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CRAZY WRES TLING ACTION LAST NIGHT:

Big time in'
By TOM GILCHRIST
Big-time wrestling was what the fans came to see last night in the Michigan
Union Ballroom, and big-time wrestling was what they got.
It was a-rather strange setting - with the likes of such professional
wrestlers as Inca Peru, El Scorpio, and Malcolm "Mr. Soul" Monroe, all a little
obese to be called "athletes," groping and groaning and moaning like pigs in a
sty under the antiquated chandeliers of the ballroom.
Nevertheless the matches, sponsored by Taylor House of South Quad, did
take place, much to the delight of a rabid, screaming crowd.
The main bout of the evening featured U of M's own Sheldon Finkelstein, a
.g2-year-old amateur wrestler and Taylor House RD, against Jerry Graham, a
26-year-old professional wrestler from New York City.
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M' Ballroom
Clad in multi-colored leotards and a leopard-skin coat, the boisterous
Graham, who said before the match "it would be a cakewalk," was bombarded
with roses and booed as he entered the ring.
Finkelstein, the obvious favorite of the partisan crowd of mostly Michigan
students, received a rousing standing ovation as he was introduced.
The shorter and lighter Finkelstein was manhandled by Graham early in
the contest, but managed to elude a pin several times and suddenly stunned the
cocky professional with a series of body slams and drop kicks. He nearly had a
pin but Graham escaped and afterward pinned Finkelstein on a hotly-disputed
decision.
An angry Finkelstein got revenge, however, in a tag-team bout held next.'
He teamed up with "Mr. Soul" Monroe and tangled with Graham and Ricky
"Crusher" Cortez.
The 270-lb. Cortez gouged the eyes of both Finkelstein and Monroe on many
occasions, but never in front of the referee. But Finkelstein sent the people
home happy as he ended the bout by pinning Graham.
After the match, the infuriated Graham, who claims to be a graduate of
Ohio State, commented: "Sheldon's a bum; I was a victim of home-town of-
ficiating in the tag team match. I can beat him anytime, anyplace, anywhere."
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By GEOFF LARCOM
aIf the freshmen from last fall's
Michigan football- squad were to
scrimmage the 26 athletes that com-
prise this season's recruiting class,
what a strange game it would be.
Whereas the Wolverine coaches
sought big linemen in combing the
country for football talent last year, the
coaches this season concentrated on
filling vacancies at the "skill"
positions.
We recruited players of con-
siderable size last season," said defen-
sive coordinator Bill McCartney. "This
year we needed players to complement
last year's recruiting effort."
THUS, THE BYWORDS for this
year's class are speed and quickness.
Eight of the recruits are listed as
linebackers, while seven are con-
sidered running backs. Two quarter-
backs, four receivers, four defensive
backs, and one defensive lineman,

ile recruits
Martin Deporres, where he was all-
state in track and football.
THE ONLY TWO down lineman
prospects signed by the Wolverines this
year are Robin Koschalk, who at 6-1
and 230 pounds will probably play mid-
dle guard, and Dan Yarano, a 6-3, 230
pound tight end from Zanesville, Ohio.
The Wolvrines are currently in the
middle of spring drills, which will be
highlighted by the annual Spring Foot-
ball game on Aoril 14th at Michigan
Stadium.
Schembechler, who is hoping to come
out of spring practice with a two-deep
lineup, still knows it's possible he may
end up starting some of this year's
recruits next fall.

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For more sports,
see page 11
along with one player listed as both an
offensive and defensive back round out
the 1979 freshman roster.
Mike Cade, a six foot, 200 pound run-
ning back from Elroy, Arizona, could
be a candidate for a starting spot in
Michigan's graduation-depleted back-
field. The speedster gained 2,253 yards
last season in leading his team to a
state Class A title. Along with Detroit
MacKenzie linebacker Winfred
Carraway and Florida receiver An-
thony Carter, Cade was a scholastic All-
American in high school.
THE TWO quarterbacks signed are
Rich Hewlett from Plymouth Salem
and lefty Steve O'Donnell \ from
Madison, New Jersey: Hewlett ran for
2,261 yards while passing for 1,032 in
;accounting for 51 touchdowns at Salem,
while O'Donnell was an all-stater in
-New Jersey.
"Hewlett was our top quarterback
pick in the state this year. We've been
bn him for a long time," said Bo
Schembechler. "Along with him and
-O'Donnell, we're satisfied with the
position we're in in finding a
replacement at quarterback."
Carraway has 4.6 speed in the forty
-and is considered a good linebacker
prospect as is Todd Triplett from St.
Blue Recruits
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN-Robin Koschalk of
Toldeo, Ohio.
LINEBACKERS-Bill Bonnell of Detroit (De-
Salle); John Brown of Richmond, Ohio; Winfred
Curraway of Detroit (MacKenzie); Paul Girgash of
Lakewood, Ohio; James Herrmann of Dearborn
Heights (Divine Child); Greg Roberts of Miami,
Fla.; and Todd Triplett of Detroit (DePorres).
DEFENSIVE BACKS-Jerry Burge of Ottawa,
Ohio; Jeff Cohen of Farmington Hills (North Far-
mington); Jimbo Davis of South Point, Ohio; Rickey
Davis of Detroit (Northern); and John Lott of
Masury, Ohio.
oFFENSIyE LINEMEN-None.
RECEIVERS-Anthony Carter of Riveria Beach,
)'a.; Craig Dunaway of Upper St. Clair, Pa.; Ken-
neth Gear of Madison, Wis.; and Dan Yarano of
Zaanesville, Ohio.
RUNNING BACKS-Keith Bostic of Ann Arbor
(Pioneer); Mike Cade of Eloy, Ariz.; Nate Davis of
Jamestown, N.Y.; Gary (Duke) Haynes of Bellevue,
Ohio; Jerald Ingram of Beaver, Pa.; Joe Mosketti of
Hamilton, Ohio; and Lawrence Ricks of Barberton,
Ohio.
QUARTERBACKS-Rich Hewlett of Plymouth
'48alem); and Steve O'Donnell of Madison, N.J.

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