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CONTENTS VOLUME IX

APRIL-MAY, 1967

Nos. 4 & 5

NOT£S FROM THE EDITOR ______ Glenn Sundby 5 GUEST EDITORIAL _________________ ___ Jess Robinson 6 CHALK TALK _____ _______ ___ __________ ______ _______________ ___ _ 8 TRIBUTE TO FRED SI EBUM ________ Ken Bartlett 8 CANADIAN REPORT _____ __ __ __ ______ John Nooney 9 NACGC AWARDS ___ _______________ ______ ___ ___ __ ___ ____ _____ 10 1967 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS __ Jerry Wright 11 ALL-AROUND _______ __ ____ ____ ____ ________ ____ _____ ___ __ _______ 14 FLOOR EXERCISE _______ __ ____ ___ __ _________ ___ ___ ____ __ ____ _ 16 SIDE HORSE __ ____ __ ____ ___ ______ _______ ______ ________ ___ 17 HIGH BAR _________ ____ _______________ ______ __ ___ __ ________ ____ _ 18 LONG HORSE VAULT __________ _________ ___ ___________ _____ 19 PARALLEL BARS ___ __ __ _______ ______________ _____________ _____ 20 STI LL RI NGS ____ ____ __ ______________________________ ___ __ ___ ____ 21 TRAMPOLINE ____ ___ ___ _______ _______________ ____ ___ __ __ _______ 22 MG SCOREBOARD ___ __ ____ ___ __ __________ ______ ___ _______ __ 23 LET'S GO ALL-ROUND _____ _______ ____ Art Shurlock 26 CONDITIONING FOR COMPETITION ________ __ Dick Wolfe 27 LETTERS __________ __ ________ ____ ____ ___ ._____ ___ ______ ___ _____ ____ 28 MG CALENDAR ______________________________ . _____ ___ _____ __ 29 COVER: Drawing by our new Art Ed itor, Ke n So koda. Ken is a senior in pictoria l art at UCLA and a member of the UCLA gymnast ic t ea m. Wtih the ta lents he brings to bear, you wi ll note new spa rkle in our presentatio ns.

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GLENN SUNDBY ................ ......... .. ........ ..... _.... Editor-Publisher ASSOC IATE EDITORS A. BRUCE FREDERICK ...... _................. _........ _.. _...... _Educoti o n DR . JAMES S. BOSCO _.. _.......................................... Reseo rch DICK CRILEY ......... ............. _.. .. .... .. ... ........................ Sto t istic s J 1M FARKAS .... _.. ...... _.. .. .. .. .... _.............. .. .. ........... Instructi o n JERRY WRIGHT ..... _................................ .. _.... ..... C o mpetiti o n FRANK L. BARE .......... -........ _.. _..... .. ........ _..................... USGF JESS ROBINSON ............. .. ....................... .. ..... _...... Trompo line ROY DAVIS ............ .. ............................. ................ .. ... Judg ing JACKIE KLEIN UPHUES ...... .. .... .. .... _.............. _.... .. ...... W o men GRACE KAYWELL .. -.. -.. .... -............................. .. ........ _... Bollet KENNETH W . HOLLIS ............ _................ _.......... _...... _YMCA INTERNAT IONAL JOHN NOONEY .................... ...................... _............... Canada KURT BAECHLER ................... .. : ....... . ....... .......... _........ Eu ro pe HELMUT ROHN ISCH ............. . ................... ......... Scondino vi o YURI SABIROV .......... -.............. ........ . ................ _..... .... Russ io DR . JOSEPH GOHLER .................... _........ _.............. _.. _Germony

THE MODE RN GYMNAST is published by Sundby Pu blications,. 41 0 Broa dwa y. Sonta Moni ca . Ca lifornia . Second cla ss Dostaqe pa id at Santa Moni ca ,. Ca lif.. Published. month ly ,except May a nd J ul y whicn are comb ined wit h the prev Ious mont h s Issue. Pri ce $5.00 pe r year. SOc sing le copy: Subscri ption correspondence, THE . MODE RN GYM NAST, P.O. Box 611 , Sa nta Moni ca, Ca liforn ia . COPYright 1967 © all rig ht, rese rved by SUNDBY PU BLI CATI ONS, 4 10 Broa dway, Sa nta Monica , Cal ifornia. All pictures a nd ma nuscri pts subm itted become t he propert y of THE MODERN GYMNAST unless a return request a nd suff ic ient postage are incl uded.

NOTES FROM THE EDITOR MG MAILING ADJUSTMENT: In order to catch up on our Cover date; also to satisfy the Postal authorities in regard to our second class mailing permit we have combined the April and May editions. We will also combine the June and July as in the past year, however the August and September ~Oct. , Nov., Dec.) will be separate issues to enable us to bring you all 10 MG issues we promised for 1967.

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UNKNOWN: While on the subject of mailing we have a drawer filled with over 150 addressograph plates of unexpired subscribers who have moved and left no forwarding address. The Post Office does not forward second class mail, you have to send us your new address change in order to continue receiving your MG. Very Important-be sure to give us your new ZIP CODE. PROMISES: Through the years of publishing the MG in moments of enthusiasm and personal optimism we have made many promises about future editions concerning articles, color, more pages etc. that we have not been able to fulfill. A few of the articles and instructional series have not been completed because for some reason or other the contributors were unable to finish or continue the task. "The Best From the MG" is still in the file, as is a "Gymnastic Art" edition along with many other wonderful articles and ideas planned for the future. BUT NO MORE PROMISES ... EXCEPT ONE ... We promise one way or another we will keep the MG going. It may take a while for us to return to four color covers, and a color center spread photo you can take out and put up on your wall . .. but we can do it and plan to do it .. . how soon depends upon you, the reader. If you resubscribe without hesitation as soon as your subscription expires we will hold our own. If you resuDscribe and encourage one other to subscribe we will go forward. We are going fo rward ... your help will make this progress faster. THIS EDITION: Because of the great interest in our coverage of the NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS last year (May, 1966, Vol. 8, . no. 5) we have repeated the format for this edition of the MG with some new faces and champions for American Gymnastic History Books .. . Our Trampoline editor, Jess Robinson has some editorial comments on Trampoline and the NCAA ... We were able to squeeze in some of our regular articles but not all of them . We set aside another World Championships sequence routine (Menichelli on the rings) for the next edition. Speaking of sequence photo routines we have not received one letter at the MG office concerning our photo sequence routine of Nakayama on the Horizontal Bar or Laiho on the Side Horse ... no interest??? Also scheduled for the next edition of the MG are photos and results from: The USGF Championships, the AAU Championships and the European Championships along with more instructional aids. WANTED: Results, photos and routines from State High School Championship competitions for coming MG High School edition. If in doubt as to whether results from your area have been sent in see page 25 of this issue.


Editotial: TRAMPOLINE ELIMINATED BY NCAA BUT ALL IS NOT LOST . . . YET by Jess Robinson - MG Trampoline Editor In an unprecedented move, the NCAA Executive Committee voted to eliminate the Trampoline event from gymnastics competition. NCAA Rules Committee, whose job it is normally to recommend such actions, 'will ask the Executive Committee to reinstate the event when it meets again in August in Colorado Springs, Colo. If the decision is not reversed the event will join Swinging Rings, Rope Climb and Tumbling which all have been dropped previously. The sport will then be down to only six all-around events. NEARLY TWENTY YEARS OLD Trampolining has been an NCAA gymnastic event for almost twenty years. Routines were originally set at two minutes but competitors seldom lasted that long. They either bounced until they had performed all the stunts they knew or until they were exhausted and were judged accordingly. Time of routines were reduced to 11/2 minutes and then to 45 seconds. Then came three eight bounce routines, two ten bounce routines and finally the event conformed to other gymnastic events and a routine was composed of eleven moves. TRAINING AID In addition to begin an event in itself, trampoline has doubled as a teaching devise for other gymnastic events. Gymnasts use it to learn somersaults for Floor Exercise,dismounts from Horizontal Bar, Rings and Parallel Bars and vaults for Long Horse. However, the singly most important thing a gymnast learns from trampolining is a kinesthetic sense (air mindedness) or the ability to know exactly where he is when he is upside down. This is extremely important in gymnastics. A preponderance of physical education experts feel trampoline does more to develop kinesthetic awareness than all other physical activities combined. TRAMPOLINE ATTRACTS GYMNASTS More children are attracted to gymnastics from use of trampoline than any other single piece of gymnastic apparatus. Backyard trampolines, trampoline centers and trampolines at YMCA's, clinics, etc., give children a start toward gymnastics. Some of the finest gymnasts of the past few years are trampolinists turned gymnasts such . as Danny Millman, Dave Jacobs, Wayne Miller, George Hery and the late Frank Schmitz. It is reported that Jacobs never competed in Floor Exercise until last year and yet he placed first in the nationals in that event. Dave Thor got his start at a trampoline center and went on to compete as an all-around man. ONLY U.S. CONTRIBUTION In fact, in the long history of gymnastics, the United States has made only one contribution to the sport ... the trampoline. It was pioneered here in the U.S. and 路 the N.C.A.A. played a big part in pioneering it. Now it is gaining in popularity throughout the world as a gymnastic event and in addition to England, Germany, Japan and Australia reports are now coming from behind the iron curtain that Russians are competing on trampoline. At the rate it is progressing all indications are that this exciting, crowd-pleasing event may replace the not-toopopular Long Horse event since vaulting is the position of the body in air after a jump as is trampolining. It is ironic that the NCAA has chosen this time to act.

WHAT IS THEIR REASONING? Now that the trampoline event has progressed through the developmental stages and has become a beautiful thing to witness why the sudden action to drop it. They claim two reasons: (1) accidents and (2) trampolinists are specialists and therefore a burden to team expenses. Perhaps they really believe this but IT IS NOT THE TRUTH. ABOUT ACCIDENTS From the beginning trampoline has been cursed with the image of people flying off of it and into oblivion. The fact is, it is the fear of falling off that keeps performers on the trampoline. The trampoline is not the most dangerous piece of equipment in the gymnasium nor is it even second. Like any other apparatus, with proper instruction there need be no accidents. Opponents of trampoline cite a couple of well publicized trampoline accidents that involved severe neck injuries. Those who know trampolining and have watched trampolinists in action realize they sometimes attempt routines beyond their capabilities. They do not have proper fundamentals required for such stunts. It is not the fault of the trampoline nor of the team members. It is a coaching error. The same applies to all apparatus and there has been equally serious injuries on all apparatus. As for trampolinists being specialists, this too is a coaching error. Any coach worth his salt can make a Long Horse vaulter and/ or a Floor Exercise man out of a trampolinist if he sets his mind to it. THE REAL REASON .. . Let's get to the truth of the matter ... as long as trampoline was an optional event those coaches who could not or would not teach it would tolerate it, but when the rules changed and all teams had to have trampolinists these coaches want it o-u-t out. Good teams like Penn State with Steve Cohen and U.S.C. with the Sakamotos cannot win without trampolinists. It is easier to eliminate the event than to train or recruit trampolinists. And besides, why teach seven events if it can be cut to six. HOW TO GET IT OUT Problem faced by those in opposition was how to have the event eliminated. Normally such decisions are up to the Rules Committee, but the Rules Committee wouldn't vote it out. So someone came up with a shrewd move. Toward the end of a general meeting at the NCAA nationals after many of the coaches had left, those opposing trampoline were able to swing a vote favorable to their cause. Actually the vote was meaningless, but armed with it they somehow presented it to the Executive Committee implying it was the desire of the majority of NCAA coaches. The Executive Committee obligingly voted trampoline out. SO WHAT TO DO In early June the Rules Committee met and voted to reinstate the event. This can only be a recommendation to be approved or disapproved by the Executive Committee when they meet again in August. There is bound to be considerable maneuvering by those both for and against so if you have some 3trong feelings on the matter you should sit down and do something about it . . . not later today, but about now would be a good time. Send your letters to Jess Robinson, P.O. Box 1470, San Pedro, Calif. 90733. We will see that they get into the proper hands.


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BREAK How many of our readers noticed the break in Laiho's SH routine in the March MG photosequence ?

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NA TIONAL GAMES We understand that the AAU is pll(nning to sponsor bo th summer and winter National Games next year through the John F: Kennedy Foundation. The summer games which may well include gymnastics are tentatively scheduled for Los Angeles. As more detai ls are released, we will try to keep our reader s posted.

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MAGDA REPORTS A HAPPE NING" WITH GYMNASTS : Muriel Grossfeld directed some of the ,Mannettes and Temple gym team through a combination display of gymnastics and . clothes-modeling event that was called a Body Packaging Display. It was held in a shrieking throbbing environment of pound.ing "noise, fl ashing and floure scing, light and dark, in the gymnasium of the YWHA in Ph iladelphia. The sponsor- The Philadelphia Art Council. The Temple boys showed Billy Al Benston's "racing leather" jackets and ¡ the Mannettes made body stockings, sequined corselets and striped minidresses with

pur ple bloomers, by designers like Olenska or Wilson, look like "j ust the thin g" to wear. In this psychedilic situation the gymnasts worked side horse, beam and uneven parallels. They were the balanced and beautiful touch that kept the whole POP scene from slopping over the edge of sanity.

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MA DEMOISELLE GYMNAST The May-June issue of Mlle. G.. which has just come out continues the pace se t by previous issues. Am ong the articles which are bound to be of interest to the competitive and non -competitve gymnast alike are Fundamental Gymnatsics in Dramatics, Using a Check List to Learn and Spot, Alenu T enterova's Judging Clinic Notes, Beginn ers Uneven Instruction , and Koutchin skaya's world chaimpionship parallel bar routine in sequence pictures. Several of Milan Med's drawings also complement this issue.

