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CORRECTIONS: Along with priase for our Annual NCAA edition, our avid read ers also brought to our attention a few errors in our report. The photo used on page 13 of Marshall Aveneer should have been credited to Geoffrey Crankshaw of March AFB, Calif. . . . ... On the horizontal bar we li sted Jim Ivicek under " qualifiers not among th e top 20." This information was mi ss ing from our HB top 20 score results data used for reference in making up our report. It became obvious by rechecking our AA scores that Jim had a C &0 average of 17.95 which put him in eighth place in the HB event (definitely among the top 10). Mike Jacki , one of the judges at the NCAA '71 Championships, sent us some additional interesting points and comments of the competition which we were able to squeeze into our results section ... look for it on page 25.



report will dominate the next edition so make sure your State Championships are included (we can't print what we do not rece ive) .... Jack Medina, coach at Valley State College (Ca lif.), will be joining our staff as MG editor in the fall bringing a vast knowledge of technical instructional material and know-how to the MG. One of Jack's first tasks as editor will be a new "ASK THE EDITOR" column ... If he doesn't know the answer, he' ll find it, so start your questions coming! . .. Bill Ballister, past president of the NHSGCA (now coaching at the Univers ity of Oregon), will act as coordinator tor the high school section of the MG. AI Roginsky, gymnastic instructor at the Beverly Hills and Westchester YMCAs, will be editing a new section for the Jr. gymnasts.



POSTAL INCREASE: Although postal rates have gone up alongwith other printing, production and general operation al expenses, we intend to hold the line on our MG subscription rates. To help us hold this line there are several ways you, the reader, ca n be of assistance .... First, renew your subscription promptly when it expires .. . Let us know right away any change of address (the post office charges us for all undelivered magazines) .. . Be sure your school library, coach and all your gym buddies subscribe to the MG . . .. Support our advertisers (d rop them a postcard and thank them for their help in making the MG possible) ... Patronize your MG Gym Shop which sells pins, trophies, T-shirts and assorted items not handled by our other MG advertisers (all profits from the GYM SHOP go direct ly into office expenses and help with production costs of the MG). GYM FEST: Th e annual MG Santa Monica Beach Gym Fest will be held Sept. 4, 5, 6. Men 's Open Saturday, Sept. 4, 1 p.m. Women's Open Sunday, Sept. 5, 1 p.m. Fin als Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, 2 p.m. Awards for this year's competition will include trophies, lapel pins, charms and MG T-shirts from the MG GYM SHOP .... 4







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COVER: John Crosby (Southern Connecticut) 1971 NCAA College Division All Around champion and top contender for the '72 Olympic team recently distinguished himself in an international meet (see page 14 and interview page 15) by tying Japan's Nakayama and Russia 's Komissarov in the Floor Exercise event.

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"IN SUPPORT OF A RIGHT IDEA" A judges association that frees the individual coach of the responsibility of obtaining and /o r training and assigning all his judges is a terrific idea and should enjoy our continued support. As the collegiate gymnastics season draws to a close, I am sure that I speak for my coaching colleagues in expressing gratitude for the effort put forth by the executive board of the S.C.G.J.A. this past season. It's been quite a burden working out all the bugs that plague any organization attempting a new function. The all inclusive and somewhat thankless task of the assignment secretary has been far from easy. When any of the "b ugs" appeared, he had to accept the responsibility. That job has definitely got to be ranked as a labor of love for the benefit of gymnastics. For my part, I' d just like to make sure that he receives a well deserved and publicized-" Thank you, Jack Elder! "

Trampolining in Russia. The Soviet English-language sports magazine, Sports in the USSR, recently carried this photo of a Soviet trampoline competition. It is noteworthy in that very little information has leaked from behind the Iron Curtain about their trampoline activity. As with Japan , however, we assumed that when the Russians feel that they can dominate the sport, they will move confidently into international competition.

A CORRECTION It has come to our attention that in th e April issue a couple of mistakes were printed in the technical article that appeared in the National Gymnastic Judges Association Newsletter. The corrections are as follows: Page 26 of the April MG: Column two, lin e 34 should read: D. Article 33, 1. Generally, violations of the requirements as stated in Article 30 result in a .3 deduction (e.g. leaving all scissors out of a side horse routine would result in a .9 deduction for combination). Pag e 26: Column two, lin es 60-65 should read: a. If A parts precede and follow the intermediate swing-deduct .5 b. If a B part precedes or follows the intermed iate swing-deduct.4 c. If a C part precedes or follows the interm ed iate swing-deduct .3 Page 26: Column three, line 10 should read: F. Article 33,3. The following is a guide for making deductions concerning a commensurate dismount : a. Routine that contains 1 or 2 B-8 .2-8.6. A dismount or better is ok. FORT WAYNE TO HAVE GYMNASTICS HALL OF FAME Fort Wayne, Indiana has instituted a gymnastics hall of fame to honor those men in the area who have contributed significa ntly to the community in general and the sport of gymnastics in particular. First to be inducted are John Ross McCulloch, who supported gymnastics through donations to the Turner and other organizations; Professor Henry Meyer, who was supervisor of physical education from 1908 to 1943 and the director of th e Fort Wayne Turners; and Hugo Schleuder, who was able to overcome a crippling accident to continue his work as an instructor in a sport he believed could make "c lumsy boys have poise" and "g room leaders."

1972 PB COMPULSORY CORRECTED Thanks to Katsu Yamanaka an error in the PB routine as printed in the December MG , pages 26 and 27 was caught and corrected . Katsu says the error was brought to his attention by Yukio Endo (Japan National Coach). The dismount should be done like the pictures in the following:

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REPORT by fohn Nooney 18 Lavington Dr . Weston, Ontario COACHES: Syd Jensen is now working as an assistant coach at Springfield, Mass ., may I wish him Good Luck. Kirby Weedin (me n's coach) and Lynwen Hart (wo m en's coach) are now on the University of Calgary staff. Good Luck. Executive Director: This appointment will be finalized very shortly. I am hoping that the Tec hnical end of our Sport will be given priority in any Developm ent Programme . National Coaches Assoc. (all sports) Our ve ry capab le National Women ' s Coach Mrs. M ari lyn Savage has been asked to work on the Advisory Committee. A coac hes symposium will be organized shortly under th e chairmanship of Lloyd Percival, one of Canada' s outstanding men. Lack of coaches is critical in all sports in Canada. DID YOU KNOW: Jennefir Diachen missed by a few tenths of a point, her J.G .F. pin at the World Games at Yugoslavia. Gail Daley did qualify at th e 1964 Olympics for this award. World Championships 1974 Our bid for Winnipeg was submitted late to th e J.G .F. but we received 11 votes in favor and 19 against, and 2 abs tention s. We must congratulate the good people of Winnipeg for their efforts. Quebec: A grant of $5,000 was given to Quebec for the Winter Games to prepare th eir teams. Mr. Matsuda (Yamas hita) ran a week's training camp at J.c.c. for both teams, this was a Provincial Government Grant. Th ey also had four days training at Laval Uni ve rs ity. Quebec coaches were Rege nt Roy, and Laurant St. Gelais and Jackie St. Jea n . A provincial advisor to th e spo rt is now being appointed. Th e Pro -

vincial Government will provide sa lary, expenses etc. , with such support for the technical sid e. Quebec wi ll become the Province to beat, their men gym nasts look exce ll ent now. A NEW BOOK " Trainin g and Conditioning For Women ' s Competitive Gymnastics." Thi s book wa s written by Sandra Hartley now Gymnastic Coach at the University of British Co lumbi a B.C. This book relates to training techniques and conditioning programs. The price is $2 .50. Write direct to Sandy. ONTARIO Excellent compu lsor ies have been made into book form , from beginner leve l to men 's senior by Mr. Julio Roncon , University of Toro nto , Coach and Provincial Coach , assisting him was Mr. Eugene Oryschyn, F.I.G. judge and m en's coach at the Etobicoke Jaycees Gym Club (my own club) and Mr. Jan Waldauf O.G.F. coac hin g chairman . I personally recommend them to all High School teachers, Club Coaches, etc. Fo r furth er inform ation write: Mr. Julio Roncon , 16 Carluke Cres., Apt. 615 , Willowdale 431 Ont o ALBERTA The 1972 National Gymnastic Championsh ips have been awarded to Calgarv, in

