Mat Mayhem will break out in Fort Wayne, Indiana from January 9-11.
Over 3,000 grapplers will congregate in the Hoosier State for an event that will include wrestling at different levels and in different varieties.
There will be wrestling for boys and girls, men and women. There will be youth, high school and college action. For fans of the sport, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will be the place to be.
What tournaments will take place? Friday, January 9 will begin with the Multi-Divisional National Duals, which will feature the top college wrestling squads in the country at the Women’s, Division 2, Division 3, NAIA and NJCAA levels.
During the weekend, quality high school teams from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan will battle it out at the Great Lakes Dual Championship, while squads from all over the country will compete for titles at the NUWAY National Duals.
Last year’s NUWAY Nationals had representation from more than 15 states and the event will once again feature brackets at the 14U, 12U, 10U and 8U levels as well as girls competition.
2013 marked the debut of female participation at the NUWAY Nationals, and it’s something event organizer Dave Dean is pleased to expand.
“Opportunities are growing for women’s wrestling and it’s great that this event can showcase the talent,” he said. “It will be so exciting for the youth teams to experience the college stars – both men and women. We’re pretty excited about that.”
That’s just one thing fans can get excited about on a weekend full of wrestling.
“We’ll have around 90 college teams and probably 200 teams overall,” Dean said. “It will be great to have the college programs wrestling for National championships in concert with youth teams competing for championships. Bringing all that together in one wrestling experience is really exciting. It will be kind of a Lalapalooza of wrestling.”
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
January 9 (Friday)
College individual open to conclusion
College Dual Preliminary Rounds
January 10 (Saturday)
College Dual Semi Finals, Finals and Consolation Rounds
High School Great Lakes Dual Championships (Ohio, Indiana, Michigan) to conclusion
NUWAY National Duals Preliminary Rounds
January 11 (Sunday)
NUWAY National Duals Championship and Consolation Rounds to conclusion