Rulon Gardner hooks his entire audience from the moment he starts speaking. Highly likeable and down-to-earth, he shares fascinating stories about his childhood as an underdog; the extreme training sessions he underwent throughout his wrestling career; his historic Olympic match against Aleksander Karelin; and his incredible survival of two near-death experiences. Furthermore, Rulon breaks down the values that have kept him going through the best of times and the worst of times – basic principles that anyone can apply to their lives.

Seven Steps To Success
Rulon shares personal experiences to illustrate how persistence leads to success:

    • Go Back To The Basics
    • Turn The Negatives Into Positives
    • Aim High When You’re Feeling Low
    • Enlist Others
    • Train Hard
    • Take Care Of Business
    • Don’t Rest On Your Laurels

Rulon Gardner speaks on turning negative moments into character building experiences. As a child he did not have the easiest life. The family barn burnt down leaving him to milk the cows in below freezing weather; he was often made fun of at school for his learning disability; and his teachers dissuades him from going to college because he’d “fail.”

Throughout all the negativity though, he had a caring family that instilled him with a high work ethic and impressive resilience. “I have a very strong core, a strong subconscious,” he comments explaining that this enabled him “to focus and continue to push everyday, not just in wrestling, but in life.”


“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 

Clients include:

    • AT&T
    • Boy Scouts of America
    • Central Wyoming College
    • Colorado College
    • Colorado Rockies
    • Denver Stock Show
    • Diamond Nuts
    • ESPN Week (Branson)
    • Farm Bureau of Iowa
    • Future Farmers of America (National, Wyoming, and Montana)
    • 4-H (National)
    • Encana Pipeline
    • Great Harvest (MT)
    • Harley Davidson
    • High Schools (WY, TX, IN, UT, ID, CO, MT, OR, OH, PA)
    • Hilton Hotels
    • Indiana Sports Corporation
    • John Hancock
    • Kansas Life Insurance
    • Lathrop Equipment
    • LDS Church Groups (particularly youth)
    • Margaret Mercy Healthcare (IN)
    • Merck
    • Merrill
    • Merrill Lynch
    • National Western Stock Show (CO)
    • Omaha Wellness Council
    • Pork Producers
    • Pro Video and Sound (CA)
    • Roche Pharmaceuticals
    • Rocky Mountain Nationals Wrestling Tournament
    • Salvation Army
    • Saxton-Pierce Restaurants (MS)
    • Simplot Games
    • Soy Producers
    • Special Olympics Colorado Hall of Fame Gala
    • Sports Illustrated Week (Yosemite)
    • State Games (UT, IA, VA, MT, NE, CO) State Games of America Spokesman
    • State Games of America (PSA)
    • Syngenta
    • Syngynite
    • Texas Beef Producers
    • USO Tours (MVP)
    • UVSU (Orem, UT)
    • Wal-Mart
    • Weber State University (Ogden, UT)
    • Western States Roofing Contractors Association
    • Westfalia Surge
    • Wisconsin Wrestling
    • Wyoming Business Alliance
    • Wyoming Team Nutrition (PSA)
    • Young Dairy Leaders Conference