When are the NCAA Wrestling Championships? The 2023 NCAA Championships will be held at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 16-18. Keep reading to find out about future sites for the NCAA Championships and other key details.
Details on This Year’s Championships
For the 12th time in history, the D1 NCAA Wrestling Championships will be held in Oklahoma. The legendary program, Oklahoma State will host the event in conjunction with the Tulsa Sports Commission. The last time NCAAs were in Oklahoma was in 2014.
The 2023 NCAA Championships may be historic, as two individual wrestlers, Spencer Lee and Yianni Diakomihalis, will compete for their chance to become 4X NCAA Champions. If they succeed, they will become part of an elite group of multiple-time NCAA Champions.
33 wrestlers in each bracket will compete in ten weight classes (125 lbs, 133, 141, 149, 157, 165, 174, 184, 197, and 285) to determine the NCAA Champion. As wrestlers progress through the tournament they will gain points for their team to determine the NCAA Team Champion. The Penn State Nittany Lions won the team portion of the 2022 NCAA tournament, out-scoring Iowa 131.5 points to 95 points.
Future Championship Sites
This is a chart with all future dates and sites of the upcoming NCAA Wrestling Championships. In recent years, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland, and have all hosted the premiere sporting event for college wrestling. Typically, the Championships take place during the third weekend of March.
|2023||Tulsa, OK||BOK Center||March 16-18, 2023||Oklahoma State|
|2024||Kansas City, MO||T-Mobile Center||March 21-23, 2024||Missouri|
|2025||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center||March 20-22, 2025||UPenn, Drexel|
|2026||Cleveland, OH||Rocket Mortgage Field House||March 19-21, 2026||MAC|
Which Teams Compete in the NCAA Championships?
As of 2022, there are 78 Division I collegiate wrestling teams. Each team competes throughout the season in dual meets then in a postseason conference tournament. The top 330 wrestlers across all ten weight classes and all seven conferences compete in the D1 NCAA Wrestling Championships in March.
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