SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1966
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Matmen Turn Back Spartans
By CARL RAYFORD
Last night the Michigan wrest-
lers played two ends against the
middle and barely got away with
it. Michigan controlled the two
ends and Michigan State dominat-
ed the middle.
When Coach Cliff Keen arrived,
he found that State had shifted
the first four men in their lineup
down by one weight. The sudden
switch by Michigan State coach
Grady Peninger had telling re-
sults on the first match.
Evidently, Peninger underesti-
mated Michigan's Bob Fehrs when
he scheduled Don Behm to battle
him at 123 pounds. Behm is regu-
larly a 130 pounder. Fehrs lost no
time in attacking the weakened
Michigan State wrestler. With the
score and match a close one, both
wrestlers began to fight harder.
Fehrs manipulated his adversary
into a fall at 5:48 of the match
and then, probably due to his
rapid loss of weight, Behm fainted.
Coach Peninger said his wrestler
"didn't know what had gone on.
When Behm woke up on the mat,
he asked me ,what happened. I
told him he had been pinned and
all he could say was 'Oh, no'!"
Dave Dozeman added three more
points to the team total the hard
way when he beat State's Dale
Anderson in the 130 pound cate-
gory, 12-9. The highly partisan
Spartan crowd was not about to
let Dozeman walk away easily as
they drilled his ears with noise..
In the process of winning, Doze-
man suffered a bloody nose.
Such a wild match as-Dozeman's
was difficult to match. Bill Johan-
nesen and Dale Carr, wrestling to
a 1-1 tie, didn't try. It was the
first match Michigan didn't win,
but the team score still stood a
lopsided 10-2 in favor of the Wol-
verines, and any hopes for a Mich-
igan State victory were fading
into the wind. With Cal Jenkins
following with a 4-0 victory over
Dave Campbell in the 147-pound
class all MSU aspirations were
practically swept away.
At this time in the game some-
one must have said a prayer, and
that prayer was answered. Un-
fortunately, for the Spartans the
prayer wasn't strong enough to
serve up a victory, although it
did have everyone in the arena
on pins and needles for the rest
of the meet.
Somehow-call it skill, call it
luck-the Spartans gave the game
a 180-degree turn and started their
comeback. It began when Dick
Cook, wrestling a recovered Jim
Kamman in the 157-pound cate-
gory, took the contest 6-5. After
the meet even Coach Peninger ad-
mitted "it was evident that Kam-
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By GRAYLE HOWLETT
Gymnasts Lose First
uii n61t quite rea y.ie Vic-
-V ~The Michigan icers ended a five :
tory was timed perfectly for itI> week period of frustration last
gave Michigan State the boost in nigk wen Barr acionld
morle nd onfdece hatthe anight when Barry MacDonald
morale and confidence that they rammed home a 15 foot shot to;
had lost. give the harried icemen a 1-0
Contest Tightens overtime victory over Michigan
From that initial step, the _State.
Spartans morentum built up tre- Tension was the keynote as the
mendously. The crowd became two teams battled for 60 min-
hysterical; the players became utes and 20 seconds without a
excited and Coach Keen seemed DAVE PORTER goal before MacDonald's' clinch-
hard put to control some inner nine minut s. Whoever sur.ived er. And speaking of clinchers, this
cot nttines ts.Wovr uev win allowed the Wolverines to
explosion. In a close contest this battle would win the whole w up fifth e adve t
Michigan State's George Rodman sew up fifth :lace and give them
i97meet. It was the old story of the some momentum as. they move in-
slipped by Wayne Hansen in 9-7 newcomer, Dave Porter of Michi- to the WOHA playoffs next Thurs-
fashion. The entire Wolverine gan, against the proven warrior aaysthsae tub-
squad seemed to express the same and Big Ten Champion, Jeff day nightagainstthe same stub-
feeling of "what's happening to R bharSdton. By soundly defeating oa AReans.h
us. Richardson 5-0, Porter brought1o ved A l yin g'eofp hsd h
For the first time in the contest home both the match and the the improved playing of his hock-
the score took on significance, for meet. He was the talk of the hour. eymen, was reluctant to comment
now with Michigan only ahead by State coach Peninger said "Porter on his chances in the playoffs:,
five, 13-8, the Spartan wrestlers was a horror. Jeff was surprised I just hope we can get going. We
could take the bundle by winning wighorothefwatp" skated well and now we know we
the last two matches. What had rcan beat the Spartans."
