Mark Schultz Olympic Wrestler

Mark Schultz is a Combat Sports Legend, Subject of the movie Foxcatcher, Author of the New York Times Best-Seller Foxcatcher, Coach, and Corporate Speaker. 

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Foxcatcher – the Movie

The Five-time Oscar nominated film was inspired by Mark Schultz’s New York Times Best Selling memoir, Foxcatcher. It tells the story of the greatest wrestling brothers in U.S. history, Olympic Champions Mark and Dave Schultz, and how the lack of financial support led to Dave’s murder by the richest murderer in history. The Schultz brothers are the only American brothers in history to win World and Olympic Gold Medals.

Foxcatcher stars People Magazine’s 2012 “Sexiest Man Alive” Channing Tatum as Mark. Co-starring Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell. The movie is directed by 2-time Oscar nominated director Bennett Miller. Also starring Hollywood A-listers Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, and Oscar Winner Vanessa Redgrave.

Now showing in the U.S. and 36 countries worldwide. The film was inspired by the New York Times best-selling memoir “Foxcatcher” authored by Mark Schultz. 

Mark Schultz is considered by many as the greatest athlete to ever step on a mat. Oklahoma Head Wrestling Coach Stan Abel said “Mark Schultz is the greatest wrestler ever.” 

After rising to the pinnacle of the world of wrestling with NCAA, US Open, World, and Olympic gold medals, Mark’s world crashed after his brother, best friend, and workout partner Dave was murdered by the wealthiest murderer  in history. Mark came back from the brink, overcame tragedy, and ended his athletic career by going out a winner in the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC IX) by TKO in 12 minutes in a cage fight with only 2 rules in front of the largest pay-per-view  audience and 10,000 fans in Detroit’s Cobo Arena.  Mark considers UFC IX his greatest achievement and retribution against the man who ruined his wrestling career and murdered his brother. 

A Fighter’s Inspiration

As one Keppler Speakers most interesting and inspirational speakers, Mark is unique. He mixes hard fought life lessons with humor and coaches people on how to win in life and business against all opponents, barriers, and hardships. 

“If you’re going to hire a speaker, Mark Schultz is your guy! He hit it out of the park for our team. Compelling story of dedication, success, tragedy, rising from the ashes and all laced with humor. Mark is a huge presence and commands his audience.”
-Andy Chick, Director of Marketing at Independent Electric Supply 

“Mark is a great speaker. His stories about overcoming obstacles in life are inspiring. He has studied Olympic level performance optimization for many years.”
-Dr. Peter Rogers, Author of “Straight A at Stanford and on to Harvard: How to Learn Faster and Think Better”

“We heard nothing but great things from all the guests during and after the event. Your speech really stole the show. All eyes were on you, and you energized the room for the entire second half of the day (and night). You connected well with our audience, and some attendees I spoke with at the post-event drinks were drawing comparisons between the lessons you taught and how we could apply them in our professional and personal lives. I’ve seen a few videos of you speaking on Youtube, but this was on a whole different level. Thanks so much for making it to Asia and sharing your incredible story with us.”
-Michael Drake, Co-Chair of FIX Trading Community’s Asia Pacific Education and Marketing Subcommittee, Asia Chair of Global Membership Services, Head of Business Development – Asia, Symphony Communication Services.

Mark Schultz is an Olympic and 2-time World Freestyle Wrestling Champion, a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame, the California Wrestling Hall of Fame, and the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame. See more about Mark’s astonishing wrestling career »

Foxcatcher the Movie is Based on Part of Mark’s Life Story

Foxcatcher, the movie, is based on the tragic and shocking true events from a section of Mark Schultz’s life story through his brother’s murder and his comeback in UFC IX. See more about the movie, Foxcatcher »

Mark Schultz’s autobiography “Foxcatcher” was published by Penguin Publishing’s exclusive subsidiary Dutton and is available on, Barnes and Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. It has been translate into many languages and is available in many countries. The book focuses on Mark’s life, not the death of his brother David. He describes his extraordinary athletic career going from gymnastics to wrestling to no-holds-barred cage fighting. He teaches hard won life lessons he learned along the way in one of the most difficult environments imaginable. Click here to order your book on today »

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