News release from Visit Fort Wayne:
Fort Wayne to Host 2016 NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals
(January 7, 2016) – For the second consecutive year, Fort Wayne will host the National Wrestling Coaches Association Multi-Divisional National Duals Championships at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum from January 8-10.
Mat Mayhem, as the event is called on the wrestling circuit, will feature many top ranked collegiate wrestlers and over 85 teams (NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA, NJCAA and the WCWA). Wresting will start on Friday, January 8 at 9:00 a.m. and conclude with the finals on Saturday, January 9 at 3:00 p.m. The youth competition will finish on Sunday, January 10.
The three-day championships will bring in an estimated 10,000 attendees, including 3,000 wrestlers, and $1.3 million dollars in economic impact.
About Visit Fort Wayne
Visit Fort Wayne, The Fort Wayne/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the nonprofit organization whose purpose is to expand Fort Wayne’s economy by attracting convention and leisure visitors. Each year, millions of dollars from visitor spending generate increased commerce, sustained jobs and enhancement of Fort Wayne’s image.