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Schultz, Team USA Ready for Senior World Championships

Sep 7, 2022

TEMPE - Sun Devil Wrestling's Cohlton Schultz is back with Team USA for his second run at the Senior World Championships. The fourth-year Sun Devil kicks off competition in Belgrade, Serbia, in the 130 kg Greco-Roman bracket Monday, Sept. 12 at 1:30 a.m. AZ. Senior Worlds run Sept. 10-18, with Greco-Roman action running Sept. 12-13. The action will stream live via FloWrestling, with live brackets on United World Wrestling and FloArena.
 
ASU assistant coaches Lee Pritts and Eric Thompson are also heading to Serbia alongside Schultz as official personal coaches on the Team USA roster. Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club head coach Mark Perry is also on the travel party.
 
UWW World Championships main page (schedule, bracket, results)
FloArena brackets
FloWrestling watch links
USA Wrestling Senior Worlds Central (Team USA rosters, schedules and more)
 
Cohlton Schultz' (130 kg) Schedule

  • Qualifying starts 10:30 am local Sept 12
    • 1:30 AM Phoenix
  • Semi finals starts 4:45 pm local sept 12
    • 7:45 AM Phoenix
  • First repechage starts 10:30 am Sept 13
    • 1:30 AM Phoenix
  • Finals 6:00 pm local Sept 13
    • 9:00 am Phoenix

 
What they're saying about Cohlton Schultz
USA Greco Squad Locked in for Belgrade
Team USA Greco Roman Preview
 
Unseeded Schultz, who wrestles for Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club when on international duty, is one of seven Sunkist wrestlers heading to Serbia. He's also one of six USA Greco-Roman grapplers returning to the championships after showing face at the 2021 World Championships. Sunkist wrestlers heading to Worlds include: Benji Peak (72 kg GR), Braxton Amos (97 kg GR), Seth Gross (61 kg FS) Jordan Burroughs (79 kg FS), Dom Parrish (53 kg WF), Helen Maroulis (57 kg WF) and Kayla Miracle (62 kg WF).
 
A Sun Devil hasn't medaled at the Senior Worlds since John Hughes' 69 kg bronze finish in 2008. Current ASU head coach Zeke Jones is the only Sun Devil to ever win his Senior Worlds weight class (1991, 52 kg).
 
Schultz was eliminated in the first round of the 2021 World Championships after a 5-3 loss to Iakobi Kajaia (Georgia). He'll open this year's tournament against David Ovasapyan (Armenia). Ovasapyan took silver at the 2021 U23 World Championships, bronze at the 2019 U23 World Championships and silver at the. 2018 U20 World Championships. FloWrestling calls Schultz a medal contender, and fans should "take his candidacy seriously."
 
"In the past, one would have said that Schultz "is almost near" this level. He has now arrived. Schultz has always had the competitive maturity for Senior. He has now added the necessary layers of nuance to his skill-set. Schultz observes sound position and feels his way into off-balances and attempts. He never forces, never rushes. Turning other elite heavyweights is a challenge, but that's the case for nearly all of them. From bottom, he can float locks like a lightweight. Take his candidacy seriously." - FloWrestling, Sept. 7
 
Schultz has had a year to remember. He finished as the national heavyweight runner-up to Gable Steveson at the NCAA Championships in March after going 22-0 in the runup. Schultz then swept the US Open and World Team Trials en route to making his second consecutive Senior World Team. Schultz is just the second Sun Devil to make it to two Greco-Roman SWC, following Dan Henderson (1994, 1997). Schultz is no stranger to the international stage, having been to three U20 World Championships and claiming medals at two of them (bronze 2018, silver 2019).
 
Collegians in Serbia
Team USA's rosters features a handful of wrestlers actively pursuing a degree:
Cohlton Schultz - Arizona State
Yianni Diakomihalis - Cornell
Amit Elor - online college
Dymond Guilford - DeVry University & University of the Cumberlands, masters student
Benji Peak - Northern Michigan
Braxton Amos - Wisconsin
 
 
Sun Devils in College for Senior World Championships
Cohlton Schultz is one of three Sun Devils to compete at the Senior World Championships while still enrolled at ASU:
Billy Rosado - Appeared at '74 and '78 Senior World Championships but lettered at ASU '77 and '78. Then wrestled at '81 Senior Worlds too.
Zeke Jones - 1989, then wrestled at '90, '91, '93, '94 and '95 SWC)
Cohlton Schultz - 2021, 2022
 
Sunkist Kids World Senior Championships Schedule
Saturday, 9/10
Greco Roman 72kg- Benji peak
 
Monday 9/12
Greco Roman 130kg - Cohlton Schultz
 
Tuesday 9/13
Women's Freestyle 53kg - Dom Parrish
Women's Freestyle 62kg - Kayla Miracle

Thursday 9/15
Women's Freestyle 57kg - Helen Maroulis
Men's Freestyle- 79kg - Jordan Burroughs
 
Saturday 9/17
Men's Freestyle 61kg - Seth gross