Butcher in 06-07: Saw his only action of the year at the Edinboro Open where he produced a 2-2 record.
2005-06: Earned a 6-4 record and featured wins in his first four matches ... posted a technical fall (20-5) over McDaniel's Brad Grabish at the McDaniel Duals ... pinned Nassau's John Petrofsky in the opening round of the Penn State Open.
2004-05: Opened his collegiate career by posting a 6-6 record ... earned three of his victories by way of major decisions ... placed fifth at the Navy Classic.
High School: A 2003 graduate of Westwood High School, Butcher attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2003-04 academic year ... a four-sports standout, he earned letters in wrestling (4), baseball (2), cross country (1) and track (1) ... led Westwood to the 2002 state sectional title ... three-time individual champion at the district and region level, while earning county crowns twice ... placed sixth in the state tourney in 2003 and seventh in 2001.
Personal: Full name is Joseph Edwin Butcher ... son of Jim and Liz Butcher ... born Dec. 17, 1984, in Mineola, N.Y. ... majoring in Quantitative Economics ... appeared on the Commandant's and Dean's Lists in the fall of 2006 ... ranked among the top 25 percent of his class (1,085) in academic order of merit with a 3.51 GPA ... hopes to serve in the Marine Corps.