National Wrestling Hall of Fame

“Rulon Gardner Won’t Die” Premieres June 3

After achieving one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history, wrestler Rulon Gardner, a Distinguished Member inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2010, struggled with his newfound stardom amidst a constant battle with life’s struggles.

In Rulon Gardner Won’t Die, Gardner shares his personal journey from his humble roots growing up on a Wyoming farm to finding fame at the Olympic Games Sydney 2000 where he defeated three-time Olympic champion and nine-time world champion Aleksandr Karelin of Russia, and how his resilience has helped him to overcome adversity after the ‘miracle on the mat’ and multiple near-death experiences.

Part of the award-winning Five Rings Films documentary series, the Olympic Channel original film will premiere digitally on Wednesday, 3 June at olympicchannel.com and on its apps for mobile and connected TV devices.