Name: Dan Gable
Sport: Wrestling
Discipline(s): Freestyle Wrestling
Event(s): Freestyle
Weight Class: Lightweight
DOB: 10/25/1948
Birthplace: Waterloo, Iowa
Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (1972); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Munich 1972, gold (freestyle, lightweight)
Personal: Son of Katie and Mack Gable...Had one older sister, Diane...Compiled 181-1 record through high school and college with only loss to Larry Owings in the final match of the 1970 NCAA tournament...Defeated several Soviet wrestlers at international meets, leading the Soviet national coach to vow that “before the Olympics, we will find someone who can beat Gable”...The first American to win a world and Olympic title in consecutive years...Served as the U.S. Olympic freestyle coach in 1980, 1984 and 2000...Husband to wife Kathy...Father to four daughters, Jenni, Molly, Annie and Mackenzie.