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Madison Places Four at Mayors Cup

 

Madison Wrestling sent nine qualifiers to York College this past weekend to compete in the 2017 NYC Mayors Cup Wrestling Championships. The event features the best 16 wrestlers in 15 different weight-classes from public, private, and parochial schools, going head to head on the mats for the right be recognized as a true NYC wrestling champion.

The Knights went 4-5 in the first round of wrestling, with freshman Shawn Muratov (99), seniors Elvin Guliyev (138) and Nikita Ignatenko (145), and junior George Grigalshvili (220) advancing to the quarter-final round.

 

Sophomore Valentyn Protsyuk (106) had to wrestle extra time for the win in sudden victory to stay alive, while senior Daler Ergashov advanced to the consolation quarter round with a 3rd period pin. Junior Dean Blafford (120) also won his match to move on for a chance to take 5th place.

In the quarter-final rounds of the championship bracket, Muratov came up short in a 7-2 decision against Fallon of Petrides.

In a much-anticipated rematch between Guliyev and Santos from Grover Cleveland – the two had wrestled each other only weeks earlier with Santos winning a close decision. This time it Guliyev came out on top with a tough 5-4 decision in sudden victory.

Ignatenko would work some 3rd period magic in his match against Hughes from Fordham Prep. Trailing by 4 late in the 3rd period, Ignatenko hit a reversal followed by two quick near falls to take the lead with less than 30 seconds left in the match.

Both wrestlers would come up short in their semi-final bouts to the eventual gold medal winners. Guliyev was defeated by Perullo from Brooklyn Tech, and Ignatenko lost to Isaac from Monsignor Farrell. But, making it to the semi-final round allowed them the chance to wrestle for a 3rd place finish. Only Guliyev would earn bronze though, doing so with a 3rd period pin over Jackson from Susan Wagner.

Grigalshvili lost in sudden victory in his semi-final match up against Truman’s Jacob Putter. In his 3rd place contest, Grigalshvili earned bronze with a win over Jaleel Herrar from Wingate.

Shawn Muratov would finish the day with an 8th place finish.

All the Madison place finishers are currently working towards a 30 plus win season.  

The team earned a 7th place finish overall with 66 points. Madison was book-ended by FDR in 8th place with 57 points, and Eagle Academy in 6th place with 85.5 team points.

Earning 1st place overall was Farrell, trailed by 2nd place Brooklyn Tech and Poly Prep 3rd.

Madison will look to improve their overall city rankings starting February 1st when the PSAL Team Championship playoffs begin. Then the team looks to qualify a full slate of 15 wrestlers at the Brooklyn borough qualifiers for the City Individual Championships on Saturday, February 4th at Un-Common Charter High School.

Madison Coach Santimauro Develops Middle School Wrestlers

Steven Santimauro, a former Madison wrestler and currently the co-coach of the Madison Golden Knights, is also the head coach of the middle school wrestling team at Cunningham Middle School. Santimauro’s Cunningham crew of wrestlers are already enjoying some success on the mats this season.

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Cunningham wrestling looked to improve upon last week’s performance at Wingate with some more wins in the second jamboree of the season. The team brought 11 wrestlers to Bayard Rustin Educational Campus (BREC) in Manhattan. Ibrahim Abbas, Farhan Rahman & Ardasher Mirzokhadzaev competed in the “ankle band” competition which is a modified version of wrestling that enables new wrestlers to focus on balance, positioning, re-attacks, and an entertaining amount of creativity. Score is not kept in this format of wrestling. The remaining eight wrestlers competed in the standard wrestling division.

The standard division in the Beat the Streets Junior League wrestling jamborees has the same rules as high school wrestling except for a few differences. One major difference is that the periods are one minute long rather than two minutes. Eight of Cunningham’s wrestlers competed in the standard division. Asadbek Alamov, Anas Shahbaz, Damir Shavkatov, and Mavlon Ruziyev made their debut, competing in the standard division for the first time. Anas and Mavlon drew tough matches, ending the day at 0-2, but with encouraging signs of improvement throughout the day. Damir came just shy of a perfect day, ending at 1-1. His cousin, 7th grader Asadbek, was able to achieve what he could not. Alamov finished 2-0, pinning both of his opponents in the first period. He would be Cunningham’s only undefeated wrestler of the day.

