The Phoenix Wrestling team of Sonoraville High School established a new bar for a group already boasting a pair of 2x State Champs. While Bremen has held a 10-year lock on 3A’s Area 3, and just edged out the Phoenix in Area Duals a few weeks ago, Sonoraville adjusted their young line-up, made some tweaks in the practice room, and absolutely destroyed the competition en-route to ending Bremen’s decade-long streak and winning the Area Championship.
Trevor Burdick (138) does one thing better than any wrestler in the state of Georgia. Win when it counts. Burdick is undefeated on the year, but more importantly, is undefeated in State Championship matches since… he was five years old. Burdick rolled off a historic 9 consecutive Youth State Championships before posting back-to-back State Titles in GHSA competition. The consistency is almost overwhelming when faced with a list of names that have fallen along the way, including the 4-year stretch in which Burdick didn’t allow a single point to be scored against him throughout the State Tournament Level. This Area Crown is one more step for Burdick toward much larger goals for himself and his Phoenix team.