Greg Ortberg ('00)

Football - Track & Field

Greg Ortberg - Hall of FameGreg Ortberg (C'00) was the first University of Dubuque track athlete to earn All-American honors in indoor track. He also was the first Spartan track athlete to earn IIAC MVP honors and win three individual Conference Championships in one year. He earned his degree in speech communications in 2000. He started his athletic career at West Delaware High School in Manchester, Iowa where participated in football and track.

In 2001, Ortberg participated in training camp with the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League. He played four seasons (2002-2005) with the Wyoming Calvary of the National Indoor Football League. Ortberg and his wife Audrey have two sons, Chase and Caleb. He works as a property adjuster with Farmers Insurance, and has received three superior service awards through work. He has also volunteered for catastrophe duty, including Hurricane Ike in 2008.


Track Accomplishments:

- Six time NCAA Division III All-American
- 2nd Place, 100m Dash (Outdoors), 1999
- 5th Place, 110m Hurdles (Outdoors), 1999
- 5th Place, 55m Hurdles (Indoors), 1999
- 6th Place, 55m Dash (Indoors), 1999
- 8th Place, 100m Dash (Outdoor), 2000
- 2nd Place, 55m Hurdles (Indoors), 2000
- Nine time NCAA Division III National Championships qualifier
- Iowa Conference Outdoor Championships MVP - 1999
- Five time IIAC Outdoor Championships Winner
- 100m Dash (1999), 110m High Hurdles (1999), 200m Dash (1999)
- 110m Dash (2000), 200m Dash (2000)

Football Accomplishments:

- Second highest singles game rushing total, 274 yards vs Cornell (11/6/99)
- IIAC/UD Record for longest Kick Return, 100 yards vs. Upper Iowa (10/9/99)
- Ninth best single season rushing total, 919 yards (1999)
- Team high 92 tackles as a safety (1998)
- Team high 9-touchdowns (1999)