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Page 12-Friday, October 29, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Skoal brother
'M' senior wins second spitting championship

By JIM DAVIS
Thanks to Heston Scheffey, Michigan
can now boast that the individual
tobacco-spitting championship of the
Midwest is safely in Ann Arbor for
another year.
Scheffey, a- University of Michigan
senior, was part of the School of
Natural Resources team that competed
in the 31st Annual Midwestern
Forresters Conclave at Ames, Iowa last
Saturday. He captured first place in the'

tobacco-spitting event for the second
straight year.
BUT THE Michigan team could
defeat only eight of the nine teams it
competed against. However, second
place isn't so bad when the size of the
Wolverine squad is taken into account.
With a rag-tag force of only 13, com-
pared to 40 for the new champions from
the University of Missouri and most of
the other teams, the Wolverines edged
out Southern Illinois and Minnesota for
runner-up honors. Other schools

represented were host Iowa State,
Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin,
Illinois, and Purdue.
Last year, Michigan hosted the co-ed
conclave at a site near Hell, Mich., cap-
turing top honors overall. But that team
was more than three times larger than
this year's entry.
"EVERYBODY was pleased," said
two-time tobacco spitting champ Schef-
fey. The senior added that although the
Michigan team was small, it was the
most vocal. "We cheered for the teams
who weren't cheering," he said.
The competition consisted of fifteen
events which included chain-throwing,
the pulp toss, two-lady bucksawing,
speed-chopping, and dendrology (iden-
tification of woody plants).
The "special event" this year was the
log-surfing contest. Forresters'
spokesman Phil Dinehart said, "You
have two red pines of different
diameters lashed together with a ten-
foot piece of rope." The former den-
drology champion explained that the

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object was for four teammates (in-
cluding one female) to take turns riding
while the others pull. If the rider
touches the ground, the team is
penalized one second.
THE MICHIGAN squad of Brad Bur-
ton, Chip Davis, Leila Freils, and Phil
Schmidt reached the finish-line first,
but received two such penalties, putting
them in second overall. "Leila (Freils)
fell off twice," explained Dinehart.
Mark "Animal" Neggers added the
one-man bucksawing championship to
the Michigan effort by sawing through
a 12-inch log in only 58 seconds. He
placed second in the event last year.
Neggers also teamed with Russ
Witherspoon to take second in the log-
roll and combined with Scheffey to take
second in the two-man bucksawing
competition.
Other Michigan placers were Sue
Thiel and John Goodburn in the DHB
(Diameter at Breast Height)
estimation, second and third respec-
tively, and Mary Pettway, fourth in
dendrology.
How did Ohio State do? "They did
lousy, as always," said a team mem-
ber, who asked to remain anonymous.

Wednesday Saturday
November 3-6
Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre 8 p.m.
Directed by
Mikeli Pinkney
rickets available at the
Professional Theatre
Program office (PTP)
i laagu Building
University of Mi'i'gan
76"0511

Photo by Phil Dinehort
Michigan senior Mark Neggers is shown in action from last year's Mid-
western Forresters' Conclave. Neggers won this year's championship in the
one-man bucksawing competition at Ames, Iowa.
Superdome announced as

sight of Hearns 'fight

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Wilfred
Benitez will defend his super welter-
weight championship against Thomas
Hearns at the Louisiana Superdome
Dec. 3 in a bout matching fighters
whose only losses were against Sugar
Ray Leonard.
Promoter Don King said yesterday
the Benitez-Hearns World Boxing
Council championship bout was
previously scheduled for Las Vegas,
then Caracas, Venezuela, but fell
through each time.
ON THE SAME card, Wilfredo
Gomez will make the 17th defense of his
super bantamweight crown against
Lupe Pintor, currently the WBC ban-
tamweight champion.
Benitez, 43-1-1, won the super welter-
weight titled with a 12th-round
knockout over Maurice Hope May 23,
1981. In his most recent defense, on Jan
30, he foiled the comeback hopes of
Roberto Duran.

Hearns, 34-1-0, lost his World Boxing
Association championship to Leonard
in the 14th round Sept. 16, 1981.
LEONARD IS scheduled to announce
next month whether he will continue to
fight after recovering from a detached
retina.
"My last appearance here in New
Orleans was one of displeasure - 'No
mas, No mas,' " King said, referring t4
what Duran said when he gave up in his
title defense against Leonard here.
"I really want to redeem the sport of
boxing in New Oreans."
Gomez will be making his 17th defen-
se of the WBC title he won from Yun
Dong-Kyun in 1977. Gomez is 37-1-1,
with all of his victories on knockouts.
Only three of his fights have gone more
than 10 rounds.
Pintor won the WBC bantamweigh
championship in a 15-round decision
over Carlos Zarate June 3, 1979. In his
most recent defense, he stopped Seung
Hoon Lee in five rounds June 3.

GRIDDE PICKS

How do people pick Griddes? Kappas
and Tri-Delts pick their favorites on the
basis of which team has the best-
looking quarterback (or is it best-
looking financial statement?). No one
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Someone came up with an ingenious
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Bring your picks to the Daily offices by
midnight tonight for your chance at a
small one-item Pizza Bob's pizza.
1, Minnesota at MICHIGAN
(Pick score)
2. Illinois at Iowa
3. Purdue at Ohio State
4. North yestern at Wisconsin
5. Michigan State at Indiana
6. Washington at Stanford
7. Alabama at Mississippi State
8. Mississippi at LSU
9. Florida State at Miami (Fla.)
10. Auburn at Florida
11. USC at Arizona State
12. Missouri at Oklahoma State
13. Kansas State at Iowa State
14. Utah at San Diego State
15. Ball State at EMU
16. Hayward State at Humboldt State
17. Howard at Norfolk State
18. Idaho State at Weber State
19. Shippensburg State at Slippery Rock
20. Golden State Goofers at
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