With that said, I think a lot of my father's ideals are in the Complete app. STILLWATER – Oklahoma State wrestling signees Konner Doucet and Alexander Yokubaitis were announced winners of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Thursday. ", Steve Carell in a scene from "Foxcatcher.". — -- Note: Alexander Schultz is a tech entrepreneur and founder of the new app Complete. My dad was famous for learning from everyone. They showed him as having this dynamic where my dad would push him away a bit, and he would do that, but only because he was honest with John. In 1977 as a senior at Palo Alto High School, he became state champion. I’m driven by what he was able to accomplish. They are just genuine, down-to-earth guys who just happen to be extremely talented actors. More than a decade after his murder, Dave Schultz remains one of the most respected and beloved figures in amateur wrestling. Ruffalo does an insane job of playing my dad. So he decided to stick with coaching, though BYU dropped wrestling in 2000.

mark@intermatwrestle.com, Twitter: @MatWriter. It was like going back in a time machine, but you can't do anything. ", Alexander Schultz and Mark Ruffalo who plays his father in "Foxcatcher. — -- Note: Alexander Schultz is a tech entrepreneur and founder of the new app Complete.

'Non-scalable' fencing erected around White House in anticipation of protests, Can Trump 'Fire Fauci?' Then you throw in a drug problem with an unlimited bank roll and people taking advantage of him. My father and I were really close. He chatted about "Foxcatcher" and his own business, Complete App. He also was the one guy who would call John over if someone was throwing a barbecue or something. Alexander Schultz is the son of the late Olympic gold medal-winning wrestling legend, Dave Schultz. He's just sad. This is Alex Schultz's story, as told to ABC News. He’d go after things in a big way. I saw how happy he was with his life. He would always say, "You can just get gold from anyone," no matter of their background. The interaction is just one-way online.

I think the movie does a really good job of showing why the Schultz family has never been overly mad at du Pont. Gunman on the run after Vienna 'terror attack' leaves two dead, Q&A: Using faster diagnostics to treat COVID-19 patients, France to ban Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves, Maduro looks for 'total power' in Venezuela legislative election. It was a rough watch, but for only the last 10 to 15 minutes. There was no facade at all. 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. My dad was really John's best friend. He treated him like an adult and not a billionaire. You know, it's always hard to make a biopic, but "Foxcatcher" is incredibly well done. Alexander and Dave Schultz Dave Schultz was very much a family man. Plus, he was training with world-class wrestlers, so it must have been incredibly intense and humbling. He would just talk to them about their job and their life, and he actually cared.

What if the presidential race ends in an Electoral College tie? He's also the son of the iconic Dave Schultz, who won an Olympic Gold Medal in wrestling and was one of the main subjects of the Oscar-nominated film "Foxcatcher." It must be hard for someone like Bennett Miller to cut someone's story down to 120 minutes. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? I mean, rock climber, shooting with the national shooting team, he would try anything.

We'd go to his house a bunch and he would come over. He chatted about "Foxcatcher" and his own business, Complete App. Other guys were nice to him, but they wouldn't reach out and invite him over. It was probably tough to decide who to highlight more or whose eyes to show the movie through. The first hour and half, I just thought I was watching a really good taping. Not rooted in aggressiveness or evil, just a terribly insecure guy who had no friends. He's saving the world one day at a time and helping people. That’s always been something I tried to mimic. He went through his life as a student.

For that reason, I remember DuPont being around a lot.

Ruffalo, Channing and Carell all just nailed it, and not just onscreen.

You just have to watch. It's emotional for me, but Bennett Miller did a really good job of getting in all the key aspects of my dad and the story. Respected for his considerable accomplishments on the mat -- 1977 California high school state champ, 1982 NCAA champion at 167 pounds from the University of Oklahoma, 1984 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle at 74 kg/163 lbs, and ten-time Senior Nationals champ -- are just some of the biggest highlights in a career of highlights. Just as important, however, Dave Schultz was beloved for his generous spirit and ease in forming warm, lasting friendships with wrestlers and fans around the world. He just loved people. My dad’s gone and I’m his representative. On Jan. 26, 1996, Dave Schultz was shot and killed by John du Pont. This is probably just an ode to Ruffalo and Carell and their acting, 'cause it was just like a time machine. I think around that time, he had three movies that all blew up -- "21 Jump Street," "The Vow" and "Magic Mike." I wanted a community where they didn't just "like" something you already accomplished. If you asked me to form a perfect cast -- on and off the screen -- if it's not "Foxcacther," I don't know what is. I had spoken about the story so much that I thought I'd be somewhat numb to it. I've probably seen "Foxcatcher" too many times -- five in all -- but I still remember the first time. You just end up with a weird, misguided guy with mental health problems. O n Friday 26 January 1996, Dave Schultz had to collect his children from school. First, physically, everyone really put their heart and soul into this. Schultz, a newfound devotee of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, had trained with Rickson Gracie …

The actor discusses his new firm "Foxcatcher" where he portrays Olympic gold medal wrestler Dave Schultz. I remember almost everything from that era.

Schultz began wrestling in junior high school at David Starr Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto coached by Robert Hoskins.

Alexander Schultz is the son of the late Olympic gold medal-winning wrestling legend, Dave Schultz. Mark Ruffalo plays Dave Schultz in the movie, Channing Tatum plays Dave Schultz's brother, Mark Schultz, and Steve Carell stars as du Pont. Complete is simple, and all the user has to do is create a task, then post to private or public with the option to add to Twitter or Facebook. Still, even with that level of fame, he always made time for me and never changed. You really feel powerless. Instead of just sitting in the corner, my dad would make sure John was good. I don’t feel it’s pressure, it’s the right way to live. Alexander Schultz, right, and his father, Dave Schultz in this undated file photo. It's the worst feeling. That's one thing not shown in the movie. So, I'm sure he got nothing out of that session.

I wanted support for things you wanted or needed to get done. He just opened those doors. Like, Channing is this guy who gets up at 4 a.m., works out, then films for 12 hours and catches another workout. He would go train till 3 p.m. and be home when I got home from school.
That year he also won both his first national and international wrestling titles. He may have died when I was 9 years old, but he didn't have a traditional job and that meant he was home a lot when I was a kid. On Jan. 26, 1996, Dave Schultz was shot and killed by John du Pont. What they weren't able to show in the time frame was how close my father and du Pont were. Alexander Schultz turned 21 this past spring. There's three dynamic people there. Promotional ad for the new app Complete, co-created by Alexander Schultz. He's also the son of the iconic Dave Schultz, who won an Olympic Gold Medal in wrestling and was one of the main subjects of the Oscar-nominated film "Foxcatcher."
That's something I won't ever forget. They nailed even the way my dad and uncle walked and their work ethic was just ridiculous.

But after Uncle Mark left, it was just my dad and the team. He’d go to an event in Russia and talk to everyone about what was working for them, even the janitor. You have to remember that Channing became the megastar he is today while filming "Foxcatcher." He left behind a wife of fourteen years, Nancy, a daughter Danielle, and son Alexander, named for the legendary Russian wrestling champion Alexander Medved. Me and him were really, really close. Both Ruffalo and Carell were nominated for an Oscar for their work in this film. He was also famous for meeting people, hanging out with them for 30 minutes and they would never know he was an Olympic champion or who he was. He just got so famous. That’s being alive. "Ruffalo does an insane job of playing my dad.". Read: 'As Told To': WWF Wrestler Jake 'The Snake' Roberts Story of Resurrection, Read: 'As Told To': Bill Rancic: How My Life Has Changed Since I Asked Giuliana to Marry Me.