Articles from February 2013

Madison Wrestler Places at States

Konstantin Parfiryev finished a great junior season by earning All-State credentials at the 2013 New York State Wrestling Championships, held in Albany, New York.

After defeating Joe Mastro, Yorktown-I, Konstantin lost in the quarter finals to Corey Rasheed, Longwood-XI. Corey Rasheed would go on to win the State title at 152 pounds, with a 1st period pin.

In the consolation round, Konstantin squared off against Tommy Quinlan, Fayettevill Manlius-III. Quinlan was coming off a major decision in the first round of the consolations, and seemed to have some momentum going into the match. In a hard fought, close match, Konstantin was able to secure an escape in the 3rd period, and win the match 1-0.

The following day began with the all important placing match. The match that makes you All State, or sends you home. Going against Declan Gray from Chaminade Catholic High School, Konstantin came out on top, 5-3.

The placing matches were tough losses, by scores of 3-0, and 5-0. However, Konstantin Parfiryev placed 6th in New York State at 152 pounds, and earned “All-State” honors.

Konstantin finished his season with an overall record of 40 – 7, and while at States, earned his 100th career victory. Konstantin was also the champion at the Long Beach Invitational, the Dave Ironman at Monsignor Farrell, and was the “Best in the City,” taking first place after defeating Matt Russo from Horace Mann, at the NYC Mayors Cup.

Madison Places Seven at the PSAL City Tournament

On the cold, snowy Sunday morning following winter storm Nemo, eleven Madison wrestlers travelled to Truman High School in the Bronx for the 2013 PSAL City Championships and State Qualifier. Wrestling started right on time, and instantly the gym became a place where great happiness, and painful disappointment, would share space. For some, the individual winners, the season would last another couple of weeks. For everyone else, their off-season would begin shortly.


Placing for the Golden Knights wrestling program were Team Captains Konstantin Parfiryev, who took first place at 152 pounds, and Marc D’Chiutiis, who placed second at 145 pounds.

Senior Louis Cigliano finished his season strong with a record of 28-2, and a 3rd place finish at 152 pounds.


 Seniors Louis Cigliano, Kujtim Nikq, and Youssef Eliali

 Askar Raimbek, and senior Youssef Eliali, both placed 4th, and finished the season with 25 and 24 wins, respectively.








Askar Raimbek


Heavyweight Mark Ifraimov took 6th place, and freshman Albi Miraka at 220 pounds battled hard to win his last match of the season, and take 7th place.


Albi Miraka 

Madison Qualifies 13 Wrestlers for the PSAL Championships


Madison Wrestling travelled to Petrides High School on Super Bowl Sunday for a PSAL Championship qualifying tournament.

Thirteen wrestlers made the trip, and all thirteen qualifed for the PSAL Individual Championships, at Truman High School in the Bronx.

Day 1 is Saturday, February 9th, and the medal rounds will be wrestled on the 2nd day, Sunday, February 10th.

Madison Wrestling Returns to the Podium at Mayors Cup


It was 2009 the last time a Madison Golden Knight Wrestler stood atop the podium at the NYC Mayors Cup.  In the largest high school wrestling event in New York City, with 72 teams and over 500 wrestlers from Catholic, Private and Public schools, all competing for “All-City” honors, Madison broke into the top 10 of team place finishers. Making the day more special, both team captains medaled. Marc D’Chiutiss placed 3rd at 145 pounds, and Konstantin Parfiryev took 1st place at 152 pounds.











Konstantin pinned his way to the championship platform, where he faced off against undefeated Matthew Russo from Horace Mann. These two met early in December, and Russo picked up the win in a close decision. To make the match-up more exciting, Coach Ned Campbell had wrestled for Horace Mann.







Konstantin once again proved his title as “most improved wrestler in the city.” Taking control from the outset, Konstantin scored first, and kept the lead throughout, ending it with a 8-3 decision.