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Keith Cavayero '85
Induction Class of 2006

A native of Bellmore, N.Y., Keith Cavayero wrestled at Binghamton from 1981-85. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1985. Keith went on to complete his postgraduate education at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, where he graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic.

A four-year standout and two-year captain, Cavayero was a two-time All-American, two-time All-State wrestler and earned distinction as the program's first three-time State University of New York Athletic Conference champion.

He was a two-time NCAA Championship semifinalist, placing third in the nation in 1984 and sixth in 1985.

Cavayero was ranked among the top four in the country during each of his four years on the mat, and was the nation's top-ranked wrestler at 167 pounds throughout his entire senior season.

In his final three collegiate seasons, he compiled an overall record of 62-13, including a 27-2 mark in dual matches.

He was selected by his teammates as MVP as a sophomore, and then was chosen as team captain his junior and senior seasons.

During Cavayero's career, Binghamton finished among the nation's top 15 three times, including a third place showing in 1984 — the highest national finish of any team in school history.

He was named "Athlete of the Year" in 1982-83.
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