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Page 10-Friday, January 7, 1983-The Michigan Daily
McFarland

By JOHN TAYER
It sincerely was a merry Christ-
mas vacation for Joe McFarland as
he traveled to Arlington Heights, Ill.
with the rest of the Michigan
wrestling team to compete in the
1982 Midlands Tournament. Mc-
Farland placed first in the tour-
nament at 126 pounds.
Not since 1974, when Jim Brown
won at the 118-pound weight class,
has a Michigan wrestler done so well
at this prestigious tournament which
attracts wrestlers from every cor-
ner of the United States, ranging in
age from 18 to 30, and is seen by
many as the. springboard to the
Olympics.
TO WIN the championship, Mc-
Farland had to beat some rather
stiff competition. In the first round,'
McFarland beat a wrestler from
Kentucky by scoring a quick ten
points which ends a tournament
match.
In the quarter-finals, McFarland
beat Oklahoma State's Mark Perry,
9-0
The most important victory for
McFarland came in the semi-finals
against Iowa's Barry Davis, 6-2.
Last year Davis, who compiled a 42-
1 record, was the NCAA champion at
118 pounds. Davis' only loss last year
came against none other than Mc-
Farland in the, you guessed it,
Midlands Tournament, by a score of
4-1. Davis has beaten McFarland
every other time they have met.
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Davis has defeated McFa
twice in dual meets, twice in t
Ten tournament.
THE MATCH was tied 2-2 th
two periods and up until one n
to go in the third period. A
time, things started to go
wrong for Davis and very rig
McFarland. In an attempt to
the tie McFarland decided to
the offensive, working for a
leg take down. Rather than go
defensive and try to hold out
overtime period, Davis deci
counter McFarland's attack
some offense of his own, w
seconds to go in the match. B
Farland completely outmanet
Davis, countering beautifull
taking Davis to the mat for tw
ts. Davis was so stunned by th
McFarland was able to take1
his back for two more points
the final buzzer.
In the finals, McFarland
two-time NCAA champion

brighten
rland Mills and beat him, 7-6. In the first
he Big period, McFarland started out the
scoring with a two-point take down.
irough Mills followed with a two-point
minute reversal from which McFarland
t that escaped, making the score 3-2. In the
very second period McFarland was down.
ght for Mills rode him for the maximum
break allotted time of 30 seconds,
go on whereupon the two wrestlers were
single- separated. McFarland then got a
on the takedown which was followed by
for an another Mills' reversal, leaving the
ded to score at 5-4. In the third period Mc-
with Farland rode Mills for the 30-second
vith 10 limit. Once again, the wrestlers
ut Mc- were split and McFarland got
uvered another takedown which was then
y and countered by another reversal for
o poin- Mills, which ended the scoring for
Lis that the match.
him to After the match, Mills said, "He
before (McFarland) is the strongest 126-
pounder I have ever wrestled. One
faced time he hit me (on the side of the
Gene head) and did it so hard that I had to

look across the mat to see if he
knocked my head off."
ACCORDING to Assistant Coach
Joe Wells, "This is a good win for
Joe because he has suffered some
minor discomfort this season due to
a back injury he incurred from
weight lifting. Joe has never looked
for excuses and always displays
strong determination, and this is
possibly one reason for his success."
McFarland wrestled as an in-
dependent in the tournament and
will most likely be red-shirted this
season.
No one else from Michigan placed
in the tournament. However, one
other bright spot was the perfor-
mance of Rob Rechsteiner.
Rechsteiner had a 4-2 record in the
tournament and was beaten by only
the two top seeds in the tournament.
His. most impressive victory came
over Rob Chamberlain, who is af-
filiated with the Hawkeye wrestling
club. Chamberlain used to be one of

the finest heavyweights in the Big
Ten and outweighed Rechsteiner,
280 to 210 pounds.
SAID BAHR of the entire team's
performance, "I am satisfied with
the way our kids wrestled at the
Midlands. They were mentally
prepared and did a good job against
some outstanding competition."
In other wrestling news over the
Christmas break, Tim Fagan was
elected team captain. Fagan is a
local boy from Huron High School
and is a senior wrestling at 158
pounds.
Another development is that
Michigan has acquired 177-pound
Bill Elbin from California, where he
attended Sequoyas Junior College.
Tonight the team travels to Ohio
State to take part in a quadrangle
meet pitting Michigan against
teams from Ohio State, Ohio Univer-
sity, and Nevada-Las Vegas.
If Michigan can pull out some vic-
tories in the lower weights they
could expect to do very well.

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Fagan
... named grappling captain

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Icers try to extinguish

Flames

By JOE CHAPELLE
It will be a battle for ninth place tonight at Yost Ice
Arena as the Michigan Wolverines play host to
Illinois-Chicago. Both the Wolverines and the Flames
along with Lake Superior State share the not-too-
impressive ninth slot in the Central Collegiate
Hockey Association standings.
Although the Wolverines would rather be further
ahead in the race right now, it is still a very impor-
tant series for them. Michigan head coach John Gior-
dano sees it as a chance to jump off to a good start in
the second half of the season.
"IT IS a significant series," said Giordano. "We
are going on a long road trip after this series. We
want to get off to a good start in the second half."
According to Giordano, ,the Wolverines, coming off
a rather impressive 12-3 win over Notre Dame, are
starting to show signs of improvement.
"I think we're improving," said Giordano. "We're
setting up a settled lineup now and that is giving us
more stability."

