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Blaise Butler
Blaise  Butler

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Belvidere, Ill.

High School:
Boylan Catholic

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 174

07/15/2015

Virginia Has 314 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 4,143 student-athletes recognized

05/05/2015

Blaise Butler Leaving UVa Wrestling Program

Senior will earn bachelor's degree from UVa next week

03/20/2015

Sulzer Becomes Three-Time All-American at NCAA Championships

Sulzer is second three-time All-American in program history

03/20/2015

Three Cavaliers Reach Round of 12 at NCAA Championships

Butler, DiCamillo and Sulzer compete for All-America honors this evening

03/19/2015

Four Cavaliers Alive After First Day at NCAA Championships

DiCamillo advances to quarterfinals at 133 pounds

2015 NCAA Qualifier - 174 pounds
2014 NCAA Qualifier - 157 pounds
2014 ACC Champion - 157 pounds


AT VIRGINIA: 2014-15
• Automatic NCAA qualifier for second straight season after moving up two weight classes from 157 to 174 pounds
• Earned No. 5 seed at 174 pounds at NCAA Championships
• Was 3-2 at NCAA Championships, falling in Round of 12, one win short of All-America status
• Went 14-5 against 2015 NCAA qualifiers, including 5-5 mark against seeds
• Runner-up at ACC Championships (3/8)
• Ranked No. 6 in final 174 rankings by AWN, Flowrestling, InterMat and TheOpenMat; was No. 7 in final WIN rankings
• Finished with No. 1 RPI at 174
• Placed second at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/5-6); defeated three 2015 NCAA qualifiers, including then-No. 1-ranked Logan Storley of Minnesota in semifinals
• Was 4-1 in ACC duals
• Missed about a month because of injury, which kept him out of Southern Scuffle
• Graduated in May with bachelor’s degree in history
• Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

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
2014-15 174 21-6 13-2 4-1 56 1-1/2nd 3-2 4-0 1-0 4-1 2:00
Career 56-20 30-9 9-3 119 3-1 5-4 10-1 1-0 9-2 1:20

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