The first Dan Gable appearance on the amateur wrestling scene was not until he was a teenager. Gable was an undefeated state champion during his sophomore through senior years, making up for his first year in college, when NCAA rules did not permit freshmen to wrestle.
In his high school and college careers, Gable won 182 matches and only lost one. His other accolades include three-time Big Eight Champion, six-time Midlands Tournament Champion and five-time Wrestler of the Year for the same tournament, two-time US Freestyle Champion, Pan American Games Champion, and World Freestyle Champion. He was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the NCAA Tournament in leading Iowa State University to its first back-to-back championships. Gable also earned the Gorrarian Award in his third and fourth collegiate years for the most pins in the least amount of time at the NCAA Tournament. In 1972, he won the gold medal in the Olympics.
In 1971, he was named as the nation’s outstanding wrestler by the U.S. Wrestling Federation. In 1996, he was honored one of the “100 Golden Olympians”, Wrestler of the Century (Gannett Co.), one of the top coaches in the 20th Century (ESPN), and Iowa’s top sports figure in the past century. As a coach, he earned the title of NCAA Coach of the Year three times. He was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame in 1985, and into the US National Wrestling Hall of Fame as a wrestler and a coach in 1980.
**Dan Gable Speaker**
Aside from being a champion wrestler, Dan Gable also had a coaching career at the University of Iowa. He also served as head coach of the United States Olympic team in freestyle wrestling in 1980, 1984, and 2000. But Dan Gable’s story is about more than just wrestling. As a high school sophomore, Dan Gable, together with his family, grieved at the tragic loss of his sister. He continued wrestling in the hopes of uplifting his family’s spirits. Dan Gable is not only a wrestling legend, his way of coping with heartbreaking situations make him a symbol of both physical and emotional strength, and as a result, a Dan Gable speaker appearance can provide your audience with an inspiring story.
**Dan Gable Appearance**
A Dan Gable appearance in magazines is common, but he can also be found in movies and television. A movie called Catch - The Hold not Taken, features Dan Gable. The film was a documentary on the history of freestyle wrestling. In an interview about the movie in Esquire, Tom Cruise considered Gable as his greatest hero. Gable himself was profiled in the movie because he considered by many to be one of the greatest American amateur wrestlers of all time.
**Dan Gable Endorsement**
Aside from the numerous Dan Gable merchandise available on Ebay and at the wrestler’s official website, Hammer Strength Corp. recently had a Dan Gable endorsement. He continues to inspire young and old people with his heartwarming story and impressive achievements, making a Dan Gable endorsement valuable at your next corporate function or for your product. For help negotiating this valuable Dan Gable endorsement for your company or product, contact TSE.
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