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Before the pre-season practices begin in the fall, there will be a team meeting after school on September 13th.

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Madison Girls Freestyle Sends Two to Fargo

Step to the Line2

Madison Girls Freestyle Wrestling standouts Christina and Victoria Alloggio saw plenty of success throughout the season starting with a 1st and 2nd place finish respectively at the Revolution in Springfield Tournament in Massachusetts.

In addition to posting 20+ wins this season, the Alloggio sisters were both selected to represent Team New York at the Fargo National Tournament in mid-July. This is a huge accomplishment, made all the more spectacular given Christina and Victoria just started to wrestle this spring.

Christina has won so many matches, her mother is forced to build a trophy case for her. She captured 1st place at the Francis Lewis Patriot Open and 2nd place at the prestigious Gotham City Girls Open, an international competition including competitors from Canada, Mexico, Italy, and various U.S. States. Christina also placed 3rd at the Bryant Owl Open and the Grover Cleveland Tiger Tournament. She had her finest day at the PSAL City Championship Tournament, starting off with a pin fall over Murrow’s Ayomide Adeoye. In the semi-finals, she faced Nyasia Jennings of Taft Educational Campus, the #2 seed who had defeated Christina twice in as many meetings throughout the year. Christina pulled off what some consider the biggest upset of the day by pinning Jennings in the first period. She later fell to Truman’s Shanique Reid in their fourth meeting to finish the year with a PSAL 255 lb. silver medal.


Vengeance would be an appropriate word to describe Victoria’s season. Victoria’s season began at 255 lbs with a loss to Fashion Industries’ Ashley Mason in Madison’s first competition. After her cut to 198 lbs. she began to see some success, though she didn’t see many wins until late April. Her first break-through came at the Bryant Owl Open tournament where she posted pin-falls over a pair of Francis Lewis opponents. She finished that tournament at 2-2. At the Gotham City Girls Open, she pinned Ashley Mojica, an opponent she lost to earlier in the year at the Patriot Open. At the Tiger Tournament, she posted a pin-fall over MLK’s Breann Castillo to capture 3rd place. Castillo had also beaten Victoria at the Patriot Open. Ashley Mason could not escape Victoria’s war-path either as she surrendered the 3rd place bout to Victoria via pin-fall at the Murrow Mats Tournament. Victoria’s season ended with a 3rd place PSAL finish at 198 lbs via the pin-fall over Benjamin Cardozo’s Yae Ram Cho – appropriately, the same girl who had knocked Victoria down to the consolation bracket in the quarter-finals earlier that same day.


Three months is a very short amount of time in the world of wrestling, but Madison’s girls have learned many lessons and have had many victories. The season began with a non-league victory over the High School of Fashion Industries, an established program in the PSAL. The lows would come over the next week, finishing in last place at the season’s first tournament at Flushing, followed by a 35-15 loss to eventual 3rd place City finishers Wingate Educational Campus.

Led by Captain Laura Fescenko, the Madison girls put up a big win over division rival Sunset Park 40-15, and a huge win over High School of Construction 43-1. Construction, being a new program just like Madison served to highlight how competitive the Knights have become in a short period of time.


Fescenko joins the Alloggios as the only wrestlers with a winning record on the year. She finished the season at 12-8 with a pair of 121 lb. Bronze medals at the Patriot Open and the Owl Open. Her performance at Bryant High School helped Madison to finish a season best 7th place at the tournament. Laura’s friendship with her teammates was instrumental in Madison’s quick improvement on the mat. She would take teammates to optional practices at Colombia and at Poly Prep.

Madison’s other place-winners include Lena Elkin, Ominakhon Nazarzoda, and Petal Bartholomew. Lena took 3rd place in the Cadet division at the Gotham City Girls Open. Omina and Petal both placed 3rd at the Tiger Tournament.

Led by Coach Santimauro, the James Madison girls freestyle wrestling will be back next season with more experience and greater determination.


Girls Freestyle Thrives Under Coach Santimauro

A tremendous day yesterday for the Girls Freestyle team at the Grover Cleveland Tiger Tournament.

Omina, Petal, Victoria, and Christina all secured 3rd place medals. Victoria would battle back from a semifinal loss to secure two consecutive pinfalls for the Bronze.


