Final Individual Rankings – Updated 2/4/23

These will be the final individual rankings of the 2022-2023 season. The only rankings that truly matter will be settled next week at the Section 9 Wrestling Championships. The Division 1 tournament will take place on Friday (2/10) and Saturday (2/11) at Monroe Woodbury High School. The Division 2 tournament will take place on Sunday (2/12) at SUNY Ulster.

Ranking versus Seeding
As we approach the Section 9 tournaments, I feel it’s a good time to remind everyone the difference between rankings and seedings. Rankings are simply the opinion of the person doing the rankings. Tournaments such as the Section 9 tournament or the NYSPHSAA Championship tournament are seeded by a mathematical system. The seeding formula and rankings are completely unrelated. The rankings you see here, or on any other website for that matter, have absolutely no bearing on the seeding a wrestler receives – none!

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. Gabriel McNally (Pine Bush) – sophomore
HM. Kelly Sullivan (Monroe Woodbury) – 7th grade
HM. Gabriel Simpson (Minisink Valley) – freshman

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

NFA, Valley Central and Wallkill were all at the Jeff Cuilty Duals and there were no results that would cause a change in the top 4. Merli suffered a loss, but it was to a kid from Section 11. Soto pinned Futia. Vass pinned McNally at the Gene Brigham. This is where things get tricky… McNalley beat Sullivan from Monroe Woodbury 2-0 and Simpson from Minisink Valley beat McNally 5-4 utb at the Gene Brigham. Sullivan defeated Simpson twice this year 9-2 and 12-2. We’ll go with McNally as our new #5 and have Sullivan and Simpson as HM. Warwick’s Garret Judd is still one to watch here. In Division 2, Port Jervis’s Charlie Wylie made it to the finals of the Gene Brigham but was injured in the semis so forfeited to Vass in the finals. She also skipped the NYSPHSAA Girls Invitational to rest her injury in preparation for Sections and States. We will keep Saugerties 8th grader Chrisjohn at #2 but Lorenzo Caserto from Marlboro keeps winning and can’t be overlooked.

110 Pounds – Division 1
1. Luke Satriano (Valley Central) – sophomore
2. Elijah Brown (Monroe Woodbury) – 7th grade
3. Brady Judd (Warwick) – sophomore
4. Jordan Busby (Newburgh Free Academy) – sophomore
5. Gianni Gennaro (Washingtonville) – 8th grade
HM. Logan Shultis (Kingston) – sophomore
HM. Jared Lupian-Reyes (Middletown) – sophomore
HM. Stetson Terpak (Minisink Valley) – freshman
HM. Liam McCarthy (Wallkill) – sophomore
HM. Miguel Nieves (Middletown) – freshman

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

No reason to change anyone in Division 1 or Division 2 but definitely some noteworthy results. In a matchup between arguably the two best 110-pound wrestlers in NYS, Valley Central’s Luke Satriano lost a 7-6 barnburner at the Jeff Cuilty Duals to D2 stud Gavin Mangano from Section 11 Shoreham Wading River. Satriano also teched Judd at the Cuilty Duals. Elijah Brown from Monroe Woodbury had a great showing against Merli from NFA. The match was tied 4-4 after the 2nd period before Merli scored four unanswered points and won 8-4. Since our last rankings, Judd has notched wins over #5 Gennaro, HM Terpak, HM McCarthy, and HM Nieves. Busby has notched six wins since our last rankings and Gennaro came is 2nd at the Gary Tiger Ridgefield Challenge. Middletown’s Jared Lupian Reyes has a win over HM McCarthy and a 5-2 loss to Judd and has entered the conversation here at 110 D1 and Kingston’s Logan Shultis has some nice wins this year including wins over fellow HMs Lupian and Terpak. In Division 2 both Ingrassia and O’Lena have struggled since our last rankings however none of the losses were to Section 9 D2 wrestlers so they remain our top 2 here.

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

118 Pounds – Division 2
1. Ewan Celestine (Red Hook) – sophomore
2. Bradley Gatto (Highland) – sophomore
HM. Nick Laskowski (Rondout Valley) – junior
HM. Alyssa Reed (Port Jervis) – junior
HM. Savannah Tittelback (Saugerties) – sophomore

Wallkill’s Futia has won every match by bonus points since our last rankings, and he remains #1 followed by our new #2 Marco Giumarra from Cornwall. Wyatt Boice from Minisink Valley, who recorded a win by pin fall over Weeden from Valley Central, is our new #3 followed by Piazza from Monroe at #4 then Weeden at #5. Martin Jr. from Middletown and Burgos from Washingtonville are both having solid seasons and should be watched here. Division 2 118 has a lot of depth. Celestine from Red Hook is still our favorite followed by Gatto from Highland, but we cannot overlook Laskowski, Reed or Tittelback!

