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September 15, 1958 - Image 86

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I Holds AAU Gymnastics Crown

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one of the
pus, is also
le gymnast.
having won
enior Worn-

a good chance of winning a berth
on the 1960 Olympic team.
The question arises: How did
such a pretty, perky blonde get
interested in gymnastics.
"I first became interested in
gymnastics when I was a junior
in high school," Carol explained.
"I saw the Swedish National1
Gymnastic team- in action oneI
night and their performance fas-
cinated me. I had always liked
dancing, having taken lessons for
five years; but after watching the
Swedish team perform, I became
very interested in gymnastics. It

seemed to offer so much of a
Carol attempted various routines
and. soon was practicing with the
Central Michigan gym team, whose
campus is located in- her home
town of Mt. Pleasant, Mich..
Developed at Michigan
For two years she practiced with
the . Chippewa squad, and after
graduation from high school she
decided to enter Michigan. Here,
under the careful tutelage of gym-.
nastic coach Newt Loken' and
members of his gym team, Carol
has developed into a topflight

In her





Carol has also trained in Florida
under the direction of Pat Yeager,
Women's Olympic Team Commit-
tee Chairman.,
Concerning her immediate goal
in gymnastics, Carol said, "I hope
to be able to make the 1960 Olym-
pic team. I. know this will take a
lot of work, but I have two years
to practice."
Ains for AAU
Another goal of Carol's is to win
the National Senior Women's AAU
Title. She was prevented from-
entering this year's competition'
by a knee injury.
To win this title Carol will have
to beat her rival ,Ernestine Rus-
sell, a junior at Michigan State.
Carol will have to, be at. her very
best if she wants to whip Ernes-
tirie, since the Spartan gymnast
won the national title this year;
and will. be the defending cham-
"Gymnastics appeals to me,"
Carol said; "because it is a ,big
challenge for the individual. After
working hard on a difficult routine
for a long time, there is a deep
satisfaction when you are finally
able to do it perfectly."
Works on Routines
Carol has worked this past year
perfecting her gymnastic routines.-
Last fall she was% able to perform
only two of the four women's gym-
nastic events,. balance beam and
free exercise.
Throughout. the winter Carol
worked on the other two events,
uneven parallel bars.and side horse:
vaulting, until, she was able to:
master themn., _.ew
Aside from gymnastics, Carol is
a very, busy girl who spends a
great deal of time turning da
dates. Participating in the, y-
ities of Alpha, Phi sorority and the
Homecoming Central Committee
leaves Caroiwith little spare time.
A junior, she intends, to. receive
a bachelor of science degree and a
teacher's.certificate inedancing,
physical education, speech and
dramatics upon graduation,
A busy girl Carol Osborne is, a
Michigan athlete who has a chance
for a free ticket to Rome in 1960._

Add t o >M' Gym Team's Fut

"Wait 'til next year" was gym-
nastics coach Newt Loken's ad-
monition as he began to revamp
his lineup in preparation for the
1958-59 season.'
Dealt a hard blow by injuries to
his key men, Loken was forced to
rely on sophomores to fill the large
holes in his lineup. The greatest
loss to the squad occurred early in
the season when Captain Ed Gag-
nier, touted as one of the top gym-
nasts in Michigan history, suffered
a partial shoulder separation
which sidelined him for the rest
of the season.
Despite the scoring potential lost
through Gagnier's injury, the
sophomore-laden team- compiled a
respectable dual-meet record along
with a fourth place in the Big Ten
meet..Major wins were recorded
against Michigan State, Ohio
State, Indiana, Wisconsin, Navy
Pier and Minnesota.

Co-captain-elect Jim Hayslett
proved himself to be quite steady
in his ability to score points av
key times during the season. A
product of,.the noted Indianapolis
Turners gymnastics club, Hayslett
earned recognition from Loken,
who noted, "He has shown consis-'
tent improvement during the sea-
son, especially working on the
Cole Takes First
Leading the parade of top
Michigan trampoline performers
was Ed Cole, co-captain-elect, who
garnered the only Wolverine first
place in the Big Ten match. In-
jured before the Michigan State,
meet ,late in February, Cole
strengthened his weak ankle
enough to enable him to return to
Moving in to balance off the
scoring potential in this depart-
ment were Dick Kimball, who also
placed high in, the NCAA diving
finals, Chuck Clarkson, Frank
Newman and Jack Eckle.
Nino Marion, a product of Cana-
dian gymnastics. training, gave
Loken cause to smile earlier in the,
season by adding to Michigan's

Six Fill Gap
Instrumental in these


scoring depth. Marion, winner of
several Canadian titles, was a
strong threat in all events while
doing top work in the free exercise
Wins as Substitute
Proof of his ability to come
through at important times came
in the Wisconsin meet when he
competed in five events as a sub-
stitute for an injured teammate.
Coming through with his finest
performance of the season, the
smooth sophomore tooks firsts in
free exercise, high bar and parallel
bars while tying Hayslett on the
side horse.
Showing himself to be a strong
member of Michigan teams for two
,more years was Wolfgang Dozauer,
who led the Wolverines in scoring
in the Big Ten meet.
Stall Provides. Balance


HO ,


was a six-man nucleus of all-'
.around performers who pushed
themselves to fill the very large
gap left by Gagnier.

"KNOW-HOW" acquired over 75
years of bookselling experience has
enabled us to gather stocks of USED
TEXTBOOKS from all over the Na-
Our Stff has spent months com-
piling accurate iinformation from
the University faculty as to their
book requirements this fall.
Complete and mail to us the at-
tached counon to get your books
early and avoid the last - minute

Al Stall,, who finished in the
money constantly during the
season, provides the gymnastics
team with balance in all events.
His best work, done on the still
rings, gave future hope of break-
ing conference dominance long
held by Illinois and Iowa.
Forced into a background posi-
tion last year by the polish of
other performers, Barry Feinberg,
sophomore' artist* from Chicago,
denvnstrated his best work on
the high bar.
Skinner Hurts Ankle
Bill Skinner,' Michigan's top
tumbler, ran into trouble when
an injured ankle halted his, nor-
mal ability to'score. Showing im-
provemeiit during th~e season.
Skinner was awarded a'fifth place
medal in the Big Ten tumbling
With a powerful nucleus back
to add to already valuable exper-
ience in' meet performances, Lo-
ken is faced with the chance of
too much talent. Available for
competition in the fall will be
three top freshmen' who' have
demonstrated exceptional ability.
Chief find among the new tal-
ent is Canadian junior champion
Richard M o n p e t i t, who -has
shown himself to, be a top per-

. . trampoline champ
former in all events. "He a
to be another Gagnier a
stage of his progress,"
Another 'possible entran
the all-around performer
gory will be Jim Brown. '5]
promise, as a specialst o
'still rings and parallel
Brown will also be used
free exercise and tumbling
Confining himself to
eventsis. the-'third freshm
pirant for 'varsity honors
Bradley. The parallel bar
ring and free exercise co
will provide Bradley wi
chance to ,dd toMichigan
Chances Look Good
Commenting on the tean
tential, Loken rioted, -"wit
majprity of our team retu
we appear to be one of the :
er outfits in the Big Ten."
!The balance of Loken's
'til next year" optimism
served for injuries, which
plague Michigan's perfo

THE BRIGHTER SIDE-Miss Carol Osborn represents what
might be called the brighter side of the Michigan sports scene.
A talented gymnast, she hopes to prepare herself for the 1960
Olympics. She practices with the 'M' gym team under the tutelage-
of Coach Newt Loken.






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