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Our congradulations to all of the coaches and gymnasts in Illinois for a .i ob well done and my personal thanks to Bill Roetzheim for his many hours of work on this report which must surly be one of the most extensive ever done on a high school program.

This month we have given extensive coverage to high school gymnastics in the state of Illinois. Over the past 3 - 4 years I have witnessed most of the major high school gymnastics championships in all areas of the nation and although I do not wish to s light these other state championships I must single out the program in Illinois where gymnastics on the high school level is definitly a major sport.

High school coaches from all over the country - be sure and keep Bill posted on the gymnastics scene in your .area and send in your meet results so Mr. Roetzheim can include them in his monthly report. Write to: Mr. Bill Roetzheim, Gymnastics Coach Proviso East High School Maywood, Illinois

The complete coverage, which takes up a large portion of this issue, could well serve as a guide and as incentive to those areas where gymnastics is struggling hard to get established. The Illinois program proves what can be done in the sport of gymnastics on the high school level.

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Figure 1 Well another month has passed and, believe it or not, I just don't seem to be able to leave those eagle giants alone. We've covered in detail the classical method for getting into the trick, now let's take an approach that can get your gymnast into eagles in a very short period of time. Of course we are speaking of roll eagles. The old wives tale about the need for great flexibility on the part of the performer to roll eagles just isn't so. In fact, if the boy lacks the necessary suppleness to stoop he can probably still roll. Al though roll eagles are classed as a "C" while stooping through into this trick is only a "B" there can be no doubt that rolling is much' easier than stooping. The only possible reason F.I.G. could have given this a "C" classification is because of _personal hazard. Anyone with good reverse giants and "guts" can roll eagles in a very short period of time.

Not:ice you do not hop, but roll, maintaining contact with the bar at all times. Throughout this phase a semi pike position is useful but not essential. As soon as you have regrasped the bar with the eagle grip you muct immediately try and reduce the shoulder drop and strive for body extension. This is accomplished by pushing back with the shoulders and extending at the hips-thus letting the heels once again lead the trick. (See Figure 2 and 3.) This extension on the W'a:Y down is essential to maintain enough swing tc get over on the next giant free from that muscled look.

Here, once again, I teach the eagle and the conveyance into then in two distinct parts . Theoretically your gymnast can perform eagle giants so we are only¡ teaching the roll. The main point to stress in this trick is that it is executed late. By late I mean after the shoulders have passed over the bar.

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The reverse giant as you go into this trick should have enough velocity (above average) to keep most of your body weight off your hands as you reach the top of the giant. The shoulders should proceed the heels over the bar and as your shoulders pass over and to the front of the bar, both hands roll rapidly outward a full 360 degrees to the eagle grip. See Figure one.

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I realize we have just brushed the surface on ways of performing eagles. There are many others' such as hops' cross changes, rolling one hand at a time, etc. Maybe at some future date we will return to this trick. Now that gymnastics has gained stature in the prep ranks in our area, I find coaches more willing to experiment with novelty meets. I think this trend will increase rapidly in the future until we eventually have unorthodox meets reminiscent of the many specialized track relays which are held throughout the country. These types of meets prove very popular with spec ta tors and could eventually be the key in popularizing gymnastics. Andy Kostic of Barrington High School is experi menting with a meet just for all-around while Jeff Austin of Proviso West moved in the other direction and is thinking of holding a round robin tournament for just one event.

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knew Evanston High School had depth this year, but in winning this meet they also showed they had that outstanding boy in each event. After gaining the lead in the first event they did not falter from this number one position throughout the evening.

roughly snubbed by the press as the high school gymnast , We all need recognition in order to make growth in the activity we choose, therefore in these months of heavy high school gymnastic competition I will try to recognize your boys' achievements in this column. Next month I hope to use this space to teach another skill in addition to giving results and news, but for now I 1 m snowed under with meet s ta tis tics •

I would not only like to congratulate the Evanston tean, but their outstanding coach, Ron Walden. Results of the meet follow.

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I would like to make it clear that the bulk of these results in reflecting the Illinois prep scene does not project bias on my part, but rather shows the enthusiasm of Illinois coaches in sending me these statistics. I know there must be a multitude of high school gymnastic events now being held throughout the United States, but so far very few of their results have been forwarded on to me. If this column is to reflect prep gymnastics at the national level, you are going to have to get more results to me. IF YOUR TEAM HAS WON A MAJOR TOURNAMENT IN YOUR AREA, SEND ME THE DATA AND IT WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO THIS COLUMN.

Evanston 47 points Waukegan 43 points Arlington 42 points

SIDE HORSE 1. 2. 3.

Hank Taylor, Arlington 8.30 Ron Alqeu, Waukegan 7.60 Ken Liehr, Thornton 7.35

PARALLEL BARS 1. 2. 3.

Murry Plotkin, Niles North 8.15 Don Von Ebers, Arlington 7.80 Lee Wayman, Evanston 7.05

The following results are from some of the conferences in Illinois, but are by no means complete. I 1 11 try and explain the discrepancy you will observe in the finishes of the meet and conference standing before you begin. Most leagues in this area determine their conference standing on the basis of dual meets won and the conference championship meet. They meet each team in their league dual meet compi ti tion and determine standings on a won-lost basis. The team is given the number of the place they finished over the dual meet season. Of course the most sought after position is 1st place - or the number one. They are also awarded points corresponding to the place they finished in the conference meet. A team finishing first in dual meet competition would receive one point and if they also won the conference championship meet they would be given another 1 point tally. You add these two numbers together and low total is the winner. In the case I have just sighted their 2 points would be a perfec.t first place score.

TRAMPOLINE 1. 2. 3.

Dave Silverman, Evanston 8.70 Barry Slatten, Niles East 8.30 Tim Wright, Waukegan 6.20

HIGH BAR 1. 2. 3.

Terry Kushner, Niles West 8.05 Ed Howard, New Trier 7.95 Russell Giles, Evanston 7.65

RINGS 1. 2. 3.

Steve Rochell, Niles West 8.85 Murry Plotkin, Niles North 7.35 Tom Gordon, Proviso West 6.95

TUMBLING 1. 2. 3.

Barry Slatten, Niles East 8.40 Fred Henderson, Waukegan 7.35 Dave Silverman, Evanston 6.95

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Sverth, Mike - New Trier 4.5 Peterson, Gary - New Trier 4.0 Scully, Roger - New Trier 3.5

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Bruring - Waukegan 4.95 Frowick - Evanston 4.4 Cotsirilie - New Trier 4.3

The 4th Des Plaines Valley League Gymnastics Championships were held at Addison Trail High School. Willowbrook, the defending champion scored 96~points to retain the title, Glenbard East was second with 89 points, West Leyden third with 75~ points, Addison Trail fourth with 58, East Leyden fifth with 4~, Hinsdale South sixth with' 27~, and Downers Grove South with 1.

