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;ymnasts Win Home Opener;
.eat Central Michigan 62-48

'M' Tankers, Grapplers Host Purdue

1 last night's home opener
higan gymnastics team do'
Central Michigan Univer
8 before more than 450 f
he I-M gym.
group of talented girl gy
s from Flint Junior Coll
ehed by Tony Miele were f
d between events in a m
racterized by friendly comr
n rather than fierce rival
rom the beginning, it was
s that Michigan would h
'eal difficulty with the visit
n Mt. Pleasant. Accordin
ch Newt Loken scratched s
men from receiving poi
entered them as exhibit
estants in order not tox


The diving competition between
Michigan's Ron Jaco and Purdue's
John Vogel will highlight the Wol-
verines' opening dual meet of the
season today at 3 p.m. in the var-
sity pool.-
Vogel is a senior who won the
National AAU diving champion-
ship last summer. In the dual meet
between Purdue and Michigan last
season, Vogel topped Jaco in the
diving event by jus.t a few points.
Vogel also placed above Jaco in
the 1961 Big Ten meet. He finish-
ed fifth while Jaco took sixth
So the diving event today will
be a continuation of this rivalry.
Diving C o a c h Dick Kimball
thought that the home pool might
give Jaco a slight advantage. But
concerning who will win, he said,
"It comes right down to who can
hit his dives under pressure."
Attar Entered Second
Paul Attar will be entered in
the meet as the second Wolverine
diver. Kimball described Attar as

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"an outstanding sophomore diver."
Besides Vogel, Purdue did not
place any of its swimming team
members in the finals of the 1961
Big Ten meet. The Boilermakers
are not reported to be unusually
strong this year either. Illinois
defeated Purdue 61-44 in the Boil-
ermaker's only dual meet so far
this season.
Attempting to improve on last
season's winless record, Coach
Dick Papenguth is counting on
sophomores from last season's
freshman team which is consider-
ed about the best ever at Purdue.
Backstroker Ailbe Burke; sprint-
ers Bob Inpyn, Jim Hurst, and
Mike Fryer; butterfly specialists
Tom Beese and Chuck Nelson; and
breaststroke artist Doug Baker are
the most talented sophomores.
Started Last August
Practice started last August and
the Purdue swimmers are in top
condition for their long schedule.
Coach Gus Stager said that
some of his better-swimmers would
only swim one event this after-

noon. Like Purdue, Coach Stage:
is depending greatly on sopho.
mores this season. "We'll swim al.
most all sophomores," he said,
"That's what our team is this
One interesting part of the meet
will be an exhibition sprint free-
style relay between three Michi-
gan quintets. Freshmen Jim Riut-
ta, John Johnson, Lanny Reppert,
and Tom Burns will form one
team. Steve Thrasher, Bill Darn-
ton, Lauren Bowler, and Frank
Berry will compose another. The
other entry includes Ed Bartsch,
Jim Kerr, Dennis Floden, and
George Corby.
After this meet, Michigan is
idle until February 8 when the
Wolverines take on Minnesota.


Ca gers
Play OSU

up the score.
Lascari Stars
Sophomore Arno Lascari from
Buffalo finally came into his own
right last night. He was high point
man in three events and took two
seconds besides.
He placed first in high bar bare-
ly nosing out teammates Gil La-
Rose and Jim Hynds. Loken was
extremely pleased with Arno's
routine; previously this year, he
bad not completed a full set of
tricks in competition.
Lascari was also high man on
still rings and parallel bars. He
capitalized on the advantage he
built up from. a beautiful mount
in taking still rings, nosing out
teammates, LaRose and Ralph
Bromund. Lascari barely missed
winning sidehorse-by receiving 88.5
points to Lew Fenner's high total


-Daily-James Keson
LASCARI IN FORM-Sophomore Arno Lascari, shown here dis-
mounting after his parallel bar routine, captured high points in
three events last night as the Wolverine gymnasts defeated Central
Mithigan, 62-48.

Berenson Dominates Ice Scene

Osterland Wins Two
Captain Tom Osterland was
gh in tumbling and trampoline
id LaRose easily won in free ex-
cise. Junior Hynds and LaRose
mpeted in four and five events
spectively, adding additional
ints to - the Wolverine total.
For Central Michigan co-cap-
ins Denny Yeates and Jim
haeffer scored well, although
A well enough to seriously worry
eir Michigan competitors. Doug
lek, Max Inman, and Dick
own also looked good for Cen-


(EDITOR'S NOTE: Electionto
the captaincy of a Michigan ath-
letic team is an honor few ever
receive. To the qualities of lead-
ership, sportsmanship, athletic
ability, and intangibles that make
a Michigan captain what he is, The
Michigan Daily pays tribute. This
is the second of a series.)
Associate Sports Editor

Johnny Buss, Paul Levy, Phil
lton, and Ralph Bromund per-
rmed smooth routines to gain
ditional points for Michigan.
ss outpointed Lascari in free
ercise and since LaRose enter-
the event as exhibition, Buss
,s awarded first place.
Levy placed behind Fenner and
scar in sidehorse,- with 84.5
ints. Except in the Midwest
en, Levy has been very con-
tent, usually averaging near 90


Where do you begin to write a
story about Michigan's hockey
captain, Red Berenson. You could
point out his record, both on the
ice and off, but statistics are bor-
ing. You could describe one of his
exciting rink-long dashes that
bring Wolverine fans to their feet
and send chills up the backs of
opposing netminders, but practi-
cally everyone has cheered one of
those and it would be old stuff. Or
maybe you could just call him the
greatest college hockey player
there ever was, but people have
already said that.
No, n'iaybe it's just better to call
him dominating.
That seems like an appropriate
description. He's that kind of guy
in his quiet sort of way like Ohio
State's Jerry Lucas is to college
basketball or Detroit's Gordie
Howe is to the National Hockey

Some say he can't miss remem-
bering his Canadian Junior hockey
days with the Regina Pats on the
same line with current Montreal
star Bill Hickey, his play with the
world championship Bellville-Mc-
Farland sextet in 1959, and his
dominance of Michigan hockey.
"The only other guy I've ever
coached who I thought could make
the NHL right from college was
Billy Weichart when I was at
North Dakota," said Michigan
Hockey Coach Al Renfrew. "Wei-
chart's out East now scoring 50
goals a year because he wouldn't
go to the Detroit camp without a
guarantee. That won't happen to
Red. He's got too good a head on
his shoulders."

Big for a hockey player at 6'
and 190 pounds, Berenson has
keyed Michigan for two and a half
years, playing the point man on
Renfrew's power play combina-
tions and then taking his turn as
a penalty killer. Whatever he does
seems natural.
"The more I play, the better I
like it," Berenson says. "Most
hockey players do. We thrive on
Unfortunately for Wolverine op-
ponents whenever Berenson is on
the ice the red light behind their
goal invariably glows brightly. In
11 games this season Michigan has
scored 32 times with Red on the
ice-22 of which he has personally
accounted for.'

It's an impressive total for a guy
who gets his biggest kicks out of
winning hockey games rather than
scoring goals.
"I get a bigger thrill out of
winning than anything else," Ber-
enson says, "especially here for
the home fans or up in Minne-
apolis. It makes a guy feel good
to be a part of a winning team.
Beating Denver
"I'm looking forward to beating
Denver four games," he continued.
"That's something that we haven't
done so much of while I've been
here. I hope I can do my part."
From all indications he'll be able
"He's the greatest player in the
league, in college hockey," line-
mate Ron Coristine raves. "It's
great to be on the same line with
him. The only trouble is that I
can't keep up with him."
Opposing defensemen have the
same problenis. His size makes him
difficult to check and his quick
stop and go speed makes him even
more difficult to keep track of.
Michigan Tech got a dose last
weekend though they had geared
their defenses to stop him since
he had pumped in three goals in
Michigan's second win in Ann Ar-
bor in December.
Different Story
The first night they succeeded,
until late in the game. Saturday it
was a different story.
With a single flick of his wrists
Berenson had turned a Huskie,
power play into disaster and upped
a one-goal Michigan lead to 2-0,
en route to a sorely needed 4-2
That's the kind of guy he is
About the only one he doesn't
dominate is his pretty wife of two
and a half years, Joy. In fact whenj
she got him up New Year's morn-
ing to bring into the world a baby'
girl you might say that she had
the dominating role.
But that doesn't happen veryc

.. . tough assignment
Track Coaches
To Bolt Meet
CHICAGO (IP)-The leader of
the nation's collegiatedtrack
coaches threatened yesterday to
hold a meet in conflict with the
National AAU competition to
select athletes for the U.S.-Russia
dual meet this summer unless the
AAU "accepts representation on
the new track and field federa-
"If we are forced to a federation
in opposition, without AAU, rep-
resentation, there would have to
be two meets with the top two
athletes in each event selected
from them," said Chick Werner,
president of the National Col-
legiate Track Coaches Association.
The full membership of the
NCAA convention, meeting in Chi-
cago, will endorse federations in
track, basketball and gymnastics
today in the continuing struggle
with the AAU.
"They would have to be held on
the same day because we would
have to show the AAU that they
can no longer control track and
field in the U.S.," Werner added.
"We notified the AAU of what
we wanted, what . our coaches
favored by a 548-9 vote. Theyl
chose not to anything, except
offer us a few advisory places on'

All season long Coach Dave
Strack has been wishing his cag-
ers would hit 40 per cent of their
shots from the floor.
After all, Strack thinks, that's
really not so much to ask-40 per
cent, just three per cent more
than they've shot going into to-
night's game at Columbus against
unbeaten Ohio State (to be broad-
cast at 8:30 over WUOM, 91.7
After all, he figures, even if the
Buckeyes are canning 50 per cent
of their field goal attempts, even
if they have enjoyed some success
the past few years .using fellows
like Jerry Lucas at center, John
Havlicek at forward and Mel No-
well at guard, maybe they'll have
an off night.
"We're outmanned," Strack ad-
mits, looking back over his team's
2-8 record, "but greater upsets
have happened. We're just going
to try to play our own game."
Ghosts in Lineup
Maybe Strack- is right; maybe
the Bucks will have an off night,
but if the three seniors who have
been starters for three years are
all that's holding them up, then
something is wrong.
Lucas is- averaging 22 points a
game, Havlicek 19 and Nowell 12,
but that only adds up to 53. That
leaves about 30 points a game un-
accounted for, because the Buck-
eyes have been outscoring their
victims by 20 points every game,
Nobody else on their roster looks
so tough, though. The other two
starters, guard Dick Reasbeck and
forward' Doug McDonald, both
juniors, are only contributing
eight and five points a game, re-
spectively, and the reserves slack
off even more.
This is where there's a slight
catch. Seven of Coach Fred Tay-
lor's top nine men are hitting
over the coveted 40 per cent of
their shots, and the other two are
just short of it.
You're Kidding
And Lucas, who everybody
knows likes to pass off to his.
teammates and take only the good
shots himself, is NOT the hottest
shooter on the club.
That distinction goes to Gary
Bradds, a 6'8" sophomore center,
who happens to -be notching 72
per cent of his shots. Lucas is
far below this with a meager 62
per cent, and Havlicek is even
lower at 58 per cent.
The others are hardly worth
mentioning, but in case you're in-
terested, McDonald is going at a
47 per cent clip, forward Jim
Doughty is hitting 44, Reasbeck
and guard Gary Gearheart 41
each, Nowell 39 and forward Bob"
Knight 38.
Just by way of comparison,
Michigan's top gun, John Ooster-
baan, is hitting 18 points a game
and 53 per cent of his shots, but
Tom Cole and John Harris are
both at 12 points and 33 per cent.

A strong Purdue wrestling team
will attempt to mar Michigan's
flawless Big Ten record today in
the Wolverines second pome meet
of the season.
The hard-fought contest will
occur this afternoon at 3 p.m. in
Yost Fieldhouse.
In the only other Big Ten meet
this season, the Wolverines slipped
by Indiana 16-14 at Bloomington.
Handicapped by the loss of 147-
lb. Dominic Fatta by graduation,
the Boilermakers will enter their
same contenders as they did last
Last season Michigan etched out
a slim 14-11 victory over Purdue
in its first meet of the season.
However, Purdue still retains
Bob Marshall, outstanding wrest-
ler in the 1961 Big Ten Meet.
Marshall took first place in the
167-lb. class, but he will compete
this season in the 157-b. division.
Michigan's Wayne Miller will
oppose Marshall
Another Purdue veteran, Dave
Gibson, second in the 157-lb. divi-
sion at the conference champion-
ships, drops down to 147 lbs.
against Jim Keen. In the _137-b
class Boilermaker Charles 'Chi"
Rose, fourth in the Big Ten 130-
lb. class, will have a tough op-'
ponent in Fritz Kellermann, Big
Ten 137-lb. champ.
Corriere Faces Kinney
Wolverine captain Don Corriere
faces Dave Kinney in the 167-b.
slot. Kinney, riddled by an injury
.last year, took part in three
matches, one of which he beat the
national champion. Victorious last
week at 130 lbs,. Wolverine Gary
Wilcox is matched with Gail Sher-
At 177 lbs sophomore Mike Vuo-
colo is paired with Purdue grap-
pler Tim Mongan.
Purdue Coach Claude Reeck is
uncertain whether John Elter or
John Schrag will wrestle at 123-
lbs. Carl Rhodes opposes the Pur-
due 123-lb. 'contender.
Reeck will send either Doug
Hiner or Jack Turnock against
heavyweight Jack Barden.
Tied Last Week
Michigan enters the contest
after a 13-13 tie with the highly
rated Pittsburgh Panthers last
"The boys were up for it and
did very well in a tough meet,"
said Coach Cliff Keen.
Tied for third with North-
vestern at 45 points each, Purdue
followed Minnesota with 60 points
and Michigan State with 51 points
in the Quadrangular Tournament
held last Saturday at Evanston.
The Boilermakers took one first,
two seconds, four thirds and one
College Scores
Michigan Tech 5, Minnesota 1 ,
Michigan State 8, Colorado College 2
North Dakota 4, Denver 2
Kentucky 84, Louisiana State 63
Harvard 75, Coluibia 67
Pennsylvania 58, Brown 57$
Yale 83, Princeton 61
Texas A&M 75, southern Methodist 55
Wake Forest 71, St. Francis,(Pa) 66
Rice 89, Texas 64
Pro Scores
New York 128, St. Louis 126
Boston 141, Cincinnati 125
Detroit 12, Chicago 99

Bolton has been another con-
sistent performer for the Wolver-
nes. Last night he gained .85.5
points in tumbling. Technically,
he won tumbling as Osterland was
ntered as exhibition.
Gymnasts Coast
87.5. 1. Buss (M), 81. 2. Lascari (M),
80. 3. Wiley (C), 70.-4. Maynard (C),
67.5. 5. Inman (C), 56.5.
TRAMPOLINE-1. Osterland (M),
93. 2. LaRose (M), 79. 3. Rackecky
(C), 60. 4. Wiley (C), 58. 5. Picking-,-
ton (C), 50.
HIGH BAR-1. Lascari (M), 92.
2. Hynds (M), 91. *LaRose (M), 89.
3. Zalek (C), 69. 4. Jernodd (C), 5$.
5. Schaeffer (C), 37.
92. 1. Hynds (M), 89. 2. LaRose (M),
79. 3, Schaeffer (C), 67. 4. Inman
(C), 65. 5. Zalek (C), 40.
STILL RINGS-*Lascari (M), 89.
*LaRose (M), 88.5. 1. Bromund (M),
87. *Hynds (M), 85.5. 2. f~rown (C),
73. 3. Yeates (C), 67.5. 4. Pilkington
(C), 63.5.A
SIDEHORSE--*Fenner (M), 89.1.
1. Lascari (M), 88.5. *Levy (M),
84.5. *Hynds (M), 77.5. *LaRose (M),
75. 2. Harris (M), 75. 3. Yeates (C),
70. 4. Schaeffer (C), 55. 5. Brown
(C), 47.
TUMBLING -*Osterland (M), 90.5.
1. Bolton (M), 85.5. *Spicer (M),
78.5. 2. Wiley (C), 57. 3. Inman (C),
51.5. 4. Maynard (C), 49.
*-Denotes exhibition performance.


Logical Choice
It's only logical that Berenson
should wear the captain's "C" on
the shoulder of his Michigan
hockey jersey. The team has be-
come somewhat dominating in it-
But Berenson is dominating in
his own special way.. You have to
see him in action to believe it.
Where most collegiate hockey
players wonder if they'll ever get
a chance to make the pros, the
pros have been wondering if Ber-
enson can miss. The, Montreal
Canadiens, the Yankees of the
NHL for the past six years, won-
dered four years ago.
They offered him a contract, but
Berenson chose an education via a
Michigan tender instead. In June,
a surprisingly short three and a
half years after he entered Michi-
gan thanks to a summer session
and 18-19 hour schedules, he'll
have it.

Detroit 1_2 _hcgo 9



Protect Pro Rights
Then the Canadiens, who have
protected their professional rights
to him for four years, can take
their long-awaited look at him in
a Montreal uniform. That's the
final test for .the 22-year-old all-
America. It comes after 19 years
on skates.


DOMINATING REDHEAD-Michigan's hockey captain Red
Berenson is regarded as probably the best pro prospect in college
hockey today. Berenson's almost complete domination of the ice
is one of the reasons why the Michigan team has been so

ouir Games
[I Big Ten
By The Associated Press

innesota's surprising Gophers
ably get their last chance to
. the Big Ten basketball
de today in facing tough Iowa
regional TV matinee at Iowa


Gophers (2-0) the follow-
aturday must take on the
's No. 1 team, Ohio State
whose Buckeyes return to
i tonight at home against
gan (0-1).
third and only other still
ten Big Ten contender, Wis-
1 (2-0), along with Indiana
will be away from con-
e competition until Jan. 22.
rer, Indiana' makes -a non-
appearance at De Paul of
go tonight.
er league tilts include Il-
(1-1) at Michigan State
and Northwestern (0-2) at
e (1-1).




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