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.It is with a great deal of pleasure Ihat we announce what we hope to be the most fantastic Ope n Gymnastics Meet in the Country. It will be held at Big Surf on August 27, 28, 29 , 1971 for a $5.00 entry fee . This fee will entitle you to entrance to Big Surf for each of these Ihree days, plus enter you in the gymnastics meet. The narmol entrance fee is $2.00 per day so see what a bargain you will gel? It is the only place like it in the Country so even if you don't compete, it is still worth the trip just to see Big Surf. Our number on e aim is Fun wi th Gymnastics at a site that you will not believe

and the price is right. There will be five Olympic eve nt s - omitting th e long Horse because it would be very d ifficult to run in the sand . In place of the long Horse we will have fun activities such as on e arm hand stand contest, trampoline and trampolete conte sts. IThis meet is a build up toward the Santa Monica Meet so make your plans to be at Big Surf in Phoeni x, Arizona, August 27-29 and then onto Santa Monica, September 3-5, 1971. If you are intereste d , please fill out the en closed application and return it to: Don Robinson , Gymnastics Coach , Arizona State University, Tempe, AR 85281.


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CANADIAN COLlECIATES ON THE MOVE by Dr. Arno Lascari, Gymnastics Coach University of British Columbia The following are my impressions, after one year of coaching in Canada, of the 1971 National Collegiate Championships for Men and Women and of gymnastics in Canadian universities. Th e quality of men 's gymnastics was ev ident, albeit in limited quantity. York University won the men's team title. Steve Mitruk of McMaster set a high and winning standard in every event although he was edged out of first place in floor exercise by Keith Carter of the University of Manitoba. The Collegiates, in a few years, should produce a number of Mitruksthen watch out! The girls looked sharp (also gymnastically). Raymonde Germain, University of Montreal , won vaulting. Sue Buchanan, York, won the all around, bars, beam, floor exercise, an d placed third in vaulting. The meet was extremely well run , the stands were packed and national TV coverage was thrown in as well. York University did an outstanding job of hosting the meet. The two-year old Canadian Intercollegiate Gymnastics Coaches Association (C. I.G.C.A.) i sthe governing body, within the C:I.A.U. and C.I.A.U .W. framework, for the championships and thus provides the leadership in the university domain. Participation in the dynamic development of the C.I.G .C.A. was the most gratifying aspect of the meet to me. Our constitution is being finalized, after a healthy exchange of ideas, and provides safeguards to ensure a productive and democratic future. I have little fear for the present because the officers, coaches, and other people working with the C.I.G .C.A. are simply a fine group of individuals. The future, however, is my primary concern . I was nearly shocked at learning of the large number of Canadian university teams, both men and women . This is not the Canada I once knew. I am convinced that we can now provide for the needs of Canadian gymnasts, especially those in terested in international competition. The substantial number of men and women coaches, facilities, programmes, and a sound governing body should preclude a bright future. Oh yes, rumour has it that there will be on old-timers meet (mothball cases) at the next national collegiates. Coaches Girard, Brooker, Zivic, and a certain ex-Yank will undoubtedly go into secret training for a big come-back!


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The other day I hea rd an introduction to a Fitness Day Program sponsored by our Honolulu Parks and Recrea tion Department. One of th e senior joggers made the remark, "Whe n He made our bodies, He produced a wondrous machine. Unlike most machine s, this one improves with

use," This was an inspiring way of thinking of all sports, not ju st gymnastics, but surely it provides a rationale for the thought that practice makes perfect. In browsing through the latest USGF release from the FIG Women's Technical Committee, I came across a proposal which is before the FIG with respect to the Olympic competitions. This proposal, which originated with the International Olympic Committee, would reduce the number of medals awarded by eliminating the team and all-around medals. Only the event winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) would receive awards . The 10C feels that gymnastics has too many medals already. Another proposal has an even more interesting ring to it. The women's Technical Committee feels that carrying the same compulsory exercises for 4 years is too static a system. They would leave the vault but suggest that the exercises on the other events would be composed from

movements nominated by th e Technical Committee but asse mbled by each country to create its own compulsory. In effect this creates the option of di ffe rent com pulsories in terms of combination of th e same moves. The main difficulty which was raised was in terms of the evaluation by th e judges. However, the FIG Technical Committee affirmed its confidence in th e qualifications of the judges to make th e eva luations. The USGF offers the opportunity for gymnasts and coaches to subscribe to the FIG quarterly bulletin ($5 .00 / yr) to keep up with international developments in m en's and women ' s gymnastics. MG readers should write the USGF at P. O . Box 4699, Tucson , Arizona 85717. It looks as if competitors in th e 1972 NCAA Championships are going to be able to complete their competitions in th e compulsories and optional in an hour and a half for each session . The meet would be run as the Olympics are now with only a few tea ms on at a time and with staggered starting times. This applies only to the University Division as the College Division gymnasts will again have to run through eve rything in a single session. Another concession to international terminology : the side horse will be called Pommel Horse (PH) and the Long Horse Vault will simply be called Vaulting. I can see the latter change, but I suspect that the Side Horse is too well entrenched to yield easily to the pommel horse. We will be able to pick out our internationallyoriented gymnasts more easi Iy though: they'll be working on the pommel horse!

