Brian Keck tragically passed away at the age 48 during a trip to Mexico in November, 2019. Keck worked with USA Wrestling to found the Preseason Nationals in 2008, a major early season national folkstyle wrestling event for athletes of all ages. The first event was held in Des Moines, then spent nine years in Cedar Falls, Iowa, before returning to Des Moines in 2018. During its 12 years with Keck’s involvement, the competition grew in size and prestige.
The event 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. USA Wrestling and the local organizers will monitor data and local trends closely leading up to the event.
In an effort to mitigate COVID-19 and protect our members, everyone entering the venue must wear a mask and/or proper fitting face covering. Anyone who does not comply with this will be asked to leave.
Event Location: Hyvee Hall inside the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Age Groups: Boys and Girls, 1st - 12th grade.
Flash sale pre-registration deadline is September 4th, 11:59 PM ET– $50 with Hotel Code. If you want the flash sale savings, remember to get the official hotel reservation first.
Click here for the Preseason Nationals hotel block
First 100 Wrestlers to sign up will receive complimentary event t-shirt.