MADISON, Wis. — On the night before his final college visit, Dan Gable called Michigan State coach Grady Peninger and cancelled. The first undefeated wrestler in Iowa prep history took trips to three of his home-state schools and turned down Oklahoma State and Wisconsin before either program could make a recruiting pitch. But the Spartans had […]
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The Register’s award-winning wrestling reporter, Andy Hamilton, spoke with former Iowa coach Dan Gable this week about the Hawkeyes’ recent performances as well as possible changes to increase scoring action at the college level. Watch the video below, and give Hamilton feedback on Twitter @Andy_Hamilton or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FROM IOWA SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Ia. — Former University of Iowa head wrestling coach Dan Gable is the 2014 recipient of the Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award. Character Counts In Iowa made the announcement Tuesday from the Iowa Hall of Pride in Des Moines. The Ray Awards are presented to individuals who […]
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The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum has released a limited edition singlet to commemorate Dan Gable’s coaching legacy at the University of Iowa. Gable coached the Hawkeyes to 15 NCAA team titles in 21 seasons (1977-1997). This is the second in series of limited edition singlets. The first edition featured Dan Gable […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Hayden Fry turned 84 years old Thursday, and Iowa’s legendary football coach admits his memory is slipping. “I can remember every game we won,” Fry said, “and I can’t remember one we lost.” Speaking Thursday from his home in Mesquite, Nev., Fry made his comments via Skype to a group gathered […]
To truly understand the import of wrestling around the world, members of the International Olympic Committee should be forced to explain Tuesday’s astonishing and unthinkable vote to drop the sport from the 2020 Games in person. Tell them in Iran, Iraq and Turkey, where it’s the World Series and Super Bowl wrapped into one. Tell […]
Dan Gable agreed to supply the Register an open letter about Tuesday’s news that the IOC had voted to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympics. His text is below: ========== A wrestler stands alone on the mat, awaiting his or her opponent. Teammates are on the side of the mat, fans are in the stands, […]
Memo to the International Olympic Committee on the heels of a preliminary vote to drop wrestling at the 2020 Olympics: You’ve got a fight on your hands. Dan Gable, arguably the most iconic American name in the sport, vowed to work at changing the decision before a final vote in September. “The thing is, because […]