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Dan Gable 181-0-0 V Larry Owings 32-2



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2/18/09 1:51 PM by Daihlo

thanks guys, will look them up. Appreciate the pointers.

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2/18/09 12:59 PM by mrzipplokk

 If you are a fan at all of wrestling, the Hawkeyes and Gable have to give you a little goose bumps.

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2/18/09 12:28 PM by cbia

[quote]Daihlo - ttt For a UK fan whos not as aware of the wrestling scene and history in the USA, what other wrestlers, matches should I look at for an insight into the sport? Wrestling, out of all the arts involved with MMA is probably the least well known as a whole sport in the UK. Plenty of places here train wrestling as a part of MMA but no history. Thanks![/quote]  Here are some Iowa Hawkeyes to look for from the past/present and there are a ton more: Each has more than 1 NCAA Championship in the 80s, 90s , or current decade. Royce Alger Ed an Lou Banach Tom and Terry Brands Barry Davis Marc Ironside Eric Juergens Marty Kistler Randy Lewis Jeff MicGinness Licoln McIlravy Mark Perry Joe Williams T.J. Williams Jim Zalesky Off the top of my head, also look up the Smiths and Kenny Monday - Oklahoma State, Cael Sanderson - Iowa State, Kevin Jackson, Kurt Angle, Bruce Baumgartner, Matt Lindland, Karam Gaber, Alexander Karelin, and many more - especially outside the U.S. (there are only a couple on the list that are from outside of the U.S., I am not that familiar with).

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2/18/09 11:25 AM by Daihlo

tttFor a UK fan whos not as aware of the wrestling scene and history in the USA, what other wrestlers, matches should I look at for an insight into the sport?Wrestling, out of all the arts involved with MMA is probably the least well known as a whole sport in the UK. Plenty of places here train wrestling as a part of MMA but no history.Thanks!

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2/17/09 11:26 PM by Bry Bry

umm, how can gable be considered the best wrestler in the sport when DOuglas pretty much dominated him??

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2/17/09 6:46 PM by FranklyWashedUp

tttAnyone got more info on Bobby Douglas vs. Gable? That's a funny story.

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2/17/09 4:22 PM by Rali

"The myth surrounding Gable is almost as bad as Rickson."I hope your kidding on that.

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2/17/09 4:14 PM by Cachorro Louco

 I opened my first grappling/judo school in 1995 in Bridgeport, Ohio which happens to be Bobby Douglas' home down.  In fact my school was just a mile from the house from where he grew up and the high school that he won his state titles in.  The guy is a legend.  He is mentioned right with the likes of Phil Neikro (who is from the next town over).  At any rate, you cant mention wrestling in our area without mentioning Bobby.  Just as Iowa wrestling cannot be mentioned without thinking about Dan Gable.  Both are great but Dan will go down as the greatest in the sport.  That whole Upper Ohio Valley region breeds some tough wrestlers and now fighters.  

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2/17/09 3:17 PM by Sweet Daddy Bear

DAN GABLE COMPLETE WRESTLING RECORD IN PDFHe ended up 299-6, only got pinned once in the 1968 Olympic Trials. Lost to Bobby Douglas in the same trials 11-1.

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2/17/09 2:31 PM by cbia

www.wvmat.com/welker/douglas.htmIt was 1970 and Bobby Douglas decided to take one more shot at the World Championships. He made it to the finals of the U.S. trials, where Bobby had to beat his opponent (a rising star in the sport) the best out of 3 bouts. Well, Douglas did win the first two matches by close margins. That should have settled it. Not so! The world-team coach decided he wanted them to wrestle another match, even after the younger wrestler told the mentor--"Hey, Bobby's the winner; he beat me fair and square in two matches."The coach still insisted that they wrestle another bout. Bobby was upset and said, "Look! Wrestlers in other weight classes had some close matches and won, but they weren't forced to wrestle an extra match. Why me?" He finished by telling the coach to forget it and headed for the showers.In the locker room, the coach caught up to Bobby and finally persuaded him to wrestle another bout. It wasn't right, but Bobby liked his younger adversary and decided--"What the heck!" Believe or not, that one more match turned into five more match-like situations, for a total of seven elimination bouts with the same opponent. Most unfair, I would say, even for a nobody in the sport, but Bobby was an internationally-known, world-class wrestler at the time.Now here's the kicker. Douglas won six matches (with the seventh ending in a draw), and both wrestlers were physically beaten up after this weeklong endurance contest. Less than two weeks later, Bobby competed in the 1970 World Championships physically drained, then he suffered a concussion in the first match, and was unable to place in the event. I wonder what Douglas would have done healthy, wrestling only two instead of seven grueling U.S. trial matches prior to the competition. We'll never know.There are two redeeming outcomes from this travesty of justice. First, Bobby Douglas was selected as the 1970 Outstanding U.S. Wrestler. And second, nobody except Bridgeport Ohio's Bobby Douglas can say he won six out of seven matches against one who many consider to be America's greatest wrestler of all times--DAN GABLE!