35th Bill Dies

Dates: January 13 - 14, 2023

January 13

Doors Open: 1 PM

Weigh-in: 2 PM

Wrestling: 4 PM

January 14

Doors Open: 8 AM

Weigh-in: 8 AM

Wrestling: 9 AM

Finals: 2:45 PM parade - 3 PM wrestling




Due to increased security measures in the Akron Public Schools, APS is requiring the Bill Dies Memorial to use walk-through metal detectors at entry gates to enhance safety and security. In addition, large purses, backpacks, large bags and any weapon of any kind (including pocket knives) are prohibited. The safety of our student athletes, fans, and volunteers is our highest priority. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Weight Allowance: Scratch +3 pounds Friday – Scratch +4 Saturday  WEIGH-OUT Friday.  All wresters must report Saturday morning at 8:00 am for skin check.

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 $10.00 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, $16.00 senior, and $16.00 kid.


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