2x NCAA finalist and 2021 champion Shane Griffith (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
During the 2021-22 preseason, InterMat debuted our top-50 wrestlers list and revealed all 50 day-by-day in the lead up to the regular season. Our second iteration of this feature will spotlight five wrestlers at a time, going from 50 to number one.
For each wrestler, we'll have some basic information along with career highlights, a brief analysis of their collegiate career (with a focus on last season), along with their outlook for the upcoming season.
For earlier wrestlers
#46 - 50
#41 - 45
#36 - 40
#31 - 35
#26 - 30
#21 - 35
#16 - 20
20) Cohlton Schultz State)
2x NCAA All-American Cohlton Schultz (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)
Career Record: 39-3
Hometown: Parker, Colorado
Collegiate Accomplishments: 2x NCAA All-American (2nd, 4th), 2022 NCAA Runner-Up, 2x Pac-12 Champion
2021 Top 50 Ranking: #42
Cohlton Schultz does double-duty as he is at the top of the domestic ladder in Senior-level Greco-Roman, along with being a national title contender in folkstyle. Through two years of official competition, Schultz has not lost a match prior to the NCAA Championships. Last year, Schultz went unbeaten and claimed his second Pac-12 title before earning the second seed in Detroit. Schultz advanced to his first NCAA championship bout and faced off with the Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson. The Sun Devil was able to keep Steveson to a regular decision during a 6-2 loss. Just to make the title match, Schultz had to overcome 2021 NCAA finalist Mason Parris (Michigan) and the eventual third-place finisher Jordan Wood (Lehigh). Schultz's sequence to avoid a winning takedown from Wood and turn it into his score was one of the highlights of the 2022 tournament.
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