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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

aymnasts Risk Spotless Record Against li

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greater opposition than any the Lawler was second on the side
- Wolverines have faced thus far. horse, and Salter and Klausman
j udging by pre-season estimates finished sixth and seventh, re-
and performances thus far, thespective in the Big Ten all-
Min ar 71Hs . ain thseevetyaintheBigTenaat

Tumbling Champ
Pond lost Big Ten and NCAA
tumbling champ, Al Barasch, due
to mid-year graduation, but
should not be in too much trouble
for this event. Sophomore Hal
Holmes has won the national AAU
tumbling championships twice, and
Pond calls him "the world's finest
tumbler."
The Illini also will be bolstered
by the transfer of five gymnasts
from Navy Pier (University of Il-'
linois at Chicago), and two other

sophomores who comprise the1
largest squad Pond has ever had.-
The mlini power was demo~n-
strated by their victory over the
alumni, 68-54, in an annual pre-
season encounter. The alumni in-
cluded Abe Grossfeld and Jon7
Culbertson, members of the 1960
U.S. Olympic squad.
As if the threat of the invading
Illini weren't enough of a head-]
ache to Michigan Coach Newt
Loken, another midwest powe.,
Southern Illinois, will meet the1
Wolverines Monday afternoon:.;.
Southern Illinois had proved it-
self a leading gymnastics power
with a victory in the Midwest
Open on December 3. The meet]
provides an interesting compar1-
son between Illinois, Michigan ad
Southern Illinois.1
Southern Illinois, Illinois, and
the Wolverines finished 1-2-3,. in4
the meet, but it would be foolish
to make predictions on this basis
alone-.
'M' Sophomores'
The Illini weren't at full strength
for the meet, and Michigan en-'
tered a team composed of sopho-"
mores, who hadn't yet been ex-'

Posed to Intercollegiate competi-
tion.
Nevertheless, top performances
'ill be necessary if Michigan can
even hope to beat either of the
Illinois schools.
Coach Loken is encouraged by
the strong showing of his team in
its two dual meets to date against
Navy Pier and Wisconsin, and
hopes to have the team in top
condition, except for minor win-
ter colds, for the meet tomorrow
against Illinois.
Sophomore Performances
Tecent line performances by
sophomores Jim Hynds, Gil La-
re, Barry Spicer, and Lew Pen-
*e, give an encouraging sign that.
the* may be able to provide the
depth which was Loken's chief
contern at the outset of the sea-
son.
The performances of veteran
Tom Osterland, in rebound tumbl-
in, Jim Brown, in tumbling, and
lidI Montpetit, in all - events
Against Wisconsin also are an in-
dication that the Wolverines will
be in top form against Illinois.,

Montpetit's 445.5 points and four
first places in the five events in
which he competed against Wis-
consin are very close to Big Ten
Championship standards, and Os-
terland's trampoline performances
are fast-approaching the form
which earned him 1980 NCAA, Big
Ten, and AAU second-places.
The Wolverines may have "the
horses" to beat either or both of
the 1 s schools, but whether
or not the team can be "up" for
two such difficult meets in such a
short time is still a matter of
question.
Season's
Schedule
Feb. 11---ninas-H--Rome (4 p.m.)
Feb. 13-Southen IAL-hone (3:43)
Feb. l7-Mi naetAaNom (:30)
Feb. 1--Ohio State-Away
Feb. 31--Mich. St.-Away (7:30)
Feb'. 25.-Indiana & law&--Away
Man. 3,4-Big Ten Meet-Ann Arbor
Mar. 25-Michigan AAU-Ann Arbor
April 7 i a5-NCAA Meet-Champaign

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By GARY GUSSIN
If a gymnastics team were to
finish first, second, and third in
all seven events in a dual meet,
the final score of the meet would
be §1-21.
Last Saturday at Madison, Wis-
consin managed one third place to.
deprive Michigan's gymnasts of a
'whitewashing,' as the Wolverines
were "held" to a 90-22 victory.
Though the Badgers are not a
strong team, the fine perform-
ances of the Wolverines were a
marked improvement over the
team's efforts in their opening
victory against Navy Pier January
13.
The victory indicated that the
gymnasts will be in top form for
the big meet of the season against
Illinois in the I-M Building at
4 p.m. tomorrow.
Montpetit Stars
Leading the way for the Wol-
verines against Wisconsin, was
captain Richard Montpetit with
four firsts and a second in the
five events in which he competed
and all-around honors with 445.5
points.
Jim Brown, Tom Osterland, and
sophomore Lew Fenner provided
the other Wolverine victories,
in tumbling, rebound tumbling
(trampoline),, and the'side horse,
respectively.
Brown's and Osterland's victor-
ies were expected since each is
among. the strongest in the Big
Ten in his event, but Fenner's
performance was particularly en-
couraging. A strong 87 points out
of a possible 100 enabled him to
beat out Montpetit for top hon-
ors on the side horse.
Strong Performances
Osterland and sophomore Barry
Spicer gave Coach Newt Loken
further cause for satisfaction with
strong performances in tumbling
and free exercise, respectively.
Osterland, noted for his tram-
polining, recently has shown
marked improvement in tumbling
and finished a strong second to
Brown. Spicer lost to Montpetit
by a mere half point in free exer-
cise and his continued improve-
ment as well as Osterland's should
provide the Wolverines with ex-
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ILLINOIS VETERAN-Ray Hadley heads an imposing arr
Illinois gymnasts who will invade Ann Arbor tomorrow afters
Hadley is 1900 Big Ten and NCAA free exercise champiom a
also 1960 Big Ten all-around title holder. He isone of six re!
ing lettermen whom Michigan's gymnasts will face in tomor
meet.
Wolverines Wallop Badg
For Seeond Win, 90-22

cellent depth in these events !
future meets.
In addition, Jim Hynds, Gilbe
Larose, Ralph Bromund, and Mar
Erenburg, all sophomores, we
outstanding in rolling up the se(
onds and thirds that gave ti
Wolverines their imposing 7F
point victory margin.
As Montpetit put it, "We a
performed well and made very fe
mistakes in our routines. It wi
our best meet of the season ax
we should be at our peak for Ill
nois."t'
Statistics
TRAMPOLINE-1. Osterland (M),
90.5 points; 2. Erenburg (M); 3,
Brown (M); 4. Meyst (W); 5. Mavthe
(W).
FREE EXERCISE-1. Montpetit
(M), 85 points; Z. Spicer (M); 3.
Stillman (W); 4. Hynds (M); S
Johnson (W).
SIDE HORSE-1. Fenner (M), 87
points; 2. Montpetit (M); 3. Hynds
(M); 4. Stillman (W); 5. Kirkpatrick
(WV).
H1'GII BAR-1. Montpetit (M), 93
points; 2. (tie) Larose (M) and
Hynds (M); 4. Klingbell (W); 5.
Stililman (WV)."
PARALLEL BARS-1. Montpetil
(M), 91-points; 2. Hynds (M); 3.
Larose (M);4. Stillman (W); 5.
Klingbell («').
STILL RINGS-1. Montpetit (M),
91.5 points; 2. Larose (M); 3. Bro-
mund (M); 4. Stillman (W); 5,
Klingbell (W)«
TUMBLING-1. Brown (M), 87.5
points; 2. Osterland (M); 3. Spicer
(M); 4. Gschwind (W); 5. Johnson
(W).
Gym Seorin
Madle Easy-
Contrary to the opinions of mo
spectators at a gymnastics mee
the system of scoring used is NC
as complicated as Charles Gorer
point-count system of bidding
contract bridge.
The first thing to note is th
there are four judges in gymna
tics. Each awards a competitor
specific number of points for
routine-ranging from zero to 1(
The high and the low scores a
disregarded and the middle tv
scdres averaged to give the at
lete's score for a particular rot
tine. Then team points a
awarded on the basis of the ord
of finish and of all the partic
pants in an event.
Six points are given for fir
place, four for second, three f
third, two for fourth, and one f
fifth.
There are seven events - tur
bling, rebound tumbling (tramp
line), side horse, parallel bars, fr
exercise, high bar, and still ring

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