THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Trestlers Try for Individual Titles
By JIM BERGER
1960-61 Michigan wrestlng
comes to a close this week
,h Cliff Keen takes a four
Wolverines Sever Hockey Relation
With Minnesota for 1961-2 Season
man squad to Corvalis, Oregon for
the NCAA Championships which
A total of 154 colleges and uni-
versities will be represented at the
meet, "which will host the finest
collegiate grapplers in the coun-
The Michigan squad will con-
sist of Captain Dennis Fitzgerald,
Captain-elect Don Corriere, Jim
Blaker, and Karl Fink.
Keen had originally anticipated
tqking a six man squad, but Jack
Barden, a pre-med student, and
Fritz Kellerman, could not make
the trip because of scholastic rea-
Keen is wrestling each of "his
boys" down one weight from what
they wrestled during the regular
Blaker, wrestling most of the
year at 157-lbs., won the Big Ten
Championship this year at 147-
lbs., and will wrestle at 147-lbs.
in the NCAA.
Probably due to the fact that
he wrestledfor most of the season
over his weight, Blaker chalked
up a mediocre record, but in the
Michigan State dual meet, and in
the Big Ten Meet, Blaker really
came through to give the Wolver-
ines important victories.
"When he's got to put it on, he
comes through," said Keen about
Blaker who won his second con-
secutive Big Ten Championship
this year, and in doing this was
the only Wolverine to register a
pin in the entire meet.
Corriere, the new captain-elect,
will wrestle at 157-lbs. as com-.
pared to 167-lbs., which he wres-
tled during the entire season and
at the Big Ten Meet.
As a sophomore in 1959, Cor-
riere won the Big Ten Champion-
ship at 157-lbs., but then dropped
out of school for a year.
Returning this, year, Corriere
went through the year undefeated
in the ten dual meets and even
registered pins in several of his
However, catastrophe struck at
the Big Ten Meet as Joe Mullins
of Iowa accomplished one of the
greatest upsets of the meeti in de-
feating Corriere in the semifinal
. Corriere will be wrestling ten
pounds lower in the NCAA's, and
with the added weight advantage
the Michigan Captain-elect could
go all the way.
Fitzgerald, who will wrestle at
167-lbs., will also be wrestling ten
pounds lower than what he wres-
tled during the season and at the
Fitzgerald's record speaks for
itself. He has won two conference
championships and one second
place in three years, and has only
lost one match in the last two
As with Corriere, the fact that
he will be wrestling lower, will
definitely be an advantage for the
Michigan Captain, and a victory
in the NCAA would be a fine
finish in Fitzgerald's collegiate
The one remaining Michigan
grappler is Karl Fink, who will go
at 191-lbs. at Corvallis.
Due to the ineligibility of heavy-
weight Guy Curtis, Fink has wres-
tled at heavyweight for the entire
dual meet season, and in the Big
In his one attempt this season
at 191-lbs., Fink won the Wilkes
As a heavyweight this season,
Fink was undefeated with two ties.
However, he was defeated in the
Big Ten Meet by Northwestern's
Rory Weber, who Fink had de-
feated earlier this year in a dual
In Fink's eight victories, four
were won by pains, which shows
With his four man delegation,
naturally Keen does not expect to
win the NCAA meet.
"We're just out for individual
titles," said the Michigan mat
mentor, when asked about Michi-
Commenting about his four
boys, Keen said, "they're just as
tough as they come and they can
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put on a couple of the wildest
shows in league history.
At Minneapolis in February,
charges of "dirty playing" and
"biased officiating" flew all over
the rink as the Gophers took the
first game of the series behind
an onslaught of Wolverine penal-
The real fireworks took place
the next night when both teams
errupted from their respective
benches at the game ending buzzer
and engaged in a free-swinging,
but short-lived, brawl.
The brace of games in Ann Ar-
bor, while they didn't produce a
riot, weren't much more congenial.
The whole mess was further
spiced by Mariucci's charges of
was Minnesota's refusal to sche-
dule Denver during the season,
thus avoiding two "sure losses"
and enabling the Gophers to have
the playoffs on their home ice.
