If you’re a fan of Dan the Man (Gable), you won’t want to miss the retirement celebration held in his honor… but you better act fast.
To be a part of the “Gable’s Gold: A Celebration of Dan Gable’s Legacy” event next month, you must purchase your tickets by this Friday, May 27.
The retirement celebration honoring Dan Gable, the legendary, long-time head wrestling coach at the University of Iowa, will be held Saturday, June 4 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center (just outside Iowa City). The event is open to the public, but requires a ticket for admission.
Featured speakers include:
- Tom Brands, current Iowa head wrestling coach (and wrestler while Gable was Hawkeye coach)
- J Robinson, University of Minnesota head wrestling coach
- Ben Peterson, Gable’s former Iowa State and Olympic teammate, and fellow U.S. Olympic gold medalist
- Former Hawkeye wrestlers Mike DeAnna and Terry Brands
- Former Iowa Director of Athletics Bump Elliott
- Current Iowa Director of Athletics Gary Barta
Tickets for the reception and sit-down dinner are $50 per person, or $500 for a table of 10, and available through the University of Iowa Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets can be purchased at hawkeyesports.com, over the phone at (319) 335-9323 or (800) IA-HAWKS, or in person at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena West entrance. Ticket office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To order online, go to hawkeyesports.com and scroll over the tickets option and select “Buy Tickets” from the available options. On the next page you will want to select the group “Gable’s Gold: A Celebration of Dan Gable’s Legacy”. On the next page you will be able to enter in your ticket quantity and any special requests.
The reception is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and a special program scheduled to follow.
Gable was Iowa’s head coach for 21 seasons from 1976-1997, compiling a 355-21-5 record, and 15 NCAA and 21 Big Ten team titles. He officially retired from the school in late 2010.
Are you a fan of Dan Gable? Check out his official website… and unofficial Fans of Dan Gable Yahoo group with photos and info on the all-time great wrestler and coach
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