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  • A Wrestling Life

  • The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable
  • By: Dan Gable, Scott Schulte
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (396 ratings)

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By: Dan Gable, Scott Schulte
Narrated by: Joe Barrett
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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

Critic reviews

"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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