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Top Free Styler Ris Paces
Hawkeyes in Big Nine Tilt

All-American Tanker
To BattleWeinberg
Wolverine tankmen will go all
out today when they face a strong
Iowa swimming team led by All-
American Wally Ris at 8 p.m. in
the Varsity Pool.
Coach Matt Mann will give his
crack 300-yard medley relay trio
z of Harry Holiday, Bob Sohl, and
Dick Weinberg the opportunity to
get the Maize and Blue pff to a
4 good start as they attempt to low-
er the world's record of 2:50.5 that
they established last year.
The feature races of the eve-
ning will pit the amazing R.is
against the top Wolverine strength
in the 220-yard and 100-yard free-
styles. In the 220 Ris will have to
beat the Michigan one-two punch
of Matt Mann III and Gus Stager
while in the 100 he'll face Wein-
berg and Bill Kogen.
Crispin, Tittle in 50
Bill Crispin and Dave Tittle will
go for ichigan in the 50-yard
freestyle and Gil Evans and Ralph
Trimborn .will handle the diving
assignment against the Hawkeye
ace, Dave Brockway.
Holiday and Sohl will perform
in their specialties against some
top-notch competition. In the
150-yard backstroke Holiday and
Art Johnson will face Duane
,- Draves 'and Henry Griesbach,
while Sohl will team up with Irv
Einbinder in the 200-yard breast-
stroke as he attempts to lower the
mark of 2:17.5 he set last week
against Purdue.

. . . faces Wally Ris
** *
In the 440-yard freestyle little
opposition is expected when the
duo of Mann and Stager battle it
out in what looms as a thrilling
down-to-the-wire finish.
140 Rleay Close
The last event, the 400-yard re-
lay, should be one of the most
closely contested of the evening.
Last week the Iowa quartet of
Draves, Ken Marsh, Erv Straub
and Ris set a new pool record
against Ohio State. This quartet
will face a team of Wolverines
chosen from these five: Kogen,
Tittle, Tom Coates, Holiday and

'M' Thinclads
Test Strength
Against Ohio
(Continued from Page 1)
specialties will be closely contest-
ed by Wolverines Bob Fancett in
the broad jump and Ed Ulvestad
in the pole vault.
Ulvestad's best vault to date
has been 13 feet 41/4 inches while
Duff is consistent at thirteen-
four. It can go either way.
At the Michigan State Relays
the Buckeye leaped 23 feet 6%/
inches in the broad jump, a full
six inches etter than Michigan's
Bob Fancett has done this year.
Fancett is capable of equalling
Duff's mark, however, and can
conceivably beat him.
Buckeye mentor Larry Snyder
will be able to throw two of the
country's top quartermilers,
Jerry Cogswell and Russ Owens
into the fray against Mich-
igan's aces George Shepard and
Val Johnson.
On the basis of this year's per-
formance the outcome of this oneI
is a toss-up. All four men can
run around 50 seconds although
Johnson and Shephard have not
been tested yet this year.
Justin Williams will be the Wol-
verine's only claim to a place in
the two-mile. He ran a good 9:45
last week but he cannot be con-
sidered good enough to beat,
Ohio's Ralph Washington who's
best effort to date is 9:47.
It will be close in the 60 yard
dash with Val Johnson and
Jim Morrish running for the
Maize and Blue against Buck-
eyes Johnson and Foster. All
four men have done 6.5 and an
expanded chest could make a
In the final tally it will be ex-
perience that can make the dif-
ference, and in that category the
Buckeyes must get the nod.
All their top point getters will
be seniors with two or three years
experience while the Wolverines
will be depending on many soph-
omores and juniors in their quest
for triumph.
. . . DO YOU KNOW that
Michigan has faced the Buck-
eyes of Ohio State more times
on the gridiron than they have
any other schools. Out of 44
contests played thus far, the
Wolverines emerged victorious
29 'times, dropping 12 games
with three tilts ending in ties.

