Hiatt visited Reese at Riverside Hospital in Columbus on Sunday night.
“Dang, champ, you gave me a scare,” Hiatt told him.
“Sorry, Coach, but I was really kicking his butt,” Reese said.
Hiatt couldn’t tell anything was wrong with Reese just by looking at him and talking to him but said, “Obviously, something’s not right. They’re trying to figure out what it is.”
Reese’s parents, Dave and Sheri, attended the match Sunday, Hiatt said. Dave Reese, a sergeant with the Urbana Police Department, provided an update on his son on the Ohio wrestling Facebook page late Sunday.
“Austin is doing much better and was actually up and moving around earlier,” David wrote. “I wish I could call back everyone who left messages and texts, but tonight I learned how large and great our wrestling family is. After that tremendous scare he seems completely normal now just tired. Tomorrow they will begin testing to try and find the issue that caused this. As I get updates I will let you know. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers, and great acts of kindness and support.”
On Monday morning, Austin’s brother Kyle provided a similar update on Twitter. He wrote, “He’s doing well and moving around. Thank you for everyone’s support.”