Winslow plays host to 51st Doc Wright Wrestling Tourney

Prescott High School and St. Johns High School wrestlers compete in the Doc Wright Wrestling Tournament mid-weight finals. Photo/Todd Roth

Prescott High School and St. Johns High School wrestlers compete in the Doc Wright Wrestling Tournament mid-weight finals. Photo/Todd Roth

WINSLOW, Ariz. - Winslow High School played host to the annual Doc Wright Wrestling Tournament Jan. 16-17. More than 30 high school wrestling teams from Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado competed in this year's event.

With 38 teams competing over the course of two days, the event organizers had a daunting task, staffing the wrestling competition with referees, scorers, data keepers, announcers and medical aids and providing space for spectators. Two of the most visible directors of the event were Jeffery Hartman and Justin Hartman, who appeared to be at all areas of the event at any given time. Hartman is the athletic director at Winslow High School and Hartman is a BNSF employee in Winslow.

Other people involved with the event were too numerous to name. The spirit of cooperation and support at the event was seen in the hospitality room where food is supplied each day at no cost to participants. The hospitality room is largely supported through local donations.

In addition to hospitality, Winslow High School has illuminated state-of-the-art digital scoring boxes. These compact digital boxes are above each scoring table. The digital boxes are visually non-obstructive and allow for viewing real-time scoring on each mat from any angle. The digital wrestling scoring devices were in large part, donated to the high school by local individuals and organizations. This is one of the many ways the generosity of Winslow residents benefits everyone.

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