First in Big Nine standings, of-
fense and defense-these are the
three honors Michigan's basket-
ball team will attempt to uphold
this evening when they tangle
Minnesota at Minneapolis.
The Wolverines, who vaulted
into the league lead last Monday,
will be gunning for their seventh
Conference success in nine out-
Meanwhile, considerable atten-
tion will be also focused at Iowa
City tonight when the Iowa and
Wisconsin, both tied for second-
place with 6-3 records, clash in a
crucial battle.
'M' Tops Scoring
Michigan's front-running quin-
tet, which has split four road
games with Big Nine teams this
year, tops the league with an im-
pressive average of 56.7 points per
game for eight loop tussles.
Conference opponents have av-
eraged 50.6 points to tab the Wol-
verines as the best defensive five,
While the trick of subduing the
Gophers in their own back yard
has been turned by only one Con-
ference team in two years (Pur-
due on Feb. 9 of this year), Michi-
gan has nevertheless been in-
stalled as the favorites for to-
night's tussle.
McIntyre Totals 203
Clearly, Michigan's task today
will be to stop Jim McIntyre, the
Gophers' six-foot-nine center who
has amassed 203 points in nine
league encounters.
McIntyre, the nation's most
prolific scorer, tallied only four
baskets against Michigan when his
mates dropped a narrow 43-41 de-
cision here January 10, but he
added eight foul shots that eve-
ning for 16 points.
The rest ofGopher starting
line-up will include footballer Bud
Grant and Jack Young at forward,
while Buz4 Wheeler and Ed Ker-
nan will hold down the guard
No Changes Planned
Coach Ozzie Cowles plans no
changes in his roster. As usual, he
will lead with Mack Suprunowicz,
and Don McIntosh, forwards;
J-V Wrestlers Win
Michigan's j ayvee wrestling
squad swept seven out of eight
events from the University of Illi-
nois' Chicago Branch yesterday
afternoon to send the "Fighting
Illini" back home on the short
end of a lop-sided 32-3 score.
Bob Cunningham, Ed Grimes,
Phil Carleton, and Byron Lasky
were creditedwith falls in the 128,
145, 155, and 175 divisions, respec-

Capt. Bob Harrison and Pete
liott, guards; and Bill Rob

e El-


The Wolverines wind up their
road trip for the year Monday
evening when they meet Purdue's
revenge-hungry Boilermakers at
Lafayette. A brace of home vis-
tories last week-end over Purdue
(69-56) and Indiana (66-54) put
the Maize and Blue on top.
Another pair of triumphs this
week-end, or even a split, would
give Michigan a firmer hold on
the crown, for the last two Con-
ference games will be played on
the comparatively healthy timber
of Yost Field House.
Ohio and Iowa Here
However, those last two battles
bring dangerous clubs to Ann Ar-
bor---Ohio State, already conquer-
or of Michigan in one game, and
Iowa's Murray Wier and Company,
on March 1.

Wolverines Battle to Retain
Lead in Conference Race
High Scorers Suprunowicz, Mcintyre
SparkRespective Teams in Crucial Game

liott, Michigan guard, will at-
tempt to halt the Minnesota of-
fense in tonight's crucial con-

Ilartei, Acclaimed (SAll-Time
Great A on g 'M' Thi chls

Wrestlers Face Tough Indiana
Mat Squad in Tonight's Bout

Life is just one hardship after
another, and nobody realizes it
?more than wrestling coach Cliff
Having recently lost a heart-
breaker to Iowa, Keen will jour-
ney with his squad to Blooming-
ton, tonight, to take on another'
powerful grappling machine in the
Hoosiers of Indiana.
Keen says that we've got about
as much chance to win Saturday
as we had prior to the Iowa meet.
He stated, that the Hoosiers have
a lot of good boys and that the
outcome is highly unpredictable.
Coach Charley McDoniel has a
Former national AAU titlist in

Herb Farrell, and a two time
Western Conference champ in
Chester Robbins, both competing
for the 114 pound assignment.
Rounding out the Hoosier roster
will be Milton Lamm in the 165
pound slot, Andy Puchany at 145,
James Conklin in the 155, Rich-
ard Fisher at 175, heavyweight
Lloyd Wagnon, and two sets of
twins Henry and James Moore,
and Bob and Bill Brabander, both
seeking 121 and 128 pound berths.
Always boasting a wealth of
wrestling material, the Hoosiers
have copped the Big Nine title
ten times since 1924, the last com-
ing in 1943.

