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Mark Schultz


Mark Schultz

Mark Schultz is an Olympic and two-time World champion freestyle wrestler and a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame and the California Wrestling Hall of Fame. Schultz is undefeated in mixed martial arts with a record of 1-0.

His brother, the late Dave Schultz, also won a Freestyle Wrestling Gold Medal at the 1984 Olympics. The Schultz brothers and the Banach brothers became the first brothers in U.S. history to win Olympic Wrestling titles in the same Olympics. However, the Schultz brothers are the only brothers in U.S history to win Olympic and World titles. The Schultz brothers won more NCAA, U.S. Open, World and Olympic titles than any American brother combination in history.

On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz was murdered by multimillionaire paranoid schizophrenic John Eleuthère du Pont, the founder of "Team Foxcatcher". Four months after Dave's murder, Mark competed in UFC 9 and won. Mark then wrote an autobiography, which has been turned into a major motion picture titled Foxcatcher, directed by Bennett Miller, and starring Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz, Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz and Steve Carell as John du Pont.

Mark Schultz

Books by Mark Schultz

by Mark Schultz - Nonfiction, Sports

Olympic gold-winning wrestler Mark Schultz describes the dramatic circumstances surrounding his brother's murder by du Pont family heir John E. du Pont. What led to du Pont's catastrophic break from reality and a wrestling golden boy's senseless death? Schultz reveals all, exploring a complex web of personal and professional intrigue.