It's not quite the state tournament, but the Flatwater Fracas wrestling tournament has a postseason feel to it.
Many of Nebraska's top wrestlers from all classes converged on the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island for the 32-team invite, including four area programs.
Papillion-La Vista, Gretna and Papillion-La Vista South each finished with 4-3 records in the dual style format while Bellevue East finished the weekend 3-4.
There were several individual highlights on the weekend, including 7-0 performances by four area wrestlers.
Two of those wrestlers came from Papillion-La Vista as Joey Perez posted an unbeaten mark at 126 pounds and teammate Brendan Crews did the same at 138. Perez improved to 20-0 on the season with his perfect showing.
Papio earned dual victories over Aurora, North Platte, Syracuse and Lexington.
Gabe Patras went 6-1 at 195, as did Mike Conley at 113. Kyle Emerick (220); Preston Kelly (170); Reilly Carlow (145) and Rhett Dasher (106) each finished with 5-2 records.
Gretna was sparked by Logan Radik's perfect weekend at 220. Along with a win over Papillion-La Vista, Gretna also knocked off Class A power Burke as well as GI Northwest and Smith Center.
Three other Dragons suffered just one setback. Quinten Dawes went 6-1 at 145, including a pin of Class A No. 1 Jared Green of Burke. Brady Radik finished 6-1 at 195 as did teammate Connor Shedeed, splitting his time between 170 and 182. Cannon Ahrens did not lose any of his five matches at 160 and 170 while Blake Chick went 5-2 in the heavyweight class.
Johnny Porter of Bellevue East kept his perfect season intact with seven triumphs at 160. The highlight for Porter's weekend came when he edged top-ranked Billy Thompson of Grand Island 7-5 in a match-up of the top two wrestlers in the weight class.
East's dual victories came over Northwest, North Platte and West Central. Jake Wild went 6-1 at 285 for the Chieftains.
Papio South had five wrestlers finish with just a single loss. The Titans topped Bellevue East, Cheyenne East, Madison and Lincoln Southeast.
Nate Morris went 6-1 at 106 while teammates DJ Christiansen (132); Spencer Petersen (182); Collin Stock (195) and Jeremy Kowalski (285) all finished with the same tallies.