Rulon Gardner Attending CHSAA State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday

Rulon Gardner Attending CHSAA State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday


Rulon Gardner Attending CHSAA State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday

Rulon Gardner Attending CHSAA State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday
Olympic Gold Medalist, Professional Wrestler

Legendary Olympic Gold Medalist Rulon Gardner will be on hand for the Colorado High School Activities Association State Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Center. Gardner is slated to appear on Saturday, February 17 and will be on hand for autographs and photos.

The CHSAA State Championships take place Thursday through Saturday, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The complete schedule can be found

“I’m excited to come back to Colorado to see all the coaches and friends who helped me become an Olympic Champion. I spent a lot of time training and develop relationships in the Region, Colorado will always have a special place in my heart.  I’m excited to inspire and motivate the next generation of Colorado state qualifying wrestlers and champions,” noted Rulon Gardner. “Coming back to help them realize their goals and aspirations are attainable through hard work and goal setting is very important to me,” Gardner said.

Rulon will be available Saturday during the tournament at the Pepsi Center for wrestlers and fans to come and meet. There will be a photo booth, autograph options as well as a variety of Rulon Gardner it’s available, including his book, “Never Stop Pushing” My Life from a Wyoming Farm to the Olympic Medals Stand.

“We are honored to have Rulon Gardner be a par the wrestler and fan experience at this year’s state tournament,” CHSAA Assistant Commissioner Ernie Derrera said. It provides an opportunity to enhance our event and showcase an Olympic Gold Medalist during the day Saturday with some autograph and photo shoot options. Rulon will help kick off the Parade of Champions later that evening just prior to the finals. A special thank you to all who contributed to Rulon being a part of the tournament.”

“Buildings By Design is a proud support of Colorado High School activities around the great state of Colorado.  We are excited to be able to sponsor these opportunities to bring Olympic Gold Champion Rulon Gardner in for the Colorado State Wrestling Tournament.  Best of luck to all those involved.” – Buildings By Design

No stranger to daunting circumstances, Rulon Gardner, a member of the 2000 US Olympic wrestling team, was pitted against Russian legend Alexander Karelin, in what has been described as a David versus Goliath scenario. Against harrowing odds, Rulon emerged victorious. In doing so, he immediately captured the admiration and sentiment of Americans, winning the gold medal in one of the biggest upsets in Olympic and sports history.

Tentative Schedule:

Autograph & Photo Booth Session with Rulon Gardner at the Pepsi Center: Pre & Post Lunch Sessions near the top of the main escalator.

Wrestling Fans are welcome to stop by and get their picture and an autograph from Rulon Gardner.  Books, Shirts, Posters & Photos will be available for purchase.

Olympic Gold Medalist Rulon Gardner will also be part of the CHSAA State Wrestling Tournament Grand March later that evening presented by Buildings By Design & Dave Vondy All-American Sports!

This will be the kick off of a week-long three state tour across Colorado, Nebraska & Wyoming.  For more information, please contact Dave Vondy at 970-768-4408.


Rulon Gardner Attending CHSAA State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday
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