Bruce Crevier grew up in rural South Dakota and is the eleventh of twelve children! Bruce is thankful and indebted to God for everything; to his wife Diane for being the best thing that happened to him next to having the Lord; and to his parents and brother and sisters for teaching him to have faith in God, the art of self sacrifice, and the value of hard work.
Being second to the youngest in an athletic family, Bruce was inspired at an early age to become a great athlete. From his youth, he had either a basketball or a football in his hand, and would practice daily for hours at a time. Growing up in a large family of athletes, Bruce had great role models in his brothers & sisters. Bruce learned to spin the ball from his sister, Tanya, who learned how to spin the basketball from their older brothers, Maurice and Marc. This led Bruce to practice his basketball handling and spinning at 7 years old. It was because of the inspiration of his older sister Tanya that Bruce does what he does today! Bruce had to overcome many obstacles to compete in sports. He was the youngest and the smallest of his 5 older brothers, and what he lacked in talent and size he tried to make up for it by practice and hard work. At 5'9" tall, in a sport made for Giants, the practice paid off, for in high school, he was able to letter in three sports, and like his 4 older brothers, became a first team All-State football player. He was riding high after high school, and he thought that he would continue with his success! Bruce had a goal to play College basketball! So he "walked on" and made the team at the University of South Dakota his first year!..., but... the second year did not work so well, and at the beginning of his second season, and Bruce was CUT from the team! The college basketball dream faded, but his love for basketball and his hope was still there.
Bruce learned, that when God shuts a door, he always opens a window. When things don't go as we plan, there is always HOPE. And HOPE is the thread that connects us to the answer to our challenges!! Great opportunities can be hidden in the obstacles of life...Those obstacles that come our way will either trip us up, or they can be stepping stones for greater opportunities! The inspiration that led Bruce to overcome his faults and inadequacies has motivated him to take the message of how God can make anyone into True Champions, not just for the moment...But Champions FOREVER! Champions are not born, but rather they are made one positive choice at a time! Zig Ziglar once said, "Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation." Bruce found that the thousands of hours of practice were preparing him for the calling on his life. Preparation met with opportunity and has come full circle - for today.
Bruce has traveled all over the world (to over 35 countries) performing & sharing a message of hope to this generation. Bruce uses his basketball talent as a platform & open door to the hearts of youth and adults all across the world. What do you get when you package an exciting program with a life changing message? You get a "Spin-tacular Basketball Show", where youth and adults listen! If that wasn't enough, Bruce and his wife Diane, and have "12" children. When Bruce's family is with him they perform in the program... and the program literally takes on a whole new dimension, leaving crowds in awe! Whether it is an NBA halftime show, a school assembly, a youth group, church program, or just spinning basketballs on a street program, the jaws are dropping and crowds are amazed! One parent commented, "I have never seen anything like it, you guys could win "America's Got Talent!'"
Bruce's T.V. Appearences include -
Live with Regis and Kathy
NBC's "Today Show
The CBS Evening News
CNN, Fox News, ABC News
Paul Harvey Commentary
BBC's Record Breakers
NBA Inside Stuff
The Vicki Lawrence Show
The Maury Povich Show
The 700 Club
Canada's "100 Huntley Street"
He has also had articles in numerous magazines including
Sport Illustrated and several newpapers worldwide.
Bruce is a "Five Time World Record Holder" for spinning basketballs, and has spun as may as "21" basketballs simultaneously! Bruce holds the endurance record for spinning one ball the longest time... 22 hours and 12 min. without a break!!! Three of these world records were broken on national television* in front of millions of people.
*The Today Show - Live With Regis & Cathy - The Vicky Lawrence Show
Age 4 w/brother's trophies
Bruce w/ his big brothers
Bruce w/Janine & Bert
World Record Holder
Practicing in High School
Champions are not born, but rather they are made one positive choice at a time!