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Apr 01 Dan Gable to host autograph signing at Dan Gable Museum on Friday in Waterloo, Iowa

By Kyle Klingman | April 01, 2014, 12:46 p.m. (ET)
WATERLOO, Iowa—The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum will host a special autograph signing with Dan Gable on Friday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The signing will take place at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo.

As a special feature, Dan Gable will provide oral commentary for several historical matches from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This includes matches from his time as a competitor and from his time as the head wrestling coach at the University of Iowa.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have Dan Gable breakdown matches from his career,” said Kyle Klingman, director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. “This is a chance for fans of the sport to learn from its greatest icon.”

This is USA Wrestling's final event of the folkstyle season, taking place on April 4-6 at the UNI Dome. It is also the first stage of the Triple Crown, which is made up of the Folkstyle Nationals, and the Freestyle and Greco-Roman Nationals.

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum will also have extended hours of operation during the weekend. The Gable Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 6.

Gable is arguably the greatest athlete and coach ever. In 1972 won a gold medal at the Munich Olympics without surrendering a point. As the head coach at the University of Iowa he led the Hawkeyes to 15 NCAA team titles in 21 years, compiling a 355-21-5 dual meet record.

The UNI Dome has been an excellent facility for wrestling competitions. The UNI Dome was also where Dan Gable won his final NCAA tournament as the head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes in 1997, setting the record for most points scored at 170.

That National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum is located at 303 Jefferson St. in Waterloo.

For more information call (319) 233-0745 or e-mail dgmstaff@nwhof.org.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 4—Dan Gable Museum open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with an autograph signing with Dan Gable from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 5—Dan Gable Museum open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 6
—Dan Gable Museum open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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