Full Name: Anthony James Matas
Birthday: September 14th, 2004
School: Saint Albans Town School VT
Wrestling Club: Rail City Wrestling
Hometown: Saint Albans, Vermont
Weight Class: Youth 69 lbs.
Most significant wins/accomplishments: Vermont State Champ 2012, 2013 + 2014. Placed second by 2 points in an awesome entertaining match in 2015 State tournament.
Anthony Matas knows how to wrestle, there's no denying that. But he also has such an awesome attitude, a great way of moving on from tough losses, and he knows that he should always have fun! Great job Anthony, and keep it up.
Why do you enjoy wrestling?
I enjoy wrestling because it is very fun and I like going out on the mat to wrestle.
What's the most important thing wrestling has taught you?
The most important thing wrestling has taught me is how to fall in love with a sport and that wrestling has taught me how to strive harder to achieve my goals.
What's the best advice your coach has given you?
To have fun!
How do you handle tough defeats?
I go into the bleachers and sit by myself and think about the match and how I could have done better in that match. Setbacks help me work harder in practice to become better.
What’s your proudest achievement as a wrestler?
My proudest achievement is just to be able to go out on the mat to wrestle each and every time.
What's your favorite wrestling move?
Do you have a hero/role model?
My daddy is my hero.
What's your favorite subject in school?
Math is my favorite subject.
Do you play any sports aside from wrestling?
Yes I do, I play Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and Football.
Do you have any other hobbies outside of wrestling?
Yes I do, I love to read books and I also love to keep track of ESPN and all sports scores and Stats.
What are your goals for your wrestling career?
I would like to wrestle on TV for College and the NCAA tournament.
What are your goals for the next 1-5 years?
To stay great in school academics and become a wrestler that my community will remember.
.What is your biggest area where you could improve?
I need to be more intense in the first period of each match and be confident to take a shot when needed.
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