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Varsity Swimmers Face Powerful Buckeye Squad T4

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THIS OUGHT T) BE THE KNOTS:
Wrestling Squad Grapples with
Ohio State in Big Ten Opener

Varsity Cagers
Inactive during
Exam Period

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iJMeet to Feature Duels
of Exceptional Natators
Skinner, Counsilman Vie for Breaststroke Honors;
Mark Follansbee, Buckeye Backstroker, Is Ill

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10 American Athletes Establish
World's Records in Track Events

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By DES HOWARTH
Michigan's 1943 issue of the Var-
sity wrestling squad goes to the mat
today against the Buckeyes from
Ohio State. The Occasion: The first
Conference meet for both teams.
Time and Place: Yost Field House at
3:30 p.m.
Thumbnail sketch of the Columbus
lads: Two lettermen, Davey Jones,
a scrappy little 136 pounder, and
Keith Wolfe, weighing in at 145, lead
the squad into action against the
Wolverines. Other promising soph-
omores and reserve of last year round
out the Scarlet and Gray roster.
Looking at Our Boys
A glance at the Wolverines: Coach
Ray Courtright's boys will- send their
ace, captain, and Big Ten titleholder,
Manley Johnson into the battle, sup-
ported by small but aggressive Dick
Kopel and big and rugged Johnny
Greene, all three of whom are letter-
men. Supplementing this trio is a
squad composed of sophomores, most-
ly greenbut rapidly gaining polish.
Among the more promising of these
new grapplers are Pete Speek and
Bob Allen, both of whom will draw
a great deal of attention today.
Outstanding match of the meet:
All matches will probably be hotly
Bob Ufer Sets
New Record for.
Half-Mile Rn
BY ED ZALENSKI
' ,Be-spectacled Bob Ufer, national
j door champion in the 440-yard
plash, made Michigan history yester-
day afternoon at the Yost Field House
when he blazed through a record-
shattering half-mile race in 1:54.8.
,The new. mark erases the seven-
year-old record of Michigan Normal's
Abe 'Rosenkrantz from the books.
Rosengrantz had run the distance in
1:551, while Dye Hogan, a former
Wolverine trackman, held the Varsity
record at 1:55.3. The .latter time was
established in 1940.
Ver Comes Through
Ufer's topnotch performance came
on the eve of Michigan's participation
in the annual Millrose Games at
Madison Square Garden Saturday,
Feb. 6. The snooth-tri g chaipion
will lead a Maize and Blue quartet
into the two-mile relay at the Games
against the East's most outstanding
teams.
Make-up of Michigan's quartet is
not definite yet, although Varsity
Coach Ken Dohrty i certain of his
first three men- -Ufer, Captain Dave
Matthews and long-legged John Rox-
borough.
The battle for that coveted fourth
slot will come to a climax Saturay
afternoon at the Field House after
the wrestling match in a special half-
mile battle between Doherty's remain-
inf four specialists in the distance-
John Ingersol, Art Upton and the
Hume twins, Bob and Rossg
Personnel Is Repetition
This year's selection of the team's
personnel is almost a repetition of
last year whenDoherty had little
trouble choosing Ufer, Matthews and
Johnny Kautz, but had to run a spe-
cial race between Ingersoll and Will
Ackerman. Ackerman won and made
the trip.
Michigan's two-mile relay team
placed third behind the fast quartets
from New York University and Steton
Hall. The Hall boys later set a na-
tional record.
On their return from the Games
the Varsity cindermen will open the
1943 indoor campaign at the Field
House in a triangular meet with
Michigan State and Michigan Normal
Tuesday night, Feb. 9.

contested, but the Johnson-Wolfe af-
fair should draw top billing. Both
contestants met last season with
Johnson getting the decision but Mr.
Wolfe, providing he faces Johnny,
will be out to even the score.
Michigan Has One Win Record
Records to date: Michigan white-
washed a Detroit YMCA outfit, 32-0,
and then was edged out by the Spar-
tans last Monday. The Bucks have

