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Page 10-Tuesday, March 2, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Big

Ten Ci

amp ionships
Grappler Klasson takes title

Tankers settle for second best

By KARL WHEATLEY
For the first time this season, the Michigan women's
swim team didn't come in first. The Big Ten women's
swimming championships this past weekend ended with
Ohio State the winners with 863.0 points, Michigan second at
677.0, Indiana third (486.0), and Wisconsin fourth with'452.5
points.
"I'm not disappointed," said Wolverine head coach Stu
Isaac. "We pretty much got the scores we wanted. We knew
they (Ohio State) would be good, but to beat us, they had to
swim out of their heads."
FRESHMAN TAMI Paumier led the way by sweeping the
breaststroke events en route to four Michigan varsity
records and two Big Ten records. Paumier won the 50-yard
breaststroke at 30.23 (the fifth-best time nationally this
year), the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.36 (a Big Ten
record and sixth-best time nationally), and the 200-yard
breaststroke in 2:18.03 (e Big Ten record and second-best

time nationally).
The best time in the country this year in the 400-yard in-
dividual medley was set by defending champion Sue Cahill
at 4:20.87, thus shaving almost six seconds off the existing
Big Ten record. Cahill also took second in the 200-yard in-
dividual medley (2:06.23, ninth-best nationally), and the
500-yard freestyle at 4:51.66 (seventh-best nationally).
Senior tanker Melinda Copp won the 200-yard individual
medley in 2:05.77 (a varsity and Big Ten record and sixth-
best time nationally), and the 200-yard backstroke at
2:05.40 (a varsity record and ninth-best time nationally).
Copp took second in the 100-yard backstroke at 58.52.
Also winning for the Wolverines was the 400-yard medley
relay team of Copp, Paumier, Chris Hodson, and Cahill
with a Big Ten record time of 3:54.71.
The Michigan tankers now move on to the AIAW
nationals, March 17-20, where Isaac feels they can finish as

By DAN NEWMAN
"I just tried to dominate him and be physically
aggressive," said heavyweight Eric Klasson, who scored a
decisive 11-7 victory over Iowa's Lou Banach and was
named the "Most Valuable Wrestler" at the 68th annual Big
Ten Wrestling Championships held at Crisler over the
weekend.
Banach, last year's heavyweight champion, had scored a
major decision (16-6) over Klasson two weeks earlier. But
Sunday the Michigan senior was better rested and prepared
for the rematch.
"WHEN WE MET Iowa before, we were in the peak of
our second season and so we were somewhat worn down,"
explained Klasson, who said he had "tapered off" the last
two weeks. "It also helped to be in front of the home
crowd."
Despite Klasson's victory, Iowa managed to win a record
seven individual championships while also qualifying all of

its wrestlers for the NCAA Championships scheduled for
March 11-13.
The Hawkeyes notched a whopping 1301/4 points en route
to its ninth consecutive Big Ten Championship. Minnesota
finished a distant second (.493/4), followed by Wisconsin
(44 ), Michigan State (40/4), and Michigan 381/2).
THE TWO OTHER Wolverine grapplers to advance to the
finals were defeated by Hawkeye veteran champions.
Barry Davis whipped Joe McFarland, 6-4, in the 118-pound
championship and Pete Bush decisioned Pat McKay, 6-3,
for the 190-pound division crown.
Iowa's Ed Banach and Lenny Zaleski both won conferen-
ce crowns for the third year in a row. Banach decisioned his
177 pound Ohio State opponent, Ed Potokar, 6-3, while
Zaleski maintained the 142 pound conference crown by
beating Minnesota's Jim Martinez, 10-7.
For the second consecutive year McFarland; McKay, and
Klasson are the three Wolverines to qualify for the NCAA
Championships.

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Turner sparks improving cagers

By BOB WOJNOWSKI
The Michigan basketball team
marked the end of one era and the
foreshadowing of another while enter-
taining the top three teams in the Big
Ten over spring break.
The Wolverines hosted Iowa, Min-
nesota and Indiana in their final three
home games of the year, which also
marked the end of senior captain Thad
Garner's career in Crisler Arena.
AT THE SAME time that Garner was
taking his final bows, freshman guard
Eric Turner was beginning to earn his,
as he averaged 20.7 points a game, shot
60.5 percent from the field and 76.9 per-
cent from the line while dishing out a
total of 16 assists over the three games.
Michigan 68, Iowa 58
The Wolverines played their finest

game of the season in blowing out the
league-leading Hawkeyes before a
crowd of 11,052 which was, by Crisler
Arena standards, almost rowdy.
Michigan held leads of as many as 10
points in the first half and settled for a
28-20 halftime lead. But Iowa ran off

that Michigan would spring an upset in
Crisler, was elated that his prediction
came true.
"I told you we were going to get
somebody in here and I meant it," said
Frieder. "We weren't winning these
kind of games earlier and now we are."