Returning wrestlers Anusher Mirzokhadzaev, Mirzo Mirzavaliev, Ulises Rosales, Timur Yuldashev also hit the mats once again. Lightweight Anush continues to draw fierce competition as he would finish 0-2, though he had excellent improvement against his Elite Wrestling Club opponent, Aliaksandr Kikiniou. Getting pinned in their first encounter last weekend at Wingate, Anush would cut the difference to a 0-6 decision loss at BREC. Mirzo and Ulises, a couple of 7th graders, both went 1-1 at the jamboree with Ulises making his 2016 debut. Lastly, Cunningham standout Timur Yuldashev finished 2-1 in a 4 person round robin. Timur is one of two Cunningham 8th graders who are entering their 3rd year of wrestling.

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An excellent start to the middle school season. Keep up the great work Coach Santimauro.

Coach Santimauro is also the head coach of Madison’s girls spring freestyle wrestling team.

 

Seven Knights Will Wrestle on the Last Day of the Season.

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Nine Madison wrestlers traveled to the Bronx today for the 2016 PSAL Individual Championships.

Seven of them earned the opportunity to do it again tomorrow for a chance to place in the Elite Eight of their weight classes.

Juniors Daler Ergashov (113) and Nikita Ignatenko (138) will wrestle for 7th, while senior Howie Wang (152) and freshman Feruz Telmanov (99) will wrestle for 5th.

William Harris (132), a junior, and sophomore George Grigalishvili (220) will wrestle for the 3rd spot on the podium.

Finally, Senior Antonio Sanchez is in the finals at 182 pounds.

Also competing tomorrow for the Golden Knights in the Freshmen and Sophomore Championships will be freshmen Suren Atashkaryan, Valentyn Protsyuk, and Michael Khalabudnyak along with sophomores Anthony Maisano, Pasquale Benincasa, Steven Sahadeo, and Samuel Guerrier.

Madison Wrestling Wins the Canarsie Freeze Tournament

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After placing 2nd at the Wingate and Petrides Tournaments, Madison made the jump to the top of the podium at the Canarsie Freeze. Individual champions Feruz Telmanov, Howie Wang, and George Grigalashvili led the team to a first place finish.

Also placing for the Golden Knights were Dean Blafford, William Harris, Nikita Ignatenko, and Elvin Guliev at 2nd place. Capturing 3rd place medals were Daler Ergashov, and Michael Khalabudnyak.

At the Petrides Duals the weekend before, Madison placed 2nd with wins over New Dorp, Susan Wagner, Flushing, and Metropolitan Campus.

With their division title secured with a win over the Murrow Magic, Madison wrestling will once again wrestle in the PSAL Team Playoffs scheduled for Saturday, January 30th at Jamaica High School.

The team is currently 14-3 and will wrestle their final match of the regular season at home against Sheepshead Bay on Thursday, January 21st.

Madison Wrestling 2016 Schedule

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Madison Places 2nd at the Wingate Winter Tournament

Step to the Line2Led by senior Angel Tapia and junior Nikita Ignatenko, who both placed first at 160 and 138 pounds respectively; the Madison wrestlers earned a 2nd place finish at the Wingate Winter Wrestling Tournament.

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Angel Tapia 1st place at 160 pounds

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Nikita Ignatenko 1st place at 138 pounds

William Harris (132), Howie Wang (152), and George Grigalashvil (220) placed 2nd, while lightweights Dean Blafford (113), Timmy Turakulov (106), and Feruz Telmanov (99) battled back from early losses to earn a 3rd place finish.

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Feruz Temanov 3rd place at 99 pounds

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Timmy Turakulov 3rd place at 106 pounds

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Dean Blafford 3rd at 113 pounds

Madison finished the tournament in a tie with Midwood for second place. Brooklyn Tech won the tournament.

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Madison has a 5-2 overall record and will travel to take on divisional rival Lafayette on Tuesday the 22nd.

To ring in the new year, the team will travel to the Petrides Duals on Staten Island, January 9th.

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Madison Wrestling looking to improve this season

 

PROFILE

The quest for a championship will begin in earnest this week as the Madison High School Wrestling Club gets back to work on the mats.

The team’s first “on the mats” session is Tuesday, September 29th. The team will be on the mats every Tuesday at Madison until October 27th.

There will also be Thursday mat sessions at Cunningham Middle School with Coach Santimauro until October 29th. Training starts at 5:30 PM.

