from the Sports Center
**CONTACT Frank Lipoli 757-214-3192**
What do the Coaches Say?
"I’ve been to just about every Major Tournament in the country for youth Wrestling. The Virginia Challenge National Holiday Duals year in and year out is the toughest in the United States. You are guaranteed 10
Grueling Matches."
- Coach Harold Zinkin, Team California
"Jr. Terps compete in 4000 matches each season. The Virginia Challenge National Holiday Duals is the most competitive and best run administered each Season."
Kyle Snyder the current NCAA, World and Olympic Champion wrestled as an 8th grader on our team, his only loss that season was at the Virginia Challenge National Holiday Duals.
"At the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships, 5 National Champions and 4 National Runner-up’s Wrestled in the Virginia Challenge National Holiday Duals as Middle School wrestlers."
 -Coach Ron Plienis, Maryland Jr. Terps

Thursday, December 12
12:30pm: Building Opens
1-2:30pm: Check In and Early weigh ins-
(Team must have a minimum of 24 cumulative Room nights booked to qualify)
5:15pm: Coaches Only Meeting, Packet and Pass pick up
(Upstairs in Sports Center)
6-7:30pm: General Check In and weigh ins for teams not in the early weigh in.
(Any athlete who is on a team and missed the early weigh in will go to the mat that their team was assigned to.)
Friday, December 13
7:30am: Building opens
9am: Wrestling begins on 36 mats, Preliminary Pools  9:00am, 10:30am,12:00pm, Final Pool Rounds Begin 2:00pm, 3:45pm 
(do not leave facility, rounds can be ahead if wrestling permits)
Wrestling may end about 6-7pm
9am: Women's Teams begin Round Robin in one pool ; 9:00am, 10:30am,12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm4:30pm
Saturday, December 14
7:30am: Building opens
9am: Wrestling begins on 36 mats
Placement Pool Rounds; 9:00am, 10:45am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 4:00pm 
9am: Women's Teams begin
Round Robin in one pool; 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm4:30pm


Team Awards at the completion of each Pool in each Division

Ticket Link for the Holiday Duals

Elementary Weights

48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 110, 130. (+1)

Middle School Weights

72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 130, 140, 160, 210 (+1)

Womens Weight Classes

50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 86, 92, 98, 104, 110, 116, 122, 128, 136, 145 (+1)

Holiday Duals Merchandise Sponsor


The Virginia Wrestling Community would like to congratulate Frank Lipoli (VACW Executive Director) for being Honored as an Inductee to the 2022 Hampton Roads Hall Of Fame. His years of selfless work and dedication to promoting wrestling events in southeastern Virginia has been honored as a new 2022 Hall of Fame Member. Frank is the Father of the VACW National Holiday Duals which is the Top National Dual Event for Middle School and Elementary School. Multiple participants in the Holiday Duals have gone on to become college All Americans , Olympic Team Members, Olympic and International Champions. Many of these outstanding wrestlers did not even go undefeated at this event. That is the type of competition that attends the Holiday Duals which Frank laid the foundation for.