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Wrestling Legend Dan Gable coming to MI for "THE HAMMER" Pre-Season Tournament

By MI Grappler, 08/22/19, 2:30PM EDT


Olympic Gold Medallist and Coaching Legend will be at Brighton HS November 9th for Pre-Season Tournament


What better time than an Olympic year to celebrate one of the greatest Olympic wrestlers of all time?

1972 Olympic Gold Medallist Dan Gable, who went un-scored upon en route to the Gold medal, will be making an appearance at Brighton High School on November 9th for the new pre-season tournament being sponsored by Home Pro Roofing called "THE HAMMER".

The Hammer will be an open pre-season tournament for all hammers, from youth 6U all the way up to High Schoolers.  The tournament will kick off at 10am with Dan Gable speaking to the crowd and getting things underway.  Coach Gable will then stick around for the morning to sign autographs and take photos with youth wrestlers and fans.

Registration will open soon on TrackWrestling and more information on the tournament can be found here.

Don't miss this rare chance to meet one of the greatest competitors and coaches our sport has ever seen while also getting some quality mat time right before the season starts!


  • 1972 Olympic Gold Medallist in Munich
  • Did not surrender a single point at 72' Munich Games
  • 1971 World Champion
  • 2x NCAA Champion for Iowa State
  • Former University of Iowa Head Coach
  • Coached Iowa to 15 NCAA Team Titles and 21 Big Ten Titles
  • Coached 4 Olympic Gold Medallists
  • Coached 45 NCAA Champions
  • 7 Perfect Seasons as a Coach
  • Won 9 consecutive NCAA Titles
  • Sports Illustrated "Sports Figure of the Century" for the state of Iowa
  • Named "Wrestler of the Century" by Gannett News Company