While kids wrestled for the top spot, local business owners feel they could be the real winners.
"Anytime you have more people downtown it's always going to affect us. You always have a chance of grabbing a few more people in the store." says owner of JR Kortman Center for Design Jerry Kortman.
He says the area used to be a desert when he first opened. Now he sees sports tourism as something that benefits the city. "It helps the motels, hotels, retail bars, it just brings more money into the city and that's sort of the name of the game."
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He thinks the city needs improvement. "It looks like and older city" he said. "It needs uplift, it needs a facelift."
are saying once more revenue is brought into the city, they can focus on
He says that money is being put to good use. Groh says "this money when it's left in our community in its supporting jobs; it's supporting our local businesses and overall improving our lives.