IIA MOST INSPIRATIONAL GYMNAST II FRED SIEBUM . . • top gymnastic personality from California State College at Long Beach passed away MaY. 6th, 1967 as a result of an automobile accident in Mexico. Fred Siebum attended EI Rancho High School in Pico Rivera where he was coached by Tom Eads and was twice C.I.F. Champion on side horse. As a freshman at Cal State Long Beach, he won the 1964 USGF side horse at the 1964 USGF Tucson Clinic and also at the Long Beach Invitational. In his sophomore year Fred was Conference Champion on side horse, California State College Champion on side horse and parallel bars and second on side horse in the NCAA Champion ships . While injuries kept him from working the all-round as a sophomore, as a jun ior, he emerged as a fine all-around performer. He became Coo}erence Champion on parallel bars , taking second on side hb'rse. In the College Division Regional Championships, Fred won the all-around and parallel bars and was second on side horse and fifth on long horse. In the 1967 NCAA Western Regional Meet, Fred tied for first on parallel bars, fourth on long horse, second on side horse and fourth in the all-around, qualifying for the NCAA Champ ionsh ips in all-around and three individual events. The highest honor that can go to an athlete competing in a single sport, " Forty Nine r of the Year " was vot ed Fred this spring by all members of the CSCLB coach ing staff. This award is presented to the outstanding athlete of the school. While a sophomore he was also named the " Most Insp irational Ath lete " at Cal State Long Beach as a result of his excellent performances desp ite painful injuries. As a sophomore and again as a junior, he was na med the school 's outstanding gym nast. Few people were aware that in addition to his own personal gymnastics career, Fred spent a g reat deal of time coach ing a girls ' team ( the KIPS ) . Just on'e w eek before his death , they had won five first place medals at the Southern California " Y" Championsh ips . " Fred 's sudden death affected many people for he ha.d many friends. Aside from be ing the most outstanding gym nast I have ever coached. Fred was also an outstanding individual . While I am saddened by his death , I am grateful for the opportunity that I had to work with him. " Ken Bartlett Gymnastic Coach Cal State Long Beach 8

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REPORT by John Nooney 18 Lavington Dr. Weston, Ontario

HERE AND THERE Numbers 0/ registered gymnasts. Two reports have been received by the National C.G.A. Secretary, Mr. Lew Wal ler. The British Columbia Gymnastics As路 sociation reports 153 AAU cards. The Que路 bee Gymnastic Association reports 216 cards, 66 officials, and 33 clubs. Congress 0/ the F.l.G. The congress will take place at Warsaw, Poland, July 11 to 16. The agenda is as follows : World Championships, 1969 Gymnaestrada in Basel, 1968 Olympic Games, Rulings on International Meets, World Championships, modern gymnastics for women. Anyone interested in attending (at own expense) please write National Chair man. I Canadian Summer Games. The Summer Games will be held in Halifax and Dartmouth in 1969. However, gymnastics will not be a part of these games; instead it is scheduled for the next Winter Games in 1973. C.A .S.F. Similar uniforms for all Canadian athletes at international competition was pro路 posed at the C.A.S.F. annual meeting. The reasons given were that it is easier to plan ahead for the manufacturers and also it reduces costs. At this meeting, much discussion took place about a National Sports Center and a new criteria for sports grants. Our Amateur Sports Federation is slowly but surely getti ng organized. Kingston Gymnastic Club. The formation of this new club under the presidency of Mr. Art Vondette will assist iri the sport greatly in southern Ontario . His execu tive vice president, Mr. Bob Carnegie and Irene Berghusis and John Ruskie are all young competent officials and will assist Art in the coaching and organizing of the Club. Y facilities will be used. .About 200 boys and girls were registered on .opening day. This is an excellent start and shows what interest there is now in gymnastics in the cities of Ontario. Good luck Art. MEET RESULTS University of Victoria Invitational Meet. Women's AA: Sandra Hartley, UBC; Leslie Bird, UBC; Janet Terry, UBC . Men's AA: Y oshi Hayask, Washington U; Gunten Bohnman, Washington U; Bill Robinson, Can. Army. Okanagan Meet (B.c.) Boys under 10: Steve Brow, Kelowna. Girls under 10: Peggy Van Hullebush, Kelowna. Boys 11-12: Gord Mackie, UBC Turners and Ron Minaker, Kamloops, tie. Girls 11-12: Susan Tennent, Kamloops. Girls 13-14: Lorraine Paul, Kelowna. Boys 15-16: Owen Walstrom, UBC Turners. Girls 15-16: Eleanor Spain, Kamloops. Boys 17-18: Ron Hunter, UBC Turners.

British Columbia Schools Meet: Jr. Boys AA: Rod Minaver, Intermed. Boys AA: Owen Walstrom, Van. Jr. Girls AA: Lonny Mitchell, Vict. Intermed. Girls AA: Susan Tennent, Valleyfield. Sr. Girls AA: Bette Shaw, Delbrook. Ontario H. S. Championships: AA: Mike Zuke (Bawating H.S., Sault Ste. Marie), Pete Rogers (Nepean H.S., Ottawa), A. D. Giovanni (Humberside S. S., Toronto). Toronto Schools Meet (TDIAA): AA: Colin Campbell (Central Peel SS, Cooksville) . FX: F. Zoratto (York Mem.). HB: D. Veno (D. M. Thompson ColI.). SH: R. Potter (Etobicoke Coli.) R: L. Huang, (York Mem.) LH: C. Campbell. Nova Scotia Headmasters Gym Meet: Girls 13 and under: Ann Wile, Bridgewater. Girls 15 and under: Janice Graham, Bicentennial. Girls 17 and under: Sharon Vohoit, Bridgewater. Boys 13 and under: Brian Cook, Bicentennial. Boys 15 and under: Kevin Andrews, Caledonia. Boys 17 and under: Gregory Jacquard, Sheet Harbour. Maritime Intercollegiate meet at Dalhousie University: AA: Brian Mann (Dalhousie), Warren Roy (Acadia), J im Hancock (U. New Brunswick). 1967 CANADIAN NATIONAL TRAMPOLINE CHAMPIONSHIPS All amateur trampolinists in the USA and Canada are eligible to compete for the Canadian National Exhibition Championships, but Canadians only may compete for the Canadian Trampoline Championship titles. The program is tentatively scheduled for August 18 and 19 at the Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, Canada. An INTERNATIONAL TRAMPOLINE CLINIC for junior and senior men and women is scheduled for August 14-17 at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. All US and Canadian trampolinists may participate. The clinic will be coached by Jeff Hennessey who will be assisted by two of the top USA trampolinists as demonstrators. Those wishing to attend Clinic or Championships or both, please sen~ your name and address to: Larry Martin, President, Canadian Trampoline Association, 230 Woolner Ave_, Apt. 610, Toronto 9, Ontario, Canada. NATIONAL GYMNASTIC SCHOOL The Central Ontario Gymnastic Association and York University are pleased to announce a National Gymnastic School to be held August 13 through September 1 at York University, Toronto, Canada. Coaching Personnel. Mr. Tom Zivie, head coach, holds the academic degree of the Graduate Professor Physical Culture (Yugoslavia). In 1957, next to Cerar, he was second senior champion of Yugoslavia and has since coached and passed all coaches certifications. Mr. Boieslav Bojin, head women's coach holds the Masters of Physical Education (Yugoslavia). He has been Women's National Coach for Yugoslavia for the past 3 years, and has been to Russia for additional training. The assistant coaches will be selected from top North American coaches and gymnasts. There will also be special lecturers and audio-visual personnel. Description 0/ Courses. Men and women may register for 1, 2, or 3 weeks of Trainee Coaches Course which will consist of evening lectures and practical applications the following day. There will be ample opportunity for coaches of all levels to gain experience. The gymnasts will find their classes based upon experience level and

will work in a definite p;'ogram of calisthenics, ballet, rhythmics, apparatus, fi lms, compulsories, and choreography of routines. The judges' classes will stress both theory and practical situation s. Fees. Out-of-town, $50/week for room, board, instruction. In Toronto, $40/week for instruction, lunch, transportation to York University. Coaches, $35/week for instruction, lun ch, transportation to York University_ Applications. Write to NATIONAL GYMNASTIC SCHOOL, c/o the Director, Department of Physical Education, YORK UNIVERSITY, 4000 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

------CANADIAN TRAMPOLINING 1967 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS By Larry Martin c The Canadian Trampoline Champ-Rick Kinsman, surprised and delighted everyone (especially his coach) by bouncing into 2nd place in the above meet to give ~he most spectacular improvement this country has ever made in international trampolining. Rick-who is well-known for coming through under pressure-came through with best in the finals by throwing one of the most difficult routines he has ever performed, and giving him the inspiration he needs to drive himself into top shape for the World Championships in June. Jeff. Hennessey was not so delighted. Jeff had to watch in anguish while his best trophy collector - Jimmie Yongue (North American Trampoline Champ for as lon g as I can remember) took the plunge into the arms of the spotter after a series of somersaults with his heels on the springs. Just for spite, Jimmie changed his opener from a Rudi-out to a triple front-half out in the finals in a routine that dazzled everyone, including the spotter that caught him the night before- Gary ErWin: World's Professional Trampoline Champion. After Jimmie decided to bounce on Gary, Jeff's hopes were zeroed in on Don Waters, who bounced better than I've ever seen him bounce in the prelims, and went into the finals with the highest score from the night before. However, since Don has not had the experience under pressure that Jimmie had, a slight loss of control combined with the Psychological pressure put Don on the frame on his sixth bounce, and with that went Jeff's alternate hope of keeping the North American Championship title in Lafayette. Sparkler in the meet was David Heppensteel, eventual champion w.ith the highest score average. Dave has the winning combination of adequate difficulty and unique style that makes it impossible not to watch him work on a tramp. Dave's style is reminiscent of Dave Jacobs, but he seems to 'be perfecting a style that may turn out to be even cleaner. We were all relieved to ' see him execute a beautiful Rudi-out in pike that was giving him some trouble in warm-ups. Dave deserved every point he received and most certainly deserves the title he won. Judy Wills and Nancy Smith-our First and Second Ladies of Trampolining- were there to do battle once more. Nancy's slight travelling was the only factor that gave the,. judges something to deduct points for, ari.i:I .Judy's consistent performance- like a World Champ's should be-once again provided the near perfect routine that keeps her at the top. Results: Men-Dave Heppensteel 17.90, Rick Kinsman 17.55, Robert Radunzel 17.20. Women (no scores received) Judy Wills, Nancy Smith, Vicki Bollinger.

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NACGC AWARDS From report by Hartley Price Chairman of NACGC Awards Committee NACGC HONOR COACH'S AWARD-1967 The 1967 NACGC H onor Coach's award was presented to Alfred E. Bergman, Los Gatos, California. Al -started his career in physical fitness in 1918 while serving with the US Army by giving daily exercises to his company. H e completed his formal schooling in 1924 when he was graduated from the American College of Physical Education (now DePaul University), Chicago. He coached gymnastics for 35 years (1925-60) at Nicholas Senn High School in Chicago. During thi s peri od hi s teams won 13 Board of Education Championships, 7 AAU·Tri-state gymnastic titles, one Illinois state title and two runner-up trophies. He served as judge at 'Big 10' meets at Chicago Univer sity and at Northwestern University. Never losin g sight of physical fitn ess and keep ing fit himself, Al won the Septathlon Oak Leaf Wreath in 40-50 year division of a national gymnastic meet in 1936. For many years he spent his summers as a camp counselor and coached swimming and gymnastics. His citation by the National Red Cross for 35 years of achievement in waterfront safety and swimming still stands as a record. At the 30-year mark of a distinguished coaching career, Al at Senn H .S. and Henry Smidle of Lindbolm H .S. rose to meet the crisis presented when the Chicago Board of Education dropped their support of the high school gymnastic program. Arranging exhibitions and dual meets with nearby suburban coaches, they maintained and stimulated interest in the sport. From a small. nucleus of a half dozen schools grew the 52-member Suburban H .S. Gymnastics Le;lgue. Following his retirement as Emeritus Teacher from Senn in 1960, Al moved to California. In 1963 he received the Helms Hall of Fame award for noteworthy achievement in gymnastics.

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NACGC HONOR COACH'S CERTIFICATE -1%7 The National Association of College Gymnastic Coaches honored the late Ralph Borrelli through the presentation of a certificate in his memory to his family. Mr. Borelli contributed greatly to the gymnastic program on the west coast. He was on the staff of the Los Angeles Recreation Department and coached gymnastics at UCLA.

NACGC NAMES HONOR RESEARCH A WARD WINNERS At the Tucson, Arizona, winter clinic, Sidney B. Sward was named a recipient of an NACGC Honor Research Award for his study, "The Metabolic Cost of Selected Gymnastic Routines." At the same time, in Fort Lauderdale, Gail E. Sontgerath was named an award winner for her paper, "The Relationship Between Body Temperature and Score on the Illinois Progressive Balance Beam Test". Robert C. Haywood was awarded the Gym Master Company Re· search Grant at Tucson for his "Analysis of Selected Trampoline -Fliffis". His study, "Methodology of Teaching Trampoline Skills", won the C. H. McCloy Honor Re· search Award for J eff Hennessy at Sarasota's annual winter clinic.

Hal Frey accepts award from Hubert Dunn

Coach of the Year Award to Harold Frey University of California gymnastic coach, Harold Frey, was nam ed Coach of the Year at the 1967 NCAA Gymnastic Championships. Hal, as he prefers to be known, started his coaching career in 1947 at the University of Illinois' Navy Pier campus in Chicago. In his second year of coaching, his team won the National AAU team championship. Receiving his Master's degree from the University of Illinois in 1951 ( hi s undergraduate degree was earned at Penn State), Hal continued to coach at Navy Pier with such effect that his 1955 team topped U of 1's NCAA Champions in the Mid-West Open. Since coming to California in 1957, he has compiled an 85·5 record with 8 undefeated seasons and earnin g 3 of the past 6 AA WU Conference Championships. His activity in gymnastic matters has ran ged from serving as president of the NACGC and chairman of the NCAA Rules Committee to his current membership on the U.S. Olympic Committee. He is one of the original founding members of the Northern California Gymnastic Camp and is active in CAHPER and the Northern California Officials Association. In December, 1966, he inaugurated the California Winter Clinic at the University of California. He has also co-authored a book on elemen tary gymnastics with C. J. Keeney.

Nissen award winner Cohen and Coach Wettstone.

Steve Cohen Named Nissen Award Winner Presented annually to the nation's outstanding senior collegiate gymnast, the Nissen Award for 1%7 was given to Steve Cohen of the Pennsylvania State University at the NCAA Gymnastic Championships at Southern Illinois University. A member of the U.S. team competing in the 1966 World Gymnastic Games, Cohen won his second NCAA All-around title while leading Penn State to a fourth place finish in the final team standings. In addition to his gymnastics titles, Cohen has earned a 4.00 grade point average in pre-medicine, and he will enter the school of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in September. The winner of the Nissen Award is chosen by balloting by college newspaper sports writers and accredited college gymnastic judges, who vote on the basis of gymnastic accomplishment, scholarship, and sports· manship. Other nominees receiving votes were Robert Cargill of Springfield, LaMayne Durham (USC), Frank Fortier (La. State), Ken Gordon (Iowa), Gerry Peterson (Western Illinois) and Josh Robison (California) .


1967 NCAA Championship teams: Center: Coach Bill Meade and his 1967 National Championship Southern Illinois Univers ity team. At right: Coach Newt Loken and his University o.f Michigan team, runners-up. At Left: Coach Sam Bai l ie and his University of Iowa team who placed third.

