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In the late winter of 1973
wrestling fans at the NCAA
Schampionships witnessed an un-
Sforgettable match.
, Oregon's Tom Phillips and
Michigan's Jim Brown collided
in one of the semi-final matches.
By the time it was over the
crowd was on its feet and a
thunderous ovation thanked both
men for their superlative ef-
forts in a thrilling, overtime
Jim Brown, then a sopho-
more, lost .that match by a
score of nine points and one
referee's vote to nine points
and no referee's vote.
Bigger disappointments &re
hard to come by in collegiate
sports but something more than
Photo by KAREN KASMAUSKI the basic dichotomy of viztory
unidentified opponent to escape anid d e f e a t impressed Jim
~s an NCAA title this year. Brown.
"It was the most excring
7 -- ~- -- _

match I have ever been in. Pe-
tween us we created that
Imatch. That's what's so beau-
tiful about wrestling. I'll move
and he'll counter and I'll coun-
ter that and it will just go on
that way. A match is somethirng
that you create through the
competitiveness of the wres-
James H. Brown is an intel-
ligent young man who happens
to be one of the nation's best
light wrestlers. When he wres-
ties at 118 pounds he is all but
invincible and speculation that
he could beat anyone in the 126
pound class is not entirely idle.
For a man who weighs 135 in
the off-season, however, cutting
weight to 118 can be less than
what the doctor ordered.
Jim has discovered that the
hard way in the past and con-
sequently coach Bill Johanneson


just another wrestler but the
other half of an integral and
artistic whole. For Jim Brown
the thrill of the sport is ;n the
creating of each individual
Sub-par performances by ei-
ther wrestler can spoil the
fun, however.
"I like to beat them at their
best, and it does take some-
thing away from it when I
know that the other guy didn't
wrestle well. It bothers me a
lot more, though, when I know
I didn't do wvell."

of schools like Iowa disturb Jimn
Brown and not just because it
makes them harder to beat. De-
spite the fact that he~ has one,
himself, Jim does not particu-
larly like the idea of athletic
"I guess that I'm sort of
against the idea. It's almost like
a job. I love wrestling and I
don't like to think of it as a
When Michigan offered it to
him they did not know they
were getting an artist. To his
way of thinking there is a

WOLVERINE JIM BROWN skillfully thwarts the efforts of an
out of bounds in action from last season. Browvn hotly pursue

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has allowed him to wrestle at
126 most of the time; only drop-
ping to 118 when the dictates of
strategy cannot be ignored.
* At either weight Jim wins
a lot, lie has won 13 matches
without defeat this year and
allowvs that he would be dis-
*appointed if he did not win an
NCAA title in March.
IWinning is far from a new
experience for Jim. His lhigh
school celebrity status re *ched
a zenith when he became the
first kid from Akron to win the
state championship in 31 years.
The previous champion was
his father.
thingt and Swith itrycom th
l';xury of being' able to occa-
sionally reflect on the nature of
wrestling is that there is al-
ways somethi n til totabe
in command of the match-
youdmust react to everythnyg
moves and so many counters
to each move. It's like chess."
Physically overpowering an
opponent can be satisfying but
what Jim really enjoys is out-
smarting his antagonist. He
likes to "outslick" him.
To Jim, his opponent is not

4 4. t si#ea eaamissi!eas#E ti##ie resese
"A match is something you create through
the competitiveness of the wrestlers.
-Michigan wrestler Jim Brown



Inconsnicuous hero . . . By TOM DURANCEAU what the "experts" termed a
17 The Michigan Track team fair team.
T1F~rl~qj.,*v ~ 1J~ estarts its indoor season in the Harvey, who handles the field
. . . W olI(Vt5eneW. KI a e Eastern Michigan Relays at events people and generally I
Ypsilanti under what could be oversees the whole operation',
By BRIAN DEMING described as guarded optimism. jwas cautious in stating, "I hate
Under the tutorship of new to forecast this early in the sea-
IF ONE were to describe the image or recreate the tone 01 head coach Jack Harvey, the son; after a few weeks I'll be
this year's Michigan hockey team, one would express it in team has a few individuals with able to tell better." Harvey
terms of brawling potence, physical contact and hard, brutal the potential for national honors continued, "We do have very
checking. The size, strength, and oftentimes, violence of men~ but as Harvey put it, "we are good team morale, and we've
such as Don Dufek, Angie Moretto, Frank Werner, Gary Mor- looking to the future." got a lot of young kids so we'll
rison, Doug Lindskog, and Greg Fox seem to have set this This is not to say that medi- Ihave a good basis for the fu-
pattern of Michigan hockey. ocrity wil be the by-wordc for ture." ougtamwl lo o
This is why Kris Manery is a startlingly unnoticed figure trary, it should be an exciting a few outstanding individuals
on the ice for the Wolverines in spite of his being the second track season for the Wolverines, to lead them this season and
leading scorer and leading assist maker for the team. Assistant coach Ron Warhurst, into the outdoor season. Out-
who handles the middle dis- standing middle distance man
Playing on the strengths of his well balanced skating tance and distance men for the Dave Williams leads a contin-
and shooting skills the sophomore winger has scored 14 team, stated, "A lot of people gent of good prospects in that
goals and collected 15 assists for 29 points, only five points |will pick us fourth in the Big area of the team, to take up the
behid tam eadr Moett wih 3, ye 10poits hea of Ten, but I look for a second slack of such lost performers
Doughindskog, her thirdhest ihigaye1 pointgetter, place finish in the Conference at Big Ten 600 champion Kim
DogLidkoth hidhihstMchgn ot-ete.meet." Rowe.
To score, Manery doesn't depend on particularly superior IF ANY ONE should know IN THE SPRINTS footballer
sizeor tregth asdoe soeonelik Moett, toug Maeryabout surprises it should be Rob Lytle will run the 60 along
isby o srntade omean mlwihne8 ankd srtndin hoverhsix-fey Warhurst. As head coach of .with speedster Doug Henniger,
is y n mens mal, wighng 80 nd -tadin ovr sx-fetthe Wolverine Cross Country and Jim Howe. All have run 9.6
tall. Nor does the blond Ontario native possess exceptional team, he coached the distance in the 100 outdoors.
speed or stickhandling ability as compared to, for example, runners to a stunning Big Ten The Wolverines should be the
Pat Hughes. Championship despite having strongest in the distance events
Instead, Manery's scoring prowess rests on what he calls .7 amsimsmmni:anias with the presence of many of
the ability of "Being at the right place at the right time." The :theampenship othe Bi Tny
key. according to the young and evidently well schooled hockey Bilboords capos hi cross - couny

