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M' Gymnasts Encounter OSU

John Hamilton, Fred Sanders
Isn't tradition wonderful? and world titlist Gary Erwin, the
Like our age-old. inheritances of 'trio that captured an unprecedent
motherhood, apple pie, democracy one-two-three in the NCAA trani-
and the near-supremacy of Mich- poline finals, are gone with their,
igan gymnastics. diplomas. National floor exercise
The last time gymnastics coach champ Mike Henderson and all-
Newt Loken's ;pride and joy re- around performer Alex FrecskaE
linquished the Big Ten crown was have also departed.
at the turn or tne decade in 1960. Three returning .seniors headed
The Wolverine gymnasts have by team captain Ned Duke are
taken five consecutive conference still around, however. Duke is the
titles and one NCAA team chain- Wolverine ring performer and a
pionship in the succeeding time fine steady competitor in the all-
span and are shooting for "six around event. John Cashman has
in '66." been a consistent standout 'on the
Draft Dodgers high bar and Rich Blanton stars
And from advance indications, on the rings and parallel bars.
Michigan's musclemen have an Blanton picked up a pair of
even chance, along with academic i fourths in two holiday meets at
deferments, of retaining its spot Ft. Lauderdale over Christmas
in the hearts of fans who love vacation.
winners. Junior Gems
Michigan begins defending its In the junior lineup are Gary
Big Ten trophy dominion in a VanderVoort, all-around; Cliff
dual meet Saturday at Ohio State Chilvers, rings, high bar and
--where the Wolverines have a vaulting; Dick Stone, rings; Phil
19-year-old tradition of winning, and Chip Fuller, floor exercise
The meet starts at 3 p.m. for any- twins; Ken Williams, parallel
one interested in dropping by bars; Chris VanderBroek, high
after the basketball game. bar and sidehorse; Art Baessler,
Loken' has lost five lettermen sidehorse; and Dave Brod, vault-
through graduation, but still ing.
plans on taking a full 18-man "I can't single out any of the
squad of talent to Columbus. team members as outstanding
yet," offered Loken.. "But I expect
eveiyone to be in excellent con-
dition and eager to go in the
OSU meet."
Along with his hard corps of
seniors and juniors, Loken will
have sophomores Wayne Miller,
Steve Davis, Vic Conant and
Keith Cooley on the trampoline.
Defending Champ
Miller is reigning NAAU chain-
pion, while Conant and Davis are

state champions. Cooley is a pro-
duct of one of Loken's freshman
gym classes from last year who
progressed remarkably in a year,
Other members of the soph
contingent are Larry Quinn, Dave
Cazzie at Home
Tickets remain on sale for
next Monday's basketball game
against Indiana. The game will
be played in palatial Yost Field
House and begins at 8 p.m.
The Wolverines have not lost
a Big Ten home game in over
a year. Ticket office hours are
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is
located in the Athletic De-
partment building, Hoover and
Geddes, and Larry Metnick on the
sidehorse; Mike Husted and Clar-
ence Eagle, rings; Sott Paris, high
bar; Craig Kuper, parallel bars;
and Joe Vecchio, floor exercise.
"Our toughest opposition this
year will come from Iowa, Illinois
and Michigan State," cited Loken.
"A defending champion always
has a tough time repeating."
But that's a matter of opinion.

Michigan's hockey team, just a
few steps behind Ursula Andress,
travelled by air to blustery Min-
nesota yesterday looking for their
seventh and eighth victims of the
The Wolverines don't plan to
use any special weapons, such as
guns under their jerseys, but they
did hold a solid practice yesterday
in hopes of playing the type of
hockey they are capable of play-
The only difference appears to
be that the Gophers know Mich-
igan is coming as they were warn-
ed by the Big Ten and WCHA
computers. The Golden Gophers
have proved they are no easy
mark this season as they have




bucci. and Chuck Norby has been ' goals per game while allowing
doing the job all year. opponents a little over 3.7.
"John Lothrop is one of the' In holiday hockey action the
Gophers won the St. Paul hockey
best goaltenders in the league. If classic, defeating Colgate and
we play with the same determina- WCHA opponent North Dakota.
tion that we showed up against Mariucci was particularly pleased
North Dakota and UMD, we'll be with his team's effort against the'
alrg. ND Sioux.
all right."

Six Goals
Co-captain Woog was third in
the conference in scoring last
year and is a three year veteran
of WCHA play. As a soph he tal-
lied 24 points and a junior he hit
for 27. Thus far in Minnesota's
nine games he had 10 points on
six goals and four assists.
Gary Hokanson, last year's big
gun, left school this fall and his

