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Thurs-Joy, 5eptem ber $., 1977

THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thu rs~'oy, September 8, 1977


up to his potential," Johann
added. "If we can get .
back on the right track we
have a great national wres
Holman is national calibert
if he can wrestle at 167."
At the other six weights
cruits and lettermen will N
for a position on the team.
heavily at 126 to fill the void
by Goodlow. SophomoresI
Cartier (4-4) and. Rich Str
(1-1) return but will receive
competition from f r e s h r
Doug Fierberg and Kirk A
At 118 pounds senior7
Schneider (7-13) must b
freshmen James Mathias
Bob McAlvey to maintain
job. McAlvey finished 139-:
his high school career at Ha
High School in Lansing.
Rich Lubell (14-15), a s
from New York, normallyu
tles at 134, but would hav
beat out Goodlow at that w
this year. Lubell, who fini
fourth in the conference
winter may move up to1
and meet more stiff intra-s
Assuming Briggs goes
150, sophomore Lou Jos
(1-0) and freshman Jeff He
challenge Lubell for the st
ing spot.
With Holman filling in1
wender's sohes, Billy Jo
filled one of the vacancies'
by graduation-but threes
remain up for grabs.
Replacing Johnson at 177
tainly won't be easy but the1
bet for his successor is so
more Steve Fraser, but ju
Bill Petosky returns hungry
the starting nod either at 17

grads 'S.
esen Heavyweights L e w i s Smith
Amos and gridder Bob Taylor go head x..\
will on for the final starting berth.
stler. "Overall, we will have a
too- youthful team and fans will hear
from people they hadn't heard
re- of before," Johannesen added.
attle For three years running, Jo-
hannesen and his Wolverines
finished fourth in the confer-
uited ence. This year Billy Jo and his
d left assistant Cal Jenkins possess a
Dave lot of talent to juggle around
ader with until they come up with the
stiff right combination.
n e n "Considering the rest of the
rndt. conference we should be in
Todd the thick of the race again,"
attle1 Billy Jo said. "Of course Iowa
and will be tough and it should be
his a dogfight for second between
12 in us, Minnesota and Wisconsin."
aslett "It seems we've lost so much
because our upper weights are
enior gone but our little guys are
wres- back," Johannesen added. "We
re to could start out blasting every-
eight body off the mat and then start Photo courtesy Michiq
shed sweating it. It's going to be in-
last teresting." Karl Brggs
142- -

qan Sports information

y for
77 or

Tumblers frebuil/ding

The mark of a top-notch ath-
letic program is its ability to
bounce back after a "rebuild-
ing" period, a time in which
untried performers try to fill
the large gaps left by a talent-
ed graduating class.
Last year, the Michigan Men's
Gymnastics Team made its

"Briggs will,.go up to 150 if I ALSO IN the race for the job R
Churella " moves up a weight. at 190 are sophomore Steve Ben- 1976-77 HAD BEEN billed ast
"With Goodlow at a higher nett and freshman Dean Rehber- a lean year for the Blue Gym-
weight class maybe he can be ger-who could be a sleeper nasts. Graduation had left gap-
a little more effective and live according to the coach. ing holes in coach Newt Loken's
Swim teams expect titles

lineup which had to be filled fine all-around men. All in all
with freshmen and sophomores. we're very h a p p y with our
The season started out as ex- new prospects."
pepted - very slowly. Heading the list are Toro
In the Windy City Invitational Staley of Arlington, Ill., and
and Western Michigan competi- Darrell Yee of Farmington; who
tions the Wolverines' point total both won state titles in the
was 175-180, way short of the rings. Yee is also the state's
200 they would need against the all-around champion.
cream of the Big Ten. Complementing Yee and
Staley will be Harold Dardick
IT WAS THEN that Loken's (Illinois) and John Rieckhoff
charges began to put it all to- (Trenton), both pommel state
gether. horse champions.
"After a rough start, we real-
ly came together as a team," GONE WILL BE Big Ten
Loken recalled. "The guys be- champions Chuck Stillerman
gan to get their compulsory rou- (floor ex) and Chuck Ventura
tines down and we started scor- (horse) plus ringmen Scott
iug wel." Panto and Kurt Golder, second
What began as-an off year for, and fQprth in the Big Tens re-
the Wolverines, ended as a third spectively.
place finish in the Big Ten Is Loken optimistic about this
Meet, just 1.6 points behind year? Yes, to a degree.
second - place Illinois with a "Defending champion ' Min-

By JAMIE TURNER Stu Isaac's women tankers are a result built his young squad combined optional and compul- nesota will have almost all sen-
When looking ahead to the the two-time defending Big Ten around senior Olympian Gordon sory total of 40.20. iors as will Illinois," said Lok-
,achampions. The team, composed Downie. Bolstered by an out- en. "That in addition to the Bi
1977-78 swim season, don't blame, largely of sophomores and fresh- standing freshman corps, Sta-.,"AT THE BEGINNING of the Ten Meet being at Champaign
Michigan swim coaches Gus Sta- women, ran away with last ger found his Wolverines taking season I wrote Michigan off as will make the top two tough to
ger, Stu Isaac and diving coach spring's championships, setting third place in the Big Tens. a contender," said Fred Roeth- crack."
Dick Kimball if visions of cham- 11 conference records in the DOWNIE HAS lisberger, coach of Big Ten Although it appears as only
pionhsuthree-day competition gdhiter champion Minnesota. "I have to a third place team at this point,
ThStager should find his tankersgive them credit for a super shed no tears for Michigan.
The talentm n the women's and LED BY JUNIOR Katy Mc- strengthened with a year of ex- job. By the- Big Tens, they had'
men's teams at ample proof Cully sophomore Lori Hugh perience. completely turned it around." PAUL McBRIDE on horse is
that come late autumn, the Wol- Strong performances are ex- Loken plans to add fuel to the the 6nly senior on a team led
verines will be a force to reckon adenorver rs euert, pected from such key men as fire this year with an excellent by Big Ten runnerup in all-
with in the Big Ten. the Wolverines placed 11th ind sophomores Paul Griffith and group of freshmen around Nigel Rothwell and.
the National Championships and gopo rsmn
have hopes of moving into the WKev Morgan, and juniors Pete "We were very fortunate in third place high bar man Bob
Top Ten. Maude and Eric Peper. landing some excellent rings Creek. NCAA runnerup 'John
Diving coach Dick Kimball and pommel horse men to re- Corritore completes the nucleus
Isaac has high hopes of con- supervises the divers of both place 'our 'graduating seniors of stars who will remain
tinuing his team's rise into a squads. Seufert and Matt Che- that excelled specifically in through next year when the
national power. lich rewarded Kimball's vigil- these two events," said Loken. Wolverines host the Big Ten
Men's coach Stager faced a ence with national champion- Meet.
rebuildiing job last year, and as ships this past season. "WE ALSO FOUND some "We're extremely e x c i t e d
about our situation," stated Lo-
!ken. "With only one senior and
a schedule that includes NCAA
champ Indiana State and Min-
nesota, we ought to' have a
great time."
J ( In its third year of varsity
ITS HE F Ecompetition, Michigan's Women
Gymnasts have their eyes on
a' state title. Michigan State
will provide the strongest chal-
SFOlR T HE 18TH YEAR lenge for Ann Cornell's team.
- Topnotch -performers Cornell
1960 will be relying on are sopho-
more Mia Axon and all-round-
'a ers Sara Flom, Ginger Robey,
M v1iL k.k ~


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