Michigan met Denver and lost
four times. Against the Gophers
(and including the playoffs) the
Wolverines won three of six with
one game ending in a tie.
In other action taken by the
WCHA Faculty Representatives
and Athletic Directors, it was vot-
ed to revise the play-off setup.
The new arrangement provides
for. a league "tournament"
volving the top four teams
held on a neutral rink. Plac
still be decided by percentage
the present system of matt
the first against the fourth
teams and the second agains
third will still stand.
The difference arises in thl
will be single elimination.
two-game total goal setup
was used this season will be
ished. The teams will play
game semi-finals and then
winners will meet for the cl
Jones Beats McRae Again
As Indoor Season Closes
... captain for next season
When a man is being considered, for an
executive appointment, his' appearance is an
GREAT FUTURE AHEAD:
Sophomore. Hynds Spariles
In Big Ten Gym Competition
By JOHN SCOCHIN
A high iron bar, fastened se-
curely to two ,steel putts in the'
middle of a vacant lo; In Windsor
was more than Just an oddity to
young Jim Hynds.
It became a challenge which led
him into the gymnastics field and
later to a starring position on
Michigan's all conquering gym-
One of a batch of blue chip,
sophomores that gymnastics coach
Newt Loken based his hopes for
a title on this season, Hynds came
through with a third in the all
events and,. a second on high bar
in the Big Ten meet. In addition
to considerably helping the Wol-,
verines to a league title he was
a standout on the high bar
throughout the dual meet season,
causing onlookers to predict fu-
ture greatness for the former
Hynds first became, acquainted
with the sport of gymnastics in
his early teens,. On a vacant lot, a
few doors away from his home,
Bernie Newman, well known
Windsor gymnastics promoter, had
erected a makeshift high bar for
the kids in the neighborhood,
After seeing others practicing on
numerous occasions, as he' passed
by, Hynds decided to try it him-
self. From that moment on, he
developed a desire to become a
Practice Makes Perfect
For the first two years he prac-
ticed the fundamental movements
to improve his co-ordination and
finally at the age of 15 he began
to work on- certified tricks and
routines for about 2 hours a day..
A short time later, not satisfied
with his speedy improvement, he
added an extra half hour to his
Under the watchful eye of Ber-
nie Newman he became a member
of the Windsor Gymnastics Club,
and soon was good enough to
travel to Vancouver, Dayton, In-
dianapolis and Toronto for inter-
As a top teenage gymnast,
Hynds practiced diligently through
his high school years and in 1958
he captured the National Junior
All Around Championship at the
Canadian National Gymnastics
Tournament in Vancouver. Gil La-
rose, his current Wolverine team-.
mate, finished second. Only two
years before, in 1956, Hynds show-
ed promise by placing third in the
Highly sought after by college
coaches, Hynds originally leaned
towards MSU, but became inter-
ested in Miclcigan through talks
with Wolverine stars Ed Gagnier.
and Nino Marion, who were also
members of the Windsor Gymnast-
ics Club. He was impressed by
Michigan's high academic rank-
attitude. He is always calm and
collected. In gymnastics, where
you cannot rely on anyone but
yourself, you must have patience
and be able to concentrate wholly
on a continuous repetition of
movements, always striving toward
perfection and grace.
"When you are nervous or wor-
ried about the people watching
you, your performance will never
approach your capabilities. Jim
has a relaxed air. He has compet-
ed in numerous big meets and has
become accustomed to the pres-
sure. This is an advantage which
cannot be overemphasized in the
character of a fine gymnast,"
Ann Arbor and the Michigan
squad have also lived up to all of
Hynds's own expectations. "Every-
one on the team seems to have a
lot of things in common. At the
Windsor Club the members weren't
close knit and the practice times
weren't consistent. Here, everyone
works together for the good of
the team and we all practice to-
gether. This fosters a spirit of
"comraderie" among us. The more
experienced members are eager to
help us improve our routines and
we learn much from watching
these veterans perform. Everyone
here knows their gymnastics and
the- performances are of a high
caliber. This is bound to lead to
worthwhile improvements in every-
About Coach Loken Hynds add-
ed, "He is always jovial and hap-
pY-go-lucky. He precipitates con-
fidence in the rest of us."
