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• A two-time NCAA champion and four-time All-American, Dean graduates as one of the top wrestlers in collegiate history.• A three-time national finalist at 184 pounds, Dean posted a career record of 152-7 with 101 bonus wins, both school records, and never finished lower than third at nationals.• He is one of just 11 wrestlers in more than 100 years to win four Eastern wrestling titles and was a two-time Ivy League Wrestler of the Year.• The four-time, first-team All-Ivy League pick was the 2014 Ivy League and EIWA Rookie of the Year and was a two-time Coaches Trophy Award winner as the most outstanding wrestler at the EIWA meet.• Dean became the third four-time Southern Scuffle champion and the sixth three-time Las Vegas Invite champ.• He was part of teams that won four EIWA and Ivy League titles and posted a cumulative 52-10 dual meet record in his four seasons, posting four top eight NCAA team finishes.• Dean's signature win came against Penn State’s two-time defending national champion Ed Ruth at the Southern Scuffle as a freshman, snapping Ruth’s 84-match win streak dating back to 2011.

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Gabe Dean | The Bader Show

Mar 30, 2021

Watch the replay of The Bader Show from Mar 30, 2021 with Gabe Dean


0:01 The first Olympics Gabe Dean remembers
0:03 Gabe didn’t have Olympic goals until recently
0:05 Coming out of retirement has been important for Gabe Dean
0:07 The passing of Gabe Dean’s uncle continues to give him perspective
0:08 The football players Gabe Dean used to follow as a kid
0:11 Gabe Dean’s transition from focusing on football to wrestling
0:13 Gabe didn’t follow wrestling closely in high school
0:16 The urgency Gave Dean had to be an All-American during his gap year
0:18 The time Cam Simaz made Gabe eat bbq wings because he went 0-2
0:21 Gabe Dean’s retirement from competition
0:25 Coaching and training with Kyle Dake helped Gabe get better
0:26 The moment Gabe knew he was all in for Olympic Trials
0:31 How Gabe felt about getting the win over Bo Nickal
0:32 Gabe’s visualization and approach to competing in the upcoming Olympic Trials
0:36 Gabe Dean’s wins & whoopins