THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, FEBRUAR'Y' 26, 1967
PAGE SIX TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY Z6, 1967
Wolverines' .025 Margin
Topples Hawkeye Gymnasts
By BILL LEVIS
After Michigan captain Gary
Vander Voort received an 8.55
on the parallel bars, gymnastics
Coach Newt Loken bowed his
head and muttered to himself,
"Well, there goes the meet."
The meet was yesterday's clash
with front-running Iowa, but how
wrong Loker was about the out-
In the closest meet of this or
any other season in Michigan's
20 year gymnastics history, the
Wolverines narrowly defeated the
previously undefeated Hawkeyes by
one-fortieth, that's right, one-for-
tieth of a point, 188.55 to 188.525.
Ohio State's cellar-ridden Buck-
eyes also made the trip to Ann
Arbor but their performance left
much to be desired as they were
soundly drubbed by Michigan
188.55-152.975. The Buckeyer had
met Iowa earlier this year and
were similarlyihumbled by the
Tied for Lead
Michigan's double victory leaves
them with a 6-1 mark in the dou-
ble meet season and throws them
into a tie with Iowa for the top
spot in the Big Ten going into the
championships, this Thursday
through Saturday in Iowa City.
Yesterday's meet, witnessed by
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the largest crowd in Michigan
history, was undecidea until Iowa
had finished their routine in the
final event, the rings. Going into
that event, the Wolverines led the
Hawkeyes by .075 and Loken had
earlier said that Iowa's ringmen
were stronger than his own boys.
The Hawks had to score only one-
tenth of point higher in their ring
total to win the meet. They just
missed, recording 27.55 to Michi-
gan's 27.50 giving the Wolverines
Loken had much praise for his
ringmen, Dick Kenney, Cliff Chil-
vers and Vander Voort who net-
ted 9.2, 9.2, and 9.1, respectively.
"I was really proud of the boys.
They came through when they
Not Enough Muscle
Iowan Dan Hatch and Terry Si-
orek came through with their us-
ual nine-plus routines on the rings
but Bob Dickson just couldn't mus-
cle up enough to give the Hawk-
eyes the victory.
The Wolverines started out
strong in the meet sweeping the
vaulting and floor exercise as sen-
ior twins Chip and Phip Fuller
took first and second, respective-
ly, in the vault and opposite places
in the free ex. Phip received spe-
cial cheers from the overflow
crowd for his free ex perform-
ance of 9.4 that solidified his
claim as one of the two best in
Iowa's side horse team turned
in a magnificent performance of
28.4 to secure a temporary lead
for the Hawkeyes, but Michigan's
tramp team reagined the edge,
and the Wolverines held on
throughout the remaining events
to set up the cliniactic ending.
Ohio State was never in the
meet from the start as they were
only able to total about 22 points
per event to the two front run-
ners' 27 point average.
Loken expressed concern over
the several mediocre routines but
noted that they should be re-
paired by next week. "It's going
to be an uphill battle in Iowa City
but I think we'll make it."
The whole Wolverine squad was
elated by the victory. Cliff Chil-
vers parents had to take a picture
of him with Loken. Phip Fuller,
bubbling over, explained how the
crowd helped boost the team along
with the pep band. It was like New
Year's Eve. When the final score
was announced over the PA sys-
tem the crowd went wild starting
a celebration that is usually lim-
ited for football or basketball
championships. The victory was
just that important.
VAULTING-1. C. Fuller (M) 9. 2.
P. Fuller (M) 9.05. 3. Dickson (I)
8.975. 4. Rodney (M) 8.95.
FLOOR EXERCISE-. P. Fuller
(M) 9.4. 2. C. Fuller (M) 9.2. 3.
Oni (I) 9.0. 4. Jacobs (M) 8.95.
SIDE HORSE-1. McCanless (I)
9.65. 2. Slotten (1) 9.5. 3. Gordon
(1) 9.25. 4. Vanden Broek (M) 8.9.
TRAMPOLINE-1. Jacobs (M) 9.65.
2. Miller (M) 9.0. 3. Conant (M)
3.9 4. Zadel (M) 8.85.
HIGH BAR-1. Schmitt (I) 9.55.
2. (tie) Sasich (MI) and Dickson (I)
9.2. 4. Vanden Broek (M) 9.0.
PARALLEL BARS-1. Richards (M)
9.15. 2. (tie) Heller (1) and Dickson
(1) 9.1. 4. Rodney (M) 8.75.