Hynds is currently majoring in
biology with an eye toward teach-
ing in the secondary schools.
Jim Hynds has come - a long
way from a boy, swinging on a
bar in a vacant lot to a national-
ly known athlete whose future is
still even more promising. With
the help of Hynds, Michigan's
gymnastics star should continue to
By DAVE GOOD
Hayes Jones had just beaten
his star hurdler for the fourth
time in four outings, but Track
Coach Don Canham came home
smiling from Friday's Knights of
Columbus Games in Cleveland.
Canham, it seems, came home
knowing that in Bennie McRae he
has the second-best hurdler in
the nation today.,
Canham disclaimed wire service
reports that Olympic bronze med-
alist Jones had beaten the Big
Ten's high and low hurdle champ
by four yards. "That's ridiculous,"
he snorted. "He lost by a couple
Earlier this. year McRae had
polished off such vaunted hurdlers
as Minnesota's Dave Odegard,
Southern California's Don Styron
and Kansas State's Rex Stucker,
not to mention his own teammate,
Dick Cephas. Only Jones stood un-
For McRae, who holds a share
of both conference hurdle rec-
ords, it marked his last chance
to upset Jones indoors, for the
weekend ended the season for
Canham's Big Ten champs.
In the other races Friday night,
the two relay teams performed
well in defeat. The two-mile team
finished third, some seventy yards'
behind record-setting Manhattan
but only inches behind Yale, when
anchorman Ergas Leps misjudg
the finish line and was edged
Their time fo 7:38 was their
fastest of the year, as Leps and
Dave Martin turned in 1:54 splits
and Wally Schafer and Charlie
Acquino did 1:55.
The one-mile crew placed sec-
ond behind Western Michigan,
which won in a relatively slow
3:24. Leadoff man Cephas had
been hurt and had to be replaced
by Martin, who usually runs long-
er distances. Bryan Gibson, Car-
ter Reese and Leps rounded out
Michigan's two pole vaulters,
Steve Overton and Rod Denhart,
finished out of the money at 13'6",
not in the same class with the 15'
vault of Henry Wadsworth and
Overton got a measure of sat-
isfaction when he won Saturday
night at Granville with his best
vault ever, a 13'9" winning effort.
In Hamilton, Ontario, the same
night, freshman David Hayes ran
his best mile race as he won in
4:20.8 on a short 16-lap track.
Leps won the 1,000-yd. run in a
good, 2:13 and Jeff Engle, who
made the finals in the Big Ten
meet sprint, was third in the 50-
. .. reports break
"professionalism" aimed at Mich-
igan, Michigan Tech, and Denver,
whose teams are primarily made
up of Canadian 'junior" players.
The Gopher squad had only one,
defenseman Louis Nanne from Ste.
Sault Marie, Ont.
At WCHA playoff time, Michi-
gan threw another bomb into the
fire when it insisted on "neutral"
referees for the contests. Two
weeks earlier Michigan Tech had
also refused to take the ice at
Minneapolis unless the officials
Underlying the whole situation
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...hard working star
ing and after meeting with good
natured coach Newt Loken, Hynds
decided to* come. to Ann Arbor.
A standout on the high bar,
Hynds is currently putting added
effort into mastering the side
horse, still rings, and free exer-
cise events. "Those are my weak
Points in the all around," said
Hynds. "I am satisfied with my
progress on the high and parallel
bars so I'm concentrating on the
The former high bar specialist
further commented, "When you
compete in only one event and you
lose in it, you feel that all your
effort was for nothing. In the all
events you get another chance on
some other apparatus to make up
for any slips. That makes it more
challenging and rewarding."
-Coach Newt Loken has high
praise for his. sophomore perform-
er and stated, "Jim is & tireless
worker, who'll persevere at a com-
plicated routine until he has it
perfected, no matter how arduous
it is or how long it takes. He has
the form and grace necessary to
be one of our top stars."
Olympian Rich Montpetit, Wol-
verine captain, first met Hynds at
the Canadian Nationals in 1956.
"What set Jim apart from other
good gymnasts is his fine mental
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