By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 



February 9, 2023

Daria Anderson-Faden

The family of Joe Culek gathers to celebrate the naming of the The Joe Culek Wrestling Room at Kimball High School. Members of the Culek family include, from left in the front row, Mitch, Christy, Aubrey, McKenna, Connie, Joe, Britton, Cashlyn and Decker. Second row: Chris, Bob and Katie.

Kimball's wrestling supporters and local community came together last week to watch and cheer on four Kimball high school wrestlers who dominated wrestlers from Burns/Pine Bluffs.

It was a special night when the Longhorns wrestling room was named after Joe Culek, a Kimball legend in the sport.

After the four high school matches, the Longhorn senior wrestlers were honored. Each of the three seniors have been two-time state qualifiers.

They are, at 106 pounds, Matthew Johnson, son of Kyle and Laura Johnson; at 132 pounds, James McGinnis, son of Jim and Julia McGinnis; and at 152 pounds, Tre...

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