Jason Kelber was undefeated for three years while wrestling for West Marshall High School in State Center, Iowa. After a runner-up finish at 98 pounds as a freshman, he won three consecutive state championships, finishing first at 105 pounds as a sophomore and junior and at 118 pounds as a senior. Kelber was a three-time All-American and a national champion for the University of Nebraska. In 1991, he was named Outstanding Wrestler at the Big Eight Tournament and a National Wrestling Coaches Association First-Team Academic All-American. Kelber currently resides in Valentine, Nebraska, and has served as a volunteer coach.