'Gable's Gold' Reaches Sellout Status

May 31, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The celebration banquet honoring former University of Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable has been sold out. More than 800 tickets have been purchased for “Gable’s Gold: A Celebration of Dan Gable’s Legacy.”

The June 4 banquet at the Coralville Marriot and Convention Center will feature guest speakers Ben Peterson, Bump Elliott, J Robinson, Mike DeAnna, Terry Brands, Tom Brands, Gary Barta and the honorary guest, Dan Gable.

For those who have purchased tickets to the event, the reception starts at 5:30 with dinner at 6:30. Parking is available in the Marriot ramp and guests should enter through the main lobby. Attire is coat and tie.

Gable is considered, by most, to be the best collegiate wrestling coach in history. He was Iowa’s head coach for 21 years and compiled a 355-21-5 record that included 15 national and 21 Big Ten team titles.

Gable retired as Iowa’s head wrestling coach in 1997. He later held the position of Assistant to the Athletic Director before retiring from that post Dec. 31, 2010.