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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, MARCH 7.'

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Twelve Tank Titlists To Defend Crowns

SOLID TEAM:
Matmen Face Uphill Struggle

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sec-
ond of a two-part series analyzing
the Big Ten swimming meet, which
starts today in Lafayette.)
By BILL BULLARD
Defending conference champions
in 12 of 14 events will be trying
to retain their titles starting to-
day at the 1963 Big Ten swimming
championships in Lafayette.
There are also defending NCAA
champions in 12 of 14 events in
the meet gunning for a Big Ten
crown. In only two events did
the same swimmer win both the
Big Ten and NCAA champion-
ships. This is explained by the fact
that Indiana swimmers won nine
conference titles but couldn't
AAU Forces
Withdrawal
Of O'Brien
By The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE -- Veteran shot
putter Parry O'Brien of Los An-
geles withdrew yesterday from the
U.S. Track and Field Federation's
findoor championships Saturday
night,
Meet officials said the withdraw-
al was forced by the Amateur
Athletic Union which threatened
to make O'Brien ineligible for all
future open competition.
The indoor meet, sponsored by
the Milwaukee Journal, is sanc-
tioned by the new U.S. Track and
Field Federation but not by the
AAU. The two groups have been
feuding for more than a year over
control of track in the United
States. Oliver Kuechle, Journal
sports editor and meet director,
said no AAU sanction was sought.
Kuechle said O'Brien entered
the meet three weeks ago but
withdrew yesterday, saying the
AAU "has prohibited my competi-
tion in your meet threatening dis-
barment for all future open com-
petition because of no AAU sanc-
tion." O'Brien is a two-time Olym-
pic gold medal winner and former
world record holder.
Kuechle said all other partici-
pantsin the meet are college un-
dergraduates or graduate students
and come under exclusive USTFF
jurisdiction.

compete in the NCAA Meet be-
cause of their team's ineligibility.
Michigan has no holdover con-
ference champion but it does boast
one NCAA winner in breaststroker
Dick Nelson. The Wolverines are
relying on team depth to finish
second to powerful Indiana as in
their second place finish last sea-
son.
Indiana's breaststroke world
record-holder Chet Jastremski won
both breaststroke events at the
1962 meet. Opposing him in the
100 is NCAA champ Nelson. In the
200, Jastremski will be faced with
Minnesota junior Virgil Luken, the
defending NCAA 200 champion.
Two Others
Michigan has two other threats
in these events with juniors Geza
Bodolay and Jon Baker. In the
100, neither is in Nelson's class
but they were good enough to
place fifth and seventh in the
Big Ten Meet last season. Bodolay
has been beating Nelson at 200
yards this season. He was a 200
finalist at the 1962 meet. Baker
is an NCAA 200 finalist.
Perhaps Jastremski's chief chal-
lenger in the 200 is his teammate
Ken Nakasone. Jastremski has
been used as a sprinter in many
of the dual meets this season and
Nakasone has filled the gap in the
breaststroke. Other top contend-
ers are Ohio State's Bruce Norvell
and Michigan State's Bill Driver.
In the two backstroke races, Sta-
ger is pitting his talented sopho-
more Ed Bartsch against the best
in the conference. Bartsch has
already beaten Ohio State's L. B.
Schaefer, the defending NCAA
champion in the backstroke events
and Big Ten 100 champ, in a dual
meet. Coach Gus Stager said,
"We're not worried about Schaef-
er, we're shooting for Stock."
Stock Record
Tom Stock is the conference 200
titlist who also holds three world
records in the backstroke. Anoth-
er tough backstroker is Ted Stic-
kles of Indiana. In the Michigan-
Indiana dual meet, Bartsch beat
Stickles but lost out to Stock.
Other conference hopefuls in
the backstroke are Minnesota's
Bud Ericksen and Bud Peterson
and Michigan State's Jeff Matt-
son. Wolverine senior Mike Reis-
sing has a chance to earn some
points in the 200 where he placed
fourth to Stock, Schaefer, and
Stickles last season.
Butterfly champion Mike Troy
of Indiana graduated and so this
season's title should be up for

