Men's Wrestling National Championships

NAIA Championship Host Manual & Style Guide 

Event Name:

NAIA Men's Wrestling National Championship

Seeking Site For:

2026 & 2027

Bid Deadline:

June 1, 2024

Bid Packet

Bid Packet 

Rights Fee:

$5,500.00 (Minimum)


March 5-7, 2026; March 4-6, 2027

Days of the Week:

Thursday - Saturday

Number of Particpants:

280 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 (8) mats (minimum) simultaneously.  Head table, warm-up area, weigh-in room, dressing rooms, training rooms, (8) digital scales, (8) 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 $100-$130, regardless of room occupancy

Hotel Pre-Registration:

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


Marc Burchard
Associate Director of Championships

Event History:

2020-23: 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