at first seemed to be a runaway 123-Pound - Fehrs (M) pinned The way the Wolverines came
victory for the Wolverines. was Behm (MSU), 5:48. out of the locker room, it was
turning into a close do-or-die 13rson )-D . quite evident that they knew they
siutin erson ( n SUl 2 d), 12-9. an()d n ut vdn ht hy nwte'stain.l7PudJhnee ') tied could beat State BEFORE the
Atethe first of the all im- Carr3(M ,-i.hannesen opening faceoff. Captain Mel Wa-
portant last two contests, Michi- 147-Pound-Jenkins (M) d, Camp- kabayashi who originated the win-
anfnmuthvdidaltl, bell (MaU), 4-0.1 ning play, emphasized this fact
ganl fans must have died a little. 157-Pound-Cook (MSU) d. Kam- after the game with a tired smile:
Mike Bradley, filling the 177- man (M), 6-5. "We knew before tonight we could
pound slot for Michigan State, 167-1ound - Radman (MSU) d. beat them; we just had to prove
was too much for Wayne Wentz Hanson (M), 9-7.bethm;wjutadoprv
177-Pound-- Bradley (MSU) d it."
nrd se Ptthe stage for the show-I
By DAN OKRENT clinching 9.35, putting the wan-
ing Maize and Blue two full points
It's hard to crush an optimist, back with only the rings left to go.
and gymnastics coach Newt Loken
is an optimist. Finishing Touches
"We lost to a very good team,!i But State was leading off, and
but I think we can bounce backif ever there was a job of "psych-
this weekend in the Big Tens., ing out," the MSU quartet of Thor,
Btiseked in the BigryGunny, Larry Goldberg, and Dave
Blessed w i t h the necessary Croft did it yesterday afternoon.
amounts of sinew and skill, the|Iron cross, inverted cross, and the
Michigan State Spartans sent bulging biceps of the gargantuan
Loken'sMichigan .squad down to Gunny psychologically, physically,
defeat by the agonizing score of and mathematically eliminated
190.45-188.35, displaying a bevy of Michigan, as the four man squad
bemuscled contortionists reminis- posted scores of 9.5, 9.25, 9.3, and
cent of the Shrine Circus. The 8.9. Still, even though needing the
loss stowinnin tree yea1 Wol impossible average of ten points
t 1per man, the Wolverines didn't
Led by national collegiate high howl at the moon. They tried to
bar and parallel bars champ Jim attack it.
Curzi, State captured five of seven With class rather than muscle,
events and at least a share of six Ned Duke, Cliff Chilvers, Gary
first places enroute to their Vander Voort, and the broken
seventh conference victory of the Blanton notched a four man aver-
season, while the Michigan team age - where only the top three
now stands at 6-1 for Big Ten count-of 9.21. Yet, even the good
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Heavyweight-Porter (M) d. Rich-
ardson (MSU), 5-0.
George Mans, a former captain
In case it hasn't registered yet,
the final score was 1-0. and Har-
old Herman picked up his first
shutout in collegiate hockey play.
State is the same team which has
scored 19 points against the Blue
in three previous meetings this
year including a seven point bar-I
rage Friday night in East Lans-
But it was quite evident that
the Spartans weren't playing
ever crossing the crease. But fate
apparently had written its mes-
sage even if it did take the Wol-
verines an extra period to prove
The second and third stanzas
were carbon copies of the first as
both teams continued to skate
hard and both goalies kept up
their incredible saves.tRenfrew,
when asked to comment on the
quality of the netminding, decided
to give the sportswriters their lead.
"The goaltending was phenomenal,
just fabulous-it's got to be the
story of the game."
By the time the overtime period
rolled around the boys were
noticeably tired, indicating the
toughness and speed of the game.
But weary or not, the extra stanza
continued to sce the same tempo
of play. The Wolverines managed
to keep most of the pressure on
Cooley and to the partisan Mich-
igan fans it seemed only a matter
of time. Their wait was rewarded
when Wakabayashi fed Baird who
drooped the puck to MacDonald-
and then, instant happiness which
sent the crowd home happy.
First Period Scoring: None, Pen-
alties: M-Brand (illegal check) 6:41.
MsU -- Brawley (roughing) 12:25.
M-Ferguson (roughing) 12:25. MSU
-Bois (tripping) 19:16.
Second Period Scoring: None.
Penalties: M-M. Marttila (interfer-
ence) 1:59. MSU-Cristofoll (inter-
Third Period Scoring: None. Pen-
alties: MSU-Brawley (interference)
6:17. MSU-Cristofoli (holding) 9:52.
M-Lucier (slashing) 9:52. MSU -
Bois (hooking) 16:20.
