Posts Tagged ‘dan gable’

If you’ve never heard of Dan Gable, google him.  He’s a legend of the sport…some say “THE” legend of the sport. His fingerprints are all over USA wrestling over the past three decades.  In his day, he was the most dominant wrestler out there, and he carried the same dominance into his coaching career.  Click here to watch part two of a video series on Gable.  The whole series is worth watching, but part two is especially motivating.  Get on it!


*Reminder: parent meeting Wed 9/21, 6:30pm, wrestling room.

*Pre-season tournaments at El Dorado 9/17 and San Clemente 10/1.  Need SCWAY card for El Do, but no card needed for SC.  Some of you are close to getting on the poster…those 2 tourneys could put you over the top.

*Please start turning in your donations.  If we don’t raise the needed funds with our big three fundraisers (donations, ad drive, direct mailer…info on direct mailer to come later), we will need to do extra fundraisers during the season, and they will take much more work to get done.

*Get cleared!  Clearance packets found here.


*Saturday Sept 24, 4pm: team soccer game and bbq at coach Bordner’s apartment.  Meet at 4 at the soccer fields on Hidden Hills Rd in Laguna Niguel.  We’ll play a soccer game then go to coach’s apartment for grub.  A sign up sheet for food and other needs will go around Thursday, Monday, and at the parent meeting Wed.

In a previous post I offered a free hamburger to whoever identifies the most wrestlers in the posted video…well, we have a winner: John Brault, father of Ian Brault.  He was able to identify 15 wrestlers correctly.  Good job John!

He was actually the only guy that answered, so I don’t know what happened to the rest of you!  I mean, c’mon, free burger, you pick the place.  🙂

Here is the video again:

And here is an exact breakdown of (most) of the faces in the vid.  This is long, but fun (well, at least for me):

:07–Cael Sanderson, 4x undefeated NCAA champion, at a home dual meet.

:09–John Smith, 2x Olympic Champion, 6x World Champion, head coach of Ok. State

:12–Dan Gable, needs no introduction

:15–the late Dave Schultz–Olympic Gold medalist, 7x World medalist, all around ambassador for the sport (little guys who are bullied in school and those who are special needs kids, check out his bioThat’s something else, eh?).

:19–Stephen Abas–CA state champion, 3x NCAA champion, Olympic Silver medalist, Ninja, after his last match at the 2008 Olympic trials where he was defeated by Henry Cejudo.

:25–Rodney Smith, jump rope guru, greco roman wrestler.

:29–Zeke Jones, Olympic Silver medalist, current coach of the USA national freestyle team.

:31–Lee Kemp, 3x NCAA champion, world champion, member of the 1980 Olympic team that missed the Olympics b.c the U.S boycotted it.  The shot was while he was in college at Wisconsin.

:34–Bruce Baumgartner, 3x World Champion, 2x Olympic Champion.

:37–Kendall Cross, Olympic Champion, immediately before his gold medal match (he was a clinician at this year’s C.O.C camp).

:41–Nate Carr, Olympic bronze medalist.

:44–Terry Brands, 2x NCAA champion, 2x World Champion…he’s the guy Cross beat to get on the Olympic team….epic battle.

:50–Brandon Slay, Olympic Silver medalist, NCAA champion, double legging Russian monster Bouvasair Satiev (3x Olympic gold medalist) in OT in the opening round of the 2000 Olympics.  Slay won that match in OT.

:52–Kurt Angle, Olympic gold medalist, after he won the gold in 96…it’s true, it’s true.

:54–Gene Mills, I think.  Had a monster half nelson.

:57–don’t know

:59–Travis Lee, Cornell NCAA champ, after his title match.

1:01–J. Jaggers, 2x NCAA champ for THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES.

1:04–Rulon Gardner, after defeating 4x Olympic Gold medalist Karelin in the 2000 Olympic finals.

1:06–Dan Gable, after winning Olympic Gold.

1:08–Sanderson, after his 4th NCAA title.

1:11–Lincoln McLravy, 3x NCAA champion, Olympic bronze medalist, after his third NCAA title was won in OT.


