Trent Oeltjen is an Australian-born athlete whose career as a baseball player includes making multiple State, Representative, National and World Cup Teams including the 2004 Australian Olympic Team in which he helped capture the Silver Medal. His MLB career saw him play for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Post his playing career, he co-Founded NxtGen Baseball, an elite program with both online and on-field instruction, Camps, Clinics and Combines to showcase the best young baseball players in Australia and now the US. The program has seen over 35 players go onto NCAA Division 1 and professional careers.
Seeking to push himself - and inspire others to achieve their personal goals - he took up long distance running in 2019 with multiple ultramarathon achievements at the 80k, 100K and beyond marks plus multiple long-distance, open water swims.
Balancing his drive to achieve and inspire, he is father to Chase and enjoys the joy that comes from chasing around his son, whether it be on the soccer pitch, the beach near their Dana Point, California home, the ball field or skatepark.
From an early age, Trent battled adversity and setbacks including being the youngest person to have complete elbow reconstruction (“Tommy John”) surgery at the age of 15. This continued even through his pro career, being one of only a few players to make the Big Leagues, get sent down to the minors, come back, get sent down, then come back again. The grit and resilience necessary to always smile, persevere and find a pathway forward is at the center of Trent’s life and work with others.
Trent is now taking his love of working with people to see their dreams come true through his website, social media and his journey to run the legendary “Six Stars” marathons all in one year. From there, the sky’s the limit but everything he does is to earn the right to be a mentor and help inspire others to achieve their goals, whatever they are.
Trent hopes you will join him on his journey, share your own and together, be the best you can be.