Xtream Arena has been the home to several wrestling events (Photo/Iowa City Area Sports Commission)
USA Wrestling is proud to announce that two major national events will be held at the Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse in Coralville, Iowa, March 25-28.
The new USA Wrestling High School National Recruiting Showcase will be held there March 25-27, alongside the annual USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle Nationals, set for March 27-28.
Competition will be held March 26-28, with March 25 as a weigh-in day for high school boys competing in the High School National Recruiting Showcase.
The USA Wrestling High School National Recruiting Showcase is the culmination of a nine-event series for high school boys and girls. Current and past state champions and National Prep champions (any year) in grades 9-12 automatically qualify for the High School National Recruiting Showcase, but they must pre-register by March 1. The rest of the field will be set through eight qualifiers held earlier in March. Boys will compete in folkstyle, and girls will wrestle freestyle in this event.
The USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle Nationals will feature national competition in six age divisions: USA Junior, 16U, 14U, 12U, 10U, 8U. Each year, the Girls Folkstyle Nationals is one of the largest tournaments for girls in the nation.
Numerous high school girls will have an amazing opportunity to compete in two national events during the weekend. Girls who qualify for the National Recruiting Showcase in freestyle will have the opportunity to also compete on the next day in the USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle Nationals, which has no pre-qualification.
Registration for both events open February 4. Both of these tournaments offer a stay-to-play option, where wrestlers will earn an entry fee discount by booking a room with the host hotels first. Please be sure to book your room first, then wait 48 hours after booking your room to register. The hotels will be sending booking confirmation numbers daily which will be used to provide a discount on registration.
The Iowa City/Coralville region is considered one of the world's hotbeds for wrestling, and has hosted numerous major USA Wrestling competitions in the past. The Iowa City Area Sports Commission and Think Iowa City, the convention and visitors bureau for the Iowa City/Coralville region, is are serving as the local organizing committee. Most recently, USA Wrestling hosted its Senior Nationals in the same facility, October 9-11, 2020.
Families will want to register as soon as possible once registration opens, because there will be registration caps set for both tournaments.
Coralville's Xtream Arena is a brand new arena, officially opened in September with seating capacity of 5,100. USA Wrestling will place competition mats in both the Xtream Arena and the GreenState Family Fieldhouse in order to accommodate the large number of participants expected to compete in Coralville.
The High School National Recruiting Showcase, will be broadcast by Trackwrestling, while the USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle Nationals will be broadcast by FloWrestling.
Tickets will be available through XtremeArena.com starting on Feb. 12. Watch for more details.
These events will be conducted following the requirements of the state and local health authorities, as well as using the safety provisions of the USA Wrestling Return to Events Guidelines. The local organizing committee is in regular communication with its partners at Johnson County public health and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. USA Wrestling and the local organizers will monitor data and local trends closely leading up to the event.