With only six wrestlers competing, the team earned a 7th place finish. That means each and every wrestler won matches and wrestled back to the consolation finals.

This is the first year Madison has had a Girls Freestyle team, and in a very short time they have made tremendous progress.

Good job Coach Santimauro.

Seven Knights Will Wrestle on the Last Day of the Season.


Nine Madison wrestlers traveled to the Bronx today for the 2016 PSAL Individual Championships.

Seven of them earned the opportunity to do it again tomorrow for a chance to place in the Elite Eight of their weight classes.

Juniors Daler Ergashov (113) and Nikita Ignatenko (138) will wrestle for 7th, while senior Howie Wang (152) and freshman Feruz Telmanov (99) will wrestle for 5th.

William Harris (132), a junior, and sophomore George Grigalishvili (220) will wrestle for the 3rd spot on the podium.

Finally, Senior Antonio Sanchez is in the finals at 182 pounds.

Also competing tomorrow for the Golden Knights in the Freshmen and Sophomore Championships will be freshmen Suren Atashkaryan, Valentyn Protsyuk, and Michael Khalabudnyak along with sophomores Anthony Maisano, Pasquale Benincasa, Steven Sahadeo, and Samuel Guerrier.

Madison Wrestling Wins the Canarsie Freeze Tournament


After placing 2nd at the Wingate and Petrides Tournaments, Madison made the jump to the top of the podium at the Canarsie Freeze. Individual champions Feruz Telmanov, Howie Wang, and George Grigalashvili led the team to a first place finish.

Also placing for the Golden Knights were Dean Blafford, William Harris, Nikita Ignatenko, and Elvin Guliev at 2nd place. Capturing 3rd place medals were Daler Ergashov, and Michael Khalabudnyak.

At the Petrides Duals the weekend before, Madison placed 2nd with wins over New Dorp, Susan Wagner, Flushing, and Metropolitan Campus.

With their division title secured with a win over the Murrow Magic, Madison wrestling will once again wrestle in the PSAL Team Playoffs scheduled for Saturday, January 30th at Jamaica High School.

The team is currently 14-3 and will wrestle their final match of the regular season at home against Sheepshead Bay on Thursday, January 21st.

Madison Wrestling 2016 Schedule


Madison Places 2nd at the Wingate Winter Tournament

Step to the Line2Led by senior Angel Tapia and junior Nikita Ignatenko, who both placed first at 160 and 138 pounds respectively; the Madison wrestlers earned a 2nd place finish at the Wingate Winter Wrestling Tournament.

Angel 1st 160

Angel Tapia 1st place at 160 pounds

Nikita 1st 138

Nikita Ignatenko 1st place at 138 pounds

William Harris (132), Howie Wang (152), and George Grigalashvil (220) placed 2nd, while lightweights Dean Blafford (113), Timmy Turakulov (106), and Feruz Telmanov (99) battled back from early losses to earn a 3rd place finish.

Feruz 3rd 99

Feruz Temanov 3rd place at 99 pounds

Timmy 3rd 106

Timmy Turakulov 3rd place at 106 pounds

Dean 3rd 113

Dean Blafford 3rd at 113 pounds

Madison finished the tournament in a tie with Midwood for second place. Brooklyn Tech won the tournament.


Madison has a 5-2 overall record and will travel to take on divisional rival Lafayette on Tuesday the 22nd.

To ring in the new year, the team will travel to the Petrides Duals on Staten Island, January 9th.


Madison Wrestling looking to improve this season



The quest for a championship will begin in earnest this week as the Madison High School Wrestling Club gets back to work on the mats.

The team’s first “on the mats” session is Tuesday, September 29th. The team will be on the mats every Tuesday at Madison until October 27th.

There will also be Thursday mat sessions at Cunningham Middle School with Coach Santimauro until October 29th. Training starts at 5:30 PM.

Madison Wrestling history

  • Madison wrestling ended the 2015 season with a 13 and 4 overall record, and earned a top 10 finish at both the NYC Mayors Cup and PSAL Individual Championships.

  • The team has an eight year streak of posting a winning record, making the playoffs, and advancing to at least the “Elite Eight” of the PSAL Team Championships.

