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WWF Champion Bob Backlund To Speak At Danbury Library

Heavyweight champion wrestler Bob Backland will sign copies of his book during the speaking event in Danbury.
Heavyweight champion wrestler Bob Backland will sign copies of his book during the speaking event in Danbury. Photo Credit: Bob Backlund on Facebook

DANBURY, Conn. -- Three-time World Wrestling Federation heavyweight champion, Bob Backlund will give a motivational talk Saturday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Danbury Library.

Buckland will talk about his life as written in the book, "Backlund: From All-American Boy to Professional Wrestling’s World Champion," by Buckland and Robert H. Miller.

His in-ring career spanned nearly 40 years.

Life started as a poor farm boy in Princeton, Minn., a village with a population of just over 2,000 people.

He was a below-average student with a lackluster work ethic and a bad attitude. He was a kid whose life was headed for disaster until a local coach took interest in him and suggested that he take up amateur wrestling.

Less than a decade later, that same farm boy was wrestling’s champion of the world.

Backlund continues to make occasional appearances for the WWE as a goodwill ambassador, while also continuing to work with kids in amateur wrestling and traveling the country as a motivational speaker.

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame April 6, 2013.

Backlund lives in Glastonbury.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

The program is free.

For more information, contact Aurelio Muraca at the library, (203) 797-4505.

The library is located at 170 Main St., Danbury.

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