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NOTES FROM THE EDITOR: CONTENTS NOTES FROM THE EDITOR ____________________________ Glenn Sundby GUEST ED ITORIAL _______ _______________ ____ __ _______ Herb Vogel CHALK TALK ____________________________ . ________________________ MEXICO-CALIFORNIA MEET ______________ ___________ __ Jack Beckner IMPRESSIONS & SUGGESTIONS _______________________ Yoshi Hatano CANADIAN REPORT ______ ___________________ __ ____________ John Nooney PASSPORT TO GYMNASTICS ___________________________ Dick Criley BRITISH REPORT _____________________________________ Pauline Prestidge WHY A CALIFORNIA CLINIC ____ ____ _____________________ Dick Criley NORTHWEST CLINIC ___________ _____ _____ ________ ________ __ __________ NEW YORK CLINIC ______ ________________ ______ _____ _____ ____ Ed Konopa NEW ENGLAND CLINIC ___________ Robert Hanscom NATIONAL GYM CLINIC ____ ___ __ ____ . __________________________________ USGF EASTERN CLINIC ________________________________ FLY-A-WAY _________________ ____ ______________ __________ _Bill Holmes WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ROUTINE ______ __ __________ __ Nakayama GYMNASTICS IN PHY. ED ______________ ____A. Bruce Frederick RESEARCH & FITNESS ____ _ ______ ___ Dr. James Bosco NOTES FROM A NEUROTIC JUDGE ______________ Roy Davis CONDITIONING FOR COMPETITION _____ Dick Wolfe MG SCOREBOARD _________ __ _________ ORIGINAL (??) BEAM MOVES ________ _____________ Ami Leso INVERTED CROSS _____ __________ _____________ Arlynn Anderson LEITERS ______________ ___________ __________________ __________ ___________ ______ _____

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COVER : Scenes from the Internationa l Match-Exh ibition between The German Sportschool of Cologne and Penn State Unive rsity, Jan. 29th, 1967. Pictured are Penn States, Dick Swetman on the Side Horse and Gregg Weiss on the Rings. From Cologne Koji Takizawa on the. Horizontal Bar, Age Storhaug on the Par'allels, Herman Hopfner In Floor Exercise and Jurgens Mutschler followed by team manager Helmut Bantz leads the Cologne team in entrance march. Master Gymnastic showman Gene We ttstone's unique passport ticket program is pictured in center. Photos by Michael Urban of the Daily Co lleg ian

GLENN SUNDBY ______ ___________ _____ _______________________ Editor-Publisher ASSOCIATE EDITORS

A BRUCE FREDERICK __________ __ _____ _________________ __________ Educotion DR. JAMES S_ BOSCO ________________ __ ____________________________ Reseorch DICK CR I LEY _______ __ ________ ______ __ . ___ ________ ______ __ ____ . __________ Stotistics J 1M FARKAS ________________________________________________________ Instruct ion JERRY WR IGHT _____ ___________ _____________ ______________ _______ Competition FRANK L _ BARE _____ _______ ___ __ __ _________________________________________ USGF JESS ROBINSON _______路__________ ___________ ________________________ Trompoline ROY DAVIS _________ __________ ________________ ____________________________ .Judging JACKIE KLEIN UPHUES ________ __ ____________________________________ Women GRACE KA YWE LL ________________________________ __ ______________________ Bollet KENNETH W. HOLLIS ___________________________________ __ ___________ YMCA INTERNATIONAL JOHN NOONEY ____________________ ____ __________________________________ Conodo KURT BAECHLER _________ ________ __ __ ____________ _________ ____ _________ _Europe HELMUT ROHNISCH _______ . _________________________ ______ ___ Scondinovio YURI SABIROV _________________ __ ,, ______ ,, ___ ____ ,, __ ___ _________________ Russio DR . JOSEPH GOHLER ________________________________________________ Germony

THE MODERN GYMNAST is pub l ished by Sundby Publications, 410 Broadway, Santo Monico , California_ Second closs postage paid at Santo Monico , Cal i f. Published monthly except July and September which are combined with the previous month ' s issue _ Price $5_00 per year_ SOc single co py: Subscription correspondence, THE MODERN GYMNAST, P_O _ Box 611, Santo Monico, Ca lifornia_ Copyright 1967 漏 a ll ri ghts reserved by SUNDBY PUBLICATIONS, 410 Broadway, Santa Monica, Ca lifornia. All pictures and manuscripts submitted become the property of THE MODERN GYMNAST unless a return request and sufficient postage are included.

DISAPPOINTED READERS: "Sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees". Perhaps we are so surrou nded by the work of getting material, doing the layouts, getting the MG to press and in the mail that we miss the mark and do not commun icate as wel l as we should. Although we receive daily many enthusiastic letters of approval of our MG content and format (if not our schedule), we also receive a few jolts from unhappy readers: Dear Mr. Glenn Sundby, I am greatly disappointed in Modern Gymnast. I feel that you have not only deceived me, but the rest of your subscribers _ But the main reason路 I'm angry is that here I wa ited, and so did many other subscribers for the Jan_ edition, which was supposedly to be M.G.'s best. And if I may quote from the December, 1966 edition, page 5, Notes from the Editor, you stated, "that you had 700 feet of sequence routine photos of the World Games top finalists just waiting to be published". You also said , "this next ed ition wo uld be th e best of any from the past ten years of editions. So what happened! I believe you owe your subscribers an explanation. This Jan_ edition happens to be not your best but your worst. In this edition you wasted 81/2 pages for an index. And to me this shows that you are printing a magazine without any idea of your subscribers ' needs _ As you know your subscrib ers are gymnasts and they're not interested in smal l town meets but interes ted in national and international meets. And when you do write about a nati ona l meet we're not looking for a thousand opin ions of the meet. We are looking for rout ines and photos. We are also looking for instructional aid on moves, techniques, etc. such as given in Let's Go All-Round by Art Shurlock (but more of itl. And it is your responsibility to see th at Modern Gymnast meets our needs ... Yours tru ly, M.M., Brooklyn, N.Y.

If Mr. M. M. will read the Dec. MG " Notes Fro m the E~itor" he will find , I quote " NEXT EDITION (Jan. '67) along ~Ith some mo~e World Games reports, Judging articles, Gym In P.E. No. Calif. Summer Camp report and many more interesting articles" . The first paragraph was a list of the many materials on hand in our office ready to go to press for future ed itions or special books if fin ances wou ld perm it. We are sorry and apologize to our readers if we misled them to believe all of the material mentioned would be in the January edition of the Modern Gymnast. Dear M.G. Publisher: I am a former subscriber to the M.G. I was disappointed with the service and content of the M.G. I have a few fellow gymnasts with the same gripe . We have discussed the matter and here are some po ints that came up: Never on time, missed last month, missed two months in a row (three). Doesn't cove r important events all over U.S. and other areas. In the photo dept. all I can remember is about 6,000 Iron Crosses. That's about the most popular move snapped in M.G. There are some good points. (1) Illustrations of mechanics of a trick路 (2) When meets and exhibitions are covered; (3) When you let us know what's going where in th e gymnasts' world. We have consi dered a new magazine "Th e U.S _ Gymnast" ... L.E.L., Flush ing, New York_

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We know we cannot please everyone, but we do want to do the best possib le for Gymnastics through the pages of The Modern Gymnast. If we are not filling your need in content or service (other than a slow publication schedule, whic h we hope to improve upon in the com ing months), please help us by co mments and constructive suggestions, and we will try to get out of the forest and view the MG from yo ur better viewpoint. (We hope you like this edition.) 5

GUEST EDITORIAL Coach Women's Gymnastics, Southern Illinois University By Herb Vogel $90,000 FOR THE STUDENT WORLD GAMES . . . FOR GYMNASTIC PARTICIPATION - $NOTHING!!! The "State Department" budget for the participation of student athletic teams at the Student World Games to be held in Japan this summer is $90,000. Yet. with a "crying need" for international experience and exposure, gymnastics will collect little, or better said , $NOTH I NG when the final sports allocations are made. Reason , as indicated to me by a leadin g amateur sportin g official , the State Department " wants winners" . Sports achieve· ment on the international level does then have political importance. Since our gymnastic teams could place no higher than sixth place in the World Gymnastic Championships and the closest we came to a medal placement was a " standing ovation" for the Doris Brause Uneven Bar routine, gymnasttics has little " political " importance as far as " State Department" money is con cerned . Of course, gymnasts: coaches, officials and parents pay taxes .. . and .. . we can assume this $90,000 m ay have been derived from taxes . . . the manner in which it is spent should be someone 's concern . Perhaps even yours! For nearly four years I have attempted to contain myself, stay well away from issues of controversy, content to be a reasonably happy and a reasonably successful coach. Cer· tainly my " fla g waving" now, has personal foundation, but is indicative of the needs of our sport in terms of its "health" on the international level. Past ex perience indicates that sometime in the spring, two gymnasts, one female and one male will be .sent to Japan . . . as our "Token" entry. They shall enter without coach , chaper· one or interpretor. The last female student gymnast requested to be returned home before the meet began due to (1) she could not speak the language, (2) she did not have a coach to assist her and (3) she could not arran ge for proper train ing. Her request was granted . Her male counterpart managed a third place finish in the All-Around. Recently, Alena Tinterova , of the Czechoslovakian Sports Embassy and F.I.G. representative, visited our campus to pre· sent one of the four national judgin g clinics sponsored by the U.S. Olympic Development Committee. In casual conversation she indicated that our (U.S.) success is hampered by our lack of regularly scheduled international competition and asked if we, the university women 's teams, were sending a team to the Student World Games . Our negative answer brou ght the response , "That is too bad, as the " Czechs " and the Russians are sendin g full teams , primarily to keep abreast of the third place Japanese Women 's Team." Interestin gly, during that National Judges Clinic, Mrs. Tin· terova made this comment about the balance beam routine of one of our gymnasts , a relatively unknown Mary Ellen Toth. "For that routine I could award a 9.4, 9.5, or even a 9 .6 . . . it is of international class." In May the National A.A.U. Women's Technical Committee voted unanimously that the 1967 College Championships for Women could select the U.S. Student World Game team. The committee felt that this meet. composed exclusively of students attending colleges and universities on a full time basis, was the sole _competition that could justly select a "student representative" team . On April 7th and 8th , the Collegiate Gymnastic Championships will be conducted at Southern Illinois University. The Modern Gymnast magazine will , as it did last season, select ten members to the 1967 Collegiate All American Team on the basis of the All Around competition. Undoubtedly this season ' s list of "All American" will include Linda Metheny, U.S. National Champion , Janie Speaks, 1964 U.S. Olympic Team, Donna Schaenzer, 1966 U.S. World Game Team and four or five ~f last season 's All American squad , which includes unknowns, like Mary Toth , and her possible 9 .6 by an international judge. In November. 1966, a letter by this writer, was sent to the chairman of U.S. Student World Games Committee .. . the committee which will or has made the recommendations to the "State Department" relative to the teams which will represent the United States in Japan . A request seeking information on how the $90',000 was to be allocated, if the U.S. could send a full seven member women's team , and could "Gymnastics " raise supplemental funds if necessary. To date, the letter remains unanswered . Perhaps the address I received from the nation al office of the Amateur Athletic Union was incorrect. perhaps not. An indirect answer was received by way of the D.G.W.S. of the A.A.H .P.E.R. , or vice-versa, that an inquiry had been made and it was in dicated that a women ' s gymnastic team would 6

not be sent to Japan. and should a different decision be made, the D.G.W.S. would be notified. There are many issues in question here: 1. If a student team ultimately be selected, should it not be selected in a competition composed exclusively of academically oriented and officially composed of bonafide students. 2. Are the goals of competition merely expressed in terms of "winning"? I am a "winning" coach and doubt very much if any coach of a women's senior team can match my win -loss record, but realize that there are benefits of sport reaped merely through participation. 3. If our goals are expressed in terms of winning . . . we never shall reach that goal on the international scene . . . if we do not participate. 4 . This year. and for future years to come, collegiate gymnastics for women has reached that point in its development that it can field a team of college women that need not be ashamed of their performance. A single representative, without the benefit of team , coach, manager or chaperone, is not representative of the pro· grams we foster. The solution is not complex but simply lacks the leader ship necessary to effect a solution. '~ It. seems reasonable to think that the N.C.A.A., the major governin g body of collegiate gymnastics , would wish to see its student athletes represent them and the United States at the Student World Games. It is not unthinkable that the N.C.A.A. Gymnastic Championships would be the place to select a student team . ':' It seems reasonable to think that the Division of Girls and Women's Sports . the division of the A.A.H.P.E.R. which seeks to control women's competitive gymnastics would take some "responsibility" with that control. Responsibility to their Class A - ~hampionship level of college women gymnasts. It is not unthinkable that the D.G.w.S. utilize the Collegiate Championships to select a student team . ':' It seems reasonable to think that either of tthese organizations. if they desire ~o represent the male or female gymnasts and the unlve.rsltles they attend , they could bring pressure to bear .. . In other words, represent equitably what they proport to represent. The Collegiate Championships for Women , scheduled in Class A-Championship and Class B-Intermediate Division, has the sanction of the N.A.A.U . to select the Student World Game Team. This April 7th and 8th competition needs only the support of the D.G.W.S. to gain " State Department" finance or "State Department" approval to enter the Student World Games . I'm sure the colleges of the United States could raise the necessary finances if such participation were approved and worthwhile to the sport. It seems though, that some part of the $90,000 dollars belongs to our student gymnasts, male and female alike. An athlete dreams to represent her country and should not be relinquished that opportunity because of politics, not being quite as good as number one , or simply because the people who say they care . . . really don't care at all. The regional and national conventions of the A.A.H.P.E.R. are scheduled shortly. If some of you readers feel that this opportunity should be made available to our collegiately orientated gymnasts, why don't you or your representative inquire about it. If you cannot personally attend why not write your representative a letter of inquiry. Someone must care . this is not the " cross" of one coach . . . it is a felt need . Our women , and our men, need international experience and exposure. In the women's area , for I am a coach of women , we do not need more control . . . we need representation . If the successful international teams have a minimum of three international dual meets per year, against the best teams, it is reasonable to assume that one meet. the Student World Games . with the top three teams attending, would be better than sitting back, talking about how we need to grow, and doing nothing. We must be exposed to the better performers .. . exposed to the international judge and they _ . . must be exposed to us. The Modern Gymnast magazine will select a 1967 All American College Women's Team. These ten women , will have a minimum C grade point average and qualify for the competition by pursuing a minimum 12 quarter or equivalent college load. They are students . and incidentally the best college gymnasts we have . . . they will deserve the honor of "All American Team" selection. They deserve too, the right to represent their country, their student bodies, in the 1967 Student World Games in Tokyo, Japan . Why not stick your neck out too!!!?

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entos, Av. Juarez No. 89, Mexico 1, D.F. Sr. Alatorre's office will reply to all ap plicants, assigning them a code number for all future correspondence. A fi st of rates for different classes of hotels and current information on tickets to the various events al so will be suppli ed. Proof of housing accommodations qualifies the applicant to purchase tickets. The Gymnastic competition will be held October 21-26, 1968.

THE NISSEN AWARD On April 1, 1967 at the NCAA Gymnastic Championships at Southern Illinois University, a youn g man cho sen as this co untry's outstanding seni or collegiate gymnast, will be award ed the Nissen award, sy mboli c of excellence in the sport of gymnastics. Nomination for this coveted award will bC' made by college n ewspaper sports editors and accredited college gym nastic judges in much the sam e manner as the H eisman A ward in football. Eight gymnasts receIvin g the hi ghest number of nomination s will be voted upon by the editors and judges in a secret ballot.

A FIRST IN ANOTHER FIRST , ESTABLISHED BY THE WE S T ERN GYM NASTI CS CLINIC, Mc Bob Rector , Gym nasti cs Coach at Ka nsas State Un iversity is shown on the right rece ivin g the outstandin g offic ials award from J erry Wri ght at th p 1966 Western Gymnastics Clin ic ; the award wa s inscrib ed as follow s : OUTSTANDI NG OFFICIALS AWARD Presen ted to th e official selec ted as havin g mad e the greatest contribu tion to the 1966 Western Gymn astics Clini c

GYMNAST KILLED I N ACTION R ichard Blender So. Calif. Rin gman of note has been killed in action in Vietn am. Richard had many friend s and admirers and wa s an inspiration to gymnasts in th e Los Angeles area durin g hi s co mpeti tive years 1960-65.

The United States Olympic Committee has. been informed by the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XIX Olympiad in Mex ico Ctiy that gro ups or individuals seeking housing and tickets accommodation s may now apply directly to: Sr. Ramon E. Alatorre, Director, Departamento De Turismo , Oficina De Control De Alojami-

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PHOTO SET NO. 5 By Harry Johnson South Eugene H .S., Eugene, Oregon Bul garia cla ims th e honor of havin g issued the first stamp s illustratin g gy mna sti cs. The fir st was issued in 1931 and the sam e stamp , change d slightly in color, was iss ued aga in in 1933. In 1965 Hun gary issued a set of stamps honoring its medal winn ers in the Tokyo Olympi cs. The stamp honorin g K atalin lVlakray for her silver meda l in th e uneven parallel bars ra tes as one of th e most beautiful in th e auth or's collect ion. This mon th's set offers quite a gro up of interes tin g stamps. DescriptIOns : 1. Bulgaria #237, #244 a. horizont al bar b. 1st Balkan Games (So fia , Bulgaria) c. 1931, 1933 d. each stamp is one of a set of ten 2. Hun gary # 1648 a . un even parallel bars b. honorin g Hungarian medal winn ers in th e 1964 Tokyo Olympics c. 1965 d. one stamp in a set of twelve e. imp erforates exist 3. Yugoslavia # 4.80-483 a . still rings and balance beam (#480) b. men's and women's fl oor exercise (# 483) c. men 's fl oor exerci se and balance beam (#482) d. sid e horse and wom en's floor exercise (#481) e. 2nd Gy mnaestrada (Zagreb, Yugoslavia) f. 1957 g. fu ll se t of four stam ps


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INTERNATIONAL MEET MEXICAN NATIONAL TEAM VS. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ALL·ST ARS Report by lack Beckner If you were one of the thousand s who missed the So. Cal. meet with the Mexi can National T ea m, you mi ssed an opportunity shared by the hundreds who attend ed in watchin g a much improved Mexi can Team defeat a strong local team of 1968 Olympic hopefuls. Th e So. Cal. Gymnastic Assn. joined with the SP A·AA U givin g impetus to the over· all US program and aim ed at developin g a grea ter number of experienced international competitors. This match was set up with th e following objectives in mind: (1) to offer international·type competition (2) to stimulate enthusiasm and more intensive trainin g for all·around gy mn asts; (3) and to inaugurate a series of friendly gymnastic matches between Mexico and Southern Cal ifornia. Th e Mexican Team , coached by former U.S. Olympian Armando Vega, defeated th e All·stars 265.65 to 263.15. The follow· in g is a res ume of the meet from event to event. Floor Exe rcise Th e first event in the international order of events' was th e floor exercise. Luber of the Allstars led off with a good routin e but beca use of a couple of break s scored only an 8.5. Loui s Ibell es perform ed n ex t and ca me up with an 8.2. From thi s point on the Mex icans reali zed th ey had tou gh opponents and th ey would have to perform well in order to win. The pressure seemed to mount as the All· stars demon strated a grea ter diffi culty level, however, th e Mexi· ca ns co untered thi s with much better exe· cuti on and did not fall too far behind. Sid Freudenste in perform ed next to last and brou ght down the hou se scorin g 9.6. Former North American Games floor exer cise champ, Armando Garcia, was last and per· form ed a very difficult exerci se which in· cluded high double leg circles, round·off hi gh back jacknife to a chest roll·out, and layout sid e so mersaults. He scored a close 9.5. It was felt that the big difference be· tween th e last two performances was that Freudenstein ended very strong (flip· flop , back somi , imm ediate front somi) while Garcia end ed wi th an average back somi and had difficulty in "sticking it". The So. Cal. Team earn ed th e lea d com· in g out of th e fl oor exerci se with a score of 45.05 to the Mexicans' effort s of 44.65. Side Horse The seco nd event , side horse, was th e ultimate determinin g factor in the outcomf of the meet. Both teams had a great dea of difficulty stayin g on the horse. The Mex ican Tea m made fewer mi stakes and went into th e nex t event with an advanta ge of 3.8 points. It seemed evid en t that the de· sire, tenacity, superior conditionin g, and trainin g of the Mexican Team would h e th e decidin g factor in the team co mpeti· tion. Tea m results for side horse : Mex ico 42.70, All·stars 38.50. R ings Th e rin gs competition was not impressive. Dan Garcia scored 9.1 for third place, Ar· mand o Garcia and Sid Freud enstein ti ed for first wi th a score of 9.15. The routines for the mo st part met the FIG r equire· ments but were executed poorly without the prec ision n ecessary. Swin gin g of th e nn gs seemed a persistent problem as well as fai lure to hold strengt h moves and fail· ure to "sti ck" di smounts. Both team s tied with a scarp of 43.20.

