Final Brackets: Division 1 | Division 2

Eagle Academy's Nathanael Rose (Jr.) won the 195-pound Division 2 State Championship on Saturday in Albany. New Utrecht's Saidyokub Kakhramonov (Sr.) was a Division 1 finalist at 132 lbs. Winning his second Division 1 state title was Rich Sisti (Sr.) of Monsignor Farrell at 220 lbs. Rose's teammate Miguel Perez (Jr.) took 5th at 220 lbs. in Division 2.

On the strength of Rose and Perez, Eagle Academy placed 11th as a team in Division 2, the highest-ever placing for a PSAL team in either division, besting Brooklyn International's 12th-place finish in 2012.

The number 1 seed coming into the tournament, Rose rattled off four impressive victories to capture the second-ever PSAL crown, following RKA's Adis Radoncic's title last year. Rose, a junior, has a chance to become the PSAL's first two-time state champion next year. He was one match away from the podium last year.

Following up his 6th-place finish at states last year, Kakhramonov summoned the strength for two last-second victories en route to the finals where he was unable to pull off another herioc ending. He pulled the third-seed into a 5-point lat drop in the final 10 seconds to come from behind and win 10-6 in the quarterfinals and then dropped a granby roll into a reversal off of a restart with :10 on the clock to win 2-1 in the semis.

Sisti is the second-ever NYC wrestler to win two state titles, following Fordham Prep's Andrew Lenzi who was a three-time finalist and won titles as a sophomore in 2008 and as a senior in 2010. Lenzi now competes for the University of Pennsylvania.

Final Brackets: Division 1 | Division 2

PSAL State Finalists All-Time

  Earl Gardner - 1989, Stuyvesant
  Cheick NDiaye - 2012, Brooklyn International
  Keanu Thompson - 2013, Grand Street
* Adis Radoncic - 2013, RKA
  Saidyokub Kakhramonov - 2014, New Utrecht
* Nathanael Rose - 2014, Eagle Academy

* Denotes State Champion

Kakhramonov's match-winning throw in the quarterfinals. (Source: Video screen capture from Said)

After the semifinals of the New York State High School Championships, the PSAL has two finalists and one wrestler still battling in the consolation bracket. Monsignor Farrell has one finalist, as well.

Said Kakhramonov (New Utrecht, 132 lbs., Division 1) made the finals with back-to-back thrilling victories. In his quarterfinals match, he used a hip toss in the final 10 seconds to come from behind and win 10-6. Then in his semifinal match, he gained a reversal in the final 10 seconds to win 2-1. He placed 6th at last year's tournament.

Returning state champion Rich Sisti of Monsignor Farrell (220 lbs.) is making a return to the finals by way of a run featuring a pair of decisions 6-0 and 9-4, along with a 1:32 fall in the semifinals.

Meanwhile in Division 2, Nathanael Rose (Eagle Academy, 195 lbs.) made the finals in dominating fashion, winning by scores of 13-2, 7-2, and 11-1. Rose was one match from placing at last year's tournament.

Rose's teammate, Miguel Perez (220 lbs.) suffered a 6-0 defeat in the semifinals and then a 6-1 loss in the consolation semifinals. He will wrestle for 5th place in the consolation finals.

The most up-to-date brackets can be found here: Division 1 | Division 2

As we turn the page on February, we have updated the schedule for the Manhattan Training Center.

The biggest change of note is that we have significantly modified the lineup for practices on Saturdays. We will be starting later and having more specific sessions, including our first dedicated practice for kids aged Kindergarten through 5th Grade. (You may here this age group referred to as peewees or tots.)

Here is the schedule for March and April:

K-5th Grade Practice: 10:00am - 11:00am
Middle School Practice: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Girls Practice: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
High School Practice: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Additionally, the Spring marks the re-opening of our Neighborhood Training Centers. See the full schedule for details on practices being held all over New York City - Poly Prep (Brooklyn), Grover Cleveland (Queens), James Madison (Brooklyn), Grand Street (Brooklyn), Eagle Academy (Bronx), and Tottenville (Staten Island)

The 52nd Annual New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Wrestling Championships begin tomorrow, February 28th, at the Times Union Center in Albany. The 2014 Tournament is in its 11th year of a two-division format, and will follow a schedule similar to that of last year’s event. Qualifiers hail from the 11 NYSPHSAA sections, the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA), and the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) of New York City, bringing the total number of participants to nearly 500.

Read more: 2014 New York State High School Wrestling...

What can wrestling do? For Adam Salah, a student at The Math & Science Exploratory School in Brooklyn, the sport has been a game-changer. The eighth grader began wrestling here at the Manhattan Training Center back in September. He had a big interest in sports, especially lacrosse (of which he is currently a coach), and always thought wrestling seemed fun; so, he decided to try it out last fall.

Read more: The benefits of wrestling: Interview with Adam...

Thirty wrestlers were crowned as City Champions and stamped their tickets to Albany for the New York State Public High School Athlete Association Tournament in two weeks. The PSAL Championship was held at Truman High School in the Bronx on Saturday, February 15th.

Brooklyn Tech won their fourth consecutive team title at Division 1 while Eagle Academy took first in Division 2.

Full Brackets: Division 1 | Division 2

Read more: 2014 PSAL Championships Results

The 2014 PSAL Championships will take place on Saturday, February 15th, at Truman High School in the Bronx. The brackets have been released for the Division 1 Tournament and are available here.

The schedule is as follows:

Division 1

Division 2





8:00 AM  - 9:00 AM


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM


10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Prelims (8 mats)

12:30 PM- 1:00 PM

D2 Seeding Meeting

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Quarters and Con 8 (8 mats)

2:00 PM

Wrestling Begins (1 mat)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Con Quarters (7 mats)

5:00 PM

Wrestling Continues (2 mats)

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Semi-Finals & Con 4 (7 mats)



5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Cons Semis (6 mats)



6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

3rd & 5th (6 mats)



7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Championship Finals(one mat)




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