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
HM. Viktor Banda (Wallkill) – junior
HM. Jacob Perales (Goshen) – junior
HM. Richard Urena (Pine Bush) – junior
HM. Nate Racz (Minisink Valley) – freshman
HM. Anthony Valicenti (Cornwall) – senior

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

No need to make any changed at 126 although it is worth mentioning again that this will, without question, be one of the best weight classes to follow at the Section 9 D1 tournament! There are no fewer than a half of a dozen wrestlers who can win this bracket on any given day! If everyone stays at this weight it would make it one of the most wide-open weight classes that I have ever seen in my many years of following Section 9 wrestling. Kirker is still the top dog at D2 here, but he cannot look past Port Jervis sophomore 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
HM. Michael Lombardi (Goshen) – junior

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

No changes in Division 1 or Division 2 at 132. Tresch has pinned Hayes and Pennell. Hayes pinned Pennell. Pennell decisioned Roger and pinned Aviles. Roger pinned Aviles. Lombardi is having a very good season and is HM here. Denier and Cranna are still top 2 here but Shields from Onteora can’t be overlooked.

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. Jayce Goldberg (Washingtonville) – junior
HM. Jude Betancourt (Beacon) – sophomore
HM. Aaron Caoili (Cornwall) – senior

138 Pounds – Division 2
1. Demetrius Massey (Red Hook) – senior
2. Vance Dyke (Saugerties) – senior
HM. Brenon Thiel (Onteora) – senior
HM. Connor Wilson (Our Lady of Lourdes) – freshman

Brown is still the clear #1 at 138 Division 1. His sights are set on a state title. Greco defeated McKernan is a razor close match! Could we see a rematch in the Section 9 semis? Greco also defeated #4 Norris and HM Caoili. New to the rankings is Washingtonville junior Jayce Goldberg who notched a nice win over Beacon’s Betancourt. Goldberg is our new #5 and Betancourt is now honorable mention along with Cornwall’s Caoili. On the Division 2 side, Massey defeated Van Dyke for the second time this year however both matches were very close. That could be a great D2 finals matchup but Brenon Thiel from Onteora is tough and could definitely make some noise here as can Connor Wilson from Our Lady of Lourdes who has gone the distance with Massey twice!

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

145 Pounds – Division 2
1. Michael Franco (Chester) – junior
2. Justin Coiteux (New Paltz) – junior
HM. Isaiah Hockx (Saugerties) – junior
HM. Reese Greathouse (Marlboro) – junior

The only change at 145 Division 1 is that we flip flop Accardo and Rosenblum because of the head-to-head win by Accardo. Greiner is still looking great, and Brady from Goshen just keeps winning! Segali, who recently picked up career win #100, is very solid at #3 here. Zion Joseph from Middletown has a few very close losses to wrestlers above him – he can definitely be in the hunt at Sections. Division 2 at 145 is pretty loaded! Franco is #1 with his head-to-head win over defending champ Coiteux. Coiteux still looks great, and we have both Isaiah Hockx and Reese Greathouse here. Any one of these four wrestlers can win the Section 9 D2 title on any given day.

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

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

Quite a shake-up at 152 in Division 1! Minisink freshman Filip takes over the top spot with his win over Aljamal from Washingtonville who now sits at #2. Cosgrove from Cornwall and Rizzo from Wallkill have traded wins recently, but we’ll go with Cosgrove at #3 because he has the most recent win. Morell from NFA drops to #5 followed by HMs Carcaterra and Holmes. Cole Cuppett is still our #1 in D2 followed by Jackson Bucci from Saugerties. Santangelo from Chester adds some depth to this weight and is honorable mention here.

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
HM. Jai Barnett (Wallkill) – senior
HM. Nico Franco-Coelho – senior
HM. Brody Timm (Beacon) – sophomore

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

No changes in the rankings at 160 for either division. Reed is on a mission for a state title and is top dog here followed by Morgan from MV who is looking very tough. Martini, Grant, and Weeden are all having very good seasons and our three HMs, Barnett from Wallkill, Franco-Coelho from Minisink, and Timm from Beacon, can’t be overlooked. Our top two in Division 2 are Christian Hockx from Saugerties and Frankie Shaw from Burke. Hockx looked great at state duals and Shaw just won the Edgemont tournament!