1967 NCAA National Championships Southern Illinois Univers'ity March 31 - April 1 Report by Jerry Wright Preliminary Session The 1967 NCAA Gymnastics Championships, as with its predecessors, proved to be bigger, better and more unpredictable than any other. The single most impressive factor about the 1967 version was the fact that there were more good gymnasts than ever before as evidenced by the score it took to qualify for the final s and the score it took to place in the top twenty. For example: 8.95 placed 17th in floor exercise; 8.85 tied for 15th ' on the side horse; 8.7 was 19th place on the parallel bars ; 8.95 tied for 26th place on the long horse; and 8.95 tied for 18th on the still rings. No gymnast qualified for the finals with less than a 9.0 score, 9.3 was the lowest qualifying score on the still rings and 9.25 was the lowest on the high bar (with 4 tying with that score). The judges were rudely awakened at 9:30 Friday with the trampoline staring them in the face and with the University of Michigan trampoline team ready to shake them up, which they did. Michigan then preceeded to receive the highest team score on that event in spite of being up first. In addition to this, Jacobs and Miller of Michigan qualified 1st and 3rd for the finals. Miller, competing on an ankle so heavily taped he could just barely obtain a maximum toe point did a fine job in spite of this disadvantage. The University of Iowa suffered the ignominy of losing the NCAA team title in this the first event as they later scored more points in the other 6 events than any other team but scored too Iowan the trampoline to make it up. It was also painful to watch Dale Hardt of SIU fail to qualify for the finals because of being just a little off on each trick-no major breaks but just not as smooth as he is capable of. The surprise of the event proved to be Homer Sardina as he qualfiied 2nd. The trampo-

line event proved fatal to many as California , Arizona, Penn State, USC, and Springfield lost too much here to recover. SIU started off the floor evercise with good clean high caliber performances but, surprisingly enough, failed to qualify anyone for the final s. Ron Aure of Mich. St. threw a double back but stood around too much afterwards. National AAU champion, Toby Towson of MSU suffered one minor break of about 2-4 tenths and failed to qualify for the finals, creating what was probably the surprise of the meet (especially to Zip (coach Szypula) . Sid Freudenstein qualified first with fine work, Dave Jacobs of Michigan dumbfounded 99% of us with a well deserved 9.4 and Kanati Allen, bouncing like he was on a minitramp, garnered a 9.3. At the end of the floor exercise event Michigan, surprisingly enough, was in first place, thanks to Jacobs, Miller and the Fuller boys, and Iowa State was 2nd with SIU third. Freudenstein grabbed an early lead in the all around with 9.45, Allen 9.3, Makoto 9.25, Emery 9.25 and Cohen 9.2. On the side horse Iowa State suffered the same fate Iowa suffered on the trampoline as they dropped from contention scoring only 22.55 in the event. Iowa picked up almost 2 points on every other team on the side horse but it just was not enough (McCanless and Gordon also qualified 1st and 3rd for the finals). Michigan and SIU were now 2 to 3 points ahead of the rest of the field and on their own. The' side horse, as usual, took its toll as defending champion Gary Hoskins bit the dust, Iowa's fine Marc Slatten did likewise and poor Ja ck Ryan just barely missed for th~ 2nd year in a row. There were almost as many good side horse men who did not make the finals as there were in the finals. Freudenstein blew the All around here as he slipped to 7.8, Makoto had 8.7, Allen 8.4, Emery 9.1, and Cohen 8.95. The horizontal bar event was again the most spectacular and most competitive. SIU scored 27.35 here and Iowa had 27.30

to lead the field . There were many fine routines including, of course, Rich Grigsby's winning routine, Ed Gunny of MSU who had a ' remarkable routine with almost every change in the books but rough form and bent arm giants keeping him at only 9.3, 6 ft. , 2 in. Dave Niemand of Sacramento State was smooth with double flya-way, Schmitt and Tucker were also great leaving a four Wily tie for 8th at 9.25. Kanati Allen led the All around men with a 9.5 here for a three event total of 27.20, Cohen hit 9.4 (27.55), Freudenstein 9.25 (26.50), Makoto 9.05 (27.00), and Emery broke for 8.85 (27.20). On the long horse it seemed as though of the some 120 vaults taken at least 100 of them were Yamashitas. That vault should have a 9.5 value or ' something. Team-wise there was very little difference as 9 teams scored between 27 and 28 points, proving absolutely nothing. Individually Paul Mayer of SIU, Paul Vexler of P enn State and Makoto Sakamoto looked impressive with Mayer the more dynamic and with Makoto doing as fine a hecht as you will likely see and possibly underscored. In the all around battle Makoto led the vaulters closing the gap a little: Cohen (36.80), Emery (36.35), Makoto . (36.35), Allen (36.35), and Freudenstein (35.75). The parallel bar events proved to be the undoing of Michigan as they led SIU 134.60-134.40 going into the event and lost the event 27.35-26.25, reversing a situation in which SIU almost lost last year's meet in the same event. Individually Makoto Sakamqto, Fred Siebum, and Jerry Crowder looked especially good. In the all around Cohen now had a commanding lead with 46.25 after a 9.45 on the parallels, Makoto took over 2nd with 9.5 on the PB, Emery dropped to 3rd with 9.1 and Allen stayed ahead of Freudenstein, who was underscored on the parallels. The competition on the still rings was unbelievable as all 8 qualifiers either did a double fly-a-way or a full twisting fly-a-way. One crazy fool even did a double fly-a-way 11


4th: Gene Wettstone's Penn State team

from a back lever without the aid of a dislocate in between. SIU competed first with 3 of their 4 men hitting in the 9's to win the team title totaling 27.80 in the event. Michigan State competed next as specialists with Kinseg and Gunny qualify ing 6th and 4th respectfully. Wiser of Indiana was next and was underscored at 9.2, just barely failing to qualify. Pat Arnold followed soon after hitting a career best for 9.4 with straight arm giants both ways. Makoto was steady for 9.2. Em ery lost the all around with 7.75 on the rings. Cohen followed with sheer power on his best event to wrap up the all around, scoring 9.5 in the event. The Eastern Specialists then gave a disappointing display with 4 gymnasts scoring 7.4, 7.3, 8.95 and 8.45 (8.95 tied for 18th place). Hatch of Iowa looked good with a 9.3, as did Del Strange of Colorado State also at 9.3. The Michigan team, up next, managed only 26.55 to end up second, which was about 3 places higher than anyone would have guessed, except Newt. Freudenstein ended up 4th in the all around with a 9.0 on the rings. Teammate Josh Robison then won the pre· lims with a well deserved 9.6. Mike Jacki of Iowa State followed soon after with a fine 9.35, Kanati Allen ended in 3rd place in • the all around with an 8.65 on the rings. NCAA FINALS With the team championship clearly de· cided, 5,000' plus SIU fans focused their attention on some of the finest gymnasts in the world as they battled for individual honors in the finals of the 25th annual NCAA National Gymnastics Championships at Southern Illinois University. The evening's activities began with Steve Cohen of Penn State chopping his way through what might have been a good fl oor routine exercise. Sandy Bassist of UCLA followed with a rushed but otherwise stable performance for a good 9.25 to move from 7th to 5th. Jim Barber had a few problems but remained in 6th. Bob Emery fell apart to drop to 8th with an extremely difficult routine that just did not fall into place. Makoto Sakamoto perform ed a minimum difficulty routine quite smoothly and with a little more flair than in the prelim ins to remain in 4th. Kanati Allen was even more

5th: Ed Gagnier's Iowa State team

explosive than in the prelims but more unsteady and remained in 3rd. The sur· prise of the meet came up nex t in the person of Dave Jacobs of Michigan as he performed a high difficulty routine smoothly and with ease with the only flaw bein g his excessive rests in the Swedish fall posi· tion he used twice. Sid Freudenstein, up next, had to improve his prelim score of 9.45 to win but faltered on his first run of RO-FF·back with full twise·FF and his 2nd run of RO-FF-b ack somersault half twist, then ingloriously fell on his sitter , on his handspring-fron t somersault series, just enough to end up dropping to 2nd place with a 9.4 score. On the side horse, where 9.1 was the lowest qualifying score, Dave Boland began with a routine that really threw the judges who came up with 8.4, 8.6, 8.8, 9.0 leaving Dave in 9th place. J erry Herter eq ualed his prelim score of 9.1 and moved up from 6th. T om Auchterlonie of Sprin gfi eld moved up to 5th with just small breaks in a difficult routine. Blaise Balsko fell to the pressure and to 8th place. Frank Sardina of Denver hung on by the skin of his teeth, almost falling off more than once but grabbing 6th place. Fred Siebum, last year's runner-up, had too much competition but scored well in spite of low scissors and cramped doubles to finish 4th. Ken Gord on of Iowa had one minor problem but recovered to stay in 3rd. Dave Doty performed the most difficult routine in the entire two-day meet but had too many small breaks and scored only 9.5 for 2nd. Keith McCanless of Iowa finished off a superb year with a smooth, free flowin g, almost flawless routine for a 9.65 and the championship. The trampoline event proved to be spectacular, as usual, and even, to some extent, artistic, at least when compared to the other events, as one performer dismo unted prematurely and a couple of others found themselves in danger of doing the same on more than one occasion. By and large, however, the event was as well performed as any other. Cliff Gauthier of Denver, who is so thin he looks as though his biggest problem is mak ing sure he does not go through the bed, was a little off bal· ance and dropped to an 8.85 and , in the

6th : Art Shurlock's UCLA team

process,. moved up to 7th place. Steve Chapple, if I am not mistaken, started wi th a forward triffis and followed with some minor problems on difficult moves but moved up to 6th. Big Cooke Rollo of Illin· ois, findin g his dismount comin g in the middle of routine, dropped to 8th. Tim Clarke earned every bit of his 9.45 as he moved up to 4th. Gary Holveck of Illinois slipped slightly to 5th. Defending champion Wayne Miller earned the "Grin and Bear It" award as he pulled a 9.45 on a heavily taped ankle and moved into second place. Homer Sardina, the surprise of the event , performed a top routine but dropped to 3rd because of Miller's . better effort. Dave Jacobs left no doubt as he captured hi s 2nd event of the night with an almo st flawless routine for a 9.55. For the 2nd year in a row it took 9.25 to qualify for the fi nals on the horizontal bar but many of the fin alists had difficulty making it through their 2nd routine. Bob Cargill suffered a major break but hun g on for an 8.95 for 8th. Fred Dennis ap· peared underscored at 9.3 for 7th. Sid Freudenstein completed the University of California collapse with an 8.6 for 10th. Al Luber, last year's surprise 3rd place finisher had trouble and end ed u p 9th. Ed Gunny again threw a routine of chan ges but looked rugged and choppy. Big Dave Niemand of little ole Sacramento State h it hi s 2nd straight routine and moved from 6th to 3rd tying J erry Fontana who moved up to 3rd from 5th. Rick Tucker of SIU hit only 9.3 and dropped to 5th . Steve Cohen, after dropping off, dropped all the way to 11th place. Neil Schmitt of Iowa and Rich Grigsby of San Fernando Valley appeared about equal in difficulty, style and execution with Grigsby apparently the winner on the strength of his di smount, an underswing front somersault that Rusty Rock never did so well. The Vaulting, as in the prelims, was uninspirin g, with the exception of Auchterlonie's hecht from near end, Sakamoto's hecht from far end, Vexler's two vaults and Mayer's two winning vaults. AuchterIon ie, h owever, missed his 2n d vault to end up in 10th. Engel of Syracuse moved up one notch with a 9.15 average. Freudenstein, probably the event favorite, had a

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tucked hecht first vault and was unable to open on his giant stoop scoring only 9.2. Bob Dickson had a high Yamashita but no distance and lack of opening for 7th place. Sardina tied Freudenstein at 9.2. Rodney of Michigan dropped all the way to 9th as he had trouble on both vaults. Bob Cargill had one good vault but could not do a second, the same problem many others had. Sakamoto did an excel· lent hecht which was possibly underscored. Paul Vexler, the event surprise, had two good vaults for a 9.375 two·day average. Paul Mayer's forte was height as he was the only vaulter who obtained good height on the push off and post flight-his form, however, still made his score minutely questionable. Bob Emery of Penn State began the parallel bar event looking like a good sophomore in his first big time competi· tion, banging around a little on a good routine for a 9.05 and 7th. Paul Mayer, the surprise of the prelims, fell apart and dropped to Sth with an S.65 which was too high. Iowa's Ike Heller dropped to 9th with an S.5 and teammate Goldsborough remained in 6th with a smooth but undra· matic rountine. SIU's Ron Harstad was overscored at 9.4 for 5th and Jerry Crow· der was possibly underscored at 9.5 on a sensational routine which left him in 2nd place for the 2nd year in a row. Steve Cohen started with a Cerar side kip, change grip, planche on one bar, scoring a questionably high 9.4 . . . Fred Siebum of Long Beach dropped to 4th because he was shaky on his double rear from side mount to double czech and then overthrew his Diadmidov; he covered up well but was just too low. Makoto Sakamoto finally demonstrated his true abliity as he ran away from the field to win the event with a fine score of 9.525. Moving into the final event, one could not help but reflect that this had beep a long week·end for everyone, and these 'ring men now had to bring up the rear with whatever strength ·and timing they might have left, which proved to be more than one might h a v e anticipated. Colorado State's Sophomore Del Strange was a little shaky but moved up to 7th with a 9.15. Don Hatch of Iowa moved up to 6th with a 9.25 (remember that it took 9.3 to qualify for the finals). Don Kinseg of MSU reo ceived a questionable 9.4 on a pretty good routine. Defending champion Ed Gunny of MSU muscled his way to a 9.4 in spite of an extreme shortage of swing. Mike J acki hit dislocate straight arm shoot to handstand, then straight arm giants both ways for a 9.5. Pat Arnold finished well in spite of missing his mount but dropped to Sth. Steve Cohen provided the most con· troversial routine of the event as he reo ceived scores of 9.1, 9.6, 9.7 and 9.5 for 2nd. Josh Robison protected the good name of the University of California by , garnering a 9.6 for the 2nd day in a row

10th: Hal Frey's California team

11th: Steve Johnson's Colorado State team

to become the 1967 NCAA Still Rings champion and to ring down the curtain on another fine presentation by Southern Illinois University.

More NCAA New maneuvers by Chip and Phip Ful· ler of the University of Michigan drew attention at the NCAA championships. The Modern Gymnast asked their coach, Newt Loken, to comment. Chip Fuller's 1 and %, forward somersault to roll was first done on the trampoline in an overhead spotting belt. Chip next moved to a mini-tramp, doing it in an overhead rigging onto several mates. Discarding the overhead rig, I hand-spotted him by placing both hands under his but· tocks and upper legs as he passed through the first somersault and continued into the next somersault over to his hands and shoulders. The next step in the progression was to do the complete stunt without the aid of the mini·tramp, using just the

tumbling mat for take off and spotting with overhead rigging. Finally it was exe· cuted on the tumbling mat with just hand spotting. After this it was just a matter of time and practice until Chip had it perfected enough to use in his routine. Phip Fuller's back somersault with full twist into immediate splits originated when he first did a standing back somersault to splits at the beginning of his routine. Then he tried a roundoff, back somersault in layout position to immediate splits, first in overhead rigging, later alone and in a routine. When he suggested trying it out of a full twisting somersault, we tried it many times in a twisting belt with overhead rigging until he felt comfortable about throwing it in his routine. Both fellows graduate this spring, Chip in chemical engineering and Phip in speech. For the past three years they have been very instrumental "in helping Michigan win Big Ten titles and national prominence.

Full twist to immediate splits by Phip Fuller af Michigan.

Front one and three-quarters by Chip Fuller of Michigan.

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High Bar 27.35 26.35 27.30 26.75 27.15 27.40 26. 10 26.90 23.60 25.35

Long Horse 27 .90 27.60 27 .20 27 .85 27.55 27 .45 27.45 27 .20 26 .85 27.05

Parallel Bars 27.35 26.25 27.50 27 .50 26.45 25.70 25.85 25 .90 25.20 26 .05

Still Rings 27 .80 26.55 27.50 27.05 27.50 24.70 26.20 25.70 26 .60 27.55

Total 189.55 187.40 186.90 186.15 185.55 182.30 177.65 176.75 176.30 175.90

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ALL路AROUND WINNING ROUTINES ALL-AROUND

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9.40 9.05 9.50 9.25 8.85 9.35 9.05 8 .60 9.40 9.35 9.25 9.05 8.00 8 .15 9.00 6.85

9 .25 9.35 9.15 9.25 9.15 9 .00 9.25 9.10 8.50 9.05 9 .30 9.20 9.10 7.95 7.90 8.80

9.45 9.50 8.80 8.95 9.10 8.60 8.70 9.45 8.80 8.85 8.80 8.20 8.70 7.95 8.20 8.55

9.50 9.20 8.65 9.00 7.75 8.65 9.05 8.70 8.95 8.95 8.90 9.35 8.40 8.50 '8.00 8.75

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WINN ING ROUTINES FLOOR EXERCISE

DAVE JACOBS : Start with straight alternates into full twist; s it d own to back ro ll to momentary handstand; along side: run, full twisting forward dive roll , swedish fall , br ine one leg around to splits; straight arm , straight leg press to handstand, scissor down ; roundoff, backhandspring, diving %. twisting roll (arabian ro ll ) to punch fro nt somersault, drop to prone position; turn to sitting pos ition with arms to the s ides, back handspring pass inI' through a handstand; d own on one foot and then the other facing d iago nal; roundoff, back handspring , fu ll twistino back. SID FREUDENSTE IN: Straddle jump front; roundoff, flipflo p full twisting back, flipflop jackknife; chest roll, toe r.ise, front headspring; roundoff, fl ipflop, p ike a rabian; fall to spl its, stiff-st if press; front handspr ing, frant, heodspring ; turn, roundoff, f lipflop, back-front . KANATI ALLEN: Front somi step out, roundoff, back handspr ing, high layout ; bounce fo r路 ward to sing le leg stoop through to straight split; stra ight .arm , straight leg 路press (straddleup) to handstand; pike down , roundoff, back handspring, full twisting back; turn to swedish fall, push up to lunge, turn to stand; f ront handspring, fro nt, front roll to straddle L; press to handstand; V2 pirouette; step down, roundoff, back handspring, pike back somi. PRELIM

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. 1.

~eith

McCanless, Iowa

2. Dove Doty, UA

SIDE HORSE 1. Keith McCanless, Iowa 2. Do ve Doty, UA 3. Ken Gordon, Iowa 4. Fred Seibum , CSCLB 5. Tom Auchterlonie, Spfd 6. Fronk Sardina, U. Den. 6. Jerry Herter, Wisc. 8. Bla ise Blasko, UN Mex 9. Dove Boland, CSU

r~~.

Sat. Ave.

9.55 9 .50 9,40 9.35 9. 10 9. 15 9. 10 9.15 9.10

9.65 9.50 9.35 9.25 9 .25 9.05 9.10 8.75 8.70

Final

Ave. 9 .60 9 .50 9.375 9.30 9 . 175 9 . 10 9 .10 8.95 8.90

WINNING ROUTINES SIDE HORSE KEITH McCAN LESS: Bock moore uphill, circles,

Bailie,

circle,

kehre

out,

circle,

back

tromlet up , circles, one reverse scissors; 3 scissors,

circle s,

kehre

out,

loops,

wolk-a rqund ,

loop , % twist off. KEN GORDON: Three loops, hop, kehre in , m oore , moore, break into reverse scissors, two regular scissors, pick up circles in front ,

trom let, two loo ps, walk-around, two loops, off with Y2 twist . DAVE DOTY: Jump into 2 loops, turn to hop, Doty (Shu rlock into immediate reverse crown), hop, bock crown , break into

moore immediate reverse reverse scissor, leg cut,

scissors (3) , circles to Shu rlock to immediate loops :2), loop with % turn to stand.

PRELIM SCORES OF 3 . Ken Gordon , Iowa

5. Tom AuchterionieL_.? pfd

NON·m~ALlSTS

Side Horse : Galioto, UNM 9.05; Siotten , Iowa 9.0; Beckwith Army 9.00; Baessler , Mich 9.00; Ryan, Cal 8 .95; Wullschlager, USC 8 .85 ; Hoskins, CSCLA 8 .85; Tucker, SIU 8 .8; Tepp, Col 8.70; Baretta, CSU 8 .65; Hole , Utah 8.55; Hoecherl, Minn 8.5; All en , UCLA 8.4 ; Durham, USC 8.3; Moyer, SIU 8.15; MacPhearson, AFA 8.05; Tobias, Mem . St 7.8; Lang , Navy 7 .8; Fujimoto, Col 7.8; Marcus, UCLA 7,45; Le Cla ire, Moss 7.2; Babakian, Moss 7.1 ; , Gentile, Navy 6 .65.

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HORIZONTAL BAR 1. Rich Grigsby, SFVSC

2. 3. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. IL

Fri,

Sat. Final Ave.' Ave." 9.55 9.50 9.45 . 9.425 9.35 9.35 9.40 9.35 9 .30 9.325 9 .3 0 9.30 9 .30 9.275 8 .95 9.10 8.85 9.05 ' 8 .60 8.925 8.05 8.725

Ave. 9:45 Neil Schmitt, Iowa 9.40 Jerry fontar]a, ISU 9 .3 5 Dave Neimand, Sac. St. 9.30 Rick Tucker, SIU 9.35 Ed Gunny, MSU 9.30 Fred Dennis, SIU 9:25 Bob Cargill, .. Spfd 9.. 25 AI Luber, uCLA 9.25 Sid . Freudenstein, Cal 9.25 Steve Cohen, Penn State 9.40

I . Rich Griasby, SFVSC .2 . Neil Schmitt, lowo

5. Rick Tucker, SIU

WINNING ROUTINES . HORIZONTAL BAR

DAVE NEIMAND: Stem rise, immediate stoop through to eagles, hop . out to immediate pirouette on second eagle, giant, cross change to Ono-vault, hop kip 路 (under bar), "giant, pirouette giant to sole circle (stoop) with V2 twist out to under grip, g iant,

pirouette,

im-

mediate double flyaway. JERRY FoNTANA : Cast to handstand, % forward giant, stoop through to takemoto shoot, vault catch, swing forward , stoop through to

reverse seat circle, german giant,

stoo p legs between hands to a kip up, hop change to re-verse grip, 13,4 forward giant, stoop through, shoot to dislocate, 2 eagle giants, hop change, forward giants, to swan hecht . . RICHARD GRIGSBY : Fron:> mixed gril? cast forward with V2 turn ; swing forward , change right hand to under grip; stoop between hand, shoot to 2 inlocates; I eagle giant to hop out with immediate V2 turn; straddle sole circle, shoot to handstand; whip change; p irouette turn on top to immediate hip circle, shoot to handstand, immediate reach un'der with V2 turn to mixed grip; reor vault catch; . kip, hop above bor to under grip V2 giant,

pirouette

turn

above

bar,

immediate

roll to V2 hip circle, to under cost front somersault. NEIL SCHMITT: Stem rise, stoop, 2 inverted giants, dislocate, hop to undergrip stalder, stall-reach-flonk, reverse kip, double german, disengage~ kip, overgrip giant to overgrip stolder, double flyaway ._

PRELIM SCORES 0 F NON-FINALISTS Bar: Mo. Sokamoto, USC 9.05; Vandervoort, Mich 9 .05; Jacki, ISU 9.05; Dickson, Iowa 9.05; Haynie', MSU 9.0; Silhon, III 9.0; Mi . Sakamoto, USC 8 .8; Turoff, Tem 8.8; Hemmerling, SIU . 8.75; James, ISU 8.75; Spiker, PSU 8.5; . Litow, PSU 8.15; Blea, Cal 8.0; McDonald, ISU 7.75; Gester, Wash 7.65; Castle, Cal 7.5; Monk, UA 7.4; Hale, Utah 7.05; Sexton, Oklo 6 .5. Horizontal

3. Dave Neimand,. Sac. St.


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LONG HORSE

LO NG HORSE

Ave.

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

9.55 9.45 9 .35 9.30 9 .30 9.25 9 .25 9.25 9.3 0 9 .30

Fri,

1. Pau l Moyer, SIU 2 . Paul Vexler. Penn St.

3. Makota Sakamoto, USC

Pau l Moye r, SIU Pau l Vexler, Penn St . Makoto Sakamoto , USC Bob Cargill, Spfd Homer Sardina, ISU Sid Freude nste in, Co l Bob Dickso n, Iowa Dennis Engel , Spracuse Fred Rodney, Mich To m Auchter lonie, Spfd

Ave . Sat. 9.475 9.30 9.30 9.25 9.10 9.15 9.075 9.05 8.80 8.55

Ave . Final

9 .5125 9.375 9 .325 9.275 9.20 9.20 9. 1625 9 .15 9 .05 8 .925

WINNING ROUTINES LONG HORSE PAU L MAYER : Giant p iked handsp r ing-fo r end; pike handspring . PAU L VEX LER : Giant hecht; hecht . MAKOTO SAKAMOTO: Hecht; p iked handspring-for enp .

PRELIM SCORES OF NON-FINALISTS

5. Sid Freudenstein ; Co l

4 . Bob Cargill, Sptd

Lo ng Harse: Jacki , ISU 9.2; Fishe r, Col 9 .15; Gr igsby, SFVSC 9 . 15; Allen, UC LA 9 .15; Hardt, SIU 9.15; Emery, PS U 9 .15; Flansaas, Wash 9 .10; Siebum, CSC LB 9 .1; Kenan, UA 9 .1 ; Heller, Iowa 9 .1; C. Fu ller, Mich 9.05; Fontana, ISU 9.05; Frushau r, AFA 9.05; Sh idemantle, Pitt 9.05; Bassist, UC LA 9.0; Fortier , CSU 8.95; Ballenski , CSU 8.95; Gauthier, Den 8 .8 5; Sp iker, PSU 8.85; Hennecke_ Wisc 8.8; Voorhees, UA 8.8; Hol veck, III 8.4:> .

5. Homer Sa rdina , ISU

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PARALLEL BARS 2 . Jerry Crowder . ISU

PARALLEL BARS

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

Makato Sakamoto, USC Jerry Crowder, lSU Steve Cahen, Penn State Fred Seibum, CSCLB Ron Harstad, SI U T. Goldsbarough , Iowa Bab Emery, Penn State Paul Mayer, SIU Ike Heller, Iowa

Fri. Ave. 9.50 9.40 9.45 9.45 9.30 9.30 9.10 9.10 9.15

Sat. Ave. 9.55 9.50 9.40 9.30 9.40 9.20 9.05 8.65 8.50

1. Makoto Sakamoto, USC 3. Steve Cohen, Penn State

5. Ron Harst ad, SIU

Final

Ave. 9.525 9.45 9.425 9.375 9.35 9.25 9.075 8.875 8.825

WIN·NING ROUTINES PARALLEL BARS

MAKOTO SAKAMOTO: From side-stalder to handstand, stutz, peach basket, front uprise, swinging

reverse

hollowback

press,

pirouette,

stutz,

cast,

front

straddle

uprise,

L,

fr ont

off dismount. JERRY CROWDER: Peach layaway, front uprise, hop pirouette to L, straddle press , full spin to handstand (Diamidov), stutz to handstond, drop peach, layaway front uprise, handstand, hold one arm handstand , back-off with V2 twist.

PRELIM SCORES OF NON-FINALISTS Parallel Bars: Lazar, Iowa 9.05; Freudenstein, Cal 8.95; Lindauer, SIU 8.95; Delesie , Navy 8.9; Fontana, ISU 8.85; Monroy, CSCLA 8.8; Cargill, Spfd 8.8; Allen, UCLA 8.8; Rollo III 8.8; Schmitt, Iowa 8.8; Kenan, UA 8.7; Turoff, Tem 8.55; Impson, ASU 8.55; Kimball, Utah 8.5; Singer, Col 8.25; Jacki , ISU 8.2; Flqnsaas, Wash 8.2; Mi. Sakamoto, USC 8.1; Ahlers,WVa 8.1; Kasten, Spfd 8.05; Hale, Utah 7.45; Benya, Cal 7.45.

4. Fred Seibum, CSCLB

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RINGS Gy'j;~~n~'s •

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Fri. Ave. 9.60 Josh Robison , Cal Steve Cohen, Penn State 9.50 9.35 Mike Jacki, ISU 9 .3 5 Ed Gunny, MSU 9.30 D. Kinsig, MSU 9.30 Don Hatch, Iowa 9.30 Del Strange, Col 9.40 Pat Arnold, UA

STILL RINGS

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

Sat. Ave. 9.60 9.55 9.50 9.40 9.40 9.25 9.15 8.95

Final Ave. 9 .60 9.525 9.425 9.375 9.35 9 .275 9 .225 9.175

WINNING ROUTINES STILL RINGS

3. Mike Jack;, ISU 4. Ed Gunny, MSU

JOSH ROBISON : Back lever, cross press to L, stiff arm-stiff body press to handstand locked arm giant, inverted cross to inlocat~ rise to L, maltese cross 3,4 giant to cross, dislacate, full. l

MIKE JACKI : Dislocate, straight arm shoot handstand , regular giant (straight arm). reve rse giont, drop to back kip to L, straight arm bent body press , handstand, lower to regular cross , drop t o dislocate, double flyawa y.

I. Josh Robison , Cal 2. Steve Cohe_n" Penn State

PRELIM SCORES OF NON·FINALISTS Still Rings : Wiser, Ind 9.2; Ma. Sakamoto, USC 9.2; Vexler, PSU 9.2; Meythaler, ISU 9 .2; Chi Ive rs, Mich 9.15; Dickson, Iowa 9.05; Pearson, ASU 9.05; Freudenstein , Cal 9.0; Croff, MSU 9.0; Oulette, Army 8 .95; Fontana , ISU 8.95; Cargill, Spfd 8.9; Guinn, BYU 8.8 5; Pillo n, Spfd 8.75; Coppo la, SJ St 8.7; Flansaas, Wash 8.65; Baughman , CSU 8.6; Walters, Syra 8.45; Kaplan, III 8.4; Mi. Sakamoto, USC 7.95; Edwards, Syra 7.4; Oshiro, Navy 7 .3. In reporting the scores of the non-finalists in each event, only those competitors are listed who were eligible fo r the medals by v irture of their hav ing qualified in regional competitio n . 5. D. Kinsig, MSU

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TRAMPOLINE

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

Dave Jacobs, Mich Wayne Miller, Mich Homer Sardina , ISU Tim Clarke, ISU Gary Halveck, III. Steve Chapple, ilL Cliff Gauthier, U. Den. Cooke Rallo, III.

Fri. 路 Ave.

Sat. Ave.

9.45 9.25 9.30 9 .10 9 .25 9.05 9.00 9 .05

9.55 9.45 9 .35 9.45 9.00 8 .85 8.85 7 .65

Final Ave.

9 .50 9 .35 9 .3 25 9 .275 9. 125 8 .950 8.925 8 .35

I. Dave J a cobs, Mi ch 2. Wayne Miller, Mich

WINNING ROUTINES TRAMPOLINE

DAVE JACOBS: Pike rudolph out fliffi s, double bac k, double twisting back , 1% back so mersault to double twisting cady, d ouble back, barani out fliffis , rudolph , back somersault, back 1 3,4 pike somersault to 路0 double cody. HOMER SARDINA: Pike rudolph out, borani out, double twist, rudolph , full twist, half inhalf out fliffi s, barani out, full t wist, do ub le twist, pike 1% back, double cody. WAY' NE MILLER : Two and o ne-half twi st ing double fr ont, d ouble back, double twi sting back somie, full twisting back sa mie . doubl e twisting double back, baroni out fliffi s, rudolph, double twisting back, full twisting back, 1 Y2 twisting , 13;" back so mersault t o feet .

PRELIM SCORES OF NON.FINALISTS Trampoline: Hardt, SIU 8.95 ; Ewing , CSU 8.95; Snapp, CSU 8.85; Dvorak, SIU 8.7 5; Arrell , CSC 8.75; Anders, Sac. St. 8 .6; Smith , AFA 8.6; Rogers, Spfd 8.55; Fanceca , Wash 8.55; Castner, UCLA 8.55; Emery, PSU 1} .3; Turchi , Ore 8 .25; Learner, UCLA 8.2; Co nant, Mich 8.1 ; Gardiner, Sac St 8.05 ; DeSantis, PSU 8.0; Smith, UNM 7.9; Hickman , Spfd 7.9; Orlick, Syra 7.85; Cargill, . Spfd 7.25; CogQeshall , PSU 6.9; Hardin, Wash 4.3 .

. 3. Homer Sardina ,

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4. Tim Clarke , ISU

5 . Gary Hal veck, III.


NCAA WESTERN REGIONALS Washington State University March 24, 1967 Tea m Stondings: California 185.45, UCLA 185.10, USC 184.50. AA: Makato Sakamoto (USC) 54.85, Sid Freudenstein (Cal) 54.60, Kanati Allen (UCLA) 53.25, Fred Siebum (CSCLB ) 52.35. FX: Freudenstein 9.45, Sandy Bassist (UCLA) 9.325, Allen 9.25. SH: Joel Tepp (Cal) 9.4, Sieb um 9.35, Bi ll Fuji m oto (Cal) 9.25. Tr: Rae Anders (Sac St) 8.925, John Turchi (UO) 8.85 , Chris Castner (UCLA) 8.65. HB : Dave Niemand (Sac St) 9.375 , Rich Grigsby (SFVSC) 9.375, Freudenstein 9. 175. LH: Freudenstein 9 .25, Allen 9.225, Grigsby 9.2. PB: Siebum 9.25 , Sakamoto 9.25, Allen 9 . 175. R: Josh Robison (Cal) ?t;;'n ~~8~. Coppola 9.1, FreudenNCAA MID-EAST REGIONALS Wheaton College March 24, 1967 FX: T oby Towson (MSU) 9.65, Dave Jacobs (Mich) 9.35, Phip Fuller (Mich) 9.2. SH: Mark Slatten (Iowa) 9.4, Ken Gordon (Iowa) 9 . 15, Herter (Wisc) 9.05 . Tr: Jacobs 9.5 , Dale Hardt (SIU) 9.4, Gary Holveck (UI) 9.1. HB: Neil Schmitt (Iowa) 9.35, Fred Dennis (SIU) 9.3 Rick Tucker (SIU) 9.25. LH: Pau f Mayer (SIU) 9.2, Chip Fuller (Mich) 9.15, Bob Dickson (Iowa) 9 .05 . PB: Ron Harstad (SIU) 9.4, Tom Goldsborough (Iowa) 9.4, Ike Heller (Iowa) 9.3. R: Dave Croft (MSU) 9.4, Don Hatch (Iowa) 9.3 5, Wiser (Ind) 9.3. NCAA MIDWEST REGIONAL GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Team standings : Iowa State University (lSU) 184.40, Universit y of Arizona (UA) 179.85, Colorado State University (CSU) 176.95, Arizona State University (ASU) 173 .75 , University of Colo ra do (UC) 173 .60, Univ ersity of New Mexico (UNM) 172.3 5, Air Force Academy (AFA) 171.95, University of Denver (UD) 170.70, Colorado State College (CSC) 140.25. AA: Jerry Fontana (ISU) 52.45, Mike Jack i (ISU) 52 .05, Rich Impson (ASU) 51.95. FX: Jacki 9.175, Bob Fisher (UC) 9.15, Jeff Bennon (UA) 9.125. SH: Jack Ryan (UC) 9.675, Dave Doty (UA) 9.525, Tom Galioto (UNM) 9 .00. TR: Tim Clarke (ISU) 9.425, Homer Sardina (ISU) 9.325, Rob Ewing (CSU) 9.20. HB: Fontana 9.25 , Steffan Monk (UA) Ben Blea (UC) and Tom Sexton (U. Okla .) 9.075. LHV: Jack Kenan (UA) 9.2375, Sardina and Phil Ballinski (CSU) 9 . 1. P.B : Jerry Crowder (ISU) 9.325, Impson 9 . 175, Fontana 9. 10. SR: Del Strange (CSU) 9.45, Jacki 9.375, Perry Guinn (BYU) 9.275 . NCAA EASTERN REGIONALS Springfield College March 3-4, 1967 Team Standings: Penn State 188.75, Springfield 185.45, Temple 175.30, Navy 172.70 Army 171.70, Massachusetts 151.60, Pittsburgh 126.20. AA: Steve Cohen (PS) 55 . 15 Bob Emery (PS) 52.65, Bob Cargifl (Sp) 52 . 10, Joe Litow (PS) 49.00. FX: Cohen 9 .35, Cargill 9.2.5 , Emery 9.25. SH: Tom Auchterlonie (Sp) 9.5, Jay Long (Navy) 8.95, Chuck Beckwith (Army) 8.9. Tr: Tim Rogers (Sp) 9.05, Cargill 9 .05, Steve Hickman (Sp) 8.7. HB: Cargill 9.55, Cohen 9.45, Joe Litow 9.3 . LH: Cargill 9.7, Paul Vexler (PS) 9.6, Emery 9.4. PB: Emery 9.55, Cohen 9.45, Cargill 9.3. R: Cohen 9.65, Walters (Syr) 9.45, Cargill 9.4.

PACIFIC COAST COLLEGE DIVISION REGIONALS Long Beach State College March 12, 1967 Team Standings: San Fernando Valley 173.45, Long Beach 163.25, San Franc isco 150.05, Los Angeles 148.55, Sacramento 111 .50, San Jose 58.55, San Diego 37.50, UC Santa Barbara 35.55, Cal Pol y SLO 8.25 , Cal Poly Pomona 5. 1, Chico State and Fullerton State . AA: Fred Siebum (LB) 52.35, Rich Grigsby (SFV) 52.15, John Magg inetti (SFV) 50.35 . FX : Julio Monroy (LA) 9.15, Tony Coppola (SJ) 8.97, Bruce Coulter (LA) 8.95. SH: Gary Hoskins (LA) 9.47, Larr y Buss (SD) 9.07, Siebum 9.0. Tr : Scott Gardiner (5) 8.85, Steve Endicott (CPSLO) 8.3, Sam Cobb (SF) 8.17 . HB: Dave Niemand (5) 9.35, Grigsby 9 .27, Magginetti 8.67 . LH: Jim Fountaine (LB) 9.35, Grigsby 9.27, Steve Radomski (SFV) 9.25. PB: Siebum 9.22, Gr igsby 8.87 Magginetti . 8.7. R: Coppola 9 .67, Magginetti 9.0, Chuck Walden (SFV) 8.72. . FAR

WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS San Francisco State March 11, 1967 Team Standings : Sacramento State 163.15, San Francisco State 155.80, Univ. Nevada 108 .90, Chico State 74.35, UC Davis, 57.00, Cal State Hayward 4.50. AA: Steve Pleau (SSC) 50.55, Pete Gruber (SFSC) 44 .20, Tom Fester (SFSC) 43.35, FX : Leau 8.75, Dav e Niemand (SSC) 8.6, Dan Barber (SSC) 8.5. SH: Pleau 8.35, Bob Sakai (SFSC) 6 .75, Fester 6.2 Tr: Rae Anders (SSC) 8.75, AI Lansdon (Nev) 8.5 , Scott Gardiner (SSC) 8.45 . HB: Nlemand 9.05, Pleau 8 .3, Gruber 7.5. LH: Pleau 8.95, Buckey Mackey (CS) 8 .8, Steve Henry (CS) 8.65. PB: Niemand 9.15, Gruber 8 .2, Sakai 8.2. R: Mike Knight (SSC) 8.3, Pleau 8.3, Terry McCade (SSC) 8. 1. PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS Univarstiy of British Columbia March 4, 1967 Team Standings: U. Washington 179.80, E. Washington 160.80, Washington State N. 152.75, U . Oregon 141.451 U. British Columbia 132.75, ",Iberta 11 .25. AA: Mike Flansaas (UW) 52 .3 0, Eigil Flaathen (UW) 50.60 Randy Carruthers (EW) 48.2. 6 FX: Bill Mackie (UBC) 8.8 , Mark Peterson (UW) 8.625, Mark Buckingham (UW) 8.625 . SH : Flansaas 9.525, Flaathen 8.275, Jay Shaw (WSU) 8.225. Tr: Rick Fonceca (UW) 8.875, John Turchi (UO) 8.45, Mace Brady (EW) 8.2. HB: Flanso as 8.675, Tom Gester (UW) 8.575 , Carruthers 8.45 . LH: Gene (UW) 9.325, Carruthers Jensen 9.15, Brady 9.125. PB : Carruthers 8.575, Flansaas 8.425, Flaathen 8.2. R: Flansaas 8.8, Mike Hanav an (WSU) 8.75, Flaathen 8.575. MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS University of Cincinnati March 18, 1967 Team standings: Memphis State 146.60, Wichita State 144.41, Cincinnati 89.10 , Louisv ille 31.25. AA : Bob Baker (W) 44 .35 , B. Wilcox (MS) 38.60, Larry Murray (C) 34.35 . FX: Murray 7.9, Mike Young (W) 7.05 , Porch 7.05 . SH: Gary Johnso n (W) 8 .6, George Anglemyer (C) 7 .'(5, D. Tobias (MS) 7.7. TR: G. DeLuca (MA) 7.4, D. Truckwood (W) 6 .7, Tob ias 6.3. HB: Wilcox 8.00, Baker 7.8 , R. Clark (MS) 6.9 . LH: W. Alexander (MS) 9.25, Young 9.2, Murray 9.05 . PB: Maker 7.5, Murray 7.55 , Wilcox 7.5 . R: Clark 9.1 ,5. Humphrey (W )8.45, J. Lockard (MS) 8.3. NORTH AMERICAN GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP Riverside, Illinois, April 15, 1967 Men: FX: Menichelli (Ital y) 19.20 A. Garcia (Mex) and Sei Ito (Jap) 19.05. SH: Menichelli 18.80, R. Hall (USA) 18.75, D. Tonry (USA) 18 . 10. R: Menichelli 19.40, Ito 19.25, A. Lascari (USA) 18.90. LHV: Menichelli 19.05, R. Dian (Can) 18.95, Ito 18.60. PB: Ito 18.90, R. Lynn (USA) 18.70, Tonry and Lascari 18.15. HB:

Menichelli 19.40, Ito 19.20 , F. Roethlisberger (USA) 19.05 Tr : D. Heppensteel (Unatt) 1790, R. Kinsman (Can) 17.55, R. Radunzel (Unatt) 17.20. Women : FX: L. Metheny (USA) 19. 134, K. Gleason (USA) 19.067, D. Bailey (USA) 18 .934 . SHY: Gleason 19.017, J. Tanac (USA) 18.717, S. McDonnell (Can) 18.276. BB : Gleason 18.900, Tanac 18 .633, G. Daley (Can) 18.400. UPB: Gleason 19.066, Daley 18.867, McDonnell 18.734. SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE GYMNASTIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP Team standings: West Virginia 152.25, Louisiana State 149.00, Memphis State 148.55, Furman 147.45, David Lipscomb 14 1.40, Georgia 107.60, Florida 89.00, Georgia Tech 70.15 , Florida State 58,25, Virginia 6.65. AA: Ehler (WV) 47.45 Donov an (LSU) 46.05 , England (F 1a) 45 .90. FX: Fort ier (LSU) 17.2, Donov an 16.35, Ehler 16.05 . SH : Tobias (MSU) 18 .25, Jamieson (WV) .17.35 , Immediato (DL) 16.75. Tr: Hargis (DL) 16.5, Creech (F) 16.05, Fortier 15.5. HB: England 17.0, Donovan 16.0, Wilcos (M5U) 15.75. LH: . Fortier 17 .5, Fennessey (DL) 17.45, England 17.3 , PB : Ehler 17.0, Curfman 16.85, Donovan 16.4. R: Clark (MSU) 18.35, Immediato 17.95, Ehler 17.25 I NTERSTATE INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Team standings : Western Ill inois 203.981, Eo s t ern Illinois 201.208 , Illinois State 162.075, Central Michigan 135.850. AA : Bob Mellema (EI) 47.45 , Howie Sokol (WI) 42.85, Terry Disney (WI) 42.60 . FX: Mellema 8.3, Disney 8.3 , Bob Hendron (IS) 8.025. SH: Don Sabey (EI) 8.775, John Ziagos (WI) 8.375, Mike Litwin 7.60. Tr: Disney 8.325, Butch Vogelsang (EI) 7.375 , Ed Cheathem (EI) 7.05. HB: Disney 8.625, Mellema 7.95, Dick Braun (WI) 7.35. LH: Mellema 8.625, Steve Wolf (WI) 8.212, Rusty Stephens (EI) 8.037. PB : Gerry Peterson (WI) 8.525, Mellema 8.275 , Disney 7.95. R: Wolf 9 .05, Sokol 8.675, Mellema 8.45. TU : Disney 7.95, Cheatham 7.45, Bob Heywood (SM) 6.75. WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS University of New Mexico Team standings: University of Arizona 181.60, U. New Mex ico 177.50, Arizona State U. 174.45, Utah 159.40, Brigham Young U. 157.95. AA: Rich Impson (ASU) 50.50, Jack Kenan (UA) 49.35, Brent Hale (Utah) 49 .00 . FX: Jeff Bennon (UA) 9.1 , Impson 8 .95, Gene Voorhees (UA) 8.675 . . SH: Dav e Doty (UA) 9 .3, Tam Galioto (UNM) 8.575 , Hale 8.425. Tr : Pete Brandt (Utah) 8.8, Mike Sandry (UNM) 8.7 , Richard Stoval (ASU) 8.57 5. HB: John M orri ssey (BYU) 8 .975, Art Armindarez (UA) 8.95, Hale 8 .8 75 . LH: Impson 9.15, Blaise Blasko (UNM) 9. 1, Austin Thatcher (BYU) 9.075 . PB : Kenan 8 .9, Cory Fox (UA) 8.9, Armindarez 8.8 . R: Joel Pearson (AS U) 9.325, Pat Arnold (UA) 9.325), Jim Wendling (UA) 9.05. EASTERN INTERCOLLEGIATE GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS Springfield College March 3-4, 1967 Tea m Standings: Springfield 185.45 (26 pts) , Penn State 188.75 (26 pts), Temple 175.75 (20 pts) , Navy 172.3 0 (14 pts), Army 171.70 (14 pts), U. Massachusetts 151.00 (8 pts), U. Pittsburgh 126.20 (2 pts), Syracuse (2 pts). AA: Steve Cohen (PS) 55.15, Bob Emery (PS) 52 .65, Bob Cargill (Sp) 52 . 10. FX: Cohen 9.375, Engel (Syr) 9.2, McKinney (Syr) 9 . 175. SH: Auchtelanie (Sp) 9 .55, Long (Navy) 9.1, Cohen 8.825 . TR: Rogers (Sp) 9.0, Cargill 8 .9, Hickman (Sp) 8.825. HB: Cargill 9.575, Cohen 9.475, Litow (PS) 9.3. LH: Cargill 9.6625, Vex ler (PS) 9 .525, Kelley (Army) 9.325. PB: Cohen 9.55, Emery 9.425, Cargill 9.35 . R: Cohen 9.575, Walters (Spr) 9.35 , Vexler 9.325 .

PASADENA NATIONAL INVITATIONAL

Winning

routines :

Freudenstein : Straddle j u m p front; roundoff, flipflop, full twisting back, flipfl op, jackknife; chest

ro ll ,

toe

rise ,

front

headspring;

roundoff, flipflop, pike arabian; fall to 'splits, stiff-stiff press; turn, front roll, back handspring ; front handspring, fro nt, headspring; turn, roun doff, flip-flop , back-front. Proulx : Roundo ff , handspring, double back; V2 turn t o swedish fall; Y2 turn to split; press to straddle planche; down, bounce to forward roll, to (jump back on hands, snapping leg, into tight pike) , stand; full twisting dive roll ; jump backwards to swedish fall ; V2 turn, val dez; back hand~pring

walkout,

front

roundoff,

flipflop,

walkover;

turn ,

arabian

front,

handspr ing; yogi, walkover; roundoff, flipfl op . full twistinq back. Freriks: Moore to mfddle, immediate russian, russian on one pommel to end, b ack tra vel moore to middl e, back scissor, two front

scissors,

scissors

hop,

front -scis-

sor , pick up to high double leg circies, back travel downward , rus sian on end, loop, russi an , immediate layout. Hoskins: Loops on

pommel , upward travel, downward travel, h igh double, bac kward trav el uphill, high double, russian on one pommel , break to back scissor, pick up high double, break t o front scissor, front scis-

front

sari

sci sso r

with

turn ,

V2

front scissor, high double, downward travel , loop, olympic off. Proulx : Baroni out , double back, pi k e back, double twisting back, rudolph , double back, barani out, pike back, double twisting back, double back, back 1%, double cody. Boger: Pike barani out, double back, full twist ing back, doub le back, barani out, full tw ist ing back, triple twisting back, full twisting back, 1 % back, double cody. Clarke: Pull to front lever, back uprise planche, lower to back lever , cross, pull out, press hollow back, straight arm giant, back roll to front lever , pull over back lever, olympic cross (both sides), cro ss, dislocate, fl yaway. Robison: Back

lever

I

cross, press to L, stiff arm-

stiff body locked arm

press to handstand, giant, inverted cross

to inlocate rise to L, maltese cross, 3,4 giant to cross, dislocate full . Freudenstein: giant hecht. Grigsby: pike handspring . Wullschlager : hecht.

Siebum: Rear, moore, rear, back stitz, sw ing pirouette, cast, back uprise, straddle cut , L, press handstand, diamidov, lay back, streulihandstand, stitz handstand , cast,

back

uprise,

straddle

cut ,

swing

handstand, back off. Kanzaki: Glide , shoot handstand, front uprise Y2 twist; cast catch , glide kip

over

side

of

bars

and

up,

cut

catch L, sti ff- stiff press t o hand-

stand, stitz, ca st , cut, rise,

front

with

front up-

one-half

twist .

Grigsby : From mixed grip, underswing cast with V2 turn, swing

forward ,

change

to

under

grip ,

stoop to 2 inl ocate giants, 1 eagle giant, h op with V2 turn , straddle sa le circie, to handstand, whip

change, p irouette change immediate free hip circie t o handstand,

immediate reach under to mixed grip, rear vault catch, kip, hop to reve rse grip, 1 giant, pirouette c han g e, immediate underswing , cast, front flip. Rock : Pirouette, back kip, german giant, cast with

Y2

turn , reve rse gr ip kip, 1 fro nt

giant, Y2 turn immediate free hip to handstand , 3,4 back giant t o back sta lder immediate hop t o rev erse grip immediate front stalder!, 3,4 front giant t o straddle vau lt catch , full pirouette on lett

arm to reve rse g rip, 2 front giants to hecht. Boger: Roundoff , whipback, flip flop , double back. Roundoff, pike half turn walkout, roundoff, flip f lop double twisting back. Front,

tinsico , front, tinsico , front . Front

walkout, rounoff, flipfl op w ith V2 turn walkout, roundoff, flipfl op full t w isting back.

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EIGHTH ANNUAL LONG BEACH INVITATIONAL GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS APRIL 29, 1967 Ken Bartlett, Meet Director by Mickey Chaplan The lack of all-around competition and the altered order 路 of events enhanced the feeling that the spectator was t o witness a meet full of originality. And originality there was. It began with Tom Pro lux's piked front with 1 V2 twists on long horse . Free exercise showed too ' much originality; nevertheless, Juan Sanchez' piked V2 twisti ng dive to momentar y handstand immediate chest roll seemed the strangest innovat ion. Steve End icott's layou t back-piked arabian head under would have looked sharp in any trampo line competition. Ju lio Monroy's entire routine deserved credit too, for its spirit and combination. Amo ng the more recogn izable side horse innovations:

Back m oore,

immedi-

ate pommel loop (Gary . Hoskins), travel ing Russian--ot end of routine (J im Fairchild ), and double stockli (immediate with .0 tap) by Wayne Marcus. The rings had a hard time remaining still but sustoined the inverted crosses of Bill Shook and Walt Swift . ' The parallel bars saw a stiff fight between Steve Nor iega and Fred Seibum who hit both a diamidov and a stutz to handstand. Brian

;t~~~iS~n~igD~v:h~~rri~~r.a~~rt ~~

support to planche also deserve mention . High bar appeared a contest between those who could hit most cleanly. Tim Pusztai , a high school junior, performed a fantQstic doable german giant . Dismounts included a hecht (Don Jennings), doubles by Darrel DePue Qnd AI Luber, and cast front by Rich Grigsby. Mike Frericks was selected outstcinding gymnast of the meet by the judges. FX : Tom Proul x 9.45, Sandy Bassist 9.35 and Dan Kolb 9.35. SH: Mike Frer icks 9.7 , Gary Hoskins 9.55, Fred Siebum 9.5. Tr: Proul x 8.95 , Steve Endicott and Clayton Chrisman 8.75. HB: Rust y Rock 9.5, Rich Grigsby 9.4, AI Luber 9.35. LH : Grigs by 9.4, Paul Tickenoff 9.35, Jim Fountaine 9.2. PB: Steve Noriega 9.45, Siebum 9.4, Brian Thomas 9.05. R: Bob Teel 9.65, Bob Diamond 9.4, Jahn Magginetti 9.15. Winni"g Routines FX: Tom Proulx-see rout ine under Pasadena Nat'l Invitational. SH : Mike Frericks-see routine under Pasadena Nat'l Invitationa l. Tr : Proul : Barani out, double back, pike back, double full , pike back, rudolph, double bock, barani out, 13,4 back, double cody. HB: Rusty Rock-see routine under Pasadena Not'l Invitational. LH: Rich Grigsby--ccpike handspring , Paul Tickenoff-handspring . PB: Steve Noriega-Peach handstand, back handstand, stitz handstand, straddle cut L, stiff stiff press, one arm handstand, stitz handstand layaway, front uprise swing pirouette, back off . R: Bob Teel-Stiff arm pull to cross, pull out, press to maltese, fr ont giant handstand , reverse giant handstand , to back lever then ro ll to front lever, pull to cross, pullout, hollowback handstand press, giant, straddle off . "1$--

WHITEWATER (WiSCONSIN) INVITATION>AL March 4, 1.967 Team standings: B'm:li dji 162. 14, St . Clo ud 146.93, Wh.eot c:>n .140.36, Stevens Po int 125.60, Whitewater 125.40, Plattevi lle 125.33. AA : Petruzz i (B) 40.49, Schiess (SP) 35.22, Lewi s (SC) 33.36. FX : Gleason (SP) 8 . 15, Sioneman 7.10, Lewis 6.95. SH : Kamrath (WW) 6 . 1, Petruzzi 6 . 1, Thue (B) 5.95. Tr: Gillespie (SC) 8.56, Jones (B) 8 .23, Janssens (P) 7.86. HB : Edlund (B) 7.60, Petruz zi 7.46 , Schiess 7.43 . LH: Gerhardt 路 (SC) 8.35, Hanson (W) 8.25, Gillespie 8. 1. PB : Gillespie 8.06, Teele (W) 7 .9, Kamrath 6 .8 6 . R: Thue 7.76, Lowe (vy) 7.6 , George (W) 7.4. Tu: Liljq 路 (B) 7.7, Stoneman 7.5, Lewis 7 .15.

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DGWS OPTIONAL GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSH,IPS March 4, 1967 By Andrea Bodo Schmid The Juni'or and Senior High School and Co llege women's gymnastic

program

is

growing

apace

in northern California. The fourth annual Optional DGWS Champi onship was hosted by San Francisco State College with about 350 participants. In the college division Sandy De Kruse of San Jose State captured the beginning AA title While San Francisco State College's Barbara Parcher led all contenders, most of them from SFSC, in the intermediate division . In the high school division honors were

shored

among

Sir

Francis

Drake , Clayton Valley, Novato, Sky line, and Hillsdale students, The beginning AA title was earned by Sherrey Green of Drake while Sherril yn Littlefield of Hillsdale carr ied off the intermediate AA title. In the Junior High competition Montero and Marina girls captured most of the AA events while Stockton students won the trampoline and tumbling, The beginner's AA title was taken by Andrea Thrames of MO(ltar'l while Oveta Chirnich of Starr King captured the intermediate AA title as her teammates took many of the other places. Results : Intermediate level only. College: AA: Parcher (S FSC), Charlene Stradley (SFSC), Sandra 'Briley (SFSC). UPB: Parcher, Briley, Linda Dodd (S FSC). FX: Parcher, Kathy Sieglar (UCDav is), Stradley. B: Parcher, Linda Rhoads (UCD), Caro l Pursell (SJSC). SHV: Parcher , Dodd, MaryAnn Carvehlo (SJSC). T: Parcher, Stradley, Dodd. Senior High : AA: Littlefield, Lyn Cole (Skyline), Connie Chace (Pleasant Va lley). UPB : Kara Neely (CV), Linda Miller (Berkeley), Chace. FX: Cole, Littlefield, Chace. B: Littlefield , Liz Sellers (Mt. Diablo), Cole. SHY: Littl efield, Cole, Sherri Dimmick (Novato) . T: Littlefield, Jane Boulding (Ygnacio Va ll ey), Cathy Amundsen, (Sacramento). Tr: Marilyn Porter (Willow Glen), Juline Forster (Hillsdale), Wendy Kanoff (Novato). FLINT "ALL GIRLS" OPEN Flint Southwestern High School April 22, 1967 The first Flint "All Girls" Open got off to a rousing start as 6 states and Canada were represented by 25 different cities with a total of 144 entries. Meets were conducted in three age group divisions: Prep , Junior, and Senior. Prep : The o ne-two punch of Engstrom's D. Mininni and A. Isett was too mu'ch for Flint's combination of Patti McDonald, Cecil ia Sartor, and Sandy Kastner as the Oak Park, Illinois, duo placed 1st and 2nd with the FI int trio taking 3rd, 4th, and 6th in the all-around. Junior: The visitors from Canada comp letel y dominated the di vision a s they t ook 1st, 2nd, and 6th all-around compiling 67 points to runner-up Flint's 15. The Scarborough team was led by Teresa McDonnell, Jennifer Diachun, and Nancy McDonnell. Senior: While Scarborough's Barb Thompson earned top all-around honors, the trio of Maddie Wetherell, Barb McKenzie, and Diane Grayso n provided strength and depth for the Flint team wh ich captured fir st with 47 points to Scarborough's 28 V:/.. Senior: Team Standings: Flint 47, Scarborough Winstonettes 28V2 . AA: Barb Thompson (Scar ) 32.65 , Linda Hedrick (Ind.) 31.85, Maddie Wetherell (F) 31.65. FX : D. Grayson (F) 9.15, Hedrick 8.75, Wetherell 8.6. UPB: Grayson 8.9, Wetnerell 8.85 , Thompson 8.45. BB : Hedri ck 7.4, M. 'Crimmins (Gr. Haven) 7.25, McKenzie 7.2. SHY: Thompson 9.25, Crimmins 9.05, K. Mullen (Scar) 8.5. Tu : Hedrick 8.5 , McKenzie 8.0, P. Baldwin (F) 7.8 . Junior : Scarborough Winston ettes 67 , Flint 15, East Lansing 5V2 . AA : Teresa McDonell (Scar) 34.65, Jennifer Diachun 34.00, Pat Fellicelli 32.85.

Prep : Engstrom Gym Clu b 39, Flint 35. AA: Diane Mininni (E) 27.95, Amy Isett (E) 26 .05, Pattie McDonald (F) 26.05. GIRLS' NATIONAL INVITATIONAL . GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS .... April 22, 1967 .... Lakewood H.S., Lakewood, Calif. The third '~nnual Girls National Invitationa l Gymnastic Champio nships under the sponsorsh ip of the Southern California Acro Team brought tog e the r outstanding women gymnasts from all parts of the country and Canada . Forming two teams to represent the North and the South, these young competitors put on performances wo rth y of veterans in all ' the olympic Elvents. Thwe was no allaround

competition as each

com-

petitor worked he r best events. Miss Dena Lorentzen of Albuquerque, New Mexico was presented the Miss Invitational award . The winning

r outines

are

cited

a s examples of the quality work presented in this Champi onship : Wendy Cluff: (Floor Exercise) Pose, right leg bent, left leg pointed on floor; front attitude turning left; step right , left, front cabr io le;

fouette,

turning

right

on left; 4 cizzones, turning; spin on two feet, pose; run roundoff, back handspring, full twist, jump t o stag. Soutenu turn, jump spl it, from two feet; step ri ght, left, front cabriole; fo rward roll (no hands), skip left, step on right toe, kicking left foot behind, left hand on hip; step hop , 3 aerial walkovers; step on bent right leg, bend left leg pointed on flo or, behind , to pose, arm supple. Step left, kick ing right leg sidewards and up, repeat; step left, e xecute turn in air to left, right leg extended to side. Severo I running steps, Russian split leap, one step, gran jete, body turned t'l left; pose on t oes, head and arms up. Two balances turning, step right, arabesque hop, glissade to jete sp lit; turn raising right and left arms alternately, straight overhead . Pirouette on left foot, passe, flip right hand up; running steps, roundoff, layou t back to a spl it out; pull back up to one knee, pose; rise to lunge, crossing arms, one at a time.' Jum from fifth ballet position to second, or'ffra two , potte bou ree left, repeat. Run , double front han.dspring , jump to pose on 'toes, hands on hips, heod back; V2 turn right, deep scale, step back riqht; Y2 turn on left toe, ri ght reg bent; right foot to left knee, arms to right; Y2 turn, extend leg forward, arms up. Run , roundoff, back handspring, layout, antra , cha, tinsica mounter; full turn in air, land in sp lit, pull up to one knee and pose. Finish. Joyce Tanac (Balance Beam): Press handstand , one arm handstand , turn to Engl ish stradd le down , back roll extension, step to double leg strag li, step tour jete, English handstand , forward roll, whip forward roll to splits, steep lunge, full turn side lunge, back walkover, stag handstand, to knee, forwa rd roll; straddle sit, rolling over right thigh to front support, then rolling over left thigh t o stag sit; jump split leap, turn, step, full pirouette to lunge, two steps turn to bent leg pose, hop cartwheel , front aerial off s ide, Kathy Gleason (Uneven P-bars) : Reverse kip, back squat ci rcle , ba ck stoop circle, regrosp high bar, immediate drop, kip, regrasp high ba r, rear swing up, straddl e out, back hip circle, eagle catch , stradd le legs over low bar, front seat circle, V2 turn into cast out, squat on low bar with one hand on high bar, handstand, back hip circle, hecht over high bar. Kathy Gleason (Vault) : Piked handspring . Joyce Tanac ' (Vault): Cartwheel. FX : Wendy Cluff 9.4 , Joyce Tanac 9.3, Bonnie Bennett 9.2. SHV: Kathy Gleason 9.5, J ovce Tanac 9.4, Cathy Rigby 9.1. BB : Joyce Tanac 9.5, Bonnie Bennett 9.1, Joanne Hasimoto 9.0 UPB : Kathy Gleason 9.5, Wendy Cluff 9. 1, Cathy Rigby 8.9. North 164.2, South 164.5.

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MICHIGAN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR WOMEN East Lansing, Michigan April 8, 1967 by Jim McGraw After two regional Qualify ing meets the top lOin each event advanced to the State finals making it a total of 20 contestants fighting it out for State Cham-

Wilcox 6.83. BB: Wilcox 7.23 , Teena Keleher 6 .90, Jan Krause (SFC) 6.67.

pionships. Seven girls, members of the FI int Olympians, accounted for 15 individual titles as all four age divisions took team honors. The Preps (11 and under) compiled 144 points to Kalamazoo's 60. The Juniors (12,-14) edged East Lansing 126% to 115 while the Seniors (15 and over) scored 141 to Granville's 55. In the College Elite division Flint scored 118 to defeat Michigan State University which had 74. Barb McKenzie accounted for four event titles and the 011around in the College Elite, finIShing second to Maddie Wetherell in the floor exercise. Results: College Elite Team standings: Flint 118, Michigan State 74, Central Michigan 58 . AA: Barb McKenzie (F) 32.226, Maddie Wetherell (F) 31.23, J. Richter (MSU) 28.48. FX: Wetherell 8 .0 , McKenzie 7 .996, Richter 7.53. UPB: McKenzie 8.2, Wetherell 7.93 , Richter 7.63. BB: McKenzie 7.83, Wetherell 7.5, Richter 7.26. SHV: McKenzie 8.33, Richter 8.06, Wetherell 7.8. Tu: McKenzie 6.2, L. Tobias (CMU) 5.05, Wetherell

4.2.

Senior Elite: Flint 141, Granville 55; Saginaw 38Y2. AA: Paulette Cole (F) 26 .62, Paulette Baldwin (F) 24.46, Leona Andryovich (F)

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Junior: Flint 126%, East Lansing 115, Kalamazoo 28Y~. AA: D. Chapela (Leona) 34.96, R. Miller (EL) 29 .62, Barb Goode (F) 29.52. Prep: Flint 147, Kalamazoo 60, Detroit 47. AA: Cecilia Sarter (F) 19.14, Joan Andrykovich (F) 16.33, R. Fordyce (K) 15.96 . COLLEGE WOMEN'S D.G.W .S. STATE GYMNASTICS MEET by Ken Schaack In winning the team title , the South Dakota State University scored 74 points, Their nearest opponent was Sioux Falls College with 8 points . SDSU women swept the all-around, uneven bars, flo or exercise , and vQulting . AA: Shirley Anderson 27.52, Stephanie Garness 26.41 , Loraine Ahrenholtz 26.22. UPB: Garness 8.07, Anderson 7.43 , Margaret Wilcox 6.10. FX: Ahrenholtz 7.53, Anderson 6.93, Garness 5.97. SHV: Anderson 7.33, Ahrenholtz 7.33 ,

Girls: 15 and over. AA: Kathy Corrigan 34.8, Linde Beyer 31.50, Sally Espe 31.40. FX: Corrigan 8.90, Espe 8.75, Margi Sims 8.15. SHV: Corrigan 9.2, Espe 8.55, Sims and Beyer 8.25. BB : Corrigan 7.80, Karen Smith 7.35, Sims 7.15. UPB: Corrigan 8.9, Beyer 8.35, Espe 7.25. T: Mariellyn Jones 6.25, Espe 6.00, Judy Mehaffey 5.85.

Pictured, left to right: Shirley Anderson, Stephanie Garness, Teena Keeler, Margaret Wilcox, Loraine Ahrenholtz, and SDSU Coach Pete Torino. MARYLAND OPEN GYMNASTIC MEET March 18, 1967 by Frank Yapps, Meet Director Four hundred gymnasts representing seven different states and

EASTERN WOMEN'S REGIQNAL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Louis E. Dieruff Gymnasium Allentown, Penna. April 1, 1967 The scores reported' are the sun'! of optional and compulsory rou tines. There were 36 competitors. AA: Kathy Gardner (Mann Rec. Ctr., Phila) 59.68, Patty McGarry (unattached, Phila) 57.26, Joanne Terry (So. Conn. Gym Club, New Haven) 54.36. FX: Gardner 16.40, Terry 14.85, Linda Langdon (Owego Gym Club) 13.50. SHV: Gardner 16.05, McCarry 15.95, Terry 15.75. BB: McGarry 14 .15, Gardner 14.00, Langdon 13.75. UPB: McGarry 13.96, . Margie Sims (Chevy Chase, Md) 13.66, Anne Meerholz (Bellmore, NY) 13.36.

groups as diverse as the Sakols , Turners, YMCA's, high schools. and colleges competed in this , the first open meet sponsored by the newly developed Maryland Gym-

nastic Association . Competition was in three age groups for both men and women. In the 11 and under division, Karen Weber (Towson YMCA) led the 24 all-around contestants with a total of 30.19 while Jon Hallberg (Polish Falcons) topped the boys with 21.19 . In the competition for 12-14 year aids, Theresa Eppolito (N. Virginia Gym Team) topped a field of over 40 girls with a 29.69, while Jim Kruest of the Roc;hester Turners dominated the fellows in this age group, taking firsts on HB, LH, PB, and SR as well as 'the allaround (46.92). In the 15 and over division , former Olympian Kathy Corrigan (now a graduate student at Penn State) earned top honors with a 34.80 score. In this division, Qon Spiker (Penn State) edged out · Barry Weiner of Temple 48.55 to 47.70. Boys: 15 and over. AA: Don Spiker 48.55, Barry Weiner 47.7, Dave Repp 44.78. FX: Weiner 8 .95, Dave Rosenburg 8.60, Ron Bongarzone 8.30. SH: Wayne Erriskson 8.9, Weiner 8.6, Spiker 6.85. HB: Spiker 8.8, Repp 7.35, Bill Thompson 6.8 . LH: Rosenburg 9.55 , Spiker 9.45, Weiner 9.15 . PB: Spiker 8.85, Weiner 8 .05 , Fred Surgent 7.9. R: Repp 9.0, .J ohn Cannon 8.75, Thompson 8.45.

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Car. Y, 29.96. BB: Debbie Fields, Car. Y, 8.56, Cheryl Negri, Can. T, 7.8; Karen Widman, Car. Y, 7.56. UB: Debbie Fields, Car. Y, 7.2; Cheryl Negri, Can. T, 7.16; Ann Weisbrod, Can. T, 6.76. FX: Mary Elliot, Kansas City, 8.5; Dianne Zimmerman, Sh. T, 8.1; Karen Widman, Car. Y, 7.93. SHV: Cheryl Negri, Can. T, 8.1; Karen Widman, Car. Y, 7.83; Debbie Fields, Car. Y, 6.9. Senior Division : AA: Pamm Horack, Car. Y, 33.73, ' Cathy Dart, Car. Y, 29.2; Janet Denkman, Can. T, 27 .3; BB: Pamm Horack, Car. Y, 8.8; Janet Denkman, ·Con. T, 7.06; Cathy Dart, Caf. Y, 6.83. 'UB: Pamm Horack, Car. Y, 8.53; Carol Mcdonald, RVHS, 7.73; Marilyn Litsch, Can. T, 7.6; FX: Pamm Horack, Car. Y, 8.1; Cathy Dart, Car. Y, 8.0; Mary Skosky, Can. T, 7.26. SHV: Pamm Har,ack, Car. Y, 8.3; Janet Denkmen, Con . T, 7.5; Cathy Dart, Car. Y, 6.96.

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FREE FLOOR EXERCISE Flip flop to inverted handstand, snap w stand: Start move just as if going for flip £lop, however, squat lower; throw arms more gently to keep from somersaulting too_much. As arms lift above head reach back for £Ioor and bend at waist. The body should be in an inverted handstand position when hands make contact with £Ioor, immediately brace yourself and extend feet for ceiling as in a neck kip. This move can be practiced on trampoline from feet or knees but be very gentle when going for it on tramp. When you do attempt it on £Ioor make sure to pile the mats extra high so they are very soft. SIDE HORSE Reverse downhill stockli or back turn to end of horse: If you can now perform a moore this move should prove no problem. It is just a bit harder to hit it consistently. The action is very similar to the moore. The turn down to the end has to come a little later than the turn for the moore otherwise the initial parts of both movements are the same. Instead of reaching for the pommel, lift the arm upward and keep it straight (for effect and also for proper execution). Just let your hody £Ioat down to the end and don't be in a rush to get your hand on the end of the horse. It is a great feeling to perform this move correctly. HIGH BAR Straight arm back giants: The whole secret to performing straight arm giants is in the hips. The body on any giant swing should not be arched, and the arms should never bend to help get you

over the top. On the downward rotation the body should be perfectly extended to develop maximum momentum. On the upward part of the swing the performers should bend at the waist as he passes the vertical hang. The hips are extended as the rotation moves above the horizontal position. Pull from and extend from the feet in order· to get a positive feeling about bending and straightening from the hips. LONG HORSE Hecht front somersault: This is an experimental vault that has definite possibilities on the long horse. I performed !his on the side horse using a mini-tramp and I suggest rigging up something similar if you are going to try this vault. Go for the move with an extra powerful lift backward from the heels after they lift off the board or mini-tramp. This is followed by a powerful arm extension off the horse. Only after the arms lift off the horse and the body is straightened do you duck under for the £lip. Surprisingly enough overs pin on this move is the greatest problem. Remember to practice this only with a good spotter and with a progressive buildup to the move. PARALLEL BARS Pull-over shoot to handstand on one bar: Practice on low high bar at chin height. Practice on parallel bars with one bar removed. Tension should be kept on the arms throughout the entire move. Start by pulling legs off £Ioor. Keeping arms straight wait until you see your knees level with the bars and between your hands before you extend your body. Once you extend keep driving your body upward until you reach the handstand position at which time you turn

By Art Shurlock, Gymnastic Coach at UCLA immediately to the center. RINGS Front flip dismount: This is a good looking dismount that is not very ofteri used. It is relatively simple. All that is necessary is being able to perform a good back uprise. This move is particularly impressive from a reverse fallout from a handstand. As you pass the vertical hang drive into a powerful arch; release as feet pass above head level. Stretch arms sideward during the somersault. Extend legs once you see wall in front of you. It is fairly easy to add a % or full twist to this dismount. The twist is started when the body is extended, however, make sure to have a good piked front with a powerful opening before trying this dismount wtih a twist.

Additional Note: This is to all the people who would like to see gymnastics be more recognized in the United States. Sit down now and write a letter to your local newspaper and tell them about the sport in your area. Let them know how much interest there is in gymnastics. If everybody who reads this will send a letter to the Sports Editor of Sports Illustrated saying you feel that the sport of gymnastics is short-changed in its coverage by the mass media, we will be able to have our National Championships covered. The only way they know there is any interest in the sport is by your writing to them and letting them know. I'm looking forward to the day when our best gymnast gets his picture on a magazine cover such as Sports Illustrated, but it will never happen unless you do something about it. Art Shurlock


CONDITIONING for COMPETITION By Dick Wolfe

THE HANDSTAND: Aesthetic and Functional Often the handstand is not learned properly and thus adversely affects the performer's work thereafter, or until th e proper position is learned and perfected. The good performer manifests straight and simple lines wherever possible and appropriate. The hand stand requires a straight back for maximum execution of subsequent movements, as well as for aesthetic perfection . To achcieve a strai ght handstand one should learn to rotate the hips as shown in photo one. Photo two is shown to emphasize the ex treme opposite of the proper position. To get the feel of rotating the hips, lie on the floor, as shown and arch the back vigorously; then by tensing the abdom en and rotating the hips forward, press your lower back flat against the floor. All surfa ces of the body, from heels to head, should maintain contact with the floor in this straightened position ( photo one). After sufficiently mastering this simple exercise on the floor, place your hands on the floor so that your fin ger tips art~ tou ching the wall. K eepin g the head down , and shoulders against the wall, kick to a handstand position. Rotate the hips till th e lower back is flat against the wall (photo three) . ( Note: someone will probably have to assist in k eepin g the performer's feet against the wall until this eexrcise is mastered) . But as soon as the gymnast can hold the position shown in photo three, without assistance, he has all but mastered the

straight hand stand. All that remains is for the perform er to hold this perfectly strai ght position away from the wall and lift his head slightly. The result is a perfectlv stright hand stand that meets both functional and aesthestic needs. Dip-swing handstand. Exercise No.9, should b e executed as many times as is possible, for three sets, after each workout. This exer cise, along with straight-armed swings will insure solid handstand work on the parallel bars. EXERCISE #9. DIP SWING HANDSTAND : From a straight arm support on the parallels, dip down at the front of swing (Fig. 1) and continue swing, straight body (Fig. 2), to a straight armed handstand (Fig. 3) . Swing down to front and repeat. Specific to: Parallels-cut-catch handstand and other moves requiring a bent armed swing ; Rings-back rise handstand.

