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Michigan Wrestlers Bolstered by Veterans, Soj




Associate Sports Eitor
. Coach Newt Loken's gymnasts
will prepare for the 1962-1963 sea-
son hoping to earn a third .con-
secutive Big Ten crown.
Two years ago, here at Ann
Arbor, the Wolverines brought to
an end a long Illinois domination
of Big Ten gymnastics. Led by
Captain Richard Montpetit's stel-
lar all-around performance, the
Wolverines outpointed Illinois
147 a -122. Last year, at Colum-
bus, Newt's boys made it two in a
row, taking the conference crown
handily over Michigan State, their
nearest rivals.
Despite the addition of a flock
of outstanding sophomores, the
Wolverines are no shoo-in for the
title this year. Michigan State has
been rebuilding and will have a
young squad of exceptional indi-
vidual performers, featuring jun-
lors Jerry George and Dale Cooper.
Illinois is also perennially strong
and should not be counted out of
the money at this early date
Retain Nucleus
Nevertheless, Michigan retains
its strong nucleus of all-around
men from last year's team. Cap-
tain Gil Larose, who competed
this summer in the World Games
at Prague, Czechoslovakia, is a
scrappy fighter who has been a
conference standout for the past
two seasons. Larose's Canadian
countryman, Jim Hynds, also re-
turns as a senior and will boost
Michigan in the high bar and all-
around events.
Loken expects a great deal from
Larose and Hynds in their final
season. Both have had previous
disappointments in Big Ten meets
and will be gunning for perform-
ances indicative of their true abil-
ity. Both have been instrumental
in Michigan's quick rise to gym-
' =nastic 'supremacy.
Lascari Stars
pArno Lascari is the third return-
#ng all-around standout from last
year's squad. He was second in the
Big Ten last year in all-around as
a sophomore, and has developed
into a threat in sidehorse, still
rings, and high bar, in addition to
being one of the country's finest
parallel bar artists.
The trio of Lascari, Larose, and
Hynds, a coach's dream in itself,
will be enhanced by another trio
of all-around men from last year's
freshman aggregate. Alex Freczka
and Mike Henderson from Chicago
as well as Stan Kurtz will provide
Loken with a lot of raw talent that
can be developed. Freczka, a prod-
uct of Evanston High, can do all
events well and will concentrate
on his all-around routine. Hen-
derson is especially good in tumbl-
ing, free exercise, and parallel
Kurtz specializes in Trampoline.
He spent the summer with a
sophomore teammate, Fred Sand-
ers. Bith worked hard on their
Trampoline routines. They will be
two of the men vying for the spot
vacated by last year's graduating
captain, Tom Osterland. Osterland
15 a past NAAU, Big Ten, and
NCAA Trampoline champion.
Trampolinists Aplenty
Sanders was National Jr. Tram-
poline titlist while in high school.
Loken has nothing but the highest
of praise for the sophomore. In
addition to Kurtz and Sanders,
Loken has two other promising
Trampoline artists who will be
sophomores: John Hamilton and
Gary Erwin.
"Both Hamilton and Erwin came
to Michigan as already fine Tram-
polinists," remarks Loken. "Our
Trampolinists this season should
be the best in the conference."
Specialists Decisive
Although the Wolverines will
be strong in all-around men and
Trampolinists, they, will need
" strong 'performances from their
specialists if they are to duplicate
last season's triumphs. Lost by
graduation from last year's team
are sidehorsenian Lew Fenner,

still rings specialist Ralph Bro-
mund, and, of course, Osterland.
All came through for the Wolver-
ines when the pressure was on and
were instrumental in the two pre-
vious championships.
Bob Harris, Paul Levy, and Jon
Sakol will compete in sidehorse as
well as all-around men Lascari,
Larose, and Hynds. Harris is a
senior with experience. Levy is a
junior who gave Loken a steady
performance last year. He finished
seventh in the conference meet at
Columbus and should improve
this season. Sakol is a .sophomore
and will also help in the event.
Junior tumbler Phil Bolton and
senior John Buss return from last
year's squad. Bolton made a tre-
mendous improvement during the
season last year and is slated for
even ?getter things this year.
Hyman in School
Junior Lew Hyman is a question
mark. As a sophomore last year,
Hyman finished second in tumbl-
ing in the Big Ten. He was crtic-
ally injured in the NCAA cham-
: when he fell from the Trampoline
pionships at Albuquerque, N.M.,
during his routine in the finals.
Hyman returns to school, but
Loken is unable to predict to what

finger, was fourth, and Lascari
"We will be strongest in Tram-
poline, parallel bars, and all-
around thi sseason," Loken main-
tains. Team versatility will make'
the Wolverines powerful in every
event, though.
Last year Michigan dropped on-
ly one dual meet. They lost a close
one early in the season to Illinois
which was decided in the final
event of the day. The gymnastics
season gets underway with the
Midwest Open at Chicago Decem-
ber 5.