1:15–Kenny Monday, Olympic Gold and Silver medalist, after his gold medal winning match in 88.

1:18–Ben Askren, 2x NCAA champion, 2008 Olympian.

1:21–don’t know

1:22–McLravy vs Chris Bono, 1997 NCAA tournament, in OT.

1:25–Brent Metcalf, 2x NCAA champion

1:27–Dustin Denunzio, NCAA all-american from Harvard.

1:29–Gable and Brands, after one of their wrestlers unexpectedly won an NCAA title in 1997.


1:31–don’t know.

1:32–Kary Kolat, 3x NCAA champion, world medalist

1:33–Mitch Clark, NCAA champion, in the middle of a 17-0 first period technical fall in the 1998 NCAA finals.

1:35–Greg Jones, NCAA champion

1:37–don’t know

1:39–Chris Bono

1:40–Kyle Dake, 2x NCAA champion, and he has 2 years left!

1:41–don’t know

1:43–Henry Cejudo, Olympic gold medalist, at a “Beat the Streets” fundraiser in Times Square.

1:46–don’t know




1:55–Stephen Neal, won a world title, then decided to play football for the Patriots.

1:57–Les Gutches, 2x NCAA champion, world champion, after his second NCAA win (he was another clinician at this year’s camp)

1:59–Kerry McCoy, NCAA champion, Olympian.

2:01–John Smith, after his first Olympic title.

2:02–don’t know


2:07 and 2:09–don’t know

2:10–don’t know


2:15–Jones, after NCAA title

2:16–Cross, after Olympic title



2:23–Dan Henderson, Pride fighter and UFC fighter.

2:25–Sanderson, 2008 Olympics; 2:26–Smith, after 1992 Olympic title; 2:28–don’t know; 2:29–don’t know

2:32–Jessie Whitmer, NCAA champion…didn’t have a varsity spot until his sr. year, then came out of nowhere at the 1997 NCAA’s and took it all.

2:33–Sanderson, during his second NCAA title match vs. Daniel Cormier.

2:35–Jaggers; 2:37, 2:38, 2:42 don’t know

2:44–Smith, during a supermatch with world and olympic champion Beloglozov of USSR.

2:47–don’t know; 2:49–Jayson Ness, NCAA champion, in a last second heroic move to win the title.

2:53 and 55–don’t know

2:56–Metcalf, about to lose an NCAA title match vs. Darrion Caldwell, pushes Caldwell as Caldwell backflips in celebration.

2:58–don’t know; 3:00–Coleman Scott, NCAA champion, in a pin in the finals match.

3:02–Steve Mocco, 2x NCAA champion and Olympian, foot sweeping a 280 lb grown man in OT in the NCAA finals.

3:04–Matt Lindland, I think

3:05–Kolat, in high school

3:08 and 3:10–don’t know

3:11–Dennis Koslowski, 1992 Olympic Silver medalist, greco roman

3:13–don’t know, 3:15–Ness, after NCAA title

3:18–Teyon Ware, 2x NCAA champion, after a title match; 3:19–don’t know; 3:21–Cross; 3:22–Bubba Jenkins, after winning NCAA title by pin.

3:25–Jesse Jantzen, NCAA champion, 3:26–Sanderson, after Olympic title match; 3:30–Eric Guerrero, 3x NCAA champion; 3:32–Abas, in college.

3:34–don’t know; 3:35–Joe Dubuque, NCAA champion, 3:36–Caldwell, after defeating Metcalf in NCAA title match (btw, Metcalf tech falled him earlier in the year!)

3:38–Smith, after defeating Beloglozov; 3:39–Slay, after defeating Satiev; 3:42–Anthony Robles, one leg wrestler, after winning an NCAA title; 3:44 and 46–don’t know

3:47–Lee Fullhart, NCAA champion

3:50–Melvin Douglas, world champion; 3:51–Max Askren, NCAA champion; 3:52–Cross, after getting on the olympic team; 3:54–Scott, after NCAA title; 3:55–Schultz