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PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1964

PAGE SiX THE lIJICHIGAN DAILY FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1964

FIRST MATCH TOMORROW:
Matmen Test Purdue, Illinois
To Open Loop Crown Defense

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By BOB CARNEY
"Everyone's out to knock off the
champion"-that's how Michigan;
wrestling coach Cliff Keen de-
scribes the competition his mat-
men will face this weekend as the,
Wolverines entertain Purdue Sat-'
urday afternoon and then meet
Illinois on Monday.
Both meets begin at 4 p.m. in
Yost Field House. Illinois, a young
squad that has already lost to
Iowa, comes to town after meet-
ing Michigan State on Saturday.
Purdue meets Michigan after plac-
ing second to Northwestern in
a quadrangular meet.
Coach Claude Reeck of Purdue
expects to utilize nearly the same
lineup he did against Northwest-
ern. The best bets for individual
honors in the Boilermaker line-
up are Ralph Trail at 130 pounds
and George Reid who'll compete
at 167. Trailhasae7-2 record for
the season and Reid, who Keen
ranks as one of the best wrestlers
on the squad, has posted a 6-3
mark.
Leads Off
Michigan's lineup will begin
with senior Ralph Bahna in the
123-pound class. Bahna alter-
nated with sophomore Tino Lam-
brose during the holiday exhibi-
tion meets, and Lambrose will
replace him Monday against Illi-
nois.
Bill Johannesen moves back to
the 130-pound class against the
Boilermakers. Johannesen filled in
temporarily at the 137-pound class
when starter Cal Jenkins was in-
jured during the holidays. Johan-
nesen has suffered from a nose
ailment this year that coach Keen
called "very painfull" but for-
tunately the injury seems to have
healed. In the Illinois meet, Jo-
hannesen will be replaced by Doug
Hornung, who earned a starting
berth with three consecutive vic-
tories in the last month.

Team captain Wayne Miller will
wrestle in the 157-pound class
against Purdue, but, Dave Post
will start in this division against
Illinois. Post, who began the sea-
son at 167, moved down when Big
Ten champion Rick Bay returned

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to the lineup.
Rounding out the Michigan line-
up in the 177 and heavyweight
classes respectively are Chris
Stowell and Bob Spaly. Stowell is
returning after a side injury that
hobbled him during the holidays.

Sprin tei
By BILL BULLARD
"The main thing about sprinters
is their unreliability," swimming
coach Gus Stager said the other
day.
Twice this weekend the varsity
sprinters as well as the other
members of the team will have a
chance to prove themselves in
competition. The varsity meets the
freshmen this afternoon at 4 p.m.
and tomorrow the Wolverines take
on Purdue at 2:30 p.m. Both meets
are to be held in the Matt Mann
Pool.
From past experiences Stager's
statement about sprinters is pain-
fully accurate. For two seasons in
a row he has been disappointed in
the performances of his sprinters,
This is why he contends that you
can't tell in advance if a sprinter
is going to turn out well or not.
With this season just beginning

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RIDING TIME-Penn State's 123-pounder Tom Balend rides the
back of Michigan's Ralph Bahna in action in the opening meet of
the winter. Bahna has seen most of the action at lightweight for
the Wolverines; tomorrow he faces Jon Schrag in the meet
against Purdue.
This Weekend in Sports
TODAY
GYMNASTICS--Ohio State, Sports Bldg., 3:30 p.m.
HOCKEY-Michigan Tech, Coliseum, 8 p.m.
SWIMMING-Varsity-Freshmen, Matt Mann pool, 4 p.m.
TOMORROW
SWIMMING-Purdue, Matt Mann Pool, 2:30 p.m.
WRESTLING-Purdue, Yost Fieldhouse, 4 p.m.
BASKETBALL-Michigan State, there, TV-4:30 p.m.
HOCKEY-Michigan Tech, Coliseum, 8 p.m.
TRACK-Chicago Track Club, there.

Gymnasts,
Open Season
Against SU
Michigan's daring young men of
gymnastics fame compete in their
first meet of the Big Ten season
today at 3:30 as they match their
skills against Ohio State at the In-
tramural Building. .
Michigan is defending Big Ten
champion and also holds the
NCAA crown. Coach Newt Loken
says that the team has looked good
in practice. Arno Lascari, captain
of the team will not compete in the
meet because of the effects of ten-
donitis in his elbow. This may not
provide OSU with much solace as
Loken is loaded with talent.
Some of the Wolverine names to
watch in the meet are Gary Erwin,
Fred Sanders, and John Hamilton
in the trampoline, Mike Henderson
and Phil Bolton in tumbling, and
Alex Frecska in the all-around.
Ohio State has a couple of good
trampolinists in Dan Jarrett and
Ken Collins. The Buckeyes have
lost their first two meets to Illinois
and Michigan State by close
scores, but Loken sees them as im-
proved over last season's eighth
place conference finish.

Tests

there is cause for both optimism
and pessimism. To start out with
the bad, Stager learned just before
last Saturday's Indiana meet that
sophomore Bob Hoag would be in-
eligible this semester.
Considered No. 2
Hoag was considered the No. 2
sprinter on the freshman team last
season behind Rich Walls. How-
ever, after finishing fifth in the
100-meter freestyle at the outdoor
NAAU Meet last summer, he was
pegged as the top sophomore
sprinter on the squad.
Hoag, Walls, Bob Tanner, and
Dave Roadhouse comprised a
freshman freestyle relay team that
defeated the varsity team last sea-
son with a 3:18.6 time. Things
looked good for this season's pros-
pects but now the situation is in
doubt.
On the optimistic side, Stager
was very pleased with Walls' vic-
tory in the 100-yard freestyle and
a second in the 200 against In-
diana. It was only one of four
Michigan victories (distance free-
styler Bill Farley won three first
places) as the Wolverines lost,
81-42.
Walls Wins
Walls' winning time in the 100
was 49.7. He went under 49 on a
relay team as a freshman. Tanner
was also impressive, finishing third
in both the 50- and 100-yard free-
style.
Sprinters left over from last sea-
son are junior Tom Burns and
seniors Fred Damm and Frank
Berry. Stager might also call on
Roadhouse who so far has been
concentrating on butterfly and
Lantz Reppert, a junior individual
medleyist who has done some
sprinting.
Berry has anchored both relays
for the past two seasons. Neither
year has the freestyle relay team
placed in the NCAA Meet.
"Every year it looks like we're
really going to have a great relay
team," Berry said. "But.something
always happens. Steve Thrasher
was ineligible my sophomore year
and now it's Hoag."
The last time Michigan won the
NCAA Championship (1961) the
freestyle relay team was third and

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RICH WALLS
..-soph sprinter
Wolverine Frank Legacki took a
first and second in the 50- and
100-yard freestyle. In the past two
years the relay team has improved
but not as much as the other
teams around the country.
In 1961-62 Stager had four
freshmen of promise: the two best
Michigan high school sprinters the
previous season - Jim Riutta and
John Johnson - plus Burns and
Reppert. This foursome defeated
the varsity team and hopes were
high for the coming season.
Before the next season started,
Johnson had quit the team. He
was the only loss but the others
never did come into their own as
sprinters. Nevertheless, Riutta,
Burns, Berry, and Thrasher made
up a team that set the current
varsity record of 3:17.8.
Riutta was the best swimmer in
individual sprints. He was in two
swim-offs in the NCAA 50-yard
freestyle before failing to gain a
place in the finals.
But before the start of this sea-
son, Riutta was suspended from
the team. After Thrasher's gradu-
ation, only Berry and Burns were
left from the record-setting team.
This season's sophomores were to
have made up the difference. The
meets this weekend will give them
one opportunity to show what they
can do.

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FROSH SPRINTER-Bill Groft, the fastest 100-yard freestyler in
high school ranks last season, starts a race here and will pose
a threat to the varsity sprinters in this afternoon's meet. The
varsity sprinters will also be challenged in tomorrow afternoon's
meet against Purdue.
IN TIME FOR TV GAME:
Tankers Meet Purdue
In Opener Tomorrow

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Michigan's first home dual
swimming meet of the season will
be held tomorrow against Purdue
in the Matt Mann Pool at 2:30
p.m., giving fans about 30 minutes
after the meet to reach a televi-
sion set to watch the Michigan-
Michigan State basketball game.
Purdue is considered one of the
weaker Big Ten teams. The Boil-
ermakers, however, currently have
a 1-0 record in dual meet compe-
tition. Coach Dick Papenguth's
squad takes on Michigan State in
East Lansing tonight and should
face Michigan tomorrow with a
1-1 record.
The Purdue victory came last
Saturday when the Boilermakers
won seven of the nine individual
events in squeaking out a 53-52
verdict over Northwestern.
Big Ten Finalist
Junior Harry Wickens was the
only Purdue swimmer to place in
the Big Ten Championships last
season. He placed fourth in the
500-yard freestyle and fifth in the
1650-yard freestyle.

Purdue also placed both of its
relay teams sixth. This gave the
Boilermakers a sixth place finish
in the Conference Meet. The sea-
son dual meet record for Purdue
was 5-5.
Papenguth was heavily depend-
ent on five swimmers in the
Northwestern meet. These five
won the seven individual events
and the meet for the Boilermakers.
Three Victories
Wickens led the crew with three
victories. He took first places in
the 200-yard individual medley,
200-yard butterfly, and the 500-
yard freestyle.
Other first place winners were
Bruce Whitney in diving, Bob
Inpyn in the 100-yard freestyle,
Ailbe Burke in the 200-yard back-
stroke, and Hugh Scott in the
200-yard breaststroke.
Last season Michigan swamped
Purdue, 68-32. The Wolverines set
two pool records and won eight of
the eleven events in the victory.

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