THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1967
nformal Coffee Hour
By KIM KENDALL
Winning is a state of mind.
Nothing succeeds like success. All
victory is sweet. A law degree is a
handy thing to have.
Assorted comments by Clifford
P. Keen. He coaches wrestling. Al-
so trained an Olympic mat team.
Also led his collegiate squads to
25-1 dual meet victories. Also
wrote a Navy wrestling manual.
Also developed a protective head-
gear for grapplers. Also surrend-
ered only three teams to
lower than third in his
career. Also is a member
Amateur Wrestling Hall of
And he wouldn't look
in a courtroom, either.
Vigor. Rigor. Desire. Tal
of meaty words to juggle
as possible answers to W
verine Wrestlers Are Phen
ly Successful. But to be
within the wrestler, th
evolve from the trainer.
Saturday, Feb. 1 1
Inter House Assembly will
provide skating, tobagganing,
snowman - building, skidoos,
fun & frolic. Bus service from
the Union will provide free,
warm transportation to WEST
PARK between 12:30-4:30. A
"Mixer at Markley" at 8:30
will provide a climax to the
day of events with music by
Sol Estes. Bring your skates &
sleds & join us in saluating
winter with the first Annual
a finish added to respect and intelligence year's Wolverine squad in high its "academic excellence, good fa-
42-year and patience-a winning combina- school; "Skip" Nalan, a recent cilities, prestige and high recogni-
r of the 1tion for Boy Scouts and coaches. addition to the athletic staff at tion," as Keen describes it, but an
Fame Keen, however, takes no such cred- Iowa State; All-America Mike undecided senior ultimately ar-
it for the near-perfection of his Rodrigas; Don Nichols, Sr., whose rives in Ann Arbor influenced as
too bad record. son is a sophomore member of the much by "the build up of a win-
Just Tradition present team, and Rick Bay, who ning habit which has remained a
ent. Lots "I think it's the good Michigan stayed in Ann Arbor to become strong tradition here" as by her
around tradition," he says. "It provides a Keen's assistant. more concrete assets.
1hy Wol- good climate." Nevertheless, Another Michigan letter winner The Moral Factor
instal- weather is only one factor; Keen's still sees his old coach; Jim Keen There's more to four years on
yuste modesty does not allow for a self- drops in occasionally to watch his the Wolverine mat than a maize
ey must description of the man behind the father's practices. letter, free trips, a beautiful bod
! 'plaques and honors decorating the A Wise Choice . and a bid from the Betas. "No
office of the dean of Big Ten There is a certain art to all jother sport," explains Keen, "puts
wrestling coaches. "I try to take sports-the quest for bodily per-:such a premium on a fellow's mor-
advantage of the fine young men fection in terms of precision, tim- al factor--self-confidence, poise.
who win the matches," he admits, ing, judgment and manipulation.|and a self-discipline compel him
"and a coach can only do so There are "infinite holds in wres- 'to win." And all the over-used
much." Which is much. tling. Those victories come from phrases--strict schedules, sports-
Cliff Keen didn't wrestle in high trying to select the good one, the manship, good attitude, regiment-
school-"there wasn't the interest fundamental one, the perfect one, ed training-actually begin to ap-
then"-but played football at Ok- and utilize it to defeat an oppon- ply after the BA certificate has
lahoma State, and was intercol- ent." Obviously, the Wolverines been folded and pushed behind the
legiate middleweight wrestling know how to choose. clippings and awards in some bot-
champion on the side. He came to Somehow, Michigan perpetually tom drawer.
Michigan to coach and picked up a allures the cream of theshigh! "Probably a big factor in the
law iplma n th sie. eenschool wrestling crop, transform-,
law diploma on the side. Keen gmnystehmpnsno carry-over benefits is that you
worked under Fielding H. Yost, as- ing many state champions into car-vrbnftsta o
wrked crry outdng he Ysame All-Americans and NCAA titlists, learn to withstand the vicissitudes
aching p carry out thesha. Ithus reversing a perennial spot in of life. You learn to take all the
camihieandhleand.aCliff Keen's office for the Big bumps-when you are licked you
admire him greatly and learned a Ten Wrestling Trophy. find that you have the character
lot from him. Michigan's magnetism may lie in to come back and win."
Legacy Passed On ___
When tackles and safeties and
fullbacks graduate, a signature on
the dotted line assures them a con-
tinuation of action. But the only
fate awaiting a collegiate wrestler
is that of a Cry Baby Canon or
Mr. Mass Marvel on a local tele-
vision station. "Amateur wrestling
is a sport," sighs Keen, "and pro-
fessional wrestling is show busi-
And what is the fate of wres-
tling coaches who have made the
sport their entire life for nearly
half a century, who are so involved
in athletic committee member-
ships, team practices, sports ban-
quets and the very essence of wres-
tling ideals and traditions, that
they seem to be engrossed forever?
