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By Gary Abbott | Oct. 02, 2002, 12 a.m. (ET)

Ever wonder how much Rulon really eats? Now you can see for yourself! Bid on Dinner with Rulon and other exclusive wrestling items on eBay. The bidding began on Tuesday, October 1 and will run through Thursday, October 10. Visit one of the links below and let the bidding begin! www.usolympicteam.com/ebay members.ebay.com/aboutme/usolympicteam/ USA Wrestling has teamed up with usolympicteam.com to place five premium items for bidding, including a special dinner with Rulon Gardner at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Proceeds of the auctions will go to benefit the U.S. Olympic Team and USA Wrestling. "This is an excellent opportunity to promote wrestling on a national platform," said Sara Levin, USA Wrestling Manager of Marketing and Promotions. "Through this relationship with the USOC and eBay, USAW has the prospect to promote our sport and fundraise on a high profile website." In order to bid you must be a registered member of Ebay, which is free. Once registered, you can visit the auction site and place your bid! Bidding is easy! Payment will only be accepted by VISA, money order or check. The following exclusive, choice items will be available for auction: Item #1 - Dinner with Olympic Champion Rulon Gardner at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. During Greco-Roman National Team Camp Have dinner with legendary 2000 Olympic Champion Rulon Gardner. Your experience would include one economy class airline ticket from anywhere in the continental United States, dinner at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. and one night's hotel room in Colorado Springs. Experience must take place during the Winter Greco-Roman National Team Training Camps, either November 11-22, 2002 or December 2-13, 2002. In addition to the above items, the winning bidder will have VIP access to the Greco-Roman National Training Camp, VIP tour of the U.S. Olympic Training Center and a personal meet and greet session with the participants of the training camp. A similar experience with Speedskating star Apolo Anton Ohno went for $5,900! Item #2 - Cael Sanderson Autographed Wheaties Box The Wheaties box is autographed by Sanderson, the first wrestler to be pictured on the Wheaties box. Item #3 - Kurt Angle Autographed Competition Wrestling Singlet Official USA Wrestling National Team singlet autographed by Kurt Angle, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games Gold Medalist and 1995 World Champion in Freestyle wrestling. Angle is now a star for the World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. Item #4 - 2000 Freestyle Olympic Team Autographed Competition Singlet Competition wrestling singlet autographed by members of the 2000 Freestyle Olympic team and Coaches. Autographs include Olympic Champion and legendary coach Dan Gable, six-time World and Olympic Champion and Oklahoma State Coach John Smith, 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Brandon Slay, 2000 Olympic Bronze Medalists Terry Brands and Lincoln McIlravy, as well as team members Charles Burton, Melvin Douglas and Kerry McCoy, with co-head coach Greg Strobel. Item #5 - Rulon Gardner Autographed Competition Wrestling Singlet Official USA Wrestling National Team singlet autographed by 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Gold Medalist, Rulon Gardner. eBay is launching eBay Sports and is dedicating $2.5 million in promotional support to the initiative. Usolympicteam.com will be one of the featured partners in the promotion. As part of this partnership, the USOC has offered auction opportunities for National Governing Bodies (NGBs). NGBs can place premium items up for bid "It is a great promotional tool for USA Wrestling, and any dollars generated benefit wrestling programs, so it is a win-win opportunity," said Matt Farrell, USOC Associate Director of Internet Marketing. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to get a piece of wrestling history and contribute to the olympic movement. How high will it go? Visit often and make a bid today...