For wrestling fans, Dan Gable’s legacy still signs brightly

WORTHINGTON — An Olympic wrestling champion and legendary coach, Dan Gable is still regarded by many as the greatest athlete to ever come out of the state of Iowa. The Waterloo native — today’s King Turkey Day speaker (Saturday, Sept. 19) — met admirers at Minnesota West Community and Technical College Friday night, signed copies of his book, “Dan Gable: A Wrestling Life” and later made a presentation in the gymnasium.

Gable, who earned his Olympic crown at the 1972 Olympiad in Munich, Germany, while not giving up a single point, was talkative with fans and was especially happy to talk about the obsession of his life — wrestling. Introduced to two Texas visitors before being escorted to a table to sign books, he quickly engaged the southerners in a discussion of Texas wrestling. Continue reading at