Articles from February 2012



Madison Takes 6th Place at the 2012 PSAL City Championships.

On the second weekend of February, the Madison winter wrestling season culminates with a trip to Petrides high school on Staten Island for the PSAL Individual Championships and State Qualifier. Those that are crowned City Champions go on to the New York State Tournament at the end of the month.

Madison qualified a total of 11 wrestlers for the event, but lost two wrestlers the week prior to injury. This left only nine Golden Knight wrestlers, in eight weight-classes, to represent the team in the tournament. (Giorgi Prangishvili and Youssef Eliali both qualified at 170 pounds)

This year Madison had some young hopefuls heading into the tournament, with Marc D’Chiutiis at 126 pounds coming the closest with a tough loss in the finals to Gannone from Tottenville. Konstantin Parfiryev at 145 pounds battled back after a difficult loss in the semi finals to take 3rd place with a 9-7 decision over divisional rival Malik Francis from Wingate. Javaughn Grant placed 4th at 220 pounds.

In a two day tournament with 43 PSAL wrestling teams competing, Madison finished in 6th place. What makes this more impressive is that all but two of the qualified wrestlers who competed over the weekend are returning to the line-up next year.

Madison’s new team captains: Konstantin Parfiryev and Marc D’Chiutiis.

The Golden Knights will begin their spring freestyle season on March 5th.

Madison Places Four at the 9th Annual NYC Mayor’s Cup Tournament

Madison Golden Knights Wrestling was well represented at the 9th annual Mayor’s Cup placing four wrestlers and finishing 11th place overall in a field of 73 teams.

Placing for the Golden Knights were Team Captain Griffin Costantino, who finished the two day tournament with 6th place at 106 pounds, Konstantin Parfiryev also placed 6th at 145 pounds, Giorgi Prangishvili took home 5th place honors at 170 pounds, and Javaughn Grant at 220 pounds placed 8th.

From left to right: Assistant Coach Steven Santimauro, Team Captain Griffin Costantino, Giorgi Prangishvili, Konstantin Parfiryev and Javaughn Grant.

The NYC Mayor’s Cup is one of the largest wrestling tounraments, and includes competitors from all of the public, independent and Catholic schools in New York City. The event was produced by NYC & Company, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Wrestling Association and Beat the Streets Wrestling.