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THE MICHIGXN DAILY
Pja?~f T HREr
By HANK MANTHO
The new edition of this year's
wrestLhig squad got under way at
Yost Field House. The mat squad,
as in football and other sports will be
very indefinite, but there will be a
squad this year.
Coach Ray Courtright only has two
holdover lettermen on hand a pres-
ent, but has quite a few men that
atve experience and barely missed
receiving their letters last year.
' Bob Allen and Johnny Greene are
the only holdover lettermen that
Coach Courtright has returning to
the mat wars this year. However,,
Chip Warrick, Sid Reynolds and
Maclntyre, all seasoned men, are
returning this year and will make a
strong bid for the Varsity. MacIntyre
won a match in the Indiana meet
and would have won a letter had he
not become ineligible. Several pro-
mising freshmen and the help that
the Marines and Navy can give Coach
talented men for a formidable wrest-
ling team this year.
After succeeding Cliff Keen, for-
mer Wolverine wrestling coach, who
went in the Navy, Coach Courtright
led his charges through a very suc-
cessful year. The Maize and Blue
grapplers won five out of seven regu-
lar matches and took three or four
Conference matches, placing second
to Indiana in the Big Ten finals at
Divide with Spartans
The Wolverines won their first
non-conference match against the
Detroit YMCA, 34-0; lost to Michigan
State, 14-16; but defeated the Spar-
tans in a return match, 16-14. In
their first Conference tilt, Michigan
walloped the Buckeyes of Ohio State,
22-6; eeked out victories over Indiana
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Rain Robbed Varsity Nine of Big
Eigh t of Twelye Tiits
By JEAN GASKELL
Michigan's 1943 nine had to make
the best of an extremely slim playing
schedule and poor training condi-
tions, due to the action on the part of
Despite these facts, however, the
Wolverines finished with a creditable
record for the season. They lost but
four games while chalking up eight
victories for a season average of .667.
These twelve games were only a part
of the 25 contests Coach Ray Fisher
had originally scheduled.
Rain Kills Chances
More important and disastrous
than the cancellation totals was the
rain which washed the Maize and ~
Blue out of all chances of retention
of the Big Ten title. Going into the
final stretch of the race for Confer-
ence honors the Wolverines were cer-
tain of again copping the award if
they could take both Ohio State con-
the season by sharpening their bat-
The next performance, against
Michigan Normal, gave the same im-
pression of Maize and Blue power.
The Wolverines walked all over the
Hurons, making 12 hits for a total
of eight runs. Later on the Ypsilanti
men made a better showing, but the
varsity still had a decisive 9-2 win.
Tough Western Team
One of the best games of the year
was played here at Ferry Field
against a , highly touted Western
Michigan team. The Wolverines had
to work hard to push across
ning tally in the eleventh i
win, 10-9. The only non-c
loss was suffered at the han
same team at Kalamazoo.
the Michigan men out-hit t
cos 6 to 5, 'Western wass
The other game played ou
Big Ten circle was against
Field. Fisher used his reser
ly while the Maize and Blue
the hapless Fliers, 14-4.
Seven Men Back
Many of the 1943 stars ar
the win- campus and will probably enable
nning to Coach Fisher toy put an experienced
inference nine on the diamond when spring
ds of the practice rolls around. Captain-elect
Although Howie Wikel, Don Lund, Bob Wiese,
he Bron- Bruce Blanchard, Elmer Swanson,
ahead in Charlie Ketterer, Don Smith are in
school now, and their services will
itside the prove valuable. Missing are such
Selfridge stars as Paul White, Dick Walter-
ves free- house, and "Pro" Boim. Other play-
trampled ers may be garnered from service
units here at school and prove to be
important additions to Fisher's
e back on
In dividai Statistics for Michigan's First
Tries NetGain Aver.
and Northwestern, 14-12 and 18-16,
respectively. The Maize and Blue's
four game winning streak was then
snapped by a strong Illinois team,
There is no definite wrestling sche-
dule as yet, but Coach Courtright is
contacting some of the various teams
for possible matches this season. Let-
ters have been sent to Mich. State
and Penn. State, but there has been
no acknowledgement of these letters
so far. If it is at all possible to com-
plete a schedule by December, the
first meet will take place some time
An invitation has been extended to
all civilian and military men who
wish to participate in wrestling this
fall. The practice sessions will take
place between three and six o'clock
in the afternoon.
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Hirsch, hb .....................
W iese, qb ......................
Nussbaumer, hb ................
Dreyer, hb .....................
