FORT WAYNE, Ind. - This weekend, the 2017 NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Championships are being hosted at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

Wrestling gets underway at 11 a.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, as Manchester University hosts 16 teams throughout the Midwest.

The event will bring 1,600 competitors and fans to Fort Wayne, resulting in $274,431 in local economic impact.

"Fort Wayne loves to host NCAA athletic events," explains Visit Fort Wayne President, Dan O'Connell. "The hospitality at our hotels, restaurants and attractions, combined with our sports-loving community, makes it a perfect fit!"

Fans can also check out the official social media accounts to follow the action: @17NCAAD3MRW and #D3MidwestWR.

For more information, contact Dan O'Connell, Visit Fort Wayne (260-424-3700); Nathan Dennison, Memorial Coliseum (260-482-9502); Mark Adkins, Manchester University (260-982-5035).

Visit Fort Wayne is the official destination marketing organization for Fort Wayne/Allen County. Each year, over 5.8 million people visit Fort Wayne and generate $576 million in direct economic impact.


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Kristen Guthrie
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(260) 424-3700