THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 1965
By LLOYD GRAFF
He was tumbling down the
loosely-connected mats with the
characteristic awkwardness of a
freshman in high school when he
lost his body control in the midst
of a flip flop.
Gary Erwin collapsed to the
floor writhing in pain with a
broken leg. Seven years later he
was trampoline king of the world,
probably the best bouncer ever to
stretch the elastic.
While a game freshman in a
suburban Chicago high school Er-
win fractured his leg. tumbling. A
doctor suggested to Gary and his
win eliminated Millman in the
tryouts this year. But the two
will have another tete a tete in
the NCAA championships this
Gary Erwin came to his title by
leaps and bounds. After his sopi-
omore year in high school, when it
was obvious to those who had
seen him working on the tram-
poline that he had real potential,
his father invested in a trampo-
line for the family backyard.
"My dad spotted and coached
me too," he says. As a junior Gary
won the Illinois high school cham-
pionship. For the sake of con-
sistency he won the title again
his senior year.
Besides the family doctor who
first suggested the tramp fora
therapy, Erwin had the urging of
a friend and predecessor at Mich-
igan, Ed Cole, who won an NCAA
championship for Coach Newt
Loken. "Ed was an inspiration
and an idol for me. He still comes
around to most of our home meets
to watch and make suggestions."
Visited Ann Arbor
Cole was a friend of the family
and Gary recalls driving up to
Ann Arbor several times while in
high school to watch him com-
pete in the Big Ten. Witn this
kind of an initiation to Michigan,
there wasn't a great deal of doubt
in Erwin's mind where he would
go to college. "I looked at a few
other Big Ten schools, but I knew
Michigan was the place all along."
Needless to say Loken was
happy to get Erwin. In college
gymnastics, Illinois high school
champions are money in the bank.
Three quarters of the Michigan
team hails from the Chicago met-
ropolitan area, with about the
same percentage for Iowa. The
Hawkeyes perenially challenge
Michigan for Big Ten supremacy
But 1961 was quite a year for
getting trampolinists for Loken.
Not only Erwin, but Fred Sanders
and John Hamilton, two very tal-
ented tramp men, decided to come
to Michigan. It was like getting
four aces in five-card stud. Judg-
ing by past performances the three
are now the best in the Big Ten.
In last year's conference cham-
pionships, Erwin and Hamilton
tied for first and Sanders finish-
ed fourth. George Hery who took
third has graduated. In case you
think Sanders is a slouch, he won
the Big Ten as a sophomore. The
splendid threesome finisheddone,
two, three, for an unprecedented
slam in last year's NCAA cham-
pionship. Erwin, Hamilton and,
SCAZZIE PACES ASSAULT:
G 1Wolverines Threaten Marks
Sanders was the order. It was
Gary's second consecutive national
This intersquad competition be-
tween three top tramp men, has
remained an amicable one. "We
all get along well. There is no
resentment when one of us wins
a championship. I know I wouldn't
be as good as I am if I didn't
Tickets for next Monday's
Iowa basketball game at Yost
Field House are still on sale
at the Athletic Administration
Bldg. Ticket Office to students,
faculty and employes for $1.
Those not purchased will soon
be available for general public
have to work so hard just to keep
up with Fred and John."
Oddly enough, Gary describes
himself as a cowardly trampolin-
ist. He uses the safety belt, a de-
vice which looks like a metal
inner tube descending from the
ceiling. The spotter controls the
height of the belt by using ropes.
Erwin wears the belt around his
waist as he tries to develop new
tricks or perfect those which he
may be having trouble with.
"You don't progress quite as'
fast with the belt, but I don't
think it's worth taking chances."
This attitude which denies fate
its whim, is characteristic of Er-
win. He plans every meet metic-
ulously, and hates to ad lib on
the trampoline. He has eleven
tricks in his routine, one which is
essentially the same as he used
in high school-with collegiate
refinement, of course.
Gary Erwin, who says he never!
By BOB LEDERER
Should the torrid Big Ten race
continue down the path it is blaz-
ing, a host of Big Ten and Michi-
gan basketball records will be
swept off the books.
