Ponderosa wrestling’s Cohlton Schultz wins gold at Cadet World tournament

State wrestling 5A Cohl Schultz Ponderosa

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Cohlton Schultz, now a junior at Ponderosa, won a gold medal at the 2017 Cadet World Championships in Greece on Monday.

In doing so, Schultz, a two-time champion at the state tournament, became the first American Cadet Greco-Roman wrestler to win a world championship since 1997, according to USA Wrestling.

Schultz beat Balint Vatzi of Hungary via a 3-1 decision in the 100 kg division. He got a takedown in the final 15 seconds to win.

“I was just wrestling,” Schultz told TeamUSA.org. “I wasn’t really thinking. As soon as I got that takedown, I felt like I sealed it up. I felt good.”

Schultz has won the 220-pound bracket at the Class 5A state tournament each of his first two seasons.

As of now, Schultz is planning on wrestling for Ponderosa this season, according to athletic director Tim Ottmann.