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- WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5,1955 k'AIik~ 'ixauEE

WXrestlers Take
Upset Pitt To Win Tourney;
Haney Defeats Kaul in Final



Kentucky Leads Nation in AP Cage Poll

By The Associated Press
The Wildcats of Kentucky, the
country's only major unbeaten
quintet, continued to hold sway in
the latest weekly poll released by
the Associated Press.

Square Garden. LaSalle, who lost
to the Dukes in the finals of the
Festival tournament, dropped to
fourth place as a result of their
loss to Villanova, ranked seven-
teenth nationally.


Dayton.........8-2 (175)
Maryland.........7-2 (153)
Illinois .........6-2 (141)
Minnesota .......6-2 (136)
Iowa ............6-2 (120)
Niagara ..........7-3 (97)

Another championship trophy
now rests in Yost Field House as
a result of the Michigan wrestling
squad's recent participation in the
24th annual Wilkes College Open
Tournament held during the re-
cent vacation at Wilkes-Barre,
Wrestling in the nation's biggest
Invitational meet, which annually
draws over 300 participants repre-
senting 51 organizations, the Wol-
verine grapplers pulled the wool
over the eyes of the favored Pitt
team, last year's champs, to cap-
ture first place by a 63-52 score.
However Coach Cliff Keen's
grapplers had different ideas, and,
after trailing by a 24-23 score go-
ing into the second day of compe-
tition, the Wolverines proved their
ideas weren't just dreams.
Michigan garnered only one -in-
dividual title as opposed to Pitt's
three, but the Ann Arbor matmen
successfully saturated the other
places and recorded an unusual
number of falls to roll up a stun-
ning total of 63 points.
Haney Takes Title
Don Haney captured the '147
pound title as he defeated fellow
teammate and Wolverine Captain,
Andy Kaul, 19-9, in a wild title
Not 'Razing'
Steve Raz, sparkplug of Mich-
igan State's rampaging hockey
squad, has been lost to the
Spartan's indefintely due to a
scholastic deficiency, it was an-
nounced yesterday.
The loss of Raz, one of the
leagues top 10 scorers, comes
only a few days before the bit-
ter weekend duel between the
Spartans and underdog Michi-
match. This division, which had a
record number of 30 entries, there-
fore added a valuable 12 points
out of a possible 16 to the Wolver-
ine cause.
Kaul, who is defending Western
Conference 137-pound titlist, but
stepped up one weight class for
this, invitational tourney was
handed his first defeat in almost
two years of inter-collegiate com-
Other Wolverines to reach the
finals were junior Frank Hirt and
sophomore Max Pearson with 157-
pounder Mike Rodriguez and 123-
pounder Dan Deppe winning their
consolation bouts and therefore
giving each of them third place
and also adding three points to the
Michigan total.
In the 130-pouna title bout Hirt
was defeated, 2-0, by West Virgin-
ia's Lew Guidi who was later
named as the tournament's out-
standing wrestler.
Rodriguez Impressive
Rodriguez was one of the most
colorful wrestlers of the entire

meet with his quick moves and
constant desire to give his all. As
he began each match, swarms of
other wrestlers would - gather
around the mat to watch the clev-
er antics and tricky moves of this
young man from Ann Arbor.
Three other men who made the
trip and represented the Wolver-
ines were 177 - pounder Tom
Krause, 191-pounder Paul Mel-
gaard and heavyweight Bill Kole-
Krause got off to a- spectacular
start as he pinned his opponent in
the fastest time recorded during
the entire two days of competition.
He held his opponent's shoulders
to the mat for the necessary two
seconds when only 38 seconds of
the match had passed, but later
lost his next match and therefore
was eliminated from further com-


WINNER OF the 147-pound title was 'M' wrestler Don Haney,
who's victory over teammate Andy Kaul helped Michigan cap-
ture the team championship in the tournament held at Wilkes-
Barre, Pennsylvania, over the . holidays.

M' Gym Squad Well RepresentedC
In Annual National gymnastic Clinic

Gymnastics coach Newt Loken
and five members of the gym
squad have returned from Florida
full of praise for the 4th Annual
National Gymnastics Clinic held
in Sarasota over the Christmas
holidays from December 26;
through the 31st.
Captain Bill Winkler, Frank
Adams, Nick Wiese, Bob Arm-
strong, Jack Birchfield and Loken
represented Michigan at the meet-
ing, which as Winkler states was,
"the greatest collection of gym-
nasts ever together at one time in
the United States."
The Clinic gives gymnastic en-
thusiasts of all ages from clubs,
schools, and colleges a chance to
assemble together to learn and
practice the almost limitless rou-
tines of the many events such as
the high bars, tumbling, and
trampolining. It also helps the
United States prepare for the
1956 Olympics.
Several former Olympic team
members aid national champions
were on hand to give demonstra-
tions in the afternoons and aid
in the morning work outs. ThereJ
were approximately 300 regis-
trants, representing 42 groups1
from Texas to New England. l
Captain of the East team, which
beat the South squad, 55-41, in ai
meet held on the 30th of Decem-1
ber, was twice Olympic team mem-
ber Ed Scrobe from N.Y.U.c
Winkler Stars]
Teams were selected by the meet
directors and team coaches.
Three Wolverines made the Northt
squad with Winkler distinguish-i
ing himself by tying for second in!
the trampoline, while Adams took
a fourth in the high bars. Sopho-
more Wiese placed sixth in the1
flying rings.


Newspaper coverage in Sarasota
gave the week-long meeting en-
thusiastic support. A standing-
room-only crowd of 1500 was on
hand for the North-South meet
held at the Municipal Auditorium.
President of National Gymnas-
tic Clinic L,yle Welser, who is also
coach at Georgia Tech, was in-
strumental in organizing the first
session held at Daytona Beach in'
1950. In 1952 the Clinic moved fur-
ther southward to Sarasota, and
has been expanding ever since.
According to a statement in the
Clinic program, the two-fold ob-
jective is " . . . a school for gym-

nastics instructors ... and to make
America more conscious of the
valuable contribution to be made
by gymnastics to the nation's
youth. The challenges of the ac-
tivity are limitless."
Sarasota Headquarters?
The possibility that Sarasota
may become permanent winter
headquarters for gymnastics
would certainly meet the approval
of the Michigan representatives,
who enthusiastically describe the
whole meeting as "terrific."
Trampolining and other events
practiced on the sands of Lido
Beach were enjoyed by the now



Stager Coaches West Squad
To Victory in Florida Meet

Missouri's Simmons Named
Coach of 'the Year by NCAA

Effective employment of forces
by Michigan swim coach Gus Sta-
ger, along with top performances
by Wolverine tanksters, were
largely responsible for a Western
victory in the annual East-West
meet in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,
Dec. 26.
Stager, along with Bill Heusner
of Illinois, and Fred Kamms of
Purdue, coached the Western
squad which won the meet, 117-
108. High point of the week long
College Swim Forum, the meet
was a hard fought contest, and
many good clockings were record-
There were only two close races
however. Perhaps the most excit-
ing of these was the 150 meter in-
dividual medley, which saw Mich-
igan's Jack Wardrop defeat team-
mate Bumpy Jones by a five yard
margin. The race was close up to
the free style leg, where the pow-
erful Wardrop drew away to vic-
tory in the good time of 1:40.2.
Tanabe Possible 'Spoiler'
The medley race revealed a po-
tential spoiler in the person of In-
diana's Sonny Tanabe, who gave
Jones a close race until he faded
in the last 25 meters. If the sopho-
more from Hawaii can improve his
back-stroke, he could well prove a
thorn in the side of the Wolver-
ines, who are counting on domina-
tion of the individual medley.
The only other close race was
the 400 meter free-style, won by
Graham Johnston, of South Afri-
ca and the University of Oklaho-
ma. For the first seven laps of the
eight-length race, Johnston, Bud-
dy Lucas of Iowa, and George
Breen of Cortland were neck and

neck. But Johnston, an Olympic
swimmer, pulled away in the last
lap to win by five yards. Lucas
edged Breen by a scant foot. The
time was 5:00.2.
The East team, bolstered by the
"loan" of swimmers from the Pur-
due, Indiana, and Oklahoma
squads, looked like it was going to
end Western domination of the
meet as it rallied in the last few
events. But Western depth and
strategical placing of his men by
Stager proved too much for the
Drake Tops Butterfly
In the new butterfly stroke,
North Carolina's Phil Drake served
notice that he was the man to
beat, as he won the 100 meter race
in the time of 1:09.3. He edged
Purdue's Bob Martin for the win.
Mike Delaney of Michigan took
Olympic swimmer Bill Woolsey
of Hawaii and Indiana had it all
his own way in the 200 meter free-
style. He won by a go'xd twenty
meters over 'ave Sterret of Illi-
nois. Wolverine Harrison Wehner
placed fourth.
Michigan's Bert Wardrop looked
good in the 100-meter backstroke,
taking second to Ohio State's Al
Wiggins, but beating such stal-
warts as Fred Bautz of Purdue;
Lin Meiring of South Africa and
Oklahoma, and Loran Braught of
Iowa State.
'M' Deep in Backstroke
The Wolverines showed their
back-stroke depth in the 200 me-
ter relay. Jones, the Wardrops, and
Fritz Meyer, comprising the West
Team "A", won in the time 2:03.
Meyer also placed in the individ-
ual medley.


By The Associated Press
College baseball again provided
the most sparkling bits of news
Tuesday as the coaches and com-
mittees cleared the decks for the
main business of the winter meet-
ings of the NCAA and its allied
The American Assn. of College
Baseball Coaches named its
"coach of the year"-John "Hi"
Simmons of Missouri, formally
ratified professional baseball's
"college player rule" and discussed
plans for participation in the Pan-
American Games this year and
possibly the Olympics in 1956.
While the baseball business ses-
sion was going on, the NCAA

Council reviewed the agenda and
procedures for the big convention,
which opens Thursday. The Rules
Committee of the American Foot-
ball Coaches Assn. deliberated on
what changes it should recom-
mend to the National Rules Com-
The NCAA Television Commit-
tee held a meeting, but the some-
what controversial issue of foot-
ball television remained under cov-
The football coaches received
the annual report on fatalities,
presented by Dr. Floyd Eastwood
of Los Angeles State College, which
showed 19 direct deaths due to
football in 1954.

Now in Progress
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