IN THE Illinois-Chicago series, Giordano will
still make a few adjustments. Senior co-captain Ted
Speers will be moving back to his usual forward
position. Giordano put Speers on defense earlier in
the season in an attempt to add some maturity and
stability to the inexperienced blue-liners.
"We don't think he has been the answer back
there," said Giordano. "He was not really ac-
customed to the position and we are going to have to
give our defense experience at some time or other.
They have twenty games under their belt now, so
they should be able to handle it:"
The Flames are coming off a four-week break in
action. The last time Illinois-Chicago played, it drop-
ped a two-game series to Western Michigan, 6-0 and
8-5.
"WE EXPECT a different kind of a game," said
Giordano. "They are more of a skating team. We feel
we're ready for them. I think we've prepared well for
the series.
One asset for the Flames in the series is senior net-

minder Ricn Blakey. The junior from Halifax, Nova
Scotia has more saves than any other goalie in the
CCHA, garnering 471 in league play and 611 overall.
Blakey, however, is eleventh in the CCHA in saves
percentage at .882, .885 oyerall.
The Flames' scoring attack should be led by
freshman left wing Ken Steves and sophomore Joe
Jackman. Jackman led the Flames in scoring last
season.
Tonight's game with Illinois-Chicago starts at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are available at the door or at the ticket
office at the corner of State St. and Hoover during
business hours. Student tickets cost $2.00. WJJX (650
AM) will broadcast both games of the series begin-
ning at 7:30 p.m. each night.

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Speers
..'returns to front line
for Illinois-Chicago series

SPOR TS OF THE DAILY:

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By JIM DAVIS
The season starts tonight and the
team is hot.
With a two game winning streak on
the line, the Wolverines women's
basketball team opens its initial Big
Ten schedule at Crisler Arena against
the Northwestern Wildcats.

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en tipoil
Previously, women's basketball teams
from Big Ten schools did not fall under
conference jurisdiction.
MICHIGAN, 2-8 on the season, is
coming off a 68-63 victory over Detroit
Monday night at Calihan Hall.
The Wolverines are led by sophomore
Peg Harte, who is averaging a team-
high 22.9 points per game this season,
including 31 against Michigan State in
the Grand Rapids Press Tourney on
Nov. 27. Her 7.1 rebounds per game
also leads the team.
Freshmen Orethia Lilly and Wendy
Bradetich are also making a large con-
tribution, averaging 12.9 and 9.4 points,
and 5.0 and 5.5 rebounds per game,
respectively. Junior Lori Gnatkowski
and sophomore Diana Wiley are also
expected to start for the Wolverines.
NORTHWESTERN is led by 6-0
sophomore Anucha Browne with a 19.6
points per game average. Tracie
Diemer, a 6-4 soph, sparks the team off
the bench with a 10.7 average.
The Wildcats are 4-5 this season and
have yet to play a home game. North-
western recently won the LaSalle
Classic with a victory over 16th-ranked
Penn State. Annette Lynch is in her
third season as head coach of the 'Cats.
This is the first year the Big Ten has
had a schedule for women's basketball,
which includes home and home series
with all conference teams.
THE GAMES will be played on
Friday nights and Sunday afternoons
against the same school as the men
played the previous day, except at the
other site. For example, last night the
Michigan men played at Northwestern,
so tonight the Wildcat women's team
visits Crisler Arena.
Why on Friday and Sunday? Because

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the conference coaches, including
Michigan's Gloria Soluk, hope to draw
fans "on our own" and prove that
women's athletics are capable of sur-
viving, despite the apparent athletic
department bias toward men first.
But will the fans come out and sup-
port Big Ten women's basketball? Par-
ticularly in this initial season? We
should know the answer by this spring.
M tankers dunk EMU
They couldn't even come close.
No matter how well prepared the
Eastern Michigan men' sswimmers
were, they were no match for the
powerful Michigan Wolverine team
who dunked the Hurons handily, 78-35
on Dec. 10.
"IT WAS a low-keyed Michigan
squad swimming against a fired-upsand
enthusiastic Huron team," said
Michigan head coach Jon Urbanchek.
"They were all shaved and tapered. We
had some good times and I see it as a
promising performance."
Freshman Benoit Clements earned
his coach's praise with his victories in
the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:30.15), and
the 200-yard butterfly (1:53.42), as did
Antonio Cerezo with times of 1:53.67 in
the 200 IM and 2:08.82 in the 200-yard
breaststroke.
Freestyle sprinter Mark Noetzel cap-
tured first place in both 50- and 100-yard
events with times of 21.10 and 46.17,
respectively.
Michigan divers also dominated
EMU. Bruce Kimball continued to ex-
cel by winning the one-meter event
(326.10) and the three-meter com-
petition (362.05).
Urbanchek and his team are in In-
dianapolis, IN for the U.S.S. Inter-
national Meet, today through Sunday.
- KATIE BLACKWELL
Gymnasts trarel to MSU
Six gymnastics teams are going to
compete in the Big Ten Invitational this

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weekend at Michigan State, but two of
the teams are not in the Big Ten and
none of the teams are going to win.
Yes indeed sports fans, both Western
Michigan and Eastern Michigan will
compete with Michigan State, Wiscon-
sin, Ohio State, and Michigan today and
tomorrow in a meet that no team will
win because it is an individual com-
petition only.
"IT'S A comfortable meet to get back
into our 1982 form," said Michigan head
coach Newt Loken. "It'll get us ready
for whatever we will have to face in the
season ahead."
The competition allows forunlimited
entries, so the Wolverines will be able

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to put several gymnasts into com-
petition who have not seen action thus
far this season. This is important for
the squad since it has several top per-
formers, but needs more depth and ex-
perience in several events.
The Wolverines will be looking for
especially strong performances from
Kevin McKee and captain Milan
Stanovich. In the Wolverine's last meet,
T e Wolverine Invitational, McKee took
frsts in both the high bar and the floor
exercise, while Stanovich was the top
finisher on the trampoline and in the
all-around competition.

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