Legend of Gable brings the world to Iowa
March 27, 2018


IOWA CITY — Terry Brands needs just two words to sum up why the world’s best wrestlers are anxious to compete in Iowa City in a little over a week — Dan Gable.

The associate head coach of the Iowa wrestling program and two-time world champion who previously worked as USA Wrestling’s national freestyle resident coach said Gable’s stature in the sport around the globe makes Carver-Hawkeye Arena and Iowa City the perfect place for the 2018 World Cup to be contested.

“When the World Championships were held in Las Vegas, wrestlers from other countries wanted to know why it wasn’t being held in Iowa City, why it wasn’t where Gable was,’’ Brands said Tuesday. “Gable is United States wrestling to a lot of people around the globe and next week, the world is coming to Gable.’’

Brands said it makes sense.