Pinellas Athlete of the Week

Anthony Burburija

Countryside H.S.

Wrestling/Senior

THIS WEEK’S FEATS:

Burburija dominated the 195-pound bracket at last weekend’s Fit2Win Kickoff Tournament at Countryside High. After a first-round bye, the senior pinned his first three opponents before securing a 12-3 major decision victory in the title bout over Strawberry Crest’s Amneous Chambers.

LOCAL CHAMPS:

Burburija was one of four North Pinellas champions at the competitive, early season tournament. Joining him was Countryside’s Steven Chopek (132 pounds) and East Lake’s Noah Bassous (182) and Madison Davila (285).

GOING OUT STRONG:

Burburija became Countryside’s first individual state champion in 10 years last season. He returns for his final prep season as a strong favorite to repeat.