Madison Wrestling history

  • Madison wrestling ended the 2015 season with a 13 and 4 overall record, and earned a top 10 finish at both the NYC Mayors Cup and PSAL Individual Championships.

  • The team has an eight year streak of posting a winning record, making the playoffs, and advancing to at least the “Elite Eight” of the PSAL Team Championships.

  • The team had three wrestlers last season with over 20 wins.

  • The team placed 8th overall at the PSAL Individual Championships and State Qualifier, where Albi Miraka, and Brandon Santiago both won championships.

BTS Jamboree at Madison

**All Madison wrestlers will have their individual USA Wrestling membership paid for by the program. This is a full membership, good for an entire year.**

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LINKS TO FORMS

• PSAL Parent-Consent Form

http://www.psal.org/PDF/Official/2012_PSAL%20Interscholastic%20Athletics%20Parental%20Consent%20Form%200812.pdf

• PSAL Medical Form

http://www.psal.org/psalsports/pdf/athlete/2011_2nd_InterscholasticSportsExaminationform.pdf

Without these forms completed ahead of time, the new wrestler cannot practice.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. You can email me: coachcampellscorner@hotmail.com, or reach out on facebook to Campbells Corner.

A Strong Week for Madison Wrestling

The Golden Knights had a strong week which included large margin divisional wins over near-by Goldstein (57-2l) and Sheepshead Bay (73-6) high schools. Madison Wrestling is now 7-0 in their division and 9-2 overall. The Knights would add to their mid-week success by placing 4th overall at the Brooklyn Tech Invitational tournament.

Nine Knights would take the mat at the tournament which held huge implications for the PSAL Individual City Championship. Among the competing schools were some of the city’s best teams, Grand Street Campus, Tottenville and the returning PSAL champion Brooklyn Tech. Several notable ranked wrestlers would compete in the tournament from the above schools as well as from Midwood, Brooklyn International and Wingate to name a few.

The Madison Knights would have five wrestlers qualify for the medal rounds and finish a perfect 5 for 5 in those rounds. Brandon Santiago (126), Mirlan Jumabaev (170), and Albi Miraka (285) would earn gold while Angel Tapia (152) and George Grigalashvili would both get their hand raised for the bronze medal.

Brandon Santiago would dominate his weight class, posting a pin fall over Brooklyn Tech’s Ishara St. Phard, a Major decision over Midwood’s Colin Dowd, and a 7-2 victory over Jonas Marrello of the tournament’s only Long Island team – Center Moriches.

Mirlan Jumabaev’s path to gold saw its toughest trial in the semi-finals against Center Moriches’ Joe Adams. The Madison 170 pounder would prevail in a 10-7 decision. Jumabaev’s final match ended with a foot sweep to the pin-fall over Robert Wagner high school’s Robert Delgaso.

Starting the day in the semi-finals, Albi Miraka would wait for hours before securing a 3-2 come from behind victory over Tottenville’s David Roman. The win would send Madison’s big man into the finals where he would earn an injury default victory over Grand Street’s Jacob Jones.

Following a first round loss, Madison’s 152 pounder, Angel Tapia, would battle back in the consolation bracket to earn his second 3rd place finish in as many tournaments. His consolation matches included a pin fall over Tech’s Chris Panagakos and a major decision against Tottenville’s Michael Obrian in which Tapia scored a flurry of takedowns. Tapia would finish the day with a pin fall over Robert Wagner’s Bryan Serrano.

George Grigalashvili would begin the day with a pin fall over Tottenville’s Dabrowski before losing to Wingate’s eventual champion, Judens Claude. Dropping down to the consolation semi-finals, the Madison freshman would pin Grand Street’s Odean Gray & Xaverian’s Carrol in order to finish in 3rd.

While he didn’t place in this tournament, an honorable mention is deserving for team captain Howard Wang. Starting the day with a tough 7-8 loss to Grand Street’s Demitreus Henry, the 132 pounder would win the next two. Wang’s consolation bouts would include an 11-4 victory over Center Moriches’ Tim Delgado and a 10-3 victory over Murrow’s Horace Trim. Howard’s day would end in the consolation semi-finals when he lost to Baruch stand-out Jean Marti.

Each Madison wrestler won at least one match at the Tech Invitational. Those wins would prove essential to Madison’s 4th place finish at the tournament (a mere 7 points behind 3rd place Brooklyn Tech).

