Dan Gable – Sports Legend, World, and Olympic Champion Arrives in Asheville This Week For Headlock on Hunger

Few names have transcended the world of sports, business, and leadership than that of Dan Gable. Whether on the mat as a competitor or in the corner as a coach, Dan has set records throughout the world that have stood for more than four decades. There is little wonder that Sports Illustrated deemed him “The Ultimate Winner”.

Beginning on the wrestling mats of West Waterloo High School and Iowa State, Dan won three state and two NCAA titles respectively, before setting his sights on and winning the world championship in 1971 and Olympic Gold in 1972 with a record setting performance that has yet to be equaled.

His coaching career at the University of Iowa and with the US National, World, and Olympic teams on numerous occasions has garnered an unmatched number of titles.

But his leadership skills far exceed that on the mat as one of the most sought after speakers in the world of business, sports, and every other profession that looks to gain the winning edge through focus, drive, goal setting, commitment, overcoming adversity, that all leads to reaching the success and effectiveness in our personal and professional lives.

Dan’s success as an athlete and coach is a direct result of his dedication and ability to get the very most out of himself and others. Gable is a renowned speaker on the topics of overcoming adversity, team building, performance enhancement and motivation.

He has spoken to diverse audiences, ranging from high school students to Fortune 500 executives as his speaking style is dynamic and entertaining. He relates his life experiences and gives his formula for success which his listeners can apply in their everyday lives.

On Friday April 28th and Saturday April 29th Dan will be joining Eblen Charities Headlock on Hunger for two events that are being presented by Ingles Markets, Arby’s, The Brumit Restaurant Group, Pepsi, Theraworx, and Friday’s Staffing, and will help ensure that no student in our community will go hungry while away from school.

Friday April 28th Dan will be speaking at the sold out Headlock on Hunger Leadership Dinner at the Mission Hospital / A-B Tech Conference Center on the main campus of A-B Tech on Victoria Road. beginning at 6:30 pm.

On Saturday, April 29th he will be holding a wrestling clinic followed by a Wrestling USA Tournament at Enka Middle School beginning at 9:00 am. For more information on the clinic and the tournament please visit http://www.ncwrestling.org/headlockonhunger.

Headlock on Hunger:

Led by National Chairman Jim Ross, WWE Hall of Fame broadcaster, Fox Sports contributor and creator of The Ross Report podcast, and National Vice-Chair Beth Copeland (WWE Hall of Fame Inductee and four-time world champion Beth Phoenix) Headlock on Hunger is a national initiative that brings together the wrestling community as well as public, private, and sports organizations to help provide food for children who are dealing with hunger at home.

One out of five children in our country do not have enough to eat and many times the only meals they receive are the ones they receive at school. When the holidays or other times away from school arrive, far too many children face the chance of going hungry until they are back in class.

An outgrowth of the Arby’s / Eblen Joyfull Home for the Holidays and the Ingles / Eblen Food for Thought Program, Headlock on Hunger assists in filling the gap during those times the students are away from school has provided hundreds of thousands of meals since its inception in the fall of 2014.

“We are honored to have Dan here for Headlock on Hunger this spring and to be able to share this great event with everyone who is looking for insight and inspiration on leadership and how to be more effective in our organizations, businesses, and in our personal lives,” states Bill Murdock, executive director of Eblen Charities. “Dan has been a long-time friend and part of Headlock on Hunger since its beginning and having him here for the business community at A-B Tech on Friday night and the wrestling community at Enka High School on Saturday will be an event that we certainly will never forget.”
Want to Join Us?

Dan Gable Clinic
When: April 29th – 9:00 am
Where: Enka High School
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