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, MARCH 11, 1937


Hoyt Names 21


Defend Conference



In Two Events
To Open Meet
Team Leaves Tomorrow
For Chicago; All Finals
Are SaturdayNight
Twenty-one men were named by
Coach Charles B.. Hoyt yesterday to
defend Michigan's Big Ten indoor
track and field title this week-end
in Chicago.
The Wolverines will leave tomor-
row morning for the Windy City and
the first competition of the meet is
scheduled for tomorow night when
the preliminaries are held in the 440
and 880 to cut the field in each down
to six.
Finals Run Saturday
Saturday afternoon trials will be
held in the 60-yard dash and in the
hurdles to cut the field to 12 in each
event. Finals in all events will be
held Saturday night with the opening
ceremony slated for 8 p.m. (C.S.T.).
The following were listed by Hoyt
as entries: Capt. Osgood, Stoller,
Smith, Martens, Birleson, Mason,
Howard Davidson, Harold Davidson,
DeVine, O'Connell, Clark, Brelsford,
Fink, Alix, Pinkerton, Watson, Hunn,
Kingsley, Morgan, Faulkner and
Buchanan. Notable among the miss-
ing names was that of Bill Staehle,
defending champion in the two mile,
who as yet has not rounded into the
condition that brought him his 1936
individual title.
Mile est Race
Probably the greatest race on the
card will be the mile run where
Don Lash, Chuck Fenske and Clayt
Brelsford, all of whom have done
better than 4:18 this season, will
battle for first place. Penske, the
Wisconsin star, won this event last
year but to repeat Saturday may
have to set a new Conference record.
This mark of 4:12.5 is definitely in
danger, for all three of these men
are capable of turning in such a race
if pressed.
The sprint will also be a greast
event for here Sammy Stoller, mem-
ber of the American Olympic team,
will be out to .lift Bobby Grieve's
crown but to do so will also have
to beat out Indiana's Bob Collier and
his' own teammate, Alan Smith.
Krezowski of Minnesota will also
be defending his title in the shot put
but Bill Watson is favored to .emerge
the new champion. The present rec-
ord for the event is 48 feet 9/ inches
and in Michigan's three dual meets
this season Watson has finished first
three , times with heaves of 49 feet
9 inches, 50 feet 1 inch and 48 feet
11 inches.;
Osgood Seeks Victory
Capt. Bob Osgood and Stan Birle-
son are out for victories in the
hurdles and 440 while the mile relay
team, a heavy favorite, may crack
the record of 3:20.6 that was set by
the Wolverine quartet of 1933. The
Davidsons, who last week showed so
creditably against Johnny Woodruff
in the 880, will face Ohio State's
Chuck Beetham in the Conference
title scramble and may surprise the
Buckeye runner as was done in the
dual meet here last month.
Jim Kingsley and Dave Hunn are
counted on for points in the pole
vault, the event in which Wisconsin
scored a near-slam last year to take
second place in the tean standings.
Wildcat Quintet,
Flints Advance
In I-MPlayoffs
Defeating a highly touted D.D.

basketball team by a score of 13-10
last night, the Flints, a comparatively
little known quintet, advanced to
the semi-finals of the Intramural
Indpendent division playoffs.
Next Monday night the winners
will meet the Penthouse A.C. to de-
termine the finalist.
By virtue of their 16-10 triumph
over the Aces, the Wildcats have al-
ready cinched a final berth in the
playoffs. Last night the Wildcats
overwhelmed the Aces and made their
position secure by sinking two long
shots in the last :minute of play.
Starting off slowly the Flints made
only two points in the first quarter
but brought it up to six by the end
of the half. The D.D.'s were unable
to score until the middle of the third
canto and then only on a free throw.
Freddie Trosko and Earl Holloway
led the Flints in points scoring while
Steve Uricek did the real starring of
the game with his all around floor
play and his ball hawking.
The D.D.'s, when they began to
score, did so with a vengeance but
it was too late, the lead piled up be-
ing too big. Daradus' long shots in
the last period brought the score up
to the final 10.