  • The team had three wrestlers last season with over 20 wins.

  • The team placed 8th overall at the PSAL Individual Championships and State Qualifier, where Albi Miraka, and Brandon Santiago both won championships.

BTS Jamboree at Madison

**All Madison wrestlers will have their individual USA Wrestling membership paid for by the program. This is a full membership, good for an entire year.**

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Madison Wrestling Sends Two to the City Championships Finals

Madison’s Brandon Santiago and Albi Miraka will wrestle for a city title in the PSAL Individual Championship Finals on Tuesday, February 10th. The matches will be held at MLK High School in Manhattan, with wrestling to begin at 6 PM.

The Madison juniors look to secure a first place finish and a chance to compete at the NY State Tournament at the end of February.

The road to the finals for Santiago was quite steep. In the quarters he faced Mott Haven’s Yahteek Williams in a tight match that was finally decided in the ultimate tie-breaker overtime when Santiago scored an escape from the bottom, getting him the win by a score of 4-3.

In the semi-final match, Santiago would square off against Mayor’s Cup Champion Abdul Rabbani from Grover Cleveland. In another close match, Brandon was able to find a way to win 2-1 with a 3rd period takedown.

This is Brandon Santiago’s second city championship match. Falling short last year at 120 pounds, Brandon is poised to improve on his 2nd place finish with a win over fellow Brooklyn wrestler, Demetri Koutsidis from Brooklyn Tech. The two battled in early December at the Xaverain Clipper Classic Tournament, with Santiago coming up with the win by decision, 2-0.

Brandon Santiago has a perfect record this season with 20 wins. Brandon won the Xaverian Clipper Classic, B-Tech Open, and Monsignor Farrell’s Ironman tournaments this season.

Albi Miraka had to once again wrestle Tottenville’s David Roman, who posted a 31-7 record coming into the tournament. This was the 3rd time this season the two heavyweights clashed on the mat, with Albi Miraka coming up with close wins of 1-0 and 3-2. This match would be tied 0-0 going into the 3rd period, when Miraka turned it on with an escape and two quick takedowns to advance with a 5-1 win.

Albi Miraka has notched 24 wins this season with 3rd place finishes at the NYC Mayors Cup and Monsignor Farrell’s Ironman. and 1st place at Xaverian’s Clipper Classic and the B-Tech Open.

Miraka will wrestle Jacob Jones from Grand Street Campus for the right to be the PSAL “Big Man” in Albany.

Madison sophomore Alex Troshyn went 4 and 1 on the day to earn 3rd place. Troshyn would come up just short in the semi-finals against Cardozo senior Steven Kim by a score of 7-4. Troshyn quickly bounced back though, with a 12-0 win over Jeremy Hofkin, Francis Lewis, and then a 9-5 win over Elijah Vasquez, Grand Street Campus.

A Strong Week for Madison Wrestling

The Golden Knights had a strong week which included large margin divisional wins over near-by Goldstein (57-2l) and Sheepshead Bay (73-6) high schools. Madison Wrestling is now 7-0 in their division and 9-2 overall. The Knights would add to their mid-week success by placing 4th overall at the Brooklyn Tech Invitational tournament.

Nine Knights would take the mat at the tournament which held huge implications for the PSAL Individual City Championship. Among the competing schools were some of the city’s best teams, Grand Street Campus, Tottenville and the returning PSAL champion Brooklyn Tech. Several notable ranked wrestlers would compete in the tournament from the above schools as well as from Midwood, Brooklyn International and Wingate to name a few.

The Madison Knights would have five wrestlers qualify for the medal rounds and finish a perfect 5 for 5 in those rounds. Brandon Santiago (126), Mirlan Jumabaev (170), and Albi Miraka (285) would earn gold while Angel Tapia (152) and George Grigalashvili would both get their hand raised for the bronze medal.

Brandon Santiago would dominate his weight class, posting a pin fall over Brooklyn Tech’s Ishara St. Phard, a Major decision over Midwood’s Colin Dowd, and a 7-2 victory over Jonas Marrello of the tournament’s only Long Island team – Center Moriches.

