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2011-12 Washington Post Individual Wrestling Rankings
by: The Washington Post Company - 4-14-2012

Congratulation to Matt Raines and Bennett Payne for both making The Washington All Met Honorable mention team, amoung wrestlers from Washington, Maryland, and Virginia. Great job! Washington Post All-Met ~ Final Individual rankings >>

592 Participants at MAWA
by: Jack Raines - 3-21-2012

I wanted to thank everyone so very much for their hard work this past weekend. I was told by many people both days and have received several emails since, praising our tournament as one of the most well run they have been to in quite awhile. For a tournament this size, those are great compliments to receive! Each person who volunteered their time served an important role. Each and every job was essential to making this entire thing come off. So for those who worked so hard long before the tournament got here, to ALL who worked hard during the tournament, and for those who worked to clean up and take care of things required after MAWA, I want to say THANK YOU!!!

Below are just some of the results on how we finished up:
Patrick Jordon - 1st place Bantam Division
Sam Fisher - 1st place Midget Division
Albie Snedaker - 2nd place Junior Division
Franco Camarca - 1st place Junior Division
Kyle Roche - 1st place Intermediate Division
Jonathan Walker - 2nd place Intermediate Division
Kyle Budd - 3rd place Intermediate Division
Joe DelGallo - 4th place Intermediate Division
Caleb Strum - 4th place Intermediate Division
Ray Bernot - 1st place Advanced Division
Matt Raines - 2nd place Advanced Division
Daniel Ariola - 2nd place Advanced Division
Jared Engh - 3rd place Advancded Division
David Counts - 3rd place Advanced Division
Marvin Ventura - 3rd place Advanced division
Jonathan Canon - 4th place Advanced Division
Andrew Smith - 4th place Advanced Division
Max Strum - 1st place Elite Division
Van Grimes - 4th Open Division

The top THREE place winners in this tournament will advance to the Southern Regional Tournament to be held on April April 14-15 at Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, MD. Then the top FOUR place winners in the Regional Tournament advance to the Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association’s Eastern National Championships on May 5-6 also at Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, MD. Good luck to all that look to move on to participate in these events.

Washington Post Team Rankings as of Mar. 14th
by: The Washington Post Company - 3-21-2012

Fauquier wrestling team holds on to a top 10 ranking as The Washington Post ranks them 7th amoung teams from Washington, Maryland, and Virginia. Great job team Fauquier. Washington Post All-Met ~ Final wrestling team rankings >>

2011-12 Fauquier Wrestling Awards
by: Ted Proctor - 3-08-2012

As the 2011-12 High School wrestling season comes to a close Fauquier Nation came together one more time for the winter sports recognition program. Fauquier Coach Doug Fisher hands out the team awards as much thanks goes out to the coaches, parents, managers, and the wrestlers for an outstanding season. Below are the varsity wrestlers that were honored with awards.

MVP: Tyler Budd
Coaches Award: Benett Payne
Iron Man: Matt Raines
Most Improved: Marco Tcheukado

Warhawks @ CAWL
by: Ted Proctor - 3-05-2012

On March the 4th the Fauquier Warhawk wrestling team traveled to Hayfield HS. in Alexandria, VA to compete in the in the 2012 CAWL Championship. This wrestling tournament was the final wrestling event of the Warhawk season as teams competed in this end of the season tournament. The Fauquier Warhawks had two champions this season as Max Pickett and Jonathan Walker where crowned CAWL champion. Max Pickett also was named most outstanding wrestler. The following is the how the wrestlers placed in this year’s event:

1st - Jonathan Walker 85lb and Max Pickett 122lb
3rd - Albie Sneadaker 70lb and Patrick Jordon 50lb
5th - Caleb Strum 90lb, Joe DelGallo 75lb
6th - Kyle Budd 80lb
8th - Gino Camarca 60lb and 105 Mikey Goodman

The Warhawks ending up going 7 - 6 for the season, great job team.

Chris Moon in the ACC Finals
by: Ted Proctor - 3-3-2012

Chris Moon has advanced to the finals of the ACC wrestling tournament and by doing so, he automatically qualifies for the NCAA National Tournament. Chris becomes the first Fauquier HS wrestler to advance to the NCAA Tournament. Congratulation Chris Moon.

