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When Are the NCAA Wrestling Championships? Details About This Year and Future Dates

When are the NCAA Wrestling Championships? The 2022 NCAA Championships will be held at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit Michigan on March 17-19. Keep reading to find out about future sites for the NCAA Championships and other key details.

Details on This Year’s Championships

For their 100th season, Michigan University will host the 2022 NCAA Championships. This will be the second time that the University has hosted the tournament, with the last time being 1934 in Ann Arbor.

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. Last year the Iowa Hawkeyes won the team portion of the tournament, out-scoring Penn State 129 points to 113.5 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.

YearCityVenueDatesHost
2022Detroit, MILittle Caesars ArenaMarch 17-19, 2022Michigan
2023Tulsa, OKBOK CenterMarch 16-18, 2023Oklahoma State
2024Kansas City, MOT-Mobile CenterMarch 21-23, 2024Missouri
2025Philadelphia, PAWells Fargo CenterMarch 20-22, 2025UPenn, Drexel
2026Cleveland, OHRocket Mortgage Field HouseMarch 19-21, 2026MAC

Which Teams Compete in the NCAA Championships?

As of the 2021-2022 wrestling season, 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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