THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday, March 22, 1968
HOMECOMING '68 CENTRAL
Wayne Miller: Diver
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By CINDY LEATHERMAN
Why did Wayne Miller start
trampolining? To keep in shape
for diving, what else?
He started diving when he was
twelve, and never bounced until
his freshman year in high school.
At the age of sixteen, he won the
AAU Nationals in trampolining,
as well as theJunior Nationals in
trampoline and diving.
"I quit diving during that year
because I became good in tram-
polining all of a sudden, and it
was something I could be creative
Again and Again...
The summer after he gradu-
ated from high school, Miller won'
the Nationals again, and again,
and again, and again. It got to
He was National Trampoline
Champion six times as well as
being the first person to capture
all the "big six" titles in one
year - the Midwest Open, the
Big Ten, NCAA, AAU, Schuster
Cup, and the World Champion-
ship-all won when he was a
As unlikely as it seems, the
tramp hasn't been his whole life.
In high school, Miller played foot-
ball and as a senior, was named
to the All-Conference team in his
"In trampolining you have to perform
much the same as an ice skater; artistic value,
appreciation, continuity, all these things must,
Our team has a lot of different
spectrums, and I have to try to
s keep everyone happy, although
lthis is impossible. Being the cap-
tain is not a popularity contest."
lAs far as post-graduate plans are
concerned, Miller has definite
"In trampolining you have to
perform much the same as an
ice skater; artistic value, apprecia-
tion, continuity, all these things
must -be considered. I'd like to go
into the physiological aspects of
sport, the kinesiology of a per-
formance," explains Miller.
As far as records go, Miller has -
had his share of championships,'
but he is also the only person who
can do a triple-twisting forward-;
two-and-a-half (a trick which has
appropriately been named the
Multiple Twisting Manipulation
"All the records can be iiproved,
the equipment's getting better,
there are new training techniques,
yet no one else has been able to
do this trick. Perhaps this could
be my doctoral thesis - explain-
ing just what goes on during the
multiple twisting manipulation,"
Coach Loken has nothing but
praise for Miller. "Wayne is a real
master technician in the art of
trampolining. He"s the outstand-
ing multiple twisting somersaul-
ter in the country and actually in
the world. We'll all miss him very
Just think how the Markley Fan
Club will feel. :,,y
home town of Lafayette, Louis-
iana. He even had offers to play
for a few colleges, but wisely ig-
Deciding the trampoline was
more his line, he chose Michigan
as the place to pursue it. As cap-
tain of the 1967-68 gymnastic
team, Miller has had the great
responsibility of uniting a diverse
and very individualistic team. "I
think of myself as a person try-
ing to keep a good cohesive group.
goals. "I would like to go into1
graduate school for physical edu-1
cation, not necessarily in a teach-
ing-coaching capacity, but more4
in research-what motives a win-
ner, why can one performer do
a trick that no other can do. 1
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