Johnson, Wellington and Hightower look to continue winning streaks
2012-13: Finished 3-0 en route to claiming the 174 title at the MAC Wrestling Championships, defeating John-Marti Cannon to finish first...Earned NCAA All-American honors defeating Iowa State's Tanner Weatherman to finish eighth...Named MAC Freshman of the year after finishing the season with a team high 39 victories..Posted a strong 2-0 finish at the Virginia Duals pinning Dennis Rhodes (Anderson) while coming away with a 3-1 decision over Chattanooga's Jake Young...Defeated Kent State's Sam Wheeler in the championship match at the Michigan State Open to finish with a perfect 4-0 mark in the 174 bracket...Won his weight class for the second straight tournament at the Navy Classic, finishing a perfect 4-0 defeating Kent State's Sam Wheeler 7-4 ...Defeated Central Michigan's Craig Kelliher in a 5-3 decision...Helped led the Bobcats to a 17-16 come behind victory over Eastern Michigan with a 10-2 major decision win over Mike Curby...Picked up a win over Colin Hedash (Appalachian State) on Dec 9...Moved to a perfect 18-0 at the Reno Tournament of Champions, finishing a perfect 5-0 en route to claiming the 174 bracket on Dec. 17...Finished with a 4-2 mark at the Southern Scuffle on Jan. 2...Came away with a 5-2 decision victory over Northern Illinois' Matt Mougin...Picked up a 8-2 decision victory over Kent State's Sam Wheeler...Posted his team-leading 25th victory over Bloomsburg's Christopher Smith on Jan. 20...Recorded a victory over No. 16 John-Martin Cannon 8-4..Defeated Michigan State's Jordan Wohifert 2-0 on Jan. 27...Continued his impressive season with a 2-1 victory over Ryan Darch (Clarion) on Feb. 9...Collected his 30th victory over Campbell's Taylor Mcgiffen in shutout victory on Feb. 18...Won both of his matches against Cleveland State and Gardner Webb via pin.
2011-12 Redshirted... Posted a 21-10 overall record in open competition... Posted a winning performance at the Purple Raider Open... Took third at the CSU Open... Finished fourth at the Michigan State Open.
Prior to Ohio: Finished his high school career with 171 wins and 21 losses... Qualified for state competition four times... Placed in state competition three times... Captured the State Championship... Named All-American three times... Was Junior National Runner-Up... Was a Disney Gold Medalist and Silver Medalist... Also played football.
Personal: Son of Jason and Michele Walters... Has one sister, Amanda... Hobbies include wrestling, hanging out with friends and participating in water sports... Majoring in Education.