Mexican National Coach , Armando Vega and h is team in action at the California' mee1.

Long Horse Vaulting proved to be a stron g event for both team s. The All·stars edged the Mex i· can Team 45 .75 to 45.55. ·Outstandin cr vault· in g was done by Freud enstein 9.3, F~rnando Valles 9.35, and the winner of the evenl Ro gelio Ivlendoza with a 9.5. Mendozas vault was a hi gh "Yamashita" takin g off from th e horse with the arched position th en pikin g and extendin g. Parallel Bars Lynn scored highest for the All·stars wi th a nicely executed routine and probabl y undervalued at 9.45. Valles won the event with a 9.6 and a routin e that began with a straddle vault to hi gh double leg circles on the end of the bars to an imm ediate cast to full arm support- and endincr with a high back somersaul t dismount t~ per· fect stand . The Mexican Tea m 45.80 to th e All·stars 44.55. Horizontal Bar The final even t saw the All·stars narrow the margin of points by winning the even t 46.10 to 43.75 . Freudenstein won the event with a 9.45 while Luber had a minor break in execution but came in second with a 9.25. Armando Garcia slipped fr om the bar receive? an 8.3 and giving up a solid fir st place 111 the all· around. In evaluatin g the meet it was felt that the meet was a worthwhile experience for the competitors and judges. Even thou crh this meet did not prove to be a finan cial success it was felt that it was a first step in the proper direction. We felt that thi s was a basic concept in helpin g develop a com plete area program directed toward s U.S. intern ati onal achievement. It should be noted that this type of competition is and ha s been common place (with the excep· tion of the U.S.) throughout the world in the development of international gymnastics. I am sure that the gymnasts from CaliMEXICAN NAT IONAL TEAM FX

forn ia are eager and will be prepared for th eir nex t encounter with the Mex ica n Team thi s June in Nl exico City. The fol lowing are the all·around results. Meet Director : Cleaveland: coach Santa Moni ca City College Offi cials: South ern Californi a Official s Associati on Winning Exercises FLOOR EXERCISE: Freudenstein: Strad · dIe jump, front; roundoff backhandsprin g, dGuble fu ll, backhandspring; ; jackknife, chest roll ; rise off kn ees, heads prin g ; roundoff, backhand spring, pike arabian ; Swedish fall to splits; press; fro nt r oll , back hand sprin g; front handspring; fr ont, fall; leg circle to stand ; roundoff, backhandspring, tuck back·front. SIDE HORSE: Valles: Moore to moore; hi gh doubl e; rea r down , rear up; hi gh dou · ble; break to back scissor s, front scissor s; hi gh double; travel down ; loops (walk· around, olymp ic off. STILL RINGS: A. Garcia: Inlo ca te, up· rise to handstand ; giant to hand stand ; lower to back roll ; iron cross to L ; di s· locate to L ; hollowback to h andstand; lower down , di slo cate, dislocate, double . . Freudenstein : Dislocate, strai ght arm shoot to handstand; front giant; lower to front lever; dislocate, fr ont upri se to L ; hollow ba ck to hand stand ; lower down , di slo ca te, double. LONG HORSE VAULT: Mendoza: Lay· out handsprin g from near end . PARALLEL BARS: Valles: Straddl e, hi gh double; cast to support ; front roll, straddle cut to L ; press hand stand , one arm hold ; stitz to over bar cast, straddl e, handstand ; hi gh hack off. HORIZONTAL BAR: Freudenstein : Jamb to eagles; hop out, takamoto, vault ; back kip , german, one·half turn , strai ght arm kip; pirou ette; double flyaway.


265.65 SH





7.4 7.8 8 .9 8.6 8.45 9. 15

8 .65 8 .85 9.5 9.35 8 .85 9.0

8.2 8.65 9. 1 9 .6 9.1 9 .35

8 .7 8 .25 9.0 8.85 8 .9 8.3

A-A 49.05 49.05 54.20 54.25 52.60 54.15


7.9 7.2 8 .9 8.85 8.25 8.85



9.0 9 .2 9.0 8.95 9.25 9.3

9.25 8.6 8.6 9.45 7 .25 9.35

9.05 9.2 9.25 9.15 8.85 9.45

51.80 50.65 52.20 53 .55 49.00 53.90

8th 9th 7th 5th 12th 4th

Ibelles, Lui s Vargas, Manuel Mendoza, Rogelio Va lles, Fernando Garcia, Enrique Garcia , Armando Garcia , Dan Greenfield, George Luber, AI Lynn , Bob Sanchez , Juan Freudenste in , Sid

8.2 8 .3 8.8 9.0 9 .05 9 .5 8 .95 9 .0 8.5 8 .85 8 .65 9.6

6.45 7. 2 8. I 8.5 7.65 7.05

9 .1 7.45 8.75 8.75 7.35 9.15

10th 10th 2nd 1st 6th 3rd


Yoshi Hotono

AMERIC AN GYM NASTICS: IMPR ESSIO NS AND SUGGE STIO NS B y Yoshi Hatano ( A BO UT THE W R ITER- Y oshi Hatano , Ph .D. , Came to U.S. under Fulbright Exchange Program, 1960 ; Assistant Gymnastic Coach, Mich igan State Unive rsity,1 96 1·62: A ssistant Gym nastic Coach, University 0/ Oregon, 1962-65 ; Gymn astic Coach , Univer sity 0/ Oregon To ngue Point Job Corp s Center, 1965-67 ; Clin ic Dir ector, Northwest Gymnastic Cfinic 1965-66 ; 10;11 assume a position at T okyo Gakuge i Univers ity, T okyo, Japan , by April, 1967. Address in ] apan: 11 62 H iyoshi, Kohok u-ku, Yoko hama' Japan.) Durin g my six year stay in the United States, I have had th e privilege and oppor· tun ity to becom e closely associated with gym nastics in thi s co untry. Ma ny of t he systems and persons, in th e area of gy mnastics. that I have seen in America h ave impres~ed me a great deal. J:l1PR ESSIONS 1. Excel1ent Fa cilities and Sufficient Budget. Th e excellent fac ili ti es and equipment se t-up for gy mn asti cs in schools and or ga ni zatio ns, especially among coll ege and universiti es,



impress ive



fr om a foreign coun try. T he fact tha t so

ma ny coJlege gy mnasts have ex penses furn · ished for th eir trip s, mee ts an d clini cs, and rece ive scholarships in addi ti on was surprising to me. (In J apan, very few gy mnasts have such privil eges.) 2. Many Dedi cated L eade rs and Many Many Frien dly Gymnasts. I have m et th ou sands of gymnasts in this country and all wer e fri endly and kind in all r espects. with out exce ption. Thi s convin ces me th a t gy mna stics certai nly promotes fri end shi p among differ ent peopl es. What a gr ea t thin g. Th en I found many lead ers in gy mnasti cs are reall y dedi cated. They care more for the development of th e s port th an for money a nd honor. Th e s pirit of ama teur sports is viv id a mong th em; gymn astics for gy mn asti cs sake . 3. Development Fanta stic. Durin g my Ameri ca n stay, I wa s happy to obser ve th e fan tasti c rate of developm ent of the s port. Th e in crease of the parti cipants, improve· men ts in facility and equipm ent, fre q uent intern at ional cont ests, fi ner quality of top gymnasts every year, progress in skill analy· sis techniques, ex pan sion of publi c interest. develop ment in the publi cati ons, etc. The fu ture of gy mn asti cs in thi s co untry is certaioly pro mi sin g. On the oth er hand , so me suggestion s such as the fol lowin g. woul d be useful in fur th er develop ment of gymnastics in Amer ica. SUGGESTIONS 1. Promotion 0/ School Ph ysical Edu cation with Emphasis in the Area of Gym nastics. More teachers shoul d be a bl e to teac h gy mnastics (even though l imited in skill level ) in the public schools. Therefore, t he teacher trainin g schools should recogni ze the valu e o f gy mna sti cs jn th e

physical edu ca tion program and emphasize it fo r prospective teachers. 2. Promotion 0/ Com.petitive Gymnastics at a Younger Age . Consid erin g th e gr ow th and devel op men t oL th e yo un g child , co mpe tition may onl y be limited to a few events. such as, tumbli ng, hi gh bar and mod ifi ed va ultin g (s uch as Swedi sh · box of lower height and shorter length ) . Gymnastic co m pe titi on for voun gsters co uld well be held in junior ?i gl; schools. YMCA's a nd va riou s or!!al1l zatIOn s dedi ca ted to th e development of yo un g men and women. 3. More Use of Comp ,dsor,), Exercise. Th e USGF, NCAA, or local associations should adopt sta ndard r outin es of seve ral different skill levels for all sanc ti oned m eets.

Hatano teaching FX session at Northwest g y m cl inic , Un iv. of Oregon.


Comp ul sory exer cise is th e k ey in havin g gy mnasts learn how to perform a routin !'" well. Th e J apanese gymnasts, includ ine: champi ons, go throu gh co mpulsory T OUtines thou sand s of tim es before startin g to work on optional s. R equired r outi nes also give th e pe rform er an opportunity to learn an a mpl e variety of skill s. 4. Mo re Empha sis on the A ll A round Event. Th e use of speciali sts in Ame ri ca n gy mnasti cs is detrim ental to th e development of international style gy mn ast ics in th is country. What ca n a specialist do in th e Ol ympICS ? The writer is of the opin ion th a t ten tim es as many all around gymnasts are necessary in order to have th e top perform ers co me cl ose to th e world champ ions. 5. De velopm ent of More Efficient f udges. M any po tenti ally excell ent gymnasts are bein g d iscouraged becau se of poor jud gin ,,in mee ts. Th e USGF (or any oth er gy mnasti c or gani zat ion) should adopt a j udges certifi cati on system at once, a nd enforce it. An easy-but·sure r outin e with sup erb executi on should be encoura ged amon g the intenn ediate level gy mnasts, ra ther than t he a ttitud e of tri ck-or-bust. 6. Coaches R espo ns,:b1e jor Potential " Greats" . Th e coaches should not onl y en· co ura ge all around participation but al so be ca reful to develop skill s wi th prope r pr ogression. T oo often perform ers tend to copy world champ ion r outines, whi ch is in most cases de trim ental, r ather than help ful in ma s t erin ~ the ordpTly l) rO¥ res~ i o n Of skill s. 7. W ha.t About the College Graduate? Many world champ ions are as old as lat!'" twe nti es a nd earl y thirti es. Th ey a re college gradu a tes but they still ha ve enthu sias m to kee p workin g out. In Ameri ca, hmr many of such acti ve gy mnasts can yo u co unt ? There shoul d he pr ov ision for co m· pe titi on among coll!'"ge graduat es and th e'should be enco ura!!ed to maintain their a mateur sta tu s. Ma~y J apa nese hi gh school and coll ege co aches are still acti ve compe titi vely as th ey a re volunt eer coaches with ou t pay. Of co urse th ey teach phys ical ed uca ti on durin g th e day and get salal"\' for that. 8. Pnblic Participation in Gymn astics . H ow abou t promotin g gy mnasti c festi vals with a lot of non· co mp etiti ve parti cipati on of th e publi c. So methin g like ma ss act iviti es in Europea n co untri es. In Jap an, th ey co unt multi-million pa rti cipant s ever y yea r in th e mid-May " Gym na sti c F estival" . Co operat ion from the publi c sc hool admi nistra tors wo uld be esse nti al for thi s proj ec t. 9. Or;;an izational Efjort Needed. Th e co nfli ct be tween AAU and USGF m ust be stop ped at once. No ma tt er wh at justif ica ti ons may be given by th e r es pecti ve sid es. th e present sys tem cann ot help gy mnasti c< in the United Sta tes. 10. An y Gymnastic- Scholars? Many gy mnasts know th e H ea t nam es of T akemoto. On o and E ndo of Japan , but few r ecogni ze the name Kan eko. On e time Olympian him self. he has been th e chairm an of th e T ech· ni c~l Commi tt ee of th e Ja pan Gymn ast ir Assoc iat ion. K aneko is dedicat ed in hi s effort of studyin g gy mna sti cs throughout tllP wo rld . R eali zin g th e need of multi -lin gual abil ity, he mastered th e Engli sh. Frenc h. Germ a n, and Ru ss ian languages . IJP fore ], " es tabli shed anatomical and mec hani cal a nal yses of all th e gy mn asti c skill s. ,A me rica needs another Kaneko . ·It has been a great pl easure ror me to work with th e wond erful people associa te,1 wit h gy mn asti cs in Ameri ca. I hop e T will see ma ny of my Amer ican fri end s in J apan .

CANADIAN REPORT by Johnny Noon ey 18 Lavin gton Dr. Weston. Ontario

HERE AND THERE Congra tul ations to !'vIr. Jan Waldau who was recently appointed to the Fitness Coun 路 cil. J an has been active in Sokol II Dupont St. , Toronto for many years. It is good to see a gymn astic devotee on thi s importan t coun cil.

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I was sorry to hear that Gerry Wenzel has resigned from all gymnastic activity in Saskatoon. The Sport cann ot afford to lose such a tal ented person. Thank you Gerry, for all you have d one for the Sport in the past.

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Mr. Newt Loken, Uni versity of Michi gan. continu ally keeps me informed about Syd J ensen, Gary Balcombe and Fred Romn ey but he is the only Am eri can coll ege coach that takes the time to let us kn ow about our Canad ian gymn asts. There are many of our boys and girls in other Colleges. It would help if the Canadian subscribers knew what wa s happenin g to them or th e progress they were making.

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1970 World Championships in Yu goslav ia. Just for the r ecord, a letter has been sen t to reserve lodgin g for 25 persons from Canada. :~

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Text of the Compu.lsory Exe rcises lor Mexico Our Nati onal Chairman says " we are still waitin g for the text of the l\,I en's compul sories but we should receive the Wom en's in February".

GYM SKETCH by H orst Wilhelm Sandra Hartley-who prefers to be call ed "Sandy" was born 18 years ago in Fort William , Ontario, and moved to British Columbia in 1952. Sandy's da nce trainin g started at th e age of four in her mother's dancing school and at th e age of eleven she was takin g mat tumblin g, advanced acrobati cs, ball et and modern jazz. Wh en Sandy was 14 Mr. John Hem in gway of th e Del brook School Gym Club, started train ing her and after 4 month s entered her in her 1st compe tition- the B.C. Prov incials, th en on to her 1st National com petiti onth e 1964 Canad ian s, placin g 8lh All-R ound Junior. The fo ll ow in g year she turn ed senio r placin g 6th in the Nationals and this year, 1966, placed 3rd All -Round Seni or wo men in Canada. Th e 1966 Canadi an was also Trials for the World Games in Dortmund , German y with Sa ndy placin g top girl on th " Canadi an tea m, with a score of 70.763, and 7l s1 in the World . She wa s thrilled wi th thi s trip an d proud to represe nt her co untrv at the World Games. . Other competiti ons and placin g durin g' 1966 路 were: North Americans, F eb., 6th place Sr.; Cali forn ia All -Star Mee t, Lon g Beach, May /66, on winnin g team; B.C. Hi gh School Sr. Champion , April/66, 1st Place; B.c. Age Group Sr. Champion , March/66, 1st Place; Pacific Northwest Mee t, Vi ctoria , May /66, 3rd Place Sr. ; Okanogan Championsh ip, Kelowna, 1st Place Sr.; Ca nadia n Na ti onal Exhibiti on Meet, T oronto, Aug./66, 3rd Place Sr. ; B.C. Provin cial Championship, Chilliwack, Oct./66, 1st Place Sr. ; Olympic Develop路 ment Meet, Wash. U.S.A. , 5th All-round , Nov./66. Sandy enj oyed her traini ng at Camp 路 Woskiwitz in the State of Washington in 1964 and 1965 with Bud Marq uette of Lon g Beach, Cal. as coach and also the specialized coach in g at the Seattle Y, un der Dale McCeme nts Flansaas and George Lewis. Sandy's hobbies are figure skatin g, skiin g, art, puppetry, sewin g an d cooking. At present, Sandy is attendin g the Universi ty of British Columbia in th e fa culty of Physical Education on a Sport's and Fitness Council scholarship and hopes t o attend or participate in th e 1968 Olympi cs in Mexico!