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1971 WORLD () Report by Jerry Wright The 1971 Miami edition of the World Cup Gymnastics Championships proved to be a smashing success in the eyes of some 7,000 Miami spectators. The meet was divided into two sessions with men 's PH, LH and SR and women's vaulting and beam in the afternoon session (some 2,500 spectators) and men's FS, SH and HB and women's unevens and FX in the evening session (some 4,500 spectators). Three very significant surprises emerged from the meet: 1. The very fine attendance at the two sessions. 2. The all-around championship being won by Peter Rohner of Switzerland (in the most recent Olympische Turnkunst Peter was not even ranked in the top 30 in either of two lists whereas W. Kubica was ranked

1971 WORLD CUP GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP Held at Miami Beach Convention Hall June 5, 1971 Competitor Country 1. Peter Rohner 2. Wilhelm Kubica 3. Andrze Szajna 4. Wilhelm Mossinger 5. John Crosby 6. Janez Brodnik 7. Yoshiaki Takei 8. Ake Storhaug 9. Andre Simard 10. Jose Gines



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UP third in one I isting and tied for 16th in the other I is!) . 3. A fine performance by youngster John Crosby, who won the floor exercise event and tied for first in vau lting. John, by the way, was selected for the meet by virtue of having been the highest American scorer in the recent invitational held in Russia. In this report I thought it might be of some interest if I indicated, at least according to my notes, the number of Band C parts each competitor has and some of the new moves or d iffe rent sequences and some of the problem areas that were obvious. In the first event, in this case the para ll el bars, came probably the most unique move of the enti re competition, Takei's front over bar sa ito from a back uprise (another way of describ ing it would


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be to say a tront sa ito to stra ight arm support from an upper arm support). jose Gines (Spain) 5-B 2C Stock routine Andre Simard (Ca nada) 5-B 2-C john Crosby (U .S.A.) 6-B l-C Peach handstand mount was short but still good janez Brodnik (Yu gos lavia) 5-B 3-C 3-B 3-C Andrez Szajna (Poland) Straight arm, straight body press - excellent Ake Storhaug (Norway) 3-B2-C Peach to shoulder stand and pressed to handstand, followed with several faults - greatly overscored Wilhelm Mossinger (W. Germany) 4-B 2-C Peter Rohner (Sw itzerland) 6-B 2-C Wilhelm Kubica (Po land) 7-B 2-C Yoshiaki Takei (japan) 4-B 4-C Ta kei took an ea rly lead here after the first event with his 9.5; Kubica's 9.3 put him second. In the long horse event there were two cartwheel backs, one or two ful l twisting hand springs and severa l far-end yamashitas. After this event Takei sti ll led the all-around with 18.50 to 18.45 for Kubica. In the sti ll rings I personally took exception with the judging, as did others but for different reasons in some cases. Crosby 3-B 3-C Gines 2-B 3-C Greatly overs cored, I felt. My score, 7 .9; final average, 8.55 . Simard 2-B 3-C Mossinger 3-B 4-C Rohner l-B 4-C 3-C Storhaug 1 or 28 Did his press so fast he should not have received credit for it. My score, 7.8; final score, 8.75.

Kubica 路4-8 2-C Interesting routine, two held parts devalued because short on time but still had full difficult y. Brodnik 4-B 2-C Takei 3-B 3-C Almost did not make it on his press. Szajna 3-B 3-C Another interesting and controversial routine. Some felt he did not hold his moves - I did not see it that way at all. DiNicola scored him low. I had 9.5, mostly impressed with his handstand to fa ll out to back uprise to planche and good straight arm , straight leg straddle press. After the rings event Takei went for an early dinner with a substantial lead of 27.80, but Rohn er had taken over second place with 27.35 to Kubica's 27.30. In the rings Kubica scored 8.85 in sp ite of having great great difficu lty on his press and sitting down on his dismount. In the floor exercise event Crosby and G ines executed double backs, with Crosby doing the better one by more or less work ing out of it whereas Gines simply sat down immed iately into a backward ro ll. Gines, I believe, d id his out of a roundoff without a flip-flop. Si mard 4-8 l-C Szajna 4-8 3-C Storhaug 3-8 4-C Definitely Storhaug's only strong event. 8rodnik 3-8 2-C In my opin ion - overscored


Rohn er 4-8 3-C Kubica 6-8 l-C Takei 6-8 3-C Mossinger 8- 8 2-C Crosby 5-8 2-C Gines 4-B 3-C The group, as a whole, did much better tumbling than I have seen Europeans do in the past. They also suffered , as a group, on their turns, with many of them doing parts without value to connect their runs. Takei still led after this event by a com fortab le margin 37.00 to Rohner' s 36A5. Rohner, however, ga ined on third-place Ku bica's 36.15. On the side horse the only really im pressive routine was, of course, that of th e eventual winner, Kubica . However, he has one serious fault, and that is th e manner in which he works in to his reverse scissors . He does his reverse sc issors first and then his forward scissors, but his entry into this sequence was very weak. 6-8 l-C Mossinger (or 4-8 and 2-C) Crosby 5-8 l-C Simard 5-8 3-C Double russian Gines 2-8 l-C Overscored a t 6 .05 8rodnik 4-8 2-C or 6-8 and / -C Szajna 4-8 2-C or 6-8 and /-c. I had him without reverse scissors and a sit. Takei 3-8 l-C Overscored - Takei started well, but on his russian (I think) he sa t down before fini shing and lost the C part, which he did not need, but lost .5. After which he hit the horse three or four times and lost .6 on his dismount sequence, plus other general deductions of significance. 5-8 l-C Rohner or 3- 8 and 2-C Storhaug 4-B l-C I believe he might have had only 3-8 parts & possibly overscored at 8.0. 9-B l-C Kubica or 2-8 and 3-C. Excellent routine. After the side horse event Rohn er took over the AA (45 .65) but not by much as Kubica ' s 9.45 here left him w ith 45.60. Takei dropped out of the top three and Szajna , a very young- looking gymnast from Poland and a great prospect, took over third . In the horizontal event the primary impression was that technical execution was definitely lacking, although , as a whole, the event was well received by the audience. 3-8 l-C Gines Greatlyoverscored 6-8 3-C Simard 7-8 l-C Crosby 6-8 5-C Mossinger 5-8 6-C Kubica 4-B 4-C Storhaug 4-B 5-C Take i Overscored. Fell out of two giants and had intermediate swings after each fall for a total of 2. 0 deduction on this alone. Then scored 7.9. My score was 7.2 . 4-B 5-C Szajna 7-B 2-C Rohner 7-B 4-C Brodnik

Rohner won the high bar event to climax a fine day's work (placed in top three in five events). A specia l wo rd of thanks to the directors of Florida Sports Meet, Inc. , a nonprofit corporation dedicated to bringing major amateu r sporting events to Miami. Vincent Antle, President Gera ld Gould, V.P. Wi ll ard Dover, Sec. Davis Statton , Treas.

Directors Bil l Bunker, Lewis Cohen, Bruce Davis, A. Peavy, Dr. Stokes and Ralph Surrency A specia l thank you to Arthur Ga nder fo r lending hi s prestige to the meet as we ll as for serving as a neutra l superior judge. And a commendation to Bruce Davis fo r a job we ll done as the meet directo r, Carman and joe Regna, Don Holder, Chick Cicio and many others who worked behind the scenes to run a very efficient meet. In the gym everything ran smooth ly, however, I must report that communications to judges and ath letes left a li ttle to be desired outside the gym. A check-in desk would have been helpful. Those of us who were more or less invo lved as insiders were awa re that due to unforeseen circumstances some of the world's best gymnasts, in vited to attend , did not come. No Russian gym nasts, no japanese gym nasts (except Takei) and the E. Germans fa il ed to appear after reportedly picking up their tickets (the same thing reportedly happened to the Czech girls). However, the performances these fine Miami gymnastic fans were treated to left them fee ling that it would have been near imposs ible for the meet to have been any better. Frank Bare indicated that there is reason to believe that this meet wou ld soon be placed on the official FIG calenda r, and this wou ld most likely elim inate the problem of getting all the top gymnasts to the meet.

