Prairie Links Golf Course in Waverly, Iowa will be hosting the Dan Gable Celebrity Golf Tournament on Friday, June 7, 2019, from 8am to 5pm.
Dan Gable is a folkstyle and freestyle wrestler, coach and author from Waterloo, Iowa. He won gold for the USA at the 1972 Olympics as a lightweight in West Germany, gold at the 1971 Wrestling World Championships in Bulgaria, and gold at the 1971 Pan American Games.
Gable attended Iowa State University where he became an NCAA Division I national runner-up, and a two-time national champion. From 1976 to 1997, Gable was the head wrestling coach at the University of Iowa where his teams 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 eight medalists. Gable's teams won 21 Big Ten Conference Championships, and 15 NCAA Division I titles.
The Dan Gable Celebrity Golf Tournament is the primary fundraiser for the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. The museum is a non-profit organization based in Waterloo, Iowa. Each foursome is paired with a celebrity and the fun flows throughout the day. Celebrities throughout the wrestling community will be present including Iowa Wrestlers that competed for Gable at the University of Iowa and for Team USA in World and Olympic competitions.
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