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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER', 11, 1959

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Associate Sports Editor To win the title, however, Mich-
igan must overcome the following
strong fgurth-place finisher in last disadvantages:
year's Big Ten meet, has a definite 1) Michigan will get little help
chance this coming season to pick from its sophomores. They are few
up its first Conference team chain- in number and lack wrestlingex-
pionhipsine 156.perience.
pionship since 1956. 2) Minnesota and Michigan
The following factors are in the State, which both finished slightly
Wolverines' favor: ahead of Michigan in the 1959
1) Last season's team returns Conference meet (50, 45 and 42
virtually intact: only one man, points respectively), are only losing
Capt. Larry Murray, graduated. a couple of men apiece to gradua-
2) Cliff Keen, Michigan mat tion. Both -teams can draw on
coach since 1925, has again ar- numerous sophomores to fill these
ranged a tough schedule of 11 dual gaps in the lineup.
meets with some of the nation's Gophers and Spartans Strong
foremost wrestling powers. These The Gophers, Spartans and Wol-
meets should provide the competi- verines appear to be the only
tion that will prepare the Wol- teams that will figure in the Big
verines for peak performances Ten championship race. Iowa,
when the Big Ten meet comes in which scored 46 points for-second
March. place in the 1959 Conference meet,
3) The Conference meet itself, lost its best five men via gradua-
for the first time since 1952, will tion. The other five teams have
be held in Ann Arbor, on March little chance.
4-5, 1960. Last season Michigan, in post-

ing a 6-4-1 dual-meet record, got
a lot of mileage out of its stand-1
out sophomore contingent. With
only three lettermen returning
from the 1957-58 squad, Keen was1
forced to use five and sometimes
six sophomores in the eight-man+
lineup for dual meets.
Corriere Outstanding
The most outstanding sopho-
more last year was 157-lb. Dona
Corriere, who compiled a 7-3 rec-
ord during the dual-meet season,
and then won Michigan's only
individual championship in the
Big Ten meet at Iowa City in
March.
Corriere's key victory in the
Conference 157-lb. tournament
came in the semifinals, where he
outhustled Northwestern's highly-
regarded Art Kraft for a 6-4 vic-
tory. It came with a vengeance,
for Kraft had pinned Corriere in a
dual meet earlier in the season.
The Michigan sophomore then
wrestled to an easy 6-0 victory
over Minnesota's Harry Schlieff in
the championship bout.
Fitzgerald Strong
Another Wolverine sophomore,
Dennis Fitzgerald, lost only one
bout during the entire season-
the 167-lb. Big Ten title match.
Fitzgerald, halfback on the foot-
ball team, wrestled in three weight
divisions during the dual-meet
season, winning four matches,
drawing twice and losing none.
He won three more bouts-two
by falls-to advance into the 167-
lb. finals, where he finally met de-
feat at the hands of veteran Spar-
tan Jim Ferguson, 4-0.
Fitzgerald and Corriere will head
this season's Junior contingent,
which also boasts Karl Fink, Jim
Blaker and Dick Fronczak. Last
season Fink had a 6-3 record in
dual meets as a 177-pounder, beat-
ing Iowa's Jim Craig in one of the
season's big upsets. Fink was
nudged out of the Big Ten tourna-
ment early.
Blaker was 5-4-1 in dual meets
and 2-2 in the Conference meet,

where he lost the 147-1b. consola-
tion title to Minnesota's Jim Reif-
steck.
Fronezak, a defensive - minded
grappler competing mostly at 167
pounds, was 4-5 in dual meets, in-
cluding Northwestern's Chuck Ar-
ends among his victims. At 137,
sophs Jim Agnew and Wilf Hilde-
brandt, while losing more matches
than they won, showed improve-
ment near the end of the season.
Injuries Harmful
Injuries to two key lettermen
hampered Michigan in the Big Ten
meet. Murray, the leading con-
tender for the 130-lb. crown, was
bothered by a bad knee most of the
season and not at peak efficiency
for the Conference meet.
As it was, Michigan State's
Young barely beat Murray in the
preliminaries. Murray bounced
back to win the consolation title
by dumping Wisconsin's Jim Lowe,

9-1. Murray's 6-5 dual-meet record
included decisions over Ohio
State's Dave Camatone (Big Ten
runnerup) and Garcia.
The other injured letterman was
heavyweight Fred Olm, whose left
leg was fractured when Spartan
Tim Woodin fell on it in a dual
meet a week before the Big Ten
tournament. Thus deprived of
Olm's services, Keen was forced
to go with untested heavyweight
Guy Curtis, who performed well
but not well enough to avoid early
elimination.
This year's schedule, one of the
most demanding Michigan has had
to face, includes dual meets with
seven Conference opponents and
Eastern powers Penn State, Syra-
cuse and Pittsburgh, plus Iowa
State of the Big Eight. It's a season
that Michigan wrestling fans can
look forward to.

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The Michigan captain, after a
slow start, posted a 3-5-2 record
in his sophomore year, and won'
six of his last eight matches last
season in a 7-4 record. Included
in his 1958-59 victories were four
pins, half the team, total.
Hoyles, from Hazel Park,
brought a four-year high school
wrestling background with him
when he came to Michigan. He
placed third twice and second
once in the : state high school
meets.
A member of Sigma Nu frater-
nity, Hoyles is enrolled in the Col-
lege of Engineering.

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