It’s been a successful year for the Silver Lake High wrestling team so far this season.
The Lakers have enjoyed their share of success, and as of the start of this week, they were 15-10 on the season. On January 31, they picked up wins over Barnstable, Middleboro and Weston in a quad meet. Two days prior, they defeated Scituate 45-29. That put them on a four match win streak and means they have won six of their past seven matches.
Kyle Cipullo (heavyweight) and Chase Perkins (160) have been among the team’s top wrestlers this season. Cipullo got a pin in the team’s win over Scituate to finish the match. Additionally, wrestlers like Will Barkowsky (152), Will Hesketh (220), Scott Snell (106), Cam Turner (170), Michael Voci (182) and Pat Ganley (126) have thrived, posting winning records thus far. Injuries to Hesketh and Barkowsky early in the season put the team in a tough spot but since they have been back, the team has been stronger.
Plus, the team has a female wrestler, Sydney Diauto. She took second place at the Phillips Academy Invitational in the 106.3-pound weight class bracket on January 26. In total, the event features more than 80 competitors. During the regular season, the freshman has won multiple matches on varsity.
Experience is on the side of the Lakers this season. They have 10 upperclassmen on their roster this time around.
The team is coached by Wayne Reissfelder. A Silver Lake alum himself and Halifax native, he also serves as the Lakers head freshman football coach.
The Lakers have their final regular season meet of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 12 on the road against the Pembroke Titans (6:30 p.m. start time). After that, however, the Lakers will have individual wrestlers compete at sectionals and possibly in the state tournament if they perform well there.