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Thanks, Rulon. You always help us walk the walk. You always help by placing such a high value on the potential of people and the potential of every work we leave behind. Your work and your legacy leave a lasting impact. As we continue to walk the walk, we’ll always keep your spirit and work with us.
Rulon Ellis Gardner (born August 16, 1971) is an American retired Greco-Roman Olympic Gold Medalist wrestler. He competed at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics and won the gold medal in 2000, defeating Russia's three-time reigning gold medalist Aleksandr Karelin in the final. (Source:
Rulon Gardner was an Olympic wrestler who shocked the world in the 2000 Olympics by beating Alexander Kerelin. Kerelin had not been beaten in many years. In fact he had not had a point scored against him in many years either. IOC officials were there to give him another Gold Medal. Rulon Gardner is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Source: www.mormonwiki.com)
Rulon has experienced wins as well as losses in his life. Rulon has never dwelled on the negatives in his life. Instead, he takes each challenge and uses it as a means to improve his life. Winning the Gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 came through extreme dedication and sacrifice.
Gardner attended Star Valley High School in Afton, Wyoming, and was a three-sport letter winner and standout in football, wrestling, and track and field. He was an All-State selection in both football and wrestling, and was also the 1989 wrestling state heavyweight champion. In track and field, as a senior, he took second at the state finals in the shot put.
In the opening scene of the Olympic Channel’s new documentary film, Rulon, the titular character, a hulking figure, hangs his gold medal around the neck of a middle-aged man outside a hotel ballroom in Chicago. The two smile for a photo. Once – when he was 200lbs lighter and sporting a singlet – Rulon Gardner was the face of a Got Milk? ad, a sheepishly smiling America hero, and as he moves on from that photo op to deliver a speech at a dairy conference, Gardner appears acutely aware of the contrast between that version of himself and this one. “I’m not as famous as I used to be,” the two-time Olympian says in a voiceover, “but eventually I’m going to get to where I want to be.” (Source: www.theguardian.com)
As the annual game of college-coaching musical chairs continues, reports have emerged that LSU wants to hire long-time Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. If that happens, then obviously there would be a vacancy in South Bend. Would that be the moment Urban Meyer makes his move? Meyer has been linked to the Fighting Irish for [more