Each July USA wrestling host the Cadet Greco and Freestyle Nationals and just like past years Fargo Dome @ North Dakota State University was the host of this event. It has been a few years since a Fauquier has had any wrestler participate in this summer wrestling event as one of the up and coming wrestlers Matt Raines worked hard to make the Virginia team and improved on his international game.
On July 15, Matt Raines first participated in the Greco Nationals were he went 1-2.
Matt Raines @ Cadet Nationals
Round 1: Matt Raines (Virginia) over Thomas Beishke (New Jersey) (Dec 1-4,6-0,3-1)
Round 2: Troy Wilson (Washington) over Matt Raines (Virginia) (Dec 4-3,3-0)
Round 3: Austin Kraisser (Maryland) over Matt Raines (Virginia) (Dec 0-1,4-2,1-0)
Then on July 18, Matt Raines participated in Cadet Freestyle portion of their Fargo journey were he ended up with a 3-2 record.
Round 1: Matt Raines (Virginia) over Justin Atkinson (Indiana) (Dec 2-0,7-0)
Round 2: Matt Raines (Virginia) over Luis Marban (Arizona) (Fall 6-1,1:22)
Round 3: Matt Raines (Virginia) over Pizzino Hunter (Ohio) (Dec 4-0,5-0)
Round 4: Joshua Wenger (Iowa) over Matt Raines (Virginia) (Dec 4-0,3-2)
Round 5: Austin Kraisser (Maryland) over Matt Raines (Virginia) (Dec 2-0,3-2)
Congratulation to Matt as he has worked hard this summer to represent Virginia at the Cadet Nationals
Round 3: Cadet Freestyle - Matt Raines vs Pizzino Hunter (Ohio)