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Chris Moon headed to the D1 NCAA men’s Wrestling Tournament
by: Ted Proctor - 3-11-2014

    Chris Moon
   picture taken by Hokies Sports
Chris Moon is making a statement by becoming the first Fauquier native to be a two time qualifier to the National wrestling tournament. With a 21 and 7 record this season Chris will strap on his headgear one last time this season and battle 33 other wrestlers from around to country to be named National Champion.

See: NCAA Brackets for all 10 weight classes.

Last week at the ACC Men’s wrestling conference tournament, Chris Moon wrestling 165 lbs for Virginia Tech finished third and earned a wildcard to the NCAA tournament.

ACC Tournament results:
First Round: def. #7 Max Rohskopf (NCSU), MD 10-0
Semifinals: lost to #3 John Michael Staudenmayer (UNC), 2-1
Consolations: def. #5 Marcus Cain (DUKE), MD 10-2
Third-Place Match: def. #4 Geno Morelli (PITT), 8-2

Redshirting for the Hokies during his sophomore year (12-13) Chris took a 2nd place finish at 174lbs in the ACC during his freshmen year (11-12) and advanced to the NCAA then. Not placing at the national tournament he was the sole freshmen to make the NCAA wrestling tournament for the Virginia Tech squad.

NCAA First Round: Chris will be aligned with Nick Sulzer from Virginia for his first round match this weekend. The NCAA tournament will be a double elimination brackets format as the top 8 wrestlers are named All-Americans. We wish Chris Moon the best of luck as he will travel to Oklahoma City, Okla-Chesapeake Energy Arena to compete in the NCAA National Tournament.

See Virginia Tech Wrestling Article on team: Hokies Sports Wrestling

Fauquier will host MAWA
by: Ted Proctor - 3-10-2014

Detail-The Fauquier Wrestling team will be hosting a District Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Association (MAWA) Qualifier for the South MAWA Regionals on Saturday and Sunday March 22-23. With that said, the Fauquier wrestling program will need volunteer help running tables. Please contact Cheryl Budd at if you maybe can help out.

To register for the 2014 MAWA wrestling tournament all participants will need to complete the Online Paperless Tourney Registration and payment through PayPal. The Entry Fee for MAWA will be $30.00 to be completed through the Online Registration link below. No Walk-In Registrations Will Be Accepted. The Registration Deadline will be Thursday, March 20 @ Midnight. More detail of the event can be found by visiting the below links.

The MAWA Tournament Flyer:

Online Registration:

The top 3 place winners in the District Tournament advance to the MAWA South Regional at Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, MD. The top 4 place winners in the Regional Tournament advance to the MAWA Eastern National Championships.

CAWL-Beltway season tourney, Team Award Nights, and MAWA
by: Ted Proctor - 3-3-2014

Over the next two weeks Fauquier Wrestling programs will be participating and hosting many events. Please review them all as more details of each event will be posted as we get closer to each date.

CAWL Championships: The final wrestling season date for team Warhawks wrestling will be the CAWL Beltway tournament. this event is set for Sunday, March 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - Hayfield Secondary School, Alexandria. More detail of event will go through head coaches Bruce Kerns and Jeff Budd.

BoPWC: This is the team off-season wrestling club that will start practice next week Tuesday, March 11 from 4:30-6:30pm. See link for Registration Form on the BoPWC web site > >

Youth Wrestling Banquet: The Federation and Team Warhawks will host there end of the season wrestling banquet on Thursday, March 13. The schedule is for the youth and families to eat from 6-6:45 pm, then introduction of HS wrestlers at 6:45pm followed by the youth awards ceremony to begin at 7pm.

High School Winter Sports Awards Night: On Wednesday, March 19th the wrestling team will meet and eat at Chick Fil-A @ 5:00pm. A team picture with the Chick Fil-A Cow taken promptly at 5:30pm. The team will then travel to the Winter Sports Awards Night at Fauquier HS at 7:00pm where coach Fisher will issue out the teams awards.

MAWA host by Fauquier: Fauquier will be hosting a District Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Association (MAWA) Qualifier for the South MAWA Regionals on Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23. Many needed volunteer to help running tables and other areas-More information will be forthcoming.

Three FHS wrestlers win state titles; team places 2nd
by: Mark Trible, Sports Editor - Friday, February 26

Team gets local Press Coverage. Fauquier Now > >

Fauquier wrestling ties best team finish at state with unprecedented 3 champions
by: Jeff Malmgren - Saturday, Feb. 22

Team gets local Press Coverage. Fauquier.com > >

Fauquier @ the 4A State Wrestling Tournament
by: Ted Proctor - 2-20-2014

Salem, VA-Fauquier earns 2nd place finish at the 4A State Meet. Lots of pictures of event can be found on Facebook:
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Team Results
Handover 96
Fauquier 90.5
Smithfield 88.5

Individual Results
113 Daniel Ariola-State Champ.
126 Kyle Roche-4th Place
138 Matt Raines -State Champ.
145 Garrett Tingen -State Champ.
152 Clifford Harrison -4th Place

Day 1 UPDATE: As day 1 ends and day 2 begins team Fauquier will be geared up for one more match today. Two wrestlers will battle for a 3rd place as three others will try to win the state title. Currently three teams are ahead of the Fauquier as the team title is still up for grabs.

Full team results can be found here: Click here >>

TEAM BRAKETS: 113 | 126 | 138 | 145 | 152

More information and pictures can be found on Facebook:
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Fauquier’s Ariola and Raines aim for state titles
by: Mark Trible, Sports Editor - Friday, February 21

Team gets local Press Coverage. Fauquier Now > >

Falcons grapplers show mettle with 4 region titles Rankings
by: Mark Trible, Sports Editor - February 18, 2014

Team gets local Press Coverage. After taking 2nd place at the 4A Region North yesterday team Fauquier has a good write-up by the Fauquier Now online newspaper. Fauquier Now > >

Fauquier @ the 4A Region North Wrestling Tournament
by: Ted Proctor - 2-17-2014

   Team Fauquier - 2nd place
REGION WRESTLING FINAL UPDATE: Congratulations to Team Fauquier for taking 2nd place in the 4A Region North wrestling tournament. Team went 4-0 in the finals with 2 pins as four wrestlers take home the gold.

Below are the teams and individual results.

Sherando 187.5
Fauquier 161
Eastern View 144.5

113 Daniel Ariola-1st Place
126 Kyle Roche -1st Place
138 Matt Raines-1st Place
145 Garrett Tingen-1st Place
152 Clifford Harrison 3rd Place
160 Vito Camarca 6th Place
182 Andrew Smith 6th place

Full team results can be found here: Click here >>

More information details and pictures can be found on Facebook:
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Fauquier blows roof off gym at Conference 22
by: Ted Proctor - 2-10-2014

   Team Fauquier - 1st place

pictures taken by Tyler Marable

Through the years from 2006 through 2012 Fauquier had a seven year streak of winning the District tournament. Losing the title last year by one team point, Fauquier worked hard to earn the wins to bring home the 2014 first place trophy once again. Focused and engaged wrestling which ran through this 2013-14 team. But it was not the district trophy anymore it’s a new one that reads the Conference 22 Champions on the trophy face as the Fauquier tradition continues. Read More > >

Fauquier muscles through two dual matches
by: Ted Proctor - 2-4-2014

Are you ready to wrestle? This maybe a common theme for a lot of wrestling coaches to say before a match but to step out onto the mat and wrestle any top rank 6A team in the state like Forest Park and Woodbridge you’re going to need to be ready. Read More > >

Ariola, Roche, and Tingen are Ultimate Challenge Champs
by: Ted Proctor - 1-26-2014

   Daniel Ariola - 1st place

pictures taken by Ted Proctor

Did you find yourself sitting at home itching to wrestle this past weekend? For team Fauquier that was almost the case. On Friday as the team prepared to compete in the District Duals the next day (Saturday) at Kettle Run HS the news came out that this six team dual event was cancelled. Fauquier was subjected to this type of cancelation a few weeks ago when they were slated to attend the Mayhem at Millbrook where they also were told by Fauquier County that all activities were cancelled. Read More > >

More information details and pictures can be found on Facebook:
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Fauquier Youth wrestlers competed at the Virginia Challenge
by: Debbie Raines - 1-26-2014

    Team Fauquier
On January 25 Fauquier had many youth wrestlers that traveled to Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond for the Virginia Challenge Middle School and Elementary School States. The Fauquier Wrestling Club brought members of their local team and had several state placers in this highly competitive one day wrestling tournament where 455 wrestlers competed and over 1000 matches were wrestled.