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Marks To Fall Top Weight Divisions In Big Ten
In Conference Mat Meet Have Galaxy Of Stars

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Iwtm Contesti

Out On A Limb Again...
LAST SEASON I had some beginner's luck and predicted the outcome
of the Michigan-Iowa dual meet correctly on the points and right on
every place but two seconds and thirds which were reversed and balanced ...
So I tried prognosticating the Big Ten championships and picked Michigan
by three to five points . . . Iowa won the meet by one point . . . That should
have cured me . . . But a year is a long time . . . So Tuesday I cudgeled my
brain for a preview of this year's meet . . . And had Jack Kasley double
check with me . . . The result of our efforts finds Michigan winning with a
new record total of 61 points . . . Ohio State will pull in from 30 to 35 points
to grab second ... Here are the predictions by events:
300-yard medley relay: Michigan first with a time good enough
to lower its own record of 2:59.8. Fred Cody, Jack Kasley and Bob
Mowerson doing the honors. Ohio State second, Northwestern third
and Iowa fourth. Northwestern may move up a notch if Danny Zehr
220-yard free-style: Tom Haynie of Michigan will break the Conference
record of 2:16 in a chase with the present champion Norm Lewis of Illinois,
Chuck Wilson of Chicago, Dexter Woodford of 9hio State, Co-Capt. Frank
Barnard of Michigan and Dick Christians of Iowa. The above is our order,
but it's open to shuffling among the men behind Haynie. Danny Zehr of
Northwestern will be a threat if he enters.
50-yard free-style: A toss-up between Ed Kirar and Walt Tomski of Mich-
igan and national and Big Ten champion Ray Walters of Iowa. We lean
toward the Wolverines to take Walters and break the record of :23.4. Rex
Hudson of Minnesota, Bob Johnson of Ohio State and Paul Vernor of Purdue
will fight it out behind the big three, but don't count out Bill Farnsworth of
Low-board diving: Jimmy Patterson of Ohio State will get a very,
very hard struggle from Ben Grady of Michigan, but probably will
defend his championship successfully.. Put Paul Stauffer of Chicago
in third place and let the rest of the entries scramble.
100-yard free-style: A battle to the end between Kirar of Michigan and
Walters of Iowa with the big Varsity star again winning. And it looks like
the :52.9 that is the present record can't last. Baker Bryant and Bob Mow-
erson will make it a big day for Michigan in this event, with some tough
opposition from Norm Lewis of Illinois, Rex Hudson of Minnesota and
Paul Vernor of Purdue.
150-yard back-stroke: Gentlemen, this looks like a race. If Danny Zehr
of Northwestern doesn't do too much preliminary free-styling, he should be
the one to win and lower his own record of 1:39. But right behind him
will be Bill Neunzig of Ohio State, Dick Westerfield of Iowa and Fred Cody
of Michigan, in that order. Paul Jewell of Northwestern and Lyman Brandt
of Minnesota will be the other finalists.
200-yard breast-stroke: Jack Kasley of Michigan in a breeze. And
his last year's Conference record of 2:23.9 is good, but it has stood long
enough. Al McKee of Ohio State will nose out Gus Horseke of North-
western for second. Unless Ted Allen of Iowa and Stan. Alcorn of
Illinois decide to go places all of a sudden.
440-yard free-style: Another victory for Tommie Haynie and it looks
like a bad night for Co-Capt. Frank Barnard's record of 4:57.5. Barnard
will ibe giving Dex Woodford of Ohio a chase for second, and Chuck Wilson
of Chicago will be fighting with Dick Christians of Iowa for fourth and
fifth places.
440-yard free-style relay: The Michigan quartet of Kirar, Tomski, Bryant
and Mowerson, and pity the record of 3:38.3. Ohio State second, Iowa
third and Illinois fourth. You can have the rest of the field.
Track Prevue Lists Michigan,
Indiana, Ohio, Title Contenders

