Articles from January 2014
Seven Madison wrestlers will have the chance to earn “Best in the City” honors this weekend at the 2014 NYC Mayors Cup Wrestling Championships.
In a change from past years, the tournament will have only the best 16 wrestlers per weight-class competing, with nine from the PSAL, four from the Catholic schools, and three from the independent schools.
The Madison wrestlers* ranked in the top nine of the PSAL are as follows:
- Alex Troshyn (24-6) at 126 pounds
- Eugene Khalabudnyak (17-9) at 138 pounds
- Mirlan Jumabaev (25-8) at 145 pounds
- Marc D’Chiutiis (27-5) at 152 pounds
- Konstantin Parfiryev (27-4) at 160 pounds
- Javaughn Grant (26-5) at 195 pounds
- Anand Munkhjargal (23-3) at 285 pounds
*Brandon Santiago (22-4) at 120 pounds had to be pulled from the tournament after suffering a sprained knee at the Sewanhawka West Team Duals. He is expected to be back for the PSAL Team Championships and the PSAL City Tournament.
The NYC Mayor’s Cup Invitational, 25-26 January
Venue: Columbia University Levien Gymnasium West 120th Street and Broadway (entrance on the southeast corner) Manhattan, NY 10027
Saturday, January 25th
7am – 8am Weigh-ins for the first eight weight classes (99 – 145 lbs.)
9am – 12:30pm Preliminary rounds and quarterfinals (99 – 145 lbs.)
10:30am – 11:30am Weigh-ins for the second seven weight classes (152 – 285 lbs.)
12:30pm – 4pm Preliminary rounds and quarterfinals (152 – 285 lbs.)
Sunday, January 26th
7am – 8am Weigh-ins for all weight classes
9am – 12pm Semifinals & consolation matches 12:00pm 3rd, 5th and 7th place matches
2:00pm Championship matches
The tournament is produced as a collaborative effort between NYC & Company, Beat the Streets and the Metropolitan Wrestling Association.
Admission is free.
The Madison wrestlers defeated divisional opponents Grady and Goldstein last Tuesday, before travelling to Midwood on Thursday for their concluding divisional match. Defeating Midwood 50-21, Madison secured another divisional title, and guaranteed themselves a home playoff match on February 6th.
Two days later, the team traveled to Long Island for the Sewanhaka West Dual Meet Tournament, at Elmont High School. The Golden Knights earned five wins over Hicksville (60-24), Sayville (75-6), Mineola (46-36), Sewanhaka West High School (42-34), and New Rochelle, in a close match that ended in a tie after Nikita Ignatenko at 120 pounds secured the fall to get Madison even with New Rochelle, 39-39. As neither team had any unsportsmanlike or misconduct penalties, the match was decided by most bouts won, which was in Madison’s favor, 8-7.
This performance improved the team’s overall dual meet record to 22-6.
Undefeated on the day for Madison were Alex Troshyn (126), Mirlan Jumabaev (145), Konstantin Parfiryev (160), Javaughn Grant (195), and Anand Munkhjargal (285).
On this same day, three Madison wrestlers placed in the PSAL Freshman-Sophomore Championships, at Brooklyn Tech. Taking 1st place at 160 pounds was freshman Thomas Tatesure. Also placing were sophomores Angel Tapia, 3rd at 152 pounds, and Howie Wang, 2nd at 120 pounds.
The following day seven Madison wrestlers took to the mats again in the MLK Invitational Tournament at Wingate High School. Taking 1st place were Konstantin Parfiryev and Javaughn Grant, who were both a perfect 8-0 for the weekend.
Anand Munkhjargal took 2nd place at 285 pounds, Mirlan Jumabaev bounced back to take 3rd at 145 pounds, and first year wrestler Alex Vidyaev battled hard for a 4th place finish.
All of this work was to best prepare themselves for the Mayors Cup this weekend, January 25th and 26th, at Columbia University.
The PSAL Team Championships will begin on February 6th, with the remainder of the matches to be wrestled on one day, February 8th at a location yet to be announced.
The PSAL City Individual Championships will take place on February 15th, also at a location to be announced.