Greater Lansing to Host Five Different National Events Over the Next Seven Weeks

LANSING, Mich.— The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is proud to announce the region will play host to multiple national level events beginning February 25 through April 10. Collectively mid-Michigan will welcome over 3,000 athletes from across the U.S., competing in judo, wrestling, archery, and bowling, all of whom will bring additional coaches, officials and spectators looking to fill hotels, restaurants, shops and more.

Mike Price, executive director of the GLSA states, “These events kick off a strong year of sports tournaments for our community after all the pandemic-related disruptions to the sports industry. There is nothing like developing collaborations that give youth a chance to compete while also fostering economic development for the region. Greater Lansing is highly respected as a tournament destination. We can’t wait to showcase our many offerings to the visiting athletes, officials and spectators.”

The Greater Lansing area will host a variety of sports and events in the next seven weeks.

Often the GLSA will work for years to court events to the region. The team builds extensive relationships with hospitality partners, sports venues, and local organizing committees to find the perfect mix of amenities a group may be seeking. The services they provide are largely free, but the economic benefit of sport tourism on the local community is tangible. These five events alone are expected to generate significant economic impact for the Lansing region.

The first event to kick off the roster will be the 2022 USA JOAD and Indoor Nationals. Eric Beaudry, tournament director with MSU Archery feels Greater Lansing is an excellent fit for the upcoming events. “The Lansing community has been very welcoming to the archers and the city stands out to all ages of competitors. Our partnership with the GLSA ensures that this event will run efficiently and does not have any flaws that may inhibit an archer from shooting the best score they can. We look forward to the start of this tournament on February 25th at the Ingham County Fairgrounds.”

Please read the list below for more information on each respective tournament. For additional details about the GLSA visit or contact Meghan Ziehmer at

2022 USA JOAD and Indoor Nationals

  • Event Date: February 25-27, 2022
  • Venue: Ingham County Fairgrounds – Main Arena
  • Anticipated Attendance: 400 archers
  • Event Website:   and
  • Hosted by: Michigan State Archery Club and GLSA

2022 NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Men’s and Women’s Bowling National Championship

  • Event Date: March 3-5, 2022
  • Venue: Royal Scot
  • Anticipated bowlers: 250 which includes a total of 50 teams (men and women)
  • Event Website:

2022 USA Judo Youth National Championships

  • Event Date: March 19-20, 2022
  • Venue: Lansing Center
  • Anticipated attendance: 300 participants, 200 coaches. First time event for the region.
  • Event Website:

2022 NUWAY Nationals

  • Event Date: April 6-10, 2022
  • Venue: Lansing Center
  • Anticipated attendance: 2,000+ wrestlers
  • Event Website:

2022 NCAA National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Regional

  • Event Date: April 8-9, 2022
  • Venue: Royal Scot
  • Anticipated Bowlers: 25 bowlers, plus coaches. First time hosting the event but will welcome the group back again each year through 2026.