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Wheelchair-Bound Inspiration

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 Bob Wieland Biography

Bob Wieland, who lost his legs in Vietnam 34 years ago, finished the Los Angeles marathon Saturday, March, 8, 2003, after 173 hours and 45 minutes. It took 57-year-old Wieland of Arcadia, Calif., more than one week to cover the more than 26 miles. He used only his hands and torso.

Bob Wieland lost his legs in Vietnam, but that did not stop him. He is known for his walk across America. Last week during the LA marathon, he walked without sleeping for 163 hours and met a homeless person who is now working for him!

“Mr. Inspiration”, as Bob is known, was featured as the Person of the Day on Connie Chung on her March 10th show. He is scheduled to be on an upcomong Bryant Gumble show. The unstoppable Bob Wieland has truly inspired the world with his amazing achievements.

Bob Wieland’s life sparkles with courage and greatness. Bob lost his legs in Vietnam via a mortar round while trying to rescue a fellow soldier. Bob was born and raised in Greenfield, Wisconsin and was an all-star athlete well on his way to being a professional baseball player. Rather than dwelling on his lost baseball career, Bob chose to focus on the challenges that were ahead. In his words, “I lost my legs, not my heart.”

Bob Wieland is one of those rare few who can speak from the depth of a LIFE ACHIEVEMENT. What’s more, his passionately motivating style creates a desire to excel in audiences. He’s a role model whose words you hang on to for inspiration, because he’s THE REAL THING. In thousands of appearances from 10 to 10,000 strong. Bob has a way of touching hearts… making people want to give just a measure more.

Author of One Step At A Time and a member of the President’s Council of Physical Fitness and Sports, Bob has been encouraging audiences for over 15 years, creating an awareness of not just his accomplishments, but of time honored PRINCIPLES OF ACHIEVEMENT. He is blessed with a speaking style that makes each person in the audience feel like he is speaking directly to them, one-on-one. His honors and public/product endorsement are extensive. His programs are not crass sensationalism, but a practical complement to your organizational goals.

AWARDS

*1996, Named “The Most Courageous Man in America” by the NFL Players

      Association and the Jim Thorpe Foundation

*1994, Voted “One of the Six Most Amazing Americans in the Past 20 Years” by 

      People Magazine

*1989, U.S. Marine Corps Marathon, “Most Inspirational” Award

*1989, Healthy American Fitness Leader Award, United States Jaycees

*1988, recipient of the prestigious Victory Award

*1986, Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, California State University

*1977-78, California’s Outstanding Disabled American Veteran

*1971-72, Wisconsin’s Outstanding Disabled American Veteran

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

*Strength, flexibility, and motivational coach with the professional football team 

     Green Bay packers

*Walked across America on his arms in three years, eight months, six days in

     1982-86

*Former 4-time world record holder in the bench press with best lift of 507 pounds

*Completed the New York, Los Angeles, and Marine Corp Marathons

*Only double amputee to complete the grueling Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii

*Hosting 1992 television talk show Beating the Odds on national Sports Channel 

     America

*Faculty member, outstanding graduate, and alumnus of California State

     University, Los Angeles

*Completed 6,200 mile bike circuit, twice across America in conjuction with the

     Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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One Step at a Time: The Remarkable True Story of Bob Wieland

One Step at a Time: The Remarkable True Story of Bob Wieland

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  • 25 Years Later, a Marathon Finish Still Inspires

    In Bob Wieland’s world, obstacles create opportunities and conquests breed inspiration. Wieland was declared dead and taken away in a zipped-up body bag in 1969 after stepping on a mortar mine in Vietnam. But he awoke a half-hour later and now breathes life into battles against limitations with his speeches and ultradistance adventures that support charities. Missing his legs but full of...

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  • HOW TO BOOK Bob Wieland?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bob Wieland 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 Bob Wieland, 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 Bob Wieland or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Bob Wieland?

