The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, March 3, 1982-Page 9
By BARB BARKER
Move over Banach ..
Tumblers hit peak form
as championships near
. .K. Ksson onaroll
OVE OVER BOBO Brazil. Plant this one in your corn field Iowa
City-Wrestling Capital, USA. Michigan wrestler Eric Klasson has
proven that sometimes it takes a little more than pure brawn to be a cham-
; This past Sunday at Crisler Arena, Klasson, with a decisive 11-7 victory
Jiver Hawkeye Lou Banach, nabbed the Big Ten heavyweight championship
title and was named the meet's "Most Valuable Wrestler." Just two seeks
-earlier, Banach, who was last year's Big Ten and NCAA heavyweight cham-
fion, had scored a major decision (16-6) over Klasson in a dual meet at Iowa
r "I had to eliminate the mistakes I made in our last match," explained
klasson, who ironically hails from-yes, Iowa City, Iowa. "One of them was
iot being aggressive enough. Banach constantly tries to be the aggressor
when he wrestles. Sunday was almost a reversal of roles: I was the
Roll over Beethoven
The soft-spoken, articulate, senior economics major fits anything but the
dumb, aggressive stereotype usually associated with wrestling. And he likes
it that way. Klasson enjoys ballet, opera, plays and especially classical
music. He has played the cello since elementary school and will be with the
University of Iowa symphony this summer. Klasson also plays four other
When he graduated from City High School with All-State honors in
wrestling and football, his home-town university snubbed him as it did not
even offer him a scholarship. Bet the local yokels are clucking now.
"Sunday was a grudge match for
me," said Klasson. "People in Iowa
City think you have to go to school there ; ;
to be a champ. I'm against that whole
idea that to be a good wrestler you have " r .,
to forfeit a social and academic life. k
That mentality disgusts me. I mean
there's nothing for those guys after the
Olymics, and very few make it there.
It's absurd to sacrifice getting a good
degree just for that."
If Klasson has 'had to make some
sacrifices on his way to becoming a Big
Ten champion, they apparently aren't
reflected in his academic record. He
certainly defies the image some people
have of athletes being able to walk and
play ball, but not hold a text book. The
fourth year grappler has received a Kasson
graduate business school assistantship
at Northwestern University next fall. . .. Big Ten wrestling champion
After receiying his master's degree, Klasson would like to work with his
father who is an industrial consultant for the University of Iowa.
Touch of Klass.
Apparently, Klasson's intelligence is not limited to the classroom.
Michigan coach Dale Bahr says that he is also an intelligent wrestler and a
"I've swam with him. We've bowled together," said Bahr. "He does it all
well. He's really an all-around person. If he keeps his intensity, he could be a
national cbampion. Eric will do as well as he wants to in the NCAAs."
The National Collegiate Wrestling championships are next week in Ames,
Iowa. And Klasson can bet on seeing his old buddy Banach once again. But
whether he walks away with a national championship or not, Klasson has
already made his contribution to a sport that's reputation has long been
scarred with false images of studio antics and dumb brutality. And that's
class with a capital K.
,Tigers' Jackson angered
By JESSE BARKIN
The men's gymnastics team closed
out its regular season in peak form,
Sunday, with a season high point total
in its 273.15-264.55 victory over
Michigan State. The Wolverines must
now prepare for the Big Ten Champion-
ships this weekend at Wisconsin.
Milan Stanovich led the Wolverine
gymnasts with first places in the vault
and the high bar, en route to setting a
career best all-around mark of 54.50,
second only to Spartan Marvin Gibbs'
total of 55.60.
Dino Manus tied for first place in the
high bar with a 9.3 and tied for second in
the rings (9.3). Wolverine five-man
teams in the high bar and pommel hor-
se swung to season highs
'The pommel horse and high bar
crews really did a good job for us," said
Michigan coach Newt Loken, "and
Milan was just super in the all-around."
The season's best was not only an en-
couraging sign for Loken going into the
Big Ten Championships, but the score
improved the Wolverines' chances of
being selected for the NCAA champion-
ships in April. One team from each of
the nation's four regions is selected,
plus six at-large teams from throughout
the country. Michigan has no chance of
being chosen as the Mid-East's
representative, but it has an outside
chance of being picked for an at-large
Beckwith takes first
Wolverine gymnast Kathy Beckwith
pulled out a 9.2 on her final event, the
floor exercise to catapult her to a first
place in the all-around, a career high,
and, a Big Ten best 36.00 score. But
Michigan State countered with three
women who each scored more than 35.00 as
the Spartans outpointed the Wolverines
141.90-138.65 last Sunday at East
The Spartans' score eclipsed the
previous best in the conference this
season, and the win avenged their
narrow defeat to the Wolverines two
weeks ago at the Big Ten Champion-
ships. Despite the loss, the Wolverines
notched their highest away score of the
season which improves their chances of
placing in the national championships.
Freshman Dayna Samuelson was the
next highest all-arounder for Michigan
after Beckwith with a 33.3, and 'Christy
Schwartz placed first in the uneven
bars with an 8.95. Michigan excelled
in the vault, as Samuelson and Beck-
with tied for second with 9.0s, and
senior Cindy Shearon finished fourth
with an 8.95.
Syncros grab first
Saturday's Northwestern Invitational
marked the first time this season that
the Michigan women's synchronized
swimming team did not find Ohio State
on its list of competitors. However, the
Buckeye's presence was certainly not
missed as the Wolverines grabbed top
honors in every event.
"The Northwestern Invitational is
always a fun meet for us, the girls are a
little more relaxed," said assistant
coach Laura LaCrusia.
MICHIGAN WAS followed by host
team Northwestern, while Illinois and
Michigan State finished in third and
fourth place respectively.
Wolverine performer Mary Beth
Crumrine earned top honors in the solo
event, while teammates Cathy O'Brien
and Betsy Neira topped all duet teams.
O'Brien and Neira also teamed up with
Erin O'Shaughnessy to take the trio
competition. The team competition
was also won by Michigan, as the
Wolverine 'A' Team cleaned up in the
The figures competition was a carbon
copy of the pairs competition, as
Michigan again topped its opponents in
all events. In the senior division,
O'Brien took first place for the
Wolverines while teammates Trace
Rehbein and Jill Schultz were vic-
torious in the junior and novice
The synchronize swimmers will host
the Michigan Open this Saturday,
marking the team's first home meet.
The meet begins at 9:00 a.m. at the
Margaret Bell Pool.
Women thinclads f'ourth
Although she hoped for a third-place
or better finish in last weekend's Big
Ten championships at Indiana,
Michigan women's track coach Francie
Goodridge was nonetheless pleased by
her team's fourth-place finish.
"I'm an optimist by nature, so I stick
my neck out from time to time," said
the first-year coach, referring to her
desire to capture third. "But I feel
really good that we moved up from
seventh (last year) to fourth."
Finishing ahead of the Wolverines were
Wisconsin, Michigan State and Indiana.
PACING Michigan's improved per-
formance were individual champion-
ships by Joanna Bullard and Sue
Frederick. Bullard cleared 5'104" to
set a school record in the high jump,
while Frederick set a Big Ten record
with a time of 2:29.42 in the 1,000-yard
run. It was Frederick's second con-
secutive conference title.
"Hardly a lesser performance" than
those made by Bullard 'and Frederick,
according to Goodridge, was Melanie
Weaver's time in the two-mile run. The
junior from Scottville broke her own
Michigan record in that event by
finishing second with a time of 9:59.2.
Weaver also placed fourth in the three-
Two other Wolverine individuals and
a relay team also set Michigan records
at the Bloomington meet. Brenda
Kazinec set the new standard for the
Wolverines with a time of 36.13 in the
300-yard dash, good enough for fourth
place in the event. Melody Middleton
set a school record in the pentathlon by
accumulating 3,467 points and the two-
mile relay team of Dawn Woodruff,
Lisa Larsen, Frederick and Weaver
finished third in 8:53.45.
Another good finish for the
Wolverines was that of the 880-yard
relay team. The quartet of Cathy Shar-'
pe, Renee Turner, Lorrie Thornton and
Kazinec placed second in 1:42.0.
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LAKELAND, Fla. (UPI) - First
baseman Ron Jackson, who was ready
to-sign a three-year contract with the
Detroit Tigers, said yesterday he will
not rejoin the American League Club
without a financial compromise.
Jackson has told the Tigers that he is
'not going to talk to them no more, and
if they want to do anything, they can
talk to my agent."
THE RIGHT-handed hitting Jackson
said he was angry over recent
newspaper stories which "gave the
feeling to people that I'm the bad guy."'
He said he was also upset with
statements from Tigers' officials which
sdid, in so many words, that if Jackson
doesn't like the club's offer, he can take
his services elsewhere.
"I don't want to get into an argument
with them," he said.
"I've got a good track record and I
don't want anything like that to spoil it,
so I think it's best if I just stay out of it
and not say anything to the sports
writers- and just let my agent handle
Meanwhile, the Tigers have announ-
ced that right-hander Jack Morris will
start the team's first exhibition game of
the season this Sunday against the
Chicago White Sox.
Morris, the undisputed ace of the
Detroit staff, will be followed by Pat
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that nearer 20 million Americans today could be spared suf-
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manipulation therapy as readily available to them as
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John McMillan Mennell, M.D.
HEW Expert Review Panel
3. "The Commission has found it established beyond any
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Report, Royal Commission
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Joyce Lain Kennedy
November 24, 1980.
5. "It is hoped that the new AMA provision will help to im-
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