Chris is wrestling for Virginia Tech at the 174 classification as the ACC wrestling tournament is being hosted in Chapel Hill, N.C. Chris Moon a #3 seed in his weight class won his first match 11-8 over the #6 seed Randy Roden from Duke.

Chris Moon then won a 2-1 Semi-finals match over #2 seed Quinton Godley from NC. State. Chris will go against the #1 seed Jimmy Sheptock from Maryland tonight in the finals. The finals will start at 7pm.

You can follow Chris Moon by going to the following links.

    ACC Wrestling     Watch Live     ACC Brackets

Finals update: #3 Chris Moon (VT) lost to #1 Jimmy Sheptock (MD) 10-2

We wish Chris Moon the best of luck as he will travel to St. Louis to compete in the NCAA National Tournament.

Read more on Chris Moon ~ an article from the Fauquier Time-Democrat: Former FHS wrestler Chris Moon makes ACC finals >>

The Falcons Give Thanks to Chik-fil-A
by: Ted Proctor - 2-29-2012

On February 23rd, the Fauquier Wrestling team and families were invited to have dinner at Chik-fil-A. During the wrestling season Chik-fil-A assisted in supporting the wrestling program during many of the wrestling events in providing chicken sandwiches. Chik-fil-A continued to support the team by giving out Milkshake coupons to all wrestlers and coaches who attend the dinner on this night. Thanks You Chik-fil-A!

Two Finalist, Eight Placers, and a 5th place AA State Finish
by: Ted Proctor - 2-24-2012

A season ending wrestling campaign such as the AA States wrestling tournament adds fuel to the fire for the best wrestlers from around the state to come together in Salem for one vision in mind, win a state title. But to simply make it to the state finals, you need to fight through your first three matches, and be at your best game. That’s why Fauquier’s Bennett Payne and Evan Oddenino showed Salem that they belong in the biggest show in the last match of the season. No excuses, just win baby as the Falcons were able to be represented by placing 8 wrestlers and maintained a 5th place finish at States. Fauquier Nation has proven faith this season as we now must say good bye to seven outstanding seniors; the tradition continues. Continue to read click here >>

The Falcons, TEAM determination can no longer be ignored
by: Ted Proctor - 2-14-2012

The 2012 Region II is over and the Falcons found themselves on top of the field claiming the first place trophy with 220.5 points and a 24 point lead over Millbrook. If you were not present at this year’s Regional tourney, words cannot express the high level of action packed wrestling that occurred at host Kettle Run HS. Team Fauquier found themselves right in a unpredictable storm as the gym in Kettle Run could not even keep its doors on the hinges. Continue to read click here >>

Washington Post Individual and Team Rankings as of Feb. 8th
by: The Washington Post Company - 2-9-2012

The Washington Post still has Fauquier wrestling holding onto 6th rank and Freshman Matt Raines moves up to being ranked 1st in his weight. This is the first time in histroy that the Washington Post has ranked a Fauquier Wrestlers number one. Washington Post All-Met Individual and Team Rankings>>

Fauquier Advances 13 wrestlers with 8 Champs to Regionals
by: Ted Proctor - 2-07-2012

It’s hard to believe that the Fauquier wrestling team has now won its seventh district title in a row as once again the high flying Falcons are Evergreen District Champs. On Saturday February 4th the 14 Falcon wrestlers did not have to travel away from their nest as they simply stepped on their home mat and carved up their prey. With 8 district champions, 1 runner-up, 4 third placers, and a fourth place finisher, the Falcons showed old and new Fauquier Nation folks that they have class and pound for pound were no match for the rest of the district teams. Continue to read click here >>

Bennett Payne Amassed 100 wins in just under 3 years
by: Ted Proctor - 2-01-2012

Once again the flying Falcons have another wrestler that has achieved the milestone of 100 wins. Congratulation to senior Bennett Payne as he reaches the 100th career win last Friday, Jan. 27th while the team was competing against Brentsville HS for a home double dual match. A night that also recognized those Fauquier senior wrestlers, Bennett found himself starting the event off first as he was the first match of the evening. His 100th win came with a quick first period fall over Robert Timer from Brentsville. Bennett then improved on this record by going 3-0 the very next day at the Forest Park Quad as he now has 103 career wins. Bennett is a three year varsity starter for Fauquier as he currently sits at 19th on the Falcons career individual wins. Bennett looks to gear up for the post season as Fauquier will host the district tournament this Saturday.

