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Page 10--Tuesday, January 9, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Blue tumblers fourth
By DIANE SILVER
The Michigan men's gymnastics team kicked off the new year at the
Wheaton College Invitational in Wheaton, Illinois, last Saturday.
All-arounder Nigel Rothwell's limited performance, due to a severely
sprained thumb, affected Michigan's final score of 196.5 for fourth place.
Rothewell's injury forced him to sit out three events: rings, parallel bars
and the high bar.
Four Oregon gymnasts, each tallying over 50 points in the all-around
competition, led their team to a first place victory with 213 points. Arizona
State followed with 208.9 and Illinois placed third with 204.5. Wheaton came
in fifth with 114.4.
Although no Michigan tumblers earned first place in any individual
event, commendable performances were turned in by Jim Varilek with a 9.0
on floor exercise and a 9.25 on vault, Bob Creek with a 9.1 on high bar and
John Rieckoff with an 8.15 on pommel horse.
Fine routines were also displayed by Gordon Iligman with an 8.45 on
parallel bars and Darrell Yee with an 8.75 on rings.

AP Basketball Poll

1. Michigan St. (38)
2. Notre Dame (8)
3. North Carolina (1)
4. Illinois (5)
5. LSU (6)
6. UCLA
7. Duke
8. N. Carolina St. (1)
9. Indiana St.
10. Arkansas
11. Texas A&M
12. Louisville
13. Marquette
14. Georgetown
15. Kansas
16. MICHIGAN
17. Kentucky
18. Temple
19. Long Beach St.
20. Syracuse

9-1
6-1
10-1
14-0
10-0
9-2
9-2
11-2
11-0
9-0
11-2
10-3
10-1
10-2
8-3
7-3
5-4
11-0
8-2
9-2

1,140
1,048
1,010
994
968
837
823
801
608
606
569
409
388
309
264
227
204
188
149
101

FACE TOUGH WEEK:
Grapplers flatten Bucks:

UPI Basketball Poll

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Team
1. Michigan St. (53)
2. Notre Dame (3)
3. Illinois (3)
4. North Carolina (2)
5. LSU (1)
6. UCLA
7. Duke
8. N. Carolina St.
9. Indiana St.
10. Arkansas
11. Marquette
12. Texas A&M
13. Louisville
14. Kansas
15. Temple
16. Georgetown
17. Long BeachSt.
18. Syracuse
19. Southern Calif.
20. MICHIGAN

9-1
7-1
14-0
8-1
10-0
9-2
9-2
10-2
10-0
9-0
11-1
11-2
9-3
8-3
11-0
11-2
8-2
9-2
9-3
6-3

Points
605,
529
513
457
454
386
343
303
269
228
151
121
99
98
79
50
44
34
29

By PETE LEININGER
Riding the crest of an impressive
29-14 win over Ohio State last week,
Michigan coach Dale Bahr and his
wrestlers hope to keep the momentum
going into what should be their toughest
week of competition.
The Blue grapplers will need all the
momentum they can muster if they
hope to be at all successful in this
weekend's meets. On Wednesday they
face fourth ranked Lehigh, followed by,
a Big Ten clash with Northwestern on
Friday, ending the week with an en-
counter against third ranked Iowa
State.
BAHR WAS extremely impressed
with the caliber of wrestling Michigan
displayed against the Buckeyes. "It
was our best effort of the season ... our
conditioning was outstanding com-
pared to Ohio State's."
The meet wasn't as close as-the 29-14
score indicated. The Buckeyes picked
up six of their points as a result of a
Michigan forfeit in the 126 pound weight
class.
A number of outstanding efforts were
turned in by the Michigan wrestlers. 118
pounder Jim Mathias raised his overall
record to 9-7 with a 10-4 decision over
Ohio State's Joe Biggs.
In the 150 pound class, Michigan's
Lou Joseph wrestled to a 7-7 draw with
nationally ranked Andy DiSabato.
Mark Churella kept rolling with a pin at
the 2:30 mark of his match, increasing
his record to 27-1.
MICHIGAN JUNIOR Steve Fraser
raised his record to 24-4 with a 10-4 vic-
tory. Heavyweight Steve Bennett
closed out the meet with a win by
disqualification as the result of the
towel being thrown in by the Ohio State
coach.

