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Rulon Gardner: Biggest Loser 11 Contestant

Keep up with Rulon Gardner’s journey during Biggest Loser season eleven. will update each contestant’s weight loss, as well as accomplishments, videos, and more following weekly episodes.

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Biggest Loser 11 Occupation: Gym owner and motivational speaker

Age: 39

Hometown: Logan, Utah

Height: 6 feet, 2 inches

Team color: Yellow

Teammate: Justin Pope

Starting Weight: 474

Week 16 Weight: 301

Total Loss: -173


“Walking into the Biggest Loser gym was like walking into another arena.”


  • Married

Mini Bio

Rulon Gardner grew up in in Afton, Wyoming, and is the youngest of ten children. He is no stranger to tough competition: he comes to The Biggest Loser with two Olympic medals. Rulon won the gold medal for wrestling in 2000, and the bronze metal in 2004. Although he has been heavy all his life, Rulon was a true athlete who also played football and graduated from Nebraska University with degree in physical education. His real health problems started when he stopped his Olympic training, and he steadily began gaining weight.

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December 13th, 2010

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Rulon, I can't believe you walked off! I hope you get your head straight so all that hard work does not go for nothing and you gain it back. Very dissappointed that you just quit..... not very Gold Medal of you

posted Apr 26th, 2011 9:14 pm


I saw last night's show (Tuesday, Mar. 29), and I saw how Rulon thought he had escaped, managing to stay on the show despite a night with a bag of tortilla chips. But was last night's show for Week 13? I'm wondering if the stats for Rulon are accurate as of last night, or are they from last week?

posted Mar 30th, 2011 10:09 am


Go Rulon

posted Dec 24th, 2010 11:52 pm


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