Legendary United States wrestler and coach Dan Gable will be in attendance representing the USA next Friday May 31st at the “Battle at the Falls” International Women’s Wrestling Duals being held at the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls, Canada.

Wrestling fans will have the opportunity to see the top female wrestlers from Canada, USA and Ukraine join forces to Save Olympic Wrestling as well as many different celebrities at this spectacular international event.

Gable was a 1972 Olympic champion in men’s freestyle at 68 kg/149.5 lbs., winning his gold medal in Munich, West Germany without allowing a point the entire tournament. He was also a World champion in 1971.

In college, Gable wrestled for the Iowa State University Cyclones of the Big Eight Conference. Gable wrestled for Iowa State’s varsity squad for three years and won two NCAA titles. Gable’s overall collegiate mark was 181–1.

Gable also led several U.S. World and Olympic Freestyle Teams from 1980-2000. He was head coach of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Freestyle Team in Los Angeles, Calif. which won seven gold medals and nine total medals. He also coached the 2000 and 1980 U.S. Olympic Freestyle Teams.

Gable coached the University of Iowa wrestling program to 15 NCAA team titles from 1977 through 1997. He is considered the most successful collegiate wrestling coach in the United States.

As the University of Iowa’s all-time winningest wrestling coach from 1976 to 1997, Dan Gable compiled a dual meet record of 355–21–5. He coached 152 all-Americans, 45 national champions, 106 Big Ten Champions and 12 Olympians, including four gold, one silver and three bronze medalists. The Hawkeyes won 25 consecutive Big Ten championships, 21 under Gable as head coach and four while he was an assistant coach and administrator.

Gable is a member of the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame, the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, the U.S. National Wrestling Hall of Fame and many other Halls of Fame.

Schedule of Events – May 31st (Gale Centre)

2-4 pm – Free Wrestling clinic with 3-time Olympic Medalist Tonya Verbeek & Other Olympic Stars (for coaches and athletes)

4-5 pm – USA vs Ukraine

5-8 pm – Canada vs Ukraine
Canada vs USA

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