Next Game Will Be
Tussle with as Yet
Undefeated Hoosiers
Final exams will keep Michigan'sf
cagers inactive until Feb. 6 whenz
they meet Indiana's high-flyingt
courtmen at Hoosiertown, but busi-
ness as usual continues throughout
the rest of the Conference.
Conference action tonight centers
about Indiana and Ohio. The un-
beaten Hoosiers entertain Iowa's
Hawkeyes while the Buckeyes play
host to an up-and-down Purdue five.
Monday night's battles find the same
teams clashing again and in addi-
tion, Northwestern visiting Minne-
sota.
Illinois at Top of Heap
Illinois continues to roost on the
top of the Big Ten heap with four
wins and nary a loss, but Indiana is
in a position to move ahead with a
pair of wins over the week-end while
the Illini take a rest from Confer-
ence play. The Hoosiers are also un-
beaten but have played only three
contests.
At the moment it looks like a two-
way battle between Illinois and Indi-
ana for Conference honors with Pur-
due, beaten once in three starts,,re-
taining an outside chance to come
through. Northwestern has also
dropped only one test, but must face
the Illini twice during the season.
All other teams have fallen at least
twice and appear to be out of the
race.
Phillip Leads Scorers
"Handy Andy" Phillip of the Whiz
Kids is far ahead in the race for in-
dividual honors. The Illinois forward
has hit the strings for 92 points in
four contests to average an amazing
23 markers per game. Iowa's Tom
Chapman is a distant second with 60
tallies in four games while Al Menke
of Purdue holds down third spot with
45 markers in three battles.
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tied, 42-42, in both of their dual
meets. Never has the margin of vic-
tory for the Maize and Blue been very
great. Last year the Wolverines came
out on top in the two dual engage-
ments and barely nosed out the mer-
men from Columbus for the Big Ten

JOHNNY GREENE
. . . who won his first match
against Detroit YMCA, 11-5, and'
who will be counted on. to provide
points in the Buckeye encounter.
thus far scored an impressive win
over Findlay College by a 34-0 count.
Picking the winner : Michigan,
nearly at full strength should be
given the nod over the Columbus
crew, but don't bet your A card on
the outcome.

JIM SKINNER
... whose breaststroke race to-
night against Jim Counsilman of
the Buckeyes may well be the key
match of the evening.
championship and the National Col-
legiate runner-up spot.
So the Peppemen have plenty of
incentive for a mghty effort. Too,
Peppe himself said that this year's'
squad is potentially the greatest in
the history of Ohio State swmming.
This, then, is the year for a Scarlet
and Grey win. Whether this can be
accomplished without Follansbee is
a question which only actual swim-
ming will answer.
Mann Optimistic

freestyle, pressed by Big Ten Champ
and teammate, Jack Ryan, and Mich-
igan's Walt Stewart and. Johnny Mc-
Carthy.
Keo will also be a big threat in the
220-yard distance but here he has
Captain Patten to challenge every
stroke. Ryan and Stewart will also be
very much in the picture.
Ohio is admittedly weak in the
sprints. The Buckeye possibilities,
Jack Martin, Don Coolahan and Har-
ry Sullivan will have to face sophs
Church and Fries in the 50-yard free-
style and veterans Kivi and Patten in
the 100. The Maize and Blue hopes to
gather most of the points in these
races.
Outcome Very Uncertain
Nothing but conjecture can deter-
mine the outcome until the teams
actually get wet. Matt has figured out
combinations of points that will win
for either Ohio or Michigan. Whether
the Bucks can survive the loss of their
captain is problematical. However,
only tonight can tell the final story.
The limited space in the Natator-
ium means that only the early-goers
will get the best seats.
Teams Maintain
Winning Record
Today's two engagements with Ohio
State in wrestling and swimming
bring to close the semester's sports
program, and regardless of the out-
comes the Wolverines will finish on
the credit side of the ledger as far
as victories go.
It seems only a short while ago that
the Varsity footballers started off this
year's festivities with an astonishing
9-0 victory over Great Lakes,
Our basketball team has had tough
sledding in conference competition so
far, after getting off to a rather
auspicious beginning. Bennie Ooster-
baan's boys may spring a few sur-
prises before the year is out,.however,
and cause more than one Big Ten
team concern.
Wrestling is just getting under way,
the grapplers having w one and lost
one. Potentially, nevertheless, "Court-
right's Kids' have the ability, and
seem headed for a great season.
Matt Mann's mermen have had one
engagement, that being in the Mich-
igan AAU meet last bathnight.
And now as to the dark side: Mich-
igan's hockey sextet is still victory
hungry, having been starved in four
games and tied in the fifth. With
Minnesota and strong Canadian
teams still to be played, the ice
squad's prospects are none too bright.

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STOCKHOLM, Jan. 22-FP)-The
International Amateur Athletic Fed-I
eration, working under wartime han-
dicaps, approved 38 world track and
field records in 1942, ten established
by athletes from the United States.
The sensation of the year was Gun-
ner Haegg, 24-year-old Swedish fire-
man who hung up 11 new marks at
distances from one mile to 5,000
meters. Some of the new standards
were improvements on his previous
world record times, but he closed out
the year in possession of the following
international marks: mile, 4:04.6;
1,500 meters, 3:45.8; 2,000 meters,
5:11.8; 3,000 meters 8:01.2 and 5,000
meters, 13:58.2.
Fred Wolcott, former Rice Institute

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