Section 9 Individual Rankings – Updated 1/18/23

Several shake ups and weight changes since our last rankings! I am sure that there will be more to come! Believe it or not we are less than a month away from the Section 9 Championships! Enjoy – and as always, please feel free to contact me with any comments or questions!

102 Pounds – Division 1
1. Cooper Merli (Newburgh Free Academy) – freshman
2. William Soto (Newburgh Free Academy) – 8th grade
3. EJ Vass (Valley Central) – 7th grade
4. Marco Futia (Wallkill) – freshman
5. Kelly Sullivan (Monroe Woodbury) – 7th grade

102 Pounds – Division 2
1. Charlie Wylie (Port Jervis) – freshman
2. Santiago Chrisjohn (Saugerties) – 8th grade

With his Eastern States Classic title and Champion of Champions award, NFA freshman Cooper Merli has made it very easy to rank him #1 at 102 pounds in Division 1. He is without question going to be one of the favorites to win a state title in Albany in February. Merli’s biggest competition in Section 9 could be from his teammate, William Soto, who placed 4th at the ESC. Vass and Futia stay at #3 and #4 respectively but we have a new #5 because it appears that Monroe Woodury 7th grader is wrestling more at 110 so we’ve replaced him with his teammate Kelly Sullivan who is also a 7th grader. Sullivan placed 2nd at the Kohl Tournament. Simpson from Minisink, McNally from Pine Bush, and Judd from Warwick are still names to watch here. In the small school division, we had another ESC champion as Port Jervis freshman Charlie Wyle was crowned girls champion at 100 pounds and she’s our #1 in S9 D2 at 102. Chrisjohn from Saugerties remains at #2 here but we need to keep an eye on Marlboro’s Lorenzo Caserto who just won the Highland Round Robin.

110 Pounds – Division 1
1. Luke Satriano (Valley Central) – sophomore
2. Elijiah Brown (Monroe Woodbury) – 7th grade
3. Brady Judd (Warwick) – sophomore
4. Jordan Busby (Newburgh Free Academy) – sophomore
5. Gianni Gennaro (Washingtonville) – 8th grade

110 Pounds – Division 2
1. Gavin Ingrassia (Saugerties) – senior
2. Richard O’Lena (Port Jervis) – junior

Satriano had an awesome ESC and remains top dog at 110 in Section 9 D1. The VC sophomore finished 3rd and avenged his only loss in the tournament in his 3rd/4th match. Monroe Woodbury 7th grader Elijah Brown has been wrestling exclusively at 110 so we are ranking him here for now….and with his head-to-head wins over Judd and Gennaro, he’s breaking in at #2 at 110! Brown defeated our #3 Judd 10-9 and beat #5 Gennaro 12-6. He also took first at the Kohl Tournament. Busby notched a 2-0 win over Gennaro, so he slots in at #4 here. Wallkill’s McCarthy drops to HM for now but he’s definitely in the mix here as is Stetson Terpak from Minisink, Miguel Nieves from Middletown, Keaton Venarchick from Cornwall, and Logan Logan Shultis from Kingston. Our D2 rankings at 110 remain the same however the gap has defintely closed! Our top ranked wrestler, Ingrassia from Saugerties, pinned our #2, O’Lena from Port Jervis, back on 12/19. At the Section 9 Duals on 1/10, Ingrassia defeated O’Lena by a 5-4 margin! Will we see round 3 between these two at the Section 9 D2 finals?

