In 1967, John earned an Oregon State Wrestling championship at 148 lbs and in 1966 he earned the Oregon State Wrestling Championship at 141 lbs. He was All-Conference in 1964 and 1965 and All-State in 1966, 1967.
He participated in Football, and Wrestling during his four years at Henley.; he was a 12 Year Senior completing all grades in the Henley complex.
After graduation, attended the University of Oregon; graduating with an MBA. He is currently a self-employed farmer in the Klamath Basin.