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Team Wins Second VictoryOverWisconsin,_2 To

Cornell College Wrestling

Team Defeats Michigan Squ.



Rubin Scores Lone Fall
For Wolverines In 126
Pound Division
Taking four out of eight matches
and drawing another, Cornell Col-
lege wrestlers yesterday afternoon de-
feated Coach Cliff Keen's Wolverine
team in the Field House by a score
of 15 1-2 to 12 1-2.
But two falls were registered in the
meet, one by each team. Seymour Ru-
bin, substituting for the injured Joe
Oakley in the 126-lb. division, was1
credited with the lone Wolverine fall
when he pinned Mark Tilton in 4
minutes, 14 seconds. Tilton took the
advantage after one minute but Ru-
bin immediately broke it to take a
half-nelson and scissors, slipping into
a hook scissors or figure-four ride
to pin his opponent.
Hilt Ponto, wrestling Gordon Elli-
son at 165 lbs. was the victim of the
other fall as the Iowan, national
A.A.U. heavyweight champion last
year, worked his punishing head
scissors and bar arm hold. Ellison
wrestled in last year's national meet
at slightly more than 175 lbs., and
this year has been able to keep with-
in the 165-lb. limit.
Even with the superior experience
against him Ponto put up a terrific
battle, being finally put down at 8
minutes and 55 seconds. Ellison got
his punishing head scissors hold
which had been good for a two-min-
mute fall on Friday night as the Cor-
nell team downed Michigan State, 16-
14, on Ponto twice before the final
downing, but both times Ponto was
able to bridge and kip out of it. ,
The closest match of the meet was
between Art Mosier, the Michigan
captain and Laurel (Red) Morford,
a brother of the Olympic champion
and a title-holder in his own right,
in the 155-lb. class. After two min-
utes of wrestling neither had gained
an advantage and Morford was given
the advantage on the flip of a coin,
which he held for the duration of
the four-minute period. Mosier, too,
held his advantage throughout the
second four-minute period, just fail-
ing to pin Morford with a hammer
In the overtime neither man was
able to gain a time advantage and
Fenley Collins, coach at Michigan
State and the referee decided on a
Seymour Freedman at 135-lbs.
piled up the biggest time advantage
for the Wolverines as he defeated
Wesley West with a 7 minutes, 35
second advantage.
Jimmy Landrum failed to break a
wrist lock which Tom Shaffer had
put on him in the opening minutes
of the match, and lost with a 2 min-
utes, 45 second advantage.
In the heavyweight class Bunch,
the Iowan, spotted over forty pounds
to John Spoden, but the big Wolve-
rine just failed to pin his lighter
opponent, and gained a decision with
a 2:37 time advantage.
118-lbs., Shaffer (c) defeated Lan-
drum (M). 2:45 advantage.
126-lbs., Rubin (M) pinned Tilton
(C). Time 4:14.
135-lbs., Freedman (M) defeated
West (C). 7:35 advantage.
145-lbs., Hill (C) defeated Harrod
(M). 9:45 advantage.
155-lbs., Mosier (M) and Morford
(C), draw. (Overtime).
165-lbs., Ellison (C) pinned Ponto
(M). Time 8:55.
175-lbs., Osborn (C) defeated Nea-
fus (M). 6:20 advantage.
Heavyweight, Spoden (M) defeated
Bunch (C). 2:37 advantage.

The Grunt & Groan Exhibition
THE CORNELL COLLEGE wrestling team beat out the Michigans in a
match yesterday afternoon by a nose . . . a nose thoroughly massaged
against the canvas to be exact. The Michigans lost by one bout, and no
excuses given or received. Those corn-fed lads from Ioway were good
For instance, Hilton Ponto, who is considered a very very good mixer on
the mat, had his snout rubbed into the vancas by Ellison, who is the Na-
tional A.A.U. heavyweight titleholder. Such things as A.A.U. champions, it
might be added, are very, very embarrassing things to have on a wrestling
squad . . . at least to the opposition. Anyway it took Ellison more than
eight minutes to dispose of Ponto.
The outstanding Michigan performance of the afternoon was turned in
by Rubin, substituting for Oakley, the lad who last Monday night wrestled
half the match against his Ohio State opponent with a fractured arm . . .
and won. Rubin pinned the Cornellian in four minutes and a quarter.
It was a very business-like bout.
OSSIBLY the most interesting of the contests were staged by Capt. Art
Mosier and Morford of Cornell. Morford was a bit bigger than Mosier,
and the two mixed it until they looked like a dish of Italian spaghetti. After
mixing it, they hashed it, and the result was an exciting draw.
This question of size was all Cornell's. Weight representatives in nearly
all classes but the heavy were larger for the Cornells than for the Wolve-
rines. And size is certainly some advantage in a rassle.
The Field House, turned into an impromptu Castle of Horrors complete
with ring for the occasion, held quite a crowd. It's a strange thing about
wrestling crowds. They are predominantly male and certainly given to
offering advice. The secret of that is that every self-respecting male thinks
that he is an authority on the subject and a world's champion in disguise.
RASSELING is a very natural sport and one that appeals to the masculine
element right up until the time when the teeth begin to fall out. and
the arteries take on the consistency of asphalt pavement.
All this advice comes from the depths of experience gained in bouts
with the roommate in which walls are kicked in, pictures knocked down, and
landladies' dispositions changed from bad to worse.
The climax of the afternoon came when Bunch, heavyweight wrestler
for Cornell, clambered through the ropes, and with his back to a post and
hands on the ropes, began to wriggle and writhe around the way wrestlers
will before a bout. Bunch leaned far forward, and the rope came loose from
the post. Bunch, with knees still stiff, kissed the canvas with a neat three-
point landing. That brought down the house.

Last Night's Results
Wisconsin 55 1-2, Marquette 30 1-2.
Chicago 51 2-3, Purdue 41 1-3.
Illinois 79 2-3, Butler 1-3.
Minnesota +63, Wisconsin 21.
Ohio State 51, Michigan State 33.
Indiana 45, Purdue 39.
Iowa 54, Illinois 30.
Chicago 10, Ohio State 7.
Michigan 26, Ohio State 20.
Purdue 45, Iowa 33.
Gopher Tracksters
Must Refrain From
Setting New Marks
University of Minnesota track candi-
dates don's produce particularly bril-
liant results during their workouts,
it may be due to consideration for
their convalescing coach, Sherman
The Gopher tutor, recovering from
a serious heart ailment, times the
runners and gives instructions from
a chair on the sidelines. The doctors
say that's all right, but he musn't
see anything "thrilling," for) that
might upset his heart again.


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