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2B,- The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - February 5, 2001

CLUBSPORTSWEEKLY
- Eitedh 1 SethKlempner an Naweed ..ik.rA"
Jiu-JitSu will make you submit

DAILY TRIVIA

aJte St¢dgan i1aiU
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

By Jim Weber
Daily Spns Wnter

Helio Gracie's five-foot-three, 135
pound frame didn't stop him from once
offering S100,000 to anyone that could
defeat him in a battle to the death. It also
did not trick anyone into challenging
Gracie, the creator of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Although nothing came of' Gracie's
challenge, Manuel R. Santos ended up
with a broken arm, a few broken ribs,
and a battered ego after Santos ques-
tioned the fighting style of Gracie and
his brothers.
"I Ie's beaten me up personally,"' adds
Jason Clarke, a grappler who was help-
ing out the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club team
last Thursday night in the Intramural
Building.
Jiu-Jitsu, meaning "gentle way," bas
many forms and followers. Over the
years, the Brazilian form has developed
into the most popular and widely used.
"A lot of people who have never seen
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu feel it is very similar
to collegiate wrestling," explained
instructor Robert Ward. "The difference
between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and colle-
giate wrestling is that in collegiate
wrestling the objective is to pin your
opponent's shoulders to the mat and in
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the objective is to get
your opponent to submit."
In other words, a grappler must quit in
order for the match to end. The grapplers
submit by tapping their opponent as soon
as they realize they are about to suffer the
loss of too much oxygen or a broken
bone.
Jessie Nelson, the only female on the
Jiu-Jitsu team, also finds that the sport
has common ground with chess. "I like
the philosophy of using people's
strengths against them."
In contrast to sports that require
tremendous physical build and ability,
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu requires grapplers to
use their intelligence, leverage and

endurance to gain an advantage.
Instructor Ricardo Nunes says that 75
percent of the sport is skill. Nunes also
stressed that the remaining 25 percent of'
the sport is about conditioning, not
strength.
This mentality also explains the motto
"Leave your ego at the door," created by
club sport president Frances Garcia.
Nunes explains that when big grapplers
start the sport, they sometimes overlook
undersized competition. They soon real-
ize their mistake as they discover the
undersized grapplers can be the toughest
to take down.
Cooper Holoweski also finds that it is
better to leave his ego at the door. "It's
just for any kind of'learning environment
you need to get rid ofany kind ofego that
anyone comes in with. A lot of martial
arts studios emphasize that."
Holoweski is also one of nine mem-
bers that make up the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
competition team, including president
Francis Garcia and instructor Nunes.
The competition team travels to vari-
ous Jiu-Jitsu touraments and grappling
tournaments, where the rules and regula-
tions might vary dramatically. In order to
prepare, Nunes explains that they begin
specific workouts two months before
these tournaments.
The tournaments draw a lot of fierce
competition. Nelson says there are hun-
dreds of people at a given tournament,
many of whom have high credentials
such as black belts.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a superior form
of fighting. While it is used in the
Ultimate Fighting Championships on
pay-per-view. Nelson also finds that
she now has an advantage over her
friends.
"If' I catch their foot or get them off
balance, they are going down,"
She also added that if she got into a
scufle with one of her friends, "If I get
her in a choke, I don't care how hard she
hits me. She is going down."

7 V A
Ay
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Daily Sports is offering two pairs of tickets to the
Feb. 17 Michigan-Mic igan tate hockey game at Joe
Louis Arena.
Every day until Feb. 9. a new trivia question will
appear in the sports section. Answers should be
c-mailednto sports.contest@umich.edu. The tickets
will go to the two respondents that answer the most
questions correctly.
Today's question:
Which member of the Michigan hockey program is
celebrating his birthday today?
Fridays answer:
21 goals

Who: Elise Ray
Hometown: Columbia, Md.
Height: 4-11

Sport: gymnastics
Year freshman

After one week, there are seven people that have answered all
five questions correctly.

Why: Ray won her first collegiate all-around title Saturday night in Florida
with a score of 39.375. Ray also finished first in both the balance beam
(9.900) and the uneven bars (9.925). In their win over Kentucky last
weekend, Ray won her first two collegiate titles in the uneven bars and
the floor exercise.
Sp T BRIEFS

0

They are:

Anne Deptula
Garr Levenbach
Christina Chopra
Jeanna Cooper.:
Sara Rickson
Katie McLaughlin
Alan Hibino

Keep checking Daily Sports for the final four questions.
Devil without a clue

AP PHOTO
Mark Looney shows off his XFL spirit in Sunday's game between the the
Los Angeles Xtreme and Looney's San Francisco Demons.

