NAIA Wrestling National Championship

Topeka and the Kansas Expocentre are excited to host the 60th annual NAIA Wrestling National Championships March 3 & 4, 2017.

The national championships consist of 10 individual weight classes. Competitions occur during four sessions, two each day. Enjoy a live video stream of the championship in each class on Saturday, March 4.. ​

Ticket information

"The sport of wrestling has a strong presence in the state of Kansas. The city of Topeka has proven that they have hosted successful national events. The NAIA is excited to have this friendly community provide a wonderful experience for all NAIA student-athletes and teams," said Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO.


Media Credentials

Credential requests are due to the NAIA By Tuesday, February 28 at 5 p.m. Central time. Complete this online request form

Alan Grosbach, manager of communications and sports information for the NAIA will be on site and is the primary media contact.

Volunteer with NAIA

If you love wrestling and you have time Feb. 28 to March 4, volunteer with the NAIA Wrestling Championships.

Sign up now.


March 3
10 a.m. Session I  NAIA Wrestling
Championship Round of 32 Championship Round of 16 & Consolation #1
Consolation #2
• Recap
• Team Scores, Brackets  

6 p.m. Session II
Championship Quarterfinals
Consolation #3
Consolation #4 (All-American Round)
• Recap
• Team Scores, Brackets

March 4
10 a.m. Session IIINAIA Wrestling
Championship Semifinals
Consolation #5
Consolation Semifinals
Consolation Rounds (3rd, 5th and 7th place)
• Recap
• Team Scores, Brackets

7 p.m. Session IV
Championship Finals | Video-Streamed Live online on ESPN3
• Recap
• Team Scores, Brackets

Ticket Information

Tickets to the NAIA Wrestling National Championships will go on sale in January. Tickets can be purchased at the Kansas Expocenre box office or online through

  • Adult All Session Reserved - $50
  • Adult All-Session, GA - $45
  • Adult Individual, Reserved - $18
  • Adult Individual, GA - $16
  • Student All- Session Reserved - $35
  • Student All- Session, GA - $30
  • Student Individual, Reserved - $14
  • Student Individual, GA -$12
  • 3 & Under - Free