TIDE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1957
THE --IHGNDIY USAJNUR 515
ice-Victorious Gymnastic Squad
ks Towards Brighter F-ture
With dual swimming competi-
tion underway, the Michigan very sharp in the sprint, winning
team has started off on the right both the 50 and 100 yard free-
"stroke." style races.
The Wolverines' first Big Ten Captain John Narcy turned in
opponent, Purdue, was handled a fine winning effort in diving.
with comparative ease as the He was bolstered with a sparkling
Boilermakers bowed, 58-47. third place effort by sophomore
Coach Gus Stager, commenting diver, Ed Cole. Cole's perform-
on his team's performance Sat- ance was outstanding since he
urday night in Lafayette, said thats
"everyone looked great!"
The Maize and Blue's outstand-
ing senior, Fritz Myers, cut one
and-a-half seconds off his own
best time in the 200 yard indivi-
dual medley. He won the event in
2:13.0, edging out Purdue's top
returning letterman, Walt Evers-
Cy Hopkins, one of Michigan's
top sophomore prospects won the
grueling butterfly breaststroke
ace. In an exhibition race, Hop-
kins revealed some more of his
vast talents by winning the or
thodox breaststroke race in 2:22.9.
This time is better than the pres-s
ent Big Ten record. Hopkins has
shown vast improvement since the
beginning of the season and is on
his way to becoming one of the
Big Ten's top swimming stars.
Dick Lahde, another sophomore
who has been progressing stead- FRED MOWERY
ily, placed second in the 200 yard . . switches events
backstroke. He bettered his best had just come to Lafayette from
time by three seconds. Madison, where he competed on
Stager made special mention of the trampoline in the gymnastics
Fred Mowery who has been sub-
stituted to the breaststroke this meet on Friday.
year to help out the team. With finals starting Friday, the
Promising Performance team will take a brief vacation
Mowery was originally a back- from the pool but they will not be
stroker, but he was willing to idle throughout the entire mid-
change to the breaststroke to help year period.
the team, and his performance Vacation Action
Saturday night was promising The Wolverine natators will
considering he had worked on the face the University of Western
stroke for only two weeks. Ontario in London, Ont. on Jan-
A couple of other promising uary 31 in an exhibition. Follow-
sophomores have given the team ing this meet the swimmers will
some needed depth. be in Chicago for a clinic at the
Sophomore Dick Mehl looked Town Club on January 29.
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Troubles for Keen
PROBLEMS are nothing new for wrestling Coach Cliff Keen, but
this year they seem a bit bigger than normal.
It's not unusual for Keen to have some of his stars scholastically
ineligible. It has also happened in the past that he has had to re-
sort to sophomores to fill many of the weight divisions. Even the
fact that many of his wrestlers have had no pre-college experience
is nothing new.
But never have all three of these developments hit the mat
squad with so much destruction as they have this year.
Ever since Keen became Wolverine coach in 1925, he has over-
come annual obstacles to produce an unbroken line of winning teams.
Championship squads in 1929, '38, '53, '55 and last year. Eleven see-
ond place teams. Only two teams as low as fifth in the Conference,
and none lower.
Now, however, three lettermen are sitting on the sidelines hoping,
along with Keen, that this exam period will permit their return to
eligibility. Capt. Mike Rodriguez is the most sorely missed grappler.
He has won the 157-lb. Big Ten title for the past two seasons.
Besides Rodriguez, here are former Conference 130-lb. champ
Max Pearson and junior heavyweight letterman Steve Zervas hoping
to see second-semester action.
Many SoPhs ..
AND THEN there's the handicap that those who are wrestling now
are generally inexperienced' No fewer than four of the starting
eight - 123-pounder Willard Root, 137-pounder Larry Murray, Bob
Weber at 157 lbs. and Karl Lutomski weighing 167 lbs. - are sopho-
mores in their first year of varsity competition.
Some of these sophs, as well as i47-pound senior Lloyd Hamady,
came out for the team at Michigan without ever having wrestled in
Inexperience has already made its mark on the Wolverines. They
were soundly trounced by Pittsburgh in their opening dual meet and
gained no more than a split against the two so-so Conference foes
last weekend - Indiana and Northwestern.
Even when, and if, Rodriguez, Pearson and Zervas return to the
squad, things will, not automatically improve. The long layoff will
leave these three far below their potentials. Many Conference rivals
are much stronger. That Northwestern - last-place finisher in 1956-
could win only its second meet from the Wolverines in 30 years last
Saturday is an indication of this.
Keen has reason for pessimism, but this apparently is not part
of his nature. So often in the past he has been able to pull a lowly-
rated mat squad into title contention that he can't give up on this
one. Instead, he promises to keep working with his men, hoping to
use the rest of the dual meet schedule to shape a top contender when
Big Ten Meet time comes around March 8-9.
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