grabs between Indiana's Larry
Schulhof and Fred Schmidt and
Minnesota's W a1t Richardson.
Richardson defeated the other two
during the dual meet between
these two teams but had to set an
NCAA and American record to do
it.
Junior Entries
Michigan's entries are juniors
Jeff Moore and Jeff Longstreth.
Moore placed fourth in the 200
and Longstreth was fourth in the
100 last season. Both swam fast
races against Michigan State's
Chuck Strong last Saturday. Nate
Clark and Ben Donaldson of Ohio
State are other topflight butter-
flyers.
In the 200-yd. individual medley
race, it looks like a repeat per-
formance of last season's win for
Stickles. The Indiana junior holds
two world records and will be op-
posed by defending NCAA cham-
pion, Marty Mull of Ohio State.
Michigan's L a n t z Reppert's
times have been way above those

of both defending champions so
far but should make the finals.
Other contenders are Bill Wood
and Dick Gretzinger of Michigan
State, Peterson of Minnesota, and
Indiana's Jastremski and Cary
Tremewan.
Complications
The situation in the freestyle
events is complicated by the few
great swimmers who can swim sev-
eral freestyle distances well and
also another stroke. But there are
some outstanding freestylers that
can be counted on in certain
events.
Steve Jackman of Minnesota
won the 50- and 100-yd. freestyle
races at both the Big Ten and
NCAA Championships last season.
Mike Wood won the Big Ten 220
and Jim Spreitzer of Illinois won
the NCAA 220. Both should be
threats at the new 200 yard dis-
tance.
The 440-yd. freestyle (which has
been changed to 500 this season)
and the 1500-meter freestyle were

won in the conference by Indiana's
Alan Somers. Teammate Claude
Thompson should be near the top
of both events as he was last sea-
son.
Could Do Well.
Michigan could do very well in
the two distance events with Roy
Burry, Tom Dudley, and Captain
John Dumont. Burry and Dumont
were sixth and seventh in the 440
and third and fifth in the 1500
last season.
Wolverine sprinters Jim Riutta,
Steve Thrasher, Tom Burns, and
Frank Berry have a chance to
place at the shorter distances
which are always especially unpre-
dictable. Riutta and Thrasher are
the top hopes in the 50 while Berry
is the best the Wolverines have
at 200 yards.
Michigan is bringing three div-
ers - sophomores Ed Boothman
and John Candler and senior Pete
Cox-to the meet. Cox placed on
both boards at both the Big Ton
and NCAA Meets last season.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sec-
ond in a two-part series dealing
with Michigan's chances in the Big
Ten Wrestling meet beginning to-
morrow at Evanston.)
By JIM BERGER
It seems in various minor sports
in the Big Ten there are two sea-
sons: the dual meet season and
the Conference meet.
The dual meet season lasts ap-
proximately three months and the
Conference meet lasts two days.
But, it's how the team finishes in
the two-day meet that deter-
mines its final place in the Big
Ten.
Tomorrow, Michigan's wrestling
team, undefeated and untied in
the Big Ten dual meet season, puts
everything on the line when it
begins the annual Big Ten Cham-
pionships. Michigan started the
season with a 14-11 loss to Penn
State, a perennial Eastern power.
Green
"We're a young team, we'll lose
a few at first, but we'll get bet-
ter with experience," Coach Cliff
Keen said after the Penn State
defeat.
The Michigan mentor, a veteran
of 38 years of coaching, was tell-
ing no lies. Michigan defeated
Pittsburgh, 14-11 in its next out-
ing, and it hasn't been close since
then. The Wolverines have chalk-
ed up such impressive scores as
18-10 over Northwestern; 26-6 over
Purdue; 17-8 over Minnesota; 21-9
over Ohio State; 29-2 over Wiscon-
sin; 19-9 over Indiana; 19-8 over
Michigan State and 17-12 over
defending champion Iowa.
Solid
But this impressive record means
nothing if Michigan can't produce
in the Conference meet. "We're a
solid team with no stars," Keen
has maintained.
Michigan's top wrestler has been
heavyweight Jack Barden, but the
brawny senior has been tied twice.

:.

