What a great guy. I had the privilege of having him as my ref for almost the entire duration of me being a high school wrestler at Franklin. Definitely a class act, and the Johnson family will be praying wholeheartedly for him and his family.
Commentating with my brother on the floor, we both came to the conclusion that this was the equivalent of a title fight. The crowd noise was unequaled, and in the 20 years we had been going to the tournament, we had never heard that big of a pro-Mater Dei crowd before.
Now about the match. It was everything we hoped for and more. Both wrestlers had an edge in the match and it was just brilliant to see two wrestlers master what they do. Lee is going to be amazing for the Penn State program in a few years, and Red will do great things as a Husker.
It was fun commentating on TrackWrestling for this one, one of the best matches I've ever covered. Congratulations to both guys.