"Well," said Keen. "I have no def-
inite plans for the future. I have
the desire to keep coaching as
long as they keep hiring me."
There's Always Law
Upon retirement, most men fly
off to Palm Beach, develop an
obsession for shuffleboard, or write
their memoirs. Five years from
now,eCliff Keen will have that
And he'll probably join a law
firm for the first time.
Whatever Yost taught Keen,
Keen passed on to over four dec-
ades of wrestlers. Not only have
contemporary results produced
Dave Porters and Bob Fehrs, but
many collegiate coaches and for-
mer champion matmen wrestled
under the Maize and Blue and
Keen: Frank Bissel, the Virginia
coach of two members of this
SPORTS NIGHT EDITOR:
Gymnasts Eager After Rest
By JON SISKIN
Clifford P. Keen
Chicago Streak Hits 12
The rest period is almost over.
Work is about to begin once again
for Michigan's gymnastic squad,
and Coach Newt Loken has his
Loken is hoping his - team can
maintain its high level of perform-
ance after a three week layoff.
The Wolverines' last dual meet
was January 20 against Western
Michigan, and the last Big Ten
contest was almost a month ago
"You never know how the boys
will react after not competing for
such a span. I've been very en-
couraged by the workouts, though,
and we ought to be ready for East-
ern Michigan tomorrow. Eastern's
capable of scoring from 175 to
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO-The Chicago Black
Hawks took a 12-point hold on theI
National Hockey League lead and
ran their unbeaten string to 12'
games yesterday, with a 5-0 victory
over the Montreal Canadiens.
The Hawks put the game out of
reach with a three-goal outburst'
in the first period. Stan Mikita,
the league's scoring leader, blasted
a 20-footer through the pads of
Montreal goalie Charlie Hodge 18
seconds after Hodge had replaced
starting netminder Gump Worsley
at the five-minute mark.
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180, so we'll have
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NEW YORK-Goalie Bernie
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game of the season, benefitted
from some hefty Boston board
checking and led the Bruins to a
2-1 National Hockey League vic-
toy over the New York Rangers
Wayne Connelly snapped a 1-1
tie late in the second period, and
Parent made the margin stand up
in the scoreless third period.
Parent kicked out 28 New York
shots as the Bruins snapped a
five-game losing streak.
* * *
TORONTO-Norm Ullman scored
three goals within three minutes,
19 seconds in the second period,
lifting the Detroit Red Wings to
a 5-2 victory over Toronto in the
National Hockey League yester-
The loss was the Maple Leafs'
10th straight and dropped them
into fifth place, one point behind
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The Wolverine coach admits
that he and the squad are pre-
paring diligently in anticipation of
the crucial test with Michigan
State on February 15. "We'll have
to be razor sharp for State; they
are one of the finest teams in the
nation as well as in the Big Ten,
and it will take a supreme effort
'to make victory possible."'
I While the Wolverines are un-
beaten as a team this season, some
of the individual performers are
deserving of special mention. As
of February 1, four members of
the Michigan squad ranked in the
top 10 nationally for their event.
Sophomore Dave Jacobs, who
looks better every time out, is
rated as the best trampolinist in
the country. Jacobs has averaged
a phenomenal 9.4 out of a possible
10 points and has consistently out-
shone Junior Wayne Miller last
year's NCAA titlist.
Miller, who won almost every
trampoline ,title last year both on
national and world level is placedj
eighth nationally with an average
performance of 9.05. He just left
the hospital yesterday after un-
dergoing treatment for both ankles
sprained last week in practice. It
is uncertain whether he will be
able to compete against MSU; if
he is not ready to go, his loss
would be a severe blow to the Wol-
Phip and Chip Fuller have also
received national rankings. Phip,
whom Loken says has an excel-
lent chance for the national cham-
pionship, is rated second in floor
exercise with an average of 9.4.
Chip averaging 9.25, is .in the
number seven spot.
Michigan State placed five gym-
nasts nationally. Illinois and Iowa,
the other strong Western Confer-
ence contender, were represented
by five and four men, respectively.
Southern Illinois, last year's NCAA
champions, led all schools with
Three Way Tie
Although the Wolverines have
been, idle for the past few weeks,
the other Big Ten schools have
been engaged in heavy competi-
tion. In last week's action of ma-
jor significance, both Michigan
State and Iowa triumphed to re-
main in a first place tie with
The Spartans had little diffi-
culty in their match with Minne-
sota, winning 178.83 to 169.93. The
Hawkeyes clobbered Ohio State
184.10 to 143.17 to stay unbeaten.
In other Big Ten action, Minne-
sota bounced back to blast Ohio
State 171.77 to 146.82.
In a 'very important meet this
weekend, Michigan State travels to
Champaign to tangle with the Il-
lini. Michigan barely squeaked past
Illinois in their meeting January
14, and Loken and his squad are
palling hard for an Illini triumph
over the Spartans.
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