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    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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