Archive for 'Dan Gable'

Fry Fest 2011

Since I’ve been spending some time in the wayback machine lately, I’ll offer up one last retro post looking back at Fry Fest 2011! Fry Fest 2011 Fry Fest was started in 2009.  I didn’t attend the inaugural Fry Fest, as I spent the weekend with my new girlfriend (now wife) Ashley watching the Hawks survive against Northern Iowa.  My first Fry Fest experience was in 2010 and I had an incredible time…something I’ll need to write about in the future. But this post is about the third annual Fry Fest, held on September 2, 2011.  It was Dan Gable day at Fry Fest,…

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Hawkeyes Revisited: Nile Kinnick

This post was originally designed to close out Heisman Trophy week, but life intervened.  After a brief delay, it’s time to revisit the most beloved Iowa football player of all – 1939 Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick. A Quintessential Iowan One of the main reasons why Iowa fans love Nile Kinnick is because he was one of us.  Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr., was born on July 9, 1918, during the peak of World War I.  Nile was the oldest of three boys born to Nile Clark Kinnick, Sr., and Francis Clarke.  Francis’ father, George W. Clarke, graduated from the University of Iowa…

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Mike Chapman

I love the Iowa Hawkeyes, which means I’m a huge supporter of Iowa’s most successful athletic program – Hawkeye wrestling!  With that said, I’m not as knowledgeable about the history of the sport of wrestling as I should be.  To remedy that, I’ve spent a lot of time reading the work of the greatest writer to cover the sport of wrestling – Mike Chapman. Mike Chapman Chapman was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa…the hometown of Dan Gable.  He developed a passion for the sport of wrestling at an early age and was an impressive athlete himself.  Although he didn’t…

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