Another winter season brings the Varsity Wrestling Team back to the mat hoping to add another year to the banners in the wrestling room. Captains Sean Rayment, Pete Tedesco, and DJ Demetri all remember the upsetting loss just two years ago in the 2013-2014 season to the Brooks School for ISL dual-meet champion. With another series of losses to the Brooks School in the ISL’s Graves-Kelsey Tournament and the ISL dual-meet last year, the entire team should be hungry for revenge. Our varsity team looks to fill each of the 14 weight classes with returning seniors and a handful of new freshman. Some also expect great seasons from those younger standouts who were on the team last year such as Seth Israel and Phil Conigliaro (now Sophomores) and Will Ryan (now Junior).
The Wrestling Team jumps into their season hard and fast bouncing from three tournaments and wrestling five schools in just two weeks. The Caruso Tournament down in New Jersey on December 5 kicks off the year and the first league match is the following Wednesday on December 9th, at home, at 4:00 PM, against Governor’s Academy. That Saturday, the 12th, Belmont Hill will meet four other teams at Tabor Academy including Choate Rosemary Hall, Deerfield Academy, and Worcester Academy for a long day of nonstop, nonleague action. Then the Wrestling team will look forward to the Beast of the East and Battle on the Bay tournaments exactly a week later. With the season just beginning, hours of sweat and hard work have already been put towards the thought of success down the Jordan Athletic Center. I look forward to the rest of the season and the mid-season report and wish this year’s Varsity Wrestling Team the best of luck on their endeavor.