118 Pounds – Division 1
1. Rocco Futia (Wallkill) – senior
2. Nick Weeden (Valley Central) – senior
3. Marco Piazza (Monroe Woodbury) – senior
4. Marco Giumarra (Cornwall) – senior
5. Wyatt Boice (Minisink Valley) – 8th grade
5. Erik Martin Jr. (Middletown) – sophomore

118 Pounds – Division 2
1. Ewan Celestine (Red Hook) – sophomore
2. Bradley Gatto (Highland) – sophomore

Wallkill senior Rocco Futia is looking better and better at 118! Futia picked up some huge wins at the Eastern States and ended up finishing 5th in an extremely tough bracket! Valley Central’s Weeden drops down to 118 and he is our new #2 in D1! Piazza looks very tough and remains #3 here followed by our new #4, Marco Giumarra. The Cornwall senior gave Futia all he could handle, losing 4-2 at the Section 9 Duals and then Giumarra defeated Minisink’s Wyatt Boice the next day. Boice is now at #5 here and he has HM Erik Martin Jr. from Middletown nipping at his heels. Martin has notched a few nice wins recently, namely Perales and Busby, and has earned his way onto the board. Washingtonville’s Jacob Burgos is having a very nice year and should be watched here. Division 2 at 118 just got interesting as Gatto from Highland has dropped down and is our new #2 behind Red Hook’s Celestine who is having a very good year. Alyssa Reed from Port Jervis and Savannah Tittelback from Saugerties have traded pins against each other this year are definitely contenders here and we shouldn’t overlook Nick Laskowski from Rondout Valley because he has wins over both Tittelback and Reed!

126 Pounds – Division 1
1. Griffin Petzold (Warwick) – sophomore
2. Maxim Javorsky (Monroe Woodbury) – senior
3. JoJo Uhrig (Minisink Valley) – 8th grade
4. Matt Mercado (Newburgh Free Academy) – sophomore
5. Richie Degon (Valley Central) – junior

126 Pounds – Division 2
1. Rian Kirker (Red Hook) – senior
2. Justin Harrison (Port Jervis) – sophomore

126 is going to be an awesome weight class to follow at the Section 9 tournament…it’s also the most difficult to rank at this point of the season. Warwick’s Petzold has dropped down to 126 is our new #1 here. Petzold has wins over HM Racz and our new #2, Maxim Javorsky from Monroe Woodbury. Javorsky has been on fire and has posted wins over our #3, JoJo Uhrig from Minisink Valley and our #4 Matt Mercado from NFA. Uhrig had a razor close 1-0 win over Mercado at the S9 Duals. VC’s Richie Degon was the toughest wrestler to rank. He has a win over Petzold a few weeks ago but has a recent loss to Mercado. We have him at $5 but he could very well be the top kid here! Plenty of solid HW wrestlers at 126 including Viktor Banda from Wallkill, Anthony Valicenti from Cornwall, Richard Urena from Pine Bush, and Jacob Perales from Goshen! On the Division 2 side Red Hook senior is our top dog and he is having a great year. Gatto from Highland has dropped to 118, so our new #2 at 126 is Port Jervis sophomore Justin Harrison.

132 Pounds – Division 1
1. Anthony Tresch (Minisink Valley) – sophomore
2. Liam Hayes (Monroe Woodbury) – freshman
3. Logan Pennell (Pine Bush) – sophomore
4. Jacob Roger (Middletown) – junior
5. DJ Aviles (Middletown) – freshman

132 Pound – Division 2
1. Anthony Denier (Saugerties) – senior
2. Shane Cranna (Red Hook) – junior

Tresch from Minisink Valley is having a great season and is our #1 wrestler at 132 in Division 1. Our new #2 is Monroe Woodbury freshman Liam Hayes who had been wrestling at 126 but has been up at 132 since January 4th. Logan Pennell from Pine Bush is very solid at #3 and he is followed by two Middletown wrestlers – Jacob Roger is our #4 and DJ Aviles is our #5. Michael Lombardi from Goshen is having a solid year and is an HM here at 132. Saugerties senior Anthony Denier is continuing to have a great season and is our top wrestler at 132 in Division 2. We have a new #2 here as Red Hook’s Shane Cranna notched a head-to-head over previous #2 Shields, so Cranna is now #2 and Shields is our HM.

