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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
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"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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5 out of 5 stars
By Joshua Greetan on 04-13-18

Amazing!

Highly recommend! Make sure you have time because you will but want to stop listening!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Vicki Knudtson on 04-05-18

Great stories from an Iowa legend!

We loved Dan's stories about life lessons the best. His methods for success were also inspiring and his passion for wrestling is also a blueprint for success. Great book!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Master J. A. Ware on 06-25-17

like bland, warm and comforting porridge.

Dan Gable is a legend within wrestling/mma/bjj circles for being one of the finest Olympic wrestlers and wresting coaches. however this book is pretty dull and uninteresting.

this book is essentially short stories from Dan's life , all seem to have a underlying moral message underneath them. There is little information on the technical aspects of the sport or dans actual career. The nature of the book results in a vauge and cobbled together collection of stories.

An incredibly easy listen, but it is the audio equivalent of bland but comforting porridge. Very well read though.

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