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Wednesday, February 12, 1969

THE MICHIGAN DAILY Wednesday, February 12, 1969

Ru bin: Concern beyond the mat

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Involvement is a big thing in
the life of Steve Rubin, Wolver-
ine grappler.
"I just can't see not getting in-
volved," reflected Rubin, "whe-
ther it's in sports or something
else. It's just too easy to become
alienated if you don't get invol-
ved," he added.
Although wrestling has played a
large part in Rubin's life, his
sense of involvement extends be-
yond the wrestling mat.
One of his major interests is
"in keeping up with what's going
on in the world."
His concern with worldly events
has led him to formulate opinions
on national and campus issues,
which he articulates clearly a n d
"I can see the purpose of things
like the rent strike and sit-ins,"
he says, "in initiating things and
getting things rolling.
"MAYBE I'M hypocritical in not
joining 'these movements when
I'm generally favorable towards
them," continued Rubin. "But I
am sympathetic and I can see
their purpose, even if I can't al-
ways condone their methods."
The 130 pound wrestler claims
his concern with politics c o m e s
naturally, explaining "My father,
who was a champion chess player
in Leningrad, placed great stress
on being intellectual."
But getting involved in wrest-
ling, Rubin's current preoccupa-
tion, wasn't quite as easy.
"My father was anti-sports," he
recalled, "and he wouldn't . let
either of my older brothers go out,
for any team."
But Rubin wanted to wrestle his
freshman year, and so he went
out for the team without telling
anyone. His sports debut set a

family precedent, which his
younger brother and Wolverine
teammate Mike followed closely-
in fact, very closely.
"We were both on the s am e
team in high school for two
years," explained Steve. "And we
each took a third and a second in
the state tournament our 1 a s t
two years."
Steve's accomplishments on the
mats turned his' father from a
skeptic to a believer as far as
wrestling is concerned.
"Once my father saw us wrestle,
he became a real fan," according
to Steve. "He took films of all our
high school meets, and he comes
up for all of Michigan's h o m e
IT'S EASY to see why his father
became enthusiastic over Rubin's
wrestling career. All through high
school, he was a standout on his
Garfield Heights (Cleveland)
wrestling squad.
In addition to placing in the
state tourney his junior and sen-
ior years, Rubin was named the
outstanding wrestler of the year
when he was a senior, making the
state-wide all scholastic team.
After his outstanding high
school career, Rubin was picked
by the Olympic Board as a "fu-
ture Olympic wrestling prospect."
"I guess you'll have to wait and
watch for me in the '72 Olym-
pics," joked Rubin.
But although he didn't make
the Olympic team this year, Ru-
bin's grappling achievements did

"Wrestling has given me a feeling of being
somebody. It's been my way of getting involved
in a de-humanizing world."
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not stop with his graduation from
-hgh school.
In his freshman year in col-
lege, which he spent at O h i o
State, Rubin was named by his
teammates as the "Outstanding
Freshman Wrestler" on the squad.
Despite his performance, how-
ever, Rubin was unhappy at Ohio,
"For one thing," explains Steve,
regarding his decision to leave
OSU, "the wrestling program was
mediocre. I wasn't learning any-
thing there," he added.
BUT A MORE IMPORTANT ext year, it won't be a total dis
factor in Rubin's decision to leave appointment, since restling has
OSU was the refusal of the Ohio already added a great deal to his
State coach to give his younger "sneo en.
brother Miketa wrestling tender, sense of being.'
"Mike had placed third in the "Rubin's been looking mostly
state as a junior," remarked for a development of self," ac-
Steve, "and while I was wrestling cording to Mike, "and wrestling
on the freshman team I kept ask- has helped him in that search by
ing the coach if he was going to developing his character and per-
give Mike a tender. sonality."
"He kept telling me Mike was ;{Steve Rubin seemed to agree,
"He gkep tllind e ie wag s "mWrestling has given me a sense
no good, and I kept telling h i m of purpose, a sense of direction.
Mike beat me every weekend I "Wrestling has given me a feel-
went home," Rubin continued. ing of being somebody," he con-
"Even after Mike took second in tinued. "Its emyway of get
the state tournament his senior ting involved in a de-humanizing
year, the coach still wouldn't look world."
at him

White Sox to test boycott
at opening of training camp
By The Associated Press
0 CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox, who open baseball
training camp at Sarasota, Fla., in two days - a week ahead of all
other major league clubs-will provide the first boycott test of the
players-ow'ners pension squabble.
Pitchers and catchers are to report by midnight tomorrow at the
Sarasota base and start workouts the next morning.
The one week head start is because the Sox are scheduled for a
Mexico City goodwill tour March 2-5 and Manager Al Lopez insists
on having his pitchers ready for games there.
* NEW YORK - Meanwhile John Gaherin, representative of
major league baseball owners, reported yesterday real progress has
been made in the owners' pension negotiations with the players.
Gaherin said he met for about an hour with Marvin Miller, execu-
tive director of the Major League Players Association.
"It was a continuation of our discussions," Gaherin said.
"The last few meetings we've had have produced some real
* KNOXVILLE - Pete Maravich, Louisiana State's basketball
phenom, has scored a total of 59 points in three games against Ten-
nessee. That's only 17 more than Pete's average per game.
Tennessee stops Pete, who scored 66 points against Tulane Mon-
day night with a special defense. "We do it with a Chinese defense,"
says Tennessee coach Ray Mears.
A Chinse defense, Mears explains, is simply a combination of zone
and man-to-man defenses.
* *. * *
r NEW YORK - Dave DeBusschere has been given a major
share of the credit for the surge of the New York Knicks to second
place in the National Basketball Association's Eastern Division, but
the former Detroit player-coach says, "Willis Reed is the man."
"Everybody says I'm the difference in the team and that's bull.
It's not fair to the others-Reed, Walt Frazier, and Dick Barnett-
to keep talking about me. Frazier's just been great and so has Bar-
nett," the powerful forward said yesterday.