The wild and cra XFL football league kicked off its
inaugural season is weekend with four out of control games.
Las Vegas Outlaws 19 S. F. Demons 15
NY/NI Hitmen 0 L. A. Xtreme 13
- A wrecking ball crashed through --A 33-yd field goal with no time
a NY City subway prior to the game left on the clock won the game for
as the Las Vegas fans cheered. the Demons.

Orlando Rage ' 33
Chicago Enforcers 29
- Orlando scored on their first
play of the game and never looked
back.

Memphis Maniax 22
Birmingham Bolts 20
- Rashan Salaam ran for two
touchdowns to help the Maniax win
the game.

DAILY SOREBOARD

Members of the Jiu-Jitsu club are taught to use their opponents' strengths against them.

NBA STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB

NHL STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division

Arizona's Loren
Woods suspended for
one game
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -
Arizona center Loren Woods was
suspended for Saturday night's game
at Oregon State as a disciplinary
action by coach Lute Olson.
Olson ordered the 7-foot- senior
out of Friday's practice at Gill
Coliseum. team spokesman Richard
Paige said.
"It's just a personal situation.
We've got it straightened out," said
Olson. "le handled it very well,
and will be back with us on
Monday."
Michael Wright. who took Woods'
place in the starting lineup against
the Beavers, had 20 points and I
rebounds as the Wildcats recovered
from another poor first half to rout
Oregon State 68-41. Luke Walton
started at forward and added five
points.
Woods is averaging 13.3 points
and 6.4 rebounds for the Wildcats,
but he scored just 1I on 4-of-14
shooting in the Wildcats' 79-67 loss
at Oregon on Thursday night.
Duke's Williams will
stay until graduation
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Star
point guard Jason Williams intends
to stay four years at Duke and not
leave early for the NBA.
The 6-foot-2 sophomore said
Sunday his decision is final and he
wants to get his degree from Duke.
"Everybody kept talking about it
or writing that This kid could be a
top-three pick,"' Williams said foI-
lowing a 100-58 victory over Florida
State. "People kept coming up to me
asking about it. I can see how that
can break teams apart in a way"
Williams entered Sunday's game
second in the Atlantic Coast
Conference in scoring at 21.8 points
and third in assists with 5.95 a game.
lie also leads the ACC in 3-point
shooting at 473 percent.
Williams is regarded as a strong
candidate for ACC and national play-
er of the year honors.
"I didn't want it coming down to
NCAA tournament time and people
would ask 'Well, you played great
tonight and you know there are
scouts here. flow do you feel about
the NBA?"' Williams said. "I don't
want questions like that. It's not an
issue at all for me. I want to stop
people now and get it over with."
Hat trick by Guerin
leads America over
World All-Stars
DENVER, Col. (AP) - Bill
Guerin, Tony Amonte and Doug
Weight submitted their on-ice resumes
for the U.S Olympic team during the
NIL All-Star game.
Sergei Samsonov gets this shot past
North American goalie Martin
Brodeur.
They stole y
the spotlight
from their ,
North America
captain Mario W
Lemieux on
yesterday in a 14-12 victory over the
World team in the highest-scoring All-
Star game ever.
Guerin, one of three Boston line-
mates in the game, had three goals and
two assists to win the MVP award.
Alexei Kovalev's goal got the World.

to 12-11 with 5:32 left and snapped
the combined record of' 22 goals in
1993. The game was the third penalty-
free All-Star game. Last year's 9-4
contest won by the World team had
one.
Lemieux returned to the Pittsburgh
Penguins, the team he owns, in late
December after a 3 1/2-year retire-
ment. The 35-year-old center, a three-
time All-Star MVP, gave North
America a 5-4 lead in the second peri-
od with his 12th career All-Star goal
and earned an assist in the third period
on a goal by Simon Gagne, making his
All-Star debut.