MEET RESU LTS R.M.C . Invitational Meet at Kin gstonT ea m winn er: Un iv. of Mo ntreal. Individual resu lts, 1st, Gilles Briere, U. of M.; 2nd, Rally Davi s, Ottawa; Dave Haas, R .M.C. O.S.G.C.A . Invitational Meet at Mc Master Uni v., Hamilton: All R oun d winn er, 1st, Dav id Hunter, Lawrence Park College ; 2nd, Marcel Mauri ce, Sacred Heart, S_S. Well and . Eastdal e S.S. Tn vit. Meet, Welland-Team winners, Eastd ale S.S., Well and. Individual Senior r es ult: F.X., (1) D. Smith, Parkside; LH.V. (I) Mike McKay, Port Colborne; S.H. (1) Marcel Audet, Sacred Heart, Well and ; P.B . (Il Marcel Audet, Sacred Heart, Well and; H.B. Marcel Audet, Sacred Heart, Welland . PAM AM GAMES ENTRIES Gymnasts Coaches M W M W Off. 6 0 I 3 Argentina I 4 3 Bra z il

Country Canada Chile Cuba

Mexico U .S.A. Uruguay

Tot. 10




6 7 6 7 2

17 16 18

4 7 6 7

I I 2 2 I



DATES OF MEETS March 17-18-Age Group Meet, U .B.C. , Van-

couve r

March 18-Alberta Jr. and Sr. Chomps ??' March 18Metro Champs, T oronto at York T o ron t o March 18-Laksho re Meet at Ponte Claire , Quebec March 25-Mar itime Chomps at Halifax arena , Halifax March 28-0ntari o H .S. Chomp at Centennia l 5.5., We iland Ap ril I -Y.M. C.A. N.W. (closed meet) West Vancouve r 5.5. , B.C. Apri l I -Alberto Schoo l Chomps at Veg re vi lle, women on ly April 8-Alberta Schoo l Chomps at Veg re vi lle, men on ly April 12-15 th North American Cha mp. at Riverside , Il linois Apri l 29-B.C. Provinc ial Chomps May 6-0nta ri o Champi onships, Po rterfield, King ston , Onta ri o May 6-7-Quebec Championsh ips ??? May 13-14-Pan Am Tr ials , Montreal Jul y 8-Western Canadia n champi o nships at Vancouver July 24-28-Pan Am Gomes, Winnipeg (St. James A r ena) Aug. 18- 19 -Canadian Trampoline Cl inic at C.N.E., Toronto Aug. 18- 19-Canad ian Trampol ine Champ ionships at C.N. E.. T o ron t o Aug . 18- 19-Canad ia n Notiona l Champ ionships at C.N.E. , T o ronto University,

Sondra Hartt ey

SUMMARY OF FJ.G. BULLETIN Mr. Arthur Gander is the new Presiden t and Mr. Max Bangerter is th e new Sec.Genera l (Executive Director ) . M en's EZlropean Championships Tampere Finland, March 25, 26, 1967. Women's Eu.ropean Championships at Amsterdam, Holl and 1967. New Uneven Bars. The new un even bars have been ado pted by the F.I.G. Wom en's Tech. committee. Modern Gymnastics Championships 1967. They will take plaCe in Denmark. World Championships 1970, Yugoslavi a. Gymnaestrada 1969 Town of Basle, Switzerland. Note: Men's compulsory Exercise 1968. Rectifica tion, Floor Ex ercise No.7, 2nd line re pl ace "lit" by "Vs turn". FILMS A film of the Russian team visit was made by the University of Alberta. Further informati on about buying or renting contact Geoff Elliott, Univ. of Alberta , Edmonton. Mr. Doug Kerr, O.s.G.C.A., has made a similar film . Inquiri es can be made to Doug at Lawrence Park Colleg iat e, Toronto.


All-Around winners; Storhoug, Takizawa and Weiss



All-around: l. Age Stor houg (Cologne) 2. Koji Tokizawa (Co logne) 3. Greg Weiss (Penn State) 4. Seiji Nagase (Cologne)

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.



(Cologne) Ed Isabelle (Penn State) Bob Emery (Penn State) Hermann H oplner (Cologne) Dick Swetman (Penn State) Joe Litow (Penn State) Wolfgang Hopfner (Coloqne) Steve Cohen (Penn State) Jim Corrigan (Penn State)

Team Scores: Co logne Penn State





9.45 3 9.70 1 9.50 2 8.95 8 9.05 7 9.25 5 9.40 4 9.15 6 8.60 10 8.05 12 8.50 11

9.50 1 9.05 5 8.25 10 8.60 8 9.20 3 8.85 6 9.40 2 8.85 6 8. 15 11 8 .55 9 7.90 12 9 .10 4





9 .20 6 9.35 4 9.60 2 9,40 3 9.30 5 8.85 8 9.05 7 8 .55 9 7.65 12 8 .30 10 8 . 10 11 9.70 1

9.70 3 9.80 1 9.80 1 9.60 4 9 .50 5 9.20 9 8.00 11 9,45 6 9.30 7 7.75 12 9.25 8

9.55 4 9.60 2 9 .80 1 9.05 9 9.10 8 9,40 6 9.60 2 8 .85 10 9.55 4 8 .60 11 8,40 12 9,40 6

9.70 3 9,40 5 9 .80 1 9.75 2 8.55 9 8 .90 8 8 .50 10 8.40 12 9.25 7 9,40 6 8,45 11 9,45 4

57 .10

8 .90 9 FX

46 .30 45 .65


45 .20 44. 15

Co logne and Penn State team lineup .



9.05 10





45 .80 45.50

48 .05 45.35

46 .15 47.75

45 .85 46.80

56.90 56.75 55.35 54.70 54,45 53.95 53 .25 52.50 50.65 50 .60


277 .35 275.20

Photos by Michae l Urban o f the Doily Collegion

PASSPORT TO GYMNASTICS By Dick Criley When it comes to stimula ting interest in gymna sti cs, there is nothin g like the appear· ance of a forei gn team to draw a crowd , es pecially if the team involved is the highly regarded Deutsche Sportochschule Koln (College of Sports, University of Cologne, Germany) and the exhibition· comp etition is sta ged at P enn State. Colo gne Coach H el· mut Bantz and P enn State Coach Gene Wettstone are old fri ends and the idea of an internation al collegiate exhibition, lon g studied by them both, grew into fruitation following their meetin g in Dortmund at the 1966 World Gam es. Age Storhaug, Norwegian, Scandinavian, and European Op en Champion, led an all· star team which includ ed Koji Takizawa, Japan ese 1964 student champion and mem· ber of the Japanese National T eam ; Seiji Nagase, 1965 Champion of Kyoto; Nasahiro Imamura, Cham pion of Saga 1963·66 ; and brother H ermann and Wolfgang Hopfn cr who are outstanding prospects for Ger· many's 1968 Olympic T eam. Hostin g the visitors was a team of Penn State gymnasts, includin g both alumni and current collegians. Led by Greg Weiss, a member of the U.S. Olympi c and World Games Teams, the P enn State squad also drew upon the talents of Ed Isa belle, 1966 Team · Captain; Steve Cohen, 1966 NCAA all·around champion and m ember of the U.S. World Games Team; a pair of highly touted sophomores Bob Emery ( Long· meadow, Massachusetts ) and Joe Litow (1%4 Philadelphia all·around champ); and fre shman Dick Swetman (1966 Illinois State High School Champion) . Because a knee injury prevented Cohen from perform · ing on all six events, Jim Corrigan, a memo ber of State's freshman squad worked the floor exercise and lon g horse event s. Under the international rules of com· petition, the best five scores from each team were totaled on each event as every man worked all·around. Before a standing·room· only crowd of 7,600 spectators. the Cologne University team edged the Penn Staters 277.35 to 275.20. The Penn State team earned team victories on the parallel bars and horizontal bars while capturing 3 first places and a tie for another. Pushed closely by teammate Takizawa, Storhaug won th e all·around title with a 57.10. In addition of the international collegiate competition (the first of many it is to be hoped) the meet provided a positive stepping stone for international understand· in g and good·wilL Und er Penn State spon· sorship the visitors also toured Washington , D.C. The U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy also play ed host to the Cologne team before they r eturned to Germany.






Address: Deutsche Sportshochschule, Koln Date of BirU" August 8, 1943 Saga City, Japan Course of Study: Physical Edu-

Address: Laudgrabenweg 13, Bad-God.sberg, Germany Date of Birth: Noyember 9, 1945 Ludwigshafen, GermDny


Course of Study: Geography and Physical Education Hobbies: Sports, geography Ohampionspips won: Member of the National second tcam and outstanding candidate for 196/l Olympic squad. Languages spoken: Englisb,

Hobbies: Stamp collecting Championships won: 1963-1966 Champion of Saga; winner of German invit ational match Languag es spoken : German,


lfrcnCh, German




Address: Deutsche Sportshochschule, Koln D ate of Birth : June 4, 1945 Kyoto, Japan Course of Study: Physical Edu-

Address: Bad-Godesberg, Germany

Date of BirU" December 10, 1946 Ludwigshafen, Germany Course of Study: Pbysical Ed-


Hobbies: Gymnastics, fishing


Championsh ips won: Champion

Hobbies: Music, sports Championships won: Consid-

of Kyoto, 1965 Languag es spoken : English,

ered as onc or the young stars of Germany and, with his

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German., Japanese


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Languages spoken: English, French, German

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Date of llirth: August 21 , 1942 Course of Study: Physical Edu-

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Date of Birth: May 4; 1938 Course of Study: Economics Business ~lan gement


1-IQbbies: Sports, languages Ppsitiou: '!lean, trainer, Coach

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;\ame: KO]I TAKlZAWA, 24 Address: Deuhche Sportshoch- . schule, Koln Date of Birth: September 2, 1942 Niigat., Japan Course of Study: Physic.l Education H~bbies: aU sports Championships won: Second place. Japanese student championships, 1964; ~Iem颅

ber of the National team of Jat)an L anguages ::.poken : German, Japanese



BA TZ Manager of Team Address: Deutsche Sportshochschule, Koln Date of Birth : September 14, 1921 Germany Profes.!<I; on: Teacher-conch Hobbie~:

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time American jazz, gnrdcn~ ing Chnmpionships won: Olympic Champion, 1950; frequent German National Champion Lnnguag es spoken: English. French, German



Coach Pau li ne Prestidge (third Gymnast ic T eam.



BRITISH REPORT ON WORLO CHAMPIONSHIPS By Pauline Prestidge Th e Briti sh Women's Gymnastic Team, the very fir st full team from G~eat ~ritain to compete in a World ChampIOnshIp, set off fro m London on the journey to Dortmund in a 12 seater Dormobile, very elated and proud to have been chosen to. :epresent th eir country in such a com petitIOn. The journ ey wa s very un eventful and we arrived safely but tired. Our hotel on the outskirts of Dortmund was found to be comfortable with excell ent food. Our elation stayed with us during our first trainin g session in the spacious and well equipp ed halls of the We s tf.alenha~le. To be trainin g in such surroundmgs wIth so much hi gh quality apparatus, was suffi cien t to inspire our lowly team. There were two training halls available for the women, complete with four sets of hi "h and low bars each, including the new R~uther type; three or four beams ; t:wo vaults complete with padded run-up str.lps and fix ed measurin g boards for sprmg board di stan ces; and a very effi cient new type of floor squ are; piano and tape recorders. The British team had n ever before train ed under such excellent conditions. We were allowed two hours training per day , but with so mu ch a~paratus, one was able to find space to tram at almost any hour from 7 :30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Needless to say we mad e good use of our time and revelled in such luxury.




British Women's Nationa l

The remaind er of each day was spent watchin g oth ers train , wa tchin g with mixed feelings of astonishm ent and wonder at such incredible skill s perform ed; and sometim es with envy and despond ency at our own inadequacies. But although w~ had moments of shee r despair, the very fn endly and warm atmosphere gave us co ura ge to train hard er and more effi ciently than we had ever done previously. We sometimes drew sola ce when watchin g the lone Brazilian girl, she worked very ~ard and was a good perform er- but to be m such company and on one's own mu st have needed a grea t deal of " ri t and determination on h er part. Most th e time however our girls were in good spirits-and one was heard. to say "1 don't feel inferior because there IS such a great feelin g of elati on and expectation everyw here in these trainin g halls". Large crowds gathered every day wheneve r the Russians, Czechs, Japanese an? E. German s trained . There were many deh ghtluI and int erestin " " warm-up" sessions from these teams and '" others, for th ese preliminary exercises were in many cases set to mu sic and performed on the floor squarethe whol e team synchronized and in harmony with the music. One could almost sense that teams were vieing with one another for the repu tation of having the most attracti ve "warm路up" session. It was interesti ng too, to observe amongst those audiences th e competitors them selves, wa tchin " intently their rivals in training, and o b~iously weighin g up their chances


ot success or failure-so me bearin g expressions of the "cat wa tchin g the mouse'.' ?t hers lookin " pleased and perhaps satIsfied . To many b gymnasts, these periods before th e co mp etition were a great so urce of learnin g and a hunting gro und for new moves. This XVII World Championships was ob路 vio usly go in g to be a great one-the ~ery close competi ti on be tween the Ru ssla ~ s and th e Czechs was creatin g an electnc atmosphere, the coaches of both. teams often 100kin<T so mbre and apprehensIve. A very diff icul t task ahead for the judges one feels-as each of the top tea ms perform with such ease and confidence-movements of ex treme diffi culty combinin g o ri g i~a l and excit in g n ew elements, and all bem g perform ed with superb artistry and ele<Tance Yes the competition was going to be to~ "h ;vith at least four teams in the r unnin ; for top honors. It is almost com路 fortin" to be an 'also ran' for one can abo sorb ~verythin g. that is g?in g on without too many wornes for one s own performan ce- but th ese were just fl ee tin g thoughts for th e British gi rl s, for they had a grea t determination to improve their position in this World Championship. But let us consider some of the highli ght s and perhaps di sasters of .th,; compe t i t !o~. P erhaps the most di sappomtm g and dIfficult situation for the three top teams was th e pos ition in th e draw for the work in g order. The Czechs performed at 9:30 a.m. in th e 2nd group ; the Russ ians at 2 :30 p.m. in th e 4t h group; and the J apanese at 8 :30 p.m. in th e 7th group, so very much apart from each other- 18 vital sets of mark : amon"st 156! Caslavska was in th e lea d aft er thOe set exercises with Koutchinskaia 2nd and Ik eda 3rd. The team placin gs were the sa me, Czechs, Russians, Japanese. Th e E. German s were fi ghting very hard for a place and were always in a strong position to challenge . the other t~ree nation s, but di saster hIt them dunng the bea m co mpulsori es, for Tressinger, aft er an alm ost faultl ess exe rcise decided to take th e second attempt all owed-she had had a sli ght overbalancing at one point-she mount ed the beam for this second attempt, - remember the first is not mark ed when op tin g for thi s privilege !- bu t, oh, d e~r, the beam and Tressinger were at war with one another, for as much as she tried, the worse she beca me, until finally she gave up in des pair. What a tragedy for a girl who co uld have gained 9.4 or 9.5 to rece ive a mere 4. P erhap s she was consoled by her sub seq uent performance on the voluntary. She showed a very unusual style, mo vin " up and down th e bea m at a treme;dous pa ce performin g one difficulty after anoth er--Cartwh eels, with two and

Wa rmup sessions of th e Ru ss ian and Japa nese teams.


Tr essinger of East Germany

th en one hand ; a cartwheel replacing her hands where her fee t had been, rather like a 'ga iner'; forward and backward walkovers; difficult turn s and jumps ; and with an air of " there you are, I can stay . on this wretched beam." T he second day of the wom en' s competiti on, and the battle had begun- Caslavska work in g brilliantly with her regal beauty ad din g yet an other pirouette to her bar routin e; the growing confidence of Natasha Koutch inskaia ; was there a certain cheekiness to thi s 17 year old, who wa s champion in her own co untry , but a newcomer to a Worl d Class co mpetition , she had been only the reserve in Sofia , less than 18 months previously. Her freshness and co mpl ete mastery of every move was k eeping her on the heels of Caslavska. The youn g Russian was just ahead on the beam, sec· ond to Vera on the floor, and equal on bars. The va ult gave Vera a .2 lead and it was here that Na tasha lost her ground and the World Championship. Caslavska's va ultin g was reall y beautiful, perfect Yami shita vaults with spo t on landin g every time, whereas Natasha with her cartwheel and 1,4 turn was a little uncertain each time. Wh at a wonderful future for this very yo un g and deli ghtful gymna st. Even so, if Vera Caslavska comes to the nex t championships with entirely new voluntaries, there wi ll be a battle royal for the gold medalsand of course we must not und erestimate th e chan ces of Larissa P etrik; Erica Zuchold ; K eiko Ikeda; J aroslava Sedlackova; Zinaida Drou ginina, all of whom were in the medal winning class. Th ere were many more amazin g performances by lesser kn own gymnasts during the three days of compe titi onthe Japan ese had excellent routines on bars and showed some tremend ous vaultin g, but they just fell short each time of that little something which mak es a champion. The championships prod uced som e new and very exciting exe rcises. I noted a new and very difficult va ult bein g perform ed by a r eserve of the Russian team , which was not produced durin g the actual competition-a handstand vau lt, with a % turn in th e first fli ght and a fu ll turn in th e second fli ght from the horse. P erhaps described as a 'Barani on, with full twist off' . It is often difficult to remember all of the new moves seen, but some in cid ents, beca use of th eir originality, daring or bea uty become indelible on the mind. Tressin ger of East Germany, commenced her voluntary bars with an approach run from outsid e th e low bar, to sprin g over the bar makin g a % turn in fli ght, catchin g th e bar only with her knees to hock

<li rcle. Erica Zu chold al so of the same co untry, perform ed a back·flip on the beam , very successfully but perhaps spoiled by th e slight hesitati on before hand. She also performed a com bination of moves on the fl oor, not oft en seen and yet very beautiful - a backward walkover to the reversed positi on on hands, 1,h pirouette to walk-out forward , very nea tly and well executed. K ouchin skaia's back-fli p 1,h tum jump (on th e rebound ) to splits was also an eye catcher. But th e most sensational of the whole competiti on wa s perhaps the performa nce of Doris Bra use ( Fuchs) on the hi gh and low bars. H er exercise caused !,he crowd to ap plaud loud and long, and at th e showing of the mark- 9.766 the ap· plaud in g turn ed to hi ssin g and booing whi ch mad e the continuation of the competiti on impossible for well over an hour. I have only once before heard a crowd show th eir di sa tisfa ction over a ma rk during a wom en's compe titi on, and that was at Rom e in 1960 over the marks given to Asta ckova and Ikeda , but I think the Dortmund commotion was by far th e greatest. And Doris Brause-what of her feelin gs? I think she has cause to be disheartened, for she has for many yea rs shown excellent form and difficult work on thi s piece of ap paratus, and thi s last exercise was really terrific, not onl y in its perfect execution but in the content, co mpositi on and diffi culty. The hi ghli ghts of the exercise were the Radochla so mersa ult ; short clear circl e to handstand on the top bar ; a lift away fr om the bottom bar to handstand ; and the straddle hetch over both bars to di smount, the mount too was ori ginal but it is not quite clear in my mind. Two judges gave her 9.9, two gave 9.7 and one 9.6. I hope Doris will n ot give up despit e thi s injustice. The co mp etition to find the new World Champi on was over, but we looked forward to a feast of gym nasti cs on the day of the Finals, and we were not disappointed. The work was fantasti c, each flo or exercise a masterpiece from the performer, the perfect composure of all on th e beam; the dash and th e skill of the bar routin es and th e qui ck fli ght and 'stay' of the vaults. What a wond erful experience these championships are, but what a lot of preparation we must make for the next one. Our gym· nasts from Britain must train harder and more effeciently than ever before, with more ·care and th ought of the basic elements. It will be a difficult task , with so many obstacles to surmount, but it must and will be done. We loo k forw ard to the XVIII World Championships in Yu goslavia in 1970.

Keiko I keda of Japan. Eas t German gymnast perfo rms un ique inverted swing release to handsta nd catc h on th e low bar


Scenes from Cal ifornia w inter Gymnastic cI inic.

WHY A CALIFORNIA CLINIC? A report on the Ca lifornia Winter Clinic, Berkeley, California , December 26-30, 1966 By Dick Criler Why should California host its own clinic when th ere are three other gy mnasti c cli ni cs goin g on a t the sam e tim e? On e instructor put th e answer rather bluntly wh en he said th at the gymnasts were not ge ttin g what they n eeded in the way of close attenti on and coachin g at the other clinics. More to th e point, perhaps, is that the youn g gymnasts who need th e stimulation , coachin g and skilled instruction were not go in g to other clin ics. To r each th em, 16

gy mnasti cs had to be closer to home. The success of thi s clini c may be indicated in attendan ce fi gures which show that th e parti cipants were largely west co ast gymnasts from Washin gton , Oregon, Cali fornia , and Nevada , many of whom had never been to a cl ini c before. Some 275 boys and 275 girls ga th ered a t th e University of California at Berk eley for five days of intensive gy mnastics instru cti on_ Clini c Director Hal Frey, gymnastics coach at Cal, Men's Director Bob P eavy of Hi llsdal e Hi gh in San Mateo, and Wom en's Direc tor Don Nel son of DeAnza Hi gh in Ri chm ond d id a superb job in organi zin g and runnin g a fin e instru ctional

program _ From the effi cient r eg istration desk under the directi on of Jack Smith of Diablo Vall ey College to th e helpful orientation efforts of Don Allin and the Berkeley Hi gh gy mnasts to th e evening entertainm ent organized by Mrs. Helen Mayer and the Ri chm ond Gym Club, th e n eeds of the participants were anti cipated and provided for. Gymnasts were especially apprecia tive th at th eir housing, the Cal dorms, were close to the gymnasiums. The Nissen Corporation, represented by Lou P ershke, loan ed so me 12,000 pounds and S40,000 worth of equipm ent for the men's and women's instruction . Th e heavy equipment was set up in four

auxiliary room s while the trampolines, long horses, and FX mats were set up in the main gym. There were at least 6 pieces of apparatus for each event, and in structor for each piece. In each room only one kind of appartus was provided, and only one class worked at a time. The . women were some· what more cramped for space, but they likewise were furni shed with 6 or more pieces of each apparatus and instructors for each piece. There were 55 instructors, the majority of th em paid, and each was assigned for up to 5 periods (of 40 minutes each) of instruction . Twenty top west coast college coaches, 3 Olympians, top high school coaches, and selected college gymnasts pro· vided instruction with careful personal at· tention. No in structor worked with anyon e group of gy mnasts or piece of apparatu s the whole time, and break periods were scheduled for them. Gymnasts were registered into 7 groups and stayed in the group throughout th e clinic: 14 and under, over 14---beg inner , specialist on 1 event, specialist on 2 events, specialist on 3 events, all·around, and all· around elite (capabl e of a 43 or above all· around score) . At each of the 7 stations, superior instructors assign ed gym nasts to an apparatus and an instructor based on their skill. Thus, in an event, advanced gymnasts and beginners mi ght all be in the same room , but learn in g differen t skills from different instructors. In the course of th e day, all 7 pieces of apparatus were covered and every gymnast, whether novice or specialist worked all·around. The elite gym nast, who is usually n eglected in most clinics, received special attention. In the mornin g, th.ey aided other groups or worked out on th e free apparatus scheduled for them. In the afternoon Jack Beckner, Art Shurlock, ann Dr. Bill Vincent (San F er· nando Valley State College) provided top level coaching to this small gro up of gym· nasts. Similar structuring provided the women's program with 38 top instructors in the 4 olympic even ts, dance and music in gym· nastics, ballet, and clinic sessions. A special class in teaching and spotting gymnastics was held for women instructors in physical education . Special clinic sessions were set aside for the apparatus events. Dr. Vincent, Art Shurlock, Irv Faria, and Jack Beckner ex· plained special moevs, including how·to·doit, spo tting, and helpful hints on the high bar, side horse, still rin gs, and parallel bars resp ectively, with the aid of gym nasts who demon strated the advanced moves. Similar sessions for the women were run by Dale McClements Flansaas (Beam and Floor Ex erci se ) , Wanda Obradovitch (Uneven parallels) and Rod Hill (Va ultin g). Theory sessions on spotting, conditioning, judging, and music and dance in gym nastics (for the women) were also scheduled for both men and women coaches and gy mnasts. The clinic was unique in several aspects. There were very few 'floaters' standinl! about doing nothing. (I could not find any to talk with and even the instructors were too busy for more than just brief conversa tions.) The empha sis on allaround , even for specialists, was carefully planned and apparently quite successful. This was a non-profit clinic and nearly all the coaches were paid. Also, in contrast to many clinics, there was spotting equipment in abundance, and it was being used in the teaching process. While competition is ,1 basic part of gymnastics, thi s clinic planned a competition for th e first night only. It was run as an invitational for both men and women and was meant to serve as an inspiration to the younger gymnasts, Also ,

by coming early in the clinic, the meet freed the gymnasts to learn rath er than prepare for a com petition. West coast gymnasts ca n look forward to a repeat clinic again this yea r. Th e success of thi s past year's fir st winter clinic has encoura ged th e University of California to und ertake the sponsorship of the clinic as an annual event to stimulate th e gro wth and developm ent of gy mna sti cs. The id ea. which was 3 years in in cubation and 9 months in actual preparation, will now receive the close 12 month , year· to-year atten tion and support it dese rves. Gym.nasts comment : "Excell ent organization .. . well planned .. . learned a lot .. . too well structured-co uldn't get fr ee apparatus to practice on .. . why should I work all·around? . . . a free period to allow work on desired apparatus should be sched uled . . . too bad it wasn't in southern California . . . clinic sessions very good- a lot of good ideas present ed ." NORTHWEST GYMNASTIC CLINIC About 150 gymnasts from Oregon and Washin gton schools participated in the Second Annual Northwest Gymnastic Clinic held Dec. 26·28 at Tongue Point Job Corps Center, Astoria, Oregon. The clinic was organized by Y oshi Hatano of the J ob Corps Center who served as director, and Paul Thompson, David Douglas High School, Portland, and Shirley Veeck, University of Oregon, assistant directors. The three·day clinic consisted of fiv e lecture sessions, two movies and ten activity periods for both men and women , presented by outstanding coaches in the Northwest. The women's section was an innovation this year. This year the Third Northwest Gymnastic Clinic will be held in Portland after Christmas. Hatano announced he would return to his home in Japan this spring, followin g six years of gymnastic coaching in the U.S.

Dave Shoemaker of David Douglas Hi Schaol demonstrates "Neckspring full twist " at Northwest Gym Clinic. Be low: Registrants at Northwest Clinic.

CENTRAL NEW YORK STATE GYrvINASTIC CLINIC REPORT By Ed Konopa State University College at Oneonta, New York, was th e scene of a very successful clinic on December 17, 1966. In attendan ce were 125 parti cipants from various areas of the stat e. An international flavor was added with coachin g participants from the Royal Military Academy at Kingston , Ontario, Canada. The clinic was conducted under the excell ent direction of Joe Fodero. Excellent presentation s were given by th e clinic staff which includ ed; Joe Fodero, long horse vaultin g; Paul Romeo, parallel bars ; Walt Dodge, floor exercise; Milan Trnka, horizontal bar; Jeff Cardinalli, sid e horse; and Ed Konopa, still rings. Bud Beyer, conducted an outstanding session on "the analysis of gymnastics movements", for both coaches and gymnasts. Both Walt Dodge and Phil Voas did an excellent job of demonstratin g when called on. Members of the Syracuse University, Oneonta State, and Oneonta Hi gh gYlIlnas tic teams served as capable assistants in various aspects of the clinic. Two workouts were conducted by the staff for the participants. This was the first attempt at a clinic in this area, and its success demonstrates th e need for future clinics. Interest has been expressed to conduct a clinic of the same type for girls. An outstanding fea ture of the clinic was a written supplement for each event, explaining the moves and req uirements. FOURTH ANNUAL NEW ENGLA lD GYMNA STIC CLINIC Report by Robert Han scom. On November 25 and 26, 1966 at th e Framingham , iVlass, North Hi gh School, th e fourth annual New England Gymna sti c Clinic was held. The Clinic was sponsored by th e New En gland Gymnasti c Clinic Committee and The lVla ssachu setts Hi gh School Gymnastic Coaches Associati on. Sa nction for the affair wa s ob tain ed from th e Amateur Athletic Un ion , Un ited States Gymna st ic Federation and th e Mass. Secondary School Prin cipals Association. This year's clinic was und er th e abl e direction of Mr. George J essup, assisted by Del ene Gifford and Ted Steeves Jr. Oth er co mmittee people included Mr. A Ian Bickum and Karl Przystawik , Registrati on and Fin· ances, Mr. Robert Hansco m, Dave Webster and Marcia Connors, Publicity, Mr. George H ery, Equipm ent, Mr. Issadore Battino, Program Director, Dr. Jo se ph Massimo and Barbara Jordan , Routin e Evaluation , :r-.h. Erik Kj eld sen, Kitty Kj eld sen, Frai,k Wol cott and Gail Parks, Coordinators.


NEW ENGLAND CL tN tC Ja cobso n condu cts le cture demo n-

str at ion on t he H or izontal Ba r . H erb V oge l of 50. II I. Un iv. coaches Floor Ex erc ise sess ion . Bob Carg ill (top gym nast at Spring f ie ld ) demo nstrates the " Ya mi shita " vault during Long H orse session. Dr. Joseph

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Ba r class . T homa s Aucterl onie , gives lectur e and demonstra ti on on th e Side horse . Ki t y K jeldsen . Un iv. of Mass . wom en 's coach ho lds judg ing session f or women . Coach Car l Patte r so n fr om Temp l e, lectu r ing at Cli n ic.

Master teachi ng staff in cl ud ed , for the men, Ab e Grossfeld , Carl P aterson, Don Tonry, J eff Cardin ali, Michael Jacobson. George Hery, and lVl il an Trnka. F or th e wo men, Mur iel Grossfeld, Robert Laun dy. Dr. J oseph ]Vlassimo, Don ald S tom-Vik, and H erb Vogel. Others on th e teachin g staf f were Robert Albri ght , J ose ph Brid ges. Dwi ght Church, J oe Dorsey, J erry Geoq!e. Ro bert Hanscom, K enn eth H enderson, Robert Lewis, George Goldin g, Ronald P eek . Robert Pa taky, Robert Reen, Dani el Reen, Thomas S teeves, J oe Shuhwerk , Willard S I. Cyr, Edwa rd Willi ams, Benj amin Malvini. Virgini a Cullity, J ack ie Di ggs, J ane Gru be. Judy Fa th, Mary Ann Sil va, Eva Balaz_ Ruth F a irfi eld, Mary Lou Lee and Beth Evan s_ S tudent instru ctors were coll ege stud ent s from the New En gland and surroundin g area. The program was divided into fo ur ma in phases : (1) Lecture-Demonstrations on an advan ced and interm ediate leveL Th ese were basically theory sessions on mechani cs of teachin g and spottin g_ (2) Problem so lvin g sess ions designed to enable th e stud ent or teacher to take hi s spec ifi c probl em t" a qu ali fied instru cto r for suggesions. (3) General wo rk outs un der th e directi on of student instructors. (4 ) Special sess ions such as movies ,j udgin g, etc. This yea r's clini c utili zed a large fo ur part gym for general work outs and problem solvin g. Also a two part gy m for special lecture demo nstrati ons. W restl ing room, class rooms, an d 18

aud itor ium were also used for special projects. Total parti cipati on was 906 indi viduals. Of th ese 764 were r egistrant s. Th e remainin " number were sta ff and assistants. J bel ieve th at th is is the largest gy mnasti e cl ini c held in the co unt ry. A special word of th anks from the Clini c Committee to the Master Teachin g Staff and all assistants for a truly outstandi ng job in makin g this annu al affair the great success that it is. NATIO NA L GYMNASTI C CLINIC SA RASOT A, FLORIDA Nea rly 700 gymnasts ranging fr om novice to Ol ymp ic competitor participated in the 16th Na ti onal Gymnastic Clinic December 24-30 at Sarasota, Florid a. Under the direction of Olymp ians Abie and Muriel Grossfeld and Women's Olympic Team Coach, Vanni e Edwards, and a staff of 30 in路 structors representin g num erous eastern and south ern colleges, hi gh schools, and gym cl ubs, the young gy mn asts took in daily sess ions on all th e olympic apparatus and trampoline and tumbling. Competiti ve opportunity was aff ord ed with the Juni or Olympi cs, Nati onal Gymnastc Clinic Championshi ps, and the tra ditional orth -South Meet. In addition , the clinic hosted the Mid-winter Nati onal AAU Tram polin e Champi onships under the direction of J eff H ennessy, National AAU T rampolin e Chairman . A special hi ghli ght

of th e clinic wa s the first round tria ls to select a U.S. team for the F ourth Worl d T ra mpolin e Championships slated fo r Lon don, En gland , June 15-17. An ex tra bonus for the clinic parti cip ants wa s the ad diti on is Miss Mar it J ohn son. a for mer wo men's na tional cham pi on of No rway. lVliss ] ohn son, who will teach in New H aven, Connecti cut, instructed both fundamenta l and adva nced techn iques on th e olympic events, trampoline and tu mblin g and serve d al so as girl 's coach and judge in th e co mpetitions. Addin g to th e intern ational fl avor of th e cl ini c was the presence of the Wo men's Gymnastic Team from Mexico. Th e yo un g ladi es observed trainin g techni ques and participated in the daily instructional ses路 sions. Other features of th e cl ini c were a sp aceball tourn ament , analyses of the 1967 P anAmerican Gam es co mpul sory ex ercises, and film s of th e 1966 World Games held in Dor tmund , Ger many. Jud gin g courses for men and women were condu cted by Eri c and Kitty Kj eldsen. J eff H enn essy presented a course in tra mpolin e judgin g. Th e clini c directors ann oun ced that this was the last year the cli ni c must divid e its acti viti es between three loca tions. A new Sarasota Spo rts Arena will be co mpl eted in early 1997. The arena, which will also house an International Gymnasti cs Hall of F ame, will serve as the futu re home of the Na ti onal Gy mn asti cs Clinic.

Co mpetit io n Resul ts Junior Olympics: Girl s 12-14 . A ll-aro und : l) Lynn Friedman (Philo. Monnelles), 2) Kothy Gardner (Philo. Mannettes), 3) Sandra Garret (Carol Gables) . Boys 13-15 . A II- oro un d: I) Pearce Wagner (Aeronau ts ). Notional Clini c Champ ions hips: Me n's All -aro und : I ) Sei Ita (Nw. La. Slate). 2) Jim Amerine (Sa. Conn. State). 3) Richard Llovd {Nw. La. Stote} . Wo m e n's All- a ro un d: 1) Carolyn Hacker (So. Co nn. Gv m (J(u b), 2) Emily Stevens, 3) Joan Laute r (Carol Gobles).

Mid-wi nter Notion al AA U T ra mpo line Champion ships: Me n : I) Wayne M iller CU. Mich.), 2) Jim Yongue (Se. l a. State), 31 Dove Jacobs (U. Michl. W o m (! n : I) Jud y Wills (SlU), 2) Vicki Bo llinger, 3) Judi Ford. Trom polin e Trials: Me n : 1) Wayne Miller, 2) Dave Jacobs, 3) Jim Yongue W om(!n: 1) Judy Wills, 2) Nancy Smith, 3) Vicki Bollinoer.

Photos by James C. Townsend



FLY-A-WAY by Bill Holm es Pi ctured in the sequence of th e fly-a -way is Kat suo Ya manaka, a Japan ese Nat ional and form erly the Japanese hi gh school champion_ He is presently a graduate student at Chico S tate College in Ch ico, Cali forni a_ Th e seq uence of photos was photograp hed at the orthern California Gymnasti cs Camp_ Kat suo is able to perform an extremely high f1y-a-wa y with a fin e technique_ The Japanese attack gymnastics very scientifically_ Their fin e trainin g in th e basic arts of gy mnasti cs is evidenced in their advanced performances_ They leave n o ston e un turn ed when learnin g th e basics _ Most gym nasts that -learn a fly -a-way in this country are tau ght to sw in g with an arched body swin gin g upward s, lettin g go of the horizontal bar, and rotatin g sw iftly to the mat. This procedure can be dan gerous and also produces a fl y-a-way that is low and very poor. In the sequence of learning a Japanese-type fly-a-wa y (also ca ll ed a E uropean or Ru ss ian style ) there are fiv e prom inent steps_ Step L Learn to swin g benea th the bar developing a pike about % of the way down on th e back swing_ Figure L Hold the pike past the center and up toward the end of the swin g_ Repea t this procedure many times until you feel relaxed in these position s_ Step 2_ Swing as in Step 1 and let go doin g a straight jump landin g a few feet in front of the bar. This is accomplished by pickin g up the pike '%, of the way down on the backswing holding it through the bottom, fli ckin g the hips to an arched position 'allowing the chest to go forward and the arms trailing behind the head and the thumbs leavin g the horizon tal bar last. If 3


you can turn arou nd and see the horizontal bar " twang" you will know that yo u are leaving the bar at the correct time, The first few times in tryin g to perform the straight jump it is suggested that you have a spotter available. Repe a't this action of the front slin g until yo u become extremely proficient and are flyin g at least 12-15 feet fr om the horizontal bar. Step 3. The third step involves all the techniqu es learn ed in Step 1 and 2 but addin g one more thin g-the toe touch. This is accomplished by swin gin g down , pickin g up the pike at the % level, flicking the hips past the bottom, allowing the arms to trail and vigorously lifting upward and away from the bar to touch the toes and land on the feet without a somersault. This step should be practiced until the gymnast is liftin g his body in a pike position above the horizontal bar. ':'The above three steps are unique in teachin g a fly-a -way in the U.S. It is hard for so me gy mnasts to comprehend why he mu st accomplish th ese three steps before he is allowed to somersa ult. The above three steps are designed to teach the action that is necessary to develop th e power and timin g for the gymnast to get up and away from th e horizonta l bar for hi s somersaulting action. Th e hip fli ckin g action develops the power and the arm motion ( the pushing away from the bar) gives the distance necessary to get away from the bar. Step 4. Now comes the somersaulting action. If the gymnast has lea rn ed hi s lesson well he will have no trouble turning over. Hi s action will be powerful and away from the bar. H e first should learn a little slin ger und ern ea th the bar- just for the ex 4

peri ence of turning over. Next, employ th e swin gin g from a cast from a support positi on frOIl1 above th e bar. On th e way d own , pi ck up the pike about % of the way , hold it through the bottom, on the way up, fli ck th e hips, allow the chest to rid e forward with the arms trai lin g and when the power in the swin g is felt, release th e bar, k ee pin g th e head down and at th e top of the swin g, throw th e head back and perform a tuck somesa ult. Repeat thi s step many tim es. I t takes a great deal of practice to develop th e timing in these proce dures. The fl y-a-way becomes easier and safer becau se of th e ex treme height and di stan ce fro m th e bar. Step 5. Th e final step in performing th e lay-out fl y-a-way employs all of th e previous practices to so me extent. A good back giant with more thim normal speed is required for this di smount. Two giant swin gs in preparation for th e fly-a-wa y with in creasin g speed on each one, and on th e third one, the dismo unt should be perform ed. On th e fina l giant there should be a sli ght pike held over the top of th e swin g, stretch to a straight body a quarter of the way d own and on % of the way down the pik e pi cked up again and held past the bottom preparin g for th e hip fli ck. When the power is felt, fli ck th e hips, allowin g th e chest to raise past th e arms, extendin g the arms rearward and pushing away from the barkee pin g the head down, release the bar, arch the hea d rearward , bring the hand s to the sid e, look for th e mat and attempt to land th e fly-a-way in a standing position. Note Th e Second Pi cture notes the positi on of the arms wh en performing the flya-way.



WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 9.9 HORIZONTAL BAR ROUTINE . Performed by NAKAYAMA of Ja pan at Dortmund , 1966 . . . High underswing Kreiskehr (stradd le leg double rear), immediate Sta lder shoot, ba ck giant to whip turn, fo rward g iant, stoop thru to Takomoto shoot, vault catch, sw ing forward, hop to reverse grip, stra ight arm kip to handstand, three-quarter giant, stoop legs between hands, shoot t o disl ocate giants, hop change, immed iate forward sta lder shoot, front g iant , half turn to back giant, back stalder sh oot, cross change to forward giants, dismount ing with a beaut ifu l full twist ing hecht.



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RESEARCH AND FITNESS IN GYMNASTICS by Ja mes S. Bosco, Ph.D. Sa n J ose State Co ll ege This is the jOllrth article in a se ries oj random topics in gymnastics . Send comments, questions and su.ggestions to the above address . LEvr, PHILLIP N!. JR. ''Twe lve Selec ted It ems Co nce rnin g th e Deve lopme nt of a Co ll ege· Leve l Gynlllasti c T ea m." npubli shed Master's Th es is, Fl ags taff: No rth ern 1\ ri zona Uni ve rsit y, 1965. P UR POSE : T o s urvey th e op ini ons of gymnas ti cs co aches on it ems concernin g trainin g

me th ods of coll ege·level co mp etitive !!ymnasts. PRO CE DURE: A t welvc-item q ues ti onaire was arb itrar il y pre pa red and sent to 81 gy mn asti cs coa ches. The r es ponses were tabulat ed and anal yzed. Reco mm endations for future research we re mad e for most it e ms. R ESU LTS AN D RECmI.\IEN DATIO NS: A total of 70 co aches, or 86 % of th ose polled returned the qu esti onaire. ITEM 1: L ength of tim e jor a sin gle day's work- alit. Two a nd one half hours is a des irable length of tim e (pcrhaps thi s was a mid d le of th e road choice as th er e was con sid erabl e suppor t in the co mments for both short er a nd longer wo rk-outs); th e a ll -around gy mna st needs two an d one·half hours or longer ; th e spec iali st can ha ve a n adequ ate work-out in less tim e; a well plann ed and organized work -o ut does not need to be two a nd one·half hours long. The length of tim e fo r a single da y's work-out de pend s on th e stage of tra inin g of th e gy mn as t, th e number of e vent s in whi ch the gymna st intend s to compete and th e backgro und of the parti cul a r team as a whole. Two and onehalf hours is a fl exible amou nt of time useful as a point of departure. It wa s reco mm end ed that further research be done in rega rd to: the a mount of tim e for th e daily work-o ut of a champion allaround gymnast; the amount of time for the da ily work-o ut of the champion one, two, and three event specialist. ITEM 2: Th e practice oj working--ont twice in a single twenty-jou.r hOlLr period. Thi s was found to be unn ecessary. There are condition s and unusua l circum sta nces wh en two workouts in one day are feasible; however, as a ge neral rule, th e procedure is impracti cal. One hard, well plann ed wo rk -o ut is be tt e r than two workouts in one day . It was suggested that durin g vaca ti on s, in summ er gy mnasti cs camps and a t gy mnasti cs clini cs, thi s type work-out is desirable.


1t was reco mmend ed th a t furth e r research be done in regard to : two work-out s in one day for Olym pians and othe r mature (ex per ience wi se) gymna sts ; two work·o uts in one day for beg inning gymna sts; tw o work· out s in one da y for skill , and an other for fl ex ibity and strength , e tc.

ITD[ 3: A 1V0rk,01Lt th e day bel are a gymnastics mee t. Thi s was found to be unn ecessary. A li g ht re hearsal of timin g and balan ce skill s is tolerabl e a nd may be benefi cial in preparati on for m ee ts on succeedin g days, but th ese work out s shou ld n ot approa ch th e po int of mu scular fati gue. A work·out th e day before a gymnastics mee t depends on how the indi vidual feels ph ys iolog ica ll y and th e eve nt s he works. Li ght calisth enics and li ght wo rk on skill moves can r eli eve ten· sion and enh ance rec upe ration . Do not do an y strenu ous phy sical work th e da y before a meet. It wa s r eco mm end ed th a t furth er resea rch be undertak en in regard to: the eff ect of unfa miliar eq ui pment on gy mnasti cs perfonnance, th e degree of fatigu e produ ced fr om a co mpe titive gy mn asti cs mee t and th e rat e of recovery from thi s type of fatigu e. ITEM 4: A strength work-out at the end oj a daily work-out. Thi s wa s found to be desirabl e and essential. In the early part of th e yea r, a da ily strength work-out aft er a prec ision or skill· work-o ut is parti cul arly important for ring men. Thi s strength work should be limit ed to three days per wee k if it is extremely con centrated and heavy. A strength . work-out afte r a r eg ular workout must be don e in orde r to attain th e strength necessary to work rings and som e skill s on parall el bars and fl oor exercise. It was r ecommend ed that furth er research be done concernin g a possible minimum level of strength wh ich, on ce a tt ain ed, mi ght require less empha sis and still h e maintained. ITEM 5 : The use of a program of liftin g weights. Th is was found to be des irable. W ork on weak muscle gro ups for spec ifi c skill s early in the year and in the off-season was reco mm end ed. A program, three day s per week for beginners and ce rtain gy mnasts needing strength , is benefi cial. ' 0 squa ts or other leg exerci ses that build bulk in the lowe r body shou ld he used. If weight liftin g is used, it mu st be for specifi c skill s. Do not use gene ral lift s for ge neral strength. Res istan ce in gymnasti cs exercises for spe cifi c gym na sti c part s is esse ntial. Th is can also be accompl(shed on the ap· paratus.

ITEM 6: Rwwing to build enduran ce. This received mod erate support. Th ere was agreement that early in th e trainin g peri od run· nin" helped build enduran ce. It was also a "' r~ed that th e practi ce of usin g consec uti~e routin es is a bette r me th od with wh ich to build enduran ce. Th ere were co nfli ctin g opini ons between coaches as to whi ch gym· na sts can profit fr om runnin g. On e group beli eve d fl oor exercise men, tumbl ers and trampolini sts should run. Th e oth er group believed that the men wh o work these event s need not run , but that the rest of th e team wo uld profit from runnin g, 3 S th eir eve nts require little of that type of enduran ce. Lon g horse vault ers should run. In co nclu sion, do n ot mak e runnin g for enduran ce a maj or part of yo ur conditioning pro gram. Use, all-out effort short di s· tan ce running for the entire team in th e be" innin " pha se 0 the conditi onin g pro· g r;m. D~ consecutive routines during the se ason for s pecifi c enduran ce. It wa s reco mm end ed that furth er research be und e rtaken co mparin g th e cardio·vascular demand s of gymnasts who work fl oor exe rcise and trampolin e with track men who run sprints and di stan ce events. ITEM 7: The gymnast viewing jilms 0/ his own routines. Thi s practi ce was co nsid ered desirable and even essential by many respondents. It is costly but aids consid erably in eliminatin g fault s. It is al so a n excellen t motivator. Use eight millime ter bl ack an d white fi lm as oft en as the financial pro· gram will permit. [TEII'1 8: The gymnast viewing film s oj recognize d champions. Thi s practice was considered essential. Seein g what it takes to win in styl e and obser vin g trend s and techniqu e is in spirin g and valuable. Use film s of recogni zed champions selec tively. Use only film s of. men with good mechanics. Run these film s forward and backward and show them at a time not in terferin g with regular work·o uts. It was r eco mm end ed that a film or seri es of film s be mad e available of several men doing the same skill. Th ere should be diffe rent views of th e mos t mechanically accura te perform er. This film should includ e on ly skill s of recog nized superior difficulty on each pi ece of apparatus. ITEM 9: Th e practicing of cover-lip skills. Thi s wa s found to be essential. P e rfonnin !! com· pl ete routin es, even with brea ks, is tGe way to automatically ma ke cove r-ups impe rce ptibl e. A co mpe tent jud ge w ill recogn ize

the mi ss, but th e loss of point s wi li" be less with a smooth cover· up. Do not stress thi s id ea to the point of ne gative thinking . Work on complete routin es e ven with break s in ord er to develop th e abilit y to ad lib. Th er e is no sub stitut e for con sist· ency in routin es but it is good coachin g to ha ve yo ur team pre pared.

ye ar. Intra-squad meets a re stimulating to th e men who mi ght ha ve a tend ency to r est on th e ir laurels. Use intra·squad meets early in th e year before the start of th e co m· petitive season. From th ese mee ts, you wil l have an overall pi cture of the team. Use the top three men in each eve nt to co mpe te in th e firs t meet. Thereaft e r, have partical intra· squad mee ts in th e form of chall enges for th e privil ege of comp eting. It was r ecomm end ed that furth er r ese arch be und ertaken in reg ard to th e eff ect of press ure on performan ce.

ITEM 10: .4 deadline ajter whi ch no hew skills are added to a man's rontine. Thi s was found to be des irabl e and almos t essentiaL Th ere a re exce ption s to th is pra cti ce. Comm on se nse and fl exibilit y must prevaiL If a new skill is mastered and will up grad e a routin e, it should be used. Set a c ut·of[ da y six wee ks before th e first meet from whi ch tim e no n ew skill s are add ed to a gy mnast's r outin e. A fter th at date , if a gy mnast can show con sistency in th e n ew skill and if it doesn't change the man's en· tire routin e, it should be add ed .

ITEM 12 : Gymnastic exhibition s. Thi s was found to be des irabl e. Thi s practice is benefic ial for less expe rien ced gymna sts as it co nditi ons them to work ing in front of an audience and to bein g und er pressure. Gymnasti cs exhibiti ons are nece ssary for go od pub li c re lation s. Th ey should not be use d solel y for ent ertainm ent and mus t not interfere with regular practice or dev iat e g reatl y from competiti ve r outines. Use gy mna sti cs exh ibition s on a very limit ed bas is. Do a few, early in th e yea r to sell the program to th e publi c. Do not l et th ese exhibi ti ons int erfere with regular work·out or th e s tudy tim e of the gymnasts.

ITEM 11: The nse oj intra-squad meets. Thi s wa s found to be essentiaL Thi s pra cti ce, earl y in th e se ason, gives th e up· coming gy mna st a chan ce to comp ete a nd offe rs th e entire team an opportunity to overcom e the p ressure of th e first inter·coll ege meet of th e



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FROM A \\\) NEUROTIC JUDGE By Roy Davis 1. " The FlG. Illustration s-Parallel Bar" A. Note : ( This is th e third in a series of articles appraising the FIG . Illustration s with recommendations fo r changes where necessary .)

B+B= B+ B Alth ough it is not a written rule, th e Code fairly consistently awards C valu e to two con secutive B moves. Certainly the practice do es en CQura ge daring combination s, but is also has the effect of r educin g in centi ve to learn th e " big" move that d eserves its C rating and add s genuine excitement to an otherwise unexce ptional r outin e. Thi s approach co uld be criti cized as "ty picall y Amer ica n" in the empha sis on difficulty , but clo ser exa min a ti on r eveals other wise. I ch oose to avoid th e practice in n early ever y case beca use doing so r enders the C move more va lu ab le. The smart gymnast, r ealizin g that th e maximum scor e is h arder to obtain , ha s to have superi or execution to make up for hi s l oss in diffi culty. It can al so be argued that the second success ive B move is harder only wh en the first one is imperfectl y performed. When th e firs t B is done well and prop erly, th e su ccee din g B move is of littl e conse quen ce except for its own sak e. I have chosen to trea t th em in thi s fa shion b ecause it certainly isn ' t fair to r ewa rd faulty execution.

HELD M OVES: A matter of style Th e rul es s tates that no more than 3 held moves should be used. I agree that no exer cise should have too many sto ps, but I would h esitate t o impo se my agin g tastes on the young and cr ea tive gy mna sts who are a ttempting to d evelop their own style of work. I feel that the pace and rhythm of a routin e should not be pre· scribed a nd wo uld lik e to encourage th e rule-maker s to r emove thi s r estricting clause.

thi s low; th ey mask th eir inability to swing th e move wi th good executi on. Can yo u envi sion an Olympian doin g a l evel stutz with out deduction ? Neith er can 1. Thi s should as a B move at 30° and no less. If" it is lower give it B, but dedu ct. But isn ' t that just like giving it A credit ? A lmost, but it's an improvement. With a less than 10.0 routine wher e every A and B counts, the score may not be affected; but this practi ce does affect the score of the more acco mpli shed gy mnast who ha s a surplus of d iffi culty and is striving for excellent execution. H e must b e properl y judged- i.e. a level stutz is not a good stutz.

f) Rearward somersault, fol-

lowed by 'h turn line of body horizontal : B A



1 Sf. Ch ang e fr om B A to B deduct.ion (see exp lanat ion)

b) Front

side-stand jump frontways to front free horizontal support 2 sec.



Miss in g move?-dedu ct twice? It doesn't so und right and it isn't. Th e id ea of a flat prescription of difficulty is poor because it is infl ex ibl e. It i s fine for the good gy mnast, but for th e l esser gymn as t, th e absence of a B r elease m eans a mi ssin g B r elease and a missin g B move: i.e.- 0.8 points. This should b e treated as th e di smount. Th ere should b e a complete grip r elease of "eq ual" value correspondin g to the difficulty of th e exercise. Leave it in th e judges' band s to deduct as h e chooses. II. R ecomm endati on s for ratin g chan ges:

18b. Con fu sing: this instead o f B


Poor B equals A? A bad stutz is a bad stutz! This probl e m can be sticky. Th e malpracti ce of g iving a level s tutz A cr edit with no execut ion deduction mu st make the conno isseur of this fin e move wince in di smay. Th e upri se s tutz (Bar level) th e support stutz (shoulder level) and the ba ck stut z to upper arm s are all g iven A credit. I don ' t know any gy mnasts wh o r eall y want to do stutzes


shou l d A





b) Sidewud

turn .. hill! frontal tum. .. forward pirouette foliowed by lideward ftI, (Hollander) ., lII11t from handstand on one or two anna CIt' forward lOmeru"lt or rear~ ward lOIfteu&IIlt over cr_and outalde 01.. ban

a) ~;:bn~~/i~:rgo~~ !~~~~~ horizontal or to upper·arm support



Sa. Change Trom an A move to a B m ove



fo r



(see explanation)

a) Forward pirouette to handstand: A+ A

19b. Change all o f these dismou nts fr orr

A Handstand is not a move : In onl y one in stan ce sh ould a hand stand r eceive A cr edit ( and even then it is bord erlin el-and that is wh en it is a simple swin g hand stand. In n ea rly every applicable in stan ce, a h andstand signal s a compl eted movement and is th erefore an und eniabl e part of the movement in qu estion. Thu s. a move culmi n ating in a hand stand should not r eceive two diffi culty ratin gs when it is act ually only one move. An 88 ° stutz is a very high stutz; a stutz hand stand is a different move-as those who have don e it can testify . Furthermore, a gy mnast does not demon strat e any grea ter ability by holding a hand stand after achi eving a stabl e h andstan d positi on , which in reali ty, permi ts a r est. Th e h eld h a nd stand is a rhythm device. It is a matter of style. It's difficulty and , th erefore, its difficulty award , should be given to the one move which it finalizes .


B moves to A moves

c) German kip at risht angle

4t~~vb ~



80. Change from A A to A move on ly, i.e . giving cred it only for the pirouette and not the hand,tand.

oj Ho"".'"


4c. Cha nge from C t o B

e) German kip to support swing rearward, swing forward, splitting legs at right


I 1a. Change h om A m ove t o 0 (no cred it) (see ex pl ana ti on)

4e. Change from C t o B

b), Front mount to suppon

with ~ tum feet as hiSh as bars (also ~. d)


~~~n~ ~~~~~d. stand at

2b . Change from

B to C w ith

f o r poo r executi o n


(see explanat ion)

e) Handstand at .,renath with body Itraiaht and arms bent from frontways horizonta! lupport on on~el­ bow In palmary aup





Sc. Rating


be neld on ly

1 second c) Swing rearward in support with 1h turn swing rearward in support and Ih turn to swing rearward

t lOe. Change fr om B to A



6c. Change fro m C t o B



cJ Double back Czech

HI. Additi on al recomm end at ions for ratin gs not in clud ed in the illustrati ons: A. longitudinal axis 1. from support a. Diamedov (full twistin g stutz)


70. Cha nge from C to B

cJ Swing rearward in support and jumping v.. turn relea~ing and resuming grips, SWIng forward followed by v.. tum, line of body obliquely upward at least


90. Ch ange from C t o B c)



- C


c. "progress ive kip of " German" kip (under bar cast ) with 1h turn to straight arm support-C B. Sideward axi s 1. gli de kip- A 2. Strai ght arm strai ght leg press on one bar- C Next article : H orizon.tal Bar R ecommendation.s

support and back roll to momentary handstand


120. Change from C to B


e) Outer back cross-stand of bars ~ mount forward turning rearward to momentary hand stand, swing for-


13 e. Ch a nge

f ro m C to




e) Swing forward, desce nd rea rward and somersault under to



'O'=4~@17~ k 11---.::;


14e. C hange f rom C t o C


f) Rearward somersault, fol-

lowed by v.. turn line of body horizontal: B A


15f. Change fr om




to B

deduction g) Rearward somersault, followed by '/2 turn line of body in an oblique position 30' upward

15g . Change fr om C t o B f) Front


h. full twistin g back so mi e dismount- C c. Rud olph di smount- C d. doubl e back somersa ult di smount e. pik e back somersault dismount or regra sp- C 2. fr om hang with straight arm s a. r earward circle to upp er arm su pport {dislo ca te) - B b. rearward circle to strai ght arm support (di slocate to support )








For By Dick Wolfe

THE H AN DSTA ND ON RI NGS Th e F.I.G. specifies two handstand s on rin gs, one exec ut ed with strength , the oth er with swin g. In spite of th e obvious n eed to emph as ize th e relati vely easy to lea rn , but difficult to master handstand , it appears that few gymn asts speno suffi cient tim e to over learn thi s move.

This month 's exercise, fig. 7, should be executed as rap idly as possi ble. T he ar llls should be jamm ed straight , with the rin gs turn ed at least parallel. Do not try to control th e h and stand and th en stra ighten th e arms, but rath er straight en the a rm s and extend th e body in to th e proper hand s tand position im mediately. Ad justin g th e hand stand ajter a sw in g to hand stand or a press to hand stand cau ses deducti ons and shows lack of co nfid ence in add iti on to less than ex pert rin g work. On ce yo u ca n successf ully exec ute 10路15 muscle-up p re~" handstand s in succession at practi ce, a missed hand stand in compe titi on will be rare in deed . EX ERCt SE :tt 7 MUSCLE- U P & PRESS HAN DST A ND: Fro'", a ben t arm hong w it h f a lse gr ip (fi g . 1), musc le u p to a tu ck suppo rt a bove t he rin gs ( f ig. 2) and con t inue <hot mot io n t o a hand st and (fi g. 3). Lowe r to bent arm ho ng a nd rep eat. Specific to : Rings, general overa ll m usc u la r endu rance an d ha ndstand conf idence. Photos by Rip Searby


~~ ~~i r~~':' : tod~~~~

support, followed by front czech

18f. Chanqe fr om C to . B


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MG SCOREBOARD With ou r new format , we are asking our readers t o help us re port results more quickl y . In the past, it has been difficult to keep up t o dote b ecau se ma ny of o ur

correspo ndents have sent us pag es of re sults which r equ ired much ti me f o r us t o pull o ut the w inner. IF YOUR MEET RE SULTS ARE IMPORTANT ENOUGH T O SEND US . THE USE OF THE FOLLOW ING FORMAT WIL L SPEED THEIR A PPEARANCE IN THE MG SCOREBOARD:

1. Rank


sco res


o rder

and list schoo l names in full. 2. Li st only the top thre e pl aces in all-arou nd and each event: Full

name, school, score. 3 . A b r ief (75 words o r less) pa rag ra ph describing the meet

s ho uld incl ud e s ite , mee t di rect o r


the name(s) of the ou t standing gymnast(s) with events w on, and top teams, if pertinent. A photograph of th e all-around champion or the event w inne r in action is more li kely t o be used than a posed troph y picture. Any size print can be sent but it should

be as s harp and clear as poss ib le for reproducti o n purposes. When

poss ible


w inning

routine from each event. Meet results on the n a t ional , r eg ional, a n d statewide le ve ls and importan t loc al championships and i nvitationals a re welcome in the MG Scoreboard . Send your results directly to MG SCOREBOARD, P.O . Box 611 , Santa Monica, California 90406. COLORADO UN1V. INVITATIONAL Th e 4th Ann ua l CU Gy mnastics Invit ational Meet was he ld ,n Boulder, Co lor ado on December 9 at 8:00 p.m. In addit ion to the Univer sity of Colorado coached by Art W h ite the foll ow ing schoo ls attended; Colora do State College coached by Mr. Toni Rossi , Colorad o State Unive rsity coached by Steve Johnson, t he Ai r Fo r ce Academy coach ed by Capt. Karl Sch wen zfeier and Southern Illi nois Un iversity coached by Bi ll Meade . The entri~s included the two top

men in dividual

each event and the inave ra ges were added to

derive the total team score . SIU wa s fir st with 125.55, CU second w ith 1 18.10, CSU third with 113.70, CSC f ourth w ith 107.45 and AFA fifth wi th 105 .50. SI U won all but one of the f irst place medals, that one being the

s ide



whi ch



Jock Rya n of the Bu ff s. Jack turned in an excellent 9.50 ro utine. Meet ~esults FX: Paul Maye r , SIU 9.1; Bob Fi sher , CU 8 .8; K irk Rose , CSU 8.7. SH: Jack Ry an , CU 9.5; Mike Boggled , SI U 9.0; Dave Boland , CSU. TR: Da le H a rd t, SIU 9.45; Bob Swing , CSU 9 .1 ; Hutch Dvorak, SI U 8.95. HB: Fred Dennis, SIU 9. 15; Jerry Pershing, CSU 8.7; John Pickup , CSU 8.6 . LH: Paul Maye r 9.60; Bob Fi sher 9.55; Terry Pershi ng, CSU 9.0; PB : Ron Harstad, SIU 9.2; Er ic Singe r , CU 8.9; Pau l Mayer 8.8. R: Fred Dennis 9.65; De St range, CSU 9.35; Rick Tucker, SIU 8 .7 5. Judges : Don Robinson , Grady Matthews , Bill H o lmes and Lou Baretta. SOUTHERN USGF MEET Report by Jerry Ainsworth On December 10th, 1966 teams from the Un iv. of Texas , Louisi ana State U. , Memphis Sta te U., Southeastern St ate Co ll ege o f La. and Hos t Northeast State Co ll ege of Louisia na m et in an Elite an d Cl ass A competit ion. Elite Results FX: K. Kanzaki, NLSC 9. 15; Frank Fo rteir , LSU 9.0; Dennis Su lliva n , NLSC 8.95. T : Denn is Su llivan 9.10; Bill Woodson, 2nd Preb . 7.65; Stanley Le wis, NLSC 7.5. PB: K. Kanzaki 9.25; D. Su llivan 9.05; Clide Ashley, LSU 8.90. SH : K. Kanzaki 9.25; Robert Bou drea u x, Unat. 8.90; Di ck T ob ias MS U 8.45. R: Ed C larke NLSC 9.6; D . Sullivan 9.25; Kanzaki 9 .0. HB : Kanz a ki 9.50; Steve Parr. NL SC 8.95; D. Su ll ivan 8.85. AA : K.


Kanzak i 55.45; Dennis Sullivan 53 .35; T om Donovan, LSU 49.85; Robert Boudreaux 48.80; Grant Will iams, SSC 40.25. A Class Results In the Class "A" competition , Ra y Carnahan o f NLSC p laced first in AA, HB and R. , with a second on th e SH . Dwight McLem ore (N LSC) placed 2nd AA. Bi ll Schmi dt of LSU was first in FX, Steve Parr (N LSC) first in PB, Steve Nelson (N LSC) first on the SH and Cris Eil esten won t he Tramp. event. IOWA OPEN The University of Iowa and Iowa State Uni ver sity dominated the 1966 Iowa Open as between t hem they captur ed the first 3 p laces in each event except the Floor Exer cise. Highli g hts of the meet included the side horse dual between McCa n less and Gordon of Iowa, the fine parallel bar rou t ine by Jerry Crowder of Iowa State, and the fine All A round performance by Iowa State's Mike Jac ki. AA: Mike Jacki , ISU 51.80' Niel Schrnitt, Iowa 51.45; Jerry' Fonta na , ISU 51.1; Bob Dic kson, Iowa 50.35 ; Ri ch Scorza, 10. Fr. 45 .90. FX: Jim Barber, Iowa St. 9.05 ; M ike Jacki 8.9; Gene Kel be r, SI U 8.85. SH : K. McCanless, Iowa 9.5; Ken Gordon, Iowa 9.2; Neil Schmitt 8.3. T: Ti m Clarke ISU 9.05; Sardina , ISU 9.0; Jim Morl an, Iowa Fr . 8 .75; Joe Dup ree, SIU 8.75. LH: Bob Dickson 9. 1; M ike Jacki 9.0; W il cox, Iowa St. 8.8. PB: Jerry Crowder, ISU 9.45; Bob D ickson 9.05; Tom Go ldsborough, Iowa 9 .0; Mike Jack i 9.0. HB: Fontana 9.25; Schm itt 9.05; Jacki 9.05. SR : Don Hatch , Iowa 9. 1; Jacki 9.05; Dickso n 8.95. SAN JOSE INVITATIONAL December 9, 1966 Host: Clair Jennett With some f ine talent sitting



compet ition

beca use


schoo l

final exams and various other reasons the 1966 San Jose InVitational fa il ed to supply the hi gh level o f competiti o n it is

customa ril y


t o,

The University of California did ~o t dam inate th e meet as it has In the past as they had 14 men In t he top 5 and Sacramento State had 8 and San Jose 5. The hig hli g ht of the meet wa, the. side horse dual where BiI'l FUjimoto of Cal had the m isf or tune to hi t an excellent 9.05 routine on ly t o fi nish 3 rd behind Joe l Tepp of Cal at 9.3 and Russ Mills at 9.4. Other meet highlights included the . fine high bar rout ine hy 6 ft .


Dave State

Niemand of ' Sacraand the t remendous Impr<:)Vement o f Sac. State's Scott In .

~ ento

Gardiner who scored only 8.2 the week be f ore and hit 8.7 at San to win the tr ampo l ine.


Anothe r

s urpri se




T ony Coppo la who h it what was probably the best routi ne of his life to capture th e parallel bar event at 8.8. AA: Gary Di amond, Cal. 47.95; T ony Coppo la, SJ 47.90 ; Steve Plea u, SSC 46.50; Pete Gruber, SF 39.35; T om Fest er , SF 39.25. FX: Gary Diamond 89.5; Doug M ill s SJ FR 87.0; Steve Plea u 87.0 . SH : Russ Mi lls, U natt. 94.0; Joel T epp, Cal. 93.0; Bdl FUJi mot o, Cal. 90.5. T : Scott Gard iner SSC 87 O· Dennis Rowe, Ca l Fr ' 83.5; Pat Badey, Ca l. 82.5. HB: Dave Niemand , SSC 89.5; Ga r y Diamond 83.5; Croig Dickson, Stan. 82 .5. LH : Josh Rob ison, Cal. 90.5; Pete Gruber 89.0; Gary Diamond 87.5. PB: T ony Coppola 88.0; Dav e Niema~d 87.0; Rick Field , Un at t. 85.;). R: John Robison, Ca l. 90.0; Jo n Harriso n , Unatt . 89.0; Jeff Ma rcus, Cal. Fr . 88.0. NEW MEXICO INVITATIONAL

Portales, New Mexico December 10, 1966


Host: Gar O'Quinn Mex ico Sta t e Un ive rsity

captu red the team title in the 1966 New Mex ico Inv itationa l he ld in Por tales on Dec . 10, 1966 as th ey defeated Eastern New Mex ico

and The Uni ve rsit y of New Mexico by a comfo rt ab le margin. T he Univers ity o f New Mexico,

howeve r, dominated the victo rv stand as they captured 5 event~

and tied f or first in the 6th losing

rin gs events to leave on ly 3 events

on ly the trampoline event.

f or USC to w in with Doug Sakamoto winning the AA, FX and long ho rse. Th e long horse event, usual ly

Sandry and Tupper led the Uni-

vers ity o f New Mexico as Sandry captured the vau lti ng and tied f or f irst on t he rings and Tupper placed 1st in t he FX and H B w ith

low scores. Blaise Blasko captured the side ho rse event w it h an 8.25 wh ich was far be low his capab ilities, and McConnell cont r ibuted

to the

Uni ve rs it y of

New Mexico

as the winner of the paralle l bar event with a low scor e of 7.0. Arrel l of Eastern and Nay lor o f State provided t he top scores of the meet as they placed 1 and 2

o n the tr ampoline wi th scores of 8.9 and 8.7 respectful ly . AA : Donahue, NMS 39.25. FX : Tu pper , UNM 8.35; Herman, ENM 7.9; Cla yt on, UNM 7.8. SH: Blasko UNM 8.25; Cali oto, UNM '7.95; Rob ison, UNM 6.95. T: A rre ll, ENM 8.9; Nay lor, NMS 8.7; Sand ry, UNM 7.45. HB : Tupper 7 .8; Clayton 7.65; Ta ylor , NMS 7.15. LH: San d ry 8.35; Ta y lor 8.1; A rrel l 8.05. PB: McCon nell, UN M 7.0; Donahue 6.95; T ay lor , 6.65. SR : Sandry 8.5; A llen, UNM 8.5; Donahue 8. 15. MEET RESULTS RON AMSTER MEMORIAL GYMNASTICS INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS December 10, 1966

ju st a time consu me r, proved t o be a sho w in itself in this mee t as Doug Sakamoto won at 9.6, and Rich Gri gsby of Sa n Fernando Va l ley and Wu llschlager o f USC tied at 9.5 f or second. AA : Doug Sakamoto, USC 53.90; M iki o Sakamoto, USC 51.65; Rich Grigsby, SFV 49.85; A I Luber , U C~A 48.50. FX : D. Sakamot o 9.5; Juli o Monroy, CSLA 9.3; Don Wa rr en, CSLA 9. 1. SH : Fred Siebum, CS L B 9.45; D. Sakamot o 9.25; Hosk ins, CSL A 8.8. T : Steve Learner , UCLA 8.9; Stant on , CSLA 8.75; Wu ll sc hl ager , USC 8.2. HB : A I Lu ber 9.25; Grigsby 9.05; Wa r - . ren 9.0 . LH : D. Sakamoto 9.6; Gr igsby 9.5; Wu ll schlager 9.5. PB : Siebu m , 9.45; D. Sakamoto 9.25; Lamoyne Du r ham, USC 8.7. SR : M ickey Chaplan, UCLA 9.25; J . Magginnetti, SFV 9. 15; D. Sakamoto 9. 1. MIDWEST OPEN From the M idwest open results one can eas il y assume that SIU, Iowa, and Michi gan Stat e appear t o be the collegiate powers o f t h is

section o f the country. Excl uding


Kanzaki ,

who is a g radua t e st udent at No rtheaste rn Lou isiana State and

On the fir st anniversa ry of Ron Amster's death, a m emo rial meet was held in his hon or at Anaheim

winner o f the AA, HB and PB most


MSU sophomor e T oby T owson, defe nd ing Nat iona l AAU fl oor exer-



Ca l if o rnia.

Thi s was Ron 's fa vo rit e high school

e vents we re dom inated by the above three teams plus Iowa State.

where he spent his last coaching years. It was here that he had his

cise champ ion easil y captured the

finest coac h ing successes as he storted many gymnasts on compet it ive caree rs. Three of hi s fo rmer gym nasts come home once mo re to lead a fine g roup o f perfo rm e rs in this t ri bute to their

junio r, and teammate Dave Tho r.

fi rst coa ch: Gary Hosk ins class of '64 and current NCAA Side H or se Champion; Steve Duhaime , class of '66 and Side Ho r se fina list C I. F. Southern Section '66; and Sid Freudenste in , class o f '63, CI.F.

Southern Sect ion A ll-Around w inner th al- yea r and now a top con~~~~r






Gary Hoskins won the si d e horse





Ru sso



captu red


SI U side

horse event over Iowa's fa vo red f ie rcesome t hreesom e o f Ken Go r don, Keith Siotten .

McCa n less,



Dove J acobs, Univ. of M ich. Sopho m ore, upset fa vo rites Wayne M iller of Michigan, 1966 NCCA champi on, and Da le Hard t of SIU , 1966 USGF Nato ina l Champi on. Kanzaki edged Iowa Junior Neil Schmitt on the HB and SIU 's Rick

Tucker was 3 rd with a high 9.4. Ha l Shaw, University of Illi nois Juni o r, himself a former sensa tional

tumble r

f ound



event with a flawless rout ine that included a Russian Moore on one

new event as he captu red the lon g ho rse even t fol lowed by Tho r, Ka n··

pom m e l, sc issors wi th a ha lf twist and bac k loops on the end. Sid Freudenstein won the High Po int Tra ph y w ith st rong routines on the

zak i and Chip Fu l ler of M ichigan.

olympi c s ix,

p laces

P B's) ca rried him to v icto ry over

on the hori zonta l ba r and free evercise. Sid threw beautiful high doub le fl y- aways from the hor i-

Iowa Stat e's Jerry Crowder. Fred Den nis of SIU , the man t o watch on the still r ings this yea r , captu red that event by a com·

including first

zonta l ba r and ri ngs. Sid's free exercise was particularly good. He worked ou t o f a double t wist ing back and ended w it h a prett y bac k

t o front somersa ult comb inat ion. Judges were: John Mui r , U.S. Olympic Coa ch , 1964; Georqe Beckstead of Westm inster H .S. ; John Jones o f South Gate H S . John Draghi of Ba ldwin Pk. H .·S.·'

Awa rds

we re




Alfred E. Bergmann , Gymnastics Coach Emer itus fr om Sen n Hi g h Sc hoo l, Chi cago. Coac h Ber gma nn

gave Ron Amste r his start w he n he was o n his team. Coach Bergman n is ho nored in the Helms Hall ~f

Fame for hi s outstanding coach-


All-Around Results: Sid Freudenstein , 1 10; Dan Garcia , 104 .3; Richa rd Grigsby, 104; John Magglnettl, 101 .7. HOLIDAY CLASSIC December 16, 1966 Host: Gordy Maddox In sp ite of a t ra dit iona l weak-

ness in the e ve nt, USC o utscored all bu t o n team on the trampo line to comfo rta b ly win th e 1966 H o i iday Classic Gymnastic Championship. Leading the USC Tr ojans were Makot o (Doug) and Mikio Sakamoto (the d y namic duo» and Pasadena City Co llege transfer W ull schlage r. Cal. St. Long Fred Siebum ,