"That's the first time I've seen that
happen (the towel being thrown in)
when there wasn't an injury,"stated
Bahr. It appeared the Buckeye coach
didn't feel his wrestler was going all out
so he threw in the towel.
Last year the Wolverines narrowly
defeatedthe Buckeyes, 23-20. Ohio
State hasn't beaten Michigan for the
last 34 years.

the fact that they will be coming off a
road encounter with number two rated
Wisconsin. "Right now I think we can
go with them," said Bahr.
Lehigh's Mike Brown, wrestling at
190, placed third in last year's NCAAs
and is 7-0 in dual meet competition this
year. Bahr predicts the Brown-Fraser
matchup will be the most exciting of the
night.
A WIN FOR Michigan would be a
great recovery 'from last year's
humiliating defeat at the hands of
Lehigh. It would also help greatly in it -
creasing Michigan's national ranking:
Friday's opponent for the
Wolverines, Northwestern, although
not as tough a squad as Lehigh, is by no
means a pushover. The Wildcats ended
up sixth in the Big Ten last year, one
position behind Michigan.
Third ranked Iowa State is a
powerhouse and has already knocked
off Wisconsin. Bahr and assistant coach
Willie Gadson both left coaching jobs at
Iowa State last year to come to
Michigan.
BAHR ISN'T hoping for any miracles
against the Cyclones, but hopefully to
put a dent in the score, more than the
Wolverines did last year.
Over the Christmas vacation a few
Michigan wrestlers competed in the
Midlands Tournament in Illinois. The
tournament consisted of collegiate and
post-collegiate wrestlers. Bahr feels,
"The Midlands might even be tougher
than the NCAAs."
In the tournament, Churella placed
third, losing to Larry Zilverberg,
assistant coach at Minnesota. Fraser
placed fourth while Gadson captured
the gold at 190 for the second year in a
row.
All three meets are in Crisler; Wed-
nesday at 7:30, Friday at 5:30 and
Saturday at 3:30. Admission price for
the meets is 50 cents for students and $1
for adults.

Mark Churella

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BILLBOARD
Michigan's lacrosse club is holding
its mass meeting for allI prospective
players tomorrow, January 10. The
meeting will be at the Elbel Field
locker room on S. Division and Hill at
8:00 p.m. All are invited.
Locker sales at the Central Campus
Recreation Building (CCRC) will be
held Saturday, Jan. 13, beginning at
9:00 a.m. There will be 200 women's and
100 men's renewable lockers available.
The Cost is $9 Der term for the lok

Despite Michigan's 18th ranking in
the country and Lehigh's number four
ranking, Bahr feels the Wolverines can
defeat the Engineers. "If we wrestle
well it (the meet) could be very com-
petitive."
LEHIGH COMES into town led by
last year's 177 pound national champ
Mark Liieberman. The Engineers are
presently 6-1, not including last night's
Wisconsin meet in Madison, their only.
loss being a 29-10 decision to number
one ranked Iowa.
Lehigh will be hurt by injuries and

