Flatwater Fracas Dual Wrestling Tournament

Flatwater Fracas is a two-day high school dual wrestling tournament held at the Heartland Event Center in Grand Island, Neb. It brings in wrestling teams across the state of Nebraska, but also out-of-state teams from Manhattan, Kan., Mead, Colo. and Cheyenne, Wyo. It’s the 10th annual tournament. The Kearney Wildcats won this year’s title beating No. 3 ranked Gretna 39-24 in the championship. Here are a dozen of my favorites:

Steven Berumen of Kearney grimaces while wrestling Lance Jarrett of Gretna during a 182-pound team championship match at the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

Steven Berumen of Kearney grimaces while wrestling Lance Jarrett of Gretna during a 182-pound team championship match at the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament.

A referee gets a close look as David Menodza of Grand Island wrestles Vinny Leibert of Lexington in a 126-pound match at the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament Saturday at the Heartland Event Center.

A referee gets a close look as David Menodza of Grand Island wrestles Vinny Leibert of Lexington in a 126-pound match at the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament at the Heartland Event Center.

Manhattan’s Christina Martinez wrestles Juan Pedro on Grand Island in a 106-pound match during day one of the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament Friday at the Heartland Event Center.

Christina Martinez of Manhattan, Kan. wrestles Juan Pedro on Grand Island in a 106-pound match during day one of the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament at the Heartland Event Center.

Grand Island head coach Joey Morrison, plays dual roles snapping pictures while coaching at the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

Grand Island head coach Joey Morrison, plays dual roles snapping pictures while coaching at the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament.

Gretna’s Conner Fee throws his opponent Sean Jackson of Kearney during a 220-pound team championship match at the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

Gretna’s Conner Fee throws his opponent Sean Jackson of Kearney during a 220-pound team championship match at the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament.

Brady Baasch of Grand Island Northwest pins Ryan Needham of Papillion-La Vista South in a 138-pound match during day one of the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament Friday at the Heartland Event Center.

Brady Baasch of Grand Island Northwest pins Ryan Needham of Papillion-La Vista South in a 138-pound match during day one of the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament at the Heartland Event Center.

Lexington’s Pierro Garcia grimaces while wrestling Aidan Williams of Grand Island during a 170-pound match at the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

Lexington’s Pierro Garcia grimaces while wrestling Aidan Williams of Grand Island during a 170-pound match at the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament.

Lexington’s wrestles Aidan Williams of Grand Island as Williams loses his head gear during a 170-pound match at the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament Saturday. (Independent/Andrew Carpenean)

Lexington’s wrestles Aidan Williams of Grand Island as Williams loses his head gear during a 170-pound match at the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament.

Christian Schlepp of Manhattan, left, wrestles Oscar Richter of Grand Island in a 220-pound match during day one of the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament Friday at the Heartland Event Center.

Christian Schlepp of Manhattan, left, wrestles Oscar Richter of Grand Island in a 220-pound match during day one of the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament at the Heartland Event Center.

Grand Island Northwest’s Owen Friesen tries to break the hold of Josh Benak of Papillion-La Vista South in a 145-pound match during day one of the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament Friday at the Heartland Event Center.

Grand Island Northwest’s Owen Friesen tries to break the hold of Josh Benak of Papillion-La Vista South in a 145-pound match during day one of the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament at the Heartland Event Center.

Cheyenne East’s Breckin Sperling, left, tries to escape from Grand Island Northwest’s Hayden Freidtin a 132-pound match during day one of the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament Friday at the Heartland Event Center.

Cheyenne East’s Breckin Sperling, left, tries to escape from Grand Island Northwest’s Hayden Freidtin a 132-pound match during day one of the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament at the Heartland Event Center.

Dalton Quandt of Grand Island Northwest pins Alex Irizarry of Papillion-La Vista South in a 152-pound match during day one of the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament Friday at the Heartland Event Center.

Dalton Quandt of Grand Island Northwest pins Alex Irizarry of Papillion-La Vista South in a 152-pound match during day one of the Flatwater Fracas Wrestling Tournament at the Heartland Event Center.

 

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