138 Pounds – Division 1
1. Jordan Brown (Monroe Woodbury) – senior
2. Alex Greco (Warwick) – senior
3. Zak McKernan (Minisink Valley) – senior
4. Jayden Norris (Middletown) – senior
5. Jude Betancourt (Beacon) – sophomore

138 Pounds – Division 2
1. Demetrius Massey (Red Hook) – senior
2. Vance Dyke (Saugerties) – senior

No changes in either division at 138 but some interesting results. At the ESC, Monroe Woodbury’s Jordan Brown teched Warwick’s Alex Greco in the quarterfinals in a battle of former state place winners. Brown went on to place 3rd at the Classic while Greco went 2-2 and did not place. McKernan from Minisink went 1-2 at ESC and could potentially lock horns with Greco on Friday at the Minisink versus Warwick dual in Slate Hill. Norris stays at #4 while Betancourt stays at #5 but HM Caoili from Cornwall is right in the mix. On the D2 side, Massey from Red Hook and Dyke from Saugerties wrestled in the finals of the Section 9 Duals and it was Massey coming out on top with a 7-5 decision.

145 Pounds – Division 1
1. Luke Greiner (Minisink Valley) – junior
2. Jackson Brady (Goshen) – senior
3. Kevin Segali (Newburgh Free Academy) – senior
4. Michael Rosenblum (Monroe Woodbury) – senior
5. Michael Accardo (Warwick) – junior

145 Pounds – Division 2
1. Michael Franco (Chester) – junior
2. Justin Coiteux (New Paltz) – junior

I have a feeling that 145 and 152 are going to bleed into each other at the D1 S9 tournament in a few weeks! At 145 Luke Greiner from Minisink Valley is the clear favorite and he’s having a great year. Goshen’s Jackson Brady is our #2 here and he had a solid ESC going 2-2 with both losses coming to tournament place winners. Kevin Segali is very solid at #3 followed by our new #4, Michael Rosenblum from MW, and our new #5 Michael Accardo from Warwick. Minisink freshman Zack Filip was ranked here but seems to be wrestling mare at 152 so we moved him up for now. Charlot from MW and Rizzo from Wallkill could also contend here and with his 4-2 loss to Jackson Brady, Middletown’s Zion Joseph has announced himself as a wrestler to watch here! In Division 2 we have a new #1 as Chester’s Michael Franco has dropped down from 152 and notched a 5-2 decision over previous top dog Coiteux from New Paltz. Franco also majored Massey from Red Hook, who bumped up from 138, at the S9 Duals. Greathouse from Marlboro and Isaiah Hockx from Saugerties will make this a very tough weight at the D2 tournament if all four wrestlers stay at this weight!

152 Pounds – Division 1
1. Ibrahim Aljamal (Washingtonville) – senior
2. Zack Filip (Minisink Valley) – freshman
3. Mateo Morell (NFA) – freshman
4. Brandon Carcaterra (Monroe Woodbury) – junior
5. Patrick Cosgrove (Cornwall) – junior

152 Pounds – Division 2
1. Cole Cuppett (New Paltz) – senior
2. Jackson Bucci (Saugerties) – junior

As I mentioned earlier, D1 145 and D1 152 could see some movement between the two weight classes at the Section 9 tournament. With Duke out for the season, this class is wide open! Our previous #1 was Brandon Carcaterra from Monroe Woodbury however, he’s lost two matches since our last ranking and he drops all the way to #4. Ibrahim Aljamal from Washingtonville is having a very good year and he takes over the top spot followed by Minisink freshman Zack Filip who was one of the wrestlers who has recently defeated Carcaterra. Mateo Morell from NFA, also a freshman, notched a nice win over Carcaterra so he’s our new #3. Carcaterra is at #4 and he’s followed by Cornwall junior Cosgrove. Filip also has a win by fall over Cosgrove. In Division 2 we have a clear #1 in Cole Cuppett from New Paltz. Cuppett went 1-2 at the ESC and he has a win by fall over our new #2, Jackson Bucci from Saugerties. Bucci is having a great year and he’s dangerous! Throw Chester’s Tyler Santangelo into the mix and S9 D2 152 will be great to watch in February!

