Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Commending Iowan Dan Gable, Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Fellow Iowan Dan Gable is one of the greatest athletes and coaches in American history.
President Trump has selected Dan to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor.
I sent a letter to the White House after hearing about grassroots support in Iowa for this award.
Dan Gable is a household name for every Iowa sports fan.
As a wrestler at Iowa State, Dan won two collegiate National Championships, a World Championship and an Olympic gold medal.
As a coach at the University of Iowa, Dan developed All-Americans, National Champions, Big Ten Champions and Olympians.
Dan is the paragon of the American dream, achieving success through community, courage, hard work and determination.
I congratulate Dan on this outstanding achievement.