Eric

Schultz

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Weight: 197
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tinley Park, Ill.
High School: Tinley Park
Major: Undeclared

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Two-Time NCAA Championships Qualifier (2018, 2019)
  • Nebraska Redshirt of the Year (2016-17)
  • Two-Time Academic All-Big Ten Honoree (2018, 2019)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)

2018-19 (Sophomore)

NCAA Championships – DNP (2-2) – 197 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated #24 Tanner Harvey (American) by decision, 7-4
  • Second Round: Lost to #3 Preston Weigel (Oklahoma State) by decision, 7-2
  • Cons. Second Round: Defeated #20 Noah Adams (West Virginia) by decision, 7-2
  • Cons. Third Round: Lost to #6 Willie Micklus (Iowa State) by decision, 3-2

Big Ten Championships – 4th (3-2) – 197 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated Niko Capello (Maryland) by tech. fall, 27-11
  • Quarterfinals: Defeated #11 Christian Brunner (Purdue) by decision, 3-2
  • Semifinals: Lost to #1 Bo Nickal (Penn State) by major decision, 10-2
  • Cons. Semifinals: Defeated Beau Breske (Wisconsin) by decision, 3-2
  • 3rd Place: Lost to #5 Jacob Warner (Iowa) in SV-1, 7-5

Regular Season – 197 pounds

  • 21-11 overall record (10-7 dual record)
  • 6-3 record in Big Ten duals (two wins by tech. fall)
  • Bonus points: three victories by major decision, two by tech. fall and one by fall
  • 3-9 record against top 20 ranked opponents
  • Finished third at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 4)

2017-18 (Redshirt Freshman)
NCAA Championships – DNP (2-2) – 197 pounds

  • First Round: Lost to #14 Cash Wilcke (Iowa) by decision, 4-3
  • Cons. First Round: Defeated Jacob Seely (Northern Colorado) by decision, 3-2
  • Cons. Second Round: Defeated #13 Jeric Kasunic (American) by decision, 3-2
  • Cons. Third Round: Lost to Jacob Holschlag (Northern Iowa) by decision, 3-2

Big Ten Championships – 7th (3-2) – 197 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated Nick May (Michigan State) by decision, 3-2
  • Quarterfinals: Lost to #4 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) by decision, 10-4
  • Cons. Second Round: Defeated Jake Kleimola (Indiana) by major decision, 18-4
  • Cons. Quarterfinals: Lost to Hunter Ritter (Wisconsin) by pin, 2:09
  • Seventh-Place Match: Defeated Zack Chakonis (Northwestern) in sudden victory-1, 3-1

Regular Season – 197 pounds

  • 20-11 record overall (10-4 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: one pin, one technical fall and two major decisions
  • Tied for second with 10 dual wins; was second on the team with 39 takedowns in dual matches
  • Defeated a ranked opponent with an 8-6 win over No. 11 Kevin Beazley of Michigan (Feb. 2)
  • Placed second at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 5)
  • DNP at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 1-2)

2016-17 (Redshirt)
Regular Season – 197 pounds

  • 27-3 record overall
  • Bonus points: four pins, four technical falls and two major decisions
  • Named Nebraska Redshirt of the Year
  • Won the Bob Smith Open title (Dec. 3)
  • Won the Hastings Cusatis Open title (Jan. 7)
  • Won the Roger Denker Open (Jan. 22)
  • Placed second at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open (Nov. 13)
  • Finished third at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 6)
  • Took third at the UNK Holiday Inn Open (Nov. 19)
  • Competed at 96 kg at the USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle World Team Trials following the season

Before Nebraska

  • Wrestled at Tinley Park High School in Tinley Park, Ill., under Coach Jon Pfeffer
  • Won the 2016 state title
  • Ranked fourth at 197 pounds by FloRankings (No. 26 in overall class ranking)
  • Won the 2015 Illinois Freestyle title (195)
  • Won the 2015 Illinois Greco-Roman title (195)
  • Won the 2015 TOA Dominate in the Dells (195)
  • All-state football team member

Personal

  • Born: Sept. 14, 1997
  • Parents: Eric and Barb Schultz
  • Sisters: Hannah, Jillian, Riley, Maddie, Ava
  • Major: Undeclared

Career Statistics

Year Overall Dual Pins TF MD NCAA Big Ten
2016-17* 27-3 0-0 4 4 2 -- --
2017-18 20-11 10-4 1 1 2 DNP (2-2) 7th (3-2)
2018-19 23-13 10-7 1 3 4 DNP (2-2) 4th (3-2)
Career 43-23 20-11 2 4 6 4-4 6-4

*Redshirt season does not count in career totals

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