Larry Coker hired to
lead Miami next year
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP)
Larry Coker cupped the green Miami
Hurricanes hat between his hands,
bending it ever so slightly and getting
the bill to curve just right. Then he
slipped it atop his bald head and asked.
"Does it fit?"
Perfectly. At least as far as the
Iurricanes are concerned.
Larry Coker signed a three-year con-
tract to coach Miami on Saturday
Miami stayed home to find its newW
coach, hiring Coker on a permanent
basis Saturday to run one of the coun-
try's top programs. And despite being
spurned by Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez,
the Hurricanes are convinced Coker is
the right person for the job.
The 52-year-old Coker signed a
three-year contract to replace Butch
Davis, who resigned last Monday to
take the head coaching job with the
Cleveland Browns.
A university source, speaking on the
condition of anonymity, said Coker's
deal is worth about 5650,000 annually.
Mark Chmura found
not guilty of assault
WAUKESHA. Wis. (AP) -
Former Green Bay Packers tight end
Mark Chmura was acquitted Saturda
of sexually assaulting a former
babysitter at a drunken party.
The jury of seven men and five
women deliberated for two hours. 15
minutes before finding Chmura inno-
cent on charges of
third-degree sexual
assault and child
enticement. The
charges carried a
maximum penalty
of 40 years in
prison and S20000
in fines.
Chmura cried as Chmura
Waukesha County Circuit Judge
Mark Gempeler read the verdicts. A
group of about 50 people waiting
outside the courtroom broke into
cheers when Chmura left the court-
room.
Chmura made a brief statement, hiO
wife Lynda at his side, thanking the
jurors.
District Attorney Paul Bucher left
without talking to reporters.
Chmura's accuser, who used to
baby-sit for Chmura's two sons, was
not in the courtroom.
The teen-ager accused Chmura of
pulling her into a bathroom during an
April 9 post-prom party at his friend
Robert Gessert's home, pulling down
her pants and having sex with he
without her consent.
The defense contended Chmura's
accuser was lying and made the story
up because she disliked Chmura.
Chmura did not testify.
Gannon earns MVP
for AFC in Pro Bowl
HONOLULU (AP) Ric
Gannon got a lot accomplished in a
short amount of time at Sunday's Pro
Bowl.
Still recovering from a separated
left shoulder that limited him to the
game's first two series. Gannon
passed for 160 yards and two touch-
downs to get the AFC off to a superb
start in a 38-17 victory over the
NFC.
It was enough to earn player of'the
game honors for the 35-year-old veb
eran playing in his second straigl

Pro Bovl after languishing as a
backup for most of his first 11I NFL
seasons.
Afterward, the man who led the
Oakland Raiders to their best season
in 10 years credited his AFC team-
mates.
By winning f'or the fourth time in
the last five Pro Bowls, the AF '
trimmed the NFC's lead to 16-
since the game went to its present
format in 1971.
The AFC scored the first three
times it had the ball on Gannon's two
scoring passes and a 29-yard field
goal by Ravens kicker Matt Stover,

Men's basketball
Through Saturday

Player
Blanchard
Robinson
Asselin
Young
Groninger
Queen
Moore
Searight
Jones
Dill
Gibson
Gotfredson
Adebiyi
Garber
Gonzales

G
20
20
20
20
19
20
19
19
20
6
9
10
8
5
2

Min
32.9
29.0
24.8
25.9
18.5
27.2
12.8
13.2
14.1
1.5
1.4
3.3
1.4
1.6
2.0

A
1.9
2.4
0.6
0.3
1.4
4.0
0.2
1.9
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.6
0.0
0.4
0.0

Reb
7.8
5.3
6.3
4.9
1.2
2.6
3.2
1.9
1.2
0.5
0.4
0.6
0.4
0.4
0.0

Avg.
18.5
14.5
9.9
8.1
5.5
5.0
4.8
2.6
2.1
1.3
0.8
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0

Hockey
Through Saturday
Player GP
Hilbert 28
Cammalleri 2$
Shouneyia 31
Jillson 29
Kosick 28
Matzka 31
Langfeld 31
Ortmeyer 27
Koch 26
Mink 31
Komisarek 27
Murray 28
Trainor 29
Vancik 25
Roemensky 31
Burnes 30
Blackburn 31
Kautz 22
Wyzgowski 11
Swistak 22

G A
20 31
20 26
9 16
8 17
1012
7 15
1110
1011
8 13
7 12
4 9
6 6
2 6
1 6
2 4
0 4
0 4
1 2
1 2
0 1

PTS
51
46
25
25
22
22
21
21
21
19
13
12
8
7
6
4
4
3
3
1

+/-
+20
+21
+3
+12
+5
+13
+5
+7
+18
+3
+11
+4
+3
+6
+23
+14
0
+2
+2
-2

Philadelphia
New York
Miami
Orlando
Boston
New Jersey
Washington
Central Division
Milwaukee
Charlotte
Toronto
Indiana
Cleveland
Detroit
Atlanta
chicago
WESTERN CONFEREf
Midwest Division

