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GWI has, MOST UNFORTUNATELY, been cancelled.

In spite of Meet Director Bob Wright’s valiant efforts to keep the 61st Annual Golden West Invitational on the 2020 schedule, several insurmountable obstacles surfaced that made proceeding impossible and caused the final decision to cancel. All of us at GWI appreciate your ongoing support and we will look forward to 2021, when a kinder, healthier environment will allow us to resume the tradition. If you have any questions, contact Bob Wright directly:

Mobile: 916-202-7201

Updated Clinic & Banquet Info 5/31/19

There’s still time to participate!

  • “Meet the Olympians” Banquet! Friday, May 31, 6pm at the Ampitheater in the El Dorado Hills Town Center.
    • Olympians planning to attend include Michael Carter and his daughter Michelle Carter, Stephanie Brown Trafton, Suzy Powell, Ed Burke, and Dave Popejoy!
    • Meal will include salad, entree, dessert. Entree choices are beef brisket, chicken, vegetarian.
    • Tickets are $20 per person at the door.
  • Michael Carter Throws Clinic (FREE to GWI throwers) and FREE Karin Smith/Channing WilsonJavelin Clinic (open to all Jav throwers) Meet Day June 1, 10 am to noon followed by a free Barbecue Lunch for all throwers at Oak Ridge HS)

Welcome 2019 GWI Sponsors! (as of 4/28/2019)

Along with returning sponsors Sacramento Running Association and Wells Fargo Advisors, Chic-a-fil-a, and Tutoring Rocks, the following businesses and organizations have signed up to lend their support to the 60th Annual Golden West Invitational: Golden State Throwers; Gold Country Run and Sport (supplying shoe bags for all the youth clinics‘ participants); Oak Ridge High School Foundation, and One2One Dental. Visit the sponsor page to view their logos, also with links.

If your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor for the Golden West Invitational Track & Field Meet, please contact the Meet Director, Bob Wright.

60th Annual Golden West Invitational Festivities Build Momentum: Friday Evening “Meet the Olympians” Banquet!

Currently the Olympians planning to attend are Michael Carter and his daughter Michelle, the the only Father/Daughter pair to have won Olympic Gold Medals (Shot Put). They also hold the overall shot put records at the Golden West Invitational. Also planning to attend are Suzy Powell, Stephanie Brown Trafton, and Ed Burke. Save the date, May 31, and watch for details about the Banquet time, location and ticket sales, as well as updates on more celebrity guests! See the promo flyer below for more information.