I knew Jeff during his time at North Dakota State around 1980. We played gym rat basketball together 2-3 times a week for at least a year. You can only imagine how astonished I was when I saw my basketball buddy wrestling on ABC's "USA vs The World!" Despite his strength and talent, above all Jeff was humble and decent. I was so happy for his success and am greatly saddened by his passing. Heartfelt condolences to his family and many friends.