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Gable Museum to host special press conference

By Kyle Klingman
NWHOF Dan Gable Museum

WATERLOO, Iowa—The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum will host a gathering and press conference on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. The press conference at will take place at approximately 11 a.m.

On Feb. 12, 2013, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board recommended the 25 sports that would make up the “core sports” of the Olympic Games after 2016. Wrestling was not among those sports. Wrestling started an intense effort to save its position on the Olympic Programme and joined with seven other sports to have a chance to become on the Olympic Programme for 2020 and 2024.

The Dan Gable Museum will show the online broadcast of the IOC’s decision for wrestling’s potential inclusion in subsequent Olympic Games. The press conference will follow the decision.

“Wrestling needs to use the momentum of the last six months to strengthen the future of our sport,” said Dan Gable, a Waterloo native who won a gold medal at the 1972 Munich Olympics without surrendering a point. “We need people to come to the museum to support this event.”

On hand for the press conference will be Doug Schwab and Jim Miller. Schwab is a 2008 Olympian who is the current head wrestling coach at the University of Northern Iowa. Miller, a native of Waterloo, recently retired as the head wrestling coach at Wartburg with 10 NCAA team titles over a 22-year coaching career.

Please contact Museum director Kyle Klingman at kklingman@nwhof.org or (319) 504-4438 with inquiries about this special press event. The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum is located at 303 Jefferson St. in Waterloo.

Schedule of event
9 a.m. – Dan Gable Museum to show broadcast of IOC announcement.
11 a.m. – Press conference with Doug Schwab and Jim Miller.

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla., also has plans for a showing. For more information on that event, click here.

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