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:reased Competition
omotes Gymnastics

'M' Tankers Expect Real Tesi

"Although the growth of gym-
astics as a sport in the last
cade has been phenomenal, the
vel of achievement in performing
ghly difficult stunts has been
en more so," said Michigan Gym
:ach Newt Loken, discussing the
nazing tricks gymnasts are doing
ese days.
Loken said that this improved
vel of performance is because
ere is so much more competition
day than there has been in the
st 10 years. "There were over
1 schools in the last NCAA meet,'
)mpared to about a dozen 10
ars back," he added. "However,
od form and style are important,
New Stunts
This competition has led to
any "fantastic" stunts with
ames that even the enthuiastic
im fan does not recognize. One
Loken's squad members ex-
ained that these names are part
the gymnastic "lingo" just as
ny other sport has its own slang.
"The names given the tricks are
st a shorthand notation for
ighly complicated routines done
gymnastics," he said.
Before going into detailed de-
riptions and explanations of the
unts, which are hard to picture
words, but easy to understand if
en, Loken said that he would
y to help educate the students
iring Saturday's important meet
ith unbeaten Iowa, by announc-
.g the stunts as they are per-
The listing of these tricks will
a preliminary introduction to
e technical gymnastics terms
bich describe them.

In free exercise, there is a Full
Twist, which is a back somersault
with a twist in mid-air. (That's an
easy one.) There also is a Valdez,
which Wolverine, Wolf Dozauer
does by casting himself backward
from a sitting position into a
Intricate Maneuvers
The parallel bars have some
intricate maneuvers involved. The
Stutz to a Handstand is is a for-
ward swing on the bars with a half
twist to a handstand. Loken de-
scribed this as'"fabulous" and said
that, "everybody is twisting these
Also on the P-bars (another gym
term) is the Streilli, which sees
the g mnast do a back roll from
his arms, then "shoot" into a
handstand. Probably the most
complicated trick of all is the Cast
Straight Arm Catch, which is a
projection of a suspended body
from under the bar into a straight
arm position.
On the high bar, there are sev-
eral tricky stunts, notably the
German and Eagle Giants. These
are both Giant swings, the former
being, a reverse, inverted one, and
the latter, done by Michigan's
Barry Feinberg, a swing with the
arms in eagle or dislocated posi-
Montpetit Special
Rich Montpetit, Wolverine all-
around man, does a Takamoto
Mount on the high bar, in which
he "dislocates" his shoulders into
a full twist, followed by a vault
over the bar. Teammate Al Stall
has accomplished a double flyaway
dismount several times on the bar.
The side horse finds a Russian
Moore, involving two Moors in a
row. A Moore is a complete turn
on one palm. Then there is the 1
Loop, several leg circles on the'
end of the horse.
On the other hand, just plain
tumbling finds Jim Brown doing
a double backward somersault (his
first one Monday) and captain Bill
Skinner doing Bounders-Into-Full,
a series of back flips and a roll.
Loken said that these stunts will
be on display Saturday. night" in
one of the finest exhibitions of
motor skills Michigan students can
see this year."

"The Michigan State meet will
give us our first, chance to really
go," Michigan swim coach Gus
Stager said as he glanced over the
entries for Saturday's dual meet
with the Spartans.
"For the first time this season
we will be able to swim all of our
good swimmers," he continued.
".'Some of our best men haven't
had a chance to go against good
competition all year and with the
Indiana meet little more than a
week away we need all the work
we can get."
After winning their first five
dual meets, Michigan State swam
against Indiana last week and
was soundly defeated, 72-33. How-
ever, Stager feels that the MSU
team is stronger than that score
"Michigan State has a good man
in every event and their meet with
Indiana was considerably closer

than the score would seem to
show. They will certainly be the
best team we have faced this year
and we will have to swim well to
beat them," Stager mentioned, still
looking over the Spartan roster.
Indiana Tops
In beating Michigan State last
Saturday, Indiana put on a per-
formance that earned them the
praise of MSU coach Charles Mac-
Caffree who called them "the
greatest college team in the coun-
Although the Spartans failed to
win a first place in the swimming
events, their times for second and
third place were faster than those
that Michigan swimmers have had
to post in winning their previous
A Real Battle.
Therefore, the Wolverines are
expecting a tough battle from the
visitors from East Lansing.
With the results of the Indiana-

Michigan State meet on hand,
Michigan will not only be going
all out in their meet with the
Spartans, but they will also have
their sights on the times that
they will need to have in order to
win the following week against
A poor performance against
Michigan State could foreshadow
a rugged road ahead for the Wol-
verines as the members of the
Michigan team will have to swim
as fast or faster than their best
previous clockings if they are to
match the times turned in by
Indiana and Michigan State last
One Michiganx swimmer said,
"We really haven't had to swim
I-M Scores
Alpha Kappa Lambda 1, Trigon 0
DeltaKappa Epsilon 46, Tau Epsi-
lon Phi 17
Sigma Alpha Mu 47, Phi Kappa
Psi 16
Alpha Epsilon Pi 34, Phi sigma Del-
ta 19 -
Alpha Tau Omega 54, Alpha Kappa,
Lambda 20
Lambda Chi Alpha 1, Alpha Sigma
Phi 0 (forfeit)
Sigma Alpha Epksilon 37, Zeta Psi
Delta Tan Delta 33, Phi Kappa sig-
ma 11
Theta X1 29, Delta Upsilon7 7
Theta Chi 27, TanDelta Phi 22'
Sigma Phi Epsilon 42, Delta Chi 7
Alpha Delta Phi 21, Phi Sigma Kap-
pa 14
Chi Psi 23, Pi Lambda Phi 14
Psi Upsilon 31, Sigma Nu 30
Sigma Chi 65, Phi Kappa Tau 12

fast this season and as hard
we've worked in practice, we s
don't know how fast we can go
competition. the Michigan St
meet should help us find out."
lers Fall



STALL SUSPENDED -- AU Stall, Michigan gymnast, practices
on the parallel bars in preparation for Saturday's important home
meet with unbeaten Iowa. Stall is trying to perfect one of the
difficult stunts which are becoming common in gymnastics today.
Midwest Tops NCAA Marks;
Michigan Stars Pace Field

By The Associated Press
Athletes in the Midwest Dis-
trict of the National Collegiate
Athletic Association have won
one-fourth of all national team
k ,hampionships' and more than
one-third of the individual titles
in the 76-year history of the
The Midwest District, one of
eight, embraces Illinois, Ohio, In-
diana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Min-
nesota and the University of Iowa.
Members have won 85 of 310
team titles and 691 of 1,930 indi-
vidual championships. District 8,
the Pacific ,Coast area, is second
in both categories with 58 team
titles and 319 individual cham-
I The NCAA figures, reported
yesterday, are included in the
1960 "National Collegiate Cham-
pionships," a 184-page booklet re-
cording the history of the Asso-
ciation's championship series.

Southern California still holds
the most team titles among the
501 members with a total of 26.
Oklahoma State moved into a sec-
ond place tie with Yale at 25
Other high ranking schools are
Michigan 20; Illinois 16; Ohio
State 13 and Princeton 12.
The Wolverines lead in the race
for individual championships with
135. Just two events behind is
Ohio State. Ranked next are Il-
linois 87, U.S.C. 84, Yale 83, Okla-
homa State 74, Michigan State 60,
Stanford 52, Harvard 49 and Penn
State 48.
Montreal 4, Toronto 2
Chicago 5, New York 1

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New York 125, Philadelphia 117
Boston 153, Detroit 121
St. Louis 120, Cincinnati 110
Syracuse 110, Minneapolis 109


the game's the thing!
Fred Katz, Associate Sports Editor
The Perils of Perigo
BILL PERIGO probably has pinched himself so many times this
winter that he's numb by now. And everytime he does so, he makes
the painful discovery that his nightmare is very much for real.
There are no set limits on how much punishment a coach of a
losing team has to take.
But one rather wishes the SPCBC (Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Basketball Coaches) would step In and, if nothing more,
provide Perigo with an aggregate of healthy, scholarly players. After
what he's been through, it would make losing a game almost a relief.
So far this season it's become mere routine for Perigo to count
noses at practice and see who's mHissing. Seven players, five of them
starters either last year or this one, have been dropped from the roll,
although one should return shortly.
Cries Perigo, "I've never had this much trouble keeping players
in my 25 years of coaching combined. It's been one of those years
when it doesn't rain - it pours."
Besides pouring defeats (14 of 'em seven moreopportunities still
ahead), there has been a deluge of three injuries, three losing battles
with the books and one miscellany. The complete list in chronological
Arlen Parker - 6'3" junior center; withdrew before the season
began because of shin splints and chipped bones.
Denis Robison - 6'S" sophomore center who had been improving
rapidly; dropped off to concentrate on pre-med studies; has now
transferred to Toledo University.
Gary Kane - 6'3" junioryforward; was considered a possible
starter once he got his basketball legs under him after football
season; withdrew voluntarily after being omitted from traveling ros-
ter in early December.
Rich Robins - 6'1" regular, junior guard; started first four games
but dropped off because of academic problems.
Rich Meyer - 6'6%" center; suffering from double trouble; was
scheduled; to start against Miami (O.) after fine showing against
Northwestern in the Los Angeles Classic, but incurred kidney ailment.
He recovered but then ran into a unique eligibility problem: told he
could turn a B into an A by writing an extra term paper, he failed
to finish it before the semester ended; he will rejoin the squad, pos-
sibly this weekend, when he has removed the incomplete from his
Dick Clark - '1" sophomore, regular guard; groin tumor spot-
ted before the Minnesota game last month; serious operation appar-
ently successful, but he's lost for the season.
Scott Maentz - 6'3" sophomore, regular forward; went under
academically after last semester.
* * * *
]ICHIGAN fans need have no worries about the Wolverines set-
ting any Big Ten records for futility in Conference competition.
The University of Chicago set a dandy mark over a period of seven
years that should stand as a permanent tribute to the inept Maroons.
From 1939-47, Chicago lost 67 league games; it won once. Any
questions as to why the Windy City school dropped out of the Big
Ten 13 years ago?
Although the Wolverines have shown much improvement their
last two games, they will have to put on a fast spurt to avoid setting
a Michigan record for Big Ten defeats. The 1917-18 outfit lost all 10
Conference games to claim possession of this dubious archive up to
GEORGE LEE, who used to provide many a chuckle in Yost Field
House with his bull-like tactics, now is entertaining the fans in
the National Industrial League. He contributed significantly to a re-
cent daffy situation in which Peoria scored six straight points with-
out Lee's Denver team handling the ball.
Peoria's Lyndon Lee was fouled as he made a successful lay-up
At the same time, George was assessed a technical foul for hanging
onto the hoop while this action was in progress! The former Lee
made his free toss, Bob Boozer sank the technical shot and then Don
Ohl hit on a jump after Peoria brought the ball in-bounds from mid-
OUR NOMINATION for the Big Ten's guttiest player: Illinois' Lou
Billed as one of the finest prospects ever to hit the Illini campus
five years ago, the Chicago Roosevelt High School product met near-
tragedy that fall. Shrapnel from the shotgun of a hunting companion
ripped through Landt's left leg.
Doctors were doubtful if he'd even walk again, much less return
ot the basketball court. Landt still bears a jagged scar and has a
trace of a limp, but he currently holds down a regular guard spot for
the second-place Illin.

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Tuesday's loss to Michigan
State drops the Wolverine hockey
team to 4th place in the Western
Collegiate Hockey Association with
a league record of 5-4-0 and a per-
centage of .555.
In league play, Michigan Tech
remains atop the heap with a
12-5-1 'and, a .694 percentage,
closely followed by Denvern(9-4-1,
.679). and North Dakota (9-6-1,
.594). Following Michigan are
Colorado College, Minnesota, and
Michigan State in that order.
Despite the loss at East Lansing,
Wolverine goalie, Jim Coyle is
tied with George Kirliwood of Den-
ver as, the league's leading goal-
tender. Both have allowed 3.0
goals per game.
The setback drops Michigan's
overall season record to 10-5. The
team travels to Michigan Tech
for a two game series this week-
end and returns home to face
Michigan State on Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 16.




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