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
HM. Paul Lamparillo (Goshen) – junior
HM. Irvin Oestrich (Monticello) – senior
HM. Anthony Annacone (Wallkill) – junior

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

Filip is having an awesome year and is our clear #1. The MV senior defeated ESC 160-pound champion and Powerade place winner Gage LaPlante at the state duals. Cavallo from Cornwall stays at #2 followed by rival Joe Ponesse from NFA who is wrestling very well recently. Serafin from Washingtonville has a great record and our #5 this week is Mike Loundsbury from Minisink. Loundsbury has been wrestling very tough at 189 filling in for Ryder…at 172 he is going to be very competitive! Irvin Oestrich from Monticello, Annacone from Wallkill and Lamparillo from Goshen cannot be overlooked and will definitely be in contention for a sectional medal here at 172 D1. Chester senior Marcus Colon is still our #1 at 172 D2 followed by Nathan Towne from Ellenville.

189 Pounds – Division 1
1. Zack Ryder (Minisink Valley) – junior
2. Braydon Pennell (Pine Bush) – senior
3. Bryson Tibbs (Middletown) – junior
4. Nick York (Kingston) – senior
5. Chris Leggett (Newburgh Free Academy) – sophomore
HM. Alexander Khalil (Beacon) – senior
HM. Liam Scott (Cornwall) – senior
HM. Eryk Shammgod (Monroe Woodbury) – senior

189 Pounds – Division 2
1. Matthew Krauza (Our Lady of Lourdes) – senior
2. Maddox McCormick (Port Jervis) – sophomore
HM. Akil Williams (Chester) – senior
HM. Cole Nelson (Red Hook) – senior

He’s baaaaccckkkkk!!!! Minisink Valley junior Zack Ryder, the #1 ranked wrestler in the nation at his weight class, is officially back! Ryder made his 2022-2023 debut at the state dual meet tournament – three matches, three first period pins! His return makes 189 a very interesting weight class because our #2 wrestler, Braydon Pennell, and our #3 wrestler, Bryson Tibbs, are both returning state qualifiers who have the potential to place at this year’s state tournament. As you know, in Section 9 only two wrestlers per weight class can go to the state tournament. Will we see an epic semifinal between Pennell and Tibbs or will one of them take their chances up at 215? York has missed most of the season but has wins over #5 Leggett and HM Shammgod so he’s #4. Leggett, Shammgod and our other HMs Alex Khalil from Beacon and Liam Scott from Cornwall are all in the hunt here. Krauza and Maddox are on a crash course for a great Division 2 showdown at 189 but we cannot forget about Chester’s Akil Williams or Red Hook’s Cole Nelson who are definitely ones to watch!

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

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

Gallo is dominating the competition and is our clear #1 however #’s 2, 3, and 4 just got interesting. Vera has a win over Calloway…Calloway just defeated Furst and Furst has a pair of recent wins over Vera. We will go with Calloway at #2, Furst at #3 and Vera at #4 but these three wrestlers are clearly very equal! Vera has a recent win over Goshen senior Dante Joseph who stays at #5. Jacob DeJesus from Washingtonville is having a very solid sophomore year at 215 D1 and is a HM here. In D2 Port Jervis junior Matt Oosterom is the heavy favorite her and has the potential to improve on his 5th place showing at the state tournament in Albany. His biggest challenge at the D2 S9 tournament may come from Batista from OLL who is looking to make his second trip to Albany.

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
HM. Cam Dalton (Monroe Woodbury) – senior

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

No changes at 285 in Division 1. Monchery keeps marching toward his ultimate goal…a state title! DeEntremont stays #2 followed by Monchery’s teammate, Rahmiere Bradley. Gove from Minisink is looking very good this year as is Jesse Corces from Monticello. They sit at #4 and #5 respectively. Monroe Woodbury senior Cam Dalton has steadily improved all season and has a very good chance of placing here so we’ll list him as our HM. In Division 2 we have a new #1 at 285! Luke Daniels from Red Hook takes over the top spot with a win by fall over Logan Ormond who now sits at #2. Daniels’s teammate Mark Paschal is having a very good season and is our HM here.

6 thoughts on “Final Individual Rankings – Updated 2/4/23”

  1. More boys have a chance at 138 D2. My boy Brenon Thiel who has a recent win over your D1 #5. And Conor Wilson of Lourdes who went the distance twice with Massey .

    1. You are 100% correct…he has wins over two other HM and I forgot to include him…he’s there now…thank you

  2. Mike, Very nice job with the analysis. Also Starpoint’s season was canceled due to an incident. They had two place winners last year that were not allowed to compete, Griffin and Gage Laplante.

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