This weekend, around 7,000 people arrived in Topeka for the USA Wrestling-Kansas Folkstyle Tournament at the Kansas Expocentre. Of all the events held in Topeka each year, the tournament has the largest economic impact — our hotels reach 100 percent occupancy, our shops and restaurants fill up with visitors, and thousands of people see what our city has to offer. According to Brett Oetting, president and CEO of Visit Topeka Inc., the tournament has generated $300,000 in local tax revenues and more than $4 million in direct spending over the past three years — numbers that swelled even higher this weekend.

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Letter: Kansas needs to look at why fiscal problems began to appear in the first place

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Kevin Haskin: Inexact nature of recruiting evident in KU’s NCAA run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Recruiting ratings can be mesmerizing. Talent is judged and potential predicted by stars assigned to prospects. Read more