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_THE MICHIGAN DAILY

ihigan Track Strength Lies
Sprints, Both Hurdle Events

Upper Weight Classes Hold Ke
To Wolverine Wrestling Hopes

S/

(This is the second in a three-part
series analyzing Michigan's chances
in the upcoming Big Ten wrestling
meet.)
By TOM WEBBER
Michigan doesn't figure to score
many points in the four lowest
weight divisions, but the upper
six-that's where the strength lies.
And these are the weight classes
that are giving coach Cliff Keen a
headache this week. He has, in
Jim Blaker, Don Corriere, Dennis
Fitzgerald, Jack Barden, and Karl
Fink, five wrestlers who could go
all the way. It remains to Keen
to choose the weights in which
they stand the best chance of
winning.
To.Outfox Collins
The Wolverine coach needs all
the points he can get in the upper'
weights, and this means outfox-
ing Michigan State mentor Fend-
ley Collins. His main concern here
is with Barden and Fink.
The best weight for both of
them is 191, but to put them both

-Daily-James Warneka
UP IN THE AIR-Michigan's three divers, Bob Webster (left),
Pete Cox (center), and Ron Jaco (right) watch as Ohio State's
Lou Vitueci completes a back dive. The Michigan trio and Vitucci
and his OSU teammates will battle for top diving honors in this
weekend's Big Ten Meet in Columbus.

BUT 'M' STRONG IN DIVING:
Hoosier Specialists To Try for Sweep

in that class would deprive Michi-
gan of some points and give Michi-
gan State an excellent chance to'
score points at heavyweight.
"I'd like to wrestle Fink at 191,
but I don't think Barden can
score as many points at heavy-
weight as he could at 191,' Keen
said. "I guess I'll move Fink up
to heavyweight and hope that
both of them' can go all the way,"
he added.
Weber a Problem
Of course there is one problem
with wrestling Fink at heavy-
weight, namely, Northwestern's
Rory Weber.
Fink has defeated Weber once
by a 2-1 score, but there is no
assurance that he can do it again.
Not to mention the fact that
Keen has fears that Michigan
State's Mike Senzig might just be
.able to slip into the 191-lb cham-
pionship.
Curtis Ineligible
And what about Guy Curtis,
Michigan's unofficial champ at
191-lbs last year, who lost his
eligibility for this semester? "That
really hurt. I could have put Bar-
den and him at heavyweight 'and
had no worries," Keen noted.
As of now Keen is pretty sure
that he will keep Corriere at 167-
lbs and Fitzgerald at 177-lbs.
Both of them could move down a
weight, but that would leave a
hole at 177-lbs. And this way, if
Purdue's Bob Marshall wrestles
at 157-lbs, Michigan State will be
shut out there.
Corriere and Fitzgerald are both
former conference titilists and
must rate the nod at their re-
spective weights this year.
Another Champ
In Blaker, Keen has another re-
turning Big Ten champ. Blaker
can go at either 147-lbs, or 157-
Ibs, but Keen has indicated that
he will probably go at the lower
weight.
That leaves Keen only one more
wrestler and one open weight. On
this decision he has set two alter-
natives.
"I'll either put john Hollen-

beck at 157-lbs, or I'll put Ted
Ludwig in at heavyweight along
with Fink and hope he can pick
up some points," he proposed.
All of this of course depends on
which one Keen thinks can get
the most points.
Such decisions as these are what
give Big Ten coaches gray hairs
around this time every year.
'M' leer Third
In Point Race
By The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS - North Da-
kota's Bill Colpitts and Denver's
Jerry Walker are tied for the
scoring lead in the Western Col-
legiate Hockey Association.
But Colpitts has the tougher
hurdle as the teams head into the
final weekend of league actior
Colpitts has 17 goals and 20
assists; Walker has 26 goals and
11 assists, giving each 37 points.
Gordon (Red) Berenson of Michi-
gan' is in third place with 34
points on 15 goals and 19 assists.
Other scoring leaders:

I

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zings~ but will take heat treatments this (This is the second of two articles
The Wolverines are counting on week, and should be ready for the analyzing Michigan's strengths and
The olvrins ar contig onpreimiarie onFriay.weaknesses in the upcoming Big
him for high finishes in parallel preliminaries on Friday- Ten swimming championships. To-
bars and the high bar-especially Must Beat Odegard day's article deals with the specialty
the latter. In that event h The man the Michigan duo will events and, diving.)
the atte. I tha evet, e has
consistently scored between 92 and have to beat to place one-two will By FRED STEINHARDT
93 points, good for several first be Minnesota's Dave Odegard, who I
places, has swept the hurdle events in Indiana plans to offset Michi-
Ralph Bromund's specialty is two dual meets this winter. gan's superior freestyle depth and
the still rings on which he has Most of the attention this diving prowess with top-flight per-
consistently scored in the high weekend, however, will be focused formances in the butterfly, back-
80's, and should place among the on the 60-yd, and 300-yd. dashes stroke, and individual medley
top ten in the Conference Meet. where Michigan's Olympian Tom events.
Barry Spicer has been a steady Robinson will again hook up with Hoosier Coach Jim Counsilman
poit-winner in free exnd Indiana's sensational Eddie Miles, is practically assured of victories
tumbling, providing the Wolver- who will have revenge in mind. in the 100- and 200-yd. butterfly
ines further depth in these events, The two met in last year's in- from Mike Troy. The Olympic gold
while Lew Fenner should be adoor meet and Robinson was medalist holds just about every
point-winner 6n the side horse, pressed to the limit before win- record in the book, including the
In rebound tumbling (trampo- ning both events. NCAAR_ mark of 1:57.3 for 200
In rboud tmblng trapo-yards. No other man has ever gone
line), Mark Erenburg will be Both Unbeaten under 2.00.0 in the event.
counted on to support veteran This winter both Miles and n
Toi Osterland, a favorite in the Robinson will go into the meet If Troy Falters
event. undefeated in the 60-yd. sprint. 'Michigan's Dave Gillanders, who
Further,. Loken has two young Miles has won three times, twice has done 2:00.1 this season, is
specialists who may provide a in :06.1 and once in :06.2. The ready if Troy should falter, which
pleasant surprise. John Buss and best .time Robinson has been able is improbable. Gillanders is; the
Bob Harris have not competed in to record in two victories since re- last man to defeat Troy. He won
a dual meet this year, but on the turning to school this semester is the butterfly at the 1959 Pan-
basis of pre-season intra-squad :06.2, in the Michigan State dual American Games.
meets, they may be able to break meet. Carl Shaar of Michigan State
into the top ten in their events, Adding to Robinson's worries is and Troy's Indiana teammate,
and help the Wolverines overtake the remark made about Miles by Frank Brunel, are probably the
Illinois. his coach, Gordon Fisher, "He's best of the rest.
It's true that the Big Ten Meet the only sprinter I know who can Many observers-insist that Mich-
is not like a dual meet, and that run a :06.2 while holding back." igan's Frank Legacki 'would have
the sophomores are still the ques- Michigan's greatest showing a good chance to beat Troy in the
tion mark. But the "If" is not should come in- these events. If 100-yd. butterfly. Troy's NCAA
nearly as big now as it was at the it doesn't, a new Big Ten indoor record is :53.1 and Legacki's best
beginning of the season, champion may be crowned. is right behind at :53.2.
PRO SPORTS ACTION:
Chamberlain Breaks NBA Record

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However, swimming Legacki in
the butterfly would mean taking
him off a relay team since one
man can enter no more than three
events. Furthermore, the 100-yd.
butterfly finals are directly before
the 100-yd. freestyle finals, in
which Legacki is the defending
champ. It is doubtful that Legacki
could go at top speed twice within
so short a period of time,
Indiana could take first and
second in both backstroke races.
Frank McKinney is easily the class
of the field and Dick Beaver is
almost a full second ahead of any-
one else in the 200. Jeff Mattson
of Michigan State and Tom Mur-
ray and L. B. Schaeffer of Ohio
State all have recorded better
times than Alex Gaxiola and Fred
Wolf of Michigan.
Chet Jastremski and .John
Roethke of Indiana seem to be the
best bets for the 200-yd. individual
medley. Challenging for Michigan
will' be Wolf who won the race
in the 1960 championships at Ann
Arbor. Almost certain to tumble is
the Big Ten mark of 2:06.5 held
by former Wolverine captain Tony
Tashnick. Jastremski has done
2:04.0, Roethke 2:04.1, and Wolf,
2:05.9.
Position Solid
In the breaststroke, Michigan's
position seems solid, although In-
diana cannot be overlooked. Ron
Clark is riding on the crest of two
record-breaking performances and
must be rated a clear-cut favorite
over the Hoosier twosome of Jas-
tremski and Ken Nakasone in the
200-yd. event.
Last week Clark set a new Amer-
ican record of 2:31.1 for the 220
and the week before he broke his
own NCAA mark for the 200 with
a 2:15.9.
In the 100, the Wolverines will
take the wraps off sophomore Dick
Nelson, who holds the American
record for 100 yards.
Diving Strong
How many points Michigan ac-
cumulates in the two diving events
will depend mainly on how well
Bob Webster, Ron Jaco, and Pete
Cox do against Tom Gompf, Juan
Botella, and Lou Vitucci of Ohio
State and John Vogel of Purdue.
The Buckeyes will have the advan-
tage of performing in their own
pool.
The important thing is that In-
41ana does not have a diver who
can hope to break into, the top
five or six in each event. These
points gained by Michigan could
very well mean.the difference in
what figures to be a very closely
contested meet.

The best Michigan can hope for
in the medley and freestyle relays
is two seconds. Indiana should
have no trouble winning the 400-
yd. medley relay and the Wolver-
ines will most likely fight it out
with Michigan State for the run-
nerup spot.
Coach Gus Stager will probably
go with Gaxiola, backstroke, Nel-
son, breaststroke, Gillanders, but-
terfly, and Legacki, freestyle. A
possibility would be moving Le-
gacki to the butterfly leg and using
Dave Heizer or John McGuire as
anchorman.
Michigan State appears strong-
est in the 400-yd. freestyle relay.
Michigan will be without the serv-
ices of Legacki if he competes in
either the medley relay or 100-yd.
butterfly.

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Masterson, Denver 12
Sullivan, Mich. Tech. 16
Norman, Minnesota 17
Angotti, Mich. Tech. 22
Merifield, North Dakota 14
Babcock, Michigan 14,
Begg, Mich. Tech. 9

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21 33
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14 28 .
14 28
19 28

I-M Results
SOCIAL FRATERNITY «A"
Theta Chi 28, Trigon 26
Phi Gamma Delta 49, Beta Theta Pi 38
Theta Xi 43, Sigma Nu 20
Kappa Sigma 47, Lambda Chi Alpha 43
Theta Delta Chi 26, Phi Kappa Tau 23
Delta Sigma Phi 35, Pi Lambda Phi 24
Delta Tau Delta 47, Phi Kappa Sigma
22
Phi Kappa Psi 42, Zeta Psi 21
Sigma Phi Epsilon 51, Sigma Alpha
Mu 37
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 57, Chi Psi 33
Psi Upsilon 33, Sigma Chi 14
Alpha Epsilon Pi 52, Alpha Kappa
Lambda 18
INDEPENDENTS
526 Club 45, Raiders 19

Prescott 64, PIoneers 25
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helped the Cincinnati Royals de- cher to give the Detroit Red Wings
feat the St. Louis Hawks, 131-105, a 3-1 National Hockey League vic-
last night in the first game of a tory - over the Chicago Black
doubleheader at Madison Square Hawks.
Garden. . Despite three earlier power play
Robertson,' scoring 16 tonight, chances, it was touch and go for
now has 2,009 points. Chamberlain Detroit until Glover put in his
scored an all-time record 2,707 19th goal of the season.at 17:07
points as a rookie with the Phila- with Chicago two'men short.
delphia Warriors last year. Ken Wharram collected the Chi-
St. Louis played without Bob cago goal on a second period power
Pettit and Woody Sauldsberry, play.
both left home with injured feet. Stasiuk knocked in Alex Del-
Boston 142, New York 116 vecchio's pass from the corner for
New York - The Boston Celtics his first goal at 1:51 and then
clinched at least a tie for their batted in Warren Godfrey's long
fifth straight Eastern Division shot at 8:07 for his second and
pennant in the National Basket- 12th of the season.
ball Association last night by over-
powering the New York Knicker-
bockers, 142-116. NHHL Standings

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