MMA icon Dan Severn to provide seminar at Dan Gable Museum
WATERLOO, Iowa—One of the most successful wrestlers in the history of Mixed Martial Arts will provide a seminar at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum on Saturday, July 14 at noon. The demonstration will take place in the Dan Gable Teaching Center during the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.
UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn, a former two-time All-American wrestler for Arizona State, will provide the seminar. Severn has a career MMA record of 101-19-7. He will also receive the George Tragos Award, which is given to an exceptionally competitive wrestler who adapted his wrestling skills and competitive nature to excel in Mixed Martial Arts.
Severn will receive his award during the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame banquet. He also received the Frank Gotch Award in 2002. Severn is the first wrestler to receive two different awards from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.
George Tragos, namesake of the award and the hall of fame, was one of the most feared submission wrestlers during the 1920s and 1930s. He wrestled and threw discus for the Greek Olympic team in 1920 and 1924. Tragos was also an AAU freestyle champion in 1919 at 158 pounds for the Gary, Indiana, YMCA. He worked with Don Faurot to revitalize the University of Missouri wrestling program in 1944 as well.
Kurt Angle, JBL, Road Warrior Animal, Dan Severn, Bill Apter, Baron Von Raschke, Gerry Brisco, Danny Hodge, Larry Hennig, Mad Dog Vachon, Fritz Von Goering, Bob Roop and Dan Gable are scheduled to appear during weekend activities.
Contact the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum at (319) 233-0745 or email@example.com for more information on the Dan Severn Mixed Martial Arts seminar or any of the weekend’s activities.
Schedule of events
Friday, July 13
1 p.m. – Professional wrestling tryout with Gerald Brisco at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.
5:30 p.m. – Doors open to the public for Impact Pro Wrestling show at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Autograph signing begins.
7 p.m. – Impact Pro Wrestling show featuring former WWE and ECW star Perry Saturn and Colt Cabana.
Saturday, July 14
Noon—Mixed Martial Arts seminar with Dan Severn in the Dan Gable Teaching Center inside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
1 p.m.—Fan Fest at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. Fan Fest includes a tribute to the career of Danny Hodge, historic wrestling matches playing in the theater, and Q & A with Bill Apter and professional wrestling legends.
2:30—Autograph signing with professional wrestling legends at the Hall of Fame.
5 p.m.—Hall of Fame reception at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.
6 p.m.—Induction banquet at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.
7 p.m.—Induction ceremony at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.