Chris Stowell who has the second
best record with six wins and one
loss was topped by Indiana's Ran-
dy Galvin, 3-1.
Rick Bay, slated to go at 157-
lbs. for Michigan has a 5-1-2
mark while sophomore flash Lee
Deitrick at 147-lbs. has a 5-3-1
record. Dave Dozeman, another
sophomore at 130-lbs., has a 5-3
mark. Gary Wilcox with a 3-1 rec-
ord at 137-lbs. coasted to three
easy victories until he ran into
Iowa's Tom Huff who convincingly
defeated him 14-6.
Three of Nine
Carl Rhodes, Michigan's 123-
pounder, has a 4-1-1 mark, while
three of Michigan's nine crnci-
dates for the undecided 177-lbs.
have an impressive record.
What this all means is that

Michigan will be favored to take
but one of the eight weights. Bar-
den's pinning of Badger Roger
Pillath will earn him the top seed.
In the other weights Michigan
will be up against favorites from
the other nine schools.
What Michigan has been is a
great dual meet team, but the
question is can they be a con-
ference champion.
In -the dual meet season Michi-
gan has scored 181 points to the
oppositions' 91. The Wolverines
have a cumluative record of 49-
22-9 and have registered 13 falls
compared to their opponents' one.
No wrestling coach will deny
that Michigan's record is quite im-
pressive, but its history. What hap-
pens this weekend will go down
on the record books.

'M' HAS TEAM STRENGTH:
Individuals Pose Only Threat

GRAD STUDENTS
ARE INVITED TO A
SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT
OF THE
GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL
TO QUESTION SGC CANDIDATES
ON MATTERS OF CONCERN
TO GRADUATE STUDENTS.

9 1

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sec-
ond of a two-part series previewing
the Big Ten gymnastics meet, which
starts tomorrow in East Lansing.)
By MIKE BLOCK
If the Michigan gymnasts are
to prove themselves the strongest
team in the Big Ten this weekend,
they'll have to overcome some out-
standing individual performances
by members of the other confer-
ence teams.
Michigan, to be sure, has a
wealth of talent itself. No less
than six Wolverines, Gil Larose,
Arno Lascari, Jim Hynds, Barry
Spicer, Phil Bolton, and Paul Levy,
Nanne Takes
Scoring Crown
Minnesota defenseman Louis
Nanne became the first defense-
man to ever win the Western Col-
legiate Hockey Association scoring
title when he picked up five as-
sists against Michigan State last
Friday and Saturday.
Nanne's 32 points, which gave
him the title, were scored on nine
goals and 23 assists. Michigan's
Gary Butler, who also picked up
five points last weekend, finished
second with 30 points.
Michigan Tech's John Ivanitz
scored the most goals in the
WCHA, netting 16. Butler had 15.
Michigan's captain-elect, Gor-
don Wilkie, was tied for fifth in
scoring with 24 points.\
Gary Bauman, Michigan Tech
netminder, was the best goalie in
the league, allowing only 2.7 goals
per game. Joe Lech, of North Da-
kota, was only .1 goals per game
behind with a 2.8 goals against
average. Bob Gray of Michigan
was fifth in the league with a 3.6
goals average.
Denver and North Dakota fin-
ished in a tie for first with identi-
cal .667 percentages but first place
was awarded to Denver on the
basis of goals scored vs. goals
against.
This first place counts only in
the play-off ratings. Denver hosts
fourth-place Minnesota and North
Dakota hosts third-place Michigan
Tech. If Denver and North Dakota
win, then the final play-off game
will be at Denver, because of the
goals ratio.
FINAL STANDINGS

