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1. Lake Superior (21-3-4)
2. Michigan (20-5-3)
S3. Ferris State (18-5-5)
4. Michigan State (12-11-5)
5. Western Mich. (13-12-3)
6. Bowling Green (11-15-2)
¢ 7. Ohio State (10-16-3)
8. Ill-Chicago (6-17-1)
9. Miami (4-18-3)
lichigan 9, Bowling Green 1
Michigan State 3, Lake Superior 3
1JIC 7, Western Michigan 4
.Xhio State 6, Miami 5
;erris State 8, Air Force 5
Michigan 6, Bowling Green 2
Lake Superior 4, Michigan State 0
Western Michigan 7, UIC 6
Ohio State 6, Miami 1
Ferris State 5, Air Force 4
Wednesday, January 23, 1991
vs. Ohio State
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Rec. Pts. GF
State to test 'M' dominance
Thursday. January 24
Kent State at Ohio State
Friday. January 25
Michigan at Ferris State
Michigan Stateat Western
Lake Superior at Miami
Bowling Green at UIC
Saturday. January 26
Michigan at Ferris State
Western Michigan at Michigan State
(PASS-Tape to Sun., 7:30 p.m.)
Lake Superior at Miami
Bowling Green at UIC, 7 p.m.
by Josh Dubow
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan wrestling team
will field a full lineup for the first
time in five dual meets as it visits
East Lansing tonight. With the
return of Mike Mihalic (126
pounds), coach Dale Bahr's squad
should be ready for its intrastate
rival Michigan State.
Michigan (7-3 overall, 2-1 Big
Ten) concludes its seven meet road
trip in tonight's dual meet against
Michigan State (2-2, 1-1), The
Wolverines hold a six-meet win-
ning streak over the Spartans
heading into tonight's match.
Michigan State is led by Soo
Thackthay (118), Roy Hall (158),
Brian Woods (167) and Emilio
Collins (177). Thackthay, Hall,
and Collins present difficult
matchups for Michigan stalwarts
Salem Yaffai, Sean Bormet, and
Lanny Green respectively.
As usual, Bahr looks at the
118 matchup as the key for the
"Soo will be a really good
match for Salem," Bahr said.
"Salem beat him early in the year
in a close match, and he is
wrestling his best right now.
There will be less pressure on
Salem with Mihalic in the lineup,
so hopefully, he will be looser and
start us out with a win."
The best match of the meet
should come at 158 pounds. First-
year wrestler Bormet and redshirt
sophomore Hall have met three
times in open competition earlier
this season. The more experienced
Hall won all of them in tight
"Sean has lost a lot of close
matches to Roy so far," Bahr said.
"It seems as if Roy has his
number, and Sean is looking to
turn that around."
Bahr has been especially
impressed with captain Fritz
Lehrke (190) of late. Lehrke has
come to the forefront for the
Wolverines in his senior season,
compiling a 9-0-1 record over his
last 10 matches, and looked
especially sharp over the weekend.
"Fritz has really been a great
leader for us this month," Bahr
said. "When he goes out there, the
other kids are really confident he
will win his match and he has not
let them down lately."
Green had a tough weekend for
Michigan, losing two one-point
matches, but Bahr does not think
there is cause for concern.
"Even though Lanny lost twice
this weekend, he wrestled really
hard and well," Bahr said. "When
you wrestle hard like Lanny does,
good things will come to you."
Bahr expects victories from
Joey Gilbert (134), James Rawls
(142), and Phil Tomek (HWT),
but realizes Bill Mercer will have
an extremely tough time with
Woods at 167.
The Wolverines return home
this weekend to face Iowa State
Friday and Northwestern Saturday.
All games begin at 7:30 local time, unless noted.
Scoring Leaders (League
Name Team GP
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Wolverine sophomore James Rawls grapples against Eastern Michigan. Rawls is tied for the team lead in
victories with 22. He leads Michigan into tonight's dual meet against Michigan State.
Gymnasts to put on
comes to Michigan
by Josh Dubow
Daily Sports Writer
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and R.C. Heaton
Daily Sports Writer
Wolverine basketball fans should
stock up on their hot dogs and
popcorn before tipoff of tomorrow
night's Michigan-Indiana clash at
Crisler Arena, because they probably
'Won't want to leave their seats at
The Michigan women's
gymnastics team will be providing
the entertainment during the inter-
mission with a unique demonstration
of its own athletic ability.
The Wolverines will use a mini-
trampoline to execute some flips and
tumbles, as they hope to provide an
interesting diversion for the crowd as
well ashattract attention to their
sport. The women plan to heat up
the crowd as they perform to Gonna
Make You Sweat by CC Music
"We hope to get the crowd into
it," Michigan gymnastics coach
Beverly Fry said. "It will be nice to
get some exposure for the girls.
They're looking forward to it."
The Wolverines will be com-
peting Friday evening at Bowling
Green against the Falcons and
Sunday afternoon at Keen Arena at 2
p.m. in a co-ed meet against defend-
ing Big Ten champion Illinois.
