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TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1956
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MICHIGAN'S CHAMPIONSHIP GRAPPLERS hoist Coach Cliff Keen to their shoulders after winning
the Big Ten Wrestling championship at Evanston, Ill. From left to right the champions are:
Frank Hirt, Jack Marchello, Dan Deppe, Mike Rodriguez, Coach Keen, John McMahon and Don
Haney. Out of camera range is 123-pounder Charlie Anderson.
WITH PHIL DOUGLIS
Daily Sports Editor
THERE IS a particular joy in destroying a legend-especially when
the same legend was expected to destroy you.
This was the case the past weekend in bleak, far-away Houghton-
where the University of Michigan hockey team politely demonstrated
to the home folk there that the lads at Michigan Tech just weren't
what they were cracked up to be.
But those of you who read the news reports this past weekend
already know the details-how Michigan pounded Tech twice, 5-2 and
6-3, to get its' 9th straight NCAA tourney bid-and to move into a tie
for the WIHL lead.
What went on behind the scenes? That's quite another story. The
Wolverines of Vic Heyliger appeared to this writer to be confident
from the moment they stepped off the plane at Houghton's windswept
Snow stretched out'under the dancing Northern Lights in all
directions, and the air was bitter at 1 a.m. One player ventured a
safe comment-"bleak, isn't it?" Another answered-"It will be
bleaker when we get through with these guys." This remark seemed
to be the keynote to the entire trip.
Houghton is a bleak town. It is built on hills-hills covered
with a dirty white snow. It is old-very old-and looks much the
same as it did 60 years ago.
Outside the town lies the campus-a hodgepodge of the modern
and the ancient-much like Ann Arbor. But the difference is apparent
-for everyone is carrying a shoulder bag of khaki-with their books
inside-and few coeds are to be seen. And everywhere the talk was
of hockey-at least until 10:30 Saturday night.
The Spirit Remains...
BUT THE REAL STORY of the fandom there lies in their enthusiasm,
something you have to see and hear to believe. And despite the
double beating, we believe they still have lots of it left.
Downtown, most of the windows were covered with water-color
paintings-depicting evil Michigan meeting an early demise. One
showed a maize and blue fire hydrant being approached by an eager-
looking Husky dog. Another showed a graveyard-dominated by a
husky-and containing an open grave for the U of M.
Strangely enough, the day after the first beating the fire hydrant
seemed to have been turned on the dog . .. and the tombstone had an
"M-T?" engraved on it under the U-M.
Tech fans began to line up for the games long before the opening
whistle. Dee Stadium, the eighth wonder of the world, has to be
seen to be appreciated.
Just imagine our Coliseum with two sides of bleachers equal in
size to our reserved side. Put in a balcony at each erid-standing areas
on top of the stands, add a host of windows-and you have a picture
It filled quickly-and meanwhile-deep in the innards of the
structure-Heyliger talked to his men. "Skate-skate-skate out there
... skate them into the ice," he said .. . and grim-faced, Michigan
jostled out toward the ice. A din of boos greeted the men in blue-
and seconds later the greatest explosion this writer has ever seen
in college hockey took place.
A deafening roar rocked the building-a band thundered over the
din-Michigan Techhad taken the ice. Cheerleaders-pretty girls on
skates-swirled about; huge banners were unfurled saying "U-M
shivers while Tech delivers;" the throng'rocked in unison to the Tech
alma-mater-one row going in one direction, the next going in the
Grap pies Seore Team ictory,
Upset Iowa For Second Straight Year
By DAVE RORABACHER
(First of two articles reviewing
Michigan's Big Ten Wrestling win.
Tomorrow's article will describe and
analyze the crucial matches.)
The fact -stands: Michigan for
the second straight year reigns as
the Western Conference Wrestling
Once again Iowa was strongly
favored to take the title. Once
again the Wolverines did the im-
possible and upset the Hawkeyes.
And, the story behind it all is one
of bitter rivalry, shrewd move-
ments, miscalculations, jubilation,
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heartbreak and perhaps just a
touch of Lady Luck.
Sitting meditatively behind his
desk on which rested the gleaming
silver Big Ten trophy, head coach
Cliff Keen attempted to put into
words the deepfelt pride which he
had in his men.
"In all my 37 years of wrestling,
I have never seen such a tourna-
ment where the fellows gave them-
selves to the last ounce.
"Everyone wrestled better than
he knew how."
In the pre-tournament calcula-
tions, Michigan was given little
chance. Iowa had a national
champion, Dick Govig, at 123-
bue he was eliminated on a ref-
eree's decision in his first bout;
a Big Ten champion, John Winder,
at 157-but he was relegated to
fourth place; a sure-thing for the
title at 177 pounds in Gary Kur-
delmeier-but he was beaten in the
final bout by Wolverine Jack Mar-,
Bit the Michigan men did not
depend entirely on Iowa's bad
breaks; they made several favor-
able breaks of their own. Dan
Deppe, slated for no better than
fourth at 123 pounds, placed third,
pinning three men along the way;
wrestling at 130, Charlie Anderson
was expected to finish out of the
running-but he decisioned two
men to grab fourth.
Fourth-seeded Fuank Hirt upset
top-seeded Bill Muther of Illinois
at 137 to take a vital second; in
the bitterest battle of the meet
Mike Rodriguez pinned the Illini's
favored Larry TenPas for the 157
crown; and Marchello, pulling the
impossible, decisioned Kurdelmeier.
Of course, the bad breaks were
present too. Don Haney, defending
147 pound champion, painfully in-
jured his ankle early in his third
match and was relegated to fourth
"In all our calculations we fig-
ured we just might possibly have
a chance with Haney in there,"
Keen stated. "It was awfully hard
for him to get out there and
wrestle on one leg. Often it was
torturous. He deserves great
To make matters worse, due to
chance scheduling, Haney had to
wrestle four matches on; Friday
and one Saturday, more than any
other individual in the tourna-
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Tech's Pride Smashed...
BUT ALL THIS WAS FOR NAUGHT. Michigan proceeded to smash
the haughty Houghtonites into their own ice. Big Bill MacFarland
played the greatest series of his brilliant career. Tommy Rendall and
Don McIntosh were nearly as sensatibnal. Lorne Howes was the best
goalie seen in Houghton all year.
Tech's boys were good-but no as good as they said. Their
defense was not in a class with Michigan-they couldn't stand the
pressure. They have beaten others on spirit and hustle-but it takes
more than spirit and hustle to beat the very best-and that's what
Michigan was last weekend.
This weekend the two collide again-this time in Ann Arbor. The
league title and McNaughton trophy are at stake. If Michigan plays
as it is capable of doing, we will see two more routs. If they don't-
well-as one Tech rooter put it-"wait 'til we get you guys down there
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