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Simpson College alum Nick Ackerman made a statement about the power of wrestling and its ability to accept all comers. The 2001 NCAA Division III champion is a double amputee, losing the bottom half of both of his legs before he was two years old.
Ackerman joins On The Mat hosts Kyle Klingman and Doug Van Gelder and talks about his wrestling career, what it was like wrestling with a perceived handicapped and what he's doing now with American Prosthetics & Orthotics.
Ackerman is now working for the company that made his prosthetic legs growing up. He'll be playing in the Dan Gable Celebrity Golf Tournament hosted by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame's Dan Gable Museum on Friday, June 6.
Today Show with Evan Light & Nick Ackerman
Al Nacin was the first four-time All-American at Iowa State University. A native of Burbank, Illinois, Nacin wrestled for coach Harold Nichols at ISU and finished his career with 109 wins.
Nacin talks about the pressure to win an NCAA title his senior year and what it was like going through Iowa State. Nacin will be induced into the Glen Brand Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame and is playing in the Dan Gable Celebrity Golf Tournament as well.
For more information on the National Wrestling Hall of Fame's Dan Gable Museum, go to NWHOF.org