Go for the Gold with wrestling events at ICPL

by on March 20th, 2012

Iowa City hosts the United States Olympic Wrestling Trials at Carver Hawkeye Arena on April 21 and 22 and the Iowa City Public Library will welcome locals and visitors alike with wrestling exhibits and programs.

Iowa Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Gable with be the featured speaker at a program on Friday, April 20 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Gable will sign autographs after the program. The Library will also feature exhibits throughout the month of April with treasured books and memorabilia from Gable’s personal collection as well as posters and other items from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa.

Attending the Olympic Wrestling Trials? Do you know the difference between collegiate and Olympic wrestling or want to learn more?

Iowa City wrestling legends Tom Lepic (University of Iowa Wrestling 1971-1975, and former Iowa City West wrestling coach) and Jeff McGinness (University of Iowa Wrestling 1994-1998, two-time NCAA wrestling champion, three-time All-American, undefeated Iowa City High wrester 172-0) will explain how Olympic wrestling is judged and share stories of their time on the mat and how wrestling has shaped their personal life.

The Library will also show “Freestyle, the Victories of Dan Gable,” the 1998 documentary about the wrestling great and Ellen Buchanan’s 1992 interview with Dan Gable from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 in Meeting Room A.

DISPLAYS

Through the month of April, The Library will show displays featuring items from Dan Gable’s collection including his favorite books! Also items from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, the Dan Gable BookMark statue, and other wrestling memorabilia in the Atrium, and Ellen Buchanan Children’s Room.

EVENTS

Scoring Olympic Wrestling
What: A program by Jeff McGinness and Tom Lepic, with demonstrations by Iowa City high school wrestlers. Find out what to look for when you’re attending the USA Wrestling Olympic Trials on April 21 and 22 in Iowa City. Two former National Champions explain with help from talented Iowa City student wrestlers.
Where: Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A
When: April 19, 2012. 6:30 p.m.

Dan Gable, One-on-One
What:Legendary wrestler and coach Dan Gable shares his thoughts about Going for the Gold in wrestling and in life. An Autograph session will follow program. Dan Gable READ bookmarks will be provided to those in attendance.
Where: Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A
When: April 20, 2012. 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m

Freestyle: The Victories of Dan Gable
What:Two free screenings of “Freestyle: The Victories of Dan Gable”.
Where: Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A
When: April 21, 2012. 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
April 22, 2012. 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

For more information about wrestling events and resources at the Library, contact Maeve Clark at 319-887-6004 or maeve-clark@icpl.org or Patty McCarthy at 319.356.5249 or patty-mccarthy@icpl.org.

Leave a Reply

Previous Post

Next Post