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Mark Schultz Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Mark Schultz
Place Of Birth
Palo Alto, USA
Age
63 years old
Birth Date
October 26 1960

Mark Schultz Facts

Child Star?
no
Occupation
Wrestler
Education & Qualifications
Palo Alto High School
Net Worth
$5,000,000
Children
Mark David Schultz, Sarah Jessica Schultz
Parents
Philip Gary Schultz, Dorothy Jean St. Germain

About Mark Schultz

American wrestler Mark Philip Schultz has a $2 million dollar fortune.

He was raised in Ashland, Oregon, and Palo Alto, California, the son of Philip Gary Schultz and Dorothy Jean St. Germain. His marriage, which eventually ended in divorce, gave birth to three kids.

Olympic and two-time World champion Schultz is a freestyle wrestler. He belongs to the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame, the California Wrestling Hall of Fame, and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

At the 1984 Olympics, Mark Schultz and his brother Dave Schultz both took home gold medals in wrestling championships. They became the only set of brothers to have won both the Olympic and World titles. More Olympic, World, US Open, and NCAA wrestling championships have been won by the two brothers than by any other pair of American siblings.

Mark Schultz Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Mark Schultz’s net worth?

Mark Schultz's net worth is estimated to be $2 million as of 2022.

How much does Mark Schultz earn per year?

Mark Philip Schultz estimated his annual base salary of approximately $4,00,000. But the exact annual earnings are currently unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Mark Schultz?

Mark Schultz is 5 ft 8 in (178 cm) tall.

How old is Mark Schultz?

Born on October 26, 1960, Mark Schultz, a freestyle wrestler, and three-time NCAA Olympic winner, is 61 years old as of Aug 2022.

Childhood And Education

In October 1960, Mark Schultz was born in Palo Alto, California. Schultz first competed in gymnastics before switching to wrestling for Palo Alto High School. After enrolling at UCLA, he later changed to the University of Oklahoma.

With his older brother Dave, Mark Schultz was reared by his parents Dorothy Jean St. Germain and Philip Gary Schultz. He started wrestling while a student at Palo Alto High School, where Ed Hart was his coach.

After a year, he relocated to Ashland, Oregon, and turned to wrestling. Initially, he was interested in gymnastics, and he was one of the finest athletes in his class, winning the Northern California All-Around Gymnastics Championships.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Mark Schultz’s partner?

In 1990, he wed Kristy Aileen Thompson; they separated in 2002. Sarah, Kelli, and Mark David are their three children.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

As the son of Philip Gary Schultz and Dorothy Jean St. Germain, he spent his formative years in Ashland, Oregon, and Palo Alto, California.

Olympic champion and two-time World champion Schultz is a freestyle wrestler. He belongs to the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame, the California Wrestling Hall of Fame, and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

His older brother Dave Schultz was also an Olympic gold medalist and the World Wrestling Championship.

Following his retirement from wrestling, he joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a mixed martial artist.

He took home three National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) wrestling championships while a student at the University of Oklahoma.

Schultz was also the first Olympic gold medalist to join the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after eight years of wrestling retirement.

After retirement, he oversaw the Brigham Young University wrestling program.

He wrestled in the UFC after quitting professional wrestling, but his back was hurt. Schultz served as a wrestling coach at Brigham Young University.

What awards has Mark Schultz won?

He won four NCAA Championships and was named the NCAA's Outstanding Wrestler.

At the 1982 World Cup in Toledo, where he made his professional debut, he won the gold medal in the 82kg division.

Despite competing at the Seoul Summer Olympics in 1988, when he placed only sixth, he made the decision to give from wrestling.

Together with his older brother Dave Schultz, they took home the wrestling gold medal from the 1984 Olympic Games.

He and his brother Mark participated in the Los Angeles Olympics two years later and both won the gold medal.

He competed at the Budapest World Championships and once more won the gold medal.

He competed in the 1987 World Championships in Clermont-Ferrand, where he also took home the gold medal.

The following year, he competed in the Pan American Games in Indianapolis, where he once again dominated the ring by taking home the gold.

Mark was inducted into the California Wrestling Hall of Fame in addition to receiving a number of other esteemed honors and accolades.

Additionally, in 2013, the California Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame presented Mark with the Lifetime Service Award.

He won the Northern California All-Around Gymnastics Championship while attending Palo Alto High School in California before turning to wrestling.

Other Interesting Mark Schultz Facts And Trivia

  • More Olympic, World, and NCAA championships were won by the Schultz brothers than by any other pair of brothers in American history.
  • He is the only High School State Champion of California in history who has never won a match before the state qualifiers.
  • According to the book 'College Wrestler Of The Decade' by Reginald Rowe, Schultz was chosen as the 'The Golden Era Of Amateur Wrestling: 1980's' by his peers.
  • Mark Schultz, who was selected Oklahoma Student-Athlete of the Year in 1983, set the record for the most victories (27) in a season without a loss at the University of Oklahoma.
  • 'Foxcatcher: The True Story Of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, And The Quest For Olympic Gold' is the name of Mark's autobiography, which was published in 2014. The same year saw the release of the film 'Foxcatcher' with Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz in the movie.
  • He wrestled in the UFC after quitting professional wrestling, but his back was hurt. Schultz served as the head coach at Brigham Young University.
  • After giving up wrestling, he joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as a mixed martial artist.
  • Mark's brother Dave died in a tragic incident in 1996.

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