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1965: Galvanized by Tragedy

Photograph By Courtesy Gable Family

At the end of Gable's sophomore year, his older sister Diane was murdered by a neighborhood boy -- a death that only pushed him to work that much harder. "After she was murdered, it was more about domination and always getting better," Gable says now. It worked. He finished his high school wrestling career 64-0.