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Inspirational Athlete; Author; Entrepreneur & Two-time ESPY Award Winner

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Kyle Maynard is a inspirational speaker, author and athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics.

Maynard has appeared as a guest on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Larry King Live," "ABC's 20/20," "Good Morning America," "The CBS Early Show" and as a cover story in USA Today. He has been featured on HBO Real Sports, Spike TV, as well as countless local and regional TV shows and in print. He continues to inspire as the author of his book, "No Excuses" (2005), a New York Times best seller.

Maynard was born with a condition known as congenital amputation that has left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees. His story begins as an 11-year-old that wanted to wrestle and a coach that gave him an opportunity to try. After losing every single match his first year and most his second, Maynard, with his iron will and a coach with a heart of gold became a very successful varsity wrestler on one of the best teams in the Southeast. In spite of his limitations, Maynard found a way to win 36 varsity matches his senior year, while defeating several state place finishers and state champions during his final season.

But Maynard's accomplishments extend far beyond the wrestling mat. With basically two elbows he can type up to fifty words per minute, eat and write without any adaptations, and drive a vehicle that has little modification. Maynard began weight training as a youngster and with leather straps and chains attached to his arms he lifted over 400 lbs. In November 2003, he attained the unofficial title of the World's Strongest Teen at the GNC Show-of-Strength by butterfly pressing 23 repetitions of 240 lbs. In 2005, he set the World Record in the modified bench press at the Arnold Fitness Classic with the bench of 360 lbs. In February of 2009 he successfully benched 420 lbs.

Maynard is a two-time ESPY Award Winner for Best Male Athlete with a Disability (2004 and 2012), and was included in ESPN The Magazine, ESPN 100th single list that ranks the top 100 sports personalities, moments, trends, games and stories that mattered in 2004. He is the recipient of the 2004 Presidents Award for the Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. One year later, Maynard was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame with the Medal of Courage. In 2007, he was elected by the U.S. Jaycees as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Young Americans. In 2008, Maynard received the Highest Recognition Award of the Secretary of Health and Human Services because of his efforts as a life role model, motivational speaker and humanitarian.

Maynard is a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Instructor and has always had a passion for helping people reach their fitness goals. In 2008, Maynard saw one of his most fervent dreams become a reality when he built his first fitness center, No Excuses CrossFit, where he endeavors to motivate people to better their lives on a daily basis.

Maynard's spent the last seven years giving motivational speeches all over the world. And in 2005, he also started training in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. His focus in the sport is with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which is the art of pressuring an opponent to tap-out and submit. On April 25th of 2009, Maynard became the first quadruple amputee to step into the cage and compete as an amateur no-holds-barred fighter.

A Fighting Chance, the documentary chronicling his life and the pursuit of his first Mixed Martial Arts fight was released on ESPN in November of 2010.

Maynards most recent goal, which earned him his second ESPY, was to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. On January 15, 2012 Maynard and a team of several wounded veterans reached the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro becoming the first quadruple amputee to get to the top without assistance.

Then in 2016, he reached the summit of Argentina’s breathtakingly beautiful and sometimes deadly Mount Aconcagua – the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres, standing at 22,838 feet. Following that epic summit, Nike featured Kyle in the powerful commercial “Unlimited Will,” which debuted globally during the 2016 Olympics, was viewed by millions around the world – and was part of the series that AdWeek named the most memorable of all commercials during the 2016 Olympics.

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No Excuses: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling and in Life

No Excuses: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling and in Life

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  • No Excuses!

    Kyle Maynard suffers from a congenital defect that robbed him of arms from below the elbows and his legs from below the knees. But this hasnt stopped him from becoming a winning high school wrestler, weightlifter, gifted student and example to everyone who meets him. In this moving and eloquent presentation full of examples from his life, Maynard outlines how his No Excuses philosophy helps him meet the numerous challenges that confront him daily, showing audiences how they too can overcome the great challenges in their own lives and succeed.

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Kyle Maynard

Inspirational Athlete; Author; Entrepreneur & Two-time ESPY Award Winner

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Kyle Maynard Biography

Kyle Maynard is a inspirational speaker, author and athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics.

Maynard has appeared as a guest on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Larry King Live," "ABC's 20/20," "Good Morning America," "The CBS Early Show" and as a cover story in USA Today. He has been featured on HBO Real Sports, Spike TV, as well as countless local and regional TV shows and in print. He continues to inspire as the author of his book, "No Excuses" (2005), a New York Times best seller.

Maynard was born with a condition known as congenital amputation that has left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees. His story begins as an 11-year-old that wanted to wrestle and a coach that gave him an opportunity to try. After losing every single match his first year and most his second, Maynard, with his iron will and a coach with a heart of gold became a very successful varsity wrestler on one of the best teams in the Southeast. In spite of his limitations, Maynard found a way to win 36 varsity matches his senior year, while defeating several state place finishers and state champions during his final season.

