The 61st Rocky Welton Wrestling Invitational, scheduled for Jan. 25-26 at Garden City High School’s The Garden, will be dedicated to Buffalo wrestling alumni. After the Friday opening day session, there will be a social reception for the alumni at Samy’s Steakhouse and Grille at approximately 9 p.m.
If it’s the final Friday and Saturday of January, and if you’re a wrestling fan, then Garden City High School and The Garden is the place you’ll want to be when the 61st edition of the prestigious Rocky Welton Invitational will be contested over two days of Jan. 25 and 26.
“It’s the top honor that high schools can receive for performing at the nationals,” Hilt said just a few days after receiving the invitation letter from the national office in Ohio. “We’re just so amazed because we didn’t get selected for the state festival for the play.”
For just the third time in the more than century-long history of the Kansas State High School Activities Association state debate tournament, Garden City High School will serve as the host site when the 109th state tournament for Classes 5A and 6A will come to western Kansas.
The winter sports calendar begins the first week of December and finishes with state tournaments in late February to mid-March. One month into the 2018-19 seasons, the athletic teams of Garden City High School have gotten off to strong starts.