Known for movies
|Fact||Inducted into the Iowa State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997 (inaugural class).|
Dan Gable is an American folkstyle and freestyle wrestler. He is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a World Champion, and an NCAA Division I National Champion. Gable is considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. He is also a successful coach, having coached the Iowa Hawkeyes to 15 NCAA team titles, six Olympic teams, and 21 individual NCAA champions.
I will be signing books from 4:00-5:00 at the #NCAAWrestling Fan Fest at the David L Lawrence Convention Center.
— Dan Gable (@dannygable) March 23, 2019
Gable was born in Waterloo, Iowa, on October 25, 1948. His parents, Katie and John Gable, were both farmers. He has three sisters: Diane, Donna, and Debbie. Gable began wrestling when he was five years old. He was coached by his father and brothers in his early years. Gable attended Waterloo West High School, where he compiled a record of 182-1 with 21 falls. He won the state championship in 1966 and 1967.
Gable then attended Iowa State University, where he wrestled for the Cyclones under legendary coach Harold Nichols. Gable compiled a record of 118-1 with 43 falls at Iowa State. He won the NCAA Division I National Championship in 1970 and 1971. Gable also won the Big Eight Conference title in 1970 and 1971.
After college, Gable joined the U.S. Olympic team and won a gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. He then became a coach at the University of Iowa, where he coached the Hawkeyes to 15 NCAA team titles, six Olympic teams, and 21 individual NCAA champions. Gable retired from coaching in 1997.
Gable has been married twice. His first wife was Kathy Sheppard, with whom he had two children: Megan and Mark. His second wife is Christine Nordby, with whom he has two children: Mackenzie and Dylan.
— Dan Gable (@dannygable) April 6, 2016
Gable is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters) tall and weighs 160 pounds (73 kilograms).
|Full Name||Dan Gable|
|Profession||Coach, Professional Wrestler|
|Education||University of Iowa, Iowa State University|
|Children||Mackenzie McCord, Jenni Mitchell, Annie Gavin, Molly Olszta|
|Parents||Mack Gable, Katie Gable|
|1||Inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.|
|2||Inducted into the Iowa State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997 (inaugural class).|
|3||Inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1980.|
|4||Had two hip replacement surgeries.|
|5||Soviet Union launched a nationwide search for a wrestler who could be Gable, after he beat several of its top grapplers.|
|6||Member of the Olympic Hall of Fame.|
|7||In six matches, he did not surrender a point.|
|8||Trained for the Olympics for three years, working out for seven hours a day, seven days a week.|
|9||Won Olympic Lightweight Gold Medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics, in Munich, West Germany.|
|10||Had a combined high school and collegiate record of 182-1 and 299-6-3 overall record including national and international matches.|
|11||Won two NCAA Wrestling championships at Iowa State University.|
|12||Graduated from Waterloo (Ia.) West High School.|
|13||Won three Iowa High School State Wrestling titles.|
|14||Coached Iowa to 15 NCAA National Wrestling (nine in a row from 1978-1986) Championships and 21 Big 10 Wrestling titles.|
|15||Head Wrestling Coach at the University of Iowa (1977-1997).|
|Ghost & Goblins||Documentary filming||Himself|
|ESPN 25: Who's #1?||2004||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|ESPN SportsCentury||2001||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling||1999||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA||2006||Video documentary||Himself|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia