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Wrestling
vs. Clarion St., EMU, Toledo'
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

SPORTS

Hockey
vs. Western Michigan
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena

The Michigan Daily

Thursday, February 21, 1985

Page 7

Norway's Olsen
makes waves

Front row: Ray Dries, Brad Jones,
Dan Goff, Chris Seychel, Bill
Brauer, Todd Carlile. Second row:
Paul Rossi, Paul Spring, Tim
Makris, Arnold Morrison, Brad Mc-
Caughey, Mark Chiamp, John
Bjorkman, Doug May. Back row:
Frank Downing, Mike Neff, Sean
Baker, Jeff Norton, Dan Goff, Gary
Lorden, Bruce Macnab.

vaily Photo by KATE O'LEARY.

TheKean Eye
By Tom Kenney

By EMILY BRIDGHAM
Few people are awake at 6 a.m.,
much less working-out at that hour.
More than likely only completely
dedicated or absolutely insane people
are up before sunrise and busy at work.
Michigan swimmer Jan-Erick Olsen
is one of those dedicated people making
waves in Matt Mann Pool before most
people have even turned off their alar-
ms.
"Some people think my life must be
boring," said the Odda, Norway native.
"Since I am in the water close to six
hours a day, I don't have much time to
socialize."
But boring may not be the right word
to describe Olsen's life. He has been
swimming on his own since the age of
15, when he moved to Odda to swim
with the national team.
"I LIKED LIVING on my own," said
Olsen, rubbing his hand over the newly
acquired beard he is growing until the
Big Ten Chamionship meet in March.
"I like the situation in West Quad. My
roommate is kind of a riot. It's a great
experience for me."
Born into a family of swimmers,
Olsen has been in the water since the
age of six when his mother was
coaching a team. Both his mother and
brother Tommy swam on the Nor-
wegian national team.
Representing his team in the 1984
Olymics, Olsen earned twenty-first and
twenty-second-place finishes in the 100-
and 200-meter breaststroke, respec-
tively.
"I WANT TO swim until 1988," said
Olsen, not discounting the possibility of
the Seoul Olympics. "I'm the kind of
athlete with long term goals: It helps
me as a person. I never take things one
day at a time, I set myself a goal and I
want to reach it."
Olsen is working toward those long
term goals at Michigan in just his first
season here. Since his arrival in Sep-

tember, Olsen has cut down his times in
several events, including the 100- and
200-yard breaststroke. His recently
acquired pool record in the 200-yard
breaststroke stands at 2:03.12.
But for now Olsen and the rest of the
team are preparing for the champion-
ship meet where Olsen should face
some tough competition.
HEAD SWIM coach Jon Urbanchek
thinks the freshman will be in-
strumental, and if the meets thus far
are any indication, Olsen will fare well.
"I am used to big meets," said Olsen,
hinting at the Olympics. "There is no
sense in being up-tight. My coach (in
Odda) said relax. I think it has helped
me. It is important to deal with a coach
that deals with you personally."
Olsen feels he has been lucky to get on
such a close-knit team with a coach he
can relate to easily.
"HE COMES down to our level," said
Olsen, describing Urbanchek. "He
makes the whole atmosphere in the pool
better."
When Olsen is . not swimming under
the watchful eye of Urbanchek, he
spends time preparing for a career in
business. Olsen concentrates his
energies on school whole-heartedly, and
considering his dedication to swim-
ming, it is more than likely that he will
succeed.
In the meantime, Olsen has been busy
meeting new people and generally
becoming more acquainted with his
new surroundings.
"It is easy for me to make friends,"
said Olsen. Americans are interesting
people, but it's hard to get good friends.
It is easy to see friends in the diag and
rap about winter and stuff, but good
friends are fewer."
Whatever the case, Olsen appears to
be succeeding in this area, and with his
times dropping consistently, his goals
of 55.0 and 1:59.0 in the 100 and 200-yard
breaststroke may become a reality.

