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Iowa Icon: Gotch Up There with Feller, Warner, Gable
HUMBOLDT, Iowa -- The name Frank Gotch probably doesn't ring a bell but the stories told about the Iowan are fantastical -- and true. “President Teddy Roosevelt invited him to the White House,” says historian, Mike Chapman. Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands says, “He was as popular in this country—and maybe the entire planet—as some of the best athletes that we know today.”