RINGS--. Hatch'(I) 9.4. 2. Siorek
(I) 9.25. 3. (tie) Kenney (M) and
Chilvers (M) 9.2.
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By CLARK NORTON
Acting Sports Editor
"To every thing there is a
season, and a time to every pur-
pose under the heaven. A time
to be born, a time to die . ..
A time to pin, a time to be
For Dave Porter and Jeff
Richardson there would be no al-
ternatives. The lines were written,
the stage was set, the directors
waving the actors about frantical-
ly. When the production was over,
there were no curtain calls.
Rather the house fell in.
For even with the storybook fin-
ish and the skillful foreshadow-
ing of the plot by rags-to-riches
hero Pete Cornell, nobody was
There were over 4500 people
crammed into Yost Field House
yesterday afternoon, an unofficial
Big Ten attendance record for
wrestling. After Porter had pin-
ned Richardson in 3:30 of their
heavyweight encounter, and Mich-
igan had oozed out a 16-14 heart-
stopper over Michigan State, over
4500 people crammed onto the mtt
with the big blue 'M' in the middle
and cari'ied off Coach Cliff Keen,
Porter, and his teammates.
The human inundation was
spontaneous. As Porter had strain-
ed to press Richardson's right
shoulder to the cushion, the em-
pathic crowd leaned to the left,
grunted as they tightened their
stomachs, bellowed "Pin, Pin!,"
and, when it was over, leaped in a
single motion center stage. If it
had taken much longer Yost
might have turned into a mass
The Spartans had been number
one in the country, as ranked by
Amateur Wrestling News. The
Wolverines had been sixth. Both
squads had been undefeated this
season. The match had rightfully
been regarded as a toss-up.
But when 177-pound Michigan
sophomore Pete Cornell assumed
his station against defending con-
ference champion Mike Bradley,
"We thought maybe we had shot
our chances," Keen recalled. The
score at that point was 14-8, and
the Spartans had captured four
out of seven matches and gained
a tie in another.
After a scoreless first period in
which each of the combatants
carefully avoided each other's
clutches, Bradley gained one point
for an escape in the second stanza.
But Cornell tied the contest early
in the third period with an escape,
and captured the decisive points
on a takedown. Bradley managed
one more point for an escape, but
Cornell avoided the Spartan's fu-
tile attempts to grab his legs and
123 lbs.-Fehrs (M) dec. Bissell,
130 lbs.-Behm (MSU) dec. Henson,
137 lbs. - Anderson (MSU) dec.
145 lbs.-Merical (M) and Sina-
dinos (MSU), drew, 1-1.
152 lbs.-arr (MSU) dec. Steh-
160 lbs.-Kamman (M) dec. Ott,
167 lbs.-Radman (MSU) dec. Wa-
177 lbs.-Cornell () dec. Brad-
Hwt.-Porter (M) pinned Richard-
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haul him down in the final min-
ute, to take a 3-2 decision.
"Cornell was the real her ,"
assistant coach Rick Bay exclaim-
ed with a" hoarse throat. "He got
him with the double leg drive
takedown that he's been trying all
year, but hasn't believed in him-j
self enough till now to follow
through on it. Cornell has great
speed and strength and may have
found himself today."
Not an Ara
But with the tally 14-11 Porter
still had to execute a pin on Rich-
ardson, once a Big Ten champ
himself, for a victory. A decision,
worth three points, would have
but tied the match and branded'
the Wolverine 240-pounder as the
Ara Parseghian of the grappling
"I wasn't really that nervous
about it," the NCAA heavyweight
champion explained while untap-
ing his knee in the locker room.
"But I figured he'd run away and
try to stall. Instead I got a chance'
to pin him with the same hold I
got him with in the Big Ten cham-
pionships last year, a half-nelson
and a cradle. At first I tried an
over and under but he was just
too wide." Porter lead 7-1 in points'
at the time.
Bob Fehrs had helped cut the
tension of the opening moments
of the meet by steadily outma-
neuvering Spartan 123-pounder
Gary Bissell, 6-1. The Wolverine
captain picked up his first two
points in the second period, by
sliding under Bissell's legs for a
reversal, and commanded the con-
test the rest of the way.