placed in last year's meet at Co-
lumbus. In the rest of the league,
there are only eight.
He's the Tops
Probably the best-known and
most accomplished Wolverine foe
tomorrow at East Lansing will be
Illinois tumbler Hal Holmes. The
Illini captain, described by Michi-
gan Coach Newt Loken as "the
greatest tumbler in the universe,"
has been the Big Ten tumbling
champ for two years running, and
the national AAU trophy-winner
for the past four years. He has
yet to take the NCAA crown, how-
ever, as illness prevented it in
1961, and Southern Illinois' Rusty
Mitchell edged him out last year.
Up until this year, Holmes was
the only Big Ten tumbler to use a
double backflip in his routine, but
Michigan's Phil Bolton and Mike
Henderson are now sharing that
distinction with him. Holmes' forte
is his great speed down the mat
-he generally covers its length in
the neighborhood of four seconds,
executing every move perfectly.
A Ringer
Another defending conference
champ is Dale Cooper of Michigan
State on the still rings. Cooper is
also the current NCAA titleholder,
winning the crown last year at Al-
buquerque as a sophomore. Unde-
feated in the last two campaigns,
he was tied this year by Glenn
Gailis of Iowa, but that doesn't
necessarily mean he's slipping. The
North Hollywood, Calif., star con-
tinually scores 98 or better, and
that kind of score stands up pretty
well in a grueling conference meet.
The Spartans also boast one of
the more prolific gymnasts around
in the person of Captain Jerry
George. The New Orleans junior
finished fourth in the sidehorse
and rings at Columbus in 1962,
seventh in the parallel bars, and
ninth in the all-around. George
could be one of the real sleepers
this year in the all-around, as he's
improved in just about every event.
Other returning Spartan placers
are Dick Giliberto (sixth in floor
exercise and seventh in tumbling)
and John Brodeur (eighth in p-
bars).
Gopher Surprise
One of the top newcomers in the
circuit is Minnesota's Tom Arne-
son. Although he's a junior, Arne-
son did not compete last year, but
this season he's undefeated so far
on his specialty, the sidehorse. He
also helps the Gophers out on the
p-bars and rings, and is highly
touted for better things to come
by his coach, Pat Bird.
The Iowa team's answer to the
trend in juniors this year is George
Hery, third-ranking Trampolinist

in the conference at the close of
last year's action. Hery also man-
aged a ninth in tumbling, and is
considered a threat in floor ex and
the high bar. He and Gailis com-
prise the Hawkeyes' one - two
punch, the latter being a strong
all-around contender.,
Rounding out the list of scorers
in the Big Ten meet last year
who'll give it another try this
weekend are Stan Hopper of Wis-
consin (ninth in rings), Jim
Woodward of Indiana (10th in
floor ex and tumbling) and Jim
Affeldt of Ohio State (10th in all-
around.,

7:30 P.M.

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New Basketball Schedule

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CHICAGO - Big Ten athletic
leaders will discuss possible re-
turn to a round-robin, 18-game
league basketball schedule at their
annual March business meetings
today and tomorrow.
The Big Ten currently plays a
14-game conference cage sched-
ule, in operation since a 1952-53
experiment with a round - robin
slate in which Indiana emerged
champion with a 17-1 record.
Also discussed, as faculty rep-
resentatives and athletic directors
convene, will be proposed confer-
ence cage play on Saturday and
Tuesday nights in preference to
the current Saturday-Monday ac-
tion.
Some coaches feel an extra day
rest is needed, especially as title
competition gets hotter. If a Tues-
day program is approved, effort
would be made to' play rivals close
to home to minimize travel prob-
lems.
Commissioner Bill Reed will re-
port to athletic directors on a
special review of football game
movies by coaches Jan. 29. At
that film hoedown, each coach
displayed movies of what he re-
garded questionable officiating
calls. Recommendations may in-
clude improved training and de-
veloping techniques for officials.
Other items on the agenda of
the two-day meeting include im-
plementing of the inter-conference
letter of intent program and re-
ports on eligibility, the NCAA-TV
program and the U.S. Track and
Field Federation.
The Big Ten, along with such
other conferences as the Big
Eight, Southwest, West Coast and
Atlantic Coast, already approved
a move towards a national letter
of intent program.
This is aimed at preventing a
free-for-all recruiting and wide-
spread "shopping" by prime prep,
athletes. For instance, once an
athlete has signed a tender at a
particular school he cannot ac-
cept another tender within the
same conference or any other con-

ference which may join the pro-
gram.
The joint Big Ten group of di-
rectors and faculty men will act
finally on two recruiting modifi-
cations. One would permit home
visitation of prospective athletes
by athletic staff delegates be-
tween Dec. 1 and April 1, first
date for issuance of tenders. The
other would allow staff members
to visit high schools at regular
sports events or upon appointment
arranged through school officials.
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