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Sunday, April 4, 1971

Page Nine


~Sunday, April 4, 1971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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betsy mahonr
The demise ...
... of the M dynasty ?
T.AST NIGHT'S NCAA individual finals were barely over but
Michigan coach Newt Loken was busy planning a sign
to hang on his team's bulletin board. It will read "Only 365
days left until the next Nationals."
"Yes, we were very disappointed", he admitted, "we wanted
to be in the team finals. This was a home meet and we wanted
to do well in front of the local fans."
Unfortunately for most of the hometown crowd, the
Wolverines were for all practical purposes through Thurs-
day afternoon while they were still in classes or at work.
For it was in the compulsories the first afternoon of the
championships that Michigan saw their hopes for another
national championship crushed.
They scored only 150.45 on the Olympic compulsory rou-
tines, almost thirteen points below their season optional average
and four points below the mark they achieved the only other
time they performed the compulsories, in the Big Ten Champ-
ionships. Iowa State, on the other hand, improved their com-
pulsories over ten points since their last performance.
"The teams that won had consistency which started Thurs-
day and they managed to handle all the sessions well," Loken
explained. "We missed on the compulsory days and had to try to
make up an almost insurmountable deficit. The guys didn't
give up though, they still did a great job Friday afternoon."
The Wolverines were the leading point gatherers in the
Friday afternoon optionals in floor exercises, side horse and
still rings, and were able to pull within .3 point of making
the finals. That night, however, the roof fell in as the
Wolverines finished third in the long horse, fourth on the
high bar and seventh of the parallel bars.
"Anything I say is going to sound like an excuse," admitted
co-captain Ed Howard. "We just didn't do well. Everyone here
was great but no better than we expected them to be."
The dethroning of the Michigan gymnasts leaves some
question about the future of the dynasty. Loken predicted, "It's
evident that the top teams in the country all have excellent
gymnasts and we at Michigan have a huge task ahead of us to
try to be in next year's NCAA's."
While the Wolverine camp was puzzling over their poor showing,
those in the camp of the Iowa State Cyclones seemed equally
puzzled by their success. "We did better than I ever thought we
would," exclaimed Coach Ed Gagnier. "All of a sudden, when it
rains, it pours."
Iowa State star Brent Simmons who watched the Wol-
verines edge his team out of first place in the last event of
last year's finals, echoed Gagnier's sentiments, "We came
in here expecting to do well as a team. We had a lot of ex-
perience and we thought we could do better than last year.".
While a Michigan gymnastics dynasty is in doubt, the future
is far from dim. Iowa State, which lost not one senior from last
year's squad will be badly hurt by graduation this year. Michigan
will lose the services of such standouts as Rick McCurdy, Mike
Gluck, Murray Plotkin and Howard but has a fine crop of young
performers waiting in the rings.
Those who put forth the best showing in the NCAA's were for
the most part underclassmen. Bill Hudgins who scored a 9.4
on the parallel bars in his first national meet is only a fresh-
man. If he continues to improve, the Wolverines will be well
on their way to filling the vacancy created by the graduation of
Ron Rapper last year. Dick Kaziny, who was the only Wolverine
to make the individual finals and Ward Black and Mike Sale,
who just missed the finals in floor exercise and rings, will be
back for another try.
Loken and his squad are looking forward to next year in
hopes of regaining some of the glory they lost over the past
weekend. After all, they have only 365 more days to practice.

-Associated Press
CHARLES ROPIQUET, Southern Illinois senior, performs an L-cross near the end of his routine on the
still rings yesterday afternoon at the NCAA Gymnastics Championships at Crisler Arena. Ilis perform-
ance earned a score of 9.55 which was the highest of the afternoon. Ropiquet helped lead the Salukis
to a second place finish in the team championships, behind Iowa State.

The Iowa State gymnasts, con-
tinuing to ride the wave of
strength which carried them into
the finals, copped the 1971 NCAA
title last night at Crisler Arena.
The Cyclones accumulated 160.50
in yesterday's team finals, which
gave them a combined total of
319.075. Second -place Southern
Illinois managed a 157.975 for a
grand total of 316.65. The Nittany
Lions of Penn State were third in
both totals with 157.50 in the team
finals which gave them 316.15.
The only events in which the 7
Cyclones did not place first were
the side horse and the still rings.
Southern Illinois took the rings
with a 27.45 while Penn State won
the side horse with a 25.25 total.
Outside of these events, Iowa State
dominated as they had been since
they began making their bid for
the championship during the op-
Coach Ed Gagnier commented,
"On Thursday we were as low as
we could be. We started out in
seventh place, then we moved up
slowly to fourth, then third and
we stayed in third for quite a
while. Then during the optionals
we finally moved to first and were
able to stay there."
Gagnier continues, "It'saunbe-
lievable the way we were able to
work our way up, because we be-
gan so low."
His star, all-arounder Brent
Simmons, who had a tremendous
personal meet, capturing the na-
tional title in the individual high
bar competition and sharing the
honors with Tom Dunn of Penn
State in the parallel bars compe-
tition, explained the attitude the
team had entering into the team
optionals on Friday afternoon.
"We were all down on Thurs-
day, because we had finished so
low after the compulsories. We
pulled together and came up for
the team competition and showed
how good we are as a team."
In the individual finals, held
last night, one defending cham-
pion was dethroned and another
retained his title. Russ Hoffman
of Iowa State earned a 9.4 in the
side horse finals to gain an aver-
age of 9.325 which enabled him to
hold onto the crown he took, last
year. Gagnier praised Hoffman,
"It's difficult to defend a title,
but Russ managed it very well."
In the still rings, Dave Seal of
Indiana State was unable to de-
fend against Charles Ropiequet of
Southern Illinois and the fine per-
formance which earned him a 9.6
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Montreal 8, Pittsburgh 5, 10 inn.
Atlanta 6, Washington 2
Cincinnati 2, Detroit 0
Boston 5, New York A I
New York N 4, Baltimore 3
Chicago N 9, Chicago A 4
Cleveland 9, Oakland 6, 11 inn.
Milwaukee 10, San Diego 3
Tokyo Orions 9, San Francisco 1
Kansas City 6, St. Louis 5, 10 inn.
Minnesota at Houston, inc.
California at Los Angeles, Inc.

and the title. Seal's 9.3 yesterday shows the best all-around gym-
was not enough to match the lead nastic ability, spirit, scholarship,
Ropiequet had. and contributions to his team. He
All-around titlist Yoshi Haya- said, "No, I didn't expect it, but
saki repeated his feat of last year it is quite an honor. I've done well
although hampered by tendonitis and been more consistent this
in his shoulder. year, but I was mainly concerned
In the floor exercises, Stormy with the team. The team winning
Eaton of New Mexico performed was what was most important."
to the tune of a 9.45 which com- One consolation for Wolverine
bined with his compulsory and op- fans, who saw their only compe-
tional average gave him a 9.425. titor in the individual finals, Dick
Pat Mahoney of San Fernando Kaziny in the side horse, finished
State squeaked by Jim Turpin of tied for fourth, was the fact that
San Jose State with a 9.225 to coach Newt Loken was named by
Turpin's 9.625. Simmons of Iowa his fellow coaches as Coach of
State finished third with a 9.10. the Year. At least they brought

something home in Ann Arbor.

Dave Butzman of Iowa State
was third in the parallel bars with
Hayasaki fourth. The two also
followed one another in the high
bar although their respective po-
sitions were fifth and sixth in that
Simmons, along with capturing
the two crowns, also won the Nis-
sen Award which is presented an-
nually to the senior gymnast who
Lacxossemen win
Michigan's lacrosse t e a m
scored a.sloppy b u t decisive
8-6 victory o v er Michigan
State. Never trailing, the play-
ers were hampered by the bad
weather and cold winds caus-
ing the lethargic play. Michi-
gan was led by Sandy Irvin's
two goals and three assists plus
one goal from Roger Mills. The
Wolverines outshot the Spar-
tans 44-39 with the saves even
on both sides at 12. Michigan's
next game is today at 1 p.m.
against the Cleveland Lacros-
se Club, then Wednesday at

For the student body:
Slim Fits.....$6.98
(All Colors)
Bells ........$8.50
Bush Jeans $10.00
Bells ........ $8.00
Pre-Shrunk ... $7.50
Super Slims ... $7.00