Mirlan Jumabaev’s path to gold saw its toughest trial in the semi-finals against Center Moriches’ Joe Adams. The Madison 170 pounder would prevail in a 10-7 decision. Jumabaev’s final match ended with a foot sweep to the pin-fall over Robert Wagner high school’s Robert Delgaso.

Starting the day in the semi-finals, Albi Miraka would wait for hours before securing a 3-2 come from behind victory over Tottenville’s David Roman. The win would send Madison’s big man into the finals where he would earn an injury default victory over Grand Street’s Jacob Jones.

Following a first round loss, Madison’s 152 pounder, Angel Tapia, would battle back in the consolation bracket to earn his second 3rd place finish in as many tournaments. His consolation matches included a pin fall over Tech’s Chris Panagakos and a major decision against Tottenville’s Michael Obrian in which Tapia scored a flurry of takedowns. Tapia would finish the day with a pin fall over Robert Wagner’s Bryan Serrano.

George Grigalashvili would begin the day with a pin fall over Tottenville’s Dabrowski before losing to Wingate’s eventual champion, Judens Claude. Dropping down to the consolation semi-finals, the Madison freshman would pin Grand Street’s Odean Gray & Xaverian’s Carrol in order to finish in 3rd.

While he didn’t place in this tournament, an honorable mention is deserving for team captain Howard Wang. Starting the day with a tough 7-8 loss to Grand Street’s Demitreus Henry, the 132 pounder would win the next two. Wang’s consolation bouts would include an 11-4 victory over Center Moriches’ Tim Delgado and a 10-3 victory over Murrow’s Horace Trim. Howard’s day would end in the consolation semi-finals when he lost to Baruch stand-out Jean Marti.

Each Madison wrestler won at least one match at the Tech Invitational. Those wins would prove essential to Madison’s 4th place finish at the tournament (a mere 7 points behind 3rd place Brooklyn Tech).

Madison’s next competition will be on the road on Tuesday, January 20th when they face rival Midwood. The “Battle for Bedford” will determine the division’s winner as both teams will enter the day undefeated. January 22nd will be the PSAL season finale vs. 6-1 New Utrecht at home.

On Saturday the 24th, Madison will travel back down Bedford for the Midwood Duals. It will be a dual meet competition including host Midwood, Brooklyn Tech, Edward R. Murrow, Bronx Science, and Staten Island’s Curtis high school.


Madison Starts the New Year Strong

Madison Wrestling started off the new year at the Ironman Tournament at Monsignor Farrell. Nine wrestlers competed, with Brandon Santiago taking 1st place at 126 pounds. Albi Miraka placed 3rd at heavyweight.

In dual meets, the Knights started of the second half of their season with wins over local teams Lincoln and FDR. The team is now 5-0 in their division, and 7-2 overall.

Two Golden Knights earned the privilege to represent NYC Wrestling at the Eastern States Classic over the past weekend. This tournament has over 500 wrestlers from eight different states competing, with many matches broadcast live.

Alex Troshyn (138) and Albi Miraka (285) earned spots on the team with their 3rd place finishes at the NYC Mayors Cup last month.

Alex was selected by Beat the Streets as an alternate at 138 pounds. The primary wrestler was David Nemirovsky from Midwood, who placed 2nd at the Mayors Cup. The two Bedford Brawlers would met in the consolation bracket, with Alex coming out on top in a close decision, 3-1.

Alex has 16 wins on the season, and has his eyes firmly set on taking 1st at the Brooklyn Tech Open Tournament on January 17th.

Staying busy in Brooklyn, 16 Madison wrestlers competed at the Edgar R. Murrow Wrestling Tournament.

Taking 1st place for the Knights were Umarbek Rakhmatov (99), Mirlan Jumabaev (170), Antonio Sanchez (195), and George Grigalashvili (220).

Howard Wang (138) placed 2nd, and earning 3rd place in the consolation bracket were Corey Feliciano (120), Nikita Ignatenko (132), Angel Tapia (152), and just coming up short in the 3rd place bout was freshman Temur Yakhshilikov (145).

Next up for the Madison Golden Knights Wrestlers is Goldstein and Sheepshead Bay, both divisional opponents, and then the Brooklyn Tech Open Wrestling Tournament on Saturday the 17th.