Junio r , proved a

t ho rn


the side of t he Tr o ja ns as he captured the side ho rse and parallel ba r s racking up a 9.45 in each

event. A I Lu be r , St eve Learner and M ickey Chaplan of UCLA captured the high bar , t r ampoline and stil l

Kanzaki 's fantast ic parallel bcr wor k (as someone remarked " it loo k s like


ba r

work on


f o rtable margin ove r some strong contenders in the persons of J im H opper and Del Strange. AA: K. Ka nzak i, N .E. L A 55.00; Dave Th or , MSU 53.60; Rick T ucker, SIU 51.90; Ne il Schmit t , Iowa 51.75; Paul Mayer, SIU 50.70. FX: T oby T owson, MSU 9.5; Paul Mayer 9.27; Dave Th or 9. 12; Phil Ful ler, Mich . 9.02; Chip Fuller , M ich. 8.95. SH: John Russon , Un. Wise. 9.27; Ken Gordon, Iowa 9.17; ]{. McCan l ess, Iowa 9 .07; Dave Thor 8.87; Larry Weber , SI U 8.8. T : Dave Ja cobs, Mich. 9.4; Dale Hardt. SIU 9.37; Ti m Clarke, Iowa St. 9.3; Homer Sa rdi na, ISU 9.2 ; Wayne M iller, M ich . 9.02. HB : K . Kanzaki 9.65; Nei l Schm itt 9.62; Rick Tucker 9.47; Chuck Webe r , III. 9 .3 ; Fred Dennis , SIU 9.2. LH : H a l Shaw, III . 9.43; Dave Th o r 9.23 ; K: Kanzaki 9 .22; Chip Fu l ler 9.2; Ike Heller , Iowa 9. 13; PB : K. Kanzaki 9.42; Jerry Crowder , ISU 9.22; Da\:.e Th or 9 .05; Arnie La zar, Iowa 8.87; Ron H arstad, SIU 8.87. SR : Fred Denn is, SIU 9.5; J im Hopper, Un. 9.3; K. Kanzaki 9.27; Del Strange, Col. St. 9.22; T erry Siorek, Iowa 9.2. MID -WEST OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR WOMEN December 17, 1966 Report by Jackie Uphues Th e Mid-West Open Champ ionsh ip f o r Women, hosted by Rich Central High Schoo l in Olympia Fields, Illi no is, included competit-

o rs fr o m Mich iga n , Ill inois, Ohio, Indiana , Wisconsin, Iowa , and Calif orn ia. Ove r 100 girls, 56 of th eSE A ll -Arou nd competito rs, p erf orm ed

optiona l

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for honors.

With two events ru nn ing simu ltane ousl y, the entire Junio r Division was run o ff i n the morn ing. Pre-rim s o f the Senior Division were held in the afternoon wi th the Finals b e i n g impress ive ly staged Saturday evening. The Southern Ca liforn ia Acro Team (SCAT ) outcl assed a ll other t eam entries t o easily w in the Junior Di vis io n Champi onship Team Title. Th e Senio r T eam Championship was again won by the Flint Gymnastic Team-fo r the third y ear in a row. Report by Bud Marquette As head coach of the Lan g Beach SCATS (Sou thern Cal ifo rni a Acro Team ) it was decided that our girls as a u n it are now read y competit ion outside of the f or Western area of the U .S.A. Knowing that the y early Mid-West Opens attract a la rge number o f excellent gymnasts, Mrs. Ronald Sta r k, meet directo r of Rich Cen tral Hi gh School, was contacted and ou r ent ri es accepted. En tering four girls in b o th age divisions we tra ve led to Chicago with quite an apprehension as t o the outcome. Upon entering the g y mnasium on Sat . morning, Dee. 17th, we were very pleased to find all in readi ness and a nice friendl y feel ing o f welc ome in the air . Many o ld perso nal acquaintances we re renewed and new friend s made. Mrs . Stark , Mrs. Jackie Uphues and Bob Kriedler are t o be commended f or conduct ing what thi s w riter beli eves was one o f the bes t administered and most efficiently con ducted meets ever held f o r women. Utilizing the num be r system and working wit h 4 squads in each div ision , all f our events were conducted at the same time. Judgi ng in general was quite good and acting as Head Referee , Mrs. Jackie Uphues, kept the j udges on their toes. Was a little disappo inted in the crowd at th e fina ls Sat. ev ening. Again this perhaps was due t o the lack of loca l newspapers co ncern. We certainl y enjoy ed ourse lv es and h ope to be in vi ted back again next yea r. Mid-West Open All-Around Results All Around-Jr. Division : Cath y Rigby, SCATS, 107.3; Barbara Baue r , Eiche Turners, 105.6; Lisa Nelson, SCAT S, 102 .6 . Teo m: SCATS 35 .5; Eiche Turners 32.5; Flint 7.5. All Around-Sr. Division: Vera Gov aerts, Fli nt 111 . 1; T erry Spencer, Athenaeum Tur .. 107.3; Wendy Cluff, SCAT S, 106.5. Team : Flint 39.0; SCATS 28.0. Overall Team Totals: SCAT S 63.5; Flint 46.5; Ei che Turn . 32.5.

WESTERN OPEN Host: Jerry Wright December 17, 1966 I n spite o f an amazing p a id attendance o f som e 97 persons the 1966 Wes tern Open at San Francisco State Co llege provided many fine performan ces and s 0 m e equall y a m azing surpr ises. As in the post the prelims we re held earlier in the day w ith the t op 6 in each qual ifying for th e finals. Th e highli g hts of the prelims proved to be the AA perf orm a nce o f Sacramento State 's Steve Pleau winner of the Frank Hoiland Memorial All A rou nd tr oph y probably the first time in a long time anyon e other than a Co l gymnast ev er won an al l a rou n d tit le in N orth e rn California . Another surpri se o f t he pre I ims was the A ll Around performance of Ra y Goldba r , present ly the coach at Encino Hi gh Sc hoo l in Sacramen t o, as he fini shed 2nd in the AA. The spotl ight in the final s was shared by Bill Fujimo t o and Joe l T epp of Cal who scored 9.3 and 9.45 respe ctfull y on the side horse and Gary Vande rh off o f Encino Hig h who captured the still rin gs event. Oth er f ine perfo rmance s were recorded by Gary Diam ond o f Ca l and Doug Hil ls, San Jose State Freshman in the FX ; Da ve Niemand of Sacramento State, the meets onl y d oub le w in ner on t he HB and PB ; and Ja y Shaw of Was hington Sta te Unive r sity (under new coac h Rex Da v is) wi nner o f the long ho rse event.

AA: Steve Pleau , SSC 48.70; Ray Go ld ba r , Unatt. 46.35; Ga r y Dia mond, Cal. 46.05; Pete Grube r , SFVC 43.60; Dana Alexa nder , Ene. Hi. 43.00. FX : Diamond 9.05 ; Doug Hill s, SJ Fr. 9.0; Pleau 8.8. SH: Joe l T epp, Cal. 9.45; Bi ll Fuj imoto, Ca l. 9.3; Jay Sh aw, Wash . SI. 8.6. T: Chuck W illi ams, DVC. 8.4; AI Lansd o n, Nev. 8.3; Dennis Rowe, Cal-Fr . 8.25. HB : Dave Niemand , SSC 9.2; G. Diam ond 8.6; Pete Gru be r 7.95. LH: Jay Shaw 9.0 ; Pleau 8.8; Gruber 8.75; Umbarge r , Oeanza Hi gh 8.75. PB : Dave Niemand 9.05; Diamond 8.6; Gruber 8.4. SR: Vande rh o ff , Ene. Hi gh 9.0; Pl eau 8.8; H a rr ison, Seq . W. 8.75; Diamond 8.75. WASHINGTON INVITATIONAL Resu lts of Inl and Empire Invita t iona l Gymnastic meet held December 17, 1966 at Eastern Wash ington State College , Chene y, Washington . Boys High School Division : Highli ne High of Seatt le 161; Kennewick H igh o f Kennew ick, Wash. 143; Bothe ll Hi gh of Bothe ll , Wash. 136 . T otal of 9 teams competed with as man y as 75 total entered. AA: Marv. Hildebrandt of Hi gh l ine 46.50; Dan H o l tman, Hi g hline 42.40; Dean Hale , Highli ne 40.40. FX: Ma rv Hildebr andt 7 .7; Dan H o ltman 7.65 ; Jeff Bare , Ke nnew ick, 6.85. T: Da n Ho ltman 7.65; Steve Justiss, Hi gh li ne 7.25; Ma rv H ildebr andt 6.7. V: Chuck H ohner, Le wis & Clark o f Spo kane , 9.0; Wes Busch, Unattached, 8 .95; Dea n H a le 8.~. SH: Marv H ildeb ra ndt 7.55; John Phillips , Bothell 7.05; Bruce Denton , H ighline 6.95. HB: Marv Hildeb randt 7.65; Dean H ale 6.95; Wes Busch 6.25. T : Jeff Bare 7 .3; Dan H o ltman 6.9; Kirt Bare, K ennewick 6 .6. PB: Ma r v Hildeb ra ndt 7.65; Dan Ho ltman 7. 5; Gaylen Smith, Bothe ll , 7.05 . R: Marv Hil debr andt 7.6; T ony M or oni, Bothel l 6.5; Stan Cla y brook, Hi g h l ine 6.45. Colleg e Division: Husky Gym Clu b 173; Eastern Wash. State 156; Washington State U. 127. T otal o f 8 teams competing. AA: Ha yasa ki , Yoshi, H usky 52.5; Fl anso as, M ike, Husky 48.95; Flaathen, Eigil , H usky 47. 10. SH: Fl ansaas 7.9; Flaathen 7.45; Ca rr uth ers, Randy, Eastern 7.35. FX : Hayasaki 9.0; Carruthers 8.45; Brady , Mace, Eastern 8.4. T: Fonceca, Rick , Husk y 9.0; Brady and Ruckert, Pa t Husky (tie) 8.4 . HB: Hayasak i, 8.95; Fl amaas 8.0; Amos, Larr y, WSU 7.5. V : Finne , Gary, H usky 9.45; H ayasa ki 9.35; Carruthers 9. 1. PB : H ayasa ki 9. I; Finne, Ga ry, 8 . 1; Flansaas 7.8. R as PB: Hayas aki 8 .8; Fi nn e 8.75; Flanso as 8.6. EAST - WEST CHAMPIONSHIP WESTERN GYMNASTICS CLINIC TUCSON, ARIZONA Pressure f ill ed performance s by the ma le members o f the West team a l most pul led out a v ict or y over the East in spite o f wea k perf o rmances by t heir female counterparts in the 1966 Western Gymnastics Clini c Ea st -Wes t meet. Heading the performances by the West team was Rusty Mi tchell , the present coach at the Uni versity o f New Mexico who perfor med the most difficult routi ne this obse rv er has ever seen any gym n ast comp lete . Only a b reak in his fron t overbar t o support cost him a v icto ry ove r Kot sutosh i Kanzaki who narrow ly edged Ru sty 9.65 to 9.6. The o nl y female performance of note was turned in by Deana Lorentzen of the University of New Mexico as she almost sing le handedl y led th e East team t o victor y with w ins in the unevens and on the ba lance beam with good perf o rmances. Gary H os kins , defending NCAA champion on the SH , ea sily captured his specia lty w ith a conv incing win over Ja c k Ryan and Dave Doty as all had b r eaks but Gary was able t o continue without too much loss of dignity. Other highlights included th e fine HB performance by Ru st y Mitchell as he defeated Kanz ak i by a comfortable marg in ; a fine trampo line performance by Ni ck Spann of Arizona St ate Un;v. and a smoo th winning stil l rin g perfo rm ance by Del Strange wh o received 9.5 in spite of the f ac t

t hat hi s rou ti ne is at least one move sh or t. PB : Katsutoshi, Kanzaki, E. , 9.65; Rusty Mitche ll , W. 9.6; Francis Al len , E. 9.45. BB: Deana Lorentzen, E, 8.55; Bonnie Bennett , W, 7.95; Cindy Jett on , E, 6.8. HB : Rusty M itche ll , W , 9.55; Katsutosh i Kanzaki , E, 9.35 ; Geo rge Greenfield , W, 9.3. FX: Bob Fisher, E, 9.1; Jeff Bennett, W , 9.05 ; Jim Barber , E, 9.0. UPB : Deana Lo rentzen, E, 8.85; Faith Prem y, W, 7.85; Becky West fall , E, 7 .1 . SH: Gar y H oskins, W, 9.5; Dave Doty, W , and Jack Ry an, E, (ti e) 9. 15 . T: Nick Spann, W, 9.0; Julian Stova ll , W, 8.9; Danny McFar land, W, 8.85 . R: Del St range, E, 9.5 ; Pa t Arnold , W, 9.4; Ed Clarke, E, 9.3. Team Scores: East 200.05, West 198.0.

OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS Two nights after the East-West meet m any of t he Eas t -West stars sat in th e stands and wa t ched a fine show, they failed to qualify f o r , put on by those eager young gymnasts wh o had bea ten them in prelimi na r y competitions hel d between the two nights. Leading th e sh ow, h ow eve r , was sen sat ional Katsutosh i Kanzaki w h o qualified f or the finals in 4 even t s and captured the All Aro und, Kanzak i's H B a nd PB rou ti nes we r e the best routines ever witnessed in Tuc so n. ' Other hi g hli g hts of the meet included the extremel y cl ose FX battle between 6 good FX perf o rmer s and headed by Jeff Bennett of the U n ive r sity of A riz ona. The d ou b le back some rsau lt dism ount o n the PB by Francis Ai le" , full twisting back somersault d; ,mount on the PB by Dennis Su ll ivan, an excellent tr ampo li ne routine by Arizona freshman Ju l ian Stova l ( Univ. of Arizona gym na st s wo n 3 o f six events ) and a selfsat isfy ing st ill ri ngs rou tine by Ed Clark that amazed the audience and gratified Clark who hit fo r t he first time eve r in Tu cso n . AA : 1. K . Kanzaki. FX: Jeff Ben non, Ariz. 9.15; K. Kanz oki 9.075; Jim Barber, ISU 9.05 . SH: Dave Do t y, Ariz. 9.1; B la ise Blask o, U. N. Mex. 8.75; Jeff Bennon 8.675. SR: Ed Cl ark, N.E. La. 9.425; De l Strange, Co l. S.U. 9.375; Wes Wendli ng , Ariz. 9.025. T: Julian Stova ll , A riz . Fr. 9.1; Cliff Garthier , Den. U. 8.725 ; Nick Snapp, Co l. S.U. 8.65. PB : K . Ka nza k i, N .E. La. 9.375; Francis A ll en, Un. 9.15; Pat Edwards, Col. U. 9.125. HB : K. Kanzaki 9.15; D. Sul livan, NE . La . 8.7; Rich Lampright, Man k ato 8.55. LH : Tom Heinei ke 9.5; Bob Fishe r , U . Col. 9 .35; Steve Parr, PCC 9.25. THE SECOND ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE INVITATIONAL GYMNASTIC MEET by Robert Wason University of Louisville Coach The Second Annua l Uni v ersity of Louisville Inv itati onal w a s held on the U. of L. campus in Louisv ille , Kentucky, January 14, 1967 . More than three hundred gymnasts en tered in the six divisions, with over fort y teams from eight states represented , as well a s a large number of high schoo l and college g y mnasts competing unattached . Outstanding indiv idual s w ere present in each division such as Linda Methany of the '64 Oly mpic Team and recent World Games , and the Senior Girls Di v ision Champions, Southern Illino is Universit y. Unfortunatel y Miss Methany, who was co mpeting for the McKinley YMCA , pulled a back muscle in the worm-up s and was unable to continue in the competition. Outstanding in the Junior Girls was All Around winner, Co lleen Mul v ihill , daughter of McKinley Y & World Games assistant coach, Dick Mul vi hill. Juni or Boys All Around winner w as S. Boyd of Keywarden Gym Camp in At lanta , Georgia. In the High School Division , Albert Boykins of Lou isv ille , Kentuck y, captu red ev er y fir st place to w in the A ll Around title. In th e High School Girls Div ision, the All Around title went t o Linda Wagense ll er of Indiana polis . Ind. Miss Wagense ll er, a member o f the div ision winning Ben D?y is

High Schoo l team , won three first places on her wa y to the titl e. In the Sen ior Girls Div ision , Southern Ill inois University sco r ed a run- Qway. Donna Schaenzer of S.I.U. captured the All A r ound title and t ook three first places. The S. I.U. girls, coached by Herb Vogel, were given troub le on l y by Wolt Lienert 's Athenaeum Turner Team fr om Indianapol is , who finished second in the division. Lienert's team , led by Terr y Spencer, captured the first place hono r s in Fl oor Ex erc ise and Va ulti ng, but we re outnumbered in the Overa ll places by a strong 5.1. U. team. The Senio r Men's Division was led by W. Lessner of Terre Haute , Indiana I.S .U. The t op three in the Senio r All Around were ve ry close until the last event wher e Le ssner came o ut o n top. Fine performances were turned in b y Jimmy Lee . Peabody Co llege g r aduate student (form er Dav id Lipscomb Co llege gymnast) and Burt Tash of the Univers ity of Lo ui sville. 1967 FLINT SENIOR WOMEN'S INVITATIONAL GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday, February 11, 1967 Flint Northwestern High School Flint, Michigan Submitted by Jim McGraw Edited by Jackie Uphues MEET HIGHLIGHTS VAULTING : Competing in this event were the 1st, 2 nd , and 3rd place fini shers at the 1966 Nati ona l AAU Championships Gova erts , Schaenzer , and Gleason in that o rder. Kath y Gleason bea utifull y executed a near perfect Yamashita va ult in the evening finals recei v ing a 9.8 average. FLOOR-EX : Several different varieties and st y les were shown; some with tumb li ng dominating, o thers with a modern-jazz in fluence throughou t , and a f ew with a definite European st y le . But the "c lea n " and "smoot h " ro uti nes t ook the t o p hono rs regardless o f t he style used. UNEVEN BARS : The "o ld pros" performed their u su a l spec tacular ba r work that the y have developed ov er the years, but th er e we re a few new fac es in th e fi na l s. In pa r ticu lar Maddie We therell , fr om the host city performed a n icely exec uted rou t ine th at "swung", b ut still lacks the perfecti on and know- h ow that comes wit h "big meet" experi ence. BALANCE BEAM: Contestants we r e for the most part pretty shaky in the Pre- lims with seve ral breaks and falls ; onl y Vera Govaerts and Kath y Gleason turned in stead y routines . H owever, i n the finals Lind a Metheny performed ver y we ll , but could not ov erc o me the hand icap fr om the Prel ims. Joie D unham was leadi n g sist er Janis going into the Finals , b ut su ffered a bad b reak los ing 5th place a nd poss ibl y even 4 th. SUMMARY : Linda Metheny and Do nna Schaenze r were st i ll test in g injuries suffered during the World Games. Both showed tha t they are m uch improved , and should be at peak perfo rma nce by the AAU Nationals. A very enthu siastic audience helped to make the First Fli nt Sen ior Inv itational a great success . The ap preci a ti ve crowd was thrilled by the performances o f fi ve out o f the t op eight w omen g y m n a sts in the country and several " newcomers" showed their wo r th during the competition . Team Scores: 1. Southern Illino is University 35; 2. Fli nt, Michi gan 25%; 3 . Champaign, Illino is; 4 . I ndianapolis, In diana AA : Kath y Gleason, Buffalo, 37.23; Li nda Metheny, Champai Qn, 37.09 ; Ve ra Govaer ts, Flint , 36.62; Donna Schaenzer , S.I.U., 36.52 ; Terr y Spencer , In dianapo li s, .34.75; Debbie Bai ley, Ok lahoma, 34.67. SHV: Kath y Gleason 19.43; Linda Metheny 18 .9 6; Vera Govaerts 18.93. UB: Donna Schaenzer 18.96; Janis Dunham, S.I.U. , 18.66; Linda Metheny 18.59. BB : Vera Gavae rt s 18.92; Kath y Gleason 18 .73; Linda Metheny 18.50. FX: Linda Metheny 19.16; Vera Govaerts 18.80; Donna Schaenzer 18.73. 11

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SOME ORIGINAL (??) BALANCE BEAM MOVES Am.i Leso, Morgan Hill, Calif. The followin g are moves that are unique to the balance beam and should be chal· lenging to most advanced performers. However, they should not be attempted by those who have not ye t mastered th e beam. These moves have been and are now being used successful by us either in demon· stra tions or competiti on and I would like to believe they are original. It is unfortun· ate that a movie camera was unavailabl e to capture each full seq uence. However we hope the accompanying photos will depict the ideas we are describin g. The performer is Miss Doris Nishinaka, coached by the author. Th e first move is that of a Full Gainer Dismount from the end of the beam. Here th e performer stands on the end of the bea m facing outward . Springing upward and outward and tucking up th e performer does a back so mersault landin g on her feet fac· in g ou tward on the floor at the end of the beam. Another move that is challenging and is of interna tional difficulty is a double rota· tion squat pirouette. H ere the performer squats on the beam over one leg with the ot her ex tend ed along the beam. With a rotative sw ing of th e shoulders the per· form er pirouettes continuously not once but twice around on the beam in this posi· tion , ending in the original positi on on the beam. A third move that we feel is different is a no· handed forward roll to a V si t on the beam. Lik e the other two its success depends upon the courage, skill and deter· mination of th e performer to practice the skill. As the pictures suggest, the workouts are don e in an outdoor rural settin g. The beam in use is intentionally mad e of 3" width. After performing repetitive routines on this beam th e regulation balance bea m feels as though you were work in g on th e floor. In move number one (d ismount) an over· head belt was used , fo ll owed by the use of a hand spot. Discontinuance of the belt was mad e on ly after many successful repetitions. In move number two (double pirouette) a low beam was first used and the performer attempts to cont inue her rotation ride lon ger . and lon ger on th e pirou ette. In the accompanying photo the performer was snapped in the middle 01 th e pirouette. As pictures number three depicts a great deal of balance is necessary, especially in th e ea rl y part of th e roll. In thi s instance a real low balance bea m is used and a spotter is stationed along si de the per· former. As the perform er fini shes th e roll and sta rts her V sit a person should be at the end of th e bea m guiding h er verbally as she emerges from th e roll to the sit.

BUILDING STRENGTH FOR THE I VERTED CROSS By hookin g th e legs around the ring straps a gymnast ca n get int o the proper positi on for tryin g th e In verted cross. By releasin g the pressure put on th e r in g st raps by the legs wo uld demand more hold · in g power by th e arms, there by buildin g the needed strength for the move. Subject use d- John Tobler, Gymnast at St. Cloud State College. Picture taken by Arlynn And erson , Gym· nastic Coach at Sl. Cloud State.

MG Gym Calendar PASADENA NATIONAL INVITATIONAL April 8th, 1967, Pasadena , California. NATIONAL YMCA GYMNASTIC CHAMP IONSHIPS: Apri l 7·8, 1967 at the GYMNASIAE, 50 High St. New Britain, Connecticut 06050. . NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONS HIPS: Apri l 12·15, Ri ve rside, Illinois. USGF NATIONAL CHAMP IONSHIPS (AII·Around only plus Trampoline) April 14, 15, 1967, Tucson, Arizona. AAU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: May 4·6, 1967, Natchitoches, Louisiana. PAN AMERICAN GAMES: July 24·28, 1967, Winnipeg, Canada. GYMNASTIC WORKSHOP: New York State University at Cortland, July 17·28. Grad credit. Jo Friesen, Director. For info. Dr. Katherine Ley, Women's P.E. State Un iv.. Cortland, N.Y. 13045. GYMNAST IC WORKSHOP: The Sixth Annual Gustavus Gymnast Workshop for Teachers, July 24·28, Gustavus Ado lphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota. For further information write: Mrs . Nancy Baker, Gustavus Ado lphus College, Minn. SUMMER ' GYMNASTIC CAMP FOR GIRLS: August 7·11, 1967 in Minnesota. ~or intorm a· tion: Mrs . Baker, Gustavus, St. Pete r, Mi nne· sota. INSTITUTE IN ADVANCED GYMNASTICS: Aug· ust 9 through 23, 1967. For information write; Roger Counsil, Gymnastic Coach, Indiana State Univ. Terre Hute, Indiana 47809. GYMNASTIC CAMP: Central Atlantic Area Gymnastic Camp Augu st 20·27, 1967. Washing· ton YMCA Cam p Letts, Edgewater, Md. For further info: Vern Elder Camp Dir. 1736 G St. , N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006. UN IVER SITY WORLD CHAMPIONSH I PS, August 1967, Tokyo, Japan.

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GYMNASTIC CAMPS ? D e"r Mr. Sunelby; C an y ou g iv e 11l e a li s t of th e c all1p ~ f o r ~hi ~ SUlll n1 er o ff e ring a. progr a m for g irl s 'n adv a~l ced gy lllnas t ics? If you d o not h a ve thi S Inforlnation , ca n yo u t ell 1l1e ,,'h ere.1 c an find it? I'n1 es pec iall y in te res t e d 111 the ca mps in th e Ea s t. Sin cer e ly. Suzi Tho m as 1711 M ea elow L " n e Ames , Towa 50010 Dea r Sir, .

n o ~vo u h ay€, th e lUl nl e~ :1nrl ~u ld l'P~ c::.f?~ of :1 11 th e ~r1l1 n a~ ti C' ca n1p s th nt :1I'P i n t h e Xe "" E ng-Ia nel a r e:l n nd :1~ fa r cl own

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b;";rl es F e ld e r D a ri e n, ("o nn_ ED. We only h ave th em as th ey have ao , peared in cast MG reports, Howp."er. \Al P do hop e a ll the ca mps in the cou ntr v wi ll se nd LIS their sc hedul es so we can 'mc:tke a note of it soon in the MG . OLYMPIC SLIDES

D e a l' Afr. Snndbv : T "'nlll rl lik f' buy ~ lirl (los .o f th p 1!'l 1l.t OI:vlllni C' G:lnH"~ G:,-' nin ast k !" E' \ 'en t !' . :'-'()l l l, n o,,· of a. p erso n o r ('on1 1):) n ~' t h n t ~e ll ~ th ern anrl h o,," 111U C' h "wou ld tlH'" ('o~t?


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M i" K"re l Titu " . C'lnre n c e S e n io r Hi ,,'h S" llOnl Cla re n ce, Ne'v Y Ol'k 1 4 n~1 ED. We do not h ave or know of any ' 64 Olvmpic co lor s lide s for sa le but perhaos some one who does have th em w ill see your request an d write t o you . HONORS

D ear Gl e nn. Pl ease find e n c l.osed pictu" e o f K at h y Gleason (r ight) USA. and Ka t as h a Ku c he nskaya (Ru ss ia). Thi s pi c ture w as tak e n in vVe ll a nd. Ont.. D ec. 23 rel . wh e n t h e R u ss ia n s put



G y mn as t ic.:

e xhibiti on

th e r e . Th e Ru ss ia n g irl (Ku c h e n s k aya ) w o n 3 gold m edals at th e vVorld C hampi o n s hip ~ in Dortlll und , G ermany. :K a thy Gl easo n h as w on nurn e ro u:-: "w"rds : May 1965. Jr. N" tion a l A .A. U . All Aro und C h"mp: July 1960. Vi e nn " Gy m -



Natasha and Kath y 33 rd in th e w orlel . Ka th y h as been" membe t· o f t h e B u ffa lo Tu rners Gym n" st ic Tea rn for 8 y ears und e r o ur g uid ance . S in cer e ly . Al S tumpf . Coach Bu ff a lo. Xew Y or k GIRLS GYMNASTIC PROGRAM D ea r S ir: I'Ve h ave se\" er a l g irl s w ho "'ill soon b e g r " d uat in g a n el need acl\" ice. Th ey have a s tro ng baek gno un d in ba ll et a nd acroba ti cs a nd \v ill soon h a v e t w o yea rs o f GY 111n ast ics. Th ey wi s h t o a tte nd a co ll ege or U ni\" e r s ity th a t is st r o n g in gymnas ti cs. P lease senel u s t h e n a m es o f som e prefern.b ly in the E ast- at least not ns f" r away as Califo rnIa. Th a nk y ou for a ny h elp yo u can g ive us. S in cerely . Cath e rin e B . L yo n ED. We wou ld li ke to list in the MG all schools that have a gir ls Gymnastic pro, gram. If your school has such a program send us a Post Card so we can in clude you in our listing . . , Thank You.


"where the emphasis is on LEARNING."

GREAT STRIDES Gl e nn: . Our orga niza tio n is n1aking g reat stri deR 1n th e deve lo pl11e n t of gy nl n ast i cs in t hi s "r ea. but w it h o ut th e a id th at t h e MG p r o \"id es it wo uld b e mu c h hard e r t o sell t h e s p o rt at thi s e nd. Our old c.o pi e~ of :l1G a r e w o rn thin b y th e co n sta n t u se t h a,t th ey r ece ive by th e kid s in ou r g r o u p. h ee l' up the g ood w ork " nd h old o n to th e b es t maga zin e in th e area. W e o n t h e coaching and prom ot ing e nd r eall y n eed w h a t you h ave t o o ff e r. Gymna stically

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Bob Waso n Gymna s tic Coa c h Lo ui ~ vill e,

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MORE HELP FOR THE MG Co ntribution s ~ in ce l a~t e diti o n: So uthe rn Ca li fo rnia A e ro T ean} , I(e ntu c: k y -lndi a n a Gymna st ic F ed e r a tio n. Uni\·. of Lo ui sv ill e GYIll Tea m. V ic Jossely n . 1\1 . Mat·tin Hu c ka bee. Jr .. C h a rl es P . S ulli \"a n . L esli e C hri ~ t e n se n . S p / 4 S co t t D . :lIax o n . James A. Metzger . Paul E. Fin a. Mr . a n d Mrs . R. P . T u c k e r . G le nn Ga ili s . Gary Th o m as Murph y. C . 111. D u B oi s . , Vi lli am De lbot . D ay to n Yi\ ICA GY Ill T ea lll . J ose p h R e u ter . J o hn C. I 'lu g . H.u t h H . Hu g . St c \"e Hu g. E. H. ' Ves tlll or e l" nel. Th om,," 1;;. Ka n e. Mrs . A. F . Olse n , Ray F r e ri c h . S. ' V. Sco tt . Glori a Potte r. J a m es E . Potte r . Ga rry A. E as t e n. R o b e r t G . E aste n. Me rr y J o Hill . 'rholllas B . Hill , D r. n'la rg are t C. Br.oW I1, L . Sco tt De" n II . C hri s Pa t ter~o n . E lm e r ' V ie n s. Hamm ond T ec h. Vocatio n a l Sehoo l. H . A . Carl so n . Coac h. J a m es H . J ac k so n. Geo rge Mannin g . Kitty O·Br ie n . ( ;eo rg i" J asek. E eli t h Co ba n e. 1IIoni c" i\Ia xfi e ld . M " r y L o ui se C\'e in e. Di ck H ood . H ic h a r d

B l ac k , Er n es t E . FUl'bl u r , Th e A. L . )'I aca ul a y s, Da\' id Zu ckn1 an, l\Ii ss J. C . A bl'a-

h a m s, "Va n'e n vVa k e rlin. A l ~o R. B . S c hw" rtz. A. E . Th olll"s. Leo n :\ eal Ka pp . vV illia m He id e r . Pet e r Pau l D u sek . Jr .. K a th y M ic h ae l. Mrs. La D on na :\all. Mrs. A . 111. Ha r wood . George Ala n Ha hn.. J.... Judi Ford . L y nn e Willi a lll S. J e ff Bibb. Do n A lbe r t. G"ry Coop e r . vVil li a m A. Martin . Mrs . Robe rt« Su lli van H o n n ld Hi mlll e lb e r ge r . lIl." rt y Ab r a h a m s: H ic h a rd Sta nl ey . Ri c k ldl e r . G r a h a m Ba r t le tt . R obe rt F . Ne lson. E d w in J. M ull e r . H a .... y S im onto n. Eri c J ohn son. A . Ca rl Pa tt e r so n. A rl e n e M. Cole m a n. Mi c h ae l J. , ,,,,, Is h. MG " 100 " C lub: C\' il s B e ngt,"on "n d R . T . Watts

Now in its 10th year of opera ti o n. Located at Camp Gua lal a, in the magnificent So noma County redwoods, north of San Franci s co. Seven full days of in struction by some of the nation's leading coach es.

TWO CAMP SESSIONS: August 12- 1 9 for boys 9-15; girls

9-14. Augu s t 19-26 for m e n 16 & over; wome n 1 5 & over. C ost: $65.00-includes m e a ls ing and instruction '


Prominent stoff members this year will include: Hal Frey-U.c. Berke ley Irv Faria- Sacramento State Clair Jennett-San J o se State Bill Holmes-Denve r, Col o rado Andreo Schmid Son Francisco State (Olymp ic Go I d Medal winner) Steve Johnso n-Co lorado State Dick Wolfe-U .S.c. Chic Johnso n- Chico Stote and many, man y o th e rs .

For applications, write Ernie Marinani, Berkeley YMCA, 2001 Allston Way, Berkeley, California


Resilite Sports Products, Inc.



FLOOR ~;~ MAT by R-E-S-I- L-I-T-E where good MATS come from Acti on on this NEW "Resi lite" 40' x 40', 3/ 8 " thick rubber-base Floor X Mat is at Michigan Stat e University

Until now "RESILITE" Sports Products Inc., has manufactured onl y one type of mat - A high-quality and protective lVIat for \\Testlers and tumblers - Now we are offering another type mat, same high quality and protection, especiall y designed for " FLOOR" "X". Resilite's FLOOR Exercise mat now available in 3fs" or lj2" Thickness. These mats are uncoated. However, they are available jn a variety of colors. Resilite mats for Floor "X" are presently in use by many of the leadi ng collegiate gymnastic teams in the United States. Here are a few of our users: lVIichigan State, Penn State: Ohio State; Un iversi ty of Wisconsin ; University of lVIinn~sota , Ball State; Coast Guard Academy ; University of Oregon ; Chico State College ; Iowa State University; Southern Illinois University & many others. Though regulations call for a 40' x 40' mat -


will make up this mat in any size desired.

Check these comments made by many leading Coaches and Gymnasts after using "RESILITE'S" FREE "X" MAT 1. This mat can be laid on the floor, and can be worked in practice without any taping down of the sections. 2. It can be easily moved aronnd. 3. It can be easily stored on rollers. 4. It is a finn but absolvent mat - safe for landing and tumbling. The mat's surface isn't slippery at all for tumbling. It is excellent for balance workhowever, slide moves can be quite easily performed on the mat. 5. It is a definite factor in the prevention of ankle and wrist injuries. 6. It can be easily put down or taken up - unlike the felt pad with canvas cover. 7. It can easily be cleaned and kept presentable. 8. It should out-last the ca/was type mat with cover, and is priced within your budget.

For further information - contact your "RESILITE" Dealer or write our office RESILITE SPORTS PRODUCTS, INC. P. O. BOX 442 SUNBURY, PA, MG CLASSIFIED SECTION CAMP EDELWEISS: Summer camp on Lake Ontario for boys 7 t o 15. Combining a physical fitness program , featuring gymnastic s, with

nature and campcraft activities. For further details write: Othmor Boxler, Director, # 2, Cortland, New York 13045.



STUNTMEN : Fo r Stuntmen news and actionSubsc ribe to FALLING FOR STARS Newsletter. FFS, P.O. Box 64364, Los Angeles, Calif. 90064. WANTED: Teacher especially skilled





NEEDED : Gymnastic coach and waterfront director. Six-week resident camp. Previous camping experience desirable. Send resume including salary requirement s to Othma r Boxler , Director , Camp Edelweiss, R.D. #2, Cortland, N.Y. 13045 POSITIONS OPEN: Do you have an f or a Gymnastic Teacher , Coach, port time o r full time. Don' t worr y, ad v ertise in the MG CLASSIFIED far

GYMNASTIC CAMP : Do y ou hav e a Gymnastic Camp, large or small , winter or summer , ad vertise it in the MG Classified (for 1Dc a word ). FOR SALE : Do ya u have som ething to sell? Ad vertise it in the MG Classified Dept. Just 1Dc a word. " JU ST PENNIES A WORD " MG CLASSIFIED: SANTA MONICA, CALIF .

DISPLAY ADS: For larger space advertisements in The MODERN GYMNAST send for our special rate cards. MG ADVERTISING DEPT. Box 611, Santa Monica, California 90406.

opening Student , instead pennies .

GYMNASTIC BOOKS : Do y ou have New or Rare Gy mnastic boo ks for sale' Put an ad in the MG Classified and wait for the rush of moil. It o n ly costs 1Dc a word to reach over 10,000 people.


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with a master's degree, in the a rea of women's


open in September at a midwestern Christian College. Contac t MG Gy m placement f or further details, Box 777, Santa Monica, Calif. 90406.


LIMITED OFFER OF BOUND EDITIONS OF THE MODERN GYMNAST MAGAZINE Vol. 111-1960-61 (2 available) .. $15 .00 Vol. V-1963 (3 ' available) ........ $15 .00 Vol. VI-1964 (4 available) 15.00 Vol. VII-1965 (5 available) 15.00 Vol. VIII-1966 (25 availablel.. 10.00


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LINED NYLON JACKETS Inspired by the popular "Team warm-up jacket, fhis new number has been adopted as a fashionable outerwear jacket. Also ideal for the sportsminded spectator . Nylon outer shell, Kasha lined, Byron color, two slash pockets, snap front, elastic cuffs . Navy color. Sizes S, M, L, XL



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Profile for USA Gymnastics

Modern Gymnast - February 1967  

Modern Gymnast - February 1967