Marquis Athletes

October 27, 2010

A New Chapter: Marquis Athletes, LLC to Close

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Today marks a new chapter for me professionally–I have made the decision to close Marquis Athletes, LLC and have accepted a position as Marketing Manager of SmartWatt Energy Services, Inc.

Rulon Gardner will continue to speak professionally, operate his health club and he is currently filming a very exciting TV project–the details of which will be released by the end of the year. I wish Rulon the best of luck with his career and enjoyed the last 9 years immensely. Thank you to everyone who supported our business.

-Danielle Marquis

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September 29, 2010

A Decade Later: Rulon Gardner

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“A lot of people are pretty critical – they’re like, ‘Uh-oh you failed. You didn’t achieve your goals, you didn’t achieve what you went after,’” Gardner said.  “I think those are people that need to check themselves because it’s not always about being the best and the baddest.  It’s about going out there and competing and believing in yourself.”

http://wrestling.teamusa.org/news/2010/09/29/a-decade-later-rulon-gardner/38791?ngb_id=3

Rulon Gardner’s planned induction into Greco Hall of Champions postponed – National College wrestling | Examiner.com

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Rulon Gardner’s planned induction into Greco Hall of Champions postponed – National College wrestling | Examiner.com.

September 28, 2010

Alan and Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions Induction Postponed

Waterloo, Iowa – Due to unforeseen circumstances with Rulon Gardner’s schedule, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame is postponing the Alan and Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions scheduled for October 9, 2010, in Minneapolis, Minn. The event will be rescheduled for a date when Gardner can attend.

Gardner, a 2000 Olympic champion and 2001 World champion, was scheduled to be this year’s lone inductee. The Alan & Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions is located inside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa. Gardner was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as a distinguished member in Stillwater, Okla., earlier this year.

 The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum will reschedule the event for next year.

“We regret that unforeseen circumstances have kept Rulon Gardner from attending his induction into the Greco-Roman Hall of Champions,” said Alan Rice, namesake of the Hall of Champions. “We respect the confidentiality of his personal situation that forced his cancelation; however, we look forward to his induction into the hall of champions next year.”

10 years ago: Gardner upset Karelin to win gold medal at 2000 Olympics – National College wrestling | Examiner.com

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10 years ago: Gardner upset Karelin to win gold medal at 2000 Olympics – National College wrestling | Examiner.com.

September 17, 2010

Testimonial: Sirona Dental Systems

Olympic Gold Medalist Rulon Gardner delivered a motivational keynote speech for Sirona Dental Systems’ CEREC 25 Celebration in late August in Las Vegas, NV. We recently received the following testimonial about the event:

“Everyone on our staff just fell in love with Rulon and couldn’t stop talking about how nice he was and how easy it was to work with him.”

For more information about booking Rulon Gardner for your next event, visit our website at www.marquisathletes.com or contact us at info@marquisathletes.com.

10 Year Anniversary of Sydney Olympic Games

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This week marks the 10 year Anniversary of the Sydney Olympic Games, and Rulon Gardner’s stunning defeat of Russian Alexander Karelin in the “Miracle on the Mat” to win the Gold Medal. Does the Bob Costas lead in still give you goosebumps?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWN4xEPLWjE&feature=related

-Danielle Marquis

Owner, Marquis Athletes, LLC

Would you like to book Olympic Gold Medalist Rulon Gardner for your next event? Contact us at info@marquisathletes.com or visit our website at www.marquisathletes.com

September 16, 2010

SportAccord Combat Games

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Rulon Gardner recently returned from a week in Beijing, China, where he served as the International Wrestling Ambassador for the SportAccord Combat Games. Rulon had a great trip and was very impressed with the Games, and we were delighted to receive a letter from the SportAccord President, Hein Verbruggen, today that said,

“I think we may conclude that the first edition of the SportAccord Combat Games was a tremendous success and there is no doubt that you have largely contributed to this success. I thank you once gain for having spent this great week with us.”

September 9, 2010

Rulon Gardner to enter Alan & Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions

WATERLOO – The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum is proud to announce that Rulon Gardner, the most decorated American Greco-Roman wrestler, will be inducted into the Alan & Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions on Saturday, October 9, 2010. The event will take place at the Christensen Center Commons on the campus of Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Jim and Olive Morgan family will be given the first Greco-Roman Legacy Award for their tremendous accomplishments in wrestling, specifically in the Greco-Roman discipline. A family of 12 kids, six boys and six girls, Jim passed along his boxing and wrestling skills to his boys.

John, Gordy and Marty – sons of Jim and Olive – won a combined 10 national Greco-Roman titles and competed in two Olympics and two World championships.

Alan and Gloria Rice, namesakes of the hall of champions, have been instrumental to the success of Greco-Roman wrestling in the United States. Alan Rice was a Big Ten champion and All-American for the University of Minnesota. In 1956 he won national titles in Greco-Roman and freestyle. He also placed 7th at the 1956 Olympics and coached the 1972 Greco-Roman Olympic team.

He and his wife, Gloria, helped form the Minnesota Wrestling Club. The club enjoys the unique distinction of placing a wrestler on every World and Olympic team since 1964, a record unequalled in wrestling history. The Alan & Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions occupies a significant wing in the Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo.

“Inducting Rulon into the Greco-Roman Hall of Champions is a great recognition for a great champion and his five peers. Many people thought that no American could ever triumph in this style of wrestling. Now the world recognizes the capacities of our great country to produce great champions,” Rice stated.

Gardner shocked the world in the finals of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, when he defeated legendary Russian Alexander Karelin in the finals of the superheavyweight division. Karelin had won 12 World and Olympic titles up to that point. Gardner won the World Championships in 2001 and also captured the bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Gardner joins last year’s inaugural class in this elite Hall. The 2009 class included Olympic champions Steve Fraser and Jeff Blatnick and World champions Mike Houck, Dennis Hall and Joe Warren.

Gardner was inducted as a Distinguished Member into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla., on June 5, 2010.

Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. with a reception. Dinner, awards presentation and autograph session will follow.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at www.dgm-nwhof.ticketleap.com or by calling the Dan Gable Museum at 319-233-0745.

August 26, 2010

Top 10 Unbeatable Star Letdowns Ever

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The Bleacher Report just announced their “Top 10 Unbeatable Star Letdowns Ever” and the #3 letdown was “Alexander Karelin Loses His Greatness.”

Jon Star writes, “Karelin, Russia’s greatest Greco-Roman wrestler, was not just on a decade-long winning streak….In fact, he cruised to the gold medal match [in the Sydney Olympic Games] without giving up a point in a decade and had not lost in 15 years. He won three gold medals and seven straight world titles. That was until he faced the enormous underdog in American Rulon Gardner. Gardner slayed the Russian giant…”

Congratulations, Rulon!

-Danielle Marquis, Owner, Marquis Athletes, LLC

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