Rulon Gardner

December 6, 2017 1

Since 1908, the United States has won a dozen medals in Greco-Roman Olympic wrestling.  Rulon Gardner earned two of them. The 1980 Winter Games gave…

Dan Gable

June 8, 2017 0

Danny Mack Gable is the greatest and most important figure in the history of freestyle wrestling. Born on October 25, 1948 in the small industrial…

Jeff Blatnick

July 26, 2016 0

In 1982, Jeffery Carl Blatnick was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  They removed his spleen and his appendix, and he underwent radiation therapy.  Two years later,…

Banach Brothers

February 8, 2016 3

The Banach Brothers are one of the toughest and most accomplished sports families in wrestling history. Edward Joseph Banach was born in Newton, New Jersey,…

Bruce Baumgartner

November 2, 2015 1

Bruce Robert Baumgartner has won more Olympic medals than any freestyle wrestler in American history. Born in Haledon, New Jersey on this date in 1960,…