Icers scalp their heads

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..hope to do same to opponents

0

H iockey players are supposed to be a little.
weird. Michigan's hockey players are not
only weird, but they're "Wiehr-d." I walked into
the locker room before practice yesterday only to
find a bunch of guys in gray sweats, sporting
"Joe Wiehr" hair cuts. A Joe Wiehr cut is, simply
put, a brush cut, a buzz, a bur, a crew cut.
Yes, college hockey's answer to the Marine Corp
is the Wolverines, who have spent this week
shearing each other, one by one.
The team has always been a little off-the-wall,
but this is plain wacko. Is the long season finally
takings its toll, or have these guys just gone off the
deep end? Ask head barber Ray Dries, who per-
sonally performed 13 of the hair-ectomies.
"We told the freshmen back in Lake Superior
that if we got into sixth place that they could shave
the heads of the seniors," said Dries, one of the
few Wolverines with playoff experience. "We got
swept at Lake Superior, but then we came back
abd swept Ohio State, and the freshmen asked us if
the deal was still on.
"We said, 'No, we're only in seventh,' but they
came back saying that they got us into the playof-
fs. So we went over to our house on Sunday night.
Bill Brauer went first, and then the freshmen star-
ted doing it, then the next thing you know its 2:00
in the morning and there's 10 guys with no hair in
our house."
Maybe "no hair" is overstating it a bit, but not

much. Let's just say that Tim Makris could easily
be a stand-in for the guy who played Sgt. Carter on
Gomer Pyle. Brad McCaughey looks like a bullet.
Joe Wiehr the haircut may be the newest part of
the team, but Joe Wiehr the person is anything but
a newcomer on the hockey scene. The players call
him their "biggest fan." Wiehr goes back with
Michigan hockey to 1949 when he came here for
gradaute school.
"I'll be 60 on March 3 and I've had this haircut
for over 15," said Wiehr.
Doug May and Paul Kobylarz are the latest vic-
tims of Wiehr mania, and both were greeted with
loud cheers from their teammates as they entered
the locker room. But when Wiehr himself came
walking in, the place went nuts. He went around to
each player, shaking hands and rubbing heads,
looking very much like a new father.
Before you write this off as just another prank,
think again. It doesn't take a sports genius to
figure out that many games, especially in hockey,
are decided on momentum and morale. Coming
off of two road victories at Ohio State the
Wolverines have the momentum. As for morale. .
"(The haircuts) have been a good thing for the
team," said head coach Red Berenson. "They've
had a lot of fun with it and I know it's good for the
morale of the team. They look a lot more like
athletes now."

Berenson, who said that he wore a "flat-top" un-
til he was 30 said that he might be next. Apparen-
tly the players have been hinting at it.
It will be interesting to see what kind of an effect
the new "do" has over the Wolverines, or their op-
ponents for that matter.
"We wanted to look sick and intimidating,"
said Dries. "I want to see the faces of the other
team when we take our helmets off for the an-
them."
"It's Joe Wiehr for the playoffs," said Brauer,
the first to take the scissors to his head. "Ray and
I were talking and we said we had to do something
crazy. We just decided to do it."
They do look more like a team now. And despite
the strange looks they said they've been getting,
the players joke about and really seem to enjoy
their new look. Chris Seychel, however, said his
girlfriend was a little less than thrilled.
"She was a little upset, there's no doubt about
that," he said. "But I'd feel dumber if I didn't get
it cut."
Set one foot in the locker room and it's pretty
obvious that the haircutting is more than a new
look, it's a new feel. The team has been awfully
close all year, especially for a team with a 13-22-1
record. They've always won as a team and lost as
a team. Strange things can bring people together.
Believe me, this is one of the strangest.