The following is the kids that participated and placed at this event:

Front Row: William and Patrick Jordon
Second Row: Franco Camarca (145lbs) second place , Kyle Budd (100lbs) first place, Sam Fisher (120lbs) third place, Albie Snedaker (85 lbs) third place, Joe DelGallo(90lbs) fourth place, Ethan Jordon (112 lbs), Gino Camarca (75lbs) 5th place
Not pictured: PJ Winner(95 lbs), Mitch Kuhns (75lbs) and Reece Kuhns (65lbs) sixth place.

Fauquier posts 4 wins at Conference play
by: Ted Proctor - 1-20-2014

    Team Fauquier
On the morning of Saturday, Jan.18th that brought a slight snow dusting in the Warrenton area the Conference 22 Duals were set with four wrestling mats down on the gym floor.

Not only did Fauquier have to battle the cold elements outside this morning but also had the number one 4A ranked Eastern View HS to compete against at days’ end.

A day that had fans witnessing Matt Raines reaching his 100th career win was also followed by Fauquier running through district foe Chancellor (63-4), Courtland (63-18), King George (42-24), and county rival Liberty HS (53-21). This only had spectators really waiting for the match-up between Fauquier and Eastern View in round five. The first four matches for both teams could have been classified as a warm-up leading into the final round. Read More > >

Chris Moon 4-0 at Virginia Duals
by: Ted Proctor - 1-16-2014

    Chris Moon interview Virginia Duals
On Jan.10-11 the 15th-ranked Virginia Tech wrestling team took a 3rd place at the Virginia Duals as the Hookies were lead by Junior Chris Moon (Fauquier). Chris is wrestling for Virginia Tech at the 165 classification down from 174. In 2012 Moon advanced to the finals of the ACC and qualifies for the NCAA National Tournament that year.

Currently trackwrestling.com is posting a 11-5 record. Below are his results while at the Duals. Keep up the good work Mr. Moon!

Chris Moon (Virginia Tech) won by decision over Travis Leiskau (Nebraska-Kearney) 6-2.

Chris Moon (Virginia Tech) won by decision over Zachary Towers (Edinboro) 6-3.

Chris Moon (Virginia Tech) won by decision over Tyler Buckwalter (Kent State) 5-3.

Chris Moon (Virginia Tech) won by decision over Ramon Santiago (Rider) 7-4

See Virginia Tech Wrestling Article: Hookies Sports Wrestling

Fosters Grille- Dining for Dollar$
by: Ted Proctor - 1-16-2014

Saturday, Jan. 18 AFTER the Conference Duals – Fauquier Nation would like everyone to please come to Fosters Grille for dinner. The wrestling club will earn 10% of all proceeds from sales during the time frame 4pm-10 pm for anyone who presents the flier at Fosters Grille. The link below is the "Dining For Dollar$" flier that you will need to print out.

  Fosters Grille- Dining for Dollar$ - Print off

Fauquier takes 4th at the Virginia Duals
by: Ted Proctor - 1-14-2014

    4th @ the Virginia Duals
Hampton Coliseum and the Virginia Duals has become a wrestling tradition. If you enjoy wrestling then you need to pencil in The Virginia Duals on your calendar each year. January 9-10, 2015 is the date for next year’s event. Since 2007 the Fauquier wrestling team has traveled to the VA Duals to show that Fauquier wrestling can compete nationwide and showcase their talent. Read More > >

History at the Virginia Duals: See History

Daniel Ariola is the MMM Champion
by: Ted Proctor - 12-31-2013

   Team Fauquier 3rd place
On Dec. 27th and 28th the Fauquier Wrestling team traveled to Cantonsville Maryland for the 10th Annual Mount Mat Madness wrestling tournament. This was a 31 team event as wrestlers competed individually in a 32 man brackets as the Falcons battled at the top of the leader board as they bounced up and down between the first five positions heading into the last round. As the last match came to an end Fauquier finished in 3rd place and had a great ending Championship round by going 4-1 with 5 individual placements and with Daniel Ariola earning the 113 lbs MMM title.Read more > >

