Oklahoma State will host future NCAA championships in cross-country, tennis and wrestling from 2022 to 2024, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
OSU will host the 2022 men’s and women’s cross-country, 2023 wrestling and 2024 men’s and women’s tennis championship events. OSU will also be the host for the 2025 NCAA men’s golf regionals at Karsten Creek.
OSU will partner with the Tulsa Sports Commission to host the 2023 NCAA wrestling championships at the BOK Center in Tulsa.
“What a great opportunity for all of us here at Oklahoma State to host these events,” OSU athletic director Mike Holder said in a release. “Our facilities are some of the best around and I know that our people will make these events truly special for all involved.
“Often times, we talk about creating championship opportunities for our student-athletes and that was a great example of what it looks like. We’re so thankful to have great support from the Stillwater community and look forward to creating similar memories in this next cycle.”
OSU was slated to host the 2020 NCAA tennis and cross-country championships in Stillwater, but both were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We were very confident in our preparation for 2020 because we were going to add some unique things that would have enhanced the championship experience for players and fans alike,” OSU director of tennis Chris Young said. “The committee saw the work we had put in and we’re thankful they thought enough of those efforts to give us another opportunity. I’m looking forward to putting on an event student-athletes will remember for the rest of their lives.”
The cross-country program also renovated their course for improvements before the season was altered by the coronavirus.
“We’ve built the best cross country course in America here at Oklahoma State and it’s exciting for us to have the top runners in the nation come to Stillwater for the chance to compete on this stage,” OSU director of track and field and cross country David Smith said.
NCAA Championship events
2022 — men’s and women’s cross-country
2023 — wrestling
2024 — men’s and women’s tennis