Social icons Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed Phone

Rulon Gardner Speaker Fees

Rulon Gardner Agent


Medal Winners, Olympics


Olympic Gold Medalist, Wrestling

Travels From:


Fee Range:

$5,001 - $10,000

Contact For Rulon Gardner Booking Agent Info

Rulon Gardner Booking Agency Profile

Olympic gold medalist, Rulon Gardner, was born August 16, 1971 in Afton, Wyoming. Gardner is mostly well known for his defeat of Alexander Karelin (Aleksandr) in the 2000 Summer Olympics. Karelin had been undefeated for thirteen years, and had not given up a point in six years, prior to his loss in the gold medal match to Gardner.

In 2001 Gardner added a world championship to his list of accomplishments with a victory in the finals over Mihaly Deak-Bardos of Hungary. His win made him the only American to ever win both a World and Olympic title in Greco-Roman wrestling.

After the 2000 Olympics he suffered a series of injuries from both a snowmobiling and motorcycle accident. These injuries included an amputated toe and a dislocated wrist, but he still went on to win the U.S. Olympic trials for his weight class and then to compete 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 the traditional symbol of retirement from competitive wrestling.

Gardner fighting fellow Olympian Hidehiko Yoshida (gold-medalist in Judo) in mixed martial arts competitionGardner 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:
• U.S. Champion in 1995, 1997, and 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 U.S. Male Olympic athlete of the year, 2001
• Pan American Games champion, 1998
• World Cup Champion, 1996

Rulon Gardner is currently a highly sought after. Book Rulon for your next corporate meeting, convention, community event, fundraiser, school function or graduation. Rulon will motivate and inspire, and leave a lasting impression on your group.

Rulon shares personal experiences to illustrate how persistence leads to success:

1. Go Back To The Basics
2. Turn The Negatives Into Positives
3. Aim High When You're Feeling Low
4. Enlist Others
5. Train Hard
6. Take Care Of Business
7. Don't Rest On Your Laurels


"Rulon did an outstanding job! Not only was his speech great, but he stuck around for two hours to sign autographs. I would absolutely recommend him for another conference." (American Skandia)

"Rulon was a charmer. He is a very compelling speaker. He comes across as your all American hometown boy. We liked the tennis shoes. Another plus - he recites his presentation without ever going to the podium. His practice makes perfect. He was a hit." (Mechanical Contractors of America)

"Rulon was an outstanding success at our meeting in Cancun last week. He did a great job. He really played to the audience and they loved him. His warm, open personality and sense of humor were evident both on and off-stage. At the end of the interview, he posed with the attendees while everyone took pictures." (International Business Machines Corporation (IBM))

Related Speakers



More Olympics

DISCLAIMER: PFP Sports Talent Agency does not claim to represent itself as the exclusive agent for Rulon Gardner. PFP Sports Talent Agency is a booking agency that represents organizations seeking to hire pro athletes and sports personalities such as Rulon Gardner for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements and corporate entertainment. Fees on this website are estimates and are intended only as a guideline. Exact fees are determined by a number of factors, including the location of event, the talent’s schedule, requested duties and supply and demand. PFP Sports Talent Agency makes no guarantees to the accuracy of information found on this website and does not warrant that any information or representations contained on this website will be accurate or free from errors. We are often asked how can I find out who is Rulon Gardner's agent? To find Rulon Gardner appearance fees and booking agent details, you can contact the agent, representative or manager through PFP Sports Talent Agency for speaking fee costs and availability. PFP Sports Talent Agency can help your company choose the ideal sports personality for your next marketing campaign. To hire Rulon Gardner for an appearance, speaking event or endorsement, contact Rulon Gardner's booking agent for more information.