State Wrestling Returns to Des Moines

State Wrestling Returns to Des Moines

Are you joining the thousands of wrestling fans at the State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines this week?

We’re pumped for state high school tournament action, which kicks off Wednesday with the dual team tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. The individual tournament begins Thursday, with the championship matches set for Saturday night.

State Wrestling Tournament

There’s no place quite like Iowa for incredible wrestling. The state’s storied history with the sport goes back more than a century. The University of Iowa formed its first team in 1911. Iowa State University fielded a team for the first time in 1916, and the University of Northern Iowa jumped on board in 1923.

Cedar Rapids Washington won the first open state high school tournament, which was hosted by Iowa State University in 1921. Five years later, the Iowa High School Athletic Association hosted the first sanctioned tournament in which Marshalltown emerged victorious.

Des Moines has played host to the state individual tournament every year since 1972. Wrestlers, fans and cheerleaders crowded into Veterans Memorial Auditorium for a raucous atmosphere. The tournament moved across the street to Wells Fargo Arena beginning in 2006.

Visit Homemakers Furniture

Needless to say, we are excited for another dose of heart-stopping action, and we hope you enjoy your stay in Des Moines. Make sure you give yourself time to stop by Homemakers Furniture. We’re located just off the interstate in Urbandale, a short 15-minute drive from the Well.

If you’ve never visited us before, you’ll find an incredible selection of furniture, mattresses and accessories and a 215,000-sq. ft. showroom, the largest in the state. That’s big enough to lay out nearly 150 wrestling mats side by side! Think about that when you gaze upon the eight-mat floor at Wells Fargo Arena!

If you have visited our store before, then you know what you’re in for: the styles and selection you want and the low prices you’ve come to expect from Iowa’s largest furniture retailer. Oh, and free cookies, too!

Our President’s Day sale continues this week, with financing available on purchases of $799 or more and no interest until January 2017.

There’s no better time to come see us! Stop on by and wear your school colors too, so we know where your rooting interests lie. We can’t wait to see you!

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