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By MARK MIHANOVIC
Both the Michigan men's and
women's swim teams begin their Big
Ten seasons this week with home meets
against Wisconsin, the men on Thur-
sday night at 7:30 and the women
Friday night at 7:30.
The men are coming off a tough 57-56
loss at Alabama last Thursday. The
Wolverine swimmers had numerous
opportunities to win the meet against
Alabama, a team that coach Gus Stager
says is one of the better teams in the
nation. But they fell behind early in the
meet when they didn't score in the first
event, the 1000-yard freestyle. Stager
had been looking for a 1-2 or 1-3 finish in
the race. Despite the loss, he was
pleased with the job his squad did.
"I'm very proud of this team because
they didn't let the first event get to
them. We really came back and did a
very creditable job," said Stager.
The comeback was attributed to the
fact that the swimmers posted personal
best times in ten of the thirteen events.
They came up just short of a victory,
however.
The tankers will try to get back on the
winning track against a fine Wisconsin
team. Michigan hasn't enjoyed success
against Wisconsin in recent years, but
Stager feels that this year's team can
turn it around. "We feel that this year
we have a good opportunity to beat
them, and we're going to go for this
meet. It should be very interesting
because Wisconsin is a tough team," he
said.
The men then play host to another Big
Ten team Saturday afternoon, the
University of Minnesota. Stager is con-
fident of a team victory over Min-
nesota, but he feels that his team will be
tested in the sprint events.

"Minnesota has perhaps the best
sprinters in the conference," said
Stager. "Art Griffith has placed first in
the nation this year. He's a Big Ten'
champion.
The women's swim teaqm enters the
weekend riding the crest of a 28-.
straight dual meet winning streak andj
3-0 record on the year. After taking oA
Wisconsin Friday night, the women
swim against the Shroeder swim team
on Saturday night in a home dual meet:
All.home meets take place at Matt
Mann Pool.
Michigan's synchronized swim team,
currently ranked second nationally;
competed Saturday in the Bowling
Green Invitational Tournament against'
defending national champion Ohiq
State, Bowling Green and Western.
Michigan. There was a tight battle for
first place between Ohio State and
Michigan in which the Buckeyes pulled
out a narrow victory in the final round
of competition by a 43-38 count
In the initial round of Novice corn-
petition, Ohio State took a 13-12 lead
over the Wolverines, as Westerns
Michigan picked up the only three poinr
ts of the meet that were not captured by,
the two frontrunners. Michigan's
novice effort was led by Jeanne
Michaud's 23.75 for second place, Sue
Cassidy in third with 23.392 and Kathy┬ž
Purdy's seventh at 22.299.
The senior competition sealed
Michigan's fate, however, as the
Buckeyes ran the final score up to Ohio.
State 43, Michigan 38, Western
Michigan 3 and Bowling Green 0. Ruth-
Pickett's second place score of 44.6Q0.
paced the Wolverines in the senior
division with Sue Neu placing sixth at
43.333.
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THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Center for Afroamerican and African Studies
BULLETIN
COLLOQUIUM SCHEDULE
The Center for Afroamerican and African Studies will present the Colloquium
Series each Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 346 OLD A & D
(Architecture & Design) BLDG., 909 MONROE STREET.
Jan.10 "THE CREOLES OF SIERRA LEONE 17t7 TO THE 1890's: IMAGERY METAMORPHORSES AND
CREOLE ROMANTIC SELF-IMAGES," Denys Blell, Doctoral student in history, University of
Michigan
Jan. 17 "BLACK ARCHITECTURE: GRAND DESIGN OR GRAND ILLUSION?," Dr. James Chaffer.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Michigan.
Jan. 24 "NONSENSE, RACE, AND THE BLACK AESTHETIC," Dr. Lemuel Johnson, Associate Pro-
fessor of English, University of Michigan.
Jan. 31 "RESEARCH ISSUES AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE BLACK EXPERIENCE," Dr. Philip
Bowman, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan.
Feb.71 "AFRICA: NEW DIMENSIONS OF DEPENDENCY," Dr. Michael Olisa, Visiting Professor of
Political Science, Michigan State University.
Feb. 14 "BLACK AFRICAN STATES AND THE STRUGGLE FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA," Professor
David Gordon. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Government. College of William and Mary,
Virginia.
Feb. 21 "BEYOND THE BLACK FAMILY," Dr. Robert Staples, Visiting Professor, Center for Afro-
american and African Studies and the Department of Sociology, University of Michigan.
Feb. 28 "THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE THIRD WORLD INTELLECTUAL." Dr. Andrew Solkey, School
of Humanities and Art, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts.
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