Flatwater Fracas Preview

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Flatwater Fracas which was devised by former Grand Island head coach Mike Schadwinkel and athletic director Joe Kutlas.

30 teams have been separated into 6 pools with 5 teams in each pool. Out of state teams include two from Kansas, one from Wyoming, and one from Colorado.

The #2, #4, #5 and #6 ranked wrestlers in 106A will be competing in this tournament. #4 Gabe Durden and #5 Brayden Smith are in the same pool and should face each other today. There are some intriguing cross class matchups between wrestlers from class A, B, and C.

Pool A
Kearney (K)
Lincoln Southeast (LSE)
Papillion La Vista South (PLS)
Doniphan-Trumbull (DT)
Mead, CO (MEA)

Potential Matchups:
106A #4 Gabe Durden (PLS) vs #5 Brayden Smith (K)
132A #1 Nick James (K) vs #3 Chance Fry (LSE)
138A #2 Maison Clark (PLS) vs #6 Tyson Cepel (K)
145A #2 Braxton Betancur (LSE) vs #5 Teontae Wilson (K)
145A #3 Josh Benak (PLS) vs #5 Teontae Wilson (K)
160A #2 Trey Grube (K) vs #6 Conner Willey (PLS)
182C #6 Brad Baasch (DT) vs 182A #2 Leo Palomo (K)

Pool B
Bennington (BN)
Battle Creek (BC)
Beatrice (BEA)
Hastings (HAS)
Lincoln East (LE)

Potential Matchups:
106C #1 Caydon McCracken (BC) vs 106B #3 Tanner York (BEA)
106C #1 Caydon McCracken (BC) vs 106B #6 Bryce Brown (HAS)
106B #3 Tanner York (BEA) vs 106B #6 Bryce Brown (HAS)
113A #1 Maxx Mayfield (LE) vs 113B #5 Blayne Kile (HAS)
132B #3 Connor Laux (HAS) vs 132B #4 Devin DeLancey (BN)
138B #1 Jake Cluxton (BN) vs 138C #4 Preston Bussey (BC)

Pool C
Papillion La Vista (PLV)
Cheyenne, WY (CHE)
Grand Island Senior High (GI)
Norfolk (NF)
Schuyler (SCH)

Potential Matchup:
106A #2 Cody Niemiec (PLV) vs 106A #6 Eliceo Ramirez (GI)

Pool D
Gretna (GR)
Central City (CC)
Lexington (LEX
Omaha North (ON)
West Point-Beemer (WPB)

No matchups between ranked opponents expected

Pool E
Omaha Burke (OBU)
Adams Central (AC)
Lincoln Southwest (LSW)
Manhattan, KS (MAN)
North Platte (NP)

Potential Matchup:
182A #3 Justin Shaw (LSW) vs 182A #6 Jayden Songster (NP)

Pool F
Columbus (COL)
Blair (BLA)
Northwest (NW)
Smith Center, KS (SC)
Syracuse (SYR)

Potential Matchups:
285C #2 Caleb Lefferdink (SYR) vs 285A #3 Cyrus Marshall (COL)
285C #2 Caleb Lefferdink (SYR) vs 285B #4 Corey Harper (BLA)
285A #3 Cyrus Marshall (COL) vs 285B #4 Corey Harper (BLA)

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