Cornell Coaches Made Gabe Dean Break Up With Girlfriend


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Shortly after the NCAA Championships his freshman year, the Cornell wrestling coaches instructed Gabe Dean that he was to break up with his girlfriend when he went home for spring break.

They didn't exactly like the girl Gabe was dating at the time and they called him into the office and said, "you gotta break up with this girl".

To which Gabe replied, "Well I don't feel that way."

"Nope, you gotta do it. You're going home for spring break in five days. You're gonna do it in person, when you're home", he was instructed.

Reluctantly, Dean followed their advice and broke up with the girl. He later realized that it was the right decision because he couldn't see her flaws as well as his coaches and teammates, especially Mark Grey could.

Gabe Dean has been on an absolute tear this season and is making a strong case for the Hodge Trophy as he pursues his third straight NCAA title. Learn more about where Gabe Dean came from in the FloFilms series Gabe Dean: Being A Giant Killer Wasn't Enough.

Gabe Dean will take his undefeated record, and number one ranking into the EIWA Championships as he begins the run toward trying to capture his third NCAA Championship. You can watch the EIWA Championships LIVE on FloWrestling this Friday and Saturday March 3-4.


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