Since it seems to be customary for
sports writers to come forth with a
series of prognostications at this time
of the year, this writer will climb.
out on the well-known limb with a:
few observations on the outcome of I
the Western Conference swimming
meet to be held this Friday and
Saturday at Bloomington, Ind.
It is very probable that eight new
Big Ten marks will go by the boards
in the forthcoming competition. Of-
ficial Conference swimming records
can only -be set at the annual meet
held each March and a number of
natators who have been bettering
Big Ten marks all season will be
out to make those marks official.
Varsity Leads Parade
The Wolverine swimmers who have
broken or at least equalled some sort
of record in every meet this season
will lead the parade of record-break-
Michigan will undoubtedly lower its
own mark in the 300-yard medley
relay. The old time of 2:59.8 should
fall before the trio of Jack Kasley,
Fred Cody and Bob Mowerson who
have been hitting all around it dur-
ing the entire season with but little
competition from opposing teams.
Tom Haynie will be the big gun
in the meet as far as record breaking
goes. Not only will he break the
2:16 time for the 220, but he should
have little trouble in smashing the
mark of 4:57.5 for the 440-yard
event. Haynie swam the 220 distance
in 2:14, two seconds under the rec-
ord. in the first meet with the Ohio
State tankers.
50 Mark to Fall
It is hard to say who will break
the :23.4 mark for the 50-yard swim.
With Ed Kirar and Walt Tomski of
the Wolverines and Ray Walters.
Iowa star, all competing, the record
is sure to fall, but the man to smash
it is a matter of dispute. It will
probably be Kirar.
Kirar and Walters will again be
mixing it up in the century dash.
This will be another close race, but
the big Wolverine speedster is fa-
vored to lower the time of :52.9 for
the event, although it is very prob-
able that both may finish under the
old mark.
The 150-yard back-stroke will be
another of those 'close ones'! Danny
Zehr of Northwestern, present holder
of the 1:39 record will be entered
along with Bill Neunzig of Ohio State,
Dick Westerfield of Iowa and Fred
Cody of Michigan. It looks as though
Zehr will have to look to his laurels,
for someone will come through with
a record performance, most likely
Walk-away For Kasley
The 200-yard breast-stroke will be
a walk-away for Michigan's Jack
Kasley, but the Varsity co-captain
would like very much to see his pres-
ent record of 2:23 lowered and he
is very capable of doing it.
It's Michigan again in the 400-
yard free-style relay. This record-
breaking quartet has been breaking
marks all year and the present time
of 3:38.3 should not be much of an
obstacle for Kirar, Tomski, Bryant
and Mowerson.
Union Bridge Matches
Open Today In League
The Union bridge tournament will
begin at 7:1 p.m. today in the
League, John C. Thom, '38, a mem-
ber of the Union executive council,
announced yesterday.
Friday has been set as the dead-
line for entering the chess and check-
er tournament, which will begin
Monday, Thom said.


EDITOR'S NOTE: Tiis is the second 1 Michigan, and Charles Mutter of
of two articles describing outstanding Illinois, who qualified for the Olym-
contenders for the individual Confer-.q
ence wrestling titles to be decided at pic tryouts last year. Mutter, how-
Yost Field House. Friday and Saturday. vas pinned by Ohio's very tough
March- 12 and 13. ever, n inned uy hom e r ti gy a.
By BUD BENJAMIN Lightburn in a dual meet this year.
The top weight divisions of the Haak!Bestaeavr eit
Reigning as favorite in the heavy-
Conference present a similar picture weight class is Indiana's tempermen-
to the four lighter classes, with each tal terror, Bob Haak, 233 pounds of
group filled with men of known abili- brawn and undefeated in competi-
ties, all quite capable of walking off tion this year. Haak's Field House
tantrum of a few weeks ago when he
with the title in their division, failed to pin Jim Lincoln thus giving
Competition among the bigger boys Michigan a one point win, labels him
is, therefore, certain to be stiff, and as a colorful individual, and his ap-
it's anyone's conjecture who will be pearance should give the fans plenty
wearing the crown when the smoke !of vocal exercise this week-end.
clears on Saturday night. The fol- Clifton Gustafson of Minnesota
clers n Sturay igh. Te fl-ranks not far behind Haak in the
lowing men rate as favorites at pres-re-meet dope indfetedto ate
pre-meet dope. Undefeated to date,
ent: Gustafson boasts of a victory over
Bissell Sure Winner Frankie Battaglia, Illinois' sophomore
If ever a sure-shot favorite existed star. Despite this loss Battaglia, too,
it is Capt. Frank Bissell of Michigan rates consideration in the rankings.
at 155 pounds. His five falls and two DeWitt Gibson, Northwestern tackle,
decision victories in seven bouts, his and Sam Whiteside, Chicago grid
high technical ability, and his ag- captain last year, are also in the run-
gressiveness place him far ahead of ning, and may well make the heavy-
the rest of the field. Jesse ,Cham- weight finals a battle of the gridders.

