Respected wrestling journalist G. Wyatt Schultz, 68, passed away on Saturday; Memorial services have been set

by Various sources

Photo of G. Wyatt Schultz by Andy Hamilton, as posted on Kyle Klingman's Facebook

USA Wrestling was saddened to hear that wrestling journalist and leader G. Wyatt Schultz, 68, of Cedar Rapids Iowa, passed away on Saturday.

Schultz was the owner of The Predicament, an iconic publication with covered wrestling in Iowa for decades, and also a talented photographer. He covered numerous USA Wrestling competitions during his many years of service to the sport. He received a number of awards for his wrestling coverage, including election to the 2020 Class of the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame.

The following information was published by the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier:

A Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm on Friday, August 27, 2021 at St. Paul Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Postville, Iowa. There will also be a one hour visitation before services at the church on Saturday.

Funeral Service will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa with Rev. Daryl Schultz as the officiant. Burial will follow at Postville Cemetery in Postville, Iowa. article on G. Wyatt Schultz

A number of tributes to Schultz have been posted in the media and within wrestling circles.

Kyle Klingman, a fellow wrestling journalist from Iowa who works now for FloWrestling, wrote a moving tribute about Wyatt on his Facebook page. A few excerpts follow:

“In a world that values numerical impressions to validate one’s worth, Wyatt Schultz made an impression by being a truly good and decent human being — one of the best you will ever meet. His influence was not measured by modern tabulation systems that social media flaunts, his measure was how he served selflessly and consistently.”

“Covering wrestling was Wyatt’s gift to the world. His outlet was The Predicament. His tagline was “Let’s keep wrestling on the move.””

“Then there was his smile. It was the hallmark of his personality. He always had a welcoming and warm disposition. You could feel it when Wyatt Schultz entered a room.”

“Grant Wyatt Schultz will continue to be a shining example of what it means to serve.”

Kyle Klingman Facebook page

Another journalist friend, Jason Bryant of Mat Talk Online, did a video podcast entitled “Remembering Wyatt” as part of his Short Time Wrestling Podcast series.

Remembering Wyatt podcast

KRCG, a Cedar Rapids station, also provided an obituary about Wyatt, which is in part below.

Wyatt Schultz, one of wrestling’s biggest supporters in the state, dies at 68

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Wyatt Schultz, owner of wrestling publication “The Predicament” and one of the sport’s biggest proponents in a state that embraces it wholeheartedly, died after a battle with COVID-19 at age 68.

If you are a wrestler or wrestling fan in the state, there’s a good chance that you knew Wyatt.

“He would get done with one tournament late at night, or a dual meet way late at night, and he’s out there the next morning for another one miles and miles away, first whistle of the day.” Mark Ironside, two-time NCAA wrestling champion for the University of Iowa, said. “He would just never complain about it. He was just so excited to be there.”

Wrestling was Wyatt’s passion and he covered it all: from youth tournaments to high school, to all levels of college. Schultz was the owner of “The Predicament,” a very popular wrestling publication that dates back to 1970.

KCRG article on G. Wyatt Schultz