Tragic ‘Foxcatcher’ has Durango ties

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Tragic ‘Foxcatcher’ has Durango ties

Film based on true story; wrestlers held camps here
The Olympic gold-winning Schultz brothers came to Durango in 1986 and 1987 to coach wrestling camps at Fort Lewis College. They signed this photo for FLC wrestling coach Paul Petersen. From left are Petersen, Mark Schultz, Dave Schultz and Jeff Callard, a former FLC assistant coach.
John E. du Pont, left, and Dave Schultz wrestle playfully at the Foxcatcher National Training Center in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Du Pont shot and killed Schultz on Jan. 26, 1996.
Fort Lewis College wrestling coach Paul Petersen’s children, Matt and Dana, pose with Dave Schultz in June 1986.
Mark Schultz puts a neck hold on Matt Petersen, the son of Fort Lewis College wrestling coach Paul Petersen, in June 1986.

Tragic ‘Foxcatcher’ has Durango ties

The Olympic gold-winning Schultz brothers came to Durango in 1986 and 1987 to coach wrestling camps at Fort Lewis College. They signed this photo for FLC wrestling coach Paul Petersen. From left are Petersen, Mark Schultz, Dave Schultz and Jeff Callard, a former FLC assistant coach.
John E. du Pont, left, and Dave Schultz wrestle playfully at the Foxcatcher National Training Center in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Du Pont shot and killed Schultz on Jan. 26, 1996.
Fort Lewis College wrestling coach Paul Petersen’s children, Matt and Dana, pose with Dave Schultz in June 1986.
Mark Schultz puts a neck hold on Matt Petersen, the son of Fort Lewis College wrestling coach Paul Petersen, in June 1986.
If You Go

“Foxcatcher,” starring Steve Carell (John du Pont), Mark Ruffalo (Dave Schultz) and Channing Tatum (Mark Schultz), and directed by Bennett Miller (“Capote” and “Moneyball”), is slated to begin playing Feb. 13 at the Animas City Theatre, spokeswoman Jane Julian confirmed last week.
The Gaslight or Durango Stadium 9 also could show “Foxcatcher” at some point, but not until the end of January at the earliest, said Asa Allen, spokesman for the Las Cruces, New Mexico-based Allen Theatres.

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