The 30th Annual Dave Ironman Invitational Wrestling Tournament will take place at Monsignor Farrell High School on Saturday, January 3rd. Many excellent teams will be represented, such as Columbia High School (Section 2), St. Benedicts Prep (New Jersey), St. Joseph By The Sea, along with Poly Prep and the host school, Monsignor Farrell, who will no doubt be looking to avenge their team loss to Poly Prep at the NYC Mayors Cup last month.
Leading the way for the Golden Knights, and looking to improve upon their 3rd and 5th place finishes at the Mayors Cup in December, are Albi Miraka (Jr.) at 285 lbs and Antonio Sanchez (Jr.) at 220 lbs. Also looking for a big day will be Brandon Santiago, (Jr.) at 126 pounds. Brandon is undefeated this season, and is looking to keep that perfect record intact at Ironman.
Also looking to come up big for Madison this year will be Howard Wang (Jr.) at 138 pounds, Angel Tapia (Jr.) at 160 pounds, and Mirlan Jumabaev (Sr.) at 170 pounds. Jumabaev is off to a hot start with a 7-0 record so far this season.
Also rounding out the line up for Madison Wrestling are Corey Feliciano (Jr.) at 120 pounds, freshman Temur Yakhshilikov at 145 pounds, and sophomore Steven Phelan at 132 pounds.
The Dave Ironman Wrestling Tournament is historically the most challenging tournament in New York City. To wrestle well at Ironman you must be a very tough and highly skilled wrestler. Madison hopes to demonstrate their toughness and skill, and start the new year off with a strong performance on the mats, at Ironman.
Madison Wrestling looks to improve upon their overall record of 5-2 in dual meets when they travel to Lincoln on Tuesday, January 6th for a 5 PM contest. The next day, Madison will host FDR, before participating in the Edward R. Murrow Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, January 10th.