Parallel Bars 1. 2. 3.

Glenbard East had five first places, onSideHorse, Hi-Bar, P. Bars, All-Round, and Rings, but it was not enough to overcome the depth of Willowbrook. Jim Gilberto, a junior at Addis on Trail placed second on the Hi-bar and 2nd in All-Around.

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Ramirez, Frank - Waukegan 5.0 Beadles, Dave - Evanston 4.2 Thrush, Roger - Waukegan 3.8

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The Suburban League is one of the oldest and toughest in all s'ports in Illinois. To demonstrate their gymnastic strength, three of their member schools dominated this year's Illinois district gymnastic scene by winning the South, West, and North District Championships. This represents a combined victory over approximately 75 schools in orte weekend. The Sophomore Conference Meet was won by New Trier - being pushed only by Waukegan. At the varsity level, Evanston had things pretty much their own way in displaying an attract which d&mons tra ted quality mixed with good team depth. This was Evanston's third tournament win of the year.

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Sverth, Mike - New Trier 11.95 Fippinger, Dale - Proviso East 10.90 Quintalis, R. - Niles East 10.70

Team Standings 1. 2. 3.

New Trier - 99 Waukegan - 90 Evanston - 65.5 Suburban League Varsity

Trampoline 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Fresh-Soph Suburban League Trampoline

Silverman - Evanston 8.7 Sander - Niles East 8.0 Gratch - Evanston 7.8 Williamson - Proviso East 7.1 Wright - Waukegan 6.85

High Bar

Ramire, Frank - Waukegan 6.0 Jones, Bob - Waukegan 5.5 Cratty, Ken - Evanston 3.6

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Side Horse 1. 2.

Quintanales - Niles East 4.35 Cotsirilis - New Trier 3.8 Miller - Niles East 3.65

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Egeland, Dean - Oak Park 3.35

Fries, Jim - Waukegan 3.75 Drinka, Dennis - Waukegan 3.5

Giles - Evanston 8.3 Howard - New Trier 8.3 Scully - New Trier 7.5 Cotsirilis - New Trier 6.5 Reise - Proviso East 6.5 CONTINUED PAGE 10

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HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS (con't) Side Horse 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

ed supreme and took home the conference crown.

Keats - Evanston 8.0 Alden - Waukegan 7.8 Bevington - Evanston 7.1 Shorter - Proviso East 6.9 Howard - New Trier 6.8

West Suburban - Sophomore Team Standings : 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Parallel Bars 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Wayman - Evanston 7.8 Swetman - Proviso East 7.6 Berek - Evanston 7.3 Buchman - Proviso East 7.2 Rifkind, - Niles East 7.0

Hinsdale Central York Glenbard West Lyons Proviso West Maine East Riverside-Brookfield

Trampoline 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Wright - Evanston 7.8 Sale - New Trier 7.7 Gordon - Proviso East 7.5 D'Malley - New Trier 6.9 Reise - Proviso East 6.9

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Slatten - Niles East 8.75 Henderson - Waukegan 7.85 Silverman - Evanston 6.95 Kavorkian - Waukegan 6.7 Weikel - New Trier 6.6

All Around 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Lillig, James - Hinsdale 3.0 Balhorn, Randell - Hinsdale 2.85 Given, Tom - Glenbard 2.85

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Valant, John - York 4.1 Sedlacek, Gary - Riverside B. 2.6 Lillig, James - Hinsdale C. 2.55

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Howard - New Trier 27.5 Reise - Proviso East 23.5 Scully - New Trier 23.3 Labus - Waukegan 22.5 Swetman - Proviso East 22.4

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Schroeder, Dave - York 3.0 Highland, Bill - York 2.6 Rossbach, Robert - Hinsdale C. 2.45

Parallel Bars

Team Standing 1.

Walker, Tom - Glenbard W. 5.2 Lillig, James - Hinsdale C. 5. 05 Hazelhurst, Kim, Glenbard W. 4.25

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Evanston 123 New Trier 87.5 Proviso East 75.5 Waukegan 53 Niles East 32.5 Morton East 14 Oak Park 6.S

Piche, Kent - York 3.7 Walder, Joe - Maine E. 3.4 Balhorn, Randell - Hinsdale C. 3.2

Tumbling 1. 2. 3.

Tony Canino, new head coach at Hinsdale High School, ably assisted by coach Harry Bull led his Red Devils to their first West Suburban League Championship. On the basis of their dual meet record Hinsdale went into the conference meet all knotted up with York and Proviso West. In this championship meet, however, Hinsdale reign-

Lillig, James - Hinsdale 3.95 Foran, Paul - Lyons 3.85 Hesselgrave, Dan - Lyons 3.65

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Balhorn, Randall - Hinsdale C. 10.5 Lillig, James - Hinsdale 9.60 Haus, Gary - York 6.25

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Berg, Craig - York 7.6 Quimby, Ron - York 6.7 Gilliam, Clyde - Hinsdale C. 6.35 Gallagher, Dennis - Proviso W. 6.3 Peterson, Michael - Hinsdale C. 6.25

Side Horse 1. 2. 3. 4. 4.

Gentile, Arnold Marshall, Wayne Hoffman, Rus sel Cannon, Kelly Benedetto, Mike

Dayton, John - York 7.2 Leonhardt, Charles - Proviso W. 7.0 Parovan, Rick - Riverside B. 6.7 Mowry, Wayne - Proviso W. 6.4 Mazur, Dennis - Maine E. 6.2

¡Parallel Bars - Proviso W. 6.9 - York 6.55 Hinsdale C. 6.45 Glenbard W. 5.35 - York 5.35

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Mazur, Dennis - Maine E. 8.0 Kennedy, Bill - York 7.3 Kalin, Gene - Maine E. 7.2 Budde, Ron - York 6.85 Leonhardt, Charles - Proviso W. 6.15

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Krupicka, Neil - Hinsdale C. 6.7 Cuyler, Kevin - Riverside B. 6.0 Leonhardt, Charles - Proviso W. 5.95

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Parallel Bars

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Mazur, Dennis - Maine E. 23.3 Leonhardt, Charles - Proviso W. 22.90 Krupicka , Neil - Hlinsdale C. 21. 65 Mowry, Wayne - Proviso W. 19.5 Johnson, Thomas - Hins dale C. 19.05

Team Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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Hagen - Maine s. 3.8 Engelhardt - Niles N. 3.45 Chin - Niles W. 3.3 Pollak - New Trier 3.3

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Notkin - Niles W. 4.2 Gordon - Niles W. 3.7 Herzberg - Niles W. 3.65

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Niles North for the second consecutive year won the Central Suburban League crown. Led by All-around winner, Murray Plotkin, they demonstrated their depth in winning the dual meet season and individual strength in taking the conference championship meet for the second, untarnis hed league crown. An interesting note in this conference was Niles We s t finishing 4th in dual meet competition, but having the outstanding individuals to rise on the bas i s of the conference meet to a tie for second in the league.

Engelhardt - Niles N. 12.85 Laloggia - Niles W. 11. 40 Constantine - Glenbrook N. 11.30

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Niles North Nile s West Maine South (tie) Glenbrook North (tie ) New Trier West Glenbrook South

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Horse Fergison - Maine S. 4.4 Citron - Nile s N. 4. 0 Savage - Maine S. 3.8

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Niles w. 8 . 85 Niles N. 7.95 Niles W. 6.65 Niles N. 6.05 - Glenbrook S. 5 . 60

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Sals tone - Niles N. 4.55 Behrends - Glenbrook N. 4 . 35 Fahlander - Glenbrook N. 3.7

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The Mid-Suburban League was won by Prospect High School. Prospect High turned in a perfect dual meet season record and then went on to fight off Arlington Heights at the conference tournament for undisputed first place in the league.

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Kersting - Maine S. 6.05 Dinsmore - Glenbrook 5.8 Meicher - Niles N. 5.0 Mulcahy - Maine s. 4.85 Edwards - Niles N. 4.65

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Horizontal Bar 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Kushner - Niles W. 8.0 Plotkin - Niles N. 7.95 Riis - Maine S. 6.7 Edwards - Niles N. 6.5 Gray - Glennbrook S. 6.0

Arlington Prospect Forest View Wheeling Maine West Conant (tie ) Palatine (tie)

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Kushner - Niles W. 7.25 Plotkin - Niles N. 7.2 Locke - Glenbrook S. 7.05 Richards - Glenbrook S. 6.3 Simmons - New Trier 5.95

High Bar

All-Around 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Plotkin - Niles N. Kushner - Niles W. Edwards - Niles N. Benash --- Glenbrook Shapiro - Niles W.

28.95 27.65 20. 30 N. 19 .10 17.80

Team Standings 1. 2. 2. 2. 5. 5.

Jay Benson - Prospect 6.4 Mike Seitz - Forest View 6.15 Bill Tindall - Prospect 5.60

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George Creswell - Arlington 6.10 Bob Marshall - Arlington 5.60 Bill Murawski - Forest View 5.10

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Bob Gleichman - Arlington 6.75 Glen Pierre - Arlington 6.50 Bob McCully - Wheeling 6.20

Side Horse

Niles North Maine South (tie) Glenbrook South (tie) Niles West (tie) Glenbrook North (tie) New Trier West (tie)

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look of amplitude in performance and composition! The question is what are we going to do about it? The answer is simply: teach the attitude of striving for amplitude in all performances from the basic forward roll to the most difficult skill attempted. ANYTHING WORTH DOING IS WORTH DOING WITH AMPLITUDE!

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The following illustrations are examples of skills with amplitude as described by Alena Tenterova of Czechoslavakia, F.I.G. member, who presented 4 National judging clinics in this country in February and March.

Report by Terry Sendgraff

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THE BIG ELEMENT MISSING IN AMERICAN GYMNASTICS IS A-M~P-L-I-T-U-D-E. What is amplitude? The dictionary defines this word as follows: 1. largeness; width; breadth; 2. more than enough, abundance fullness; 3. the extent of capacity. Amplitude is missing for the .first instance in the teaching approach. Teachers and coaches teach basics without requiring amplitude. It is missing in the second instance in the attitude of all of us in general. It is not our custom to work with simple basics to gain perfection before advancing to more advanced skills. We are too much in a hurry to teach many skills without interest in amplitude. Students are just as much in a hurry to learn the same way and spectators who have not seen amplitude are satisfied to see difficulty without amplitude.

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WOMENS REPORT (con't) 2. Carbondale, Illinois; Director, Herb Vogel 3. Shreveport, Louisiana; Director, Vannie Edwards 4. Long Beach, California; Director Bud Marquette

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Question and Answer Periods Practical Experience in Judging A.

Scoring of individual skills in each event followed by discussion of scores and deductions.

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Scoring of entire routines in each event, followed by discussion of scores and deductions.

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Explaination of composition

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Discussion of difficulties, combinations and degrees

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II.

All levels of ability and performance were seen and judged. As a result of the clinic it is clear . that 4 things are necessary for good judging. They are:

Discription of errors of execution and their relative penal ties according to the degree of error and the degree of difficulty

1. A thorough knowledge of the rules of judging. 2. A thorough knowledge of the sport of gymnastics.

Demonstrations A.

Examples of errors in execution in each event

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Examples of excellence in execution

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Examples of style

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Glen Pierre - Arlington 4.05 Bob Gleichman - Arlington 3.95 Glen Engelking - Arlington 3.10

Bob Todd - Prospect 3.85 Pete Metz - Arlington 3.80 Bob Marshall - Arlington 3.70

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Experience - and more experience.

Prospect 116.5 Arlington 98.5 Wheeling 83.5 Maine West 38 Conant 36 Forest View 15.5 Palatine 3

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Trampoline 1. 2. .3. 4. 5.

All-Around 1. 2. 3.

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Mid-Suburban Conference - Varsity

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Side Horse 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

East, however, recovered, tied the score after parallel bars 70 to 70 and pushed ahead in the next three events to be crowned champions.

Taylor - Arlington 8.75 Barr - Prospect 8.05 Scully - Maine West 7.85 Anderson - Prospect 7.55 Butler - Wheeling 7.45

South West Suburban - Sophomore Team Standings

High Bar 1.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Boult - Prospect 7.85 Sass - Maine West 7.40 Hardin - Prospect 7.00 Whittington - Wheeling 6.85 Funke - Conant 6.75

2. 3. 4. 5.

Rich East 127.5 Lincolnway 88.5 Homewood-Flossmoor 79 Oak Lawn 59 Reavis 23

Sophomore Individual Winners 1. 1. 3. 4. 5.

All-Around: Tom Piatt - Rich East Side Horse: Dave Oliphant - Rich East High Bar: Rick Johnoff - Homewood-Flossmoor Parallel Bars: Ed McMurry - Rich East Still Rings: Greg Wasaites - Lincoln Way

Funke - Conant 7.90 (tie) Ovesky - Wheeling 7.90 (tie) Franzone - Prospect 7.65 Orna - Wheeling 7.60 Weidner - Arlington 7.45

Tumbling: George Skinotes - Lincoln Way Tramp: Dave Ziegert - Homewood-Flossmoor

Parallel Bars 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

South West Suburban.- Varsity

Long - Prospect 8.90 Sass - Maine West 8.10 Von Ebers - Arlington 8.00 Bangs Wheeling 7.80 Boult - Prospect 7.65

Team Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Tumbling 1. 2. 2. 4. 5.

Burger - Prospect 6.95 Atwater - Arlington 6.35 (tie) Bang - Prospect (tie) Ekstrand - Arlington 6.05 Dyson - Wheeling 5.90

Rich East 126 Oak Lawn 109.5 Lincoln Way 83.5 Homewood-Flossmoor 28 Reavis 20

All-Around 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Funke - Sonant 27.15 Sass - Maine West 25.95 Boult - Prospect 25.55 Werkner - Arlington 25.50 Crockett - Arlington 24.65

Rich East came from behind to win the South West Suburban crown. It was Oak Lawn who led the way for the first three events and after a mishap to the Rocket's number one high bar man on a double flyaway it looked like Oak Lawn all the way. Rich

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HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS (con't) Varsity Individual Winners

2. 3.

Gilberto - Addison Trail 25.05 Clavin - Barrington 22.35

All-Around: Norm Parker - Rich East Side Horse: Terry Nelson - Lincoln Way Horizontal Bar: Schulz - Oak Lawn Parallel Bars: Schulz - Oak Lawn Still Rings:- Darry Dickerson - Rich East Tumbling: Liebich - Oak Lawn Trampoline: Liebich - Oak Lawn ... -

The First Annual Barrington Invi tational was held this year. This was a novelty meet in which your apparatus men were forced into working all-around. Barrington showed a well-rounded attack dominating the meet through-out. Side Horse 1. 2. 3.

Morrey - Willowbrook 6.55 Penny - Barrington 5.55 Guidice - Wheaton 5.55

Parallel Bars 1. 2. 3.

Jim Gilberto-Addison Trail High School

Butzman - Barrington 8.05 Gilberto - Addison Trail 7.10 DeRoche - Willowbrook 6.85

Team Standings

Tumbling 1. 2. 3.

1. 2. 3. 4.

McAuley - Addison Trail 3.70 Gaskill - Barrington 3.95 Sanders - Barrington 4.0

Hinsdale Freshman Invitational

Trampoline 1. 2. 3.

On Saturday, Feb. 18, 1967, fourteen of the Chicago Suburban area gymnastics teams sent their top freshmen to compete at Hinsdale Central High School. Walking off with top honors was Proviso East High School with 60 points. Second. was Proviso West with 40 points and third was Thornton with 39 points.

Berger - Barrington 7.35 Rose - Barrington 7.30 Kruse - Willowbrook 7.20

Horizontal Bar 1. 2. 3.

Barrington 141~ Willowbrook 98~ Addison Trail 82 Wheaton Central 4(%

Butzman - Barrington 7.15 Edwards - Addison Trail 6.9 Clavin - Barrington 6.3

Individual event places were as follows: Trampoline

1. 2. 3.

Williams - Barrington 7.65 Clavin - Barrington 7.05 Less - Willowbrook 6.85

1. 2. 3.

Randy Gohn - Lyons Mike Ericson Proviso West Krist Samata - Proviso East

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tween 40 and 85 boys were entered in each event in every district. Out of this field 10 would be chosen in each district to push on to Sub-S-i:ate.

1. 2. 3.

G. Sang - Rich East Bill Pilcher - Proviso East Tim Lipsker - Barrington

The North District was won by New Trier East with Waukegan only ~ a point back and Arlington only ~ point behind them. One. of the ironical things about New Trier winning the District was that at the same time they won this crown they also eliminated themselves fromaplace in State. At this meet they lost their best side horse performer and also two horizontal bar performers that figured to place in State. Prospect, sitting down in 4th place in this meet, was much luckier. They lost one good trampolinest, but in the other events they managed to qualify their good boys in the lower spots giving them continued life going into Sub-State. On the parallel bars Prospect's luck held to the extent that two of their gymnasts qualified by tying for 10th which is last place that goes on to Sub-State.

Side Horse 1. 2. 3.

Roger Wojtkiewicz - Proviso East Al Pizzato - Thornton Jim Ogisaka - Proviso West

Parallel Bars 1. 2. 3.

Gary Maus - York Randy Ruth - Maine East Dick Manning - Hinsdale Central

Tumbling 1. 2. 3.

Mike Ericson - Proviso West Bill Bowles - Hinsdale Central Randy Bohn - Lyons

All-Around 1. 2. 3.

Gary Maus - York Rick Martinez - Glenbard East James Avans - Thornton

The results I've just listed do not include all tournaments held this month in Illinois, but rather those championship meets whose results were forwarded on to me. Let me take this- time to thank . the many coaches who supplied me with these meet statistics.

In the Western District, defending State Champions Proviso East had things pretty much their own way . They built up a 4U point buldge over the second place team qualified 13 men and also crowned three District champions . The big upset of this District meet was when last year's State medal winner, Olson of Glenbard East, missed a straight arm shoot to an inverted cross and because of the point deductions for this break failed to qualify.

State meets in Illinois do not begin with the roar of the crowd, the whirling of movie cameras, or even the TV lights. Most people believe they have seen a team win the State Championship while they are attending the finals ; when in reality this coveted crown is won or lost weeks before. The Illinois State. Championship is woÂľ at the district level, the sub-state level and is only wrapped and packaged the final night at the State Meet. We started out some weeks ago at the district level with about 78 teams all hoping to qualify their boy for the sub-state meet. The teams were divided in to three districts - North, West, and South. Be-

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HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS (con't) To the Soui.h - Evanston 1 s actions were reminiscent of Grant taking Richmond. After the first event it was not a question of who would beat them but what their total score would be and how many qualifiers they would get through. They won the meet by 58 points and qualified only 3 men short of having every man in Sub-State. This must be some kind of record.

1967 ILLINOIS

STATE CHAMPIONS

At the end of the District meets there were still 41 schools that had qualified individual gymnasts for the Sub-State.

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District Meet Held At Forest View High School, March 4th

EVANSTON HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS TEAM

Top Five Teams: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPIONS

New Trier East 49.5 Waukegan 49 Arlington 48.1/3 Maine East 44.5 Prospect 43.2/3

Trampoline 1. ¡2. 3. 4. 5.

Side Horse 1. 2. 3. 4. 4.

Hank Taylor - Arlington 8.7 Ron Alden - Waukegan 8.3 Frank Benesh - Glenbrook North 7.9 Larry Scully - Maine East 7.65 Jim Anderson - Prospect 7.65

Parallel Bars 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Tumbling 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Fred Henderson - Waukegan 7.9 Richard Dyson - Wheeling 7.55 Chuck Wiebel - New Trier East 6.85 Dave Kevorkian - Waukegan 6.45 Frank Rameriz - Waukegan 6.35

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Dennis Mazur - Maine East 8.1 Lynn Williams - Barrington 7.5 Richard Orna - Wheeling 7.45 Bob Goldenberg - New Trier East 7.4 Vincent Franzone - Prospect 7.2

Pete Rose - Barrington 7.15 Terry Haines - Arlington 7.05 Frank Rameriz - Waukegan 6.8 Rick Atwater - Arlington 6.75 William Kersting - Maine South 6.65

Dennis Mazur - Maine East 7.85 Ron Sass - Maine West 7.7 Don VonEbers - Arlington 7 .25 Gene Kalin - Maine East 7.1 Richard Rainer - Wheeling 6.95

All-Around 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Ed Howard - New Trier East 27.65 Dennis Mazur - Maine East 27.45 Gary Funke - Conant 25.2 Ron Sass - Maine West 24 Richard Rainer - Wheeling 23.45 Dave Butzman - Barrington 22.55 Art Weidner - Arlington 21.7 Bruce Boult - Prospect 21.35 Tim ~abus - Waukega~ 21.3 Wayne Crockett - Arlington 20.75

Horizontal Bar 1. 2. 3. 4. 4.

District Meet Held At Niles West

Ed Howard - New Trier East 8.5 Dave Butzman - Barrington 7.55 Bruce Boult - Prospect 7.45 Gary Funke - Conant 7.2 Dennis Mazur - Maine East 7.2

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Niles North 52~ Thornton 52~ Niles West 49

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Liehr - Thornton 7.9 Shapir o - Niles Wes t 7.75 Kenyon - Evanston 7 . 5 Fis h - Lane 7.1 B.evington - Evanston 6 . 95

Rochell - Nile s Wes t 8 .95 Wright - Evanston 7 .7 Litman - Rich Eas t 7. 65 not listed Bis hop - Thornridge 7.1

Tumbli ng 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Slatten - Niles East 7.45 Silverman - Evans ton 7.2 Garria - Nil es North 6.25 Wunderlich - Thornt on 6.1 Liebich - Oak La~m 6 .05

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Dis trict Me e t Held At Glenbard East High School 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2. 3. 4. 5.

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Evanston 7. 9 - Nil es North 7 . 45 - Niles West 7.15 - Niles North 7.0 Thornton 6 .75

Stahl - Proviso East 7.5 Berg - York 6 . 65 Ahlgrim - Glenbard East 6.5 Gallagher - Proviso West 6.2 Quimby - York 5.95 Elliot - Wes t Leyton 5 . 95

Parallel Bars 1. 2. 2.

Wayman - Evanston 8 .15 Randol - Thornton 7 .75 Kus hner - Niles West 7.3 Rockwell - Rich Central 7.25 Rikind - Niles East 7.1

4. 4.

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- Proviso Eas t 7.4 - York 7 . 35 - Willowbrook 7.35 - Proviso East 7.05 Proviso Eas t 7.05

Rings 1. 2. 3. 3. 5.

Trampoline 1. 2.

Silverman - Evanston 8 .05 Sandler - Niles East 7 . 95 3-. - Randall Niles East 7. 6 4 . Slotten - Niles East 7.55 5 . Yedor - Evanston 7.05

Re i se - Proviso East 7.1 (tie ) Dayton - York 7.1 (tie ) Paragam - Riverside-Brookfield 6 .65 Hughes - Glenbard East 6.65 Les - Willowbr ook 6.45

Tumbling 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

All-Around 1. 2.

Sweatman - Proviso East 7.65 Hughes - Glenbard East 7.45 De Ruche - Willowbrook 7.2 Gilberto - Addison Trail 7.0 Edwards - Addison Trail 6.95

Trampoline

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Pr ovi so East 97.5 York 57 . 5 Willowbrook 57 Glenbard East 42.5 Addison Trail 38.5

Horizontal Bar

Horiz ontal Bar 1.

Proctor - Rich Central 22.90 Borok - Evans ton 22.35 Gi les - Evans ton 20.25 Rockwell - Rich Central 18.55 Edwards - Niles West 17.70 Parker - Rich Eas t 17.60 Allen, D. - Thornton 17.20 Fis h - Lane 17.10

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HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS (con't) Side Horse 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Lidicker - Glenbard East 8.5 Gentile - Proviso West 7.35 Morey - Willowbrook 7.3 Shorter - Proviso East 7.25 List - Wheaton North 7.2

on a Saturday night. Many of us wondered how the live coverage would affect the total gate receipts and I do believe it was the smalles t crowd we have had in four years. However, there were still over 4,000 spectators which for any gymnastic meet must be considered a large crowd. The competition was superb; out of the sixty routines that were performed there were only 4 major breaks. It was by far the greatest state meet I have ever witnes s ed. Any superlatives I could possibly use to describe the caliber of the competition would fall far short of painting a true picture of the advanced gymnastics performed that night. The difficulty was tre mendous . but the thing that was really im press iv~ was the gene-r:a1 style of the per formers. You will have to see the films to believe it.

All-Around 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Gilberto - Addison Trail 24.35 Swetman - Proviso East 24.20 Reise - Proviso East 24.10 Hughes - Glenbard East 23.60 Krupicka - Hinsdale Central 22.45

A week after the districts the lucky coaches with qualifiers gathered up their few remaining warriors and headed for the Sub-State meet. Thirty were qualified per event in district and this field was to be reduced in Sub-State to only ten boys per event.

Evanston had 9 qualifiers in this meet and the only way they could be beaten was for them to blow it themselves. This I knew would never happen to a team as finely conditioned as this outfit and also one who had proven their consistency by going undefeated in dual meets, plus winning all tournaments they entered. Coach Ron Walden 1 s Evanston team walked into the State Championship followed by Prospect coached by Ric Ferris. This was the highest a Prospect team had ever finished. Another new state trophy winner was Maine East who held on just above the pack to secure third place. Coach Tommy Gardner could very well have been laughing up his sleeve all the way home from the meet for he did it with only one boy qualifying - Dennis Mazur. I guess the thought that really makes Tom smile is that Mazur is only a junior.

Here - as the week before - upset after upset took place and coaches watched with faint hearts and nervous stomachs as the season ended for boy after boy. Among the many teams washed out of state aspirations during this round was Proviso East who failed to qualify their strongest men. Some of the good individual boys that never advanced ¡beyond this round were three dis trict champions: Hank Taylor, side horse; Dan Swetman, high bar, and Lehr, side horse. Of these three boys by far the saddest was Taylor of Arlington not gaining the finals. He was undefeated in dual meet competition, league champion, as well as being district champion with an 8.7 average. At the end o.i: this tournament 24 schools advanced gymnasts into the State meet. The State Meet was held at Prospect High School which is located in a northwest suburb of Chicago. To me the State Meet is the greatest gymnastic spectical held in the United States. I can positively state that the glamour, pageantry, crowds, and excitement far surpass the NCAA year after year. For the past 3 years this meet has been video taped and delayed broadcast through-out the state. This year, however, it was carried live, and this was certainly a testimonial to the popularity of the sport when you can get live coverage during prime TV time - 7:30 to 10:00 pm

I hate to single out one boy's performance for they were all great, but I would be remiss if I didn't mention Barry Slotten of Niles East. To be a state Champion takes a tremendous effort - to be a double winner takes a real champion. Tom Sokolski, his coach, planned it just rightwatering his routines down in District and Sub-State and then running wide open in the State Meet. His trampoline routine was without fault and his tumbling strong enough to hang in for first place. CONTINUED PAGE 24 -22-

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Individual Champions And Routines Side Horse: East, 8.75

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in ~ out fliffus -Rudolph - double fullback-fuli-1 and 3/4 back-double cody. Final Team Standings-Top Ten

Moore mount mmediate Tromlot (side travel) down hill - 1 circle on end - loop1 circle - moore - double ¡ in - 1 circle downhill tromlot - ~ circle double in circle - break into front scissors - opposite double and into rear scissors - back into circles - moore-moore - immediate tromlot 3 loops to loop~ twist. High Bar: Ed Howard, New Trier East, 8. 95 (Reverse grip) Stem up to handstandone reverse (forward) giant - straightleg stoop through - forward seat circle to two eagle giants - hop out of ea£les to mixed reach under grip-vault regrasp (off balance vault regrasp) back kip - German Giant flank out - hip - two back giants - cross change to reverse giants - reverse Stalder shoot - three reverse giants to Hecht dismount.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Evanston, 51.5 Prospect, 36.5 Maine East, 32 Niles West, 30.5 Niles East, 29.5 New Trier East, 29.0 Waukegan, 23.5 Niles North, 22.5 Proviso East, 19.0 Glenbard East, 16.0

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Rings: Steve Rochell, Niles West 8.95 Slow pull-over to Maltese Cross-lower to back lever-pull up straight arms to "L" cross-press up from "L" cross to supporthollow back press handstand - Giant hand (arms straight) Roll to back lever position bounce up to cross-slowly raise legs to "L" cross-straight arm press to supports traight body forward rolls to immediately hollowback handstand-roll back dislocate straddle dismount.

Side Horse: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5. 7. 7. 7.

Tumbling: Barry Slotten, Niles East, 8.90 1. Round off-flipflap-double back. 2. Front step out-roundoff-flipflap1~ twisting step out-roundoff flipflap double full. 3. Front step out- tinsica - tegna roundoff-Arabian-Tinsica front. 4. Front step out-roundoff flipflapback-back-back-flipflap-full.

Lidecker, Charles - Glenbard East 8.75 Allen Ron - Waukegan, 8.55 Scully, Larry - Maine West, 8.50 Anderson, Jim - Prospect, 8 .40 Keats, Doug - Evanston, 8.20 Shapiro, Marc - Niles West, 8.20 Barr, Ken - Prospect, 7.90 Benesh, Frank - Glenbrook No., 7.90 Shorter, Michael - Proviso E., 7.90

Trampoline: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5. 7. 8.

Tramp: Barry Slotten, Niles East, 9.20 Triple back-Barani out Fliffus-full-24-

Slotten, Barry - Niles East, 9.20 Silverman, Dave - Evanston, 8.85 Yedor, Mark - Evanston, 8.45 Rose, Pete - Barrington, 7.95 Gallagher, Dennis - Proviso West, 7.90 Haines, Terry - Arlington, 7.90 Ahlgrim, Larry - Glenbard East, 7.45 Berger, Steve - Barrington, 7.20

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4. 4. 6. 6. 8. 9. 10.

Bault, Bruce - Prospect, 8.20 Rifkind, Seymore - Niles East, 8.20 Bangs, Michael - Wheeling, 8.05 Plotkin, Murray - Niles North, 8.05 Swetman, Dan - Proviso East, 8.00 Rainer, Richard - Wheeling, 7.80 Reise, Dan - Proviso East, 7.70

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Rochell, Steve - Niles West, 8.95 Mazur, Dennis - Maine East, 8.50 bayton, John - York, 8.45 Goldenberg, Bob - New Trier East, 8.25 Funke, Gary - Conant, 8.15 Reise, Dan - Proviso East, 8.05 Williams, Lynn - Barrington, 7.95 Rizzuto, Tony - Addison Trail, 7.55 Dickerson, Barry - Rich East, 7.35 Wright, Harold - Evanston, 7.20

Horizontal Bar: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Howard, Ed - New Trier, 8.95 Plotkin, Murray - Niles North 8.90 Giles, Russ - Evanston, 8.55 Kushner, Terry - Niles West, 8.45 Mazur, Dennis - Maine East, 8.20 Bault, Bruce - Prospect, 8.15 De Roche, James - Willowbrook, 7.90 Edwards, Ken - Addison Trail, 7.85 Borok, Bob - Evanston, 7.75 Hu~hes, John - Glenbard East, 7.55

Parallel Bars: 1. 2. 3.

Wayman, Lee - Evanston, 8.75 Mazur, Dennis - Maine East, 8.65 Long, Jeff - Prospect 8.50 -25-

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coach at Fairmont Eas t High Scho ol in Ket tering, Ohi o . While at East he has won 31 dual meets while losing only 3. He has won two Invitationals, a League title , place d 7th, 3rd, and won one State Champions hip. With this introduction, I'll turn it over to Don.

Twnbling: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Slotten, Ba rry - Niles East, 8.90 Henderson, Fred - Waukegan, 8 .55 Maloney, Bill - Oak Park, 8 . 45 Silve rman, Dave - Evanston, 8 .25 Kevorkian, Dave - Waukegan, 7.90 D'Ami co , Tony - Elk Grove , 7.90 Dyson, Ri c hard - Wheeling, 7.75 Wunderlich, Da n - Thornton, 7.50 Quimby, Ron - York, 6.90 Burger, Richard - Prospect, 6.70

All-Around:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 10.

Howard, Ed - New Trier East, 30.05 Plotkin, Murray - Niles North, 29.05 Mazur, Dennis - Maine East, 27.95 Kushne r, Terry - Niles West, 27.30 Boult, Bruce - Prospect, 26.30 Reise, Daniel - Proviso East, 25.75 Rainer, Richard - Wheeling, 25.50 Funke , Gary - Conant, 25.05 Leonhardt, Charles - Proviso West 24.95 B~tzman, Dave - Barrington, 24.45 Gilberto, Jim - Addison Trail, 24.45

"As in many other states, h ig h school gymnastics in Ohio is growing very rapidly. Perhaps one of the great es t problems that hinders its growth is finding e nough qualifie d people to run the programs. This has truly been a big problem. There have been several s chools tha t have contacted me in order to find a qualified person to coach. Of course the individual must be qualified to teach. There are some growing pains now. Facilities often hinder progress and it i s new to many administrators. It is hard for many of them to understand that all athletic events do not have to have the "rahrah-boom-boom" atmosphere. Many people a re beginning to understand how gymnastics is scored. This has always been a big problem. We are using the Bauerrer system, 3 .4, 1.6, 5.0. Qualified judges also have been a problem. This past year, Tom Freeman and Frank Perron of the Dayton Y .M .C .A. headed the Ohio Gymnastic Officials ' Association. We now_have about thirty qualified people. One judge is used for composition and difficulty and two are used for execution. The average is taken of the execution. I believe the overall quality of gymnastics is beginning to improve . We are having some real fine performances this year. I expect to see some real competitive routines in the State competition.

HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS IN OHIO I have just received a summary of the prep scene in Ohio from Don Powers. Many of you remember Don as a competitor at Florida State University and a~ a coach in Ohio where he has been most successful. For the past three seasons he has been head -26-

In order to try to promote the organization of large gymnastic invitationals, my school hosted the Kettering Invitational on January 14, 1967. We invited fifteen teams , however, only eleven entered. We ran a two session meet with qualified judging. The meet was set up in this manner to try to give the public a good show or demons tration. We took the top ten qualifiers in each event for the final or evening session. The afternoon crowd was very good, but the evening session was not too hot. We had about three hundred people in the afternoon and two hundre d in the e ve CONTINUED PAGE 28

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WEST WEST REPORT - Jerry Wright SPECIAL JUNIOR COLLEGE REPORT Pasadena City College The Lancers of Pasadena have proven themsel ve~, year in and year out, to be one of t_he nations top teams and certainly the nations top junior college team. Coach Jerr~ Todd has directed his charges to 87 straight dual meets since 1961 and has had many national champions and junior national champions. This years team members include George Greenfield, top high school gymnast in state in 1965; an excellent AA pros pee t, Mike Freriks USGF National champion on the SH in 1966; John Nelson CIF side h~rse champion in 1966; Dan Kolb who qualified for CIF finals in 5 events in 1966 ¡ and Dick Hammers 3rd on the HB in the USGF Nationals. Todd expects his team to do we~l in the State Junior College Championships May 13 and in the Junior Nationals May 20, 21 at Southern Connecticut. Trade Tech College Coach Bill Tom expects to have difficulty improving his third place finish from last year in a conference that includes Pasadena and Pierce. Marv Jackson and Barry Jones appear to be his only high caliber gymnasts at this time. Other team mates include Goldenbar, Smith, .cooper Fong . . ' ' Lechaga, and Johnson. Brown, Wilson, College of San Mateo Former Nissen representative Rich Harris has assumed the coaching duties for the Bulldogs of San Mateo and expects some high level performances from Bob Hammond and 9.0-potential in vaulting, and FX Bob Herrio~t freshman SH, PB, and SR man Lynn H~riye 9. 0 possibility on the rings, and Mike Howell and Paul Grecchia both freshmen and good trampolinists. Last season had a 5 - 2 record. Los Angeles Harbor College

Another member of the strong Western States Conference along with Pasadena and Pierce, Los Angeles Harbor College expects to show some strength with the likes of Allen Cohen, Bryan Burley, Eddie Grageda, Clev Hurd, Steve Hegstrom, Larry G~rdner, Ardis Jackson, Mike Marquez, Leon Mims, Joe Murray, Henry Molinai, Joe Pacheco,. Dean Schwartz, Bill Sperberg, and Paul Tickenoff. Top gymnasts include Tickenoff, Schwartz, Mims, Gardner, Bryan and Burley. Sacramento City College Mid West gymnasts will remember Karl Byers as a fine Side Horse man in hi s day, He is now guiding the destiny of the Panthers of Sacramento with the likes of Dan Schilling who works all around and John Sardi a good FX, PB and HB man â&#x20AC;˘. Gymnastics was began at Sacramento City in 1964 and the first season resulted in a record of 4-3. The only high school in the Sacramento Area with gymnastics is Encina, thereby limiting the program at City. Other team members i~clude John Bryant, John Erickson, Bob Hollingsworth, and Jim Turner. Long Beach City College Coach Wayne Skill is non-committal ab~u~ this seasons prospects after having ~inished as conference dual meet champions in 1966. Wayne reports that his best gymnasts are Jerry Martin strong on the side horse; and Tom Johnsey present high point man. Other team members include Arnold Bernstein, Hal Blaine, Bill Cannon, George Goffe, Mike Okuj i, Steve McGarvey, and Greg Norcutt. East Los Angeles City College Coach Richard Lopez reports a full schedule is ahead for the Huskies this year in the tough Metropolitan Conference. Richard lists among his standouts Martin Caling 3rd place HB and LH in LA City finals in 1966; Robert Chavez 4th on HB and SR in the City finals in 1966 and James Lomonaco CIF finalist on rings in 1966. East LA City College has had a rich background in gymnastics winning the conference championship under Vince Mattola in 1958, 59, 60 and 1963. Southern California J.C. Champions in 1958 and National J. C. Invitational CONTINUED PAGE 28 -27-


WEST (con't)

Champions in 1949 under Max Arons.

Coming Events

Orange Coast College

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Jim Mcilwain reports that this will be the first year of competition for OCC and the Red and Black Pirates will be led by Bailey Abbott, Tony Horack, Jack Clayton, Dennis Dederick, Tim Hill, Terry Hill, Mike Whiting, Randy McGee, and Tom William. OCC competes in the Eastern Conference.

U. S. G. F. NATIONAL INDIYIDOAL CHAMPIONSHIPS DATE:

April 28-29, 1967

Place:

University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa

San Bernardino Valley College For Information Write: Mr. Sam Bailie Gymnastics Coach University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa

Dick Gaskell, the Indians Head Coach, reports that not having any high schools with gymnastics in their district will defina tely cause recruiting problems. In their second year of competition Dick ex~ pects Ron Renfro and Mike Hawkins to lead his team. These are the only two members of the team with previous experience with Ron an all around man and Mike a good PB, vaulting and trampoline performer. Renfro is expected to put up a good fight for the Eastern Conference all-around title.

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ning. I had hoped for a larger crowd. The afternoon session was run off in three hours and twenty minutes, and the finals , including the parade of champions, introductions, and presentation of awards took only two hours and ten minutes. This included eight events. I believe that the only changes for next year will be to move the preliminaries to Friday night and the finals on Saturday afternoon."

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SOUTH

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

There have been three major gymnastics meets in the South in the recent months. These are the 1967 SIGL Championships held March 3 and 4 at Memphis State, the NAIA Championships held at Northwestern Louisiana State College in Natchitoches, Louisiana and the 1967 Georgia Gymnastic Association Invitational Championships, held at Georgia Tech February 25. The results of these meets follow.

1. Hargis, Lipscomb 2. Creech, Furman 3. Fortier, LSU 4. Monnot, Ga. Tech. 5 â&#x20AC;¢ DeLuca, MSU 6. Rose, Lipscomb 7. Tubb, Furman

LSU

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

MSU Furman David Lipscomb Georgia Florida Georgia Tech Florida State Virginia

152.25 149.00 148.55 147.45 141.40 107 .60 89.00 70.15 58.25 6.65

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. .6.

Ehler, West Virginia Donovan, LSU England, Florida Hart, Georgia Fennessey, Lipscomb .Wilcox, MSU Fay, Furman

47.45 46 .05 45.90 43.00 42.20 40.25 39.50

NOTE: In the event scores, the preliminary and final scores were averaged. Floor Exercise 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Fortier, LSU Donovan, LSU Ehler, West Virginia Monnot, Ga. Tech. Fennessey, Lipscomb Tubb, Furman

England, Florida Donovan, LSU Wilcox, MSU Fortier, LSU Hart, Georgia Creech, Furman

17.00 16.00 15.75 15.45 15.35 14.35

Long Horse 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

All-Around 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

16.50 16.05 15.50 15.35 14.50 14.30 14.05

High Bar

Team Competition 2.

Tobias, MSU 18.25 Jamieson, West Virginial7.35 Immediato, Lipscomb 16.75 Ehler, West Virginia 16.70 McKinney, MSU 15.55 Donovan, LSU 14.75 Jansing, LSU 14.40 Curfman, W. Va. 13.60

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Porch, MSU

Fortier, LSU Fennessey, Lipscomb England, Florida Monnot, Ga. Tech. Tobias, MSU Hart, Georgia

17.50 17.45 17.30 17.10 16 .80 16.75

Parallel Bars 1.

2. 3. 4. 5. 5. 7. 8.

17.20 16.35 16.05 15.50 15.45 14.60

Ehler, W. Va. Curfman, W. Va. Donovan, LSU Wilcox, MSU Immediato, Lipscomb England, Florida Fennessey, Lipscomb Deem, LSU

17.00 16.85 16.40 16.20 15.90 15.90 15.80 14.85

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Clark, MSU Immediato, Lipscomb Ehler, W. Va. Lockard, MSU

18.35 17.95 17.25 17.10 CONTINUED PAGE 30


SOUTH REPORT ( con't ) 5. England, Florida 6. Bowen, Georgia 7. Donovan, LSU 8. Kelley, Florida 9. Hart, Georgia

16.80 16.50 15.90 15.55 14.85

2. 3. 4. 5.

Day, Southwestern La. Sullivan, Northeast La. Wadsack, Northwestern La. Anderson, Southwestern La.

9.38 8.93 8.80 8.48

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

The fourth annual NAIA National Gymnastics Championships were held March 10 and 11 at Northwestern State College in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The scoring system used for the meet is as follows: Eleven points for 1st, nine points for 2nd place, and so on through 8-7-6-5-4-3-2- and 1.

Northwestern La. Northeast La. Southwestern La. Eastern Washington Eastern Michigan Slippery Rock Western Illinois David Lipscomb Eastern New Mexico Eastern Montana Bemedji State Eastern Illinois

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

181.5 83.5 55.5 46.5 30.0 27.5 23.5 11.0 8.0 7.0 7.0 3.0

Loyd, Northwestern La. Ellas, Northwestern La. Sullivan, Northeast La. Carruthers, E. Washington Carriera, Northwestern La. Arnold, Eastern Michigan Work, Eastern Montana Zaleski, Wisconsin State Brady, Eastern Washington Mason, Eastern Michigan Sekel, Western Illinois McLemore, Northeast La.

Loyd, Northwestern La D~ller, Slippery Rock Day, Southwestern La. Sullivan, Northeast La. Villilibos,Northeast La.

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9.23 9.21 9.03 9.01 8.76

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53.88 53.28 51.33 49.03 47.95 47 .90 46.38 45.20 44.60 41.95 41.58 41.15

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Loyd, Northwestern La. Carruthers, Easthen Wash. Ellas, Northwestern La. Daller, Slippery Rock Carreiro, Northwestern La.

9.25 8.85 8.83 8.83 8.78

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Salas, Northwestern La. Clark, Northeast La. Ellas, Northwestern La. Wolf, Western Ill. Sullivan, Northeast La.

9.425 9.40 9.25 9.225 9.15

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9.48 8.38 9.30 9.30 9.18

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8.60 8.48 8.45 8.35 8.25

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Floor Exercise 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Loyd, Northeast La. Johnson, Lacrosse, Wisc. McLemore, Northeast La. Immediato, David Lipscomb Litwin, Western Illinois

Long Horse

All-Around 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

9.28 8.80 8.73 8.70 8.63

Side Horse

Team Scores 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 10. 11.

Carreira, Northwestern La. Loyd, Northwestern La. Disney, Western Illinois Sullivan, Northeast La. Carruthers, Eastern Wash.

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