A Wrestling Life

  • by Dan Gable, Scott Schulte
  • Narrated by Joe Barrett
  • 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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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mindset of a champion

Gables mindset seperated him from everyone else. very intriguing insight in to gables perspective. I would recommend this book and thoroughly enjoyed it
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- Trey Partridge

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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- Jeff

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-09-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio