Gable inspired Kelly's success on and off the mat

Gable inspired Kelly's success on and off the mat

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Growing up poor, Mitch Kelly hitchhiked to college with dreams of wrestling for University of Iowa coach Dan Gable. Kelly walked on and became part of four national championships.

But Gable's inspiration wasn't limited to the mat. Kelly went on to earn three academic degrees from the UI and now works as a clinical associate professor in the UI College of Education.

Gable and Kelly reminisce about how Kelly seized his opportunities as a Hawkeye, and how Gable's mentoring influenced Kelly's decorated teaching career.

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Matt Jansen, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-4173

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