In Iowa, Trump Announces Medal of Freedom Award for Wrestling Legend Dan Gable

In Iowa, Trump Announces Medal of Freedom Award for Wrestling Legend Dan Gable


President Donald Trump announced Wednesday in Iowa his plan to award the Medal of Freedom to legendary wrestling coach and athlete Dan Gable.

“I’m proud to announce that I will be awarding, very shortly at the White House in the Oval Office, Coach Gable the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa.

Trump marveled at Gable’s prep and college wrestling career with a record of 181-1, a two-time NCAA National Wrestling Champion, inducted in the U.S.A Wrestling Hall of Fame, the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, and the United World Wrestling Hall of Fame.

As a coach, Gable won 15 NCAA National Wrestling Team Titles for the University of Iowa, becoming the all-time most winning coach for the university.

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“That’s called talent,” Trump said.

Gable also made remarks at the rally, telling Trump’s supporters that he had

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