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Team Gable vs. Team Miller youth wrestling dual Thursday

Jim Miller and Dan Gable will coach a youth dual meet on Thursday

Waterloo, Iowa -- one of the nation's top amateur wrestling hotbeds -- will be the site of a special youth wrestling dual meet featuring two legendary wrestling coaches with deep roots in Waterloo wrestling: Dan Gable, and Jim Miller.

The Team Gable vs. Team Miller dual meet will take place this Thursday, Nov. 8 at Waterloo East High School. The dual starts at 6 p.m., immediately following a free youth clinic at 5 p.m.

Admission to the youth clinic and the dual are free. No advance registration is required.

Dan Gable, a Waterloo West graduate, coached the University of Iowa to 15 NCAA Division I team titles ... while Jim Miller, a Waterloo East grad, guided Wartburg College wrestling to ten NCAA Division III team championships.

Each of these legendary coaches will guide an already selected team of young wrestlers (grades K-8) in what Kyle Klingman of Waterloo-based National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum describes as "a battle for local wrestling supremacy."

Adding to the local flavor: Hall of Fame referee -- and Waterloo native -- Mike Allen will be the mat official for this unique event.

The dual features 20 folkstyle matches in a 1-1-1 format. Wrestlers are pre-selected and assigned to a team.

A live stream of the dual will be available for free on thepredicament.com.

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Gary mcclure (1) a week and a half ago
So cool.great idea.giving back to the sport.our future wrestlers.