Event History

About the Kansas City Stampede

The KCWA is an alliance of amateur wrestling supporters formed in early 2004, made up of wrestling clubs and boosters from Kansas City area High Schools. Their mission is to promote amateur wrestling to Kansas City regional student athletes in the pursuit of sportsmanship and competitive excellence in middle schools, high schools and colleges in and around the Kansas City metropolitan area. 

In support of this mission, the team organized the  Kansas City Stampede, a national caliber high school wrestling tournament held in Kansas City, Missouri. The tournament began in December, 2006, and is currently hosting the 17th Kansas City Stampede. The tournament began  at the KCI Expo Center, moved to the West Bottoms of KC in Hale Arena, onto Hy-Vee Arena and now at Bartle Hall Convention Center due to the increase in team participation. The tournament has grown exponentially from 24 men's teams in 2004, increasing team participation each year, to adding women's teams in 2018. 

This year’s tournament consists of 60+ men's teams from 11 states,  as well as 40+ women's teams from 8 states.  The Kansas City Stampede is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 high school tournaments by various wrestling media.  This year will host many returning All-American wrestlers, National Champions, National Finalists, and wrestlers with worldwide competition experience.  The Stampede has become a favorite early season key tournament for many local and national college coaches.


Photos Courtesy PC Preps, Missouri Wrestle, Hoskin's Action Shots

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