Men's Wrestling National Championships

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Event Name:

NAIA Wrestling National Championship

Seeking Site For:

2022 & 2023

Bid Deadline:

October 1, 2020

Rights Fee:

$5,500.00 (Minimum)


March 4-5, 2022; March 3-4, 2023

Days of the Week:

Friday - Saturday

Number of Particpants:

240 wrestlers (32 man bracket @ 10 weight classes, double elimination)

Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

500-600 Athletes & Coaches
3,000 - 5,000 fans

Facility Requirements:

Ability to hold (6) mats (minimum) simultaneously.  Head table, warm-up area, weigh-in room, dressing rooms, training rooms, (4) digital scales, (6) score clocks (3- or 4-sided), award platform, PA system, media area, concession area and ticket sales area.  Minimum seating capacity of 3,000.

Hotel Requirements:

Centralized property capable of accommodating several meetings and a banquet for 400-500 people. 

Average Length of Stay:

4-5 nights

Room Block Needed:


Room Rate:

The price range is $90-$115, regardless of room occupancy

Hotel Pre-Registration:

Participants will be responsible for making reservations and paying for rooms directly with the hotel 


Marc Burchard, Championship Event Manager

Event History:

2020: Hartman Arena, Park City, KS
2018-19: Jacobson Event Center, Des Moines, IA,
2014-17: Kansas Expocentre, Topeka, KS, Hotel - Capitol Plaza
2012-13: Jacobson Event Center, Des Moines, IA, Hotel - Marriott
2011: US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, IA, Hotel - Crown Plaza
2009-10: Abe Lemons Arena, Oklahoma City University 
2005-08: Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, IA, Hotel - Marina Inn
2004: Swarthout Fieldhouse, Great Falls, MT
2002-03: Bison Fieldhouse, Great Falls, MT, Hotel - Holiday Inn
1999-01: Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO