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PAGE EIGHT

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1966

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There was a fine back from Purdue
Who, after the game wanted something to do.
But she said, "Take it easy,
Your hands are too Griese!
Wipe them off on HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO U.
(Waiting for you are copies galore
at your favorite gift or book store.)

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By CLARK NORTON
Mutt and Jeff would be jealous.
A man-mountain so big he
doesn't have anybody to practice1
with and a 5'2" cohort who relies
on starvation diets to meet hisI
weight.
Sometimes the behemoth, heavy-
weight Dave Porter, lifts the light-
weight, 123 pound Bob Fehrs, up
with one hand in a playful gesture.
But only between wrestling meets.
The rest of the time it's all busi-
ness.
Night and Day,
Although on opposite ends of
the weight spectrum, Porter and
Fehrs, anchor-men of this year's,
version of Cliff Keen's Michigan
mat squad, have been in the past
consistently on the same end of;
the won-loss ledger. The one that
makes coaches smile.

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Fehrs, a senior and this year's vacuum cleaner pulling up dust
captain, is a two-time Big Ten once he gets hold of me."
champ, and twice runnerup in the But this year's wrestling squad
national championships in his isn't going to be like a typical
weight division. Specializing in freshman English theme either,
pins, Fehrs was named the out- which starts with a flourish, ends
standing wrestler in the confer- with a bang, and falls flat in the
ence last year. No small task when middle.
you remember that Porter was Most prominent among the con-
part of his competition. tenders for starting roles in the
"Bgby Huey" Porter, a junior, remaining weight classes is senior
has tasted defeat but once in his Jim Kamman, who, although
varsity career, that to a former overshadowed by the accomplish-
national c ha m p ion in last ments of his two teammates, has
year's Midlands tournament, which exhibited the potential to join
annually inaugurates the season Fehrs and Porter in a possible
for the grapplers. The 240 pound- national championship triumvirate
er who doubles as a football line- this season. Kamman ironically
man was unstoppable from that placed third in both the Big Ten
point. The Big Ten champion- and NCAA tournaments as a 157-
ship, the national championship pounder last year, after winning
. . in his first year of varsity the 147-pound conference crown
competition. as a sophomore. This year he will
battle for a position in the 152-
"But nobody on our squad is 160 pound range.
really big enough to tangle with
remorses assistant coach There's More

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Rick Bay. "Next to Dave come the
177-pounders. We need alumni or
some freshmen football players to
work out with him so he can get
some practice, but so far nobody
has. I work out with him some
(Bay is a former 167 pound Big
Ten champ) but it's just like a

"Porter, Fehrs, and Kamman
form a nucleus of our most ex-
perienced men," reiterated Bay,
"but we have returning veterans
at a number of other positions.
We're not a three-man squad."
But while there are other re-
turning veterans, their positions

JIM KAMMAN
are not yet set. "It's hard to tell
where each will be right now.
And anybody could be pushed by
a sophomore," Bay emphasized.
Along with Kamman, veterans
Fred Stehman, a junior, and Burt
Merical, a senior, will vie for spots
in the 147, 152, and 160 pound
divisions. Seniors Jon Headrick
and Sid Kraizman, who have seen
little previous action, are other
contenders.
The 167-pound division may pre-
sent more problems. "This is a
difficult weight to fill," explained
Bay, "not because of lack of man-
power, but because most of the
boys have their natural weights
well above or below this."
Juniors Wayne Hansen and Bill
Waterman split duties at the spot
last year, and therefore are likely
candidates. Sophomore Pete Cor-
nell and junior Wayne Wentz,, last
year's 177 pound regular, may
wind up at either weight.
Sophomores have shots at two
positions in the lower weights,
although senior Gordon Weeks,
with some experience, may be
considered the favorite at 137

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pounds. Sophomore Tom McCas-
lin will press Weeks while another
sophomore. Geoff Hansen, has the
inside track at 130.
Big Test
The Midlands tourhament on
Dec. 29 and 30 should give Keen
and Bay the opportunity to survey
the squad's potential. Not only can'
Michigan test its depth by enter-
ing two or three full squads (al-
though only one previously desig-
nated squad can count toward
team totals), but the Wolverines
will get a first look at most of the
Big Ten schools.
"The Midlands is one of the out-
standing tournaments in the na-
tion," enthused Bay, "and it rep-
resents a real test, especially for
us. With our academic set-up, we
get a much later start than most
schools. This will be our first tour-
nament, while many schools have
already started because they don't
have to worry about finals now."
A few Michigan players from the
East will participate in the Wilkes-
Barre, Pa., tournament instead of
the Midlands.
Michigan finished third in the
Midlands last year, after winning
the LaGrange, Ill., two-day affair
the previous two years. The grap-
plers went on to cop second in
Big Ten team honors last season
behind Michigan State, then made
a strong showing in the NCAA
championships, gaining a fifth
place team mark.
Captain Bill Johannesen, Cal
Jenkins, and Dave Dozeman, all
DECEMBER
29-30-Midlands Open Tournament
JANUARY
7-Indiana Bloomington
14-Northwestern HERE
21-Iowa, Ohio, Michigan Iowa City
28-Minnesota Minneapolis
FEBRUARY
4-Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
11-Toledo HERE
13-Wisconsin HERE
17-Illinois Champaign
18-Purdue West Lafayette
25-Micingan State HERE
MARCH
3-4-Western Conference Tournament
Ohio State
23-25-NCAA Meet Kent state

MICHIGAN gridders accounted
for four individual league records
this season. JACK CLANCY set
two, with most passes caught, 50,
and most yards gained on pass re-
ceiving, 698. DICK VIDMER tied
the record for most touchdown
passes, 10, and RICK SYGAR
converted 24 points-after-touch-
down, breaking the old record of
22.
Eleven individual records were
broken in all this season, repre-
senting the greatest record assault
in conference football history.
WISCONSIN chose its new
football coach Tuesday night, but
kept the outcome so secret that
not even the Athletic Board knew
whom it had named. Notre Dame
defensive coach JOHN RAY top-
ped the speculation. The coach
won't be named at least until Fri-
day, when the university regents
meet.
The PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
sent dissatisfied pitcher RAY
CULP and an undisclosed amount
of cash to the CHICAGO CUBS
yesterday for left-hander DICK
ELLSWORTH, a former 20-game
winner.

Hopes
regulars last season, have depart-
ed, while Michigan State lost but
one starter. "But we don't have
to take a back seat to anyone."
warns Bay. "We've had some min-
or injuries, but we're in as good
shape this year as ever. There's
no reason why this squad shouldn't
be as good as any other in recent
year.
And Keen-coached teams have
won conference crowns three of
the last four years.
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