Articles from January 2012

Madison Places Five at the Wingate MLK Invitational Tournament


On Sunday January 15th, the Madison wrestlers traveled to Wingate High School for the 3rd Annual MLK Invitational Tournament.  With many strong teams wrestling from around the city, such as Petrides, MLK, and Eagle Academy, along with two Section VIII teams, North Babylon and Roslyn High Schools, Madison placed five wrestlers.

Konstantin Parfiryev took first place at 145 pounds. With four hard fought victories and a final match that was decided in the final seconds with a crucial takedown, Konstantin earned the Most Outstanding Wrestler award.

Also placing were Griffin Costantino, 2nd place at 106 pounds, and fellow team captain Shawn Butrico, 4th place at 152 pounds.  Javaughn Grant and Kujtim Nikq both finshed 2nd place at 220 and 285 respectively.

Madison Finishes the Season with a Sweep of Edison, Truman and Springfield Gardens.

The Madison Golden Knights wrestling team finished their regular season on Saturday January 7th with victories over Thomas Edison, Harry Truman and Springfield Gardens.

Madison traveled to Thomas Edison high school in Queens for their final three matches of the regular season.  Madison defeated Springfield Gardens 66-12 and Truman 48-28, before finishing their day with a 60-24 victory over Thomas Edison.

Team Captain Shawn Butrico, along with Konstantin Parfiryev, Giorgi Prangishvili and Javaughn Grant, wrestled a perfect day, earning 3 wins a piece.  Also undefeated for the day were Team Captain Griffin Costantino (3-o) and Marc D’Chiutiis (2-0).

The Golden Knights have an overall team record of 13 wins and 6 losses, and will travel to Eagle Academy in the Bronx on Tuesday, for the first round of the PSAL Team Championship playoffs.

Madison Wrestling Earns Their 5th Consecutive Trip to the PSAL Team Championships

With a 44-30 victory over their divisional rival FDR, Madison will once again  make the post season. 

In order to break the tie in the Brooklyn South Division, Madison and FDR wrestled again at Wingate High School for the right to wrestle next Tuesday, January 10th, in the PSAL Team Championship playoffs.

In a back and forth match where the lead changed hands numerous times, Madison prevailed 44-30 with some outstanding wrestling from stalwarts Konstantin Parfiryev, Griffin Costantino, Shawn Butrico, and Thomas Brovakos.  Freshmen Oskar Raimbek and Eugene Khalabudnyak also contributed with each of them earning falls against their opponents.

Next Tuesday the Knights will travel to Eagle Academy in the Bronx for the first round of the playoffs.