2014-15: Three-time starter for the Badgers at 125 lbs. ... went 0-3 on the season in matches versus Purdue, Michigan and Michigan State
2013-14: Two-time starter at 133 lbs., and five-time starter at 125 lbs. ... 2-5 record in dual competition and 0-3 record against Big Ten foes ... finished the season with an overall record of 5-7... 3-2 record at the Hokie Open (11/10) ... 0-2 record at the Jim Fox Open
2012-13: Wisconsin's starter at 125 lbs. ... 3-19 overall record on the season ... 2-13 dual meet record ... 1-9 record against Big Ten competition ... 1-2 record at the 2013 Cliff Keen Invite ... 0-2 record at 2013 Midlands Championships ... 0-2 record at NWCA National Duals ... went 0-2 at 125 lbs., at the Big Ten championships.
2011-12: went 2-3 at the Stevens Point Open at 125 lbs.
2010-11: 18-10 record in open tournaments at 125 lbs. ... took fifth place at the Loras Open at 125 lbs. with 3-2 record ... won the UW Stevens Point Open at 125 lbs. with a 4-0 record ... went 1-2 at the Kaufman Brand Open at 125 lbs. ... went 2-1 at the Dan Gable Open at 125 lbs. ... took fifth place at the Flash Open at 125 lbs. with a 2-2 record
High School: Freestyle state champion and finished 4th place at the Fila Cadets his freshman year ... freestyle state champion, placed third at regionals, won his high school's conference his sophomore year ... placed second in conference, was the regional champion, placed second at sectionals, sixth place at state, fresstyle state champion and placed seventh at Fargo his junior year ... finished 44-4, was a conference champion, regional champion, sectional champion and freestyle state champion his senior year ... also wrestled against one Bulgarian team and two Russian teams in Illinois where he finished 3-0
Personal: Parents are Tom and Tammy Cavallaris ... has one brother, Luke (21) ... enjoys power lifting ... major is Community Nonprofit Leadership
"I chose Wisconsin because of athletics and tradition. I felt like I would be a contributing factor to winning a national title, I still do."
Off the Mat with Matt:
First started wrestling: 5-years-old
A non-athletic talent I have is: Starting dance circles
One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: Go to Greece
Favorite Barry Davis quote: "Cavallaris, what's your weight?"
Favorite quote: My strength lies solely in my tenacity."