The Virginia Beach Convention Center will welcome hundreds of youth wrestlers this weekend as the 2019 VAC National Holiday Duals will begin Friday morning. This event, which is regarded as the toughest dual meet tournament of the season, will feature 48 middle school and 48 elementary teams from across the country.
“We are super excited about this year’s event,” said Executive Director Frank Lipoli. “We are once again sold out and the talent that these teams are bringing to Virginia Beach this weekend is unlike anything else they will see all season. It’s going to be a weekend full of great wrestling.”
Regarded as the premier national dual meet tournament in the country, the VAC National Holiday Duals will feature a number of all-star laden teams from states as far away as California, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Florida, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.
Known as the “Mecca of Youth Wrestling,” these all-star teams will travel to the Virginia Beach Convention Center for their chance to contend for a National Championship. These teams have put together the best rosters from their states with some even putting together hand-selected teams from multiple states.
"This event is really one of the best in the country," Lipoli says. "There aren't many tournaments where you are guaranteed to wrestle 10 matches against some of the top young talent in the country.
"I say this every year but this event is a measuring stick to success as the elite wrestler is challenged in every match and it is not uncommon to see wrestlers that dominate on the national or state level not place in the VAC National Holiday Duals. These teams have put together rosters that are loaded from top to bottom and it’s going to be fun to watch.”
Looking to defend their VAC Holiday Duals National Championship from a season ago will be Cali Gold. They took home the title last year when they defeated Scorpions Dynasty Deathrow by a score of 30-28.
“These amazing wrestlers are stepping out of their comfort zone to challenge themselves,” says Lipoli. “They are leaving their egos at home to wrestle some of the best competition they will face all season long.”
Will Cali Gold have enough to defend their 2018 National Championship or will a new champion be crowned? Be sure to check back to Youth1.com for previews and updates throughout the week.
If your team is interested in wrestling in the 2020 VAC National Holiday Duals contact Frank Lipoli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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