Hometown Teams – “A Wrestling Life” Talk and and Book Signing by Dan Gable

Hometown Teams – “A Wrestling Life” Talk and and Book Signing by Dan Gable

Dan Gable
Dan Gable

This “A Wrestling Life,” Talk and and Book Signing by Dan Gable is part of a series of Hometown Teams events.  Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” will be in Mount Vernon, Iowa from March 18 to April 29, 2018.  It is one of 11 related events that is scheduled while the exhibit is in Mount Vernon. 

Hometown Teams Cornell 1947 Wrestling Team
Cornell College 1947 Wrestling Team

Wrestling legend Dan Gable will talk about the sport and his life, followed by a book-signing. His latest book, “A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable,” will be available for purchase. Gable is a retired Olympic wrestler and coach best known for his tenure as head coach at the University of Iowa where he won 15 NCAA team titles between 1976-1997.


“The essential qualities of wrestling—sweat, dedication, and the determination to win–embody the American spirit,” Gable says. “One kid that can wrestle can make a town famous. Teams inspire and galvanize a hometown.”

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  • Attendance is free and open to the public.

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Apr 14 2018


10:30 am - 12:30 pm


First Street Community Center Uptown Theatre - Mount Vernon, Iowa
221 First Street NE


Joe Jennison
(319) 210-9935