Fauquier High School
is a public high school in Warrenton, Virginia. The school is part of Fauquier County Public Schools and is located at 705 Waterloo Road. Fauquier opened in 1963 and is the oldest high school in Fauquier County. The county was primarily a rural area, but has experienced a high rate of growth since the 1990s, which led to Liberty High School's opening in 1994, and Kettle Run High School's opening in the fall of 2008. Fauquier mascot is a falcon and the achool colors are Red, Pewter, White.
As the 2016-17 school year ends the Virginia High School League (VHSL) realigned all public high schools into new Regions and Districts for the start of the 2017-18 school year. Prior to the 2012-13 school year the VHSL classification only had three classifications - A, AA, and AAA. At this time the Fauquier Falcons then were aligned as AA classification, but did jump up to AAA classification for a period of time over the past 30 plus years.
Since the start of the 2012-13 school year Fauquier has been classified as a 4A school in the state and will continue to compete in athletics at this level. During the time frame the VHSL also eliminated Districts and created Conferences. Some may have viewed this as name changing effect.
As the 2013-14 high school starts the VHSL - Virginia High School league effectively had realigned all public high schools into the six different classifications. At this time Fauquier High School is aligned in 4A. The former three group classification system has been replaced by a six group classification system with Group 1A schools having the smallest enrollments and Group 6A schools having the largest enrollments. Generally, schools which had competed in Group A will be the new Groups 1A and 2A; in Group AA, the new Groups 3A and 4A; and in Group AAA, the new Groups 5A and 6A. Unlike the former system, the VHSL intends that the group classifications will remain approximately the same size, and schools will not be allowed to compete in a group classification above or below the one determined by their enrollment. The six groups are not divided into four regions as before. Instead, each group classification is divided into two regions of four conferences each. The two regions are designated North/South in Groups 6A, and 5A and East/West in Groups 4A, 3A, 2A, and 1A. While the VHSL officially uses the term "regions," they are also referred to as "sections" in other sources.
The geography of the region stretches from Northern Virginia, from Winchester, Loudoun County, Charlottesville and over to Southern Virgina Amherst and Salam. The following link will show all schools in the in region: Adopted Conference Alignment Plan for 2017-18 and 2018-19
The History of Fauquier in the State
In 2020 Fauquier won the VHSL 4A State Team Champion title for the third time. The Falcons had the following state placements: 126 DJ Richards, 138 Gino Camarca, and 182 Sam Fisher earning first place, 160 Eric Dewald taking the silver, while 195 Ben Bell and 285 Casey Burr bring home fourth place status, and 120 Reece Kuhns and 220 Thomas Heisler take fifth place. Sam Fisher becomes the first Fauquier wrestler to win four wrestling State Champion in Fauquier County history. The Falcons also were crowned post season Northwestern District Champs for the 15X and Region Champions doe the 9X.
The 2019 in-season might have tested the Falcons but once the post season came around, Fauquier showed all by winning the Northwestern District and Regional Championship crowns. Sam Fisher also earned his third State title as team Fauquier finished in 6th place in States.
In 2018 team Fauquier once again was 4A State Runner up. The Falcons had the following state placements: 160 lb Sam Fisher and 170 lb Franco Camarca earning 1st place, 126 lb Ethan Jordon, 132 lb Kyle Budd, 145 lb Joe DelGallo taking the silver, as 220 Tyler Raymond - 4th place as 120 Gino Camarca and 170 lb Kevin McEachin both taking 5th placemedals. Sam Fisher and Franco Camarca both become a 2X State Champion. The wrestling team closed the season with an 18-8 season record while winning the District Championships for the 13X.
Once again Fauquier claims one of the tops spots in the VHSL 2017 4A State by earning Runner-up status. The Falcons had the following state placements: 160 lb Sam Fisher and 170 lb Franco Camarca earning 1st place, 120 lb Kyle Budd and 145 lb Tyler Foster taking the silver, as 132 lb Joe DelGallo placing 4th, and 138 lb Cam Franklin and 195 lb Jackson McEachin earning 6th place medals. Sam Fisher is the first Fauquier wrestler to win the State Champion as a freshmen in Fauquier County history. The wrestling team closed the season with an 9-12 team record while winning the Regions for the seventh time over the past eight years.
In 2016 Fauquier won its second 4A State Team Champion. The Falcons had the following state placements: 113 lb Kyle Budd and 160 lb Garrett Tingen earning 1st place, 138 lb Kyle Roche and 170 lb Clifford Harrison taking the silver, as 126 lb Ty Foster and 145 lb Caleb Strum brought home third place medals. Garrett Tingen is the first Fauquier wrestler to win three wrestling State Champion in Fauquier County history. The wrestling team closed the season with an 18-4 team record while winning the Conference 22 ten times over the past eleven years and again winning the Region Champions for the sixth time in seven years.
In 2015 team Fauquier won its first VHSL State title with eight wrestlers placing in the state meet with 3 Champs, 3 runner ups and 1 third place and 1 fourth place. This was the first time that Fauquier had three wrestlers win the state title in back-to-back years. Fauquier also won the Conference 22 title and Region Champions with a 25-5 team record.
Shifting multiple times between the AAA and AA classifications and now in 4A, yet Fauquier has consistently produced multiple state champions and state finalists. The 2014 team had team Fauquier earning a 2nd place finish in the state meet and was the first time that the Falcons had 3 wrestlers win states in one year. In most recent years the Falcons have placed 3rd in AAA states in 2008, 2nd in AAA states in 2009, 3rd in AA states in 2010, 5th in AA states in 2011 and 2012.
