Student-athletes love visiting Maranatha’s friendly campus for sports tournaments.

The University hosts invitational tournaments for high school soccer, volleyball, and basketball each year. Although most teams come from the Midwest, Maranatha Invitational Tournament fields have recently included teams from Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, California, and Texas.

Maranatha is also the host site for Wisconsin Association of Christian Schools (WACS) basketball championship tournaments. Competition for WACS titles takes place in girls volleyball, girls basketball, boys soccer, and boys basketball in Class A and Class B. The basketball dates are March 6-7, 2015.

College teams competing in the National Christian College Athletic Association Midwest Region also descend on Watertown. Maranatha and other Midwest Region colleges host competition in volleyball, basketball, soccer, and baseball on a rotating basis.

See the future Maranatha Invitational Tournament schedule below. If your school is interesting in participating, contact MBU Athletic Director Rob Thompson at 920-206-2377 or email.


2015 WACS State Basketball Tournament
Date/TimeGame #Girls/BoysOpponentsWinner / Score
Friday, March 6
12:30 p.m.1Women's#2 Seed Maranatha vs.
#3 Seed Union Grove
Maranatha 48-38
2:15 p.m.2Women's#1 Seed Bay City vs.
#4 Seed Waupaca
Bay City 42-27
4:00 p.m.3Men's#2 Seed Calvary vs.
#3 Seed Kettle Moraine
Calvary 47-24
5:45 p.m.4Men's#1 Seed vs. Waupaca
#4 Seed Liberty Christian
Waupaca 69-27
7:30 p.m.All-State Awards / Challenge
Saturday, March 7
9:30 a.m.5Women'sConsolation
Union Grove vs. Waupaca
Union Grove 47-40
11:15 a.m.6Men'sConsolation
Kettle Moraine vs. Liberty
Kettle Moraine 36-32 OT
1:00 p.m.7Women'sChampionship
Bay City vs. Maranatha
Bay City 50-43
2:30 p.m.Women'sAwards Ceremony
3:00 p.m.8Men'sChampionship
Waupaca vs. Calvary
Waupaca 71-64
4:30 p.m.Men'sAwards Ceremony

Available Tournaments through 2019-20

2014-15Feb 5-7, 2015Girls BasketballFull
Feb 5-7, 2015Boys BasketballFull
2015-16Sept 11-12, 2015VolleyballFull
Sept 11-12, 2015SoccerFull
Feb 4-6, 2016Girls BasketballFull
Feb 4-6, 2016Boys BasketballFull
2016-17Sept 16-17, 2016VolleyballOpen
Sept 16-17, 2016SoccerOpen
Feb 2-4, 2017Girls BasketballFull
Feb 2-4, 2017Boys BasketballFull
2017-18Sept 15-16, 2017VolleyballOpen
Sept 15-16, 2017SoccerOpen
Feb 1-3, 2018Girls BasketballOpen
Feb 1-3, 2018Boys BasketballOpen
2018-19Sept 14-15, 2018VolleyballOpen
Sept 14-15, 2018SoccerOpen
Jan 31-Feb 2, 2019Girls BasketballOpen
Jan 31-Feb 2, 2019Boys BasketballOpen
2019-20Sept 13-14, 2019VolleyballOpen
Sept 13-14, 2019SoccerOpen
Jan 30-Feb 1, 2020Girls BasketballOpen
Jan 30-Feb 1, 2020Boys BasketballOpen