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Team Lovato wins over 50 medals in one day!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, August 23, 2010
On August 14th, Team Lovato had two teams in action. One group at the Grapplers Quest in Dallas, Texas and another at the Las Vegas Open. It was an incredible day with the team in Dallas winning over 30 medals and the team in Las Vegas winning over 20! We are very proud of everyone who compete read more »

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Rafael Lovato Jr. - Sunday, August 08, 2010
Last week was a very special week at Lovato's. We were very fortunate to have Xande Ribeiro teaching classes for a few days and to wrap things up, we had a school party and promotion day at the end of the week. It was a historic day for Lovato's as we had eight students receive their Purple Belts an read more »

Congratulations to James Popoulo!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 12, 2010
One of the standouts from the Lovato Oregon Team, James Popoulo, is having a great competition year. In his first year as a brown belt, James won the silver medal at the Pan-Ams and two bronze medals at the World Championships. James recently visited Oklahoma City for some training before he took of read more »

Justin Rader wins Grapplers Quest Pro

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 05, 2010
Just one week after competing at the BJJ World Championships, Justin Rader headed to the East Coast to challenge himself yet again, this time without the gi. Rader won his lightweight no-gi pro division, submitting 2 out of 3 of his opponents. In the finals, Rader was able to submit last years champ read more »

2010 World Championship Results!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 05, 2010
The Lovato Team did very well at this year's BJJ World Championships, winning more medals than ever before. All of the members of Team Lovato worked very hard to prepare for this event and they all represented very well. We had James Head take 2nd place and Dustin Phillips take 3rd place in their bl read more »

James Head Victorious!

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Monday, July 05, 2010
Lovato standout, James Head, was victorious last Friday night at Bricktown Brawl 5. James Head won his pro middleweight bout in under two minutes with ground and pound after securing the mount position. James worked hard to prepare for this match and we are very proud of him! read more »

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