1971 NATIONAL AAU GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Cedar Rapids, Iowa RESULTS (COMPULSORY, OPTIONAL AND TOTAL) ALL AROUND: 1. Y. Takei , Georgia South110.15 ; 2. S. Hamado, ern , 55.10 + 55.05 Kent State, 45.6 + 54.05 = 108.65; 3. J. Elias, Georgia Southern, 52 .95 + 54.05 = 107.00; 3. T. Lindner, Southern Illinoi s, 52.60 + 54.40 107.00 ; 5. B. Simmons, Iowa State, 51.75 + 54.65 106.40; 6. C. Culhane, N.Y. Athletic Club, 52.85 + 51 .5 0 = 104.35; 7. Y. Hijicka, Kent State, 103.80; 8. G. Anderson, N.Y. Athletic Club, 102.75; 9. R. Clemmer, Temple, 102.50; 10. C. Ritter, UCLA, 100.85. Team Totals: NYAC 156.90 + 148.30 305.20; Iowa State 156.55 + 140.05 296 .60; Ga . So. C. 157.65 + 109.10




266.75 . Floor Exercise: 1. Takei 9.025 + 9.25 = 18.275;' 2. Simmons 9.075 9.15 18.225; 2. Stephenson 9.075 + 9.15 = 18.225; 4 . Morava 9.00 + 9.15 = 18.15; 5. Lindner 8.85 9.0 17.85; 6. Scott 8.875 + 8.95







Side Horse: 1. Liehr 9.30 + 9.45 = 18.75; 2. Marcy 9.250 + 9.35 = 18.60; 3. Hoffman 9.225 9.35 18.575; 4. Fystrom 8.875 + 9.1 = 17.975; 5. Takei 8.925 + 8.55 17.475; 6. Lindner 8.875 + 7.8 = 16.675. Rings: 1. Takei 9.50 + 9.45 18.95 ; 2. Ropiquet 9.20 + 9.6 = 18.80; 2. Morgan 9.350 9.45 = 18.80; 4. Hamada 9.450 + 9.1 18.550; 5. Repp 9.075 + 9.15 18.225; 5. Lindner 9.075 9.15 = 18.225; 7. Elias 9.075 + 8.85 = 17.925 . Parallel Bars: 1. Simmons 9.425 + 9.4 = 18.825; 2. Takei 9.30 + 9.45 18.75 ; 3. Elias 9.225 + 9.25 = 18.475 ; 4. Mazur 9.15 + 9.15 18.30; 4. Hamada 9.10 9.2 = 18.30; 6. Sweeney 9.10 + 8.9 = 18.00. Long Horse: 1. Siotten 8.85 + 9.3 = 18.15; 2. Hamada 9.075 + 9.05 18.125 ; 2. Kenigs 9.15 + 8.975 = 18.125 ; 4. Murahata 8.9 9.0 17.9; 5. Clemmer 8.975 + 8.9 = 17.875; 6. Hill 8.875 + 8.625 = 17.5. High Bar: 1. Takei 9.575 + 9.6 19.175; 2. Lindner 9.45 9.165 19.10; 3. Elias 9.25 + 9.3 = 18.55; 4. Davis 9.225 + 9.2 = 18.425; 5. Hamada 9.25 + 9.15 = 18.40; 6. Culhane 9.20 + 8.9 = 18.10.









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First AA: Takei, Georgia Southern


International Gymnasties Meet April 23,26, 1971 Riga, Latvia

Countries Competing USSR, USA, Poland, East Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Norway, Czechoslovakia, Finland , North Korea, japan , Switzerland, Cuba. Transportation Th e transportation from the United States to Moscow, and from Moscow to Riga , and return to the United States, was excellent. While th e train trave l left something to be desired it was a fine experience for all and it gave us a solid appreciation of the size of the country. Competition The competition was exce llent, particularly the women, where we felt that the calibre was a little bit better and they were further advanced at this time than were the men . Th e men appeared to be preparing for later competition and were not quite as sharp. The meet was run extremely well with great dignity and ceremony. The crowd, while not large to start off, became considerably better as the me et progressed. We all felt that our men and women did an outstanding job for the United States. They certainly gave the Europeans the feeling that we were to b e reckoned , with in the not too distant future. Housing The American team was housed at the Metrapole Hotel in Moscow and the Hotel Riga in Riga. The squad felt that the accommmodations were excellent and that everything was done to make their stay at the hotels a pleasant one. Russian Officials and People The coordination of the entire trip by the Russian Delegation was excellent. They were more than friendly, did many things to make our stay a memorable one, and were most gracious and considerate at all times. The Russian people that we were ab le to meet were extremely friendly. We did not find any animosity whatsoever at any level toward the Americans. In fact, the feeling was fairly general that they preferred our company to some of the other communistic countries. Political Questions There were very few political questions. It appeared to be that those that were asked were more of curiosity than anything else. They, of course, had been fed a large amount of propaganda with regard to our student riots and marches in Washington, plus th e killing of a lot of people in both places. Our people assured them that this was not the case and that it had been greatly exaggerated on the whole.


All Around: 1. Nakayama, japan 57.00; 2. Komissarov, USSR 56.40; 3. Boiko, USSR 56.20; 4. L. Son Sub, Korea 56.00; 5. Koste, E. Germany 55.75; 6. Andrianov, USSR 55.65; 7. Brehne, E. Germany 55.60; 8. Maleeyev, USSR 55.55; 9. Homma, japan 55.50; 10. Kasamatsu, japan 55.40; 11 . Crosby, USA 55.05; 12. Bruhwieler, Swiss 54.90; 13. Storhang, Norway 54.90; 14. Mohap, Hungary 54.40; 15. Avener, USA 54.30; 16. Sin Hun jo, Korea 54.05; 17. Kum Son 50b, Korea 54.00; 18. Lindner, USA 53.60; 19. Bocke, Czech 53.60; 20. Simmons, USA 53.60. Floor Exercise: 1. Nakayama, jap, 9.4 9.4 = 18.8; 1. Crosby, USA, 9.4 9.4 = 18.8; 1. Komissarov, USSR, 9.45 9.35 = 18.8; 4. Kasamatsu, jap, 9.4 9.35= 18.75; 5. Homma, jap, 9.4 9.25 = 18.65 ; 6. Koste, E. Ger, 9.3 9.3 = 18.6. Side Horse: 1. Andrianov, USSR, 9.55 9.55 = 19.1; 2. Nakayama, jap, 9.4 9.5 9.35 = = 18.9; 3. Brehne, E. Ger, 9.35 18.7; 4. Komissarov, USSR, 9.35 9.3 = 18.65; 5. Bruhwieler, Swiss, 9.3 9.3 = 18.6; 6. Boiko, USSR, 9.25 9.15 = 18.4. Rings: 1. Andrianov, USSR, 9.45 9.47 = 18.925; 2. Komissarov, USSR, 9.50 9.255 = 18.755; 3. Boiko, USSR, Rings: 1. Boiko, USSR, 9.55 9.65 = 19.2; 1. Nakayama, jap, 9.55 9.65 = 19.2; 1. Sin Hum jo, Korea, 9.55 9.65 = 19.2; 9.35 = 18.85; 4. L. Son Sub, Korea, 9.5 4. Maleeyev, USSR, 9.4 9.45 = 18.85; 6. Brehne, E. Ger, 9.4 8.825 = 18.225. Long Horse: 1. Andrianov, USSR, 9.45 9.47 = 18.925; 2. Komissarov, USSR, 9.50 9.255 = 18.755; 3. Boiko, USSR, 9.45 9.125 = 18.575; 3. Kasamatsu , jap, 9.5 9.075 '= 18.575; 5 . Brehne, E. Ger, 9.45 8.825 = 18.275; 6. Nakayama, jap, 9.4 8.825 = 18.225. Parallel Bars: 1. Nakayama, jap, 9.45 9.6 = 19.05; 2. Komissarov, USSR, 9.4 9.4 = 18.8; 3. L. Son Sub, Korea, 9.35 9.35 = 18.7; 4. Homma, Korea, 9.45 9'.0 = 18.45; 5. Koste, E. Ger, 9.35 9.0 = 18.35; 6. Kasamatsu , jap, 9.35 8.75 = 18.1. Horizontal Bar: 1. Nakayama, jap, 9.8 9.65 = 19.45; 2. Homma, jap, 9.6 9.55 9.45 = 19.15; 3. L. Son Sub, Korea , 9.5 = 18.95 ; 4 . Kasamatsu, jap, 9.6 9.2 = 18.8; 5. Fudaimoto, jap, 9.45 9.3 = 18.75; 6. Boiko, USSR, 9.4 8.85 = 18.25 . WOMEN'S TEAM RESULTS - Full Teams: 1. USSR: 114.15,2. USA: 111.70,3 . Czech : 109.50,4. Hungary: 107.95,5. E. Germany : 107.40, 6. Romania : 105.75 , 7. Poland : 102.00. Not Full Teams: Japan : 72.25, Cuba : 64.70, Swiss: 34.55, Norway: 33.95, Finland: 32.15. All Around: 3. Rigby-Bronze medal Bars: 3. Rigby-Bronze medal Beam: 1. Rigby-G.old medal Vault: 5. Pierce: USA, 6. Moore: USA Beam: 6. Moore: USA, 7. Cluff: USA Floor Exercise: 6. Rigby: USA, 8. Moore : USA


