A Wrestling Life

  • by Dan Gable, Scott Schulte
  • Narrated by Joe Barrett
  • 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What does it take to be an Olympic gold medalist and to coach a collegiate team to 15 NCAA titles? In A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable, famed wrestler and wrestling coach Dan Gable tells engaging and inspiring stories of his childhood in Waterloo, Iowa; overcoming the murder of his sister as a teenager; his sports career from swimming as a young boy, to his earliest wrestling matches, through the 1972 Olympics; coaching at the University of Iowa from the Banachs to the Brands; life-changing friendships he made along the way; and tales of his family life off the mat. A celebration of determination, teamwork, and the persevering human spirit, A Wrestling Life captures Gable's methods and philosophies for reaching individual greatness as well as the incredible amount of fulfillment and satisfaction that comes from working as part of a team.


What the Critics Say

"No one is a better motivator than Gable and that is a huge part of the success of Iowa wrestling." (Lou Banach, 1984 Olympic gold medalist)


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Customer Reviews

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like bland, warm and comforting porridge.

Dan Gable is a legend within wrestling/mma/bjj circles for being one of the finest Olympic wrestlers and wresting coaches. however this book is pretty dull and uninteresting.

this book is essentially short stories from Dan's life , all seem to have a underlying moral message underneath them. There is little information on the technical aspects of the sport or dans actual career. The nature of the book results in a vauge and cobbled together collection of stories.

An incredibly easy listen, but it is the audio equivalent of bland but comforting porridge. Very well read though.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio