Northwestern head coach Drew Pariano has announced the addition of four-time Illinois state place-winner Jameson Oster (HM @ 130) to the Wildcat wrestling program as an incoming freshman in 2011. Oster won a 2009 IHSA state championship at 119 pounds and completed his prep career as the all-time wins leader at Lockport High School (Ill.) with a record of 153-12.
Oster also has enjoyed success on the national level, last month winning an Illinois state freestyle championship. In 2009 he was a Cadet Freestyle All-American and FILA Cadet All-American as well as a member of the Illinois team that defeated Minnesota for the Cadet National Duals freestyle championship, winning his match without being scored on in two periods.
He is the last in a line of four brothers who made a significant impact on the Lockport wrestling program, with the oldest Oster, Josh, recent taking over the school’s head coaching position after eight years as an assistant. While at Lockport, Jameson Oster was a teammate of rising Northwestern junior Kevin Bialka.
Oster projects to compete at 133 pounds for Northwestern.
His complete bio can be found below:
High School: Finished top-four at the IHSA state tournament all four years of his career and won the 2009 state championship at 119 pounds … Four-time regional and sectional champion … Overall career record of 153-12, setting the all-time wins record at Lockport High School … Helped Lockport win first-ever regional championship in 2010 … 2011 Illinois Freestyle state champion at 135 pounds … Cadet Freestyle All-American (fifth place) and FILA Cadet All-American (sixth place) … Member of Illinois team that defeated Minnesota for Cadet National Duals freestyle championship in 2009 … Trained at Overtime School of Wrestling.
Personal: Born Jameson Michael Oster … Son of Martin and Cathy Oster … Three older brothers … Brother Jake was a four-time Division III All-American and a national champion at Elmhurs College … Oldest brother Josh was an assistant coach at Lockport for eight years and took over as head coach following the 2011 season … High school teammate of NU’s Kevin Bialka … Chose Northwestern over Illinois … Anticipated major is undecided.