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Wrestling
vs. Ohio State
Saturday, 2 p.m.*

SPORTS

Men's basketball
vs. Michigan State
Monday, 9:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

The Michigan Daily

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Thursday, February 18, 1988

Page 10,

ASSISTANT COACH HOPES TO REPRESENT USA IN SEOUL:
Trost wrestles to Olympics

By DAVID HYMAN
All amateur athletes dream of
participating in the Olympic games.
Kirk Trost, a former University of
Michigan wrestler, is no different.
He would like to represent the
United States in the upcoming
summer games in Seoul, Korea, in
September.
The Games are the pinnacle of
success for amateur athletes. It pro-
vides them with the opportunity to
compete against the best competi-
tion throughout the world. It also
provides them with a great interna-
tional learning experience.
But before athletes can participate
in the Olympics, they must first
survive the competition in their own
nation. Once they cross this barrier,
however, they become the few who
get to represent their native country.
THIS PAST January, Trost
competed in an international meet in
the Soviet Union, preparing him for
the Olympic trials. "It's one of the
toughest meets in the world because
it's a national tournament for the
Soviets," he said.
The competition was fierce
against the fiesty Soviets. "The meet
gives us more competition and pro-
vides us with national experience
against the guys you could be fac-
ing."
Trost placed a high fourth, behind
two Soviets, one of whom is the

World Champion, and Bill Scheer,
an American who placed third.
Scheer is the only American
standing in Trost's way of being the
United States' 220-pound wrestling
representative in the Olympics.
Trost has wrestled twice against
Scheer, losing both times on points
(2-6, 1-5).
Trost has only been wrestling
freestyle for a year and a half while
Scheer, and much of the competition
have been for many years (Scheer
wrestled freestyle throughout col-
lege). But in a year and a half, Trost
has proven himself as one of the
best in the world.
IN THE meantime, Trost is
preparing for the upcoming National
Freestyle Tournament and the United
States Open Trials, by practicing
with the University of Michigan
wrestling team. "I'm a graduate as-
sistant with the team and it allows
me to keep working with the guys
and help them in any way I can."
The National Freestyle Tourna-
ment is a tournament open to colle-
giates and amateurs.
The meet will provide him with
good competition and prepare him
for the United States Open Trials in
late spring. Said Trost, "We have to
go through a series of trials to see
who will represent the United States
in the Olympics."
The top wrestlers from the Open

-Associated Press
Pirmin Zurbriggen speeds down the slopes in his first run of the men's combined slalom. Zurbriggen lost a
chance for a second gold medal when he fell on his final run.
zurb rige isses second g

CALGARY, Alberta (AP)-
Pirmin Zurbriggen's second gold
medal and dream of an Alpine sweep
collapsed in a tangle of skis and
poles yesterday at the Winter
.Olumpic Games, where the Soviets
were leading and Americans were
falling behind.
Zurbriggen, who won the first
Alpine event of the Games with a
gold in the downhill, needed only to
'finish his second slalom run to win
the gold in the new event, Alpine
" combined. Instead he fell, maybe
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only 16 seconds from the finish line,
giving the gold to Austrian Hubert
Strolz.
"I WAS so sure of myself," the
25-year old Swiss said. "I knew I
just had to reach the finish line to
win the gold... When I hooked the
gate, I thought to myself, 'What did
you do?' It made me real mad."
The Soviets picked up to more
medals - a silver and bronze in
women's cross-country skiing - to
run their count to nine. That's six
more than Finland, Switzerland and
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the Netherlands and eight more than
the United States.
SPEED SKATER Eric Flaim
just missed giving America it's
second gold medal of the Games,
finishing 1.17 seconds away from
the bronze in the 5,000 meters
despite setting a U.S. record.
"I did my best and I can't do any
more," said Flaim. "You can't
change what somebody else does."
Pairs figure skaters Jill Watson
and Peter Oppegard gave the United
States its only medal on Tuesday, a
bronze that could have been a silver
except for a Watson fall.

Trials will move to the Final
Olympic Trials, to be held in
Florida, and the winners there will
be the representatives for each
weight class.
EVERY MATCH increases
his confidence. "When you get up at
that level (world competition), every
match is tough," said Trost. "I have
more experience, but I still have a
lot to learn.
"The matches are to gain some
experience, find out what you need
to learn and build up confidence, so
you can come back next time and
win. The competition is tough and
one mistake can cost you the
match."
Trost knows what he needs to do
in the upcoming months. "You need
to win because the alternate is not
going to go unless the other guy
gets hurt."
The trip to the Soviet Union gave
him international experience. "One
needs to get accustomed to travelling
and competing in a different place
and a different culture. You must be
able to adjust."
Now that Trost has gained expo-
sure to international competition, all
he must do is win the United States
Trials this spring. If he succeeds, and
is the representative for the United
States, with the tremendous amount
of experience and confidence he has
gained while wrestling at the Uni-
versity of Michigan, who knows
what can happen.
Michi'gan
rugb
travels
south
from staff reports
The Michigan Rugby Club is
gearing up for its annual spring
break tour. This week, the team
heads to Ft. Lauderdale to take on
four southern Florida teams, includ-
ing the perennial powerhouse, the
University of Miami Hurricanes.
"It should be a good test for the
us," said Michigan.player Trevor
Thrall.
The Wolverines have taken suc-
cessful spring tours in the past in
such places as Vancouver, Washing-
ton D.C., and the Bahamas.Over the
years, the Michigan has consistently
been one of the strongest rugby
teams in the Midwest, despite the
fact that many of its better players
had never played the sport before
joining the squad.
This season the Wolverines will
host some stiff competition, includ-
ing a tough team from Cincinnati
and a touring squad from Wales.

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Assistant wrestling coach Kirk Trost, seen here when he was a member
of the Michigan squad, is presently training in preparation for the sum-
mer Olympic trials. Trost hopes to wrestle in the Seoul Olympic Games
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