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Rulon Gardner

Olympic Gold Medalist Wrestler, 2010 National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee; Bronze Medal Winner at 2004 Athens Olympics, Contestant on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” & Author

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 Rulon Gardner Biography

Rulon Gardner is an amateur wrestler in the Greco-Roman discipline from the United States. He graduated from the University of Nebraska.

Gardner is perhaps most well known for his defeat of Alexander Karelin in the 2000 Summer Olympics. Karelin had been undefeated for 13 years, and had not given up a point in 6 years, prior to his loss in the gold medal match to Gardner.

After the 2000 Olympics he suffered a series of injuries, including an amputated toe and a dislocated wrist. He was also in a motorcycle accident. Despite his injuries, he won the U.S. Olympic trials for his weight class and competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics. At the 2004 Olympics, he was unable to repeat his 2000 performance, although he did win a bronze medal. After the bronze medal match, he left his shoes on the mat as a traditional symbol of retirement.

Gardner has since begun competing in mixed martial arts and in 2005 he became the host for a professional wrestling league called Real Pro Wrestling.

Aside from his Olympic medals, his achievements include: US Champion, 2001; James E. Sullivan Award for amateur athlete of the year, 2001; Gold medal, World Wrestling Championships, 2001; Jesse Owens Award, 2001; United States Olympic Committee Sportsman of the Year, 2001; ESPY award for US Male Olympic athlete of the year, 2001; Pan American Games champion, 1998; US Champion, 1997; World Cup Champion, 1996; US Champion, 1995.

Gardner has experienced wins as well as losses in his life, but has never dwelled on the negatives. Instead, he takes each challenge and uses it as a means to improve his life.

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Never Stop Pushing: My Life from a Wyoming Farm to the Olympic Medals Stand

Never Stop Pushing: My Life from a Wyoming Farm to the Olympic Medals Stand

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  • Motivation/ Inspiration

  • "7 Points To Success"

  • "Never Give Up, Never Stop Trying"

  • Never Give Up, Never Stop Trying: 7 Steps to Success

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Rulon Gardner

Olympic Gold Medalist Wrestler, 2010 National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee; Bronze Medal Winner at 2004 Athens Olympics, Contestant on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” & Author

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Rulon Gardner Biography

Rulon Gardner is an amateur wrestler in the Greco-Roman discipline from the United States. He graduated from the University of Nebraska.

Gardner is perhaps most well known for his defeat of Alexander Karelin in the 2000 Summer Olympics. Karelin had been undefeated for 13 years, and had not given up a point in 6 years, prior to his loss in the gold medal match to Gardner.

After the 2000 Olympics he suffered a series of injuries, including an amputated toe and a dislocated wrist. He was also in a motorcycle accident. Despite his injuries, he won the U.S. Olympic trials for his weight class and competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics. At the 2004 Olympics, he was unable to repeat his 2000 performance, although he did win a bronze medal. After the bronze medal match, he left his shoes on the mat as a traditional symbol of retirement.

Gardner has since begun competing in mixed martial arts and in 2005 he became the host for a professional wrestling league called Real Pro Wrestling.

Aside from his Olympic medals, his achievements include: US Champion, 2001; James E. Sullivan Award for amateur athlete of the year, 2001; Gold medal, World Wrestling Championships, 2001; Jesse Owens Award, 2001; United States Olympic Committee Sportsman of the Year, 2001; ESPY award for US Male Olympic athlete of the year, 2001; Pan American Games champion, 1998; US Champion, 1997; World Cup Champion, 1996; US Champion, 1995.

Gardner has experienced wins as well as losses in his life, but has never dwelled on the negatives. Instead, he takes each challenge and uses it as a means to improve his life.

Rulon Gardner Videos

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Rulon Gardner Books

Rulon Gardner Speaking Topics

  • Motivation/ Inspiration

  • "7 Points To Success"

  • "Never Give Up, Never Stop Trying"

  • Never Give Up, Never Stop Trying: 7 Steps to Success

FAQs on booking Rulon Gardner

  • How to book Rulon Gardner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rulon Gardner for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rulon Gardner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rulon Gardner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rulon Gardner?

    Booking fees for Rulon Gardner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rulon Gardner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rulon Gardner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rulon Gardner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rulon Gardner for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rulon Gardner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rulon Gardner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rulon Gardner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rulon Gardner for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rulon Gardner generally travels from Colorado Springs, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dominique Dawes, Jim Abbott, Greg Louganis, Rocky Bleier and Vince Poscente. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rulon Gardner for an upcoming event.

Rulon Gardner Speaker Videos

  • Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner the new wrestling coach at ...
    KSL's Alex Cabrero caught up with new Herriman High wrestling coach Rulon Gardner, who wants to teach his students and athletes to be ...
    The incredible story of the "indestructible man" - Rulon Gardner ...
    The incredible story of the "indestructible man" - Rulon Gardner. Athlete's Tales. Loading... Unsubscribe from Athlete's Tales? Cancel
  • Rulon Gardner Comeback? - YouTube
    'Biggest Loser' Contestants Open Up About Continuing Weight Battles ... Olympic Gold medalist Rulon Gardner Coaching Area Wrestlers ...

Rulon Gardner Speaking Topics

  • Motivation/ Inspiration

  • "7 Points To Success"

  • "Never Give Up, Never Stop Trying"

  • Never Give Up, Never Stop Trying: 7 Steps to Success

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