First Overtime Period Scoring:
M-MacDonald (Wakabayashi) 8:20.
Trailing 52.4-52 after the first
two events, Michigan rebounded
on the trampoline. With perennial
victor Wayne Miller posting a 9.5
(tied for high in the meet),. the
Wolverines grabbed the lead by a
.05 margin. But State didn't stand
With all the finesse of a Las
Vegas blackjack dealer, the State
high bar team racked up totals of
9.15, 9.4, 9.45, and 9.5, spearheaded'
by Thor, Curzi, and muscle beach
product Ed Gunny.
Gunny, a sophomore and dis-
planted Los Angeleno, released his
iron grip on the horizontal pole
while passing over, executed a
flawless flip and, in stride, grab-
bed the bar on the way down.
Time and again, the Spartan
twisters performed such showy,
intricate, judge-pleasing maneu-
vers, only to the distress of the
In the long horse vaulting com-
petition, Wolverines Chip and Phip
Fuller, along with bouncer Miller,
secured the second of 'Michigan's
two event triumphs, scoring 9.3,-
9.2, and 9.2. Then came the stori
after the calm.
It was a slip on the part of Rich
Blanton gnd amissed trick byJ
Kenny Williams, : both on the
p4xalle4 bars> ,,,t crushed , tke
slightly rising: ,ichigan t 1 d e.
While the Wolverine parallel bar
team hit, as a whole, nearly two
full points below their average,
the Spartans were led by All-
It was the smiling Slovak, much
upstaged by soph Gunny on the
high bar, that registered a meet-:
guys have to lose sometimes.
Big Ten Next
Thusly, with State holding a
one-game (two points) edge over
the Blue, with the regular season
schedule already over, the focus
falls on next week's conference
m e et in Bloomington. There,
Michigan must finish one place
ahead of the Spartans in order to
gain their sixth straight share of
the conference championships.
And, judging from yesterday's
display by Curzi, Gunny, and 'Thor
(who, incidentally, averaged over
9.0 in six events), Loken and his
charges should hope 'that they can
finish higher than first.
FLOOR EXERCISE - 1. Thor
(MSU) 9.4; .2. P. Fuller (M); 3.
Anre (MSU) and Miller (M) (tie).;
5. C. Fuller (M).
SIDE HORSE - 1. Smith (MSU)
9.25; 2. Geddes (M); 3. Thor (MSU);
4. Baessler (1M); 5. Vaden Broek
TRAMPOLINE-i. Miller (M) 9.5;
2. Cordaro (MSU) and Stroebel
(MSU) (tie); 4. Conant (M); 5.
HORIZONTAL BAR - 1. Gunny.
(MSU) 9.5; 2. Curzi (MSU); 3. Thor
(MSU); 4. Vander Voort (M); 5.
HORSE VAULT-1. C. Fuller (M)
'and Thor (MSU) 9.3 (tie); 3. P.
Fuller (M) ,and Miller '(M) (tie); 5.
PARAL oEL ;ERS-l. Curzi (MSU)
9.35; 2. Thor~ (MSU); , 3 Vander
Voort; 4. Wilson (MSU); 5. Duke
RINGS--1. Gunny (MSU) 9.5; 2.
Blanton (M); 3. Vander Voort (M)
and Croft (MSU) (tie); 5. Chilvers
(M) and Goldberg (MSU).
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of the Michigan football team, was against the same sluggish icers
named assistant Wolverine grid, last night. From the opening per-
coach yesterday by athletic direc- iod to MacDonald's winning tal-
tor H. O. Crisler. ly, the Blue skated with vigor
His selection follovs that of Don and managed to hold their poise
James who was named to a similar under the explosive offensive at-
ppsition two weeks ago. 'tack of the Spartans, which in-.
Although the two apparently cludes the conference scoring
will replace the gap created by the leader, Doug Volmar.
retirement of defensive coaches The first period included a dis-
Bob Holl . .and Don Dufek puted goal which would have al-
ieither Jamten nor Mans has bee lowed the Blue to pack up and
assigned towork with Any par- leave early if it would have count-
ticular positions. ed. Bob Baird apparently had
Mans lettered as an end in 1959- backhanded a shot past MSU goal-
60-61 while playing for Bump ie Gaye Cooley and the goal light
Elliott who recommended him for shone brightly. However, after a
the post. Mans was an assistant brief conference between the goal!
coach at Eastern Michigan last judge and the officials, the rul-
season and served at Michigan ing was that the puck had re-
Tech in 1964. bounded off the goal post without,
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