DAVE AUBLE, Cornell ‘60 compiled a 79-1 record at Ithaca (NY) High School, winning three sectional titles, the conference Outstanding Wrestler award and placing third in the national AAU tournament. He attended Cornell University where he won two NCAA championships and three Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association titles. His collegiate record was 51-1 and he was twice named EIWA Outstanding Wrestler. He earned the same honor at the 1960 NCAA Wrestling Championships despite wrestling much of the season with a knee injury.
Auble continued wrestling in pursuing of his Olympic dreams. He won the Olympic Trials in 1960, but lost a disputed decision to Terry McCann at the training camp finals. Four years later, he won an Olympic berth and placed fourth at the Games, losing only to Japan’s two-time champion, Yojiro Uetake. Dave also finished fourth in the 1962 World Championships after winning the U.S. national freestyle title. After retiring from competition, Auble shared his love for the sport as a coach. As head coach at UCLA, he led the Bruins to a 12th place finish at NCAAs and coached their first and only national champion, heavyweight Fred Bohna. He also served a head coaching stint at Campbell University as well as assisting at Cornell, Michigan State, Ithaca College, Stanford and North Carolina State.