eight straight points early in the second
half to assume its first lead of the game, Minnesota 61, Michigan 50
32-30, with 15 minutes remaining.
IT WAS then that Turner took over, Frieder's optimism turned to
scoring 14 of his 16 second-half points frustration on Thursday, as the Golden
the rest of the way, as the Wolverines Gophers came in with their gargantuan
quickly regained the lead and blasted front line and a stifling zone defense
out to advantages of as many as 14 poin- which repelled the Michigan attack
ts, the last time at 68-54 with 21 seconds every time it looked as if the
left. Wolverines were going to make a run.
Turner finished with a career-high 28 Minnesota held a 22-21 halftime lead
points on 11-for-16 shooting, which after Michigan spent most of the first
marked the third consecutive game half trying to solve the Gophers' zone
that the freshman from Flint had sur- defense, which featured 7-3 Randy
passed his career high. Breuer and 6-10 Gary Holmes clogging
Michigan head coach Bill Frieder, the middle.
who earlier in the year had predicted THE WOLVERINES edged ahead of
Minnesota for the last time at 32-31
early in the second half, but the
Big Ten Standings Gophers proceeded to score 17 of the
Conf. Overall next 23 points to open up a 10-point lead
W L W L that never shrank below four.
Iowa ............... 12 4 20 5 Turner again paced Michigan with 16
Minnesota .......... 12 4 20 5 points and eight assists, while Garner
Ohio State .......... 11 5 20 8 added 13 points and Dean Hopson grab-
Indiana........... 10 6 16 9 bed 9 rebounds. Darryl Mitchell was the
Illinois ............. 9 7 16 9 man the Wolverines couldn't stop, as
Purdue ............. 9 7 12 13 the senior guard scored 23 points on 11-
Michigan State ..... 6 10 11 15 for-15 shooting. Flint native Trent
MICHIGAN ........ 5 11 6 18 - Tucker added 18 for the Gophers.
Northwestern ...... 4 14 8 17 Despite the relatively easy victory,
Wisconsin .........3 3 519 Minnesota head coach Jim Dutcher had
nothing but praise for the Wolverines.

"They're playing with a lot of heart
and desire and Turner has emerged as
an outstanding guard," said the Gopher
coach. "That's not the same team we
beat a month ago."4
Indiana 78, Michigan 70
Almost overshadowing the game on
Saturday versus the Hoosiers was the
hoopla surrounding Thad Garner's final
-game in Crisler Arena.
Garner, who was- starting his 84th
consecutive game-a Michigan.
record-was 'greeted with signs of
"When you've said Thad, you've said it
all," and the "M Club supports you"
banner that is used at Michigan football
games.
THE GAME itself was an excellent
one, as both teams played man-to-man
defenses which meant more scoring
and more excitement. Most of the first
half excitement was generated by the
officials, who after making numerous
questionable calls, were serenaded
with a resounding chorus of boos at the
end of a first half which found Michigan
ahead, 40-33.
The Hoosiers finally grabbed the lead
with 7:04 left on a Ted Kitchell three-.
point play which put them ahead, 66-64.
Guard Tony Brown sank a pair of free
throws with 32 seconds remaining
which put the game away at 72-68.
Kitchell, the Big Ten's leading
scorer, led all players with 28 points.
Turner led the Wolverines with 18 poin-
ts, Garner tallied 15 and Ike Person
scored 14 points and snared 12 reboun-
ds.
Frieder pulled Garner with 11 secon-
ds left to allow the Crisler Arena crowd
of 13,143, the season's largest, to salute
the two-time captain. And Garner, who
leaves behind a legacy of hell-bent
dives and crowd-pleasing drives, ex-
plained what his career meant to him.
"I was known here for doing a few
dunks but I realize now how much the
guys respect me and that's the thing
that makes me the happiest," he said.
"I hope they'll keep me in mind when
they're out there working next year."

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Center for Russian and East European Studies
PRESENTS,
DR. RAY TARAS, Lecture
4:10 p.m., Tuesday, March 2,
at Rackham Amphitheater
"POLAND UNDER MARTIAL LAW:
A PERSONAL VIEW "
Dr. Taras, a specialist in Polish local politics, presented his dissertation
at Warsaw University 6 weeks after Martial Law was proclaimed.

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