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Schedule

Wrestling
7:30 PM
Fri
Nov 02
George Mason
George Mason
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
Wrestling
All Day
Sun
Nov 04
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Hokie Open
Roanoke, Va.
Wrestling
11:00 AM
Sun
Nov 11
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Bucknell
Bucknell
Lewisburg, Pa.
Wrestling
12:30 PM
Sun
Nov 11
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Cleveland State
Cleveland State
Lewisburg, Pa.
Wrestling
2:00 PM
Sun
Nov 11
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Buffalo
Buffalo
Lewisburg, Pa.
Wrestling
All Day
Sun
Nov 18
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Keystone Classic
Philadelphia, Pa.
Wrestling
TBA
Sat
Dec 01
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart
Davidson, N.C.
Wrestling
12:00 PM
Sat
Dec 01
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Davidson
Davidson
Davidson, N.C.
Wrestling
2:00 PM
Sat
Dec 08
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Columbia
Columbia
New York City
Wrestling
11:00 AM
Sun
Dec 09
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Northern Colorado
Northern Colorado
Hempstead, N.Y.
Wrestling
3:00 PM
Sun
Dec 09
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Hofstra
Hofstra
Hempstead, N.Y.
Wrestling
All Day
Sat
Dec 29
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lock Haven Classic
Lock Haven, Pa.
Wrestling
1:00 PM
Sun
Jan 13
Appalachian State
Appalachian State
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
Wrestling
7:30 PM
Fri
Jan 18
Virginia
Virginia
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
Wrestling
2:00 PM
Sun
Jan 20
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Wrestling Coaching Staff
Richard Lavorato
Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: West Caldwell, N.J.
High School: James Caldwell
Phone: 540-464-7831
Email: lavoratorj@vmi.edu

Richard Lavorato enters his second season as an assistant coach for the VMI wrestling program.

Lavorato comes to VMI from St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, New Jersey where he served as an assistant coach for two years. His primary responsibilities involved running practices, which helped the program to turn out seven state place winners and one state champion. He also attended weekend tournaments, fundraising and promoting the school, in addition to holding offseason workouts and camps.

A native of West Caldwell, New Jersey, Lavorato competed at the Division I level as a member of the George Mason University wrestling team from 2011-13. As a senior, he placed fourth at the CAA Championships in 2013. During his time at GMU, he also excelled in academics as he received the CAA Commissioner's Award for three straight years from 2011-13.

On top of competing for the team, Lavorato served as an office intern for the GMU wrestling program, helping to plan, develop and promote team events and camps while gaining insight on how to run an effective Division I program.

Lavorato served as a camp counselor for the J Robinson Intensive Camp: Beat the Streets NY in August 2012 in Loch Sheldrake, New York, where he developed and taught wrestling technique sessions and supervised camper progress. That summer he also served as an assistant coach for the NJAC Wrestling Club in Fairfield, New Jersey, where he ran practices and attended weekend tournaments.

A distinguished wrestler in high school, Lavorato owned a 107-39 career record at James Caldwell High where he was a three-time district champion, one-time runner up, and three-time regional placewinner (top four finish).

Lavorato graduated from George Mason in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in health, fitness and recreational resources with a concentration in sports management and minor in conflict analysis and resolution. He went on to earn a master's degree in 2014 in sport and recreation studies from George Mason.

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