Mark Schultz

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Birthday
26, 1960
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1960 (age 59)
Birthplace
California

About

After winning gold in the freestyle wrestling event at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, Schultz won the 1985 and 1987 World Wrestling Championships and placed first in the wrestling event at the 1987 Pan American Games. After retiring from wrestling, he became a mixed martial artist with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Before Fame

During his time at California's Palo Alto High School, he won the Northern California All-Around Gymnastics Championship before shifting his focus to wrestling. While at the University of Oklahoma, he won three National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) wrestling championships.

Trivia

He coached the wrestling team at Brigham Young University.

Family Life

The son of Philip Gary Schultz and Dorothy Jean St. Germain, he spent his youth in Palo Alto, California and Ashland, Oregon. Before ending in divorce, his marriage produced three children.

Associated With

His older brother, Dave Schultz, was also a World Wrestling Championship winner and Olympic gold medalist. Tragically, the elder Schultz was murdered in 1996 by philanthropist John du Pont.