THE MICHIGAN DAILY
PAG!SIXT~lEMICIGA DAIY JNUAR 8.196
Special to the Daily
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Michi-
gan's wrestlers captured a 20-9
decision as they faced Indiana in
their first dual meet of the season
yesterday. The Wolverines com-
bined five decisions and one pin
to topple their initial opponents.
Although the grapplers fell be-
hind in the early matches, succes-
sive decisions posted by Burt Meri-
cal, Fred Stehman, and Jim Kam-
man turned the tide in favor of
the Blue, and the 'matmen pro-
ceeded to a relatively easy vic-
After Bob Fehrs opened the
match for the Wolverines with a
7-3 decision over Jim Binkley in
the 123-pound division, Indiana
rebounded to take the next two
Tim McCall, whom Michigan as-
sistant wrestling coach Rick Bay
describes as "probably the tough-
est Indiana boy," managed a 4-2
decision over sophomore Geoff
Hensen, who was seeing his first
varsity dual meet action. Henson
led the 130-pound battle going in
to the second period, 2-0, but re-
linquished two points to McCall in
both the second and third periods
to drop the match.
Indiana's Larry Lentz put the
Hoosiers ahead by taking Gordon
Weeks down three times, capturing
the 137-pound clash 9-3.
But after 145-pounder Merical
tied the score at 6-6 by decisioning
Dave Mudd of the Hoosiers 6-2 on
a reversal, Fred Stehman white-
washed 152-pound twin brother
Dan Mudd 10-0, dominating the
match throughout, and put Michi-
gan in front to stay. Kamman
added another three points b yout-
123 lbs.-Fehrs (M) dec. Binkley,
130 lbs.-McCall (I) dec. Henson,
137 lbs.-Lentz (I) dec. Weeks, 9-3.
145 bs.-Merical (M) dec. Dave
152 lbs.-Stehman '(M) dec. Dan
160 lbs.-Kamman (M) dec. Deni-
167 lbs. -- Blankenship (I) dec.
177 lbs.-Cornell (M) dec. Thomp-
Hvywt.-Porter (M) pinned Wert-
Mediocre Performance Bars
Parallel with '66 Champs
By DAN OKRENT
least first in all other events ex-
cept parallel bars.
Coach Newt Loken's gymnasts Wrong Spelling
set out in stops and starts yes- Missing from the dull contest
terday on what perennial optimistwere the sparkling performances
Loken dubs his "7 in '67" season, that have spelled "champ ion ihip"
snowing under a disappointing In- so many times before in Ann
diana team, 184.8-177.5. yAtbor.
The major drawback to both For each high point during the
the meet and Loken's rosy pre-, meet-notably sophomore sens-
dictions, however, is that the six- ation Dave Jacobs' near-perfect
time Big Ten champion Michigan 9.65 mark on the trampoline and
squad was hardly thrilling in its senior Phip Fuller's 9.45 hi floor
own right. exercise-there was more than one
No, there was no trouble for the disappointment.
maneuvering 160 pound veteran
Gene Denisar, 7-2.
Indiana's T o m Blankenship
brought his mates within three
points by conquering Wayne Han-
sen in the 167-pound division 5-2,
as Hansen, was penalized two
points, one for walking out of the
ring and one for stalling. But 177-
pound sophomore Pete Cornell,
also seeing his first duel meet
action for the Wolverines, put the
match out of reach by leading op-
ponent Andy Thompson all the
way in taking a 9-6 victory.
With only the final score in
doubt, Dave Porter put the icing
on the cake by gaining the only
pin of the day on heavyweight
challenger Chuck Wertshnig. The
reigning NCAA champion required
only 50 seconds in the first per-
iod to acquaint his 300-pound op-
ponent with the mat.
Porter quickly took the Hoosier
giant down and threw him on his
back but was almost a victim of
the same maneuver seconds later
by his opponent before he man-
aged the pin. "It looked like a
teeter-totter for awhile," Bay
laughed, "but Dave was leading
in points 5-0 when the match
Bay was not entirely pleased by
the performance. "While this was
an adequate showing for our first
dual meet of the season," he ex-
plained, "there definitely has to
be some general improvement on
the whole team if we are to battle
for the Big Ten title. Some of the
boys looked pretty good, but others
found they have a ways to go be-,
fore they can handle stiffer com-
Michigan team; it wasn't thatj
they were nearly upset. The lack-I
luster, often-boring match was
never within the Hoosiers' reach,
as the Wolverines started out with
first and second places in the ini-
tial event, vaulting, and took at
Defending Big Ten, NCAA and
World champion bouncer Wayne
Miller, fresh from placing five-
hundredths of a point ahead of
Jacobs in winning the World qual-
ifying meet in Sarasota, Florida,
over Christmas vacation, turned
..s4 Indiana Nips
Special To The Daily
MINNEAPOLIS - Coach Gus
Stager's nearly junior-less swvim
squad made serious inroads into
the dominance of Indiana by fin-
ishing a close second to the
Hoosiers yesterday at the Big Ten
Although Indiana's strong point
has traditionally been relays, the
Wolverines managed to gather
112% points compared to the
Hoosiers' 125. Ohio State. Mich-
BILL GROFT igan State, Minnesota and Wis-
consin trailed in that order.
SMichigan teams also set two
in a shocking 8.55 immediately rcords toadd to sei im-
folowig Jcob' sellr sowig.meet records to add to their im-
following Jacobs'stellar showingr pressive display. The 300-yard
Missing the center of the iram- btefysjadmd po o
poline continually, thus violatingbMleL es Bisbee, d Olym
a requisite for an outstanding p r plan Carl Robie was timed in
formance, Miller had to halt his 2:39 3, breaking the old record of
routine entirely when he came 2:39.9. In addition, the 400-yard
perilously close to the edge oi the medley relay team-comprised of
mat. Russ Kingery, Paul Scherer, Tom
Opening Meet Cramps O'Malley. and Bill Groft - came
Another disappointment was through in 3:38.3 to top the old
Captain Garry Vander Voort, mark of 3:38.5.
Loken's usually excellent All- Wolverine Fortes
Around performer. Vander Voort,: Other Wolverine victories came
who finished second for tne Big in the 300-yard breaststroke relay.
Ten all-around title last spring, in which Dave Cushing, one of
was out of condition by his own only two junior swimmers on the
admission. Entering only four of team, was followed by Paul Scher-
his normally six events, Vander er and John Robertson, and in
Voort chastised himself after a the 200-yard medley where the
dismal 8.4 score on the rings for
having pursued an over-the-vaca-.::"<:::::::.::"::.....
tion diet too vigorously. 400-YD. FREESTYLE RELAY - 1.
Indiana; 2. Michigan; 3. Ohio State.
Loken himself didn't seem dis- 300-YD. BACKSTROKE RELAY-I.
gruntled, however. The former na- Indiana; 2. Michigan State. 3. Mich-
tional champion who played his i Y BUTTERFLY RELAY - 1
colege gymnastics over 20 years Michigan; 2. Wisconsin; 3. Iowa
ago at the University of Minne- state.
sota semedconent o pintout 300-YD. BREASTSTROKE RELAY
sota, seemed content to point out -1. Michigan; 2. Indiana; 3. Min-
the lack of challenge presented nesota.
by an Indiana squad that isn't DIVING RELAY-1. Indiana; 2.
considered a serious threat to the Michigan; 3. Ohio State.
200-YD. FREESTYLE RELAY -- 1.
Big Ten crown plus the normal .Indiana; 2. Ohio State; 3. Michigan.
early-season mistakes. 2000-YD. FREESTYLE RELAY-i.
Michigan State; 2. Indiana; 3. Mich-
Sophomore Jitters igan.
Lokn aso ote th hih nm- 200-YD. MEDLEY RELAY - 1.
Loken also noted the high num- Michigan; 2. Indiana; 3. Ohio State.
ber of sophomores competing for 300-YD. INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY -
Michigan for the first time in an 1. Indiana; 2. Iowa State; 3. Iowa.
800-YD. FREESTYLE RELAY 1.
INTERNATIONALLY-REGARDED DAVE JACOBS of Michigan
flies above the trampoline as he tenses for his next somersault.
Jacobs, only a sophomore, graded out at a near-perfect 9.65 in
yesterday's victory over Indiana.
presents a FREE
Sunday, Jan. 8... 8 P.M.
North Campus Commons
Featuring U of M Jazz Quartet
HOUSTON (P--Johnny Keane,
the gentlemanly little manager
who suffered through one of base-
ball's most tragic success stories
in reverse, is dead.
A massive heart attack at his
home here late Friday night claim-
ed the mild, cigar-chomping per-
fectionist who won the world
championship with the St. Louis
Cardinals in 1964, only to be fired
18 months later by the New York
Yankees w h e n the American
League club plunged to the cellar.
When death came to him sud-
denly, he held the obscure position
of special scout with the Califor-
official meet as a detriment. Par-
ticularly pleasing, however, among'
this bumper crop of greenhorns
was ring man Rich Kenney, whose
9.2 performance nabbed a first
place in the event so ably staffed
by the now-graduated Ytich Blan-
ton last year.
True, it is not yet time for
eulogizing; Loken and his troops
are too well-stocked in both play-
ing and coaching ability to be
counted out of anything yet. Still,
it must be remembered that the
goose can stop laying eggs of gold,
and easily change to the more con-
VAULTING-C. Fuller (M), 8.975;
P. Fuller (M), 8.925; Sutlin and
Wells (I), 8.457; Vander Voort (1M),
FLOOR EXERCISE-P. Fuller (M),
9.45; C. Fuller (M), 9.25; Miller (M),
9.05; Kiviand (I), 8.75; Sutlin (I),
SIDE HORSE-Baessler (M), 9.15;
Hunt (I), 8.8; Vanden Brock (M),
8.45;Keiler (1), 7.9; Kivland (1), 7.5.
TRAMPOLINE-Jacobs (M), 9.05;
Conant (M), 9.0; Zadel (M), 8.85;
Collins (1), 8.4; McDonald (1), 8.25.
HIGH BAR-Vander . Voort and
Vanden Broek (M), 9.0; Sutlin (I),
8.95; Kivland (1), 8.5; Wiser (I), 8.4.
PARALLEL BARS-Keiler (1), 9.1;
Kixland (I), 8.9; Rodney (M), 8.75;
Richards and Vander Voort (M), 8.7.
RINGS-Kenney (M), 9.2; Wiser
(I), 9.15; Graf (I), 9.0; Keller (I),
8.8; Stone, Chilvers and Vander
Voort (MW), .8.4
Indiana; 2. Michigan State; 3. Mich-
400-YD. MEDLEY RELAY - 1.
Michigan; 2. Indiana; 3. Ohio State.
same squad that set the record in
the 400-yard medley - Kingery,
Scherer, O'Malley and Groft-tri-
The four Michigan wins were
topped only by Indiana, which
had six victories on the 11-event
card. In fact, only Michigan
State's win in the 2000-yard free-
style relay was able to prevent
a complete Indiana - Michigan
Altogether, the Wolverines were
able to place in all but one event,
the 200-yard individual medley.
In this facet they matched the
performance of Indiana, which
did not finish in the top three
in the 200-yard butterfly relay.
According to Coach Stager, the
public address system caused al-
most as much anxiety as the op-
position, by being so incoherent
that winning times could not be
heard immediately. It was there-
fore difficult to keep pace with
the team standing.
Michigan, which finished second
in the Big Ten last season, now
heads into conference play.
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