Fauquier JV @ Super Regional
by: Ted Proctor - 1-31-2012

Last weekend Fauquier sent a group of JV wrestlers to the JV Super Regional at Skyline HS in Front Royal. The following was a few results of team Fauquier:

Daniel Ariola: 5-0 (113 pound Champion)
Trevor Marable: 3-2
Andrew Smith: 2-2
Nick Geier: 2-2

Daniel Ariola had a first round bye, pinned his next 3 opponents and then won the finals by a score of 13-2. Daniel finished off the season with a record of 20-0. Congratulation to all!

Fauquier ends the regular season with big wins
by: Ted Proctor - 1-29-2012

On Friday, Jan. 27th the Falcons hosted a double district dual match where Liberty HS. competed with Brentsville HS. first and then following that match Fauquier wrestled their final district match verses Brentsville. This event took place in the Fauquier HS. old gym as there was a basketball game also scheduled on this same day taking place in the main gym. With much history in the old gym, a 7 year district dual winning streak that the Falcons were trying to obtain at stake, it was only fitting that the Falcons first would recognize all of the senior wrestlers and parents on the team as it was also senior night. Big shout out and thanks for the entire parent support to the wrestling program over the years. Fauquier Nation applauds. Continue to read click here >>

Tyler Budd wins 100 matches
by: Ted Proctor - 1-18-2012

Congratulation to Tyler Budd as he reaches the 100th career wins this past weekend at the Virginia Duals. During the 1st match with Deep Creek Tyler Budd won by pin over Ezekiel Smith; very cool to win the 100th by pin. He did not stay at that number long as he then went onto win two more matches (also by pins) verses Region foe Millbrook and Grundy as he now has 102 career wins. Tyler is a four year varsity starter for Fauquier as he currently sits at 17th on the Falcons career individual wins and looks to continue to move up as the season continues.

Grimes Wins a Pair of Bouts During “Shorty” Hitchcock Memorial Classic
by: VMIKeydets.com - 1-16-2012

MILELRSVILLE, Pa. – Five attached wrestlers represented VMI at the “Shorty” Hitchcock Memorial Classic on Sunday, hosted by Millersville University. Freshman Van Grimes fared well during the tournament, reaching the fourth round of consolations behind a pair of wins. Continue to read click here>>

Notice of Schedule Change
by: Ted Proctor - 1-16-2012

There has been a change in Fauquier schedule as the district match with Brentsville HS has been moved from this week to next Friday, Jan. 27, 2011. The Falcons have three more meets until the District tournament as the road to AA States is just five weeks away. Fauquier will be hosting the District tournament on Saturday, Feb 4, 2011 as they look to bring home their 7th straight district title.


Red Raider Rumble
District Dual
Forest Park Quad

Bellefonte, PA
Forest Park HS

Fauquier goes 1-2 at 32nd Virginia Duals
by: Ted Proctor - 1-16-2012

The Fauquier wrestling team must have proven to the Virginia Duals committee that this team’s effort with a 13 and 0 season record, being ranked 6th by the Washington Post, and winning 4 straight wrestling tournaments thus far must have been enough to have been granted the #1 seed in the American Division. But to earn these achievements thus far this season, the Falcons have had enough team effort to muscle victories week after week this season. That was not the case for the 32nd Virginia Duals as they found themselves shorthanded and in a pickle at the heavy weight classification as two of the Falcons’ losses came right down to the last match. Continue to read click here>>

American HS Division Bracket >>     Virginia Duals Home page >>

Virginia Duals is posting results on Track Wrestling >>

Washington Post Individual and Team Rankings as of Jan. 11th
by: The Washington Post Company - 1-12-2012