General Impressions This was th e first American Gymnastics team eve r to visit a foreign country and not a sing le member of the squad have any type of sickness. Our athletes felt that it was the finest gymnastics trip that they had ever been on, and they felt that our showing was most significant. It was their feeling that this type of competition was a giant step forward for American gymnastics. Our yo ung people were particularly well behaved and did an outstanding job representi ng the United States. Th e impress ion that they made o n other athletes and Russian dignitaries was an excellent one. It was the feeling of many o-f the Russian officials that they would like to have this made into an annual affair. It was also the concensus of our coaching staff that this was the best American group that they had ever traveled with. Th ere were many complete Russian strangers who went out of their way to do a number of things to make the trip for both our athletes and our officials a most pleasant one. I am sure that from the observat ions of our coaching staff, as well as Mr. Czekaj, the continuation of such a meet as this would be most worthwhile, realizing, of course, that the expense is hard to justify and it is most difficult to come up with the money for such a trip. Howeve r, the exposure of our people to Russia, and the Russians to our people, is most worthwhile. The Meet at Riga was televised throughout Ru ssia and the Rus sians had an opportunity to see how our young people rooked and how they handled themselves. MEN'S TEAM RESULTS - WORLD INVITATIONAL. 1. USSR: 168.90,2, japan : 168.00, 3. N. Korea: 165.05, 4. East Germany: 164.90,5. USA: 164.25,6. Hungary : 160.45, 7. Czechoslovakia: 158.35, 8. Romania: 156.05,9. Cuba: 152.70,10. Poland : 148.75, 11 . Norway: 54.90, 11. Switzerland: 54.90, 1'3. Finland: 51.60.




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by Dick Cri ley This interview with John Crosby was taped between the compul sory and op tional sessions of the NCAA University Divi si on Championships at the University of Michigan. The preceding weekend, John had won the College Divi sion All-around title. Name: John Crosby, Jr. Age: 20 Ht. 5' 5" Wt. 125 High School: Farmingdale H .S., Farmingdale, N.Y. College : Southern Connecticut State Col lege. Major: English Coach: Abe Grossfeld Honors: NCAA (College Division) 1971: 1st AA, 1st FX, 1st PO, 2nd SH, 2nd R, 2nd LH, 3rd HO; NCAA (University Division) 1971: 2nd FX; Manitoba World Invitational 1970: 3rd FX; USSR World Invitational 1971: 1st FX-tied with Nakayama. As I recall, John, you first appeared in the Modern Gymnast by winning a YMCA National Floor Exercise Championship. Was that your start-tumbling and floor ex? Mostly it was just floor ex, tumbling and va ulting. I have no complaint right now beca use th e tumbling has done me a lo t of good . I started working the ot her events as I wen t into high school. I' d go up to Abie' s (at Southern Connecticut) on week ends. During my junior year in high school I hu rt m y knee and didn ' t compete. I did compete my seni o r year; I was a 2.0 side horse man, but during that summer I dropped from 139 to 123 and worked on strength-that' S Ab ie' s idea: li ght and strong. It gives you a good fee ling to know that yo u ca n handle yourself. Last week (at the College Div isio n Nationals) I had one of m y best meets with a 51.65 in th e compulsories and a 55.10 in the optiona ls which might have been a little high, but nothing went wrong for me - I just hit everything. In this meet t hough .. . wel l, I think some of these q uali fyi ng meets are a little close and don ' t give you much time to work o ut the roug h spo ts. I was fee ling real ly bad and tired and not j ust up to par. I think two or three weeks wo uld be better to allow time to recuperate. Th e people who run things are looking qt it from a point of view of costs and travel and I think it ought to be looked at from the gymn as t's point of view. What was your point of view after the compul sory exercises here? We only went 6'12 hours. Th at' s an ave rage of about o ne event an ho ur. That meet last week was anoth er marathon. It just went and we nt. It' s just go ing to happen; you can ' t get away from it. They ran this m eet and it we nt like clockwork. Except the long horse. Th ey have t o have a conference to decide whether they're go ing to give the va ult credit o r not. It happened last week. Th ey wa nt you to break the horse in an arch o r stra ight body, and if yo u don ' t

