No figure in the history of wrestling exemplifies the founding elements of Rudis more than the life and legacy of Dave Schultz. Schultz, a 1984 Champion and 7X World Medalist, became endeared by the global wrestling community through his magnetic personality and genuine passion for the sport. A lover of all cultures in the sport worldwide, Schultz was tragically killed by his sponsor, John E. DuPont, billionaire heir to DuPont Chemical Company. This tragic, yet compelling story is featured in the movie Foxcatcher.
The shirt, in partnership with the family of Dave Schultz, connects the Rudis "WAY OF LIFE" theme with the memory and legacy of Dave Schultz. By all accounts, wrestling was a way of life for Schultz. The image of Schultz, with his lovable smile and patented "wrestling view" is a multi-colored stencil rendering design. The Russian letters translate to "A WAY OF LIFE.” The letters are meant as a symbol of Dave's affinity for the Russian wrestling culture.
A portion of the proceeds go to support the Dave Schultz Foundation to fund amateur wrestling.
- Super lightweight, 3.6 oz.
- Ultra soft feel, made of 65% Polyester, and 35% Cotton
- Athletic cut for the perfect fit
- Distressed print for a stylized vintage look