    Booking fees for Bob Wieland, 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 Bob Wieland, 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 Bob Wieland?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bob Wieland 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 Bob Wieland 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 Bob Wieland or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bob Wieland 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.
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Wheelchair-Bound Inspiration

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Bob Wieland Biography

Bob Wieland, who lost his legs in Vietnam 34 years ago, finished the Los Angeles marathon Saturday, March, 8, 2003, after 173 hours and 45 minutes. It took 57-year-old Wieland of Arcadia, Calif., more than one week to cover the more than 26 miles. He used only his hands and torso.

Bob Wieland lost his legs in Vietnam, but that did not stop him. He is known for his walk across America. Last week during the LA marathon, he walked without sleeping for 163 hours and met a homeless person who is now working for him!

“Mr. Inspiration”, as Bob is known, was featured as the Person of the Day on Connie Chung on her March 10th show. He is scheduled to be on an upcomong Bryant Gumble show. The unstoppable Bob Wieland has truly inspired the world with his amazing achievements.

Bob Wieland’s life sparkles with courage and greatness. Bob lost his legs in Vietnam via a mortar round while trying to rescue a fellow soldier. Bob was born and raised in Greenfield, Wisconsin and was an all-star athlete well on his way to being a professional baseball player. Rather than dwelling on his lost baseball career, Bob chose to focus on the challenges that were ahead. In his words, “I lost my legs, not my heart.”

Bob Wieland is one of those rare few who can speak from the depth of a LIFE ACHIEVEMENT. What’s more, his passionately motivating style creates a desire to excel in audiences. He’s a role model whose words you hang on to for inspiration, because he’s THE REAL THING. In thousands of appearances from 10 to 10,000 strong. Bob has a way of touching hearts… making people want to give just a measure more.

Author of One Step At A Time and a member of the President’s Council of Physical Fitness and Sports, Bob has been encouraging audiences for over 15 years, creating an awareness of not just his accomplishments, but of time honored PRINCIPLES OF ACHIEVEMENT. He is blessed with a speaking style that makes each person in the audience feel like he is speaking directly to them, one-on-one. His honors and public/product endorsement are extensive. His programs are not crass sensationalism, but a practical complement to your organizational goals.

AWARDS

*1996, Named “The Most Courageous Man in America” by the NFL Players

      Association and the Jim Thorpe Foundation

*1994, Voted “One of the Six Most Amazing Americans in the Past 20 Years” by 

      People Magazine

*1989, U.S. Marine Corps Marathon, “Most Inspirational” Award

*1989, Healthy American Fitness Leader Award, United States Jaycees

*1988, recipient of the prestigious Victory Award

*1986, Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, California State University

*1977-78, California’s Outstanding Disabled American Veteran

*1971-72, Wisconsin’s Outstanding Disabled American Veteran

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

*Strength, flexibility, and motivational coach with the professional football team 

     Green Bay packers

*Walked across America on his arms in three years, eight months, six days in

     1982-86

*Former 4-time world record holder in the bench press with best lift of 507 pounds

*Completed the New York, Los Angeles, and Marine Corp Marathons

*Only double amputee to complete the grueling Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii

*Hosting 1992 television talk show Beating the Odds on national Sports Channel 

     America

*Faculty member, outstanding graduate, and alumnus of California State

     University, Los Angeles

*Completed 6,200 mile bike circuit, twice across America in conjuction with the

     Congressional Medal of Honor Society

Bob Wieland Videos

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Bob Wieland Books

FAQs on booking Bob Wieland

  • How to book Bob Wieland?

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

    Booking fees for Bob Wieland, 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 Bob Wieland, 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 Bob Wieland?

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

Bob Wieland is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bob Wieland for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Bob Wieland generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mike Schlappi, Roger Crawford, W. Mitchell, Bob Love and Jim Abbott. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bob Wieland for an upcoming event.

Bob Wieland Speaker Videos

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Bob Wieland News

  • 25 Years Later, a Marathon Finish Still Inspires

    In Bob Wieland’s world, obstacles create opportunities and conquests breed inspiration. Wieland was declared dead and taken away in a zipped-up body bag in 1969 after stepping on a mortar mine in Vietnam. But he awoke a half-hour later and now breathes life into battles against limitations with his speeches and ultradistance adventures that support charities. Missing his legs but full of...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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