160 Pounds – Division 1
1. Tyler Reed (Cornwall) – senior
2. Quinten Morgan (Minisink Valley) – junior
3. Marco Martini (Wallkill) – senior
4. Isaiah Grant (Monroe Woodbury) – junior
5. Dan Weeden (Goshen) – junior

160 Pounds – Division 2
1. Christian Hockx (Saugerties) – senior
2. Frankie Shaw (Burke) – junior

Cornwall senior Tyler Reed had a very good showing and placed 7th at the Eastern States Classic. Reed’s only two losses at SUNY Sullivan were 5-4 utb to the 3rd place finisher and 10-8 sv to the 4th place finisher. He’s as good as any 160-pound wrestler in NYS. Morgan from Minisink continues to look great and is very solid at #2 followed by Martini from Wallkill who went 1-2 at the ESC. Grant from Monroe gave Morgan all he could handle at the S9 Duals and is at #4 and we have a new #5 in Dan Weeden from Goshen. Weeden has a couple very solid wins this year namely over Yahir Hernandez from Middletown and Musa Algama from Washingtonville who should both be on our radar here. Plus, we cannot overlook Hunter Hecht from NFA who has been ranked previously. No changes in Division 2 at 160. Christian Hockx stays in the top spot followed by Burke junior Frankie Shaw.

172 Pounds – Division 1
1. Andrew Filip (Minisink Valley) – senior
2. Nick Cavallo (Cornwall) – senior
3. Joe Ponesse (Newburgh Free Academy) – senior
4. Logan Serafin (Washingtonville) – senior
5. Michael Loundsbury (Minisink Valley) – senior

172 Pounds – Division 2
1. Marcus Colon (Chester) – senior
2. Nathan Towne (Ellenville) – senior

Having pinned our #2 and #3 ranked wrestlers at 172 withing the past 10 days, Andrew Filip is our clear #1 here. The Minisink Valley senior finished 4th in NYS last year and has his sights set on the top step of the podium this year. Filip placed 2nd at the ESC with his loss coming to Braidon Woodward who is a D2 wrestler. Cavallo from Cornwall is our #2 here. He went 2-2 at the Eastern States and he has two wins this season over our #3 at this weight, Joe Ponesse from NFA. Ponesse won the Kohl Tournament and his only loss in 2023 has been to Filip. Serafin from Washingtonville stays at #4. His only wrestled loss this year has been to Ponesse. Our new #5 this week is Anthony Annacone from Wallkill who is having a great year however we cannot overlook Michael Loundsbury from Minisink Valley, Paul Lamparillo from Goshen, and Nicholas Hansen from Monroe Woodbury. In Division 2 Chester’s Marcus Colon is having a great year and is our #1 at 172. Colon has not lost to a local wrestler, and he just finished 2nd at the Henrick Hudson Tournament. Ellenville’s Nathan Towne has seen limited action this year, but his only loss has been to ranked D1 wrestlers Serafin so we will keep him as our #2 here at 172 D2.

189 Pounds – Division 1
1. Braydon Pennell (Pine Bush) – senior
2. Bryson Tibbs (Middletown) – junior
3. Nick York (Kingston) – senior
4. Chris Leggett (Newburgh Free Academy) – sophomore
5. Liam Scott (Cornwall) – senior

