BRUCE JENNER AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO


William Bruce Jenner was born October 28, 1949, in Mount Kisco, New York. Jenner is a U.S. track athlete, known principally for winning the decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics. Bruce Jenner attended Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut, from Sleepy Hollow High School in North Tarrytown, New York. (Years later, the stadium there was to be named after him, but following an argument where Jenner would not attend fundraisers or be involved in the naming process, the stadium is now called Blue and Gold Stadium. Jenner earned a football scholarship and attended Graceland College (now Graceland University), but a knee injury forced him to stop playing football and switch to the decathlon. He was mentored by Graceland’s track coach L.D. Weldon, who was the first to recognize Jenner’s potential and encouraged him to pursue decathlon. Jenner debuted in the decathlon at the Drake Relays in 1970- placing sixth. Jenner placed third in the decathlon at the 1972 U.S. Olympic trials and finished in an impressive tenth place at the 1972 Munich games. He became an American champion in the event and won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics, setting a world record of 8,634 points. Jenner was handed a large American flag from a bystander in the audience as he spontaneously ran a celebratory victory lap, a gesture that has been emulated frequently since that time by athletes in other sports from countries around the world (and also by John Belushi in a Saturday Night Live commercial parody). He was the 1976 recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States. Jenner was also the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 1976. He was inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Bay Area Hall of Fame and Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. His company, Bruce Jenner Aviation, sells aircraft to executives and corporations. Jenner is widely known to have struggled with dyslexia — he appeared on the sitcom Silver Spoons where he revealed his condition to the Stratton family — and after retiring from sports, built a successful career as a motivational speaker and television sports commentator (making an appearance on the series Learn To Read). Jenner’s divorced mother married the father of actor Gary Busey, when Jenner was in high school. They were raised in the same home and remain close friends and brothers.  His first marriage to Chrystie Crownover (1972 to 1980) produced two children, daughter Casey Jenner (b. June 4, 1980) and first son Burt Jenner (b. 1978). His other sons, Brandon (b. June 10, 1981) and Brody (with second wife Linda Thompson, to whom he was married from 1981 to 1983), appeared in their own reality show The Princes of Malibu, which featured them living with their stepfather David Foster. Brody has also been featured on the MTV series The Hills. Jenner is currently married to Kris, and previously married to the late Robert Kardashian). He has two daughters with Kris named Kendall Nicole and Kylie. Original Bruce Jenner Autographed 8 x 10 Black & White Photo. Regular Price – $ 155.00 / Sale Price – $ 59.95.

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