Independence to Host Cliff Keen Independence Invitational

The Independence Jr/Sr High School will be hosting the 3rd annual Cliff Keen Independence Invitational wrestling tournament. The Cliff Keen Invitational is a 32 man bracket tournament that involves just under 450 wrestlers.

The tournament will take place this Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st at the Jr/Sr High School. This tournament includes 33 teams from Iowa and surrounding states including; Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Missouri and brings hundreds of visitors, shoppers and athletes to Independence.

Keith Donnelly said, “Not only is this a great wrestling event for athletes to compete with the best, but it’s also a great opportunity for the Independence Community School District to showcase their state of the art facilities and bring extra revenue to our local businesses over the next couple days.”

If you’d like to get in on the action, stop by the Cliff Keen Invitational this weekend to see some of the best of the best wrestlers from the Midwest. You can also follow online:




Students setting up wrestling tournement

Students help set up for the Cliff Keen Invitational

Students on wrestling mat

Students help set up for the Cliff Keen Invitational