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Tag: "Dan Gable"

Sunday Special: What if Dan Gable had wrestled at Michigan State instead?

[ 0 ] March 9, 2014

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 […]

Video: Dan Gable on spicing up college wrestling

[ 0 ] January 14, 2014

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 ahamilton@dmreg.com.

Dan Gable receives state Character Counts award

[ 0 ] October 22, 2013

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 […]

Hawks say they were confident Olympics would keep wrestling, but relieved all the same

[ 0 ] September 8, 2013

Self-confidence is a major part of what fuels a wrestler to succeed.

Museum releases limited edition Dan Gable singlet

[ 0 ] September 3, 2013

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 […]

Battling cancer, Hayden Fry cracks jokes on Skype

[ 0 ] February 28, 2013

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 […]

Bryce Miller: Why the decision to drop Olympics wrestling is absurd

[ 0 ] February 12, 2013

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 […]

An open letter from Dan Gable on the IOC decision [with video]

[ 0 ] February 12, 2013

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, […]

Dan Gable vows to fight Olympic decision to drop wrestling

[ 0 ] February 12, 2013

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 […]

B1G: Illinois coach grew up in Iowa City

[ 0 ] July 27, 2012

Tim Beckman’s father coached with Bob Commings in the ’70s and young Tim was a fixture in Kinnick.