76e rs
By The Associated Press
ningham jumped and twisted for
33 points and 15 rebounds as the'
Philadelphia 76ers defeated .the
Baltimore Bullets 98-94 yesterday
and sent their best of seven gamei
series to Baltimore today for the
deciding game in the National
Basketball Association Playoff. ;
Cunningham's jumper from the
foul line with 2:50 remaining gave
the 76ers a 91-90 lead and ignited
a 9-4 rally that clinched the vic-
tory. It was the first playoff vic-
tory for the 76ers on the home court
in nine games since they beat Bps-
ton in April 1968. The 76ers had
Yesterday's scheduled baseball
double header between Michigan
and Detroit was postponed due
to weather. It has not yet beenI




York scored first period goals. Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 vic-I

Sheehan picked off a clearing pass
in the visitors' end and beat goalie
Gilles Villemure with a low,
screened shot at the 16:55 mark.
Rookie Guy Lapointe's power
play goal widened the margin at
12:21 of the second period. Vic
Hadfield cut it to 4-2 late in the
session, but Jean Beliveau, Cour-
noyer and Sheehan shot Montreal
out of reach in the final 8% min-
utes of the game.
* * *
Hawks Iaul
DETROIT - Chicago's Dennisl
Hull slammed home his 39th and
40th goals of the National Hockey
League season last night as the
Black Hawks ripped Detroit 4-1
and moved within four goals of
New York in the battle for the
Vezina Trophy.
Hull's first goal came at 13:53
of thefirst period but Detroit
superstar Gordie Howe tied it
with his 23rd goal at 1:54 of the
second period.
Hull scored what proved to be
the winner at 2:55 of the final,
period on a pass from Stan Mik-
ita. And just 24 seconds later,
Danny O'Shea made it 3-1 with
his 18th goal.
Mikita tallied the final goal, his
24th, at 17:53 of the final period
as the Wings were consigned to a
last-place East Division finish.
* * - *
Bruins breeze
TORONTO - Wayne Carleton,
with three goals, and Phil Espo-
sito with his.72nd and 73rd goals,
paced the Boston Bruins to an 8-3
drubbing of Toronto before 16,4851
fans in a National Hockey League
game last night.

lost ten of eleven playoff games on
their home court.
Philadelphia rallied to lead at
the end of three quarters, 75-74 The
lead changed hands six times in the
final period before Cunningham's
jumper gave the 76ers a lead they
never lost.I
Archie Clark followed Cunning-
ham's key basket with a one-hand-
er from the top of the key, and
Hal Greer drove for a field goal on
the end of a steal by Clark for a I
95-90 lead.
Clarkcontributed 17 points to
the 76ers, while Earl "The Pearl"
Monroe led Baltimore with 30.
Rangers robbed
MONTREAL - Bobby Sheehan
scored three goals and set up an-
other yesterday, pacing the Mon-
treal Canadiens to a 7-2 Nationalt
Hockey League victory over the
New York Rangers.
After Frank Maholich of the Ca-
nadiens and Ted Irvine of Newt

tory over Minnesota and into a
third-place tie with the North
Stars in the National Hockey
League's West Division last night.
r * * s
Pacers pound Pros
Lewis sank a pair of free throws
with two seconds remaining last
night to give the Indiana Pacers
a 106-104 victory over the Mem-
phis Pros and a 2-0 lead in their
best-of-seven American Basket-
ball Association West Division
Red machine
shuts out
Bengals, 2-0
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (IP) - R o s s
Grimsley, a Cincinnati reject who
stuck around to provide pitching'
help, held Detroit to one hit in
seven innings Saturday to give the
Reds a 2-0 exhibition baseball vic-
Grimsley, assigned to Indiana-
polis two days ago but kept around
to provide a lift to a sore-armed
staff, allowed only a double in
the fourth inning to Bill Freehan.
Detroit's other hit was a single
by Willie Horton off Clay Carroll
in the ninth.
Singles by Pete Rose, Tommy
Helms and Tony Perez off Mick-
ey Lolich gave Cincinnati its first
run in the opening grame. Rose,
who had three hits, had an infield
single in the eighth and came
across the plate with the second
run on an infield error and walks

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A true champ!
Michigan's Dick Rydze scored an upset victory yesterday to win
the National AAU 10-meter indeer platform diving championship at
West Point. Rydze won when Italian Olympic champion Klaus
Debiasi, leading by 45 points going into the final round, hit the
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