Over the past 15 years the Fauquier Wrestling team has emerged as one of the top teams in the state of Virginia. Year in and year out the Fauquier wrestling team has traveled to the best tournaments on the east coast such as: Beast of the East, Mount Mat Madness, the Virginia Duals, Battlefield Duals, USMC Challenge, and Super 32.
In addition, the Falcons continue to send seniors off to Division I and II colleges to compete at the collegiate level. These include: Greg Flournoy (George Mason Univ.), Van Grimes (VMI), Ryan Hunsberger (George Mason Univ.), Jake Fahlfeder (Limestone), Dan McGillivray (Limestone), Conner Miller (Virginia), Chris Moon (Virginia Tech), David Yost (VMI), Trevor Marable (St. Catherine College), Daniel Ariola (Campbell Univ.), Matt Raines (George Mason Univ.) and Garrett Tingen (George Mason Univ.)
The History of Fauquier in the Region
Presently the VHSL has aligned Fauquier High school in Region C. This is a new alignment and as the 2017-18 high school starts Virginia – VHSL effectively has realigned all high schools into the 4 Regions. Over the past seven years Fauquier has won the Region wrestling tournament 7x (2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010) with many individual Regional Champions during that time.
From 2013 - 2017 VHSL had aligned Fauquier High school in Classification 4A Nort for two years and west for two years.
From 2009 - 2013 the VHSL had aligned Fauquier High school in the Region II. Region II is one of the four AA regions in the Virginia High School League. It was made up of four districts: the AA Dulles District, the AA Evergreen District, the AA Jefferson District and the AA Northwestern District. Over the past four years Fauquier has won the Region II wrestling tournament (10, 11, 12, and 13) with many regional champions during that time. Then in 2016 and 2015 team Fauquier won the Region again. In 2009, 2008 and 2005 the Falcons took a second place finish at the region tournament. Some notable wrestlers that are 3x champion are Garrett Tingen 2014/15/16, Matt Raines 2013/14/15, Conner Miller 2007/09/10 and 2x champions Max Strum 2012/13, Bennett Payne 2011/12, and Greg Flournoy 2009/11. The year that Fauquier had most Individual Region Champions were in 2011, 2010, and 2009 with four wrestlers and in 2011 Fauquier advanced 11 Wrestlers to the AA state tournament.
Fauquier currently rest within Classification 4A Region C. Below will show a timeline of what Region Fauquier has participated in over the years.
AAAA - Region C - (2017-Present)
AAAA - Region West - (2015-2017)
AAAA - Region North - (2013-2015)
AA - Region II - (2009-2013)
AAA - Northwestern - (2005-2009)
AA - Region II - (2001-2005)
AAA - Northwestern - (1999-2001)
AA - Region II - (1994-1999)
AAA - Northwestern - (1964-1994)
The History of Fauquier in the Districts/Conference
Presently the VHSL has aligned Fauquier High school in Northwestern District and is Classification Region C. This is a new alignment and as the 2017-18 high school starts Virginia – VHSL effectively has realigned all high schools into the 48 different District.
From 2013 - 2017 VHSL had aligned Fauquier High school in Conference 22 and is Classification 4A West. Over the past eight years Fauquier has won the district wrestling tournament 12x (2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 1972, 1971) with many District champions and Conf. champion during that time. Some notable wrestlers are 4x champion Garrett Tingen 13/14/15/16, Matt Raines 12/13/14/15, Greg Flournoy 2008/09/10/11, Conner Miller 2007/08/09/10, David Yost 2005/06/07/08. The year that Fauquier had most Individual district Champions were in 2010 and 2008 with 9 Wrestlers and in 2011 Fauquier advanced all 14 Wrestlers to the Regional tournament.
From 2009 - 2013 the VHSL had aligned Fauquier High school in the Evergreen District is was made up of five AA schools Brentsville District-Tigers, Nokesville; Fauquier-Falcons, Warrenton; Liberty-Eagles, Bealeton; Kettle Run- Cougers, Nokesville; Warren County-Wildcats, Front Royal.
The AA Evergreen District is a high-school athletics conference in the state of Virginia that currently stretches from Warren County to Prince William County. The Evergreen District member schools compete in Region II with the schools from the AA Dulles District, AA Jefferson District, and AA Northwestern District. The return of Liberty and Fauquier High Schools to AA after the opening of Kettle Run High School forced the Northwestern District to split into two districts, with Skyline, Handley and the three Frederick County schools keeping the Northwestern District name. Fauquier, Kettle Run and Liberty will join with Brentsville and Warren County to form the new AA Evergreen District.
The following is a break out of the particpating school that make up the new alignment and as of 2017-18. Northwestern District: Sherando, Millbrook, Kettle Run Class, John Handley, James Wood, Fauquier, Liberty (Bealeton).
Below will show a timeline of what District Fauquier participated in over the years as they now rest in a new District as the state as done away with Conference Classifications.
AAAA-Northwestern District 2017-Present
AAAA-Conference 22 2013-Present
AA-Evergreen District 2009-2013
AAA-Cedar Run District 2005-2009
AA-Northwestern Districts 2001-2005
AAA–Commonwealth District 1999-2001
AA-Northwestern Districts 1994-1999
AAA–Carnal District 1992-1994
AAA–Commonwealth District 1964-1992