On the cold, snowy Sunday morning following winter storm Nemo, eleven Madison wrestlers travelled to Truman High School in the Bronx for the 2013 PSAL City Championships and State Qualifier. Wrestling started right on time, and instantly the gym became a place where great happiness, and painful disappointment, would share space. For some, the individual winners, the season would last another couple of weeks. For everyone else, their off-season would begin shortly.
Placing for the Golden Knights wrestling program were Team Captains Konstantin Parfiryev, who took first place at 152 pounds, and Marc D’Chiutiis, who placed second at 145 pounds.
Senior Louis Cigliano finished his season strong with a record of 28-2, and a 3rd place finish at 152 pounds.
Seniors Louis Cigliano, Kujtim Nikq, and Youssef Eliali
Askar Raimbek, and senior Youssef Eliali, both placed 4th, and finished the season with 25 and 24 wins, respectively.
Heavyweight Mark Ifraimov took 6th place, and freshman Albi Miraka at 220 pounds battled hard to win his last match of the season, and take 7th place.