OFF-CAMPUS SITE for 2018 - SAME VENUE FOR 2018, ADMISSION: $15.00 adults, $5.00 HS, pre-HS FREE

Berglund Center

710 Williamson Road NE, Roanoke, VA  24016

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REGISTRATIONS: ALL Registrations and Payments must be made on-line - The fee to register is $40.00; all registrations and payments must be made online. Registrations will be open for 26 days ONLY. All registrations and payments MUST be made and paid for NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER OCTOBER 27, 2018 AND THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!!

hokie open wrestling tournament details

Sunday, November 4, 2018; Doors open for athletes at 6:00 AM, for the public at 7:59 AM, wrestling begins at 9:00 AM

The eleventh annual Hokie Open is here! The tournament will once again kick off the start of college wrestling competition in Virginia on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the same venue. The event will be held at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, VA (right off of I-81 just north of Blacksburg). We expect up to 30 teams to compete at this year's edition as the 2018 - 2019 season gets underway. Once again, the tournament will feature two divisions:

  • MEN's Freshman / Sophomore Division: this division is geared toward 1st and 2nd year wrestlers (and even upper classmen) who might not be ready for the rigors of the OPEN Division. The goal of this division is to provide these wrestlers with MORE opportunities to advance further in an early-season college-level wrestling tournament.
  • MEN'S OPEN Division: this division is open to any and all male participants (HS WRESTLERS ARE PERMITTED THIS YEAR) and is geared toward wrestlers who NEED TO compete at the highest levels of D-1 wrestling. This division is open to ALL COLLEGE and HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLERS, regardless of year or age, and will be limited to the first 300 wrestlers who are REGISTERED & PAID online.
  • WOMEN'SOpen Division: this new division is open to any and all female participants (HS WRESTLERS ARE PERMITTED THIS YEAR). Any bracket that has fewer than 6 competitors by 6:00 PM, October 29th, will be dropped from the tournament; any affected wrestlers will be notified that evening.
  • ALL THREE DIVISIONS ARE DOUBLE-ELIMINATION!! Wrestlers will be placed into 16 / 24 person brackets. We plan to wrestle on 14 mats and wrestle to 6th places. Losers of the semi-finals will wrestler for 3rd, all other consolations matches wrestler to 6th.

This year's event WILL NOT BE STREAMED due to a restrictive policy within the ACC. The ACC has the exclusive rights to stream all sports, so this event WILL NOT BE STREAMED because they either don't want to or can't stream the event live on the Web and they won't let us do it. We will once again be using FloArena tournament software to run the tournament, so coaches and fans can follow mat assignments and results.

The 2018 Hokie Open tournament directors reserve the right to make any changes to the tournament that are in the best interests of running and completing the best possible and efficient tournament.


Men's Division - NCAA rules, seven-minute matches, with riding time, including all consolation matches
Women's Division - WCWA Rules, freestyle, 2 @ 3 minutes periods, including all consolation matches

​​​Hokie Open

Men's Division - NCAA weights:  125,  133,  141,  149,  157,  165,  174,  184,  197,  285

Women'sDivision (NEW IN 2018) 101,  109,  116,  123,  130,  136,  143,  155,  170,  191

NO WEIGH-IN ALLOWANCE THIS YEAR at weigh-ins despite VT dual meet the day before

Wrestling Tournament (formerly the Southeast Open)