Washington Post has Fauquier ranked 6th and Freshman Matt Raines ranked 3rd in his weight: Washington Post All-Met Individual and Team Rankings>>

Fauquier over Warren Co. with 7 pins
by: by: Ted Proctor - 1-11-2012

On Wednesday, Jan. 11th the Fauquier wrestling team traveled to Liberty HS. to wrestle the Wildcats of Warren Co. HS. This was a schedule district match as Fauquier won 53-21. The Falcons had 10 wrestlers that won with 7 pins. The Falcons improve their season record to 13-0 and 3-0 in the district. Fauquier will now travel to Hampton VA this weekend Jan. 13th and 14th to compete in the Virginia Duals.

Match updates can be found: HERE >>

Washington Post Individual and Team Rankings as of Jan. 4th
by: The Washington Post Company - 1-10-2012

Washington Post has Fauquier ranked 7th: Washington Post All-Met Individual and Team Rankings>>

Fauquier wraps Mayhem and wins tourney
by: Ted Proctor - 1-8-2012

To have Fauquier enter and compete in a tournament such as the Mayhem at Millbrook one could say that Fauquier did get a little mayhem on their opponents just like those All State commercials that we see on TV. With 6 finalists and 11 wrestlers placing in this individual team tournament, once again Fauquier guaranties to be on top of the field which brought teams in from all corners of Our State. Fauquier won the Mayhem at Millbrook tourney by earning 222.5 points over Millbrook 202, Salem 156.5, JW Robinson 143.5 (last year’s AAA state champion team), Granby 128.5, and Centreville 111. Continue to read click here>>

Fauquier gets #1 seed at the Virginia Duals
by: Ted Proctor - 1-7-2012

The Virginia Duals are set for Jan. 13-14, 2011. The 32nd Virginia Duals will feature 22 college teams and 48 high schools along with a middle school tournament. The Falcons have traveled to this event for the past six year as they finished 2nd in the America Division last year and continues to be one of the best tournaments in the state of Virginia. Check out the below link of the bracket breakdown as Fauquier gets the number one seed in the American:

American High School Division Teams Updated >>

Virginia Duals Home page >>

Fauquier locks down home Tri-Meets
by: Ted Proctor - 01-01-2012

On Wednesday, Jan. 4th, Fauquier hosted Kettle Run and Liberty High School in a county district tri-meet. This event had three wrestling dual rounds where Kettle Run faced off against Liberty first with a stunning 57 to 21 Kettle Run victory. Fauquier wrestlers then took the home mat for the final two rounds of this tri-meet as they then cleaned their nest. Fauquier currently ranked 9th by the Washington Post keeps their unbeaten winning streak alive against Kettle Run and Liberty. Since Kettle Run opened in 2008-09 school year the Falcons have won all 3 matches in those years. On the other hand Fauquier now extends its winning streak to 10 straight years over Liberty. The overall and current record with Fauquier and Liberty now stands at 14 wins and 4 losses (favoring Fauquier). Continue to read click here>>

Fauquier goes 5-0 and wins host tournament
by: Ted Proctor - 12-31-2011

For 12 years Fauquier has hosted the Falcon Duals where they have traditionally had five other wrestling teams come into the nest of the Falcons to compete in a 5 round head-to-head dual meet. At the end of the day, this holiday wrestling tournament hands out a 1st and 2nd place team trophy and 1st and 2nd individual medals (at each weight class). With Fauquier already competing in three away meets with some great season success thus far (earning 1st place in two of the three meets), the Falcons now found themselves flapping their wings in front of the local Fauquier Nation fans hosting their first home meet this season. Yes the Falcons did put on a show dominating each round; all one has to do is to look at the box scores to see the point margin as the team now improves on its undefeated 10-0 season. Continue to read click here>>

A Glance at the Falcon season
by: Ted Proctor - 12-29-2011

The Fauquier High School wrestling team is well into its season and is continuing its success where they left off from last year. Over the next two weeks the Falcons will have five meets that will have them on mat competing to improve on their current undefeated 5-0 start. The Falcons may have started on a roll with two first place finishes at NOVA Classic tournament and Musselman Duals but will have their work cut out for them over the next two weeks. Fauquier will host the Falcons Duals tomorrow, and then they also will be home again on Wednesday, Jan 4th in a tri-meet with some district foe. Below is the schedule for the next two weeks.


