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Detailed wrestling biography of Dave Schultz



DAVE SCHULTZ
63 lbs./74 kg

1995-96 Team USA Ranking: No. 1
Residence: Newtown Square, Pa.
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
Club: Team Foxcatcher
College: Univ. of Oklahoma - '83
High School: Palo Alto, Calif. - '77
Born: June 6, 1959 in Palo Alto, Calif.
Height: 5-9
Occupation: Wrestling Coach

Career Highlights:
- 1984 Olympic Champion
- 1983 World Champion
- Three-time World silver medalist (1985, 1987, 1993)
- Two-time World bronze medalist (1982, 1986)
- Four-time World Cup Champion (1980, 1985, 1994-95)
- 1987 Pan American Games Champion
- 1986 Goodwill Games Champion
- Two-time Tbilisi Tournament Champion (1984, 1991)
- Ten-time Senior Nationals Champion
- 1982 NCAA Champion

Other International Competition: Second in 1994 Goodwill Games... Second in 1991 U.S. Open International... 1987 & 1991 Tbilisi Tournament champion (Soviet Union)... Third in 1991 Sunkist International Open... 1983 & 1990-91 Henri Deglane Challenge champion (France)... 1989-90 Sunkist International Open champion... 1987 Pan American Games champion... 1986 Goodwill Games champion... 1985 Super Champion titlist (Japan)... Second in 1981 World University Games...1977 Pan American Championships champion in Greco-Roman...

Other U.S. Competition: 1993-94 World Team Trials champion... Third in 1992 Olympic Team Trials at 180.5 pounds... Second in 1991 World Team Trials... Second in 1988 Olympic Team Trials... 1985 & 1987 U.S. Olympic Festival champion... 1984 Olympic Team Trials champion... 1981 AAU Nationals champion... Second in 1979-80 & 1982 AAU Nationals... 1977 and 1981 AAU Nationals champion in Greco-Roman... Seventh in 1978 AAU Nationals... Fourth in 1977 AAU Nationals...

College: Competed for Stan Abel at Univ. of Oklahoma... NCAA champion as a senior in 1982... Second in 1981 NCAA meet... Placed third in 1978 NCAA meet for Oklahoma State for Tommy Chesbro... Transferred to UCLA in 1978 and then transferred to Univ. of Oklahoma when UCLA dropped its program... Graduated from Univ. of Oklahoma in 1983 with degree in health, physical education and recreation...

High School: Competed for Ed Hart at Palo Alto HS in California... State champion as a senior in 1977... Placed fourth in 1975 & 1976 state tournaments... Competed for the SF Peninsula Grapplers club as a youth, which was coached by Joe DeMeo... Won the Senior National Greco-Roman title while still a high school student...

Personal: Worked as a wrestling coach for Team Foxcatcher... He was previously an assistant coach at Stanford Univ. and the Univ. of Wisconsin... His wife's name is Nancy, and they have two children, Alexander and Danielle... His father is Philip G. Schultz, a counselor, and his mother is Dorothy Jean St. Germain, a clothes designer... His brothers and sisters are Mark, Seana, and Michael... Younger brother, Mark, was an 1984 Olympic gold medalist at 180.5 pounds and a World champion at 180.5 pounds in 1985 and 1987... Hobbies included Russian language, hunting, scuba diving and sailing...

Awards: Outstanding Freestyle Wrestler at 1984, 1987 & 1993 U.S. Nationals and 1981 AAU Nationals...

U.S. Records, as of January 1996: First in Most Tbilisi Tournament titles - 2; Second in Most World and Olympic medals - 7; Second in Most World medals - 6; Tie for Second in Most Consecutive World or Olympic medals - 6; Tie for Second in Most World Cup gold medals - 4; Tie for Second in Most World Cup medals - 7; Tie for Fourth in Most Freestyle National titles - 8

Olympics Placings
1984 - 1st

World Championships Placings
1982 - 3rd
1983 - 1st
1985 - 2nd
1986 - 3rd
1987 - 2nd
1993 - 2nd
1994 - 7th
1995 - 5th

U.S. Nationals Placings
1980 - 3rd*
1983 - 2nd
1984 - 1st
1986 - 1st
1987 - 1st
1988 - 1st
1990 - 4th
1991 - 2nd
1992 - 3rd
1993 - 1st
1994 - 1st
1995 - 1st
* - Greco-Roman placings

World Cup Placings
1978 - 2nd
1980 - 1st
1981 - 2nd
1983 - 2nd
1985 - 1st
1994 - 1st
1995 - 1st
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