189 Pounds – Division 2
1. Matthew Krauza (Our Lady of Lourdes) – senior
2. Maddox McCormick (Port Jervis) – sophomore

No changes at 189 in either division. Braydon Pennell from Pine Bush is having an awesome season! He pinned his way through the Stan Elinsky Tournament placed 4th at the Eastern States Classic. Pennell also notched a win by pin over our #2 ranked wrestler at 189, Bryson Tibbs from Middletown. Tibbs is having a great season and has some very good wins including pins over Liam Scott from Cornwall and NFA’s Chris Leggett who sits at #4 right behind Nick York from Kingston who’s our #3. York missed most of the season but is wrestling regularly now and has wins over Leggett and Shammgod from MW who is a wrestler to watch here. Our #5 at 189 D1 is the aforementioned Cornwall senior Liam Scott who went 1-2 at the ESC. Our Lady of Lourdes senior Matt Krauza is our top ranked wrestler at 189 D2. Krauza took home the title at the Henrick Hudson Tournament and still has only one loss on the year – the finals of the Mid-Hudson. Krauza’s closest win this year was a 5-4 decision over Port Jervis sophomore Maddox McCormick who is our #2 here. This has the potential to be a great final at the S9 D2 tournament! Akil Williams from Chester cannot be overlooked at this weight!

215 Pounds – Division 1
1. Ethan Gallo (Minisink Valley) – senior
2. Gavin Furst (Cornwall) – senior
3. Fernand Vera (Middletown) – senior
4. Jayden Calloway (Beacon) – junior
5. Dante Joseph (Goshen) – senior

215 Pounds – Division 2
1. Matthew Oosterom (Port Jervis) – junior
2. Charles Batista (Our Lady of Lourdes) – senior

Ethan Gallo has left no doubt over who is the best 215-pound wrestler in Section 9 D1. The Minisink Valley senior just placed 2nd in perhaps the toughest bracket at the Eastern States Classic and has laser focus on garnering his second state title in Albany in February. Gallo’s only loss at ESC was to a nationally ranked D2 wrestler – Gallo himself is ranked 14th in the nation by MatScouts and 12th by FloWrestling. Gavin Furst from Cornwall is our #2 here and he went 2-2 at ESC. Our new #3 at 215 D1 is Fernand Vera from Middletown. Vera has notch recent wins over Jayden Calloway from Beacon and Dante Joseph from Goshen who were previously #3 and #4 but have now dropped to #4 and #5. Equally as dominant on the Division 2 side at 215 is Matt Oosterom. The Port Jervis junior, who placed 5th in NYS last season, went 2-2 at the ESC and had a win by pinfall over Furst from Cornwall. Batista from Our Lady of Lourdes has seen limited action thus far this year but has some solid wins and he was a state qualifier last year so we will keep him at #2 at 215 D2.

285 Pounds – Division 1
1. Stephan Monchery (Middletown) – junior
2. Aiden DeEntremont (Goshen) – senior
3. Rahmiere Bradley (Middletown) – junior
4. Aiden Gove (Minisink Valley) – senior
5. Jesse Corces (Monticello) – senior

285 Pounds – Division 2
1. Logan Ormond (New Paltz) – senior
2. Luke Daniels (Red Hook) – senior

Middletown junior Stephan Monchery just keeps getting better and better! We can add “2023 Eastern States Classic – Champion” to his list of accolades! Monchery not only won the tournament, but he did so in convincing fashion by pinning returning state finalist Sebastian Regis from East Islip in the finals! We have a new #2 at 285 D1 in Aiden DeEntremont. The Goshen senior placed 8th at the ESC and he also notched a win by fall at the Section 9 Duals over previous #2, Rahmiere Bradley from Middletown. Bradley, a 2022 state qualifier, is still having a great season and is now #3 here. Minisink senior Aiden Gove went 2-2 at ESC and cannot be overlooked. He sits at #4 at 285 D1 and Monticello’s Jesse Corces has been extremely impressive but in limited action this year. Corces’s only loss this year has been to Oosterom from Port Jervis. The 285-weight class in S9 D2 could be great to watch in February! Our #1 here is New Paltz senior Logan Ormond who looked great at ESC. Ormond made it all the way to the semis and placed 5th in a very tough bracket. Our 2nd ranked wrestler here is Luke Daniels from Red Hook who recently took 3rd at the Mormile Tournament and then pinned his way through the Scarsdale Tournament.

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