Looking for a comparison

Discussion in 'Wrestling' started by singsing, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. singsing

    singsing Well-Known Member

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    First off I'm a big Iowa State fan so I'm not a hawk fan puffing up my chest. My girlfriend knows nothing of wrestling and it's my favorite sport. Because I'm a huge wrestling fan I have to like the Hawkeyes. Kills me when we lose to them, but they are incredible wrestlers. I'm trying to explain to her what Dan Gable did as a coach over there and found myself trying to compare it to other accomplishments. I thought for a moment what John Wooden did at UCLA, but I still don't think he quite reaches Gable's accomplishments. Anyone got a comparison because I can't think of one?
     
  2. FarmClone

    FarmClone Active Member

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    There is nobody who has done what Gable did. Wooden would probably be the closest one. If only we would have kept him.
     
  3. ricochet

    ricochet Well-Known Member

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    At the end didn't he break some Lacrosse coach's (Syracuse?) record for most national championships? Even if my fading memory is right, Wooden would probably still be a better comparison.
     

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