Mark Schultz

October 26, 1960 - Present

When he captured his third National Collegiate championship, a notable achievement in itself, that was only the beginning. Mark Schultz then stepped into the international arena and reached heights of which few athletes can dream. His Olympic gold medal and two additional World championships place him among a mere handful of America's elite wrestlers.

During high school at Palo Alto, California, wrestling wasn't even his primary sport. Schultz was an accomplished gymnast and, years later, he would celebrate epic wrestling victories with spectacular back-flips at center mat.

After competing as a freshman at UCLA, he transferred with his older brother, David, to the University of Oklahoma and won the NCAA championship at 167 pounds in 1981.

The highlight match of his collegiate career came in his junior season. Instead of defending his 167-pound crown, he rose to 177 to challenge two-time champion Ed Banach of Iowa. Schultz scored a landmark 16-8 victory in the finals, was voted the tournament's outstanding wrestler, and blocked Banach's bid to become a four-time champion.

Mark and Dave Schultz were 1984 Olympic teammates of the Banach twins, Ed and Lou, at Los Angeles, where all four won gold medals. Mark and Ed became the first American wrestlers in 52 years to cap three NCAA titles with Olympic gold medals. He won four national Freestyle titles, two World championships and a Pan American gold medal.

After several years as a collegiate coaching assistant, Schultz became head coach at Brigham Young University.

In recognition of achievements which forever mark him one of the best wrestlers in the world, Mark Philip Schultz is honored as a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Awards:

Year
2013
Award
Lifetime Service to Wrestling
Chapter/Region
California
Year
1995
Award
Distinguished Members
Chapter/Region
National

All American Awards:

Season
1983
School
Oklahoma
Tournament
Division I
Weight
177
Place
1
Season
1982
School
Oklahoma
Tournament
Division I
Weight
177
Place
1
Season
1981
School
Oklahoma
Tournament
Division I
Weight
167
Place
1

College Season Records:

Season
1983
School
Oklahoma
Class
Senior
Bouts
27
Wins
27
Losses
0
Ties
0
Falls
4
Win PCT.
100
Place
1st
Season
1982
School
Oklahoma
Class
Junior
Bouts
29
Wins
27
Losses
2
Ties
0
Falls
6
Win PCT.
93.1
Place
1st
Season
1981
School
Oklahoma
Class
Sophomore
Bouts
27
Wins
24
Losses
3
Ties
0
Falls
3
Win PCT.
88.89
Place
1st
Season
1979
School
UCLA
Class
Freshman
Bouts
29
Wins
19
Losses
10
Ties
0
Falls
0
Win PCT.
65.52
Place
DNP
Season
Career
Bouts
112
Wins
97
Losses
15
Ties
0
Falls
13
Win PCT.
86.61

All Coaching Dual Records:

Season
2000
School
Brigham Young
Division
Division I
Duals
0
Wins
0
Losses
0
Ties
0
Win PCT.
0
Season
1999
School
Brigham Young
Division
Division I
Duals
0
Wins
0
Losses
0
Ties
0
Win PCT.
0
Season
1998
School
Brigham Young
Division
Division I
Duals
0
Wins
0
Losses
0
Ties
0
Win PCT.
0
Season
1997
School
Brigham Young
Division
Division I
Duals
0
Wins
0
Losses
0
Ties
0
Win PCT.
0
Season
1996
School
Brigham Young
Division
Division I
Duals
12
Wins
5
Losses
7
Ties
0
Win PCT.
41.67
Season
1995
School
Brigham Young
Division
Division I
Duals
15
Wins
6
Losses
9
Ties
0
Win PCT.
40
Season
Career
Duals
27
Wins
11
Losses
16
Ties
0
Win PCT.
40.74

All Rankings:

Season
1983
Rank Date
11/29/1982
Weight
177
Rank
1
School
Oklahoma
Season
1983
Rank Date
12/13/1982
Weight
177
Rank
1
School
Oklahoma
Season
1983
Rank Date
12/30/1982
Weight
177
Rank
1
School
Oklahoma
Season
1983
Rank Date
01/17/1983
Weight
177
Rank
1
School
Oklahoma
Season
1983
Rank Date
01/31/1983
Weight
177
Rank
1
School
Oklahoma
Season
1983
Rank Date
02/14/1983
Weight
177
Rank
1
School
Oklahoma
Season
1983
Rank Date
02/28/1983
Weight
177
Rank
1
School
Oklahoma
Season
1983
Rank Date
03/10/1983
Weight
177
Rank
1
School
Oklahoma
Season
1982
Rank Date
11/21/1981
Weight
167
Rank
1
School
Oklahoma
Season
1982
Rank Date
02/15/1982
Weight
177
Rank
1
School
Oklahoma
Season
1982
Rank Date
02/27/1982
Weight
177
Rank
1
School
Oklahoma
Season
1981
Rank Date
01/26/1981
Weight
167
Rank
1
School
Oklahoma
Season
1981
Rank Date
02/09/1981
Weight
167
Rank
1
School
Oklahoma

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