Oostendorp also has considerable international experience. He was a member of the United States Greco Roman National Team from 1993-1998. His redshirt freshman year at Iowa, he won the Fila Jr. Greco Roman National Championship and represented the U.S. in the Fila World Championships placing fifth. In 1995, Oostendorp won the US World Team Trials and competed for the United States in the 1995 World Championships in the Czech Republic. He was the 1996 US Greco Roman National Champion and was the Olympic alternate at 100 kilograms after placing second in the final Olympic Trials.
"Our success has come from the attitude of the athletes that we are bringing into the program combined with the work ethic and commitment of our assistant coaches. We have created an environment for success built on the idea of bringing in student athletes who have very high goals and more importantly, are willing to make the commitment and sacrifices to attain them. Coe has a great deal to offer our student athletes, including an outstanding education and the opportunity to wrestle at a very high level."
Oostendorp has a daughter, Maci, and two sons, Jay and Jake.
John Oostendorp Year-By-Year
|2001-02||9||5||0||.643||5||4||0||.556||6th||43rd - NCAA|
|2002-03||14||6||0||.700||5||4||0||.556||6th||12th - NCAA|
|2003-04||9||7||0||.563||3||5||0||.375||4th||17th - NCAA|
|2004-05||11||7||0||.611||6||2||0||.750||3rd||33rd - NCAA|
|2005-06||5||8||1||.393||4||3||1||.563||4th||24th - NCAA|
|2006-07||18||5||0||.783||6||2||0||.750||3rd||10th - NCAA|
|2007-08||17||4||0||.809||6||2||0||.750||2nd||4th - NCAA|
|2008-09||15||5||0||.750||7||1||0||.875||3rd||4th - NCAA|
|2009-10||16||3||0||.842||7||1||0||.875||2nd||4th - NCAA|
|2010-11||16||5||0||.762||7||1||0||.875||2nd||5th - NCAA|
|2011-12||11||3||0||.786||6||1||0||.857||2nd||3rd - NCAA|
|2012-13||13||6||0||.684||6||1||0||.857||2nd||21st - NCAA|
|2013-14||13||5||0||.722||6||1||0||.857||2nd||4th - NCAA|
|2014-15||9||8||0||.529||5||2||0||.714||3rd||7th - NCAA|
After the most decorated wrestling career in Kohawk history, Rush joined the coaching staff in 2011. Rush became Coe's first four-time All-American in any sport and wrestling's first two-time NCAA DIII National Champion. He was named D3Wrestle.com Wrestler of the year in 2010. He was also named Coe College's Male Athlete of the Year in 2010 and 2011, joining Keelie Finnel and Fred Jackson as two-time winners.
Rush was a three-time NCAA National finalist and a three-time Iowa Conference Champion. He was named the NWCA National Duals Outstanding Wrestler in 2008. Rush posted a career record of 129-11, going undefeated against NCAA Division III wrestlers his final two seasons. Also successful in the classroom, Rush was a two-time NWCA Scholar All-American and CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District second team selection in 2011.
Rush hails from Aledo, Illinois where he was a two-time Illinois State Champion and three-time finalist. He was also named Illinois Class A Wrestler of the year in 2007. He was a member of the Illinois Junior National Greco Dual Team four years, winning the National Junior Greco Duals in 2007.
Rush is married to the former Ashlee Simon, an All-American pitcher for the Kohawk softball team. Ashlee led the Kohawks to the 2009 National Championship game, the only national title appearance by a Kohawk team in school history.