Wrestling National Championships

National Championship Host Manual  |  Host Requirements  |  Site Survey & Bid Form

Event Name:

NAIA Wrestling National Championship


Seeking Site For:

2018 & 2019


Bid Deadline:

September 1, 2016


Rights Fee:

$5,000.00 (Minimum)

Time of Year:

1st weekend in March


Days of the Week:

Friday - Saturday


Number of Teams:

32 man bracket @ 10 weight classes, double elimination


Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

200-250 Athletes
5,000-10,000 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 $70 - $90, regardless of room occupancy


Hotel Pre-Registration:

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



Austin Bennett, Championship Event Manager

Event History:
2014-15: 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