35th Bill Dies - CANCELLED*


With extreme sadness I am sorry to announce that the 2022 Bill Dies Memorial Tournament is cancelled. The risk of being a super spreader event is just not worth it. This latest Covid surge is overwhelming the hospitals and we don’t want to put any of our friends in the wrestling community at risk.

Provided there is no more Covid, snow, ice or other disaster, like the last few years, we look forward to January 13,14 2023.


Ken Dies and The Dies family



Dates: January 13 - 14, 2023


Doors Open: 1 PM

Weigh-in: 2 PM

Wrestling: 4 PM


Doors Open: 8 AM

Wrestling: 9 AM

Finals: 2:45 PM parade - 3 PM wrestling




Weight Allowance:?Scratch +3 pounds Friday – Scratch +4 Saturday  If permitted we will have weigh-out Friday night  All wresters must report Saturday morning at 8:00 am for skin chec

Public entrance (Front Door or Door 15):

Friday: 1pm ---Wrestling starts at 4pm.

Saturday: 8am ---Wrestling starts at 9:00am. - Finals @ 3:00 pm.

470 Castle Blvd. Akron, 44313 Please car pool whenever possible.


Each school will receive a pass for each wrestler, 3 for coaching staff, and 2 for stat persons. Please do not bring more than 2 stat people, as we will have to charge admission for them. We will have a pass gate for school administrators, wives and bus drivers to sign in. We cannot be responsible for lost passes.


Adults $9.00 per session; Senior citizens (60+) and students $7.00 per session;

All session pass: There will be a 3 session pass sold on Friday night for $25.00 adult, $20.00 senior, and $20.00 kid.


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