Garden City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Heading into the finals round of the 56th Annual Rocky Welton Invitational, it looks like the Garden City Buffaloes are in prime position to take first tournament title since 1993. The Buffs have a 29-point lead over St. James Academy, and a 35-point lead over Pine Creek. Heading into the finals, Garden City has three wrestling for the championship, three wrestling for third place and five wrestling for fifth place, including a pair of teammates at 220 pounds. Among other area wrestlers, Dodge City has three wrestling for fifth and one wrestling for third, Scott City has one wrestling for third and one for fith, and Ulysses has one wrestler going for fifth place.
Garden City 217, St. James Academy 188, Pine Creek, CO 182, Ponderosa, CO 155.5, Arkansas City 144, Newton 143.5, Scottsbluff, NE 121, Lewis-Palmer, CO 103.5, Dodge City 99, Maize 99, Great Bend 94, Emporia 90, Baca County, CO 82.5, Hays 78.5, Pueblo East 72, Fountain-Ft. Carson, CO 67.5, Bear Creek, CO 65, Monte Vista 65, Ulysses 62, Andale 60.5, Dogherty, CO 59.5, Pueblo West, CO 58.5, Sand Creek, CO 55.5, Eagle Crest, CO 54.5, Cannon City, CO 54, LaJunta, CO 49, Hugoton 37, Scott Cty 34, Chaparral 4, Holcomb 0