Prep One
Yard front



burrowed their way to four loss (which parallels that of SACRAMENTO, Calif. eA~'
straight "kills." fMichigan's Tom Polonic) has been Things are looking up for basket-
Crucial Losses a factor in Minnesota's often spo- ball player John Bruce Lee -
radic offense. even though John has to look
The series il expected to be an- In WOHA la galie Lothro farther up than most.
other in the long series of ta-C Lo goali p
ditionally rough, hard-fought con- has not been as effective as he At '-feet-i-inch, he's the small-
tests. The Gophers hold a 78-70 was built up to be by the pre- est player ever to perform for the
edge and they padded that last season "experts." Lothrop, the Sacramento High School varsity.
year as they beat the Maize and other co-captain, has allowed an In Sacramento's last game,
Blue three out of four times. The average of 3.5 goals per game in John scored his first two points
last two defeats were crucial ones conference play and 3.22 gpg for with a 15-foot jump shot and the
for Michigan as they kept the all games this season. crowd went wild.
Wolverines out of the WCHA Frank Zywiec and Jim Branch "But I never said a word to
playoffs and gave MSU the fourth are the top two defensemen and him. And he made the team legit-
playoff slot instead. imately," says the coach. The
Now Michigan returns to the MICHIGAN HOCKEY CAPTAIN Mel Wakabayashi is pictured bohaeetren
with icer coach Al Renfrew. Renfrew, Wakabayashi and company Wingman Gambucci who is team has yet to win a game.
scene of those crushing defeats- wskating on the second line has
Williams Arena-the largest col- embark on WCHA and Big Ten conference trails this weekend been the most pleasant sophomore
lege hockey stadium in the cotmn- with a pair of games at Minnesota. surprise to Mariucci this year.
try (it seats 8000) with hopes of -- -Gambucci, a forward, is presently
improving t h e i r 1-1 WCHA fered a pulled groin muscle in the year's starter, Greg Page, was leading the team in scoring by
standard. Boston Holiday tourney and a felled by the flu before the plane one point. The other wing on the S_
Minnesota and Michigan are d ft De but he left Woog line is Chuck Norby, another
two of the three teams (the third bruisedfootinDenver,_.Chelkst.u soph who is tied with Woog for
is Michigan State) who partici- appears to have recovered and is Coach Speaks Out the second spot in the team scor-
pate in both the WCHA and Big expected to be at full strength to- Gopher Coach John Mariucci ing race. Lorne Grosso, who cen- Amherst 91, Brandeis 68
Ten conferences. As a result, this night and tomorrow night. Wak- saw his club drop a pair of tight ters that line, is fourth in team Tulsa 84, Louisvile 79
two game series will count toward abayashi was the only Wolverine games to Michigan Tech early in scoring, so when that line is on New York Univ. 104, W. Virginia 91
both standings as well as "the to make the All-Tournament team December by scores of 4-3 and 4-2 the ice the Maize and Blue are Providence 87, Massachusetts 73
peace pipe," an award to the win- in Boston, and it was the second but.thh heco going to have to be on their toes Dickinson 97, Franklin & Marshall 92
ner of the most games betweensbut since then the traditionally Bradley 91, Wichita 86
the two schools. slow-starting Gophers have come ..e. Wheaton 60, Lake Forest 47
th hols. i that way. - a long way. They now stand 5-4 Paradise n Minneapois Oklahoma City 105, Loyola (New Or-
Michigan heads into the series Sophomore goalie Harold Her- overall and 2-3 in WCHA action. The other pair of defensehien leans) 86
with a 6-5 overall record. The man will get the starting nod to- Mariucci, the most colorful coach the Wolverines will have to beat St. Louis 60, Drake 54
icemen have had a marked pro- night, and Coach Renfrew hopes in the league, was quoted last are Dick Paradise who has racked Cincinnati 62, North Texas 57
pensity to split a two-game series!that the defense can cut down week as saying, "We've started to up four points this year and Jack- -
thus far and Coach Al Renfrew's ome of the breakaways that hurt Jell and we should be tough to Thoemke, another sophomore, who - ---- ~
charges hope to pick up a sweep Michigan so much over the holi- handle from now on. Our line of has hit the nets for three points. ji hal
this weekend. days. Herman started all five of Doug Woog, Bruce Larsoir, and These two defensemen weight in;
Wakabayashi Bounces Back the games over Christmas vaca- Mike Crupi is coming along well at 200 and 195 defensively. I r h
Mel Wakabayashi, the team 'tion, and he was the only goalie after a real slow start SndthoIrteislstfortamsffn
captain, and leading scorer, suf- to make the trip to Boston as last line of Lorne Grosso, Gary Gam- nesota has been averaging six ----
- nno -ncing




Win Honors
On Tramp
Two o'f Michigan's most promis-
ing gymnasts won national recog-
nition over the holidays with their
performances in a meet in Florida.
Dave Jacobs and Wayne MViller
finished first and second in the
trampoline event and will now
have the honor of representing
the United States in a world
championship meet on April 29
and 30.
They will be the only two males
on the four-member squad, shar-
ing the spotlight with two gal
Miller is a first-semester sopho-
more who will be participating in
his first collegiate meet as a Wol-
verine this Saturdaynat Colum-
bus. He won the national AA~U
title last spring and went to
Europeaon the U.S.n gymnastics
team later in the summer.
Miller's hometown of Lafayette, !
La., will host the international
meet for 12 foreign countries and-
the United States.
Jacobs, who hails from Ama-
rillo, Tex., is only a freshman
with several high distinctions al-
ready to his credit. He captured
second in the AAU and also went
to Europe.
Gary Erwin who graduated
from Michigan in spring, took the
world -trampolinecrown last year.
Sailors Take
Fifth Place
In Regatta
Michigan finished in fifth place
in the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate
Regatta held over the holiday in-
terim as the University of South-
ern California won the sailing
The Wolverines scored 98 points
compared with USC's 167. USC
won 11 of 18 races in outdistanc-
ing a wide field of entries. Fin-
ishing tied for second place with
12" points each were MIT and
Talane University. The Merchant
Marine Academy had 122 points.

invites you to a light supper and discussion of
Speakers: Rev. Crusious, Church of the Good Shephard
Rev. Goede, First Unitarian Church
SUN.-Jan. 9 Supper-6 P.M.
Discussion-7 P.M.
PLACE: Unitarian Church
R IDES: North entrance Union and
Mary Markley Dorm-3:45 P.M.
Reservations appreciated--Coll Mrs. Reed, 662-5120




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