Upperclassmen duo primed for big years in 2014-15 season
Wrestling comes from behind to win team title on second day of MAC Championships
Three Tiger grapplers officially secured spots at this year's NCAAs
Mizzou guns for their third consecutive conference title after posting a record-setting 136.0 team points in 2013.
Four seniors will be honored Sunday afternoon as Head Coach Brian Smith looks for career win No. 200
Johnston took third place at the Warren Williams/Daktronics Open, his only loss coming against teammate Mikey England, 3-1.
Won six of his eight matches at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open for a fourth place finish.
Was able to have his first dual start for Missouri against Caleb Busson of Northern Illinois. Johnston won the bout by major decision, 13-3.
Represented Missouri at the 2014 MAC Championships after Johnny Eblen suffered a season ending injury. Johnston placed fifth overall, narrowly missing an automatic bid to Nationals, however, his major decision and technical fall wins helped the Tigers with the edge they needed to claim the conference title.
With a season record of 20-10, Johnston picked up four wins by technical falls, seven by pin, and two by major decision.
Took the titles as the Kaufman-Brand, Roger Denker, and Grand View Opens.
At the Kaufman-Brand Open, defeated Mizzou's Jordan Gagliano in the finals, 3-1 in sudden victory.
Johnston's first two wins at the Roger Denker Open were pins (1:21 and 6:00 respectively) followed by two decision wins.
In the finals match at the Grand View Open, Johnston faced Micah Barnes (Nebraska) and won by decision, 4-3.
Of his 19 wins, nine were pins, the fastest of which occurred at 1:06.
Was honored with the Marshall Esteppe Most Outstanding Freshman program award.
His first collegiate win came against Landon Ketsweter (PCC) at the UCM Open by decision, 11-4. Johnston ended up in fourth place overall at the tournament.
Finished in fourth at the Kaufman-Brand Open as well; his two losses came by fellow Tiger grapplers Dorian Henderson and Todd Porter.
Johnston took the titles at both the Roger Denker and MVC Opens with seven straight wins between the two tournaments.
Overall on the season, Johnston had a record of 21-6 with 10 of those wins coming by technical fall or pin.
As a junior, took third place at state at 171 pounds, with a season record of 48-2. He also finished sixth at the national level.
In his senior season, went 52-2 in the 189-pound division, finishing second at state and fourth nationally.
Of his 167 wins throughout his four years of high school, 122 of those came by pins.
The four-time All-American is also a three-time Freestyle State Champion and a four-time Greco State Champion.
In 2011, he took second at the FILA Junior Nationals in Greco.
Has one sister, Kirshten.
Chose Mizzou over Virginia Tech, Columbia, and Penn.
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