Michigan is leading the assault
on the conference. Averaging 96.6
points per game in five conference
outings, the Wolverines are in
good position to erase the Big Ten
scoring average standard of 92.3
points per game established last
year by Michigan State. In the
process, the Maize and Blue could
Cazzie Russell seems destined to Chris Pervall, an Iowa guard, who
break a couple of Michigan rec- has been averaging 23.0 points per
ords by the end of this campaign. game. Forward Dave Schellhase
Currently averaging 26.6 points of Purdue slipped to a 22.6 aver-
per game in fifteen games, Rus- age after being held to eight
sell should better his own school points against the Wolverines.
scoring record of 670 points,
which he garnered last year while
hitting at a clip of 24.8 points per
In addition, Russell has come
close to John Tidwell's single-
game scoring record of 43 points
set in 1961. The All-America
junior has scored 36 points twice
and 40 points once this year.
On the home front, Russell's
26.6 average in all fifteen games
is likewise in a class by itself. Bill
Buntin at 19.0, Oliver Darden at
12.0, Larry Tregoning at 10.2, and
John Thompson at 6.0 points per
game are the other leading scorers.
Buntin has secured a sizeable
margin in the rebounding depart-
ment having grabbed 161 for a
10.7 average. Darden has 131,
Russell 126, and Tregoning 116.
The Wolverines, unbeaten in
five conference games and 13-2
overall, are scoring 90.4 points per
game to their opponents' 77.2.
top the league record for most Cazzie is also running away
field goals scored. with individual honors in the Big
Back in 1953, Illinois pumped in Ten scoring derby. Although man-
531 baskets (18 conference games', aging only 18 points against Pur-
but Michigan, averaging 39.2 field due last Saturday, he Is averag-
goals a game, would accumulate ing 28.4 points per conference
549 goals at season's end continu- game. His closest competitor is
ing its current pace.
GARY ERWIN, who now must be recognized as the best amateur
trampolinist in the world after winning the World Championship
in London last week, is captain of the Michigan gymnastics team.
Erwin began his trampoline career as therapy for a broken leg.
He has won the NCAA Championship two years in a row.
FG FT RB Pts. Ave.
158 84 126 400 26.6
111 65 161 287 19.0
78 25 131 181 12.0
66 22 116 154 10.2
40 10 20 90 6.0
39 8 64 86 5.7
34 9 68 77 5.1
14 10 24 38 4.2
3, 0 1 6 0.7
14 5 14 33 2.8
0 1 5 1 0.3
0 2 4: 2 0.5
0 2 2 2 0.2
0 0 0 0 0.0
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folks that he ought to work out
on a trampoline to strengthen the
injured limb. He followed doctor's
orders, and as Erwin puts it, "I
guess I took to it naturally."
Doing what came naturally he
worked the leg back into shape.
He practiced with such relish he
never got down to tumbling
again. Erwin the trampolinist was
going to go a lot further than
Erwin the tumbler.
Last Saturday, as the pomp of
England was at its ceremonial
height with the interment of Sir
Winston Churchill, Gary Erwin
was in another part of London
bouncing to the World Trampoline
Championship. He beat Frank
Schmitz of Southern Illinois and
Wayne Miller, a Michigan fresh-
man, to earn the title. Several
other nations were represented
but none could match the level
of the American team'. To some
extent it was revenge for Erwin,
as he finished second in the same
tournament last year to Dan Mill-
man, a California sophomore. Er-
had a pogo stick as a kid, may
just make a business out of his
trampoline skill. He expects to
turn pro this summer to compete
in a professional championship.
The prize is a red Mustang, and
Gary says he's already got his
eyes on it.
But being a professional tram-
polinist is one of America's more
transitory vocations. He kind of
envies former foe Hery, traveling
around the world giving exhibi-
tions for Nissen, who is to Tram-
poline what Kleenex is to facial
tissue. Yet Erwin is looking for-
ward to more school after he
graduates, "Maybe a masters in
bus. ad or education." And after
that something "that combines
sports and business."
Erwin admits that his plans a-e
"up in the air." Were truer words
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Pistons Take Fourth"Straight
By The Associated Press f
DETROIT--The Detroit Pistons
outscored the San Francisco War-
riors 20-6 early in the third per-
lod and went on to win their
fourth straight National Basket-
ball Association game 111-106 last
It marked the first time since
Feb., 1962, that the Pistons had
put together a four-game streak.
After the first period had end-
ed in a 51-51 tie, the Pistons broke
loose on two baskets and a free
throw by Eddie Miles. Joe Cald,
well chipped in with three goals
and Terry Dischinger two more
to give Detroit a 15-point bulge.
The Warriors rallied to within
83-73 of the Pistons at the three-'
quarter mark. They closed with-
in six points of Detroit early in
the fourth period.
Then Rod Thorn and Dischinger
cut loose to put Detroit safely in
Dischinger paced six Pistons
who scored in double figures with
BOSTON-Don Ohl and Walt
Bellamy powered the Baltimore
Bullets to a 122-114 upset victory!
over the Boston Celtics last night
in the second game of a National'
Basketball Association double-.
The defeat ended Boston's 14-
game winning streak on its home
Ohl scored 30 points to top
Baltimore's attack while Bellamy
and Gus Johnson tallied 25
Boston's John Havlicek had one
St. Joseph's (Pa) 80, Georgetown 72
Duke 84, North Carolina State 74
Detroit 96, Western Michigan 87
Arizona 85, Bradley 83 (3 ovt)
Baltimore 122,. ostou 114
Detroit 111, San Francisco 106
Cincinnati 130, Los Angeles 99
Philadelphia 116, New York 95
Chicago 4, New York 1
of his biggest scoring nights ofi
the season, taking game scoring
laurels with 38 points.
s * * I
Hawks Win in NHL
NEW YORK - The Chicago
Black Hawks moved into a first-
place tie with the idle Montreal!
Canadiens last night by defeat-
ing the New York Rangers 4-1
in a riotous National Hockey
Chicago's Bobby Hull failed to
score for the sixth straight game
and saw his league-leading scor-
ing lead over teammate Stan Mi-
kita narrowed to six points.
Mikita opened up Chicago's
scoring in the first period. Ken
Wharram, Phil Esposito and Fred
Stanfield scored the other Black
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Olympic Star Sehollander
Receives Sullivan Award
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK-Don Schollander,
who won four gold medals in the
swimming events 'of the Tokyo
Olympics, was named winner of
the 1964 Sullivan Award earlier
A panel of 739 sportsmen, sports
writers, sportscasters, and Olym-
pic athletes participated in the
poll conducted by the AAU. The
award, given annually to the
nation's outstanding athlete, is in
its 35th year. Bobby Jones was
the first recipient of the honor in
Lt. Billy Mills of the U.S. Ma-
rine Corps, winner of the 10,000-
meter run at Tokyo, was second in
the balloting. Another Olympian,
Bob Hayes of Florida A & .M, was
third. Hayes won the 100-meter
dash in the Olympics.
Schollander was named first on
352 ballots, second on 109, and
third on 74, receiving a total of
2,161 points. Five points were
awarded for first place, three for
second, and one for third.
Mills received 1,044 points and
99 first place votes with Hayes
getting 595 points and 45 first
Schollander, who is a fresh-
man at Yale, was elated by the
award. "At the least I can say that
I am very, very happy," he said.
"Every amateur athlete knows of
the Sullivan Award and would like
to win it," said the swimmer.
"This is great."
The Olympian from Oswego,
Ore., has been "cutting up" at
Yale. Schollander confines his an-
tics to the Yale News Bureau
where he works 12 hours a week,
as part of his scholarship.
"I cut up newspapers and de-
liver messages," he explained. "It's
a study job, where I spend some
of the time studying when there's
nthing to do," he continued.
Schollander, who plans to en-
ter medical school after his under-
graduate days at Yale, will accept
the Amateur Athletic Union's prize
at a banquet on February 21.
"I'm glad it's on Sunday so it
doesn't interfere with my reg lar
schedule," he said. The swimmer's,
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