Mambu Sonie

Burnsville senior Mambu Sonie tries to avoid pin in his 220-pound semifinal match in the Class 3A state individual tournament March 4 at the Xcel Energy Center.

Mambu Sonie earned a spot on the state medal stand for the Burnsville wrestling team.

Making his first state appearance, the senior finished fifth at 220 pounds for the Blaze in the Class 3A individual competition March 4 at the Xcel Energy Center. He’s the just the third Burnsville wrestler to place a state since 2010.

Tom Schardin covers sports for Savage and Prior Lake. He is dependable, sarcastic and always joking around. Tom enjoys running and swimming and is often busy coaching his two kids' sports teams.