Falcon Duals
District Tri
Mayhem at Millbrook
District Dual (Warren County)
Virginia Duals

Hampton, VA

Fauquier and Coach Fisher gets noted in the Washington Post
by: The Washington Post Company - 12-21-2011

Click here to read: Wrestling notebook: Spalding begins the season on top >>

Fauquier Cruise to Musselman Duals Victory
by: Ted Proctor - 12-20-2011

As week three comes to a close once again the Falcons are flying high with another 1st place finish at the Musselman Duals at Musselman High School in Inwood, West Virginia. This was a one day event where teams were placed into 2 (4) team pools. Team Falcons wrestled 3 matches in their first pool as they won each match in a blow out. Continue to read click here>>

Washington Individual and Team Rankings
by: The Washington Post Company - 12-17-2011

Washington Post Individual and Team Rankings: Washington Post All-Met Team Rankings>>

226 pts. as Fauquier pins its way through to WIN the NOVA Classic
by: Ted Proctor - 12-11-2011

The Northern classic is a double elimination wrestling tournament that Fairfax HS has been hosting for the past 23 years. It's a tournament that draws in 32 Northern Region public and private schools in the Washington metro area. This classic is set-up with a 32 man bracket in each weight class that hands out medals to the top 8 wrestlers in each weight class. Continue to read click here>>

Fauquier takes 4th at the Elite Open
by: Ted Proctor - 12-04-2011

To kick-off the wrestling season the Fauquier Falcons traveled to Skyline HS. in Front Royal, Virginia on Dec. 3rd to compete in the Elite Open. With last year’s AAA state championship team Robinson HS. and AA state power house Christiansburg HS. in attendance, the Falcons had to face the top wrestlers in the state as they came to battle with one thing in mind, grapple with the best. But Coach Fisher would not have it any other way to start the season competing with the top ranked teams in the states. To be the best, you must beat the best. Continue to read click here>>

Fauquier County Adds Middle School Wrestling
by: Ted Proctor - 11-15-2011

Fauquier County has now expanded and opened its doors to Middle School Wrestling. With the support and funding from the Fauquier Sports Foundation and a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Warrenton, the sport of wrestling can now be reached to all county youth in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Any Fauquier County middle school student can join this after school program. Continue to read click here>>

Fauquier Nation says thanks to Coach Steve Friend
by: Ted Proctor - 8-24-2011

On Friday, August 19th, Fauquier Nation hosted a Pool Party at Chestnut Forks in honor of Coach Steve Friend who announced his retirement from coaching wrestling this past summer. His 10 plus years as an assistant head coach and head coach is partly the reason why the Fauquier wrestling program has become one of the successful wrestling programs in the state of Virginia. Below are just some wrestling stats that occurred while Coach Steve Friend was coaching, as a Falcon since 2001:

District Champs, 56
Regional Champs, 20
State Champs, 6
State placewinners, 46 Continue to read click here>>

Fauquier Host 2nd Wrestling Camp
by: Jim Wells - 7-26-2011

Fauquier held its second annual high school prep wrestling camp 7-19 to 7-22. In an era of declining numbers and cancellation of camps, we were pleased to have an increase in numbers. Continue to read click here>>

Fauquier @ PSU wrestling camp
by: Ted Proctor - 7-19-2011

For the second summer in a row, the Fauquier wrestling team including middle-schoolers and coaching staff traveled north to Penn State University for a 4 day intensive wrestling team camp. One must be completely thrilled to have the opportunity to step on campus of the National Champions Nittany Lions and spend the week training under Cael Sanderson the Head Wrestling Coach of PSU. Thrilling maybe, challenging absolute as team Fauquier rolled into campus with a vision of learning and improving on their skill level. Continue to read click here>>

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