Collins Hill wrestler Ryan Millhof will have bragging rights over teammate Sean Russell when practice begins next week.
The duo met in the finals of the prestigious Super 32 tournament on Sunday in Greensboro, N.C. and Millhof pulled off a 1-0 victory over Russell to win the 113-pound weight class.
"It means everything (to win it)," Millhof said on Monday. "It's one of the best feelings in the world."
Buford's Chip Ness, a two-time state champion, placed fourth in the 182-pound bracket. Ness lost to West Virginia's Jared Haught 2-1 in overtime.
Pope's Trevor Stevens was the only other Georgia wrestler to place in the tournament, taking fifth place in the 220-pound division.
Millhof and Russell grew up going to wrestling tournaments together. The duo faced each other in 103-pound Class AAAAA state championship match in 2011 when Millhof was at Archer and Russell won.
"We're not trying to live in the past," Millhof said. "I wouldn't call it redemption. We just happened to meet in the finals."
Super 32 is one the nation's premier preseason wrestling tournaments. Millhof is the second Georgia wrestler to win the coveted belt, joining Central Gwinnett's Jacob Aiken-Phillips.
"He was a buddy of mine," Millhof said. "I'm thankful I get to bring Georgia a little recognition now."
The title completes an outstanding 2012 of wrestling for Millhof. The junior captured his first high school state championship in February, won the NHSCA sophomore national championship in April and now has the Super 32 title after placing third a year ago.
"It's definitely the toughest tournament I've been in," Millhof said. "You're hitting guys from all over the country."
Collins Hill is the five-time defending traditional state champions and begins practice next Monday.