By Per Peterson
The Panther varsity wrestlers wrapped up their season earlier this month at the Class A Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament, but that by no means signals the wrestling season is over.
Tracy on Saturday will host the K-6 Northland Youth Wrestling Association (NYWA) Team Wrestling Duals at the Veterans Memorial Center. The tournament will bring 17 teams to town, meaning the city will be packed with people from all over the region. And that kind of traffic can only mean good things for Tracy.
“Obviously, the more that we can do to bring more people to town, the better off we are,” Tracy City Administrator Erik Hansen said. “This is a community of a couple thousand people, and when you bring a couple thousand people into town, that kind of economic impact is massive. Our belief is that the more we can take advantage of these kinds of events, the better off we’re going to be.”
In that vein, Hansen said the City continues to work to promote itself, whether it be through sports tournaments or other events, such as movies in the park and the Prairie Women’s Expo.
“I think there’s a desire and a need to do more,” said Hansen. “We want to do more.”
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