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Dan Gable, who won both NCAA championships and World/Olympic gold medals as both a wrestler and coach, keeps up with the current events in wrestling and gives routinely gives his thoughts about wrestling in every issue of WIN magazine. The following are Gable’s comments from Volume 19 in 2012-13: • Issue 10 (printed June 28, […]

Posted by admin On Jun - 29 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Rob Sherrill High School Notebook (Jan. 25, 2013) Graham eases past St. Edward on criteria In a meet that ended with a 7-7 match split, three-time Ohio champion Bo Jordan (160) scored the only pin of the match, helping host St. Paris Graham past Lakewood St. Edward on criteria Tuesday after the two teams tied, […]

Posted by admin On Jan - 25 - 2013 1 Comment READ FULL POST

        Editor’s Note: This Q&A with Dan Gable appeared in WIN’s Nov. 28, 2012 edition. To subscribe to WIN, go to  https://secure.msdservices.com/winmagazine/subscribe/ Les Anderson, who served as an assistant coach to Harold Nichols at Iowa State in the 1960s and 1970s, recently passed away. One of their wrestlers was Dan Gable, who went on to […]

Posted by admin On Dec - 6 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

By Bryan Van Kley And now for most everyone, it is time to celebrate. Jake Varner completed his journey of achieving his ultimate goal in winning gold for the U.S. today at 211.5 pounds. Following in the footsteps of his coach from start to finish, Varner went to Ames, Iowa, because he knew Sanderson was […]

Posted by admin On Aug - 12 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

By Bryan Van Kley It’s that time of the year again: the spring signing period. It is probably the most stressful time of the year for high school seniors, their parents and many college coaches. The odd courtship period has come to end and it’s time for both the kids and college coaches to “show […]

Posted by admin On May - 8 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  Editor’s Note: No NCAA coach had as much success at the national tournament as Dan Gable, who was part of 17 NCAA championship as either an assistant or head coach at Iowa between 1973-1997. Recently Gable spoke about this year’s favorite but also looked back on what it takes for average teams to become […]

Posted by admin On Mar - 12 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  Editor’s Note: Perhaps no wrestler and coach in the history of wrestling knows more about finishing the season on a high note than Dan Gable, who once won 118 straight college matches for Iowa State and later 15 national team championships as head coach at Iowa. Gable recently spoke to WIN Editor Mike Finn […]

Posted by admin On Mar - 12 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST

By Sandy Stevens In the last issue of WIN, a column by Olympic gold medalist Ben Peterson carried the headline “Successful wrestlers learn from coaches, others who can help.” Ben stressed that young athletes can learn more than just technique from a variety of teachers, including officials, school administrators and spiritual leaders. He also declared, […]

Posted by admin On Jan - 24 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST

    Editor’s Note: In many people’s minds, Dan Gable’s wrestling career started at the Midlands where he won six folkstyle championships, including in 1971 between winning both the 1971 World championship and 1972 Olympic gold medal in freestyle. Recently, Gable, who also excelled as a coach on the NCAA and international level, spoke with Mike […]

Posted by admin On Jan - 13 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

By Bryan Van Kley Commitment to wrestling runs deep for the families in the sport. No story may dictate that more than what happened to the family of Midlands champ Devin Carter two weeks ago. After winning his quarterfinal match as the No. 2 seed at 133 on Dec. 29, Virgina Tech’s Carter and his […]

Posted by admin On Jan - 13 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST