Articles from December 2011

Madison Golden Knights Wrestling Defeat Lincoln High School

On Thursday December 22nd the Madison wrestling team hosted their first home dual meet of the season taking on divisional opponent, Lincoln High School.

Konstantin Parfiryev led the way securing the night’s first win with a dramatic sudden victory takedown.  The Knights then took the next ten matches and finished the Railsplitters with a final score of 73-11.


Madison Defeats Rival Midwood

On Thursday December 15th Madison travelled to Leon Goldstein High School for a tri meet with Goldstein and Midwood High School.

Led by team Captain Griffin Costantino with a win by fall at 106 pounds, Madison earned 9 more pins to put away long time rival Midwood 66-22.



The Golden Knights wrestled Goldstein High School earlier in the afternoon and prevailed by a score of 54-30.


Madison Takes First Place at the Paul Goddard Invitational Tournament.

On Sunday,  December 11th,  the Golden Knights competed in the Paul Goddard Tournament hosted this year by the College of Mount St. Vincent in the Bronx.

The team wrestled to a 1st place finish overall, with Dean Yadid (113), Marc D’Chiutiis (126), Azamat Raimbek (195), Javaughn Grant (220), and Kujtim Nikq (285) each taking home the gold.



Madison Travels to Horace Mann for a Quad Meet with Bryant and White Plains High Schools

On Friday, December 9th, the Golden Knights travelled to the Bronx for three dual meets against Horace Mann, Bryant, and White Plains high schools.

In a great effort, the Knights fell just short of defeating Horace Mann, the New York State Independent School Champions.  The contest was still very much in play going
into the last match, which resulted in a respectable final score of 40-32.

Against White Plains, a New York State Section I team with a strong line-up of wrestlers, Madison battled hard, but lost with a final score of 42-33.

In the evening’s final match, the Knights dominated fellow PSAL wrestling team Bryant High School from Queens by a score of 76-6.

The Madison Golden Knights are currently 3-2 overall and 2-0 in their PSAL division, Brooklyn South.

Next up will be matches against Leon Goldstein High School and Madison’s rival, Midwood High School, on December 15th.  The event is scheduled to start at 4:30pm and will take place at Leon Goldstein High School, located on the campus of Kingsborough Community College.

Madison Hosts a Youth Wrestling Jamboree for Beat the Streets-NYC






On Saturday, December 3rd, the James Madison wrestling team hosted a youth wrestling jamboree for almost 200 young wrestlers who competed in a full day of wrestling in James Madison high school’s main gym.

In a departure from previous years, Beat the Streets has adopted this new “jamboree” format for the Junior League’s primary competition schedule.  Since many dual meets at this level are rife with forfeits, the jamboree format allows for all wrestlers of all sizes to compete.  Such an event — with 30 gyms and 3 mats — offers a far greater probability that every wrestler will face not only another competitor of his or her size, but one who has a similar experience and skill levels, as well. With no forfeits, these events move very quickly: everyone is guaranteed at least one match, and, if time permits, additional matches can be accommodated, with a variety of opponents to boot.

The day was a tremendous success for Madison wrestling, Beat the Streets NYC, and most especially, for the young wrestlers!