The first Jeff Blatnick appearance on the career wrestling scene was in 1973 at Niskayuna High School in Niskayuna, New York. He was the state heavyweight champion in 1975.
After winning national titles in NCAA Division II, he qualified for the 1980 Olympic team. In 1982, Blatnick was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease. After a series of daily radiation treatments, he resumed training. He, alongside his teammate Steve Fraser, won a gold medal in the 1984 Olympic Games, making them the first Americans to ever win gold in Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling history.
However, Blatnick’s cancer forced him to retire from wrestling, as he was required to undergo chemotherapy. He has since served as a television commentator and currently works as a motivational speaker.
**Jeff Blatnick Speaker**
Blatnick is a professional motivational speaker. In addition to this, he has also become a successful television sportscaster on NBC, ABC, ESPN, Madison Square Garden Network, and Prime Ticket Cable. Blatnick has also served as a spokesperson for the Leukemia Society of America, United Way, American Concern Society, United States Olympic Committee, National Fitness Leaders Association, and the New York State Department of Education. He was part of the Board of Directors of USA Wrestling. Blatnick continues to support fund-raising efforts, promotion, and clinics for wrestling. In an effort to help other people, Jeff Blatnick shares his inspiring life story in his speaking engagements, an experience that will surely touch the hearts of your audience. Contact TSE now and we’ll negotiate with his agent for a Jeff Blatnick speaker appearance on your behalf so you can bring his experienced and inspiring story to your next corporate function. **Jeff Blatnick Appearance**
Jeff Blatnick appearances in television, magazines, and newspapers continue to delight and inspire people. As a cancer survivor, he knows how valuable optimism is. With his genuine enthusiasm and love of life, a Jeff Blatnick appearance is a valuable and inspirational addition to your next agenda.
**Jeff Blatnick Endorsement**
Jeff Blatnick will always be remembered for his winning moment in the 1984 Summer Olympics—dropping to his knees and bringing his hands together in thanks for winning the gold. Jeff Blatnick’s sincere reaction says a lot about him. His experience in overcoming adversity will move your audience, making a Jeff Blatnick endorsement a valuable tool for your company.
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