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Dan Gable to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Iowa wrestling icon Dan Gable will be receiving the nation’s highest honor for a civilian. Earlier this week, Gable was notified by the White House that he will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump.  Gable will be the first athlete and coach from the sport of wrestling to receive this distinguished honor.

Before his legendary career as University of Iowa wrestling coach leading the Hawkeyes to 15 national titles he had a remarkable prep career at Waterloo West and then at Iowa State along with winning Olympic Gold in 1972.

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