Blaise Butler
Blaise Butler

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Belvidere, Ill.

High School:
Boylan Catholic

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 174



03/21/2014

Sulzer Moves Into Semifinals at NCAA Championships

He wrestles Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma State this evening

03/20/2014

Sulzer Advances to Quarterfinals at NCAA Championships

Five Cavaliers remain alive after first day of action

03/20/2014

Virginia Begins Competition at NCAA Championships

Four Cavaliers win opening matches

03/12/2014

Eight Virginia Wrestlers to Compete at NCAA Championships

Program-record five Cavaliers earn seeds, Herrmann nabs at-large berth at 125 pounds

02/16/2014

No. 12 Cavaliers Roll to 34-3 Win at George Mason

Cavaliers win nine of 10 weight classes in regular-season finale

2014 NCAA Qualifier - 157 pounds
2014 ACC Champion - 157 pounds

AT VIRGINIA: 2013-14
• Posted 22-8 record at 157 pounds, including 15-5 mark in duals
• Won ACC championship at 157 pounds
• Qualified for NCAA Championships for first time and earned No. 10 national seed at NCAAs
• Went 2-2 at NCAA Championships, including wins over Rutgers' Anthony Perrotti and Columbia's Markus Schedel
• Was 5-1 in conference action
• Placed sixth at Cliff Keen/Las Vegas Invitational (12/6-7)
• Earned nine wins against 2014 NCAA qualifiers, including victories over two national seeds: No. 4 Ian Miller of Kent State and No. 8 Roger Pena of Oregon State; lost twice in sudden-victory time fall to No. 7-seeded Brian Realbuto of Cornell (second came at NCAAs)
• Won 10 straight bouts prior to loss to Realbuto at NCAAs

2012-13
• Went 13-6 while competing at 157 pounds
• Won 157 title at Wolfpack Open (11/11)
• Placed third at Mat Town Open (11/24)
• Was 2-2 in dual competitions
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

2011-12
• Redshirt season
• Went 20-9 while competing unattached in open tournaments
• Placed at four tournaments, including his last three
• Won the Appalachian Open (1/29), scoring a pair of falls among his four wins
• Placed third at Shorty Hitchcock Classic (1/15)
• Took fifth at Hokie Open (11/6) and Edinboro Open (2/11)

BOYLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
• Two-time All-State and All-American
• Cadet Freestyle All-American (2009)
• Junior Freestyle All-American (2010)
• Preseason National Runner-up (2010)
• FILA Cadet Runner-up (2010)
* Two-time NIC-10 MVP
• Four-time all-conference selection
• Four-time NIC-10 Scholar-Athlete
• Coached by Randy Smith at BCHS
• Also earned two letters in soccer while at BCHS

PERSONAL
• Son of Martin and Debra Butler
• Father wrestled at Amherst College
• Has two brothers, Tyler and Alex

Weight Overall Dual ACC Dual Dual Pts. ACC NCAA MD TF Pins Fastest
Year Class Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L Pin
2011-12* 157 20-9 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-0 0-1 0:00
2012-13 157/165 13-6 2-2 0-1 7 0-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 2-0 5:38
2013-14 157 22-8 15-5 5-1 56 2-0/1st 2-2 3-1 0-0 3-1 1:20
Career 35-14 17-7 5-2 63 2-0 2-2 6-1 0-0 5-1 1:20