Visit Wichita and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) will host the 65th Annual Men's Wrestling National Championships at Hartman Arena this Friday and Saturday, March 4-5.

The NAIA Men’s Wrestling National Championship comprises of approximately 280 student-athletes from 62 schools across the country that compete in a 32-man, double elimination championship bracket at 10 weight classes. The event begins with eight mats and breaks down to one on championship night on Saturday evening, which is broadcast live on ESPN3. 

“We are excited to bring this national event to Wichita,” said Josh Howell, vice president of sports development at Visit Wichita. “The event brings in competitors from all over the country, boosting local economic impact, is broadcast live on ESPN3 and is also a great opportunity for local and regional wrestling fans to enjoy two days of top-notch wrestling right here in the Wichita area.”

 Visit Wichita also secured the 2021 championships, which were held in March 2021.

Media outlets seeking access to cover this event will need to register here at least 72 hours in advance of the event.


Friday, March 4

Box Office Opens: 8:00 AM
Doors Open: 9:00 AM

Start: 10:00 AM
Session #1:
1st Round - Championship
2nd Round - Championship
2nd Round - Consolation

Doors Open: 5:00 PM
Start: 6:00 PM

Session #2:
3rd Round - Championship Quarterfinals
3rd Round - Consolation
4th Round - Consolation

Saturday, March 5

Box Office Opens: 8:00 AM
Doors Open: 9:00 AM

Start: 10:00 AM
Session #3:
4th Round - Championship Semifinals
5th Round - Consolation Quarterfinals
6th Round - Consolation Semifinal
Placement Round Matches – 3rd, 5th, and 7th place

Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Start: 7:00 PM

Session #4:
Championship Finals


About Visit Wichita

Visit Wichita markets the Greater Wichita area and advocates for the city as a destination, increasing travel and tourism as a key economic driver for the city, county, region and state. Visit Wichita is led by president and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2019 travel and tourism contributed more than $1.1 billion in economic impact to the greater Wichita area.

About Hartman Arena

Hartman Arena, with a total seating capacity of 6,750, is the home to great live entertainment, indoor sports and community events, and is managed by VenuWorks, America's emerging leader in venue management.