Richie Contartesi

Youth Motivational Speaker & Author of “In Spite of the Odds”

Richie Contartesi Biography

Meet Keynote Motivational Speaker, #1 Best Selling author and former professional football player, Richie Contartesi. Standing a stellar 5’7″ and weighing in at a magnificent 155 lbs. you wouldn’t think he’d be much of a football player. Instead, he looks more like a chess player. Don’t laugh, he’s good at chess too!

Who is Richie Contartesi? He was never the smartest, the biggest, the most talented, or the most gifted and in spite of all his childhood issues like failing 5th grade, watching his parents get divorced, and almost taking his own life. You will see a man who looks in the face of adversity and says “Bring it on”. You will see a kind and loving man with a big heart. You will see a man who laughs in the face of fear and you will be inspired by his relentless resilience to succeed.

Born on December 10, 1987, in West Palm Beach, Florida, Contartesi is the only boy and has four sisters. He knew his athletic ability and resilience for success at a very young age by taking on the challenge of riding a 2 wheel bicycle at 3 years old and winning. His football career started when he was 10 years old and right away he found his passion. Contartesi was determined to play college football and from hard work in high school, he had earned awards and accolades such as Most Valuable Player, Offensive Player of the Year, and Team Captain among others.

After making a mistake signing with Jacksonville University, he decided to take a chance on himself and follow his dream of walking on at Ole Miss. After 3 coaching staffs, 100’s of setbacks, and almost quitting, he pulled through till the end and earned a full Division 1 football scholarship at Ole Miss. More importantly, he surpassed his wildest dreams of catching passes in the SEC in front of 97,000, starting in all 12 games his senior year, and earning the scholar-athlete award twice. His inspirational book, “In Spite of the Odds” tells the triumph and determination.

After college, he wasn’t finished. The next dream was to move to NYC and eventually start his own business. He worked for two years in the corporate world and found himself quickly at the top, earning rookie of the year honors. Shortly after, It was time to start his own business.

He made the biggest mistake right away and quickly spent all his savings starting Ripped Athlete. While some may see this as a failure, the lessons learned was invaluable. “I failed, I learned more in that year than I’ve learned my whole life,” says Contartesi.

That setback launched another dream where Contartesi set out to start Anabolic Technology. Since learning what is takes to start a successful business, he now has the confidence to go out and go do whatever his heart tells him.

Currently, Contartesi speaks to adults and youth. He has realized through all of this that no matter how much he enjoys defying the odds, his true passion is in helping others defy theirs. As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, he helps adults and teens understand that their dreams are closer than they appear. Through all the noise and out of reach possibilities, speaking is truly his favorite way of communicating his passion.

Contartesi doesn’t just speak about football but shares how the person you become in pursuit of going after a major goal is more important than just achieving the goal itself.

In his spare time when Contartesi isn’t challenging himself with CrossFit, he spends time with family, friends, golfing, writing, playing/watching football, learning, reading, and running.

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Richie Contartesi Videos

Richie Contartesi's Corporate Speech Video Intro - YouTube
Leadership Conference Highlight | Richie Contartesi

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Richie Contartesi Videos

Richie Contartesi's Corporate Speech Video Intro - YouTube
Leadership Conference Highlight | Richie Contartesi
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