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ecomes Olympic Swimmer SPECIALIZATION
Platoon Rule Aters trat
won the race in a world.i Farely thus joined sophomore I speed swimming. He literally swam freestyle events. The 15 year old
breaking time of 16:58.7. Carl Robie as the second Wolver- away from the field going for the high school boy beat Farley by By BOB CARNEY our offense more wide open," he Elliott added that the li
,... _world record that Rose had wrested more than a second. said so far will be an aidtd

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from him earlier.
There had been talk in swimming{
circles that Saari was not the
swimmer he could be in the trials
because he competed so heavily in
water polo for the team coached by
his father. Saari and Captain
Chuck Bittick of the Army are
reputed to be the best players in
the nation at the sport.
The exhausting game puts a tre-
mendous physical strain on an ath-
lete, but the 19 year old Saari dis-
pelled any thoughts that his stam-
ina might be taxed.
John Nelson of Pompano Beach
Florida showed himself to be a
coming powerhouse in the long
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Strong Combo
The combination of Farley and
Robie should give Michigan swim-t
ming a sound one two combination
for the coming swim season. Swim-
ming coach Gus Stager also can <
boast of tw9 fine backstrokers who]
failed to make the Toyko team. Edt
Bartsch and Russell Kingery are
both highly touted swimmers.
Bartsch picked up a gold medal int
the Pan American games in 1962
but could not manage to make the1
finals. Kingery a sophomore placedt
sixth in the preliminaries of the
200 metertbackstroke Monday, but
could manage only eighth in the
In other events in New York,
Walt Richardson, the great Min-
nesota butterfly man broke his
own American record in the 100t
meter butterfly event with a time
of 57.5 in the preliminaries. He
then came back to win in the
finals thus gaining a spot on the
powerful American team.
In the women's events Cathy
Ferguson paced the prelims of the
100 meter backstroke. Sue Jones of
Los Altos topped the preliminary
times in the 0 meter ,backstroke
event which as specially held for
those girls who had not qualified
for the team in any other event.
Dr. Jim Councilman, head coach
of the American team, believes
that the more swimmers he can put
on the squad the more insurance
he will have against possible in-
jury or sickness between now and
the races in Toyko. He also does
not want to leave swimmers cap-
able of winninwg medals in the
Olympics back in the States.

With the help of a 1964 rule . ~
change, Michigan football strategy Faced with the situation of
will take shape in a new two pla- seven lettermen ends and both
toon system this season. veterans and sophomores showing
The rule change, allowing for good promise in the backfield, El-
unlimited substitution when the liott commented that the offense
clock is stopped, will give Coach
Bump Elliott a chance to, as he Freshman Wrestlers
calls it, "specialize" in a way he All men interested in joining
was unable to last season. the freshman or varsity wrest-
"We would have switched to ling teams should attend an or-
two platoons last year had the ganizational meeting Thursday
same rule been in effect," the at 4 p.m. in the wrestling room
head coach stated. "But (he ad- of the I-M Bldg.
mitted that) this season we have
more depth to take advantage of.' would not be geared to either pass-
As for the style of Michigan ing or running.
play, Elliott expected no real "How much passing or running
change to be effected by the new we do will depend on how our
s team will depend on the perform-
"Certainly it should strengthen ance of our team and the type of
us but it won't necessarily make deafense thrownum ,ag.inst.u_"

varied offense, and that thf
was no point in stressing eit]
running or passing as a result t]
line play.
"Our pass blocking and r
blocking have been genera
equal," he said, 'and a balanc
offense is what we want."
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