the Coach. became a "personal
thing," and he wrote Wolverine
Coach Cliff Keene in April of his
freshman year.
"I wanted to go to the place
with the best wrestling program,

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and that was Michigan. By JIM BERLUCCHI
"And now he: complains it's too The Michigan hockey team was
demanding here," remarked Mike, noisily showering in the locker
jwho spent his first year at Le- room after a weekday practice.
high University. One lone player remained on
The demands on Rubin were the ice however. Lars Hansen was
placed slowly, though, as he was still skating.
ineligible to wrestle his first year Perhaps this potent desire to
and also underwent a knee oyer- succeed is Lars Hansen's most
ation that year. prominent attribute. Voted Most
The following year, however, - Improved Player by his team-
the year Mike transferred here mates last year, he usually devotes
Se was 'named by Coach Keene as an extra half-hour each practice
"the most improved wrestler" on work
the squ'ad. Weing on special drills.-
"He was slow to gain his con- "When Lars first came to Mich-
fidence at first because of h i asn, he - a great de of skat
knee," according to Mike. "But seem tavcomgeatedlofcskat
by the end of the season, t h e Rng abiity," mentedClak d
team depended on him to ice aRnfe."htelakdi
i nm" ability, however, was compensated
by his tremendous desire. He's
INDEED, STEVE RUBIN seld- worked extremely hard, has great-
Ism let his teammates down, fin- ly improved his skating and check-
osigthird in the Big Ten Tpur - ,ing, a elycoeit i
isng t andfourti own as ahconsistently strong de-
lands Tournament and beating fenseman"
highly-regarded Spartan grappler Accoding to the small but
Bob Byrum, among others. sturdy defenseman, another large
This year, however, injuries factor in his improvement was the
have once again-plagued Rubin. opportunity to play regularly and
He has only wrestled twice this with the same partner during his
season - against Minnesota, and junior year. "As a sophomore I
in the Midlands. was only on the ice three or four
"It's been disappointing," la- times a game. Besides this, I play-
mented Rubin. "You go through ed with both Phil (Gross) and
three-fourths of the season hop- Mark (Thompson), whose styles
ing to get back in shape, and then were completely different."
you realize you can't wrestle any . He feels that he was also hin-
more." dered by the absence of game
But Rubin, who Coach Keene competition during his freshman
says is "as good as anyone in the year. "I think that a year of mere
nation", may have his eligibility scrimmage tends to encourage
extended another year, since he sloppiness and bad habits. Per-
hasn't wrestled much this year. sonally, I had a difficult time
But even if he doesn't get to breaking some bad tendencies."
wrestle for the Wolverines again Although he did not skate dur-





s .

Do' YOU think'
a bright young engineer

Lars Hansen


should spend

hid most imaginative years on
the same assignment?
Neither do we.



ing the summer, Lars feels that he
inadvertently improved his 'skat-
ing working for a Canadian rail-
road. Spending much of his time
walking on the railroad track, he
was eventually able to walk two
miles on the 3 inch bar without
falling. Consequently, and to his
surprise, his skating balance con-
siderably improved.
A native of Preston, Ontario,
Hansen was contacted by Coach
Renfrew during his senior year in
high school.
Like most Canadians, Hansen
experienced some difficulty ad-
justing to the schedule and rules
of the WCHA. "Playing only two
games a week, a player is less
psychologically ready for each
game. I had been accustomed to
playing three to four games a
week. Consequently, I was always
thinking hockey and was up for
each game. Now I must make a
conscious effort to prepare for
each game."
WCHA officiating, in particular.

draws an unfavorable response
from Hansen. He feels that re-
strictions on checking and scrap-
ping tend to frustrate players. As
a result, many players flagrantly
use their sticks to deter their op-
ponents and often are not penal-
ized. Lars notes, "In a fist fight
players seldom, if ever get hurt.
Swinging and jabbing with a stick,
however, can easily maim some-
After graduation, Lars plans to
remain associated with hockey,
"at least for a while." He would
like to play pro but is also de-
termined to earn a master's degree
in Physical Education.
A B student, Hansen is especial-
ly appreciative for his college ed-
ucation. He comments, "Michigan
has afforded me a fine educational
experience. This was the ,major
reason I came here, and I have no
Without a doubt, Michigan has
no regrets either.

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