Final results - Team Fauquier takes 3rd place

Indivdual placement results:
113 Daniel Ariola 1st Place
126 Kyle Roche 5th Place
138 Matt Raines 3rd Place
145 Garrett Tingen 3rd Place
160 Vito Camarca 6th Place

More tourny details and pictures can be found on Facebook:

Matt and Garrett make it to second day of the Beast
by: Ted Proctor - 12-24-2013

   Beast of the East
The Beast of the East is an individual double elimination wrestling tournament that Fauquier wrestling team has been attend dating back to 2007. Taking place at Univ.Delaware, Newark DE., this is a high intensity, nationally ranked event that showcases teams’ best wrestlers from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and of course Delaware. In fact six of the top seven Virginia wrestling programs plus others were in attendance which should prove that Virginia had its BEST public and private teams in attendance. Clearly this is the toughest tournament on Fauquier’s schedule each year. Read more > >

Fauquier goes 3-1 at the Falcon Duals
by: Ted Proctor - 12-17-2013

   1st Place - Falcon Duals

126 lbs Kyle Roche
160 lbs Vito Camarca
145 lbs Garrett Tingen
113 lbs Daniel Ariola
138 lbs Matt Raines
182 lbs Andrew Smith
Picture by Jack Raines

On Dec 14th the Fauquier wrestling team hosted the Falcon Duals. A smaller dual format tournament that had started in the 90s designed to give five matches per wrestler and teams. Not hosting the event last year due to scheduling conflicts, Coach Fisher reinstated this event back onto the schedule for the 2013-14 wrestling campaign as Fauquier Nation hosted this home event.

As teams prepared for this second wrestling event of the season and with the word of snow in the air one of the six teams coming from out of the area canceled. For this reason the playing field was adjusted as the gym just needing two mats on the floor vice three and a five team round robin event would leave each wrestler with four matches instead of five. Read more > >

Chipotle-One for the Team
by: Ted Proctor - 12-10-2013

On Sunday, Dec. 15 take the whole family out to eat at Chipotle. The wrestling club will earn 50% of all proceeds from sales during the time frame 5pm-8pm for anyone who presents the flier at Chipotle. The link below is the "One for the Team” flier that you will need to print out or show it on your smart phone.

  Chipotle-One for the Team - Print off

Fosters Grille- Dining for Dollar$
by: Ted Proctor - 12-10-2013

Saturday, Dec. 14 AFTER the Falcon Duals – Fauquier Nation would like everyone to please come to Fosters Grille for dinner. The wrestling club will earn 10% of all proceeds from sales during the time frame 11am-10 pm for anyone who presents the flier at Fosters Grille. The link below is the "Dining For Dollar$" flier that you will need to print out.

  Fosters Grille- Dining for Dollar$ - Print off

Fauquier takes 3rd at the Elite Open with three first place winners
by: Ted Proctor - 12-8-2013

   1st Place - Elite Opener

Daniel Ariola, Matt Raines,
and Garrett Tingen
Picture taken by Jack Raines

The Fauquier wrestling team traveled to Skyline HS on Sat. Dec. 7th in Front Royal, VA for the Elite Opener. This was a varsity 12 team Round Robin Tournament. Fauquier ended up in 3rd place overall as Daniel Ariola (113), Matt Raines (138), and Garrett Tingen (145) all earned being named Champions of the Elite Opener and now jump out with a 5-0 individual record to start the season. In addition, Clifford Harrison (152) and Vito Camarca (160) ended up in 3rd place and Senior Justin Sanker (285) took home a 4th place medal, which rounded out Fauquiers’ individual top 4 placements. Read more > >

Results can also be found at: Track Wrestling

The 2013-14 Wrestling Season Has Arrived
by: Ted Proctor - 11-28-2013

Happy Thanksgiving Fauquier Nation! As what Coach Fisher may have stated in the practice room “eat healthy and enjoy the one slice of turkey and pie” which is also the key with keeping focus on the overeating binge-just another example to a wrestler’s success is a healthy diet. Beating the scale, your opponent(s), plus the mental game brings on so many challenges in the sport of wrestling as all these elements must be addressed. These factors and more is what makes up the sweat that beads on the forehead of a Fauquier wrestler during a practice-the 2013-14 wrestling season has arrive and are you ready. But let us not forget about all those behind the scenes folks that are the engine to this program. The cleaning of the mats, the washing of the uniforms, to the booking of the hotels, to the recent upgrades of the wrestling room, this is a well oiled engine. Let give thanks to all. Read More > >

Fauquier HS Team Spirit Gear is Now Available
by: Ted Proctor - 11-6-2013

FHS Wrestling Team/Spirit Gear is now available for order !!! All orders are done online - See attachment for website and ordering info. Additional items are available on the website for wrestlers, parents, family and friends. To log on to the site it will call for a username and password which can be found within the order form as orders can only be processed online only.

Please note the 2 order timeframes. The first order (due by Nov. 10th) has a quick deadline and fast turnaround, hoping to have items before our first event in December. The second order will arrive in late December right before Christmas.

Order Form:Click Here > >
website: www.chapmanspiritwear.com

Order Time Frame #1-11/5/13 - 11/10/13
Order Time Frame #2–11/11/13 - 12/3/13

All items, pricing, sizing, etc are available on the website. All items will be handed out at practice approximately 2 weeks after the order deadline. IF you want your items to be a holiday surprise, please let me know and we can arrange a different pick up. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES (SO, PLEASE ORDER CAREFULLY). Charges will appear on your credit card statement as "Sports Plus"

Ruby Tuesday Community Give Back Program
by: Ted Proctor - 11-5-2013

Fauquier Sports Foundations has teamed up with Ruby Tuesday to host three dates for a fundraiser dinner night. On Tue., Nov. 19th, Wed., Nov. 20, and Thur., Nov. 21 Fauquier Nation would like everyone to go to dinner at Ruby Tuesday. The club will earn a 20% of all proceeds for dinning at Ruby Tuesday. Please note you will need to present the flyer to your server. The link below is the "Ruby Tuesday Community Give Back Program" flier that you will need to print out and take with you. Grab your family and friends and have a great meal in support of Fauquier wrestling and Fauquier Sports Foundations.

    Ruby Tuesday Community Give Back Program - Print off

Fauquier Nation Wrestling Youth Club Spirit Wear is Now Available
by: Ted Proctor - 10-31-2013

The following links will load up a pdf document with directions on how to order Fauquier wrestling gear for the 2013-14 season. To log on to the site it will call for a username and password which can be found within the order form as orders can only be processed online only. Please note the order time frame listed below.

Order Form: Click Here > >
website: www.chapmanspiritwear.com

Order Time Frame #1-10/31/13–11/10/13
Order Time Frame #2–11/11/13–12/3/13

The turnaround time is approximately two weeks after the close date. Orders will be delivered to & distributed by Cheryl Budd.

Fauquier @ Super 32 Challenge
by: Ted Proctor - 10-25-2013

Team Fauquier is in root to Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center NC for the Super 32 Challenge. Fauquier Nation will have seven wrestlers competing in this event this weekend. High School Weigh-ins will be tonight from 6-9 pm. Good Luck to Caleb Strum, Daniel Ariola, Kyle Roche, Trevor Marable, Matt Raines, Justin Sanker, and Sam Fisher who all will be competing in this wrestling event. High School Wrestling will begin at 8:00 am Saturday morning as it plans to wrestle all rounds up to, but not including, the Quarterfinals, on Saturday. The Championship Quarterfinals and Consolation Round of 8 will then start on Sunday morning and continue straight through to the finals. Sam Fisher the only middle school wrestler at this event will be wrestling on Sunday beginning at 8 am.

We will make an effort to update via Facebook as wrestlers win and advance.

Click here to find more information with Super 32 Challenge > >

Holiday Poinsettia & Wreath Fundraiser
by: Ted Proctor - 9-28-2013

Help support the Fauquier Wrestling Club. Order wreaths and poinsettias for holiday decorating or as gifts for friends and family. These are gorgeous plants that look great and stay fresh through the holiday season. All proceeds benefit the Fauquier Wrestling Club. Orders are accepted through November 8th. For questions, contact Chrissy Snedaker at: 540-341-8833.

