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A Wrestling Life Audiobook

A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable

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Publisher's Summary

What does it take to be an Olympic gold medalist and to coach a collegiate team to 15 NCAA titles? In A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable, famed wrestler and wrestling coach Dan Gable tells engaging and inspiring stories of his childhood in Waterloo, Iowa; overcoming the murder of his sister as a teenager; his sports career from swimming as a young boy, to his earliest wrestling matches, through the 1972 Olympics; coaching at the University of Iowa from the Banachs to the Brands; life-changing friendships he made along the way; and tales of his family life off the mat. A celebration of determination, teamwork, and the persevering human spirit, A Wrestling Life captures Gable's methods and philosophies for reaching individual greatness as well as the incredible amount of fulfillment and satisfaction that comes from working as part of a team.

©2015 the University of Iowa Press (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"No one is a better motivator than Gable and that is a huge part of the success of Iowa wrestling." (Lou Banach, 1984 Olympic gold medalist)

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    "A true gem for life lessons"

    This is a book is a series of lessons from sports icon Dan Gable, but they can be applied to all parts of life, business, etc. To be the best, learn from the best.

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    Lance Sexton New York, Ny 05-30-16
    Lance Sexton New York, Ny 05-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not a good one"

    I thought this book with give an in depth knowledge of Dan Gable and philosophy. It's more like a scatter brain of thoughts in timeline. Don't know where it's going.

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    Amazon Customer 05-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "If you are a wrestler you needed to have this."

    loved it. If you're a wrestler you need to hear this story of a legend. If you are not a wrestler you need to hear this to see why you should be. Thank you Mr. Gable for sharing your incredible story.

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    Victoria S. 04-21-16
    Victoria S. 04-21-16
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    "Great stories and lessons"

    Loved it! My 10 year old did too. Inspiring stories through hard work and dedication.

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    Paolo 01-07-16
    Paolo 01-07-16
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    "A True Legend"

    A true legend in the world of sports an awesome lesson. And awesome man awesome coach an awesome athlete an awesome individual.

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    robert 10-27-15
    robert 10-27-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Dan Gable, always an inspiration!"

    Dan Gable, always an inspiration! Inspiring yet heartwarming! A must read for any walk of life!

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    sirlamplot4 09-19-15
    sirlamplot4 09-19-15 Member Since 2016

    Sci Fi, Sci Fi/Fantasy, and Non-Fiction are where I mainly stay

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    "Dan Gable is Tough....Period"

    Dan Gable is an exceptional man, athlete, coach, friend, teacher, father, son, brother, and just the kind of kid you pray your son turns out to be, I hope he continues to share his stories.

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    Joseph Paun 07-20-15
    Joseph Paun 07-20-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Freaking awesome!"

    If you're a fan of wrestling or have ever wrestled yourself you absolutely need to get this book The stories that Gable tells are worth their weight in gold this is an absolute must read.

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