Gibbs, both of whom have high
jumped over 6'10", lead that
area with Jesse Myers also con-
tributing potential.

Fortunately for the Wolver-
ines bad showings by Jim'
Bronaee nd far betwe
the Blue. He can inspire them
lave them flat with ra ba oe
Jim wrestles well for more than
justdpersonal reasons. The teamn
A big meet, such as the im-
pending battle with Iowa later
this month will find Jim trying
harder for pins because of the
tible difficultie tha his
teammates may encounter.
The heavy recruiting efforts I

take-downs and poetry.
over until you could use it on
anyone and then it becomes
'your' move. When you really
read a poem over and over, and
you come to grips with that
poem, it becomes 'your' poem."
If all goes well for him, Jim
Brown may take his poetic take-
downs past the NCAA title to
the Olympics. Perhaps the
world will like him as much as
the fans did two years ego.

definite similarity


ABE BUTLER, who was third
last year in the Big Ten triple
jump, returns this year again
hoping to improve on his av-
erage of 48 feet in the event.
Ken Stokes, Ed Kukla, and Jim
Hart hold down the pole vault
event, with all of them having
the potential of going over 16'6",
according to Harvey.i hes
put, hurt by the loss of Mike
Lanitry and Steve Adams.
The EMU Invitational running
events are relays only . . . for
that reason it should be a good
indicator of Michigan's depth.
With four men needed for each
event, weak spots will show




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star is positioning and timing. "It's half the battle knowing
where to go, not how fast you get there. I'm sometimes called
a garbage goal-scorer."
Growing up in Leamington, the "Tomato Capital of the
World" located about 30 miles southeast of Windsor, Kris' s
first exposure to skating came at the age of two and his first
experience at organized hockey came at age five.
Later playing on the Lean-
ington Flyers, a Junior C team
in the Great Lakes Junior
scrr ad "Rooke of the Year
s c o r e r and "Most Valuable
Player" his second.
In spite of his appareot
excellence in hockey, Kris
played, and in some extent
still plays, in the shadow of
his brother R a n d y. Randy
Manery is a defenseman for
the Atlanta Flames of the %
NHL. Kris rejects the impor-
tance of the oft-made corn-
parisons between him and
"I don't really think we can ,
be compared," Kris m ainrta n..
of auforward and a defenseman.g
He's good at his position and
I would like to think that I'm
Kris's decision to come to
Michigan came at a "spur of
thebemoment" as hegdescr'ibed
imity to Leamington..........
Manery alsoR ha ofer fo
technic Institute, and Brown.se
Kris also had a chance to p'lay
Junior A hockey but saw no
chance of doing thpat and get-
ting an education simultane- M~aner~
At Michigan Kris has seen his style of play influenced by
Coach Dan Farrell. "Dan got me to play a lot more aggressive
Here I've had to."
Manery still considers lack of aggressiveness as his biggest
weakness. ''I go in streaks," remarked Kris, who rarely mixes
into the frequent brawls that have so often interrupted Mich-
igan hockey games. "Even in the junior leagues I never got
into many fights."

Anyone interested in be-
coming an IM Basketball offi-
cial should attend a meeting
and clinic tonight, at 7:30, in
the Wrestling Room of the IM
Building. If unable to attend,
please contact Ken Nemerov-
ski or Jeff Liebster at 663-4181
or come by Friday.

ners as Greg Meyer, Bill Dona-
kowski, Mike McGuire and Jon
Cross are at Harvey's disposal.
In the field events, the Wol-
verine thinclads have strong
points and weak points with the
strongest areas being the high
jump, triple jump and the pole
vault. Jeff Swanson and Doug

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.n his freshman season as a center Kris managed to be
third in Wolverine scoring, playing in all 36 Michigan games.
Manery is also only one of three players on this season's
roster not to miss a game. This game-in game-out depend-;
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