The Cliff Keen National Team
Duals are scheduled to move from
Hampton, 'Va. to Ann Arbor
within the next two years. The
tournament consists of a 16 team
double-elimination format com-
posed of thirteen top Division I
schools. A committee selects the
teams following the NCAA
Division I, II, III, and NAIA
This format will change. Only
Division I schools will participate
as the lower division teams are not
able to compete on the same level
as the top Division I teams.
The Virginia National Team
Duals committee has already
approved the move to Ann Arbor
for next year, but the Michigan
Athletic Department is looking at
onto Ann Arbor scene
the feasibility of the sudden move.
The date has been set aside, and
the only major holdup is financial
commitments. Michigan coach
Dale Bahr hopes the final details
can be worked out soon.
"The Cliff Keen Tournament
has to be in Ann Arbor," Bahr
said. "Cliff is a legend in this
town. Hopefully everything can be
worked out and the tournament
will be here by next year. I know
that the Keen family is in favor of
the move and have been
instrumental in the committee's
Keen coached the Wolverines
for 42 years, compiling a .740
winning percentage and winning
10 Big Ten Championships.
WOLVERINES IN THE
OLYMPICS: Three Michigan as-
sistant coaches are bidding for
berths in the Barcelona Olympics
in 1992. Kirk Trost is the number
one ranked American at 220
pounds, John Fisher is number
two at 134.5, and Joe Pantaleo is
number three at 163.
It is likely that Trost will
become the first Wolverine
wrestler in the Olympics since
Steve Fraser won the gold medal
in 1984. Fisher's olympic chances
appear slim because he is ranked
behind John Smith, who is
recognized as one of the greatest
wrestlers ever. Pantaleo should
also face a struggle to qualify for
the Games as he has suffered
injuries to his shoulder and knee
over the past year.
Also, assistant coach Joe Wells
is one of the four finalists for the
Olympic coaching positions.
Wells was one of the assistants in
the 1988 Olympics and has
coached various national teams.
DISABLED LIST: First-year
wrestler Mike Mihalic is scheduled
to return to the mats tomorrow
night against Michigan State.
Mihalic injured his ankle at the
National Team Duals one week
ago and has missed the last five
dual meets for Michigan.
Mihalic practiced Monday
night, and Bahr was pleased with
the condition of Mihalic's ankle.
With Jason Cluff academically in-
eligible, the Wolverines have for-
feited the 126 pound weight class
in the past five meets. This proved
especially costly in close losses to
Northern Iowa and Purdue.
RANKINGS: The Michigan
team, along with four of its
wrestlers, has earned national
recognition in the Amateur Wrest-
In the latest poll, the
Wolverines were ranked ninth in
the nation and third in the Big
Ten, trailing only Iowa and Ohio
State. Joey Gilbert (134), Sean
Bormet (158), Lanny Green (177),
and Phil Tomek (HWT) received
individual honors. Gilbert and
Bormet are ranked eighth, Green
tenth, and Tomek number twelve
nationally in their respective
weight classes. Fritz Lehrke (190)
should move into the rankings inr
this week's poll, scheduled to be
STREAKS: Before Michigan's
loss to Purdue Sunday, the Wolv-
erines had defeated the Boilermak-
ers in 18 out of the previous 19
Also against Purdue, frosh
Bormet lost the first collegiate
dual meet of his career to All-
American Dave Walter, after
winning his first eight.
The Wolverines started a new
streak against Indiana last Thurs-
day as they avenged last year's
defeat, which had snapped a 25-
meet winning streak for Michigan.
from Staff Reports
Winter is half gone, and the
University of Michigan Snow-
boarding Club is gunning down the
s4opes. Recent competitions at Mt.
Brighton and Crystal Mountain have
Glft the team with a winning record
against other colleges clubs and non-
Snowboarding is a new sport
which originated only ten years ago
4d consists of a combination of
downhill skiing and surfing. Mich-
!an's club was founded by Brent
ardani and Rick Shick in 1988 to
ive beginners and experts an
* aportunity to enjoy the sport.
The club aims - to bring snow-
oarders together within the large
university community, organize
-ips to make ski areas more
!ccessible to members, and ease
Thembers' checkbook burdens by
:ooling resources and cashing in on
. The club is planning a weekend
Venture February 9 and 10 to Boyne
Highlands, Mich., for The Good 'n'
Fruity Jam Session, sponsored by
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the American Ski Association. The
event will consist of inexpensive
board rentals, beginner lessons, and a
competition for more advanced
shredders. Team secretary Stuart
Motola is excited about the weekend
Jam Session, "We'll be there in
force, to take it all."
The club is coming off a strong
1989-90 winter season. After several
successful trips and competitions, it
looks forward to another season of
fun and increased membership. Co-
founder Shick feels that, "Both
memberships and discounts have
grown since last year."
"The University has its share of
snowboarders; they only need to be
unified in a powerful coalition of
shredders. This is the group's main
goal," President David Appel said.
In order to bring boarders of all
abilities together, a mass meeting
will be held tomorrow at 9:00 p.m.
in room G443 Angell Hall. Plans
will be made for the trip to Boyne
Highlands and other regular excur-
sions to nearby slopes. For details,
call David Appel at 764-2759.
GET CAUGHT UP INTHE RUSH
Thursday, January 24, 9:00 pm
Michigan Union Ballroom
Sunday, January 27