Monday, April 19, 2010

Dan Gable

"After this match Gable rededicated himself to become a World and Olympic freestyle wrestling champion, revenging his loss to Owings at the US Olympic trials. In 1976, after competitive life, Gable became head wrestling coach at the University of Iowa.

At Iowa, he formed a dynasty matched by none. From 1978 to 1986, the Hawkeyes won the NCAA title each year, a record nine in succession. Gable continued to coach the team until sabbatical after the 1997 season. His record in dual meets of 355-21-5 which included 15 NCAA titles and 21 straight Big Ten titles put Gable and Iowa on Sports Illustrated's 'Top 20 Sports Dynasties of the 20th Century'."


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