Coach Cliff keen's Wolverine
wrestlers were left out of the Big
Ten championship picture last
winter-a five-point margin giving
Iowa the conference mat crown-
but the grappling of some up-and-
coming sophomores along with a
nucleus of powerful veterans left
the Maize and Blue a healthy
7-2-1 season mark.
While the Wolverines were be-
ing nipped out of the conference
title two Michigan grapplers se-
cured individual medals to cap off
a pair of great wrestling careers.
Don Corriere, who captainned
last winter's grapplers' went un-
defeated through the season. The

Scrappy Fritz Kellermann took
top honors in the 137-lb. class-
the third time in as many years
that Kellermann took an individu-
al title.
Both Kellermann and Corriere
graduated last spring and will
leave Coach Keen with the prob-
lem of filling the shoes of the
Wolverine mat greats.
After a successful East coast
tour that opened the winter sea-
son with a pair of wins over Hof-
stra and Navy the Wolverines ran
into a 13-13 deadlock in the home
opener against Pittsburgh.

Entering into Big Ten competi-
tion the matmen found easy go-
ing until falling to Iowa, 15-13,
and then dropped the season finale
to Minnesota.
Gain Experience
Coach Keen took advantage of
his sophomore lightweights to give
some needed experience for Wol-
verine squads of the future. Carl
Rhodes, Gary Wilcox, R a 1 p h
Bahna-all saw action that built
Michigan strength in the light-
weight division.
Jimmy Keen, son of the Michi-
gan head mentor, was anotherI
sophomore who saw plenty of ac-

tion. Keen grappled in the 147-1b.
slot, with one high point of the
season being a 7-6 win over Michi-
gan State's David James that
helped the Wolverines down the
Spartans, 14-11.
Incidentally, the MSU meet was
one of special sweetness to the
Wolverine mat crew. Two years
ago the Spartans edged Michigan
out of the Big Ten championship
by a four-point margin after de-
feating the Wolverines by an iden-
tical score in season competition.
Special Win
No one man won the meet over
State for Michigan, but it was

177-lb. bruiser Jack Barden who
took the deciding match, 3-2, to
ice the meet. Barden is back again
this year-he'll be a strong point
in Coach Keen's mat plans.
Goes to Finals
Barden rose to the finals in the
Big Ten meet, was finally dropped
by Indiana's Bruce Moroni, 3-2.
Anther sophomore, Wayne Mil-
ler, lost out on several meets due
to a shoulder injury but neverthe-
less played key roles in Wolverine
victories. Doug Kuziak, another of
Coach Keen's sophomore crop, fill-
ed in for Miller when the latter
was on the infirmary list.

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'M' Football Team Short o

(Continued from Page 1)
Senior Lou Pavloff, who missed
last year, could help considerably
at center, but again the problem
of depth arises.
The guard and tackle problem
may very well prove devastating.
Starting tackles Jon Schopf and
Guy Curtis are gone, as well as
starting guard Lee Hall. Guards
Joe O'Donnell, Larry Pitrowski,
and Deb Nolan missed last season

owing to injuries and remain ques-
tion marks until the season gets
Stalwart Tackles
The outlook is not entirely
gloomy, however, John Houtman,
a 240 lb. veteran, should be a
stalwart at left tackle. Tom Keat-
ing and Jack Lehr are junior let-
ter-winners who both weigh over
220 lbs.-Ron McLeese and Arnie
Simms looked very good as fresh-
iside Corner
Dave Andrews


Michigan brawn-man wrestled his
way to the 167-lb. Big Ten crown.
in Experience
men last spring and could also
turn out to be starters.
Senior John Minko received the
most improved player award last \ o/ w~I 1 fi-ra
spring and should spearhead the You wi ind our store specia y
offensive line from his guard spot.
Junior Dave Kurtz is a letterman
who, though he is only 5'11", packs td o supplyyou w ith
a great deal of punch and gained equipped
valuable experience in varsity com-
petition last year after O'Don-
nells inury.LAW case books and Supplies.
nell's injury.*
Juniors John Yanz and Jim
Wiley showed up well in the springo u LA e tndrlsatck.RihdHhns
roomh nOur LAW section is staffed by
a sophomore who may see action
at guard before long. Nevertheless,
to ~law students to assist you o n
taking the guard and tackle can-
didates as a whole, one can come
up with only two names that ring
a bell: Minko and Houtman-the your requirements.
rest are unproven as yet as Big
Ten caliber performers.
In judging the interior line as
somewhat weak, one must take in-
to consideration the fact that in
years past, Michigan starters have
dled interior line could deal a OVRE K BOKTR
death blow to any championship THE LAW BOOK STORE
hopes around Ann Arbor this fall.
However, with a few breaks and
adequate development along the PhoNO 3-9333 1216
lines dicated spring practice, South university
Bump Elliott could just have the
personnel to match his schedule.

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A Representative Season
SOME SUNNY fall afternoon not to long from now, Michigan will
win a football game. As far as that goes, some fall afternoon
Michigan will lose a footballrgame-the pointof all this being
that the Wolverines are not going to be world beaters this fall nor
will they be doormats.
Secretly, Bump Elliott might call this a "rebuilding" year. He
knows he can't complain too much in public. Dave Raimey and four
good quarterbacks anchor one of the Big Ten's better backfields.
But Bump also knows that the best backs in the world can't move
without the mules up front and that Duffy Daugherty at MSU,
seems to have a corner on that market in this state.
The football scribes who make their livings by picking Ohio
State to win the BigbTen title every fall-and they're never too
far wrong-might say the Wolverines will field a "representative"
team. The question is, however, what is representative?
If we applied last year's strategy to this year's personnel
we decide that Bob Chandler will again be a last minute pinch
hitter at quarterback hoping to throw the long home run that
wil get Michigan back into the game. We find that Tom Pritchard,
a reserve signal caller last fall, will be switched to halfback
where the demand is greater than the supply; Dave Raimey will
surprise everyone by catching a dozen passes one afternoon for
two touchdowns and then be relegated to the role of the "secret
weapon" for the rest of the fall.
For once Michigan has an abundance of throwing quarterbacks,
so for the first time in many years there is a shortage of letterman
ends (just one: Captain Bob Brown); Dave Glinka, bidding for his
third straight season as the number one quarterback, will still
have a pot belly; Joe O'Donnell, a broken arm victim of UCLA
last fall, will rebound and make the All-Big Ten team and Bob
Timberlake, who may be the best soph field general in the league,
won't get off the bench except for defensive duties.
Mel Anthony, however, will score twice in the opening game
against Nebraska and take the top fullback job away from Bruce
How About Attendancee..???
FIINALLY, THE WOLVERINES will suffer a dozen crippling knee
injuries and as a result of that-and also the Michigan State
and Ohio State games on the road-Michigan Stadium won't be
more than three-quarters full for any game, giving ticket director
Don Weir a huge sized headache and H. 0.. Crisler, Michigan's
Athletic Director a huge hole in the wallet. Ticket prices will go up
for the 1963 season.
A representative season all the way, at least the way things have
been going around here for the past five or six years.
The Wolverines haven't beaten Michigan State for an eternity.
The best effort was a 12-12 tie in 1958. Minnesota and Ohio State,
the other two "big" ones on the schedule haven't gone so good
Football around Ann Arbor, you see, is somewhat of a strange
Players and coaches around the Big Ten will tell you that
you're no good for a week after playing Michigan. Yet it's
always Michigan who comes up with the crippling injuries. Last
year Jon Schopf, Bennie McRae, Bill Tunnicliff, Ken Tureaud,
Todd Grant and George Mans plus a dozen or so lesser knowns
missed at least part of the season.
In other years the story has been the same. Maybe it's just
that the other teams would like nothing better than to beat
Michigan and play harder to do it. Maybe it's Michigan's game
that explains the injuries. Who knows?
Before Bump Elliott took over the head coaching job from
Bennie Oosterbaan three seasons ago Bennie was often accused
of having poorly conditioned teams. That was hardly the case. First
half deficits were made up like the Yankees make up runs in the
last of the ninth.
The same has been true with Elliott's teams. The Wolverines
demolished Iowa in the second half last year with half a team.
They played Michigan State to a standstill.
A Tough Game, Recruiting.. .
WHY NO ROSE BOWL teams since 1950 then, or no Conference
champs? This, too, is difficult to explain, but in all probability
it's due to a combination of factors.
Recruiting, of course, is much more difficult. More schools
offer more. Since Forest Evashevski took over at Iowa, even territory
that was once considered Michigan's has become a battle. And using
Wally Weber's patented phraze, "The Harvard of Horticulture to
the north of us" has not been sitting still.
More than recruiting, however, though one has a direct
bearing on the other, is the admissions policy adopted by the
University. Athletes here, while surveys have shown that they


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