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Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena hosted the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in March and will host the NCAA’s volleyball championship this month.
Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena hosted the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in March and will host the NCAA’s volleyball championship this month. Photo courtesy of Matthew Putney/Waterloo Courier/AP Images

By John Conroy

Open desert spaces, breathtaking vistas, historic sites that harken back to the Old West and favorable weather to enjoy it all make Southwestern destinations a favorite with organizers across the country. Softball tournaments, CrossFit competitions and even cowboy mounted shooting contests are just some of the sports events that have found a home in this region and enjoy healthy turnouts year after year.

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