Madison Wrestling started off the new year at the Ironman Tournament at Monsignor Farrell. Nine wrestlers competed, with Brandon Santiago taking 1st place at 126 pounds. Albi Miraka placed 3rd at heavyweight.
In dual meets, the Knights started of the second half of their season with wins over local teams Lincoln and FDR. The team is now 5-0 in their division, and 7-2 overall.
Two Golden Knights earned the privilege to represent NYC Wrestling at the Eastern States Classic over the past weekend. This tournament has over 500 wrestlers from eight different states competing, with many matches broadcast live.
Alex Troshyn (138) and Albi Miraka (285) earned spots on the team with their 3rd place finishes at the NYC Mayors Cup last month.
Alex was selected by Beat the Streets as an alternate at 138 pounds. The primary wrestler was David Nemirovsky from Midwood, who placed 2nd at the Mayors Cup. The two Bedford Brawlers would met in the consolation bracket, with Alex coming out on top in a close decision, 3-1.
Alex has 16 wins on the season, and has his eyes firmly set on taking 1st at the Brooklyn Tech Open Tournament on January 17th.
Staying busy in Brooklyn, 16 Madison wrestlers competed at the Edgar R. Murrow Wrestling Tournament.
Taking 1st place for the Knights were Umarbek Rakhmatov (99), Mirlan Jumabaev (170), Antonio Sanchez (195), and George Grigalashvili (220).
Howard Wang (138) placed 2nd, and earning 3rd place in the consolation bracket were Corey Feliciano (120), Nikita Ignatenko (132), Angel Tapia (152), and just coming up short in the 3rd place bout was freshman Temur Yakhshilikov (145).
Next up for the Madison Golden Knights Wrestlers is Goldstein and Sheepshead Bay, both divisional opponents, and then the Brooklyn Tech Open Wrestling Tournament on Saturday the 17th.