berlin, Illinois senior, and Frank
Cramer, of Ohio State, who forced
Bissell into an overtime in a dual
meet fracas, seem to be his only
serious contenders.
At 165 pounds, we must rate Mich-
igan's sophomore flash, Harland
Danner as the man to beat. Unher-
alded at the beginning of the season,
Danner's effective wrestling abandon
has won him seven straight bouts, five
by falls; two by decision. He is a fine
climax wrestler, who doesn't let
tough going worry him, and this,
along with a good physical makeup,
labels him as one to be feared on the
Close behind Danner is Minnesota's
Stan Hanson, senior letterman, and
the Gopher's high point man with
eight victories and no defeats. The
same type of wrestler as Danner,
Hanson's greater experience may pull
him through. Chauncey McDaniels
of Indiana, whom Danner whipped
in an overtime in a dual affair is an-
other top-notcher in this division, as
is Chicago's John Ginay, who fin-
ished third in the Conference last
Whittaker Favored
Michigan is given little chance in
the 175-pound division with five su-
perior men from other schools after
the crown. John Whittaker, Min-
nesota captain, winner of 10 bouts
this year and second in the Big Ten
in 1936, is the favorite. He has plenty
of competition, however, in Capt.
Robert Lightburn of Ohio State, and
Ed Valorz, Chicago gridder, who was
beaten in the second round of the
Olympic tryouts as a freshman.
Others who bear watching in this
division are Tris Traiscoff of Indiana,
who won a brilliant victory against

Michigan's great balance, Indiana's
power in the distance runs, Wiscon-
sin's pole vaulters and Ohio State's
high jumpers will fight it out Sat-
urday night in Chicago for the 1937
Big Ten indoor track title.
Yesterday tne relative strength of
the six underdogs in the meet was
dis'cussed and today this writer pre-I
sents the reasons why the four teams
mentioned above rank as contenders
for the championship.
MICHIGAN-If the Wolverines win
the meet it will be their fourth title
in four years and their fifth in the
last seven. Michigan thinclads this
year will not be content by taking
the title through the means of many
second and third places but rather
will be after places in eight of the
10 events.
In the mile run, which by the way
should be the greatest race on the
card and one of the finest in Big
Ten history, Michigan sends Clayt
Brelsford and Ray Fink against the
field. Brelsford, one of the best
milers Michigan has ever had, will
be fighting Chuck Fenske of Wis-
consin and Indiana's Don Lash for
Sam Stoller and Alan Smith carry
Wolverine hopes in the 60 and local
observers expect both to place with
Sammy probably winning the race.
Stan Birleson is favored to win the
quarter mile while in the hurdles
Capt. Bob Osgood is expected to win
from such expert timber toppers as
Robinson and Cullinan of Illinois,
Lamb of Iowa and Neeley of Indiana.
The Davidson brothers, Harold and
Howard, will battle Chuck Beetham
of Ohio State in the half and will be
ably supported by Ed DeVine and
Harry O'Connell. Neree Alix, 1935
champion, will be Michigan's big hope
in the two mile.
Jim Kingsley and Dave Hunn
should be certain point winners in
the pole vault while Bill Watson,
competing in his first Conference
meet, is favored to win the shot put.
Michigan's mile relay is also a fa-
vorite to take a first. If all these
Wolverines come through as expected
the Michigan point total should reach
at least 40 points. In 1936 Mich-

INDIANA-The Hoosiers will cen-
ter most of their title aspirations in
the mile and two-mile where Lash,
Tommy Deckard and Jim Smith will
all be after places.
Bob Collier in the 60 should be
among the first three while in the
quarter Miller, Hicks and Elliott are
Indiana's strongest. They should get
points here. Neeley and Baldwin in
the hurdles may cause trouble and in
'he 880 Trutt and Cunckle will be
in the thick of the battle.
The pole vault is the only field
event in which the Hoosiers can hope
for points, Shoemaker being their
chance here. The Indiana mile relay
team should also place. Hopeful
Hoosier fans claim that Coach Hayes'
team is also capable of scoring 40
points but more conservativeaprog-
nosticators give Indiana 35 at the
WISCONSIN-Chuck Fenske in the
mile and two mile and Padway, Hal-
ler and Sharff in the pole vault
should be good for 12 points among
them. Cooke may also place in the
two mile. Kellner in the hurdles and
Mehl in the 880 are the only other
Badgers expected to place in track
events. Weichmann is their hope in
the high jump while Christianson is
sure to win points in the shot put.
Wisconsin will be doing well to break
20 in the point column.
OHIO STATE-Dave Albritton and
Mel Walker are expected to place
one-two in the high jump and Chuck
Beetham should win the 880 for the
Bucks. Sexton will be battling for
a place in the mile and Benner in
the two-mile. Squire in the 440.
Seitz in the hurdles and Blickle in
the half may place and the Ohio relay
team should be a sure point winner.
Ohio State may hope for 25 points at
the most.




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