The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has selected Wichita, Kansas, to host the 2020 and 2021 NAIA Men’s Wrestling National Championships. The event, which has been held the past two years in Des Moines, Iowa, will be staged at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.
“The NAIA is excited that Visit Wichita will host our men’s wrestling championship,” said Jim Carr, NAIA president and CEO. “I have no doubt it will be an exceptional event that our student-athletes will remember for years to come.”
The two-day NAIA wrestling championship includes more than 250 student-athletes in 10 weight classes and attracts more than 5,000 spectators. The championship in each weight class will be covered live on ESPN3.
“We are excited to bring this event to Wichita, a sports city capable of hosting sporting events of all kinds and magnitudes,” said Brian Hargrove, executive director of sports development at Visit Wichita. “Wichita’s love of sports and top-notch facilities like Hartman Arena make it a wonderful city for teams to compete in. Plus, Wichita has so much to offer athletes and those traveling with them during their time in our city, and we’re looking forward to helping to create an exciting and memorable experience.”
In 2020, the event will be staged March 6–7. The 2021 championship will be held March 5–6.