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    "Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts."

    "I shoot, I score. He shoots, I score."

    "I'm a big believer in starting with high standards and raising them. We make progress only when we push ourselves to the highest level. If we don't progress, we backslide into bad habits, laziness and poor attitude."

    "More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill - none have wrestled without pride."

    "Once you've wrestled, everything else in life is easy."

    "Raising your level of performance requires a proper mentality and meaning from within. This gives you the ability and drive to work on the things necessary to go to a higher level. When people ask me how to raise their level of performance, the first thing I ask is, How important is it to you?"

    "Right out of high school I never had the fear of getting beat, which is how most people lose."

    "The 1st period is won by the best technician. The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape. The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart."

    "The obvious goals were there- State Champion, NCAA Champion, Olympic Champion. To get there I had to set an everyday goal which was to push myself to exhaustion or, in other words, to work so hard in practice that someone would have to carry me off the mat."

    "When you finally decide how successful you really want to be, you’ve got to set priorities. Then, each and every day, you’ve got to take care of the top ones. The lower ones may fall behind, but you can’t let the top ones slip. You don’t forget about the lower ones though because they can add up to hurt you. Just take care of the top ones first. In 25 years as a head coach and assistant, I think I might have missed one practice. Why? Because practice is my top priority. A day doesn’t go by when I don’t accomplish something in my family life or my profession because those two things are my top priorities."

    "Wrestling has been a way of life with me day in and day out. I won't get too far away from it. I might walk through the wrestling room once a week. I could go every day if I wanted. But just walk through, make sure it's still there."

    "Wrestling is the only sport I've ever competed in that puts you totally in a situation of constant motion without breaks. I could play football or baseball, swim -- but there's always some kind of situation that would break my thoughts, break my concentration."

    "2nd place is not an option"
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    I have to admit that I used to not like Gable, probably just because I am a big OSU fan you know the rivalry thing.
    Now after seeing his interview on the Body Bar video with him saying how he supports women?s wrestling I have a new found respect for him.
    John Smith has also told Karissa that he thinks it is great that women?s wrestling is growing and he supports it also.

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    "The 1st period is won by the best technician. The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape. The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart."

    I'm pretty sure this one was J Robinson
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    "what isn't hard, when you're trying to be the very best at it?"(on the ESPN series "The Season: Iowa's Men of the Mat"

    "these guys are even crazier than myself" (Talking about Tom and Terry Brands)
    "Within all of us there burns a passion of fire. Forever feel the heat from the flames of your desire"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    "The 1st period is won by the best technician. The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape. The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart."

    I'm pretty sure this one was J Robinson

    I don't know about that. I pulled it from wikipedia. You know how reliable they are.

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    I don't remember my source, but I know it was attributed to JR. Maybe when they were coaching together Gable came up with it and it was community property. Then when they separated, Robinson got custody.
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    "When he strips off his warm-ups, he turns more heads than Cindy Crawford in a thong"
    Dan Gable commenting on Brock Lesnar during an Iowa Public TV "College Wrestling" broadcast

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    “You don't really measure the year until the whole year is done. I'm sure there are some concerned people, including the coaches right now.”

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    “We definitely thought so at the beginning, and he's done some good things. It's just a matter of continuing to be able to show that he is able to do the best job that is needed there.”

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