Komissarov , John Crosby & Nakayama share FX Gold Medal honors at USSR Invitat ional Match . they have to have a conference .to decide if they' re go ing to give you a zero . That' s a very serio us decision. How do you get yourself " up" for a meet? I ju st work out the sa m e all year. My problem is that I' m stil l a yo un g gym nast and I' m relat ively in experienced in the al laround. W hen these compu lsories came ea rl y t hi s year, I was sti ll work ing on certain opt io nal parts and strength and training for meets with my optiona l exerc ises. I had to learn most of these comp ul sory parts and it was a grind. I couldn ' t neglect my optionals but I st ill had to work the co mpul sories . Plus my school wo rk. I take pride in both my gymnastics and good marks. It's bee n a tough schedule . Are you going into phy sical education? No, I'm an English m ajor. I' ve made my statements about phys ica l educatio n majors and I' m not gO ing to make any more. I enjoy English literature. I spend my 3'12 hours in the gym now and I cou ldn ' t see spending al l day long in the gym just teach ing. What has been your hardest event? Th e sid e horse came along the slowest, but now it's the rings. My strength m oves are lacki ng. I don ' t have a cross. It's unfortunate, from my po int of view, that so mu ch depe nd s on that o ne littl e trick. How do you handle a bad day, one of those when nothing see ms to go right? Abie wou ld be very upset with me if I picked up my bag and left. I just don ' t do tha t. He feels t hat even if you ' re fee lin g bad there's always something you can do. If yo ur hands hurt on high bar, for instance, yo u can wo rk side horse. If you don' t feel good tumb lin g, you can work parts, go through trans ition movements. If yo u're rea ll y fee lin g bad, rea ll y sore, work it out and yo u' ll fee l better t he next day. Th ere's no sense to wa lking out of the gym all tight. Then there ' s always strength exe rcises to do . . . handsta nd p ush ups, fro nt lever exerc ises . . . but don 't just walk into the gym and turn around and wa lk out. Have you any particular beefs or gripes you'd like to air? I don ' t like all this po litick ing that' s going aro un d, for one thing. Then t here' s this bit abo ut the compulsories. Someo ne was supposed to get the comp ul sories out to the gymnasts, but it took so long. We go alon g working ou t by o urse lves. Yo u know, some European co un tries have been

working on these new comp ul sories for some time and we 're st ill wo rkin g on l ast year' s compu lsor ies. Looking ove r these people w ho have had th e comp ul sories before us, I'm sure they' ll be better than us in the comp ul sories. Like the f loor exerc ise with that dismount, a somersa ult in pike position , and that ro utin e before it is a marathon! It is supp osed to be worse than this (p resent) ro utin e. As much of a floor ex man as I' m supposed to be, when I first went th ro ugh this one, I was alm ost dead. And this one wit h the arms up in the air so much and little thin gs like the backhandspring back, and th e press with th e legs together .. . guys are rea ll y go in g to have to work o n this. I' m sure I' m not go ing to be ab le to rush through this routine. Another th in g, I was asked to go on this trip to Russia. I don ' t know w hy ; there ' re 10 guys w ho are better than I am w ho should be asked to go f irst. I wo ul d like to say something good about thi s competition though. It has bee n run like c lockwork. That first session (of the comp ul sories) finis hed 15 minutes early, but I knew that th e lo ng horse was go in g to take a lo ng time. It is such a sho rt event; it goes just like 路th at, but it is so hard to jud ge. What ilbout that high bar compulsory? The high bar ro ut ine isn ' t th at difficult. It can be shown off. I used to use that dismount when I was about 13 . Ed Scrobe taught it as a free hi p hecht and I kept my legs together. It' s easy now as all I have to think of is a little bad form and sp read my legs. That rout in e can be done very w el l wit h each part shown off. Gymnast s are always interested to learn what other gymnasts do by way of hand care. I notice you clenching ice cubes in your hand and the tape, so what practices do you follow? After every workout and afte r I've showered , I trim down my hand s to get the roug h edges off. I put pieces of porous tape ri ght over the palms of my hand s. I' ll leave this on until tomorrow morni ng. It w ill last throug h part of a workout too. The sticky part of the tape has some kind of hea lin g substance on it and for rips and cracks, you just put it oh and stretch it o ut a littl e bit and it see m s to stay. It' s better than carry ing around vase lin e or something like that. It also keeps the ca llouses softer, a littl e m ore moist. For blisters, I poke the blister but I don ' t rip the skin off. Ove rni ght I use tape and during workouts I use tape too. If I' m having trouble with it beca use of the chalf, I spray some Tuf-Skin on it and slap a p iece of tape o n it. Yo u let the skin underneath heal. The ice, that' s used like for any othe r injury. As soon as yo u take away the cold, th e b lood ru shes back and helps heal your hands . It' s helped m e tremendo u路sly. Everybody has their littl e m ethods, but for m e the tape and the ice work ju st fine.


N.C.A.A. College Championship

Cal State Fullerton, 1971 NCAA College Division Team Champs.

By Bill Roetzheim Chicago Circle Campus was invaded March 25th, from the West by California State College, Fullerton, and from the East by John Crosby. Both demonstrated awesome attacks, completely eliminating all of last year's champions. Although th e bulk of last year's gold medal winners returned, none could survive a greatly improved John Crosby or a hungry Fullerton team. The team championship evolved into a two-way horse race between the Cal ifornians and Springfield College. Each team

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won three events but when the final routine was completed, the margin of victory held for Fullerton by one slim point. Northwestern Louisiana finished a distant third . Fullerton 's rapid rise to national prominence reflects a hustling, energetic fireball by the name of Dick Wolfe. Dick not only had to develop his team in the gym, but was responsible for raising money to sustain a championship schedule. Like the " Flim Flam" man of old, no stone was left unturned in his quest for greenbacks. Raffles , sales, and promotions of all types gave him the capital to leave Orange County for the cold Midwest. The final challenge to come up with the air fare was met when he obtained the tickets on a " fly now-pay later" plan. While his team was being crowned, selected students back in California were soliciting funds by phone to pay the freight. Wolfe knew his team ' was good-"We've beaten U.C.L.A., U.S.c., and Arizona State. NOW, everyone should get the message." The individual championship meet became a one-man-show with John Crosby being the principal actor. After winning the all-around on Friday, he continued to collect gold, silver, and bronze on Saturday. He was first in Floor Exerc ise and Parallel Bars; second in Long Horse, Rings, and Side Horse ; and third on the

Horizontal Bar. This tremendous versati lity made him the class of the f ield. John ' s Floor Exercise routine was one of the most difficult I 路have ever witnessed. He turned over twice to mount, executed a fu ll and a half twisting dive roll in the middle, and ended w ith a double twister. Keith Fuerst on rings e lectrified the crowd in the final optional session. He moved up four places on the weight of hi s last routine which he executed with stra ight arm s throughout. Keith ' s great performance gave Eastern Illinois their first N.C.A.A. Champion . Leonard Calvin also moved up one place in the Side Horse finals to give Fullerton their only A ll-American . Pat Mahoney of San Fernando Valley on the Long Horse and Richard Martin of Springfield College on High Bar held their command in g leads throughout the two days to win their respective events. This is a fast growing meet and I fee l sure it wi ll eventually become on e of the largest and strongest in the United States. Team Standing: 1. California State, Fullerton; 2. Springfie ld Co ll ege; 3. Northw estern State; 4. University of Ill inois Circl e Camps ; 5. San Fernando Valley State; 6. Southern Connecticut State. All Around: 1. John Crosby, Southern Connecticut State, 106.75; 2. Pau I Tickenoff, Northwestern State, 104.30 ; 3. Bruce McCart lin , Northwestern State, 101.35 ; 4. Jeff Wi les, Springfield , 99 .25 ; 5. Richa rd Mart in , Springfie ld , 96 .55; 6. Bruce Boult, U. of III . Circle Campus, 96.50. Floor Exercise: 1. John Crosby, Southern Connecticut State, 9.1250 ; 2. Paul Tickenoff, Northwestern State, 9.0175; 3. Ed Datti, Springfield , 8.9125; 4. Bob Ito, U. of III. Circ le Campus, 8.9000; 5. Leon Mims, Fullerton , 8.7625 ; 6. Bruce McCartlin , Northwestern State, 8.6750 . Side Horse: 1. Leonard Cal in, Fullerton , 8.7875; 2. John Crosby, Southern Connecticut, 8.5875; 3. James Ball, Southern Connecticut, 8.810 ; 4. Ceorge Engbrecht, San Fernando, 8.750; 5. Scott Radosto, L.S.U. New Orl eans, 8.500 ; 6. Paul Tickenoff, Northwestern State, 8.360. long Horse: 1. Pat Mahoney, San Fernan do, 9.150; 2. Joh n Crosby, So uth ern Connecticut, 9.0375; 3. Bruce Boult, U. of III . Circle Campus, 8.9375; 4. Mike Kelly , Fullerton , 8.875; 5. Bob Butt, San Fernando, 8.8625; 6. Ron Keinings, U . of Chicago, 8.725. Parallel Bars: 1. John Crosby, Southern Connecticut, 9.051; 2. Bruce McCartlin, Northwestern State, 9.000; Paul Ti ckenoff, Northwestern State, 8.950; 4. Jeff Webe r, Springfield , 8.860; 5. Rich Martin, Springfield, 8.475; 6. Sal Sevderi , Spr in gfie ld , 4.285. Horizontal Bar: 1. Richard Martin, Spri ngfield , 9.075; 2. Jeff Wiles, Springfield , 8.925 ; 3. John Crosby, Southern Connecticut, 8.887; 4. Bruce Boult, U . of III. Circle Campus, 8.625; 5. Bruce McCartlin, Northwestern State, 8.4875 ; 6. Dan Swetman, U . of III . Circle Campus, 8.275.


