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    B.J. Futrell
    B.J. Futrell
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Park Forest, Ill.

    High School:
    Mt. Carmel

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 141

    Birthdate:
    07/11/1990

    03/27/2013

    Illinois Collects 52 Academic All-Big Ten Selections

    52 Illini Honored By Conference for Second Time This Year

    03/27/2013

    Illinois Collects 52 Academic All-Big Ten Selections

    52 Illini Honored By Conference for Second Time This Year

    02/20/2013

    #8 Illini Ready for 2013 NWCA National Duals

    Orange and Blue travel to Minneapolis, Minn., for the championships

    02/06/2013

    #8 Illinois Host #2 Iowa, Travel to #17 Northwestern

    Friday's dual is live on the Big Ten Network

    01/30/2013

    #6 Illini Travel to #5 Ohio State, Host #1 Penn State

    Illini face two top-five teams this weekend

    02/08/2013

    Illinois vs. Iowa

    Photos from the Illinois vs. Iowa match on Feb. 8, 2013

    01/30/2013

    Illinois vs. Indiana 1/27/13

    Photos from Illinois' 30-9 victory over Indiana on Jan. 27, 2013

    05/11/2012

    2012 Student-Athlete Graduation Photos

    Photos from 2012 student-athlete graduates from various sports. (photos by Mark Cowan, May 11, 2012).

    2012 All-American
    2011 All-American

    2012-13: Moved up another weight class to 141 and went 19-1 on the season before missing rest of season with neck injury ... After his victory over Princeton, Maryland and Binghamton by fall, he became the school record holder in career pins with 38 ... Won the Harold Nichols Cyclone and Northern Iowa Open ... Finished second at the Midlands Championship ... Was ranked a career-high No. 3 by W.I.N. Magazine before being injured ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2011-12: Earned his second career All-America honor by placing sixth at the 2012 NCAA Championships ... Went 3-3 at the NCAA Championships, including three straight pins in the first three rounds to advance to the championship semifinals ... Finished third at the Big Ten Championships to qualify automatically for the NCAA Championships ... Went 7-1 during the Big Ten dual season ... Placed third at Midlands, going 5-1 in the tournament ... Led the team in pins with 13 on the season, tying Larry TenPas' 13 falls which was set in 1954-55 ... Was one of 20 wrestlers in the country to compete at NWCA All-Star Classic ... Compiled a 30-9 record this season ... Named an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2010-11: Earned his first career All-America honor by placing eighth at the 2011 NCAA Championships ... Went 3-3 at the NCAA Championships, including a 10-3 win over No. 9 Devin Carter (Virginia Tech) ... Finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships to qualify automatically for the NCAA Championships ... Went 6-2 during the Big Ten dual season ... Placed second at Midlands, going 4-1 in the tournament with a win over No. 8 Tony Ramos (Iowa) ... Placed fourth at the Las Vegas Invitational, with wins over No. 6 Scotti Sentes (Central Michigan), No. 7 Devin Carter (Virginia Tech) and No. 12 Ian Paddock (Ohio State) ... Beat No. 15 Nathan Pennesi (West Virginia) in a dual ... Won the Lindenwood Open ... Named an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2009-10: Competed at the Lindenwood Open and in the Findlay/McKendree duals, compiling a 6-1 record with four falls, before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury ... Received a medical hardship waiver following the season.

    2008-09: Qualified for the 2009 NCAA Championships after finishing sixth at the Big Ten Championships, earning an automatic berth ... Went 1-2 at NCAAs ... Placed third at the Missouri Open, going 5-1 ... Went 3-2 at Midlands and 4-2 at the Las Vegas Invitational ... Went 3-0 at the ACC/Big Ten Clash to begin his career, notching two major decisions ... Second on the team with six pins ... Scored bonus points 14 times ... Won the 55 kg class of the Asics University Nationals in April.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Six-time USA Wrestling All-American in freestyle and Greco-Roman ... Earned a final No. 3 national ranking in 2008 by W.I.N. Magazine ... Placed second at the 2008 National High School Senior Nationals at 112 pounds ... Helped Team USA to a 28-12 win at the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic ... 2008 Dream Team member ... Two-time undefeated Illinois Class AA state champion (2007 - 103 lbs, 2008 - 112 lbs) ... Placed fifth at 103 pounds at the 2006 Illinois state wrestling championships ... Had a streak of over 85 matches without being scored on offensively ... Named to the Wrestling USA All-Academic team.

    PERSONAL: Born on July 11, 1990 ... Parents are Walter and Robin Futrell ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Has three older sisters: LaKizzy, Ayesha and Brandi ... Father, Walter, is a pastor ... Lists T.C. Dantzler as his favorite athlete because he is entertaining and dedicated, knows how to win and he gives back ... Member of National Honor Society at MCHS ... Also president of the MCHS student council and Senior Leadership ... Plans to pursue a career in physical therapy and possibly the Olympics after graduation.

    Futrell's Career Record

    Year	W	L	F	Big Tens	NCAAs
    2008-09	25	14	6	6th	DNP
    2009-10	6	1	4	---	---
    2010-11	28	10	7	4th	8th
    2011-12	30	9	13	3rd	6th
    2012-13	19	1	8	---	---
    TOTAL	108	35	38

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