“Rulon,” a two-hour documentary film on Rulon Gardner‘s stunning 2000 Olympic wrestling gold medal and adversity-filled two decades since, makes its television premiere on NBCSN on Friday at 11 p.m. ET.
The film immediately follows broadcast coverage of the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials (full TV/stream schedule here).
Gardner, who grew up on a Wyoming dairy farm, recorded the greatest upset in wrestling history at the 2000 Sydney Games. It was dubbed “Miracle on the Mat.” Gardner handed chiseled Russian Aleksandr Karelin his first loss in 13 years.
After that victory came fame and endorsements.