From a scrawny, bullied kid growing up in southern Idaho to the Unofficial Wrestling Champion of the World, Dan Russell knows the kind of hard work, pain and intense desire it takes to finish strong.

He’s a four-time NCAA champion and four-time Academic All-American. He was an Olympic alternate for the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, the 2004 Olympic wrestling coach for Guam, and Olympic Solidarity Instructor for Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia. Dan taught for several years at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and he is recognized worldwide as a top-notch clinician.

Dan wrote the book, “Finish Strong”, a compelling story of his athletic pursuit and drive to overcome some of life’s biggest challenges. He enjoys acting and can be seen in the films, “The Narrow Road” and “Murder of Innocence.

As an internationally recognized leader and sought-after coach in the wrestling world, Dan is the “real deal.” Having spoken at hundreds of schools, colleges, businesses and nonprofits throughout the U.S. and overseas, his on-camera presence is intense, authentic and engaging.

Dan’s Stats:

  • Four–time Academic All-American
  • Four–time NCAA national champion
  • USA Wrestling coach
  • Wrestling clinician
  • 1995 Wrestling Unofficial Champion of the World
  • Master of Sport International
  • 2004 Olympic coach
  • Author
  • Actor
  • Husband and father of four children
  • Ordained pastor
  • Motivational speaker
  • Entrepreneur

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