Skip to simplified nav

Jon Fausey
Jon  Fausey

RS Senior

Dalmatia, Pa.

High School:
Line Mountain



Three Cavaliers Named to NWCA All-Academic Team

Fausey, Spisak and Sulzer earn spots on team


Sulzer Advances to Quarterfinals at NCAA Championships

Five Cavaliers remain alive after first day of action


Virginia Begins Competition at NCAA Championships

Four Cavaliers win opening matches


Eight Virginia Wrestlers to Compete at NCAA Championships

Program-record five Cavaliers earn seeds, Herrmann nabs at-large berth at 125 pounds


No. 12 Cavaliers Roll to 34-3 Win at George Mason

Cavaliers win nine of 10 weight classes in regular-season finale


NCAA Wrestling Championships (by Matthew Holst)

Nine Virginia wrestlers competed in the NCAA Championships Thursday (March 21).

2011, 2012, 2014 NCAA Qualifier - 184 pounds
2013 NCAA Qualifier - 174 pounds
2012 ACC Champion - 184 pounds

AT VIRGINIA: 2013-14
• Qualified for fourth NCAA Championships despite battling multitude of injuries (sixth UVa wrestler all-time to qualify for four NCAA Championships)
• Finished career ranked 10th in all-time wins at UVa with 98
• Received ACC Postgraduate Scholarship (one of 50 student-athletes in ACC to earn the honor)
• Became first Virginia wrestler to be named to NWCA All-Academic Team four times
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll (fifth such honor)
• ACC runner-up at 184 pounds
• Placed eighth at Southern Scuffle at 184 pounds

• Qualified for NCAA Championships for third straight year
• Posted 30-10 record, setting a career high in wins
• ACC runner-up at 174 pounds, falling narrowly to fifth-ranked Josh Asper in the championship bout
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll for third straight year
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll for third straight year
• Placed fourth at Southern Scuffle (1/2)
• Won 174-pound championship at Cleveland State Open (12/15)
• Was 8-9 against 2013 NCAA qualifiers
• Went 2-2 in ACC duals, with wins over Austin Gabel (Virginia Tech) and Trey Adamson (Duke) and losses to Tanner Eitel (UNC) and No. 5 Josh Asper (Maryland)
• Eight of his 10 losses came to wrestlers ranked No. 16 or better in final polls, including six to national seeds
• Pinned then-No. 8 Grant Gambrell of Iowa on Nov. 16
• Defeated No. 18 Cody Walters and No. 16 Blake Stauffer (medical forfeit) at Southern Scuffle
• Won the 174-pound championship at the Cleveland State Open (12/15)
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll for fourth straight year

• Went 24-5 during his sophomore season, including a 10-0 mark in duals
• No. 12 seed NCAA Championships at 184 pounds; went 3-2 at NCAAs and reached the round of 12 (one win shy of All-America honors)
• Both of his NCAA losses came to seeded wrestlers and soon-to-be All-Americans (7-6 to No. 5 Kevin Steinhaus of Minnesota, 2-0 to No. 3 Ben Bennett of Central Michigan)
• Went 6-5 against 2012 NCAA qualifiers (representing all of his 2011-12 losses)
• Captured the ACC Championship at 184 with relative ease, winning by tech fall over NC State's Robert O'Neill before riding North Carolina's Thomas Ferguson for much of the match in 4-1 decision
• Ranked No. 10 in final WIN rankings, 15th in InterMat poll and 19th in Amateur Wrestling News rankings
• Was No. 13 in final NCAA RPI and No. 14 in NCAA Coaches rankings
• Was 5-0 in ACC duals, with four of the wins resulting in bonus points
• Won the NC State Open at 184 pounds (11/13)
• Placed second at Body Bar Invitational, losing 2-0 in final to then-No. 4 Steve Bosak of Cornell (11/19)
• Over half of his wins resulted in bonus points (two falls, four technical falls, seven major decisions)
• All of his losses came by four points or fewer

• Finished season with 29-10 record
• Went 19-5 in duals, including 3-1 in ACC action
• Earned automatic bid to NCAA Championships, where he went 2-2
• Defeated Chattanooga's Jason McCroskey (8-2) and Arizona State's Jake Meredith (8-0 MD) at NCAAs
• Both of his losses at NCAAs came to seeded foes (No. 9 Quentin Wright of PSU, No. 6 Ryan Loder of Northern Iowa)
• Eight of 10 losses came to ranked wrestlers, including six who were ranked in top 10
• Named to Amateur Wrestling News' All-Rookie Fourth Team
• Named to Academic All-ACC Wrestling Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Top seed at ACC Championship; was upset in semifinals of but battled back to take third and earn automatic berth to NCAAs
• Notched seven wins over 2011 NCAA qualifiers
• All of his losses were by decision
• Picked up ACC wins over UNC's Antonio Giorgio, Virginia Tech's John Dickson and Maryland's Corey Peltier
• Took sixth place at Southern Scuffle (12/29-30)
• Earned team's Freshman of the Year Award

• Redshirt season
• Went 15-7 in open tournaments
• Placed third at Shorty Hitchcock Classic, sixth at Bearcat Open and eighth at Southern Scuffle
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

• 2009 Pennsylvania state champion
• Three-time state placewinner
• Posted 148-15 career record
• 2009 Winner of Dapper Dan (defeated No. 1 Chris Perry of Oklahoma)
• 2008 National Double All-American
• 2008 NHSCA Junior National Placewinner (third place)
• 2008 Junior National sixth-place finish - Freestyle
• 2008 Junior National third-place finish - Greco
• Ranked No. 3 nationally at 189 pounds his senior year
• Two-time team captain
• Coached by Michael Martz
•Also an accomplished football player - a two-time All-State honoree at linebacker
• Was two-time team captain for football team
• Member of National Honor Society; Student Council Vice President his junior year

• Son of Raymond Fausey and Shelley Herb-Fausey and Denise and George Roberts
• Has one brother, Shawn, who wrestled at Drexel
• Earned bachelor's degree in exercise physiology and master's in kinesiology

Weight Overall Dual ACC Dual Dual Pts. ACC NCAA MD TF Pins Fastest
Year Class Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L Pin
2009-10* 184 15-7 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 3-0 0:47
2010-11 184 29-10 19-5 3-1 68 3-1/3rd 2-2 8-0 2-0 4-0 0:49
2011-12 184 24-5 10-0 5-0 45 2-0/1st 3-2 7-0 4-0 2-0 0:36
2012-13 174 30-10 14-3 2-2 58 1-1/2nd 1-2 7-0 4-0 4-0 0:19
2013-14 174 15-11 9-5 1-3 30 2-1/4th 0-2 4-0 1-0 0-0 --
Career 98-36 52-13 11-6 201 8-3 6-6 26-0 11-0 10-0 0:19
*denotes redshirt season


Top Videos
Jeff White
Bryce Perkins
Spring Football Notebook
As part of the inaugural Wahoowa Weekend, spring football concludes for the Cavaliers with an open practice April 28 at Scott Stadium.
Tina Thompson
Thompson Ready To Lead From Front
Women's Basketball
The mood was celebratory Wednesday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena, where Tina Thompson was introduced as UVA's women's basketball coach.
Thomas Walsh
Walsh Ready to Lead 'Hoos in Postseason
Men's Golf
Healthy again after battling back problems for much of 2017, Thomas Walsh enters this weekend's ACC tournament in good form.

Jeff White

Director of News Content

A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

More Headlines
Online Stores
Cavalier Auctions
Cavalier Team Shop