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Review: Mark Schultz shines at 2015 Asia Pacific Trade Summit in China

It begins with Schultz impressive resume of accomplishments, which include three Hall of Fame inductions, as well as a brief scene from the motion picture Foxcatcher, which is based on his life, and his late brother, fellow Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz. Actor Channing Tatum starred as Mark Schultz, while Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo portrayed Dave in the film.

One of the highlight moments in his speech was Schultz paraphrasing a remarkable quote from President Theodore Roosevelt. “It is not the critic that counts; it is not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, it’s the man in the arena, whose face is marred by sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly, who knows the great enthusiasms and the great devotions,” Schultz said.

He underscored that the greatest lesson that wrestling taught him was “taking responsibility for wins and losses.”

Without giving too much away, wrestling and sports fans ought to check out Schultz’ moving keynote speech in the YouTube clip below:

Next month, Mark and Dave Schultz will be inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame, as Digital Journal reported.

The Verdict

Overall, Mark Schultz’ speech at the Asia Pacific Trade Summit was quite motivational and inspiring. He allowed his audience members to think for themselves, while giving them an inside glimpse of the highest highs and challenges in his athletic career. He had the audience engaged the entire time, and his speech garnered an A rating. Kudos to Mark Schultz for being such a strong and positive role model for all.

For more information on professional wrestler and author Mark Schultz, check out his official website.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 20,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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