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Friday, March 29, 1968

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Pace Mine

Friday, March 29, 1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Neanderthal
By ROBIN WRIGHT
Nobody will ever call Dave Por-
ter a stereotype.
In the first place, he's one of
the very few people supporting
Everett Dirkson for President.
- Secondly, he is much too big
to mess with.
His physical appearance is best
characterized by three nick-
names - Mr. Clean, Neanderthal U.
Ned and Baby Huey.

Ned:

Light h
but switched to Physical Educa-
tion after his first year when
practicing for two sports began to
take up too much time.
Denying the typical athletic
image - he carried a 3.5 last
semester and still spends time

earted
Porter's future will involve!
either professional football with t
r the Cleveland Browns or wrestling '
in the 1968 Olympics. Since the 1
two conflict timewise, Porter I
would have to give up football c
for a year if he decides to wrestle. i

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NotoriousE
Porter is notorious for his
strength. A pledge raid on his
fraternity house last year con-
sisted of roping all the doors to
gether and kidnapping someone
from the house. The plan failed
when Porter managed to cut
through the rope with a razor
blade 'and proceeded to tackle:
the pledges.
Often after wrestling practice
he enjoys working out a little
more at his house. One night he SENIOR DAVE PORTER GRA
took on and pinned 22 of his more Ten victory in a dual meet. Port
athletic brothers, the longest the NCAA heavyweight crown a
lasting 45 seconds. lteaAbteaiedhisrn
Surprisingly, Porter only has last year, but regained his for
one meal a day. Cooked on the season.
private grill in his room, his din- racquet as "it's more effective. A
ner consists most prominently of sharp edged instrument can only
a five pound roast. cut up an animal and I hate to
Although considered a big eat- see them lying there dying, A
er, his fraternity brothers like to squash racquet is immediate."
tease him about losing a ham- Porter is often compared to
burger contest to a 150 pound Hoss Cartwright of Bonanza, not
weakling. The object was to eat, only in body. Both remind one of
five hamburgers in three minutes. a teddy bear - playful and sen-
Porter lost because he put all five sitive. Considered mild mannered'
together and ate them as one. and easy to get along with, Porter
Prankster can tolerate almost anything.
Loving a good prank, he can be One of his seldom bursts of
found doing a n y t h i n g from anger came four years ago. As
throwing Water balloons and fire- caddy master of a golf club he
crackers to surprising someone was continually teased and chal-
from behind with his personal lenged by a fellow caddy. Porter
machete. settled the situation by wrestling
The machete was for killing and pinning the caddy on the tee-
bats in the attic of his house. He off in front of the clubhouse.
recently changed to a squash The other instance came when

drawing houses and fiddling with Porter explains his situation, I'r
different architectural ideas. know I can play for the Browns. r
The b e g i n n i n g to Porter's I want to wrestle too, but it t
wrestling career came in the form doesn't pay and it will delay foot- d
of a threat by his seventh grade ball practice a year. M
homeroom teacher. If he didn't , There's no guarantee I'll be
go out for the team, the teacher chosen since they'll only select c
threatened to flunk him, one heavyweight from the entire
p
Little did the teacher realize country. The Olympic style is so;
his prompting might develop the different I don't know as I could F
1968 Olympic champ. adequately adjust to it.' ,k
NCAA Heavyweight champ his
sophomore and senior year, Por-
ter feels the loss his junior year
was due to the few real workouts CAMPAIGNt FwI
sharp a wrestler. No one had
pushed me all year. I wasn't ready Buses for Wisconsin e
for it."
Defensive line coach and former 3-5 P.M. on Thompson
assistant wrestling coach Dennis
Fitzgerald agrees. "Porter is a Sign up in Fishbowl or
keen competitor, but was careless
that day. The referee was a factor
also. The opponent kept away and 663-7{
the ref didn't force him to go
back in."- _____-

Hero
Porter's attitude toward the
wo sports this last year further
explains his dilemma. "I tried
harder this year to become All-
American than to win the NCAA
crown. I've proved a proficiency
n wrestling and I wanted to prove
myself in football. I guess they're
right about success being dearer
o those who don't achieve it. I
don't feel excited anymore after;
winning a match."
Porter won't make his final de-
cision until school, is out. His
plans now include the Olympic
Regional Playoffs, but no one
knows where he'll go after that..
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PPLES his way to another Big
ter, this year's captain, captured
s a sophomore. He slid to third
n to win the crown again this
a girl broke up with him and he
rammed his fist through a wall.
Porter, who represents the epi-
tome of a Michigan athlete, was
introduced to Doc Losh in an un-
usual way. He accompanied two
athletic friends on a trip to plead
with the Doc to let them register
for her already closed class.
She consented and began filling
out permission cards. When she
turned to Porter and asked his
name he responded, too em-
barassed to tell her he had al-
ready registered and didn't want
to take her class. He ended up
having to return to his counselor
and rearrange his schedule to ac-
commodate Astro 111.
A serious minded student, Por-
ter started out in architecture,

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