Saturday, October 25, 2014

Happy 66th Birthday Coach Dan Gable!!

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Today marks the 66th birthday of one of the most famous coaches/wrestlers, Dan Gable, in history. Just in case you don't know of him, a list of his major accomplishments is in order:

  • Wrestled for 3 years at Iowa State University and won 2 NCAA titles while compiling a 181-1 record. His only defeat was his last match.
  • Won the Gold Medal at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany, in the Lightweight Division of Wrestling. Get this:  he did not give up a single point against World-class Olympic-caliber athletes!
  • During his 21 years tenure as head coach at the University of Iowa, he won 16 NCAA team titles between 1976 and 1997.

Posting a documentary in honor of Coach Gable. Enjoy!!

Happy 66th Birthday Coach Gable!! 

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