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Zach Gowen

“Reach out, take your shot and don’t quit before the miracle happens!”

Wrestler & Handicapped Hero

Sometimes you have to lose everything to find yourself. Zach Gowen lost his dad at a young age; lost his leg to cancer at 8 years old; and almost lost his life to drugs in his 20s. Yet through it all, he dared to defy the odds when he became a WWE Superstar.


Zach speaks on a variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • Athletics & Resiliency
  • Drug & Alcohol Prevention
  • Surviving Cancer & Disability
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Community Building

9.6 out of 10 Audience Rating


Hi I was at the assembly you were at today and I just wanted to say your story was so inspiring.

Tori Demeulenaere Avondale HS Rochester, MI
Tori Demeulenaere

Thanks for coming in to Rochester high school today. You are a true inspiration and such a motivational speaker. Thank you sir!! 😀

Madison Vincent Student at Rochester HS in Rochester, MI
Madison Vincent

He’s unbelievable! I would bring him back every year if I could. His message really hits home. There’s so many tough things out there now for our students to have to face and Zach’s gone through them all. It’s great to see him triumph in his life and to give back.

Tim McCardle Principal at LeRoy High School in LeRoy, NY
Tim McCardle

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