National Taekwondo Championship Coming to Hutchinson Next June
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Visit Hutch is excited to announce the North American Sport Taekwondo Association (NASTA) has selected Hutchinson for their 2020 National Championship, which will be held at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. The event dates are set for June 11-13, 2020, with competition taking place all day Friday and Saturday. This is the first time Hutchinson has hosted the national championship and the first time the event will be held in Kansas.
The Visit Hutch team started working with NASTA more than two years ago to bring the championship to the Hutchinson Sports Arena. “Bob Crouch and the team with NASTA have been great to work with throughout the bidding process. This event will bring hundreds of athletes and families to the community and we are excited to welcome them to Hutchinson,” said Holly Leiker, National Sports & Destination Sales Manager for Visit Hutch.
The event is expected to bring approximately 1,500 spectators to Hutchinson for the two-day championship with an estimated economic impact of over $400,000.
NASTA just completed the 2019 National Championship in Shreveport, LA for the first time. Prior to Louisiana the National Championships were held in Harrison, AR and Wisconsin Dells, WI.