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POINTERS AND YOUNGSTERS Dear Mr. Shurlock a nd Glenn Sundby, I am working on a reverse giant and on my cast. I can't get extended to a handstand , When I come around and end up in a support, I jus t come into the bar. I would like s ome pointers on this. I wo uld like to see more articles on young people's gymnastics ages 11-16 and especially some pictures of them on the highbar and show some of their routines. Show t h em of kids under 14 years of age. I would a lso like you to publish a good routine of someone who is 13 years of age. Yours truly, Steve O'Donnell ED . Lots of practice and good assist ing spotters will help . . "Routines For Young Gymnasts" is a fine idea, we will see what can be done . WORLD STUDENT GAMES Dear Mr. S undby : I find Mr. Herb Vogel's a ri tcle on the World Student Games in your February issue for 1967 extremely interesting. Allow me to explain first that I was an official and coach of the USA team at the World U niversity Championship, Budapest, Hungary ,in 1956. (My native country is H ungary) . I feel compelled to express my pertinent observations c oncerning U.S . participatioon at this fi rst entr y in the student games. I only agree in p a rt w ith Mr. Vogel as I do not believe he posesses a realistic approach to the problem of respo n sibility and finance as it involves U.S. teams. Mr. Vogel mentioned that one woman gymnast retu rned home prior to the championship due to bad management by the ,organizing committee. While these reasons are true to a certain degree, one mus t note and t a ke in to account that not only was the time extremely short for the preparation of a perfect schedule but this was a fir st for the U.S. as far as the entering of a team without previous experience in game c,Ompetition is con cern ed . To c larify a few misconceptioons I would like to explain that Mr. Jim Fowler. Pres ident of the USNSA, Chi ef of Mission of A ll U .S. personnel, tried to notify Miss Dale McClem ments of my arrival as gymnastic 'coach but by that time s h e bad a lready left for the U .S. I think h er departure was done for a more p ersonal reason rather than the o ne given by the author. Mrs. Bartha , a person a l fri e nd and coach of the . Hungaria n National Team (whic h went on to w in the individual and tea m c hampionship) told m e she did everything in her power to prov ide M iss McClemments with whatever s he needed Mrs. Bartha strongly felt if Miss McClemments had stayed s he could have p laced. Here I would a lso like to mention that I tried everyth ing to oonvince Mr. Hall, another male gymnast and in whom I have g r eat respect, not to w ithdraw from the c ompetition - but in vain. The other competing gymnasts and attending coaches a ll felt Mr. Hall should participate since he had a v ery good c hance to p lace lw t worse than 6th- 10th. A ll this s h ows that the U.S . w ith a little sound determination can m ake tremendous s ho wings with both men and women at t h e student games. I n this co unfry the strongest gymnasts are u s u a lly high school senior s who need o nly prove their college acceptance in order to compete. I b e lieve on this bas is (high school level) li es the potential p o,wer of the U .S. gymnastics structure. The s tudent games a re h e ld every second year since 1924 in Warsaw, Poland. Although the games have a long history, ttie AAU was the first to recognize its importance m a king the initi a l s teps with the State Dept. , wh il e universities and

colleges rem ai n ed entirely disinterested if not ig nora nt of the matter. I personally fe e l that Col. Hull, AAU , Mr. N ic k Rodis. State Dept., Mr. Jim Fowler, USNSA and Phil Schinnick a ll have done a tremendous job in or ganizing the U .S. p erso.nnel for thi s event. The team expenses wer e a joint effort covered by th e State Department, AAU, and USNSA without any NCAA or University assistance. As f ar as the DGWS making a ny impOl' tan t decisions concerning this matter seems quite out of t h e q u estion. S ince I myself teach in a women'路s college as well as coac h a women's gymnastics cl ub I am familiar with the DGWS. This organiza ti on a ppears strongly opposed to any form of highly conducted competitive c h ampions h ips for women . I believe the depth of the problem lies with poorly qualified teachers in th e field of Physical Educa tion for girls. These phys ica l education in struc tors lack even a beginner,s knowledge in th e fie ld of gymnastics as well as in a ll th e other so -ca lled minor sports. I have good faith in the State Depa rtment. In long conversations with Mr. Smith, I find the Dept. more than h appy t o send full team s s hould some or ganization s ponsor financiall y . I, as a naturalized citizen of the Un ited States, am very proud .of the free enterprise system which g ives the people the freedom and opportunity to make any effort through or ganized campaigns to fin ance U.S. teams. So. if your beliefs are strong on this matter, do not wait f or State Department or AAU funds but start in y.o ur community, college or university to raise the n ecessary s u ms a nd then ask for respons ibiliti es ,such as team selection, etc. Sincerely yours, Geza von Martiny Assistant Prof. of Phvs. Ed . College of 'Th e Holy Names Oaklan d , Calif. ED. USC Coach Ron Barak (1964 Olympian) has aone out and beat the b ... hes to raise funds to send a team to the World Student Games in Tokvo, Japan in August . . . The funds have been raised and the team selected will be Sakamoto. Allen, Freudenstein. and Lascari . w ith the poss ibilities of Thor as an alternate if funds perm it . Mr. Barak will be the coach. SURPRISED Mr. Glenn Sundby, When I read your February "Modern Gymnast" specifically your "notes from the author," I was surprised by the two letters from disappointed r eaders. One reader stated h ow your p r otographers snap too many photos on "iron crosses." I feel d ifferently because in each photo is a spec ia l style in each gymnast's iron cross which can pOint out to many readers the uniqueness in style, correction, and exeCll tion of a proper iron cross. Turning from this letter, the other d isappointed reader stated OOW small - town m eet results are insignificant to most of your gymnastic readers . Tru e , but h ow about the small minority who a re interested in such results and also the small town w h o was covered is prou d to h ave its nam e in such an international magazine on gymnastics such as " The Modern Gymnast." How do I feel ? I say, keep your maga zine the WlJ.y it is!! Thank you for your time. Respectfu lly, M ichael Wals h P .S. - Hold on to that great instructional section, "Conditioning for Competition" and a lso "Notes from a Neurotic Judge." And w h o can f.orget that fabulous Editor ial! ! MG DEFENSE Dear Glenn, After reading 'notes from the editor' in the February 1967 issue of Modern Gymnast, I wou ld like .to spring to yo ur defense, in terms of the letters a ddressed to you. The one states "you wasted eight and a half pages for an index." Apparently the writer has somewhat limited v iew of the true scope ,o f a real periodical. It so happens tha t this index is particularly valua ble to scholars who do research in the a rea of gymnastics. They, too, have a definite contribution to路, m a ke w hich is of indirect valu e to efficionados like M.M . I would sU!l'gest that some of your critics might volunteer for a n in-service 2 week assignment at your desk to learn the v icc issitudes of your pos ition. Cordially yours, Dr. Russell L . Struzebecker Professor Health a nd Physical Education West Chester State College Pennsylvan ia ED. Th a nks Dr. Struzebecke r and all


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SOMEONE TO FILL THE BILL Dear M r. Sundby: , W e gymnasts at C. W .S.C. h ave a problem. While las t year we turned o u t t o practice with no coach, thi s year things h ave been diffe r en t. Mr. Aronson came, everyone practiced h ard, n ew talent a ppeared a nd we h ad five successfu l meets. W e h ave been received w ith e n t hu s iasm by the student bod y and fac ulty a nd h ave s u cceeded in o ri e nting th e sch ool to t his new s port. A full sch ed ul e of meets is lined up f or next year. Sudd enly the bottom dropped out. F o llowing the judging o f the NCAA C h a mpionships in Illino is , Mr. Aronson r etu rned a nd told us h e was going back east to coach. Th e grapevin e indicat es t h at the prospects are slim f or obtaining a new coach. Central is as kin g first that the p erson h ave some exp erien ce in Driver Edu catio.n , be at least a Masters and lastly b e a gymnastic coach. If you could print thi s , may b e yo ur r ead ers might kno w of somone w ho cou ld fill the bill a nd keep gymna s tics go ing strong a t CWSC . Respec tfully, Roger ' Smith Det Wegene r Ce ntra l W as hington State College Ellensburg, Washington FOR INTERESTED GIRLS Dear Glenn, This year h as bee n the first with a n y competitive gymnastics h ere at East Strouds burg Sta te College a ltho ugh th e school has long b een kno w n for its ex hibition team. We compe ted in two m eet s this year a nd a re looking for ward to a full schedule in the 1967-68 season. Being a Physical Education school , gymnastics is an important p a rt of o ur program . I would be glad to correspond or send information on the school or gym n.a stics t eam to a ny inte r est e d girls. Sincerely, Catherine O 'Brien Wome n's Gymnas tics Instruc tor a nd Coach E 'a st Stroudsburg, P a . MORE MG CONTRIBUTORS Touched by our editorial plea In the December MG many subscribers continue to sen-d in contributions to help keep the MG rolling. To our last published list we add: James A. Rozanas, Lucky Holloway" Lonnie Knapp, Robert W. Anderson, John Emry, Robert S. DeVito, Rob Rodine, Jay E. Long, Fred J. Fleiner, Jean Frost , Mr. and Mrs. R Swetman, Jeff Adams, Freehold High Gym Team, Edwin J. Jirousek, Mrs. Ray Coulter, Richard W . Dover, and Harry Simonton.

1967 SUMMER ACROBATIC TOUR SCHEDULE

One of America 's top circuit-teaching acrobatics instructors, Jim Rozones, will be conducting a series of acrobatic workshops for teachers only in a variety of mid-west and western locations this summer. Mr . Rozanas has been teaching acrobatics and tumbl ing for over 40 years and has been conducting cI inics on tour for over 20 · years. June 5 - 9 Hill-top Dance Studios, Kansas City 11-15 Graland Country Day School, Denver, , Colorado 18-22 YMCA, Caspar, Wyoming 26-30 Eureka Valley Recreation Center . San Francisco, California July 3- 7 Eleanor Borg School of Dance, The Dalles, Oregon 10-14 Betty Doli Dance Studio, Modesto, California 17-21 Burgess Gym Civic Center, Menlo Park, California 24-28 Vera Lynn School of Dance, San Bernardino, California

31-8/ 4 Recreation Hall, City Park, Flagstaff, Arizona August 7-11 Billie-Joe School of Dance, Lubbock, Texas 14-18 East Davenport Turner Hall , Davenport, Iowa 21-25 Dentino Dance Studio, Pekin, III. Return to Rozanas School of Acrobatics, 10412 St. Louis Ave., Chicago , Illinois.

MG Gym Calendar SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GYMNASTIC CAMP (Coed): June 24th to July 1st. Camp Arbolado, Calif. Co-sponsored by Cal State L.A. and Uptown Whittier YMCA. Information Mr. Kurt McKean, Uptown YMCA, 12817 Hadly, Whittier, Calif. or Mr. Gordon T. Maddux CSCLA, 5151 State College Dr., Los Angeles, Calif. 90032. EASTERN GYMNASTIC CLINIC: Camp Deerhead Hancock, New York. Sessions: June 24-July 1; August 3-September 3. Send inquiries: tastern Gymnastic Clinic, 811 Vernon Rd., S-3, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119. GYMNASTIC CLINIC: July 2-7, 1967 Glassboro State College, Glassboro, N.J. For Boys and Girls (8 to 12th grades) coaches and instructors. For info write: Dr. Evelyn M. Reade at Glassboro St. College. CAMP EDELWEISS: On Lake Ontario near Oswego, N.Y. Full season-July 2 - Aug. 12; three week sessions-July 2-22, July 23·Aug. 12. For further information write Othmar , Boxler,' Camp Edelweiss, R. D. # 2, Cortl~"d, N.Y. 13045. THE MODERN GYMNAST "OPEN": July 4th, 1967 Santa Monica Beach Playground. Gymnastic fun in the sun for all ages. For info : "MG OPEN", Box 611 , Santa Monica, Calif. 90406. ALL GIRLS GYM CAMP: Scats Gym Camp, Big Bear Lake, California, July 8th through 15th, 1967. (8 days-$50l For further info : Mrs. Wyckoff, 11813 E. Spry St., Norwalk, Calif. 90650 (or Camp Dir. Bud Marquette, 262 Coronada Ave. , Long Beach, Calif. 90803l.

INSTITUTE IN ADVANCED GYMNASTICS: Aug· ust 9 through 23, 1967. For information write; Roger Counsil , Gymnastic Coach , Indiana State Univ. Terre Hute. Indiana 47809. DGWS GYMNASTIC CAMP. To be held August 20-26 at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. For further information write: Mary Ann Bayless, 2720 Florida Ave. North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55427. 10th ANNUAL NATIONAL SUMMER GYMNAS· TICS CLINIC: August 20-25, 1967, Michigan State University, Ea~ t Lansing, Jv1Lchigan . Clinic Fee: $50 ... Send to George Szypula, Clinic Director, Natl. Summer Gym Clinic, MSU East Lansing, Mich. 48823. 5TH ANNUAL SANTA MONICA GYMFEST: labor day weekend, Sept. 2-4. Open and Invitational competitions for boys, girls, men and women. For info: Dick Criley, SM Gymfest director, Box 611, Santa Monica, Calif. 90406. GYM MEET. Wisconsin Open Gymnastic Championships. February 17, 1968, Brookfield East Gymnasium, Brookfield, Wisconsin. 10th ANNUAL NATIONAL SUMMER GYMNASTICS CLINIC: August 20-25, 1967, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. This National Clinic Program includes: 1. For Physical Education and Administrators. Theory and practice of teaching gymnastics. Opportunities to teach, spot and learn skills. 2. For Coaches and Judges, observation and participation in sessions conducted by experts . 3. For performers and competitors basic thru advanced level instruction for boys and girls, Competitive experience for all desiring it.

SOKOL WOODLANDS: Sessions: July 16-22, July 23-29, July 3D-Aug. 5, Aug. 6-12, Aug. 1319, Aug. 20-26. Write : Sokol Woodlands, Mail Road, Barryville, N.R. 12719. NEW ENGLAND GYMNASTIC CAMP. For boys, girls, and coaches. To be held at Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, Massachusetts July 16 to August 27. Contact Robert Hanscom, YMCA, Marblehead, Massachusetts. GYMNASTIC WORKSHOP: New York State University at Cortland, JuTy 17-28. Grad credit. Jo Friesen, Director. For info. Dr. Katherine Ley, Women's P.E. State Univ .. Cortland, N.Y. 13045. SOKOL ' NATIONAL SLET: July 13-16, 1967, Dallas, Texas. The Nation's finest men, women and children performing on apparatus, tumbling, trampoline, mass calisthenics and Czech folk dancing-tours-banquets-dancing. " A Magnificiently Rewarding Experience." For further info; write: Director Jerry Milan, 6208 Lakeside Dr., Ft. Worth, Texas 76135. GYMNASTIC WORKSHOP: The Sixth Annual Gustavus Gymnast Workshop for 'Teach-ers, July 24-28, Gustavus Adolphus College, SI. Peter, Minnesota: For further information write: Mrs. Nancy Baker, Gustavus Adolphus College, Minn ,

Clinic Board: George Szypula, Paul Fina, Jack Carr, Joe Schabacker and Bill Meade. Clinic Staff: Rusty Mitchell, Toby Towson, Jim Curzi, Carl & Louise Engstrom, Dick Mulvihill, Linda Metheny, Jackie Uphues, Betty Meyer, Broce Frederick, Don Leas, Fred Orlofsky. Clinic Fee: $50 ... Send to George Szypula, Clinic Director, Natl. Summer Gym Clinic, MSU, East Lansing, Mich. 48823 .

MONESSEN SOKOL CLINIC. Monessen Sokol Recreation Grounds, Monessen, Pennsylvania, July 30 - August 19, 1967. For information contact John Kerekes, 1805 Service Lane, Monessen, Pennsylvania 15062.

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