35
27
29
23
20
14
12

12
17
19
23
26
34
36

Utah
San Antonio
Minnesota
Dallas
De nve r
Houston
Vancouver
Pacific Division
Sacramento
Portland
LA akers
Phoenix
Seattle
Golden State
LA clippers

W L
28 17.
25 23
24 23
21 26
20 25
18 30.
16 30.
6 40.
4CE
W L
31 15.
29 15
31 18.
30 18
27 21
22 25.
13 34
W L
31 12
34 15
29 16
26 19.
27 23
15 33
14 32

.745 -
.614 6.5
.604 6.5
.500 11.5
.435 14.5
.292 21.5
.250 23.5
Pct GB
.622 -
.521 4.5
.511 5
.447 8
.444 8
.375 11.5
.348 12.5
.130 22.5
Pct GB
.674 -
.659 1
.633 1.5
.625 2
.562 5
.468 9.5
.277 18.5
Pct GB
721 -
.694 -
.644 3
.578 6
.540 7.5
.312 18.5
.304 1.5

New Jersey
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
NY Rangers
NY Islanders
Northeast Division
Ottawa
Toronto
Buffalo
Boston
Montreal
Southeast Division
Washington
Carolina
Atlanta
Florida
Tampa Bay

W
27
27
25
21
14
W
29
25
25
22
18
W
24
23
16
12
15

L T RTF
14 7 1
187 4
20 5 1
206 5
235 3
L T RTf
199 1
206 2
269 2
27 8 7
305 3

L T
13 9
16 9
19 6
28 3
31 5

RT
2
1
2
1
2

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division

St. Louis
Detroit
Nashville
Chicago
columbus
Northwest Division
colorado
Vancouver
Edmonton
Cal gary
Minnesota
Pacific Division
San Jose
Dallas
Phoenix
Los Angeles
Anahiem

w
34
30
23
21
17
W
35
28
25
18
18
w
29
29
23
23
16

L T
11 5
16 4
24 7
25 4
26 5

Pts GF GA
65 177 124
64 156 141
58 156 159
46 165 188
35 118 164
Pts GF GA
66 167 127
61 159 133
56 129 119
55 133 153
44 135 151
Pt s GF GA
58 143 1S5
54 135 140
43 145 180
39 119 163
38 131 184
Pts GF GA
75 174 113
68 155 139
55 135 145
48 142 149
43 116 154

RT
2
4
2
2
4

Field-goal percentage leader
Young 61-98 .622
Free-throw percentage leader
Robinson 81-97 .835
Three-point percentage leader
Bianchard 37-90 .411

L T RT Pts GF GA
9 8 1 79 173 117
184 4 64 175 159
218 1 59 146 149
219 4 49 129 151
2 28 3 47 112123
L T RT PtsGF GA
158 0 66 148 120
184 1 63 142 125
16 12 1 59 133 125
21 7 1 54175160
296 4 42 127 170

NBA SCOREBOARD
Yesterday's games
New York 103. MIAt 100
LA LAKISs 100. Sacramento 94
Boston 103. Cleveland 82
Ni w iA r 96. Philadelphia 89
tioiix 85. charlotte 82
Today's games
Denver at Philadelphia. 7 p.m.
Boston at Toronto. 7 p.m.
Dallas at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
NY lKnicks at Houston. 8:30 p.m.
Golden State it San Antonio. 8:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Seattle. 10 p.m.

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NHL SCOREBOARD
Yesterday's game
Nowii A flA A-SiANs 14. WoID AutSw~ 12
Wednesday. Feb. 7
M Basketball at Penn State, 8 p.m.
Thursday Feb. 8
Women's basketball at Holy Cross, 7
p.m.
Friday. Feb. 9
Women's Tennis at Kentucky, 4 p.m.
Men's Gymnastics at Winter Cup
Challenge (Las Vegas, Nev.), 3 p.m.
Wrestling at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Ice Hockey vs. Northern Michigan,
7:35 p.m.
Water Polo at Villanova in Princeton
Invitational. 8:15 p.m.

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