MEET RESULTS: California Junior College Championships at East Los Angeles College May 8, 1971 Long Beach City College under the coaching of John Draghi won the State Ch ampionship for an unprecedented third consecutive time. After leading Baldwin Park High School to six consecutive CIF titles, Coach Draghi moved to Lon g Beach City Coll ege in 1968 and has led th e Vikings to three undefeated seasons and one runner season. Long Beach seems to be the hot bed for gymnastics in Southern Calif., with the local high schools winning the CIF title the last two years. When Coach Draghi was asked to comment on his progra m at Long Beach, he replied : " We try to concentrate on proper techniques and sound fundamentals. We're interested in developing good gymnasts who will go on to Un iversities and who are interested in representing the Un ited States in international competition ." So far Coach Draghi has over 20 gymnasts competin g at major Universities and Colleges throu ghout the United States. " We're interested in any individual who is looking for a junior co llege to go to and is sincerely interested in developing into a sound gymn ast." Long Beach captured only one state individual title. Dave Freedland wa s crowned th e Long Horse Champion; but the team depth that led to an undefeated season came through agai n and won by over thirty points. Pasa dena edge d Golden West for second pla ce. The competition started out with outstanding performan ces in Free Exe rcise by Jim McFaul and Steve Gerlach performing very high controlled 1V2 twisting dive roll and double twisting flips by Ri chard Robinson and Gerlach to a very ri sky high bar routine by Charlie Glass of Harbor tha t ended the meet. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MEET: FX-probably two of the finest performers in McFaul and Gerlach. Jim showed complete control of his routine and Steve 's routine was highlighted by full , full and a half, and double twistin g flips. SH-Charles Ri chards of Pierce won the event with several immediate kheres performed on one pommell, Glenn Seymour of Golden West showed a very smooth swinging routine, and last year's Champion Mark Loebel exhibited his control and precision 'by traveling up and down the horse three ti meso RI-Valley College continued to win the State Ring Champion ships with Cliff Burr performing stra ight arm shoots, effortless cross power and a very high double dismount. LH-Freedland of LBCC won with a Yamashita from the croup. PB-Danny O'Neil of Golden West sh owed the audience a very classy routine with his Diamidov to a Stuetz hand and front with a Ih twist dismount. Steve Diggle of LBCC received a lot of applause with his stem to a straight plange. Robert Garcia of LBCC rounded out a very good event with his peach and stuetz, both to a hand and very strong plange hold. HB-Charles Glass of Harbor won the audience over with his inlocated gia nts, Czechs, ri sky hops and high double dismount. Phil Siemer of PCC tied Glass with a very smooth routine that also showed inlocated gia nts and an Endo shoot. Jerry Montooth of LBCC was a tenth away with a very risky routine that contained a stem hop to eagles, 1/2 twist hop out of eagles and a Japanese hop to an immediate hop to a vault. AA-Dal e Cutler of PCC won the all around event with consistent routines highlighted by excellent vaulting and a strong parallel bar routine. Frank Soane of Fullerton was second followed by Bob Garcia.


Mark Loe be l LBCC Meet results: Free Exercise: McFaul 9.1 GW; Gerlach 9.0 LB ; Robin son 8.8 PC; Carello 8.4 PC; Sleeper 8.2 LB; Hartell 8.2 LB. Side Horse: Ri chards 8.8 Pi; Seymour 8.6 GW ; Loebel 8.5 LB; Marchi 8.3 LB; McGuire 8.3 Pi; Young 7.9 LA. Rings: Burr 9.0 V; Castner 8.8 SM; Mousseau 8.7 GW; Belli 8.5 SM; Binion 8.4 LB; Slimbach 8.4 Pi. Long Horse: Freedland 8,8 LB; Cutler 8.7 PC; Case 8.6 Pi ; McFaul 8.6 GW; Gerlach 8.3 LB; Siemers 8.2 PC. Parallels: O'Neil 9.0 GW; Diggle 8.7 LB; Garcia 8.5 LB; Ross 8.5 PC ; Freedland 8.5 LB. Horizontal: Glass 8.7 Har; Siemers 8.7 PC; Montooth 8.6 LB; Von Wald 8.2 GW; McFaul 8.1 GW. ALL AROUND: Coutler 46.65 PC; Soane 44.55 Ful ; Garcia 43.30 LB ; Gla ss 43 ,02 Har; McFaul 42.8 GW. Team Score: Long Beach 103 1/2 pts.; Pasadena 711/2; Golden West 67; Pierce 42; Harbor 26 1h; Fullerton 20 1/2; Sa nta Monica 16; Valley 15; Los Angeles 10 1/2; Sacramento 8112; Rio Hondo 11/2; Mt. San Antonio 1. CALIFORNIA STATE COLLEGE GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS 1971 All Around: 1. Caling, Leonard C. S. F. 49 .65; 2. Wooley, Verne S.A.C. 47.05 ; 3. Dudley, Toccoy S.A.C. 44.80; 4. En gbrecht, George V.S.C. 44.45 ; 5. Kelley, Mi chael C.S.F. 42.50; 6. Mahoney, Pat V.S.C. 41.35; 7. Fenerstein, Rick Chico 38.50; 8. Means, Ki rk S.A.C. 34.80; 9. Furukawa, Dean V.S.C. 33.30; 10. Lopez, Tony Chico 30.95. Team: Fullerton State 152.40; Valley State College 148.40; Sacramento State College 139.90; Chico State College 127.55 ; Cal Poly 85.70.

