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Event Name:

61st Annual NAIA Wrestling National Championships

Date(s):

March 2-3, 2018

Where:

Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center
E 30th Street & E University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317

Format:

Individual National Championships in ten weight classes and a Team Championship based on individual wrestler finishes.
Double elimination format and the top eight wrestlers in each weight class earn NAIA All-American honors.

Schedule:

Thursday, March 1

Noon - 3 p.m.        
Team Registration & Student-Athlete Experience – Iowa Hall of Pride

2 - 3 p.m.               
Hall of Fame & Champions of Character Recognition – Iowa Hall of Pride

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.     
Champions of Character Event


Friday, March 2

10 a.m. 
Session #1:
1st Round - Championship
2nd Round - Championship
2nd Round - Consolation

6 p.m. 
NAIA Parade of Champions - Opening Ceremonies

6:30 p.m.                 
Session #2:
3rd Round - Championship Quarterfinals
3rd Round - Consolation
4th Round - Consolation


Saturday, March 3

10 a.m.                 
Session #3:
4th Round - Championship Semifinals
6th Round - Consolation Semifinal
Placement Round Matches – 3rd, 5th and 7th place           

6 p.m.                 
Parade of All-Americans & Daktronics - NAIA Scholar-Athletes

7 p.m.                  
Session #4:                            
Championship Finals
Closing Ceremonies & Awards Presentation

Online Schedule

Special events:

Thursday, March 1
2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

2018 NAIA Hall of Fame & Champions of Character Recognition – Iowa Hall of Pride

2017 Photo Info Coming soon
DVD Sales: Coming soon
 
Official Merchandise

Fine Designs | Shop and Order HERE

Ticket Information:

Adult All Sessions: $45
Adult Single Session: $16
Student All Sessions : $30
Student Single Session: $12

Online Ticketing Information

Travel Information: https://www.catchdesmoines.com/2018-naia-wrestling-championships/
Headquarter Hotel:

Holiday Inn Downtown as Mercy Campus
1050 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA
(515) 283-0151
ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/des-moines/dsmdw/hoteldetail

Rate: $129-$149

Designated Hotel Information:

Courtyard by Marriot - Ankeny
2405 SE Creekview Drive
Ankeny, IA
(515) 422-5555
marriott.com/dsman

Rate: $119

Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown
101 E. Locust Street
Des Moines, IA
(515) 244-1700
group.embassysuites.com/NAIA-Wrestling

Rate: $139-$159

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Des Moines Downtown
333 SW 11th St.
Des Moines, IA
(515) 657-8181
goo.gl/dl3k2b

Rate: $125-$135

Ramada Hotel - Des Moines Airport
1810 Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 
(515) 287-6464
ramada.com/hotels/iowa/des-moines/ramada-des-moines-airport/hotel-overview

Rate: $129.99

Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
201 E. Locust Street
Des Moines, IA
(515) 280-3828
goo.gl/VBZTRj

Rate: $119-$139

 

 

Championship Information