WATERLOO | Two of the biggest names in wrestling, Dan Gable and Kyven Gadson, will join forces for a special autograph signing during USA Wrestling’s Preseason Nationals.
Gable and Gadson, who both wrestled for Waterloo high schools and for Iowa State, will be at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum, 303 Jefferson St., in Waterloo on Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Gadson was an NCAA wrestling champion in 2015 while Gable was an NCAA wrestling champion in 1968 and 1969.
Their appearance is in conjunction with USA Wrestling’s Preseason Nationals, being held at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls Saturday and Sunday.
“Having two individual NCAA champions from Waterloo come together for an autograph signing is a historic day for wrestling,” said Kyle Klingman, director of the Gable Museum. “This is special for everyone involved.”
Gadson won the 2015 NCAA wrestling tournament at 197 pounds, becoming the 13th wrestler from a Waterloo high school to win a Division I NCAA wrestling championship. He won state wrestling championships for Waterloo East High School in 2009 and 2010 after placing third in 2008. Gadson was a three-time All-American and a three-time Big 12 champion at Iowa State.
“I am honored to be in the position I am in,” said Gadson. “It is important to give back to the kids and this is a great opportunity for me to give back to the wrestling community during a major USA Wrestling event.”
For more information call the Dan Gable Museum at (319) 233-0745 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.