Danny mack dan gable is an american former folkstyle and freestyle wrestler and coach he is a two-time ncaa division i national champion, a world gold medalist, and an olympic gold medalist gable was only the third wrestler to have ever been inducted into the united world wrestling's hall of fame in the legend category. In a wrestling life: the inspiring stories of dan gable, famed wrestler and wrestling coach dan gable tells engaging and inspiring stories of his childhood in waterloo, iowa overcoming the murder of his sister as a teenager his sports career from swimming as a young boy, to his earliest wrestling matches, through the 1972 olympics coaching at the university of iowa from the banachs to the brands life-changing friendships he made along the way and tales of his family life off the mat. Dan gable with a reward for all his work and pain: a 1972 olympic gold medal courtesy gable family his life has been one of victory: he went 64 - 0 as a high school wrestler, 118 - 1 in college, won an olympic gold medal in munich without surrendering a point, won 15 national titles in 21 seasons as the iowa coach. Gable's college career record was 117-1, with his only loss being in the final match of his final season to larry owings of the university of washington freestyle from 1971 to 1973, gable competed internationally in freestyle wrestling.
Dan gable is americaâ s best known wrestler and some experts think he is the greatest wrestler produced in the united states in high school and college he never lost a match until his senior year when, in the final match of the 1970 ncaa tournament, he was beaten by larry owings. Gable quotes full biography during his prep and college wrestling careers, dan gable compiled an unbelievable record of 181-1 he was undefeated in 64 prep matches, and was 117-1 at iowa state university his only defeat came in the ncaa finals his senior year. We were introduced to that dan gable in a wrestling life, the inspiring stories of dan gable, a collection of 26 vignettes about his life, career and family it was indeed inspiring now dan has blessed us with a sequel, a wrestling life 2 dan gable is a wrestling icon. On october 25, 1948, wrestling legend don gable is born in the tiny town of waterloo, iowa his father was a real-estate salesman and former high-school wrestling star his mother was a homemaker.
Gable has been named to several halls of fame including but not limited to the usa wrestling hall of fame, the us olympic hall of fame, the national wrestling hall of fame stillwater, ok and is the name sake of the national wrestling hall of fame dan gable museum in waterloo, ia. In a wrestling life: the inspiring stories of dan gable, famed wrestler and wrestling coach dan gable tells engaging and inspiring stories of his childhood in waterloo, iowa overcoming the murder of his sister as a teenager his sports career from swimming as a young boy, to his earliest wrestling matches, through the 1972 olympics coaching.
Danny mack dan gable (born october 25, 1948) is a retired american amateur wrestler he is famous for having only lost one match in his entire iowa state university collegiate career – his last – and winning gold at the 1972 olympic games in munich, germany, while not giving up a single point.
Gable wrestled collegiately at iowa state, but spent his coaching career from 1976-1997 at the university of iowa he also became the greatest coach in us college wrestling, winning 17 ncaa titles, and 21 big ten championships. Dan gable was an american olympic wrestler and head coach born on october 25, 1948 gable made an impressive record of 181-1 among which includes 64 undefeated prep matches and 171-1 wins during his days at the iowa state university.
Dan gable, october 25, dan gable was an american olympic wrestler and head coach born on october 25, 1948, gable made an impressive record of 181-1 among which includes 64 undefeated prep matches and 171-1 wins during his days at the iowa state university. A celebration of determination, teamwork, and the persevering human spirit, a wrestling life captures gable's methods and philosophies for reaching individual greatness as well as the incredible amount of fulfillment and satisfaction that comes from working as part of a team.