National Wrestling Champion, Boise State 1961-63
Inducted into the Boise State Hall of Fame in 1983
Johnson was also an outstanding wrestler at Boise Junior College. He went undefeated in junior college, compiling 40 consecutive wins without a loss. He won two straight Intermountain Collegiate Athletic Conference crowns at 190 pounds and he took top honors in his weight class at the NJCAA tournament that year. Bud was selected as a first team All-American in 1963 as a result of his outstanding performance. In addition to his achievements as a wrestler, he was also an All-Conference middle linebacker for the BJC football team in 1962 and 1963. After leaving BJC in 1963, Bid enrolled at Idaho State University. At ISU he won two straight conference wrestling titles for the Bengals.