2022 Class 3 state champion Whitfield wrestling team
Whitfield wrestler pins an opponent during a match
2 students in a wrestling match at a top private high school in Missouri
Wrestler with his arm raised in victory after winning a match
Whitfield wrestler during a match
Whitfield wrestler drives an opponent to the mat during a match
2 students in a wrestling match at a private high school in St. Louis
2021 Whitfield varsity wrestling Class 3 state championship team photo

Whitfield's wrestling program is one of the school's most highly regarded and winningest athletic programs. Individual athletes, coaches, and teams have enjoyed huge success since the program's inception. Many Whitfield wrestlers have gone on to wrestle at the collegiate level and beyond. Scroll down to read about the Whitfield Wrestling winning tradition.  

2022-2023 Varsity Wrestling

2023 varsity wrestling team


2022-2023 Season

The varsity wrestling team won 2nd place in the Class 3 MSHSAA Boys State Championships. 

State Qualifiers
Yashua Amen ’25 (120 lbs)
*Jackson Bassett ’26 (106 lbs)
*Noah Bourke ’23 (150 lbs)
*Ben Carter ’23 (113 lbs)
*Caleb Carter '25 (132 lbs)
Adrian Harrold ’24 (215 lbs)
*Porter Matecki ’24 (126 lbs)
Pat Miley ’24 (185 lbs)
*AJ Rallo '23 (138 lbs)
*Rome Tate ’25 (144 lbs)
*individual district champion

Individual Champions
126 lbs: Porter Matecki '24 (3x individual state champion)
138 lbs: AJ Rallo '23 (4x individual state champion)
150 lbs: Noah Bourke '23

Additional State Medalists
106 lbs: Jackson Bassett '26 (2nd place)
132 lbs: Caleb Carter '25 (3rd place)
144 lbs: Rome Tate '25 (5th place)
120 lbs: Yashua Amen '25 (6th place)

Additional season highlights include:

  • Class 3, District 2 tournament championship (22nd district team title in 23 years.) The Warriors won seven of the 14 individual district championships and qualified 10 wrestlers for the MSHSAA wrestling championships. 
  • Thrasher Tournament championship - 1st place out of 42 teams.
  • 61st Annual Granite City Red Schmitt Holiday Tourney championship - 1st in program history.

Post-Season Honors
Missouri Wrestling Coaches Association 
Academic All-State: Yashua Amen '25, Ben Carter '23, Caleb Carter '25
Class 3 State Wrestler of the Year: AJ Rallo '23
Class 3, District 2 Head Coach of the Year: Charlie Sherertz
Class 3, District 2 Assistant Coaching Staff of the Year: Whitfield

St. Louis Post-Dispatch All Metro
Jackson Bassett '26 (2nd team)
Noah Bourke '23 (2nd team)
Porter Matecki '24 (1st team)
AJ Rallo '23 (1st team)

St. Louis Wrestling Officials Association
 All-St. Louis Team: Noah Bourke '23 , AJ Rallo '23 
Presidential Award of Excellence: AJ Rallo ’23
Ryan Griffin Memorial Scholarship: AJ Rallo ’23

Season Recaps

Program History



Collegiate Wrestlers

Jeff Knipper ’03, John Carroll University 
Drake Hovis ’04, Cornell University
Dan Tulley ’04, Duke University
Ryan Mango ’09, Stanford University
Jason Ott ’09, Princeton University
Conor Hovis ’10, North Carolina State
Ethan Sherertz ’12, Maryville University
Chris Wilkes ’13, North Carolina State
Will Hahn ’13, Duke University
Derrick Swaney ’14, Maryville University
Rodney Hahn ’14, US Naval Academy
Kurtis Hahn ’16, US Merchant Marine Academy
Dylan Shotwell ’17, Maryville University
Michael McAteer ’18, West Point
Max Darrah ’18, West Point and Maryville University
Zac Russell ’19, Lindenwood University
Connor McAteer ’20, US Merchant Marine Academy
Logan Ferrero ’21, Duke University