Early this week, Herbert Otto
Barten was selected by the Mich-
igan track team to be its cap-
a 3
: * **
tain during the coming indoor
and outdoor season.
In naming Barten to lead them
over the cinder paths of the Big-
9 this spring, the thinclads have

picked one of the outstanding per-
formers ever to don spikes for the
Maize and Blue.
The little guy with the big
stride canme to Michigan back
in 1945; a native of Des Plaines,
Illinois, a product of the Chi-
cago school system, and holder
of four track titles in Windy
City prep school competition.
Last year, as a sophomore, Bar-
ten topped the Big Nine's middle-
distance men, and in doing so he
inked his name into the record
books by turning in a 1:53.9 half-
The Hawk is no "one race" inan
however. He is also an outstanding
miler, capable of turning in a 4:14
for the distance; and he ran the
anchor leg on both the one and
two mile relay teams in last week's
Michigan AAU meet at the Field
House. Just for the record, he
turned in a 1:53.5 performance in
the latter event which is .4 of a
second better than the conference
mark mentioned above.
Barten's fame bias become
nation-wide; and during the
early part of the year h par-
ticipated in many invitational
events throughout the country.
Last January he showed that
he can hold his own with the
best of 'em by grabbing a first
place in the Knights of Columbus
1,000 yard dash up in Boston.

Iowan Threatens Weinberg's Olympie (Chance


Coitpibutioit4 lit
Xidte~i, q

When Dick Weinberg takes his
mark against Iowa's Wally Ris
this evening he will be attempting
to bolster his position as one
of America's topflight Olympic
swimming prospects in the most
conclusive way possible-by beat-
ing the best.
Weinberg, holder of the NCAA
50 and 100-yd. freestyle titles, met
Ris in seventeen exhibition
matches last summer in Hawaii
and was touched out by the Iowan
sixteen times, hardly an imposing
However Dic'ks time in the 100
has been steadily improving and
the 51.6 timing he turned in
against Purdue was two-tenth of
a second under the Big Nine rec-
Showing Phenomenal
Since Weinberg was hardly
pressed in this event, his showing
becomes even more phenomenal.
Termed "about as fast as they
come" by Coach Matt Mann,
Weinberg started his competitive
career at the ripe old age of 14.
Swimming for Saginaw Arthur
Hill High School in 1945, he an-
chored the 400-yd. relay team

which set a national high school
Entered in 1946
Dick entered Michigan in 1946
and in his freshman year was
ranked No. 4 man in the 100-yd.
freestyle on the Collegiate All-
American Swimming Team.
Taking up last year where he
left off as a freshman, Weinberg
anchored Michigan's sensational
300-meter medley relay team as
they sped to a new world's record
of 3:15.3 in the NAAU Outdoor
Meet and continued to shine in-
He was named to the All-Amer-
ica Swimming Team in the 50-yd.
freestyle and captured berths in
both the 50 and 100-yd events on
the Collegiate All-America.
Slow Start This Year
Dick got off to a slow start this
year after being ill in the closing
weeks of 1947. He didn't exactly
set the world on fire in the swim-
ming team's recent tour of the
East, but he is rapidly rounding
into shape as Purdue's highly-
rated Keith Carter discovered last
The elongalted C ar ter rwas
touched out by Dick in a 50-yd,
freestyle thriller in :23.2 only a
tenth of a second over the Western
Conference record.
With Ris, Carter, Yale's Ed

2L-e a tei!

Ietwser' and Ohio State's mighty
duo of Halo lhirose and Bill Smith
barring the path to Olympic fame,
Weinberg will not loaf into a
swimming berth in the Olympic
qualifiers this summer; but if
there should exist any doubt
concerning his ability to beat
these men it is quickly dispelled
by Coach Mann.

T _
Looking for one live-wire
student to sell our stu-
dent desks to rooming
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