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  Jason Butler
Jason Butler
Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Glenwood, Ill.

High School:
Bloom

Weight:
157

Birthdate:
10/01/1979

AT ILLINOIS
1998-99:
* Started his first varsity season with a six-match win streak going undefeated at the Miami Freshmen Open (3-0) and winning his first three matches at the St. Louis Open
* Finished the season with a 7-4 record with one fall
* Earned his first Varsity "I" Award
* Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors

1997-98:
* Redshirt season
* Competed in the fresh/soph division of the St. Louis Open at 142 pounds and finished with a 2-2 record
* Placed seventh and earned All-America honors at the 1998 University Nationals in Greco-Roman

HIGH SCHOOL
* A four-year wrestling letterwinner
* Was a two-time All-SICA Conference award winner
* All-state honorable mention in 1997
* Bloom's MVP in 1996 and 1997
* Led the team in takedowns, pins and wins
* National Honor Society

PERSONAL
* Son of John Butler and Juanita Smith
* Majoring in history
* His father was a three-time state champion in track and his uncle won an Olympic silver medal in track in 1960

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