Lund, fb ......................
*Stenberg, fb ..................
Culligan, hb .
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*Have played final game.
Att'd. Comp. Gain TD
4 1 24 7
5 2 58 2
16 7 147 8
8 2 20 3
I I 1
19 16 16
Returning Veterans Give Pucksters
Brighter Outlook for This Season
By JO ANN PETERSON
Late December will mark the open-
ing of the hockey season, and with
three returning veterans plus fresh-
men from last season's yearling
squad, the outlook for Coach Eddie
Lowrey's puckmen looks consider-
ably better than it was last year.
Captain Bob Derleth, sterling de-
fenseman returning and Jack Ath-
"'is and Gordie Anderson, both
wings, with experience last year, as
well as Ted Greer, from last year's
frosh team, give the squad a nucleus
of experienced players.
x Last season Coach Eddie Lowrey
was hampered by a shortage of ma-
terial and faced with a very tough
jschedule, so that his team suffered
defeat after defeat in one of its most
Last season, Lowrey, had until
February, a small but experienced
and strong squad, but in February
R several members of the team grad-
uated and the draft took others, so
that when the season really got un-
der way during the second semester,
Lowrey's team had three players on
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tests,' scheduled for May 14th and
15th. The Michigan men lost the
first contest with the Buckeyes, and
the second had to be called off, eli-
minating the Wolverines as con-
tenders for the championship.
Split with Hawkeyes
In the Big Ten opener April 10th
against Iowa, co-title holders in the
Conference with the Wolverines in
1942, the Hawkeyes beat the visitors
from Michigan, 4-3. In the nightcap
however, the Maize and Blue came
back full of revenge and socked out
13 safeties to defeat their rivals, 7-3.
When Illinois men came to town
for a two-game series the varsity
gave the Illini a double set-back, 5-2
and 6-4. The twin killing gave the
home team the lead in the Confer-
Lose Title Chances
The Purdue and Indiana contests
were cancelled, and the team re-
mained idle. But during this time
Wisconsin and Minnesota had split
a pair of contests, and Michigan was
at the top of the list ahead of the
Badgers without any action at all.
Then followed the unlucky weekend
with the Buckeyes in Ohio State ter-
ritory, and the Wolverines lost all
chances for a tie with .Wisconsin.
From the spectator point of view
the most important games of the
season was booked for May 11th with
the Detroit Tigers. It was to be
played before a crowd of 0,000 fans.
Rain deprived the Wolverines of the'
COACH RAY FISHER
chance to meet big league competi-
tion, and an opportunity to play
against their old teammate and big
time performer, Dick Wakefield.
5 Non-Conference Wins
In other games scheduled with
non-conference teams the Michigan
men took five contests. In the first
home encounter of the year they de-
feated Michigan State 7-1. Against
the three hit pitching of the Wolver-
ine twirling staff, the Spartans
looked quite unimpressive. The men
of Ray Fisher teed off against the
opposition's mound men, and began
Studded with Frosh
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than Wisconsin. Paul Brown's squad
which ranked among the best in the
Western Conference last year, is at
the bottom of the conference stand-
ings this year. Due to the lack of
eligible servicemen stationed on the
campue, the team is made up entire-
ly of civilians. Starring two fresh-
men, Dean Sensenbaugher and Ernie
Parks, who holds the state high
school records in the 220 and the 00
yard dash, the squad has won only
one Conference game.
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it who hadnever played hockey be-
Only veteran goalie Hank Loud
and wings Bill Dance and Roy Brad-
ley had had previous experience with
collegiate hockey. Consequently,
Lowrey was forced to create a de-
fense composed of completely un-
tried men. He picked Bob Stenberg
and Bob Derleth to carry out the
difficult assignment. Derleth had
skated before, and had experience as
a speed and fancy skating artist, but
knew nothing of the intricacies of
poke checking, stick handling or the
strategy of defensive hockey. He
developed into a sixty-minute man.
Bob Stenberg, who held down the
other defense slot, couldn't even
skate when he began, and his wobbly
approach was disconcerting to spec-
tators, but by the team the Illinois
games came up he made up in pug-
nacity what he lacked in skill and
brought the crowd to its feet with
his stellar checking.
Despite immense improvement the
record of the team was not impres-
sive since the team won only one
game, tied two and was on the losing
end of 10 encounters. With only a
few players returning, Lowrey will
have an equally tough time this sea-
son, although indications are that
if he can find someone to replace
Hank Loud, last year's captain, in
the nets, the team may have a better
chance than last year's ill-starred
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