HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in wrestling ... 2004 IHSA state champion at 112 pounds ... 2002 Freestyle state champion at 105 pounds ... Competed for the 2002 Illinois Cadet Freestyle and Greco teams and the 2004 Illinois Folkstyle team ... Holds school records for most career victories (135) and for most season wins (40) ... Coached by Joe Williams.
PERSONAL: Full given name is Martin Jacob Oster ... Goes by Jake ... Born on June 22, 1987 ... Son of Marty and Cathy Oster ... Has four brothers ... Has a brother, Josh, who wrestled for Elmhurst College ... His biggest thrill in sports was winning the state championship his junior year ... His favorite athlete is Brett Favre because he plays through injury and personal struggle ... His past summer jobs have been working at his dad's dry cleaners and cutting grass ... Was an honor roll student in high school and a member of the National Honor Society ... Received an excellence in art award in high school ... Wants to become a teacher and coach wrestling after college.