Rider Hall of Fame BIO
  •  Sport: Wrestling
  •  Date Inducted: January 2004

Carvalheira is the only Rider wrestler and only the second Rider athlete to twice earn All-America honors, placing seventh in the nation in 1997 and eighth in the nation in 1998 at the NCAA Wrestling Championships. A two-time Rider Athlete of the Year, Carvalheira was an Academic All-American and the East Coast Wrestling Association Wrestler of the Year as a senior. In four years he was 22-0 in conference dual meets, advancing to Nationals all four of his seasons.

Seventh in the nation at 118 lbs. in 1997
Defeated Tony Hairston (Appalachian State) 9-5
Defeated Olympic silver medal winner Brandon Paulson (Minnesota) 4-3
Lost to Teague Moore (Oklahoma State) 6-4, o.t.
Defeated Cody Sanderson (Iowa State) 3-2
Pinned by David Morgan (Michigan State) 5:30
Defeated David Pena (Eastern Illinois) 5-3 sudden death

Eighth in the nation at 118 lbs. in 1998
Defeated Chris Walker, Wyoming, 12-6
Defeated Jason Gabrielson, Edinboro, 10-3
Lost to #5 Jeremy Hunter, Penn State, 2-1
Defeated Tom Combes, E. Illinois, fall 6:53
Lost to #8 Tim Derlan, Purdue, 5-0
Lost to Brandon Paulson, Minnesota, 3-2, tie breaker