    The Poinsettia and Wreath fundraiser flyer

Fauquier Recreational and Travel teams are ready for sign-ups
by: Ted Proctor - 9-21-2013

Fauquier wrestling is now enrolling youth in its Recreational and Travel team programs. Any Fauquier County elementary and middle school students can join this after school wrestling program. This season will start the first week of November. Both teams will run practice in the Fauquier H.S. wrestling room. For more information about these two different wrestling programs can be found by clicking on the banner above or HERE. For any further questions please contact Cheryl Budd at: Director@fauquierwrestling.org

by: Ted Proctor - 9-21-2013

Coach Fisher and the Fauquier Nation wrestling team will be traveling to Greensboro, North Carolina on October 26-27th to participate in the Super 32 Battle for the Belt wrestling tournament. This tournament is one of the biggest pre-season tournaments on the east coast. Brackets will be available after weight-ins Saturday Morning. Good luck to the following wrestlers that will be participating in this preseason event:

Caleb Strum, Daniel Ariola, Kyle Roche, Trevor Marable, Matt Raines, and Justin Sanker

To find more information with Super 32 Challenge > >

Fauquier High School Wrestlers Competed at Skyline Super32 Qualifier
by: Ted Proctor - 9-15-2013

On Saturday, September 14, eight of the Fauquier High School wrestlers competed at Skyline HS. in Warren County in hopes to qualify for the national Super 32 Challenge in North Carolina in October. The Skyline qualifier was sold out with 325 High School wrestlers competing. One in three wrestlers was a returning state qualifier, while one in five wrestlers was a returning state placer. The following states were represented: VA, WV, MD, PA, OH, NC, NJ. Congratulations to Matt Raines, Daniel Ariola, and Justin Sanker for placing top 4 and qualifying for the Super 32 Challenge.

Daniel Ariola – 4th Place out of 32 wrestlers (120 lbs)
Matt Raines – 3rd Place out of 40 wrestlers (138 lbs)
Justin Sanker – 4th Place (285 lbs)

Below is team Fauquier individual wrestlers’ records with some key victories over highly ranked opponents:

Caleb Strum: 2-2
Daniel Ariola: 6-2 Won 6 matches in a row including wins over Landon Curry (2cd place AA 2013) and Ryan Haskett (5th AAA 2013)
Kyle Roche: 2-2 Win over Jacob Guthridge (2cd place AA 2013)
Marable: 3-2
Matt Raines: 5-1 Wins over Justice Jabocs (7th AA 2013), JD Stone(8th AAA 2013), Morgan Way (2cd MD 4A-3A 2013)
Garrett Tingen: 3-2 ** Already previously qualified with his 3rd Place Finish at AA states last season.
Andrew Smith: 1-2
Justin Sanker: 1-2

To find more information with Super 32 Challenge > >

Lt. Patrick Hilleary graduated from U.S. Army Ranger School
by: Ted Proctor - 7-15-2013

A recent article was posted in the Fauquier Now online newspaper about Lt. Patrick Hilleary and his graduation from U.S. Army Ranger School. Hilleary also is a 2008 graduate of Fauquier High School and was on the Fauquier wrestling team through his 4 years as a Falcon. He currently ranked 24th on the all time individual wins for Fauquier with a career record of 90-50. Fauquier Nation gives salutes to Lt. Patrick Hilleary on his honors. Read Fauquier Now article >

Fauquier @ 2013 PSU Wrestling Camp
by: Ted Proctor - 7-13-2013
   Team Fauquier @ Penn State

For the forth summer in a row, the Fauquier wrestling team including middle-schoolers and coaching staff traveled to Penn State University for an intensive wrestling team camp. Attending a camp on the campus of the 3x National Wrestling Champion Nittany Lions and spend the week training under Cael Sanderson the Head Wrestling Coach of PSU-you got to believe you will be polished. Challenging and difficult as expected team Fauquier rolled into State campus with a vision of learning and improving on their skill set. Read More >

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