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Virginia Duals

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  • Virginia Duals a local sporting fixture

    Thirty-one years after a handful of local wrestling enthusiasts decided to stage a combination fund-raiser and college audition, the Virginia Duals continue chugging along. For one weekend each January, the Hampton Coliseum becomes a kind of wrestling...
  • Phoebus wins against usual powerhouse Poquoson in Duals' opening night

    Phoebus wins against usual powerhouse Poquoson in Duals' opening night
    In a night of frustration and disappointment for local wrestlers, leave it to a rising program -- Phoebus High -- to score the only victories by any Peninsula or Bay Rivers District school Friday night at the 31st annual Virginia Duals. The best part:...
  • Great Bridge hangs up Phoebus' surprising run, but Phantoms finish 4th

    A day after Phoebus High's surprising run to the semifinals in the Black and Blue division of the Virginia Duals, the Phantoms met with reality Saturday at the Hampton Coliseum. That reality came in two form of Great Bridge, an 18-time Group AAA champion...
  • Virginia Tech's wrestling team ranked No. 4 nationally

    Virginia Tech wrestling competes at home Sunday for the first time this season, fresh off the most successful weekend in the program's history. The Hokies are ranked No. 4 in the nation, the program's highest ever, after finishing runnerup at the...
  • Austin Pollard, 8, puts effort and heart into wrestling

    Austin Pollard, 8, puts effort and heart into wrestling
    A stacked list of Austin Pollard's wrestling accomplishments would be almost as tall as he is. A sampling: He's a 2012 Virginia Duals national champion and a three-time (2012, 2011, 2010) Virginia state champion. He's a 2011 triple crown winner, claiming...
  • Poquoson High state champ Thomas Payne loves the Virginia Duals

    Poquoson High state champ Thomas Payne loves the Virginia Duals
    Thomas Payne has been attending the Virginia Duals since he began wrestling at age 4. Now a Poquoson High senior, all of the things that thrilled Payne from the stands excite him as a competitor. The atmosphere is incredible," he said. "There are...
  • Edwards, young Old Dominion wrestlers anticipate home matches

    Edwards, young Old Dominion wrestlers anticipate home matches
    There's always a method to the madness with Old Dominion wrestling coach Steve Martin. Down season? Necessary. Insanely young team? Build for the future. Heavy road schedule? Preparation for nationals. The Monarchs will spend a rare week competing at...
  • Bay Rivers wrestlers ready for Virginia Duals

    Bay Rivers wrestlers ready for Virginia Duals
    Six Bay Rivers District schools will participate Friday and Saturday in the 32nd Annual Virginia Duals wrestling tournament at the Hampton Coliseum: New Kent, Smithfield, Grafton, Poquoson, Tabb and York. Defending district champion New Kent faces the...
  • Apprentice School wrestler Spruill thrives on MMA-style combat

    Kyle Spruill will tell you that if he hadn't scuffled around for a couple of years after high school, he probably wouldn't be where he is today: a disciplined, dedicated athlete with a head start on a career and a kick-start into adulthood. Spruill,...
  • Hampton, New Kent shine early at Virginia Duals

    HAMPTON — The 32nd annual Virginia Duals got under way Friday at Hampton Coliseum, with a mix of 80 local and regional teams competing at the middle, high school and college levels. Coupled with an atmosphere in which as many as 10 matches take...
  • Old Dominion excels against big-time competition at the Virginia Duals

    HAMPTON — In the National College Division of the Virginia Duals at Hampton Coliseum, Old Dominion enjoyed a successful first day Friday. The Monarchs narrowly defeated Arizona State 20-19, then registered a 29-9 win against Rutgers to advance to...