What Gold Medals Are Made Of…

Dan Gable, Wrestling Champion

Gold medals aren’t really made of gold.

They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
— Dan Gable


Coach Gable is qualified to make this statement! Just take a look at his resume:

As A Coach:

– Coached Iowa to 15 NCAA Titles
– 21 yr. record of 355-21-5 (94.4%)

– Big Ten record of 131-2-1 (98.5%)

– 21 Big Ten Team Titles

– Coached 45 National Champions

– Coached 152 All-Americans

– Coached 106 Big Ten Champions

– 3x NCAA Coach of the Year

– 7 perfect seasons

– 9 Consecutive NCAA titles

– NCAA record of 170 team points in 1997

– 1980, 1984, 2000 US Olympic Head Coach

– Coached 12 Hawkeye Olympians

– ‘Sports Figure of the Century in Iowa’ by Sports Illustrated

As A Competitor:

– 3x Iowa High School State Champion

– 3x Big Eight Champion Iowa State University

– 3x All-American

– 182-1 Combined prep and college record

– 6x Midlands Champion

– 3x USA Freestyle National Champion

– 1971 World Champion

– Outstanding Wrestler at Tbilisi Tournament

– 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist

– Did not surrender a point in Munich Games

– Top 100 Olympians of all time

– Wrestler of the Century by Gannett Co.


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