But Maynard's accomplishments extend far beyond the wrestling mat. With basically two elbows he can type up to fifty words per minute, eat and write without any adaptations, and drive a vehicle that has little modification. Maynard began weight training as a youngster and with leather straps and chains attached to his arms he lifted over 400 lbs. In November 2003, he attained the unofficial title of the World's Strongest Teen at the GNC Show-of-Strength by butterfly pressing 23 repetitions of 240 lbs. In 2005, he set the World Record in the modified bench press at the Arnold Fitness Classic with the bench of 360 lbs. In February of 2009 he successfully benched 420 lbs.

Maynard is a two-time ESPY Award Winner for Best Male Athlete with a Disability (2004 and 2012), and was included in ESPN The Magazine, ESPN 100th single list that ranks the top 100 sports personalities, moments, trends, games and stories that mattered in 2004. He is the recipient of the 2004 Presidents Award for the Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. One year later, Maynard was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame with the Medal of Courage. In 2007, he was elected by the U.S. Jaycees as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Young Americans. In 2008, Maynard received the Highest Recognition Award of the Secretary of Health and Human Services because of his efforts as a life role model, motivational speaker and humanitarian.

Maynard is a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Instructor and has always had a passion for helping people reach their fitness goals. In 2008, Maynard saw one of his most fervent dreams become a reality when he built his first fitness center, No Excuses CrossFit, where he endeavors to motivate people to better their lives on a daily basis.

Maynard's spent the last seven years giving motivational speeches all over the world. And in 2005, he also started training in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. His focus in the sport is with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which is the art of pressuring an opponent to tap-out and submit. On April 25th of 2009, Maynard became the first quadruple amputee to step into the cage and compete as an amateur no-holds-barred fighter.

A Fighting Chance, the documentary chronicling his life and the pursuit of his first Mixed Martial Arts fight was released on ESPN in November of 2010.

Maynards most recent goal, which earned him his second ESPY, was to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. On January 15, 2012 Maynard and a team of several wounded veterans reached the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro becoming the first quadruple amputee to get to the top without assistance.

Then in 2016, he reached the summit of Argentina’s breathtakingly beautiful and sometimes deadly Mount Aconcagua – the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres, standing at 22,838 feet. Following that epic summit, Nike featured Kyle in the powerful commercial “Unlimited Will,” which debuted globally during the 2016 Olympics, was viewed by millions around the world – and was part of the series that AdWeek named the most memorable of all commercials during the 2016 Olympics.

Kyle Maynard Videos

  • Without Limbs He Conquered the Impossible | Kyle Maynard | Goalcast
    Entrepreneur, speaker, and athlete, Kyle Maynard was the first quadruple-amputee to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Aconcagua without any prosthetics....
  • Kyle Maynard ESPN
    When Kyle Maynard was 14 years old, he put his own socks on for the first time -- not an easy thing to do for a young man with virtually no arms and...
  • Kyle Maynard: No Excuses - No Limits

Kyle Maynard Books

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Kyle Maynard Speaking Topics

  • No Excuses!

    Kyle Maynard suffers from a congenital defect that robbed him of arms from below the elbows and his legs from below the knees. But this hasnt stopped him from becoming a winning high school wrestler, weightlifter, gifted student and example to everyone who meets him. In this moving and eloquent presentation full of examples from his life, Maynard outlines how his No Excuses philosophy helps him meet the numerous challenges that confront him daily, showing audiences how they too can overcome the great challenges in their own lives and succeed.

FAQs on booking Kyle Maynard

  • How to book Kyle Maynard?

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

    Booking fees for Kyle Maynard, 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 Kyle Maynard, 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 Kyle Maynard?

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

Kyle Maynard is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kyle Maynard for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Kyle Maynard generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jim Abbott, Story Musgrave, M.D., Shannon Miller, J.R. Martinez and Vince Papale. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kyle Maynard for an upcoming event.

Kyle Maynard Speaker Videos

  • Without Limbs He Conquered the Impossible | Kyle Maynard | Goalcast
    Entrepreneur, speaker, and athlete, Kyle Maynard was the first quadruple-amputee to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Aconcagua without any prosthetics. His inspiring journey will make you reconsider...
    Kyle Maynard ESPN
    When Kyle Maynard was 14 years old, he put his own socks on for the first time -- not an easy thing to do for a young man with virtually no arms and no legs. The first sock took him 30 minutes. The...
  • Kyle Maynard: No Excuses - No Limits
    Kyle Maynard: The Power of Failure
  • Kyle Maynard Introduction Video
    Inspirational people - Kyle Maynard

Kyle Maynard Speaking Topics

  • No Excuses!

    Kyle Maynard suffers from a congenital defect that robbed him of arms from below the elbows and his legs from below the knees. But this hasnt stopped him from becoming a winning high school wrestler, weightlifter, gifted student and example to everyone who meets him. In this moving and eloquent presentation full of examples from his life, Maynard outlines how his No Excuses philosophy helps him meet the numerous challenges that confront him daily, showing audiences how they too can overcome the great challenges in their own lives and succeed.

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