56th annual Rocky Welton Tournament


Garden City, Kan (westernkansasnews.com)-It’s only fitting that the best wrestling team in the state gets to host the most prestigious tournament in Kansas.

The 56th annual Rocky Welton Invitational begins on Friday at the New Garden. Arkansas City is back to defend it’s title. Schedule and teams are listed below

Pueblo East-CO, Monte Vista-CO, Newton, Canon City-CO, Scott City, Bear Breek-CO, Doherty-CO, Ponderosa-CO, Dodge City, Garden City, Baca County-CO, Ulysses, Hays, Emporia, Great Bend, Arkansas City, St. James, Andale, Hugoton, Eagle Crest-CO, La Junta-CO, Pine Creek-CO, Pueblo West-CO, Lewis-Palmer-CO, Holcomb, Fountain, Ft. Carson-CO, Scottsbluff-NE, Maize, Sand Creek-CO and Chaparral.

Hear what Dodge City wrestling Coach Lars Leuters had to say about the event: 


Garden City Coach Carlos Prieto





Weigh-In 7:00 a.m. – Auxiliary Gym


Coaches Meeting 8:00 a.m. – GCHS Auditorium


Skin Check 10:30 a.m. – Tunnel below bleachers


Round 1 – Championship Round    – 11:00 a.m. (5 mats)

Round 2 – Championship Round 2 & Consolation Rd 1

Round 3 – Championship Qtr Finals

Round 4 – Championship Semi Finals –        6pm (2 mats) *

                   Consolation Round 2            –        6pm (3 mats)


  • · Weigh-in: tunnel of competition gym




Round 5 – Consolation Round 3  –          8:30 a.m.  (4 Mats)

Round 6 – Consolation Round 4                     

Round 7 – Consolation Round 5/ Alternate Bracket Matches

Round 8 – Consolation Semi Finals

Round 9 – Placing matches 7th – 16th places


*Championship Finals / Placing Matches 3rd/4th & 5th/6th – 5:00 p.m.(3 mats)*


Presentation of Team Championships


Presentation of Ed Cramer Tournament Outstanding Wrestler Award


* Match numbers for day 1 begin with 001 and for Day 2 begin with 1001

*Indicates that round will start at scheduled time.  All other rounds are subject to moving ahead as time permits.  


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