USA Judo

Rachael Butler

 

RACHAEL BUTLER

WEIGHT CLASS:  70KG

CLUB:  TRI-VALLEY JUDO

HOMETOWN:  PLEASANTON, CA

AGE:  20

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE HARDEST PART ABOUT COMPETING INTERNATIONALLY?
My routine is super hard to maintain while traveling and competing. The food, practice schedule, and time are all different on the road.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST MENTOR/INSPIRATION IN JUDO?
My dad is my judo coach and someone I look up to. He is always pushing me to be the best me.

WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO YOU TO COME HOME WITH A MEDAL?
If I bring a medal home from worlds, I’ll be so excited! It is my first time competing at this level and would be a huge confidence boost.

 

 

 

MATCHES

Preliminaries - BUTLER (USA) vs KIM (KOR)