But in the next four matches no
Wolverine was able to equal Fehrs'
efforts. Geoff Henson, Gordie
Weeks, and Fred Stehman all were
outpointed by their Spartan ad-
versaries, and Burt Merical could
do no better than a one-to-one
Kutschinski Paces Track Win
Jim Kamman brought Michigen
within three points oneagain,
whitewashing his opponent 6-0,
but 107-pound Bill Waterman was
smothered by Michigan State's
Ron Ott, 14-5.
Waterman's defeat, however,
proved a Pyrrhic victory for the
visitors from East Lansing. Water-
man wavered on the brink of being
pinned for almost a minute, his
shoulder seemingly but millimeters
away from the mat and the match
but millimeters away from being
clinched by the Spartans.
"But Waterman came up with a
tremendous effort to avoid the
pin," Bay praised, "and gave Cor-
nell and Porter the chance to
"I've never seen a meet like
this one before," Keen gasped
amid congratulatory back-pats.
Nor aparently had most of the
fans, who might have been mis-
taken for high school kids upon
witnessing a basketball state
Jeff Richardson was seen crying
in the visiting locker room after
"A time to get and a time to
lose . . . a time to laugh and a
time to weep . . ."
Next week the Wolverines will
have to do it all over again in the
conference tourney, to capture the
Big Ten title.
But there is time for that. Yes-
terday Michigan's wrestlers found
a time for winning, and for that
there is a season.
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WED., MARCH 1
6:00 P.M.-Opening Reception and Banquet:
Speaker: Jack H. Vaughn, Director,
The Peace Corps
(Michigan Union Ballroom)
THURS., MARCH 2
10:00 a.m.-TOPIC SESSION:
The Right of Free Expression
Arthur Miller, playwright
Mike Wallace; TV commentator
Arnold Gingrich, Publisher, Esquire
(Rackham Lecture Hall)
2:00 P.M.-TOPIC SESSION:
The Political Picture Today
Senator Philip A. Hart
Congressman Gerald R. Ford
6:00 P.M.-All Sports Banquet
Honoring Michigan Athletic Greats
STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF
DRDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE EVENTS OF
THE UNIVERSITY SESQUICENTENNIAL
FRI., MARCH 3
By BOB McFARLAND
Acting Executive Sports Editor
Ron Kutschinski is an athlete
who knows what he wants ... and
he gets what he wants.
The Wolverine cinderman de-
cided before yesterday's triangular
meet with Indiana and North-
j western that he, would make an
assault on the varsity and field
house record in the 880-yard run,
and found both marks ready vic-
tims, as he breezed to victory in
the excellent time of 1:51.5.
The win added five points to
the lopsided Wolverine win mar-
gin, Michigan garnering 94 mark-
ers to Indiana's 52% and the
Snapping the tape some 50
yards ahead of his nearest op-
ponent, Ralph Schultz of North-
western, Kutschinski found that
his only competition in the meet's
' featured race was Father Time.
And the bearded man's sickle cer-
tainly didn't cut down the Mich-
igan sophomore. Head coach Don
Canham barked off the time to
Kutschinski at the end of each
F lap, and as he said after his per-
formance, "When I heard my 660
time, I knew I had it."
The two former records, 1:52.8
for Yost and 1:52.4 for the varsity,
were both set by Pete Gray in
One of Best
Speaking of his star runner,
Canham said, "He's- got every-
thing. Great s p e e d, terrific
strength, and a hell of a mental
attitude. When he's out there on
the track, he doesn't worry about
anything or anybody. Ron's going
to win his share.
"He has a very efficient way of
running," C a n h a m continued.
"He's very relaxed out there. Why,
he was more relaxed on the last
lap today than he was on the third
one," the coach added.
Words of praise for Kutschinski
came from one more quarter. An-
nouncer Don McEwen, who ex-
Belled for the Wolverine thinclads
in 1952 and held the Anerican
record in the two-mile run for a
time, had this to say about him: time, but he wasn't pushed. Sec-
"You classify track athletes as ond place belonged to another
good or great. Kutschinski's one Wolverine, Taimo Leps.
of the great ones. He is going. to Returning from a two-week lay-
be one of the world's best." off due to a leg injury, sopho-
Ill Winners more George Hoey added mnother
Bronchitis hampered other Mich- first to the Wolverine ledger,
igan performances, although the streaking to a :06.4 finish. Carl
Wolverine cindermen still man- W a r d finished second behind
aged to grab 11 first places against The field events added more
their conference foes in the final Hoey.
tune-up before the Big Ten Cham- markers to the Wolverines' field
pionship ' next week at Madison, day, with Michigan thinclads tak-
Wis. ing victories in all four events.
