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Chris Waddell

Paralympic Sit-Skier and Wheelchair Track Athlete

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 Chris Waddell Biography

Chris Waddell is an American Paralympic sit-skier and wheelchair track athlete. He was a promising able-bodied skier while attending Middlebury College in Vermont, before a skiing accident left him paralysed from the waist down.

As a sit-skier, Waddell won medals in the 1992, 1994, 1998, and 2002 Winter Paralympics. As a wheelchair track racer, he represented the USA at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Summer Paralympics. He won a silver medal in the 200m T53 event at the Sydney Paralympic Games. In 2004, he set a T53 world record time for this distance which still stands today.

In 2006, Chris was inducted into the National Disabled Ski Hall of Fame by Disabled Sports USA. In 2010 Waddell was inducted into the Paralympic Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, Waddell became the first paraplegic to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. On May 5, 2010 Chris Waddell was named the 2010 Shining Star of Perseverance Honoree by the WillReturn Council of Assurant Employee Benefits to honor and recognize individuals and groups who overcome disabilities to succeed in the workplace and society.

Currently, Wadell has a foundation called, "One Revolution" that is dedicated to seeing the world positively, by the use of 'Nametags' that define yourself.

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Chris Waddell

Paralympic Sit-Skier and Wheelchair Track Athlete

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Chris Waddell Biography

Chris Waddell is an American Paralympic sit-skier and wheelchair track athlete. He was a promising able-bodied skier while attending Middlebury College in Vermont, before a skiing accident left him paralysed from the waist down.

As a sit-skier, Waddell won medals in the 1992, 1994, 1998, and 2002 Winter Paralympics. As a wheelchair track racer, he represented the USA at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Summer Paralympics. He won a silver medal in the 200m T53 event at the Sydney Paralympic Games. In 2004, he set a T53 world record time for this distance which still stands today.

In 2006, Chris was inducted into the National Disabled Ski Hall of Fame by Disabled Sports USA. In 2010 Waddell was inducted into the Paralympic Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, Waddell became the first paraplegic to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. On May 5, 2010 Chris Waddell was named the 2010 Shining Star of Perseverance Honoree by the WillReturn Council of Assurant Employee Benefits to honor and recognize individuals and groups who overcome disabilities to succeed in the workplace and society.

Currently, Wadell has a foundation called, "One Revolution" that is dedicated to seeing the world positively, by the use of 'Nametags' that define yourself.

Chris Waddell Videos

  • Chris Waddell Name Tags Speech
  • Chris Waddell Discusses Resilience Pt. 2
  • Chris Waddell - YouTube

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Waddell 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 Chris Waddell, 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 Chris Waddell or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris Waddell?

    Booking fees for Chris Waddell, 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 Chris Waddell, 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 Chris Waddell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Waddell 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 Chris Waddell 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 Chris Waddell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Waddell 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.

Chris Waddell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Waddell for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Chris Waddell generally travels from Utah, UT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amy Purdy, Heath Calhoun, Jim Abbott, Kory Puderbaugh and Dave Dravecky. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Waddell for an upcoming event.

Chris Waddell Speaker Videos

  • Chris Waddell Name Tags Speech
    Chris Waddell Discusses Resilience Pt. 2
  • Chris Waddell - YouTube
    AAS Guest: Chris Waddell on Vimeo
  • Chris Waddell PBS Documentary Segment - YouTube
    How Chris Waddell finds his seat on an airplane on Vimeo

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