Madison’s next competition will be on the road on Tuesday, January 20th when they face rival Midwood. The “Battle for Bedford” will determine the division’s winner as both teams will enter the day undefeated. January 22nd will be the PSAL season finale vs. 6-1 New Utrecht at home.

On Saturday the 24th, Madison will travel back down Bedford for the Midwood Duals. It will be a dual meet competition including host Midwood, Brooklyn Tech, Edward R. Murrow, Bronx Science, and Staten Island’s Curtis high school.

 

Madison Starts the New Year Strong

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.

Madison Wrestling Getting Back to Work

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The first Madison mat session of the fall club is Tuesday, September 16th.

There will be practices at Madison on Tuesdays:

  • September 16th, 23rd, and 30th

  • The Madison High School Wrestling Club is a USA Wrestling charted club, with USA Wrestling certified coaches.

All Madison wrestlers will have their individual USA Wrestling membership paid for by the program. This is a full membership, good for an entire year.

There are also practices every Monday and Thursday, 6 – 8 PM and Saturday, 1 – 3 PM, at Beat the Streets.

Beat the Streets is located in Manhattan at 145 Thompson Street, just south of Houston. You will need a completed BTS Parent Authorization Form when you show up for the first time.

Beat the Streets MTC Permission Slip

http://btsny.org/files/Form-A-2015-Parental-Authorization-and-Liability-Waiver.pdf

IN SEASON practices start on November 1st. We practice every school day and Saturday in November. Competitions start in December.

All new wrestlers will need a pair of wrestling shoes. It is not necessary to spend a lot of money, there are many decent shoes available that are far less expensive than the sneakers you are probably wearing.

All new wrestlers will need headgear. This is to prevent cauliflower ear, and headgear is mandatory for all matches during the season. Sharing headgear with another wrestler is not an option. Hygiene is important.

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There are also many opportunities to compete this fall:

  • September 21st, the Steeplechase Individual Tournament at Petrides, Staten Island.

  • October 21st, the Columbus Day Duals at TBA

  • October 26th, the NYC Pre-Season Duals at Cardozo High School, Queens.

  • November 1st, the Easton Elite Duals in Easton Pennsylvania.

You can register for these events with Beat the Streets,

http://btsny.org/index.php/wrestlers/registration-links

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Coach Campbell at coachcampellscorner@hotmail.com

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Spring Freestyle Season: The Fives are in the Air

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As the winter season of folk style wrestling comes to an end, the dedicated wrestler beings to look forward to “fiving” his opponents over the spring season.

Take the Five

Take the Five!

In Freestyle, and Greco-Roman wrestling, a five point throw is one in which a wrestler is thrown with grand amplitude, hips over hips, feet in the air, and directly to danger. It is a throw not allowed in the winter folk style season, so with the advent of spring wrestling, many will now ask, “Got fives?”

In a play on the Madison mantra, “Take the Pain,” many will now state, “Take the Five!”

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During the spring season, there are many opportunities for the year round wrestler to train in the art of freestyle. With the support of Beat the Streets, there are numerous Neighborhood Training Centers, and of course, there is the Manhattan Training Center with practices four days a week.

Neighborhood Training Centers are up and running at Grand Street Campus and James Madison in Brooklyn, Grover Cleveland in Queens, Eagle Academy in the Bronx, and Tottenville on Staten Island.

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Throughout the spring, there are also many chances to compete.

Calendar of upcoming events:

Wednesday, March 26th, April 2nd, and 9th at the Manhattan Training Center, 145 Thompson Street, between Houston and Prince.

Beat the Streets Boys Freestyle Match Nights

http://btsny.org/wrestlers/manhattan-training-center

 

Saturday, April 12th at Petrides High School, 715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

New York State Freestyle Qualifier

http://longislandwrestling.org/liwa/fsgrfk/flyers/2014NYCusawCadetJrQualifier.pdf

 

Saturday, April 19th at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Gotham City Freestyle Duals: A Cadet and Junior Wrestling Tournament

http://www.gothamcitywrestling.com/2014/03/20/gotham-to-host-its-first-tournament/

 

Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th at East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Northeast Regional Championships

http://www.themat.com/events/default.php?page=schedule&EventID=28391

 

Friday, May 9th – Sunday, May 11th at Broome County Community College, 907 Front St #1, Binghamton, NY 13905

New York State Freestyle Championships

http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0052/7104/Kids-cadet-junior_fsgr_states_.pdf

 

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