IOWA CITY, Ia. – Hayden Fry turned 84 years old Thursday, and Iowa’s legendary football coach admits his memory is slipping. “I can remember every game we won,” Fry said, “and I can’t remember one we lost.” Speaking Thursday from his home in Mesquite, Nev., Fry made his comments via Skype to a group gathered [...]
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To truly understand the import of wrestling around the world, members of the International Olympic Committee should be forced to explain Tuesday’s astonishing and unthinkable vote to drop the sport from the 2020 Games in person. Tell them in Iran, Iraq and Turkey, where it’s the World Series and Super Bowl wrapped into one. Tell [...]
Dan Gable agreed to supply the Register an open letter about Tuesday’s news that the IOC had voted to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympics. His text is below: ========== A wrestler stands alone on the mat, awaiting his or her opponent. Teammates are on the side of the mat, fans are in the stands, [...]
Memo to the International Olympic Committee on the heels of a preliminary vote to drop wrestling at the 2020 Olympics: You’ve got a fight on your hands. Dan Gable, arguably the most iconic American name in the sport, vowed to work at changing the decision before a final vote in September. “The thing is, because [...]
Tim Beckman’s father coached with Bob Commings in the ’70s and young Tim was a fixture in Kinnick.
Dan Gable is a native of Waterloo who has compiled the most impressive resume in wrestling history. He won 182 out of 183 matches as a high school and college competitor. He also took gold in the 1972 Olympics and coach Iowa to 15 national championships.
A new insight into how UI convinced star Iowa State wrestler Dan Gable to come to Iowa.
The University of Iowa will unveil its bronze statue of the famed coach later this month.
Dan Gable will try to fire up the Hawkeyes for Saturday’s critical game against Michigan State.