Sophomore John Reynolds, a Hunt Jumps High
half miler, withdrew from compe- In the high Jump, Michigan
tition completely because of chest placed three among the top four,
congestion. Michigan miler Tom ahramngicato ow,
Kearney was also bothered by ill- giving a good indication of what
Kernes wastalso botheged bypill-to expect in the Big Ten meet
ness, but he- managed to pick up next week. Rick Hunt cleared the
a first place with a 4:16.5 perfor- bar at 6'8", a feat that was match-
mance, edging out Wildcat Schultz ed b ,his sophomore teammate
by :00.1 at the wire. Gary Knickerbocker. Hunt was
Alex McDonald and Bob Ger- awarded first place on fewer miss-
ometta also were not in the best es, however. Another Wolverine
of health, but still earned firsts sophomore, Clarence Martin, con-
in the 600-yard run and 440-yard tinued his string of good showings
d a s h, respectively. Gerometta's with a leap of 6'4 for fourth
time was :50.4, while McDonaldwiaeaof
turned in a respectable 1:12.5 place
clocking. Michigan captain Jack Harvey
Coffin Tops Leps heaved the shot 56'%" to earn
Winning easily in the 1000-yard another triumph. Steve Leucht-
run, Michigan's Ken Coffin ran man garnered the third spot for
the distance in 2:14.9. Coffin, who the Wolverines, and Bob Thomas
placed second in the Big Ten In- placed fourth.
doors last season over the same A good day for Michigan. A
length, wasn't pleased with his great day for Kutschinski.
ONE MILE RUN-1. Kearney (M).
"2. Schultz (NW). 3. Gibbons (I).
440-YD. DASH-1. Gerometta (M).
2. Kirschner (I). 3. Hoffman (NW).
65-YD. HIGH HURDLES - 1.
White (1). 2. Midlam (I). 3. Gra-
ham (M). Time-:08.0.
LONG JUMP-1. Flowers (M). 2.
Colton (M). 3. Bolle (M). Height-
iOO-YD. RUN-1. Coffin (M). 2.
Leps (M). 3. Humphrey (I). Time
SHOT PUT-1. Harvey (M). 2. Ar-
buckle (1). 3. Leuchtman (M). Dis-
POLE VAULT-1. Kilpelainen (M).
2. Macomber (NW). 3. McPhearson
HIGH JUMP-1. Hunt (M). 2.
Knickerbocker (M). 3. Swift (I).
10:00 A.M.-TOPIC SESSION:
American Enterprise-What Lies Ahead
Lynn Townsend, Chairman, Chrysler Corp.
Donald C. Cook, President, American
H. Bruce Palmer, President,
National Industrial Conf. Board
(Rackham Lecture Hall)
10:00 A.M.-TOPIC SESSION:
The Law and Public Order
Richard A. Wasserstrom,
Dean,. Tuskegee Institute
Judge John R. Brown, U.S. Court
of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Hobart Taylor,'Director, Export-Import
Bank of Washington
2:30 P.M.-TOPIC DISCUSSION
Michigan in Orbit-A Discussion of the
Future of the Apollo Space Program
Joseph F. Shea, Manager Apollo
General Edward H. White, Sr.,
father of late Astronaut White
6:00 P.M.-Awards Banquet
Honoring recipients of the
600-YD. RUN-1. McDonald (M). 2.
Crask (I). 3. Morales (M). Time-
60-YD. DASH - 1. Hoey (M). 2.
Ward (M). 3. Keenan (I). Time -
300-YD. DASH-. Dilling (I). 2.
Cooper (M). S. Hoffman (NW). Time
880-YD. RUN--1. Kutchinski (M).
2. Schultz (NW). 3. Russell (I). Time
-1:51.5, (new varsity and Yost Field
TWO-MILE RUN-, Kennedy (I).
2. Edmondson (NW). 3. Bishop (M).
65-YD. LOW IURDLES-1. White
(I). 2. Graham (M). 3. Midlam
ONE MILE RELAY-1. Michigan
(Bracht, Coffin, Morales, Leps). 2.
Indiana. 3. Northwestern. Time-
FINAL SCORE: Michigan 94; In-
diana 52Y2, Northwestern 19Y.
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