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Recognized by many Dan Gable is considered to be the greatest wrestler in US history He is known by many to be a good coach wrestler and friend He was also known as the nations most successful wrestling coach Gable led Iowa to 21 titles in 21 years they won the Big Ten every year since he started coaching at Iowa He coached 152 All-Americans 45 National Championships 106 Big-Ten Championships and 10 Olympic medalists including 4 gold medalists Gable is a brilliant wrestler Dan Gable was born on October 25 1948 in Waterloo Iowa He started his wrestling career in junior high school He then attended West High School While at West High School Gable improved his wrestling skills he went on to win three straight championships in a row Gable continued his wrestling career at the college of Iowa State During his years at Iowa State he won the NCAA 130-pound title as a sophomore and the 137-weight class as a junior He was named outstanding wrestler of the tournament Gable was undefeated going into his final match of his senior year At this point he was 180-0 for his high school and college career Gable fought his way to the NCAA finals with ease but he lost his last match Gables last match was against Larry Owings in 1970 Owings was a sophomore from Washington State College Gable was winning by two points with twenty-seven seconds left He lost the match when his opponent Owings threw a four-point move Owings was the only man to defeat Gable Although Gables loss to Owings was a big defeat he did not stop wrestling Gable went on to win all of his international matches he qualified for the Olympic Team beating Larry Owings 7-1 in the trials Gable worked hard He was devoted to win the Olympics Gable won the 1973 lightweight Wrestling Olympics with ease No one scored a point on him Dan
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