SPOR TS OF THE DAILY:
Wisconsin shocks Iowa, 54-53

MADISON (UPI) - Guard Shelton
Smith's rebound basket with seven
seconds to play gave the Wisconsin
Badgers a 54-53 upset yesterday night
over the Iowa Hawkeyes who had throt-
tled them by 40 points a month ago.
Hawkeye guard Andre Banks' 20-
footer at the buzzer hit the back of the
rim and fell away.
THE BADGERS had held the ball for
more than a minute for Smith's heroics
after Michael Payne had given the
Hawkeyes a 53-52 edge with a three-
point play with 1:21 remaining.
Wisconsin is now 3-11 in the Big Ten
and 12-12 overall, and Iowa, losing its
third straight league game, fell to 8-5 in
the conference and 19-7 overall. Iowa
had beaten the Badgers 115-65 in
January.
Rick Olson led Wisconsin with 21
points, and Scott Roth put in 16. Iowa
was led by Greg Stokes with 26 and
Todd Berk enpas with 14.
N.C. State 70, Duke 66
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Lorenzo
Charles scored 25 points including 18 in
the second half, to lead North Carolina
State to a 70-66 upset of No. 6 Duke in
Atlantic Coast Conference basketball
yesterday.
The Wolfpack, trailing by as many as
17 with 15:46 to go, put together a 12-0
spurt over the next four minutes with a
shot by Charles making it 49-44 at the
12:10 mark.
Charles, calling for the ball and
muscling the smaller Duke lineup in-
side, scored 14 of the Wolfpack's next 24
points, including a shot with 6:38 left
that gave N.C. State the lead. -
Charles shot 12 of 17 from the field.
"Spud" Webb had a steal and three
free throws down the stretch to hold off
the Duke rally.
Brown arrested-

woman identified as Carol Moses, 22.
She was booked for sexual battery, Sgt.
Charles McTageart said.
The police statement said the arrests
stemmed from the complaint of a 33-
year-old woman, who was not iden-
tified. She alleged that Brown, with
Moses, raped her after Brown had
struck her several times.
According to the statement, a "com-
plete investigation" is underway.

Brown was released on $17,500 bail,
and Moses released on $1,000 bail,
Beardslee said.
Brown starred for the Cleveland
Browns and was the National Football
League's all-time leading rusher until
Chicago's Walter Payton topped
Brown's mark last season.
Red Wings 3, Blues 2
Special to the Daily
They're no longer singing the Blues.

After going winless in its first five
games against division leading St.
Louis, the Detroit Red Wings finally
defeated the Blues, 3-2 at Joe Louis
Arena last night.
"You don't beat St. Louis unless you
outwork them," said coach Nick
Polano.
"St. Louis plays very disciplined
hockey," said leftwing John Ogrodnick.
"We played well as a unit... matched
them line for line. We played our game
instead of theirs."
Ogrodnick recorded the game-
winning goal at 1:44 of the third period,
his thirty-ninth score of the season, fin-
ding himself open off a pass from Ron
Duguay.
The Red Wings needed only 27 secon-
ds to register a goal as Gerard Gallant
slid a pass to Brad Park in front of the
net in the first period. Goalie Mike Liut
stopped the shot, but Park scored his
tenth goal of the season off the rebound.
St. Louis' Dave Barr knotted the
score at 8:58 mark. Reed Larson gave
the lead back to Detroit six minutes
later, scoring straight off the face-off
from the circle left of the St. Louis net.
- Jim Gindin
Bucks 113, Pistons 112
PONTIAC (AP) - Paul Pressey
scored 24 points and Terry Cummings
hit 20 - 14 in the second half - as the
Milwaukee Bucks extended their
National Basketball Association win-
ning streak to five games with a 113-
112 victory over the Detroit Pistons last
night.
All five Milwaukee starters finished
in double figures as the Bucks extended
their Central Division lead over Detroit
to 61/2 games. The injury-riddled
Pistons are losers of six of their last
eight.
St. John's 71, Boston

Associated Press
Rites of spring
Tiger catcher Lance Parrish tosses a soft lob to pitcher Dan Petry in
Lakeland, Fla., as spring training began for pitchers and catchers yester-
day. The 1984 World Champions will try to defend the title that set the Motor
City afire last season.

IM SCORES

Tuesday's Scores
Fraternity A-A Final
sigma Alpha Mu 44, Alpha Phi Alpha 43
Fraternity A-B Final
Alpha Delta Phi 41, Psi Upsilon 36
Fraternity B-A Final
Phi Delta Theta 41, sigma Alpha Mu 29
Fraternity B-B Final
Sigma Phi over Phi Kappa Psi (forfeit)

Fraternity A-B Semi-final
Psi Upsilon 39, Alpha Tau Omega 29
Fraternity B-A Semi-final
sigma Alpha Mu 41, Phi Gamma Delta 31
SCORES
College Basketball
Connecticut 71,Syracuse 69

-MAL-.

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