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Hundreds come out to pay respects to Gadson

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Monday hundreds crowded into Waterloo East's Fred J. Miller gymnasium to say goodbye to a beloved coach.

Last week Trojan head wrestling coach Willie Gadson lost his year long fight with cancer...

A who's who of wrestling greats, coaches, friends and loved came out to celebrate the life of the popular coach and former Iowa State All-American wrestler.

Among those in attendance--former Cyclone greats-- Jim gibbons-- current Iowa State head coach and Olympic Gold Medalist Kevin Jackson-- US national Greco Roman coach Steve Fraser and former Iowa Hawkeye 2-time NCAA champion, World Champion and Olympic Bronze medalist --Chris Campbell. Everyone had stories about how Willie Gadson touched their lives....

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