It was 2009 the last time a Madison Golden Knight Wrestler stood atop the podium at the NYC Mayors Cup. In the largest high school wrestling event in New York City, with 72 teams and over 500 wrestlers from Catholic, Private and Public schools, all competing for “All-City” honors, Madison broke into the top 10 of team place finishers. Making the day more special, both team captains medaled. Marc D’Chiutiss placed 3rd at 145 pounds, and Konstantin Parfiryev took 1st place at 152 pounds.
Konstantin pinned his way to the championship platform, where he faced off against undefeated Matthew Russo from Horace Mann. These two met early in December, and Russo picked up the win in a close decision. To make the match-up more exciting, Coach Ned Campbell had wrestled for Horace Mann.
Konstantin once again proved his title as “most improved wrestler in the city.” Taking control from the outset, Konstantin scored first, and kept the lead throughout, ending it with a 8-3 decision.