The always entertaining Frank Lipoli of the Virginia Challenge joins the show to talk about the upcoming Virginia Challenge Holiday Duals at the Virginia Beach Sports Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Frank’s background in wrestling goes back over 60 years and he’s a 2001 inductee into the Virginia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and a recent inductee into the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame.

Frank talks about the origins of the Virginia Challenge, his background with the sport, what “Lipoli Logic” is and how he’s come up with events over the years and brought them to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. 

We talk a lot of old school stuff here and I do what I can to keep Frank on track, but that’s easier said than done. 

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The World Cup is coming to Iowa City! Check out all the details for the Men’s and Women’s competition December 10-11, 2022 at UWWIowaCity.com

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Short Time Wrestling Podcast: Episode 726 – December 6, 2022

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