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Dave Schultz

Full name: David Leslie "Dave" Schultz
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: June 6, 1959 in Palo Alto, California, United States
Died: January 26, 1996 in Newton Square, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club, Scottsdale (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Brother of Mark Schultz.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Dave Schultz was a Californian high school wrestling champion and attended the University of Oklahoma, where he became a 1982 NCAA champion. He was one of America's best known international wrestlers in the 1980s, winning six medals at the World Championships, including a gold in 1984. In addition to his Olympic gold medal, he won gold at the 1987 Pan American Games and 1987 Goodwill Games, and was a two-time champion at the Tbilisi Tournament in Georgia. He also won 10 U.S. National Championships. When his competitive career ended, he became a coach and served as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin, Stanford, and his alma mater. In the early 90s, he was recruited by John DuPont, of the DuPont family fortune, to form an amateur wrestling team in the Philadelphia area, called [Team Foxcatcher]. Schultz was the coach of the team and was also training for another shot at the Olympics in 1996, when he was shot and killed by DuPont. DuPont had been exhibiting very bizarre behavior in the months preceding the murder. He was found guilty and mentally ill, but not insane, and was sentenced to 15-30 years in prison.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result CP MR
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 1 1984-08-08
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1984-08-10 Schultz (USA) decision (4-1), Knosp (FRG)
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Final 1 1984-08-09 7,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Final Match #1 1 1984-08-09 Schultz (USA) decision (5-0), Han (KOR) 3,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Final Match #2 1 1984-08-09 Schultz (USA) fall (1:46), Sejdi (YUG) 4,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Five 1 1984-08-09 15,5
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Five Match #3 AC 1984-08-09 Schultz (USA) 0,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Four 1 1984-08-09 15,5
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Four Match #2 1 1984-08-09 Schultz (USA) fall (1:46), Sejdi (YUG) 4,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Three 2 1984-08-08 11,5
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Three Match #2 1 1984-08-08 Schultz (USA) decision (12-0) (1:13), Salas (COL) 4,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Two 2T 1984-08-08 7,5
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round Two Match #3 1 1984-08-08 Schultz (USA) decision (12-0) (3:16), Coleman (NZL) 4,0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One 4 1984-08-08 3,5
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Wrestling United States USA Group A - Round One Match #2 1 1984-08-08 Schultz (USA) decision (9-1), Rauhala (FIN) 3,5
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