A Wrestling Life 2

More Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable

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June, 2017
256 pages, 30 b&w photos, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches
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“This book is a rare thing: a guide to greatness from a man who has both conquered the world and spent the time to understand how he got there, and what he gained and lost along the way. Here is a blueprint for being great, as an athlete, as a man, as a father, learning from his successes and failures, from his honesty and devotion and love.”—Wright Thompson, ESPN

“Dan Gable is one of my heroes. Meeting him changed my life. His life (as a wrestler, as a coach, as a man dedicated to his family) has served me as a model. Gable's life is truly inspiring.”—John Irving

In A Wrestling Life 2, famed wrestler and wrestling coach Dan Gable shares even more gripping stories of his life. Readers will learn about the start of his wrestling career in Waterloo, important connections he made with wrestlers at Iowa State, how he went from being an Iowa State wrestler to a University of Iowa coach, and about his international and Olympic wrestling and coaching. Gable tells stories about Hawkeye fan favorite wrestlers of the past; the stories behind the great Hawkeye wrestling posters of the 80s and 90s; and about some of the greatest failures and mistakes that made him one of the most successful wrestlers and wrestling coaches in the sport’s history.

When most people think of Dan Gable, they think of an almost mythic intensity toward wrestling. A Wrestling Life 2 explains what have come to be known as the Gable Trained principles that Gable follows to keep his life full of “wins,” revelations about how to cultivate success at the highest levels, and the reasons behind these steps for living well. Gable brings together his thoughts about his words, actions, failures, and achievements, while telling countless engaging stories.

A Wrestling Life 2 is sure to add to Gable’s ever-growing legacy and entertain and inspire wrestling fans everywhere.