Dave Freedland LBCC Floor Exercise: 1. P. Mahoney, 9.10; 2. L. Mims, 8.90; 3. L. Caling, 8.75; 4. G. Gunderson, 8.65; 5. G. Heckenlai'ble, 8.60. Side Horse: 1. L. Calin g, 8.50; 2. E. Will , 8.30; 3. V. Woolley, 7.60; 4. D. Furukawa, 7.45 ; 5. D. Marsh, 6.70 ; 5. T. Dudley, 6.70. Rings: 1. G. Gunderson, 9.00; 2. R. Wri gh t, 8.85 ; 3. G. Engrecht, 8.75; 4. Williams, 8.45 ; 5. 1. Bakovic, 8.30. Long Horse: 1. P. Mahoney, 9.35 ; 2. B. Butt, 9.20; 3. L. Kitazawa, 8.80; 4. L. Mims, 8.70; 5. M. Kelley, 8.50; 5. G. Buckmann , 8.50. Parallel Bars: 1. L. Caling, 9.15 ; 2. V. Woolley, 8.35; 3. M. Kelley, 8.15; 3. M. Peck, 8.15; 4. L Dudley, 7.95; 5. T. Reece, 7.75. High Bar: 1. 1. Bakovic, 8.85; 2. L. Caling, 8.80i 3. F. Crable, 8.75; 4. R. Mashler, 8.60; 4. E. Will, 8.60; 5. G. Engbrecht, 8.35.

CANADA WINTER GAMES By Mrs. Sedgewick Gymnastics was one of sixteen sports competing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan during the Canada Winter Gam es, Fe'b. 11th to 21st. A total of 60 men (10 Provincial teams) and 66 women (Ii Provincial teams) competed before an enthusiastio and appreciative audience of 10,000 for the six sessions. Meet was covered by live nationwide television via the CBC. Honored Guest of the competition was (Yama路 shita) Haruhiro Matsudo, Olympic gold medallist, who received a standing ovation from the spectators each time he wa s presented. The day follow ing the Meet, Mr. Matsudo conducted a tumbling clini c for the gymnasts assembled for the Games.

MEET RESULTS Team Titles: Women - Ontario 153.00, Quebec 149.40, B.C. 147.55. Men - Quebec 239.50, On · tario 226.05; B.C. 205.50. All Around : Women - Wendy Nicholson, Ontario 32.20; Janice Campbell, Ontario 31.50; Dagny Hill , B.C. 31.20. Men - Jean Gagnon , Quebec 51.35; Bruce Medd, Ontario 50.20; Tim Sedgewick, Sask. 49.75 . Final Standings - Women Uneven Bars: 1. Martin, Teresa B.C. 16.50; 1. Nicholson, Wendy Ont. 16.50; 3. Hill, Dagny B.C. 15.85. Free Floor: 1. Miller, Charlene B.C. 17.10; 2. Nicholson , Wendy Ont. 16.70; 3. Tsukamoto, Sharon Ont. 16.60. Vault: 1. DeSutter, Georgianna Alta . 17.00 ; 2. Martin, Teresa B.C. 16.45; 3. Charron , Carole Quebec 16.00. Balance Beam: 1. Nicholson, Wendy Ont. 16.50; 2. Tsukamoto, Sharon Ont. 16.45; 3. Burroughs, Anne Quebec 16.40. Final Standings - Men Still Rings: 1. Blanchette, Robert Alta. 17.35; 2. Gagnon , Jean Que. 17.05 ; 3. Bigras, Richard Que. 16.40. Floor Exercise: 1. Gagnon, Jean Que. 17.40; 2. Vincent, Conrad Que. 17.30; 3. Delasalle, Phillip B.C . 16.85. Side Horse: l. Medd, Bruce Ont. 16.45; 2. Hunter, David Ont. 15.90 ; 3. Vincent, Conrad Que. 15.30. Parallel Bars: l. Leclerc, Pierre Que. 16.45; 2. Sedgewick, Tim Sask. 16.10; 3. Gagnon , Jean Que. 15.80. High Bar: l. Medd, Bruce Ont. 17.30; 2. Koocher, Bill Ont. 15.95; 2. Bigras, Richard Que. 15.95. Vault: l. Sedgewick, Tim Sask. 17.975 ; 2. Leclerc, Pierre Que. 17.95; 3. Vincent, Conrad Que. 17.525. ONTARIO - QUEBEC COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPS At McMaster University, Hamilton Digby Sale did his usual excellent job of organ· izing this meet. A packed audience watched teams from Laval Univ., Ottawa Univ., Toronto Univ. and Queens Univ. and McMaster the hosting college. Mac won the team trophy and Steve Mitruk (a member of our national team) won the All Around. His only competition was Hans Frick from the Univ. of Toronto. Hans looks very good this year. Routines lacked good composition and " C" moves, naturally a few exceptions but that was my general impression. A typical fault was too simple a dismount for the routine and use of strength instead of swing and vice a versa. Routines looked incomplete and not polished. The gymnasts seemed to be working under stress. Clinics are essential and compulsories are a must, if our college gymnastics is to improve in standard also some liaison has to be set up with the high school gymnast. Hosting of high school championships, weekend seminars. Facilities are now excellent in many universities and are continuo ing to improve. McMaster has certainly done its share in this respect and will host this month , the Ontario High School grade meet. This university is doing its share but some are sadly lacking and it's shameful to see excellent gymnastic equipment and facilities lying idle. Team Competition: l. McMaster 138.50 ; 2. Ottawa 127.20; 3. Toronto 126.00; 4. Queen 's 107.00. All Around Competition: 1. Steve Mitruk (McMaster) 53.25; 2. Hans Frick (Toronto) 48.80; 3. Hartmut ~ink (McMaster) 44.35; 4. John Demers (Ottawa) 43.65 ; 5. Andre Gingras (Ottawa) 42.25; 6. Martin P-urvis (McMaster) 41.25 . Floor Exercise: l. S. Mitruk (McMaster) 8.80; 2. H. Frick (Toronto) 8.45; 3. M. Purvis (McMaster) 8.25 ; 4. J. Demers (Ottawa) 8.15; 5. P. Michaelis (Toron-

to) 8.10; 6. D. Chagnon (Ottawa) 8.00. Side Horse: 1. S. Mitruk (McMaster) 8.65; 2. H. Fink (McMaster) 7.40 ; 3. H. Frick (Toronto) 7.10; 4. D. Ross (Queen's) 5.90; 5. M. Marcotte (Ottawa) 5.80; 6. A. Gingras (Ottawa) 5.25. Rings: 1. S. Mitruk (McMaster) 8.80; 2. H. Fink (McMaster) 8.05; 3. H. Frick (Toronto) 7.25; 4. R. Samson (Laval) 6.80; 5. D. Chagnon (Ottawa) 6.05 ; 5. R. Dumuchel (Ottawa) 6.05. Vault: 1. G. Miall (Carleton) 9.30; 2. S. Mitruk (McMaster) 9.15; 3. J. Demers (Ottawa) 8.85; 3. A. Gingras (Ottawa) 8.85; 5. H. Fri ck (Toronto) 8.75 ; 6. M. Purvi s (McMaster) 8.60. Parallel Bars: 1. S. Mitruk (McMaster) 9.05; 2. H. Fri ck (Toronto) 8.80; 3. J. Demers (Ottawa) 8.40; 4. A. Gingras (Ottawa) 8.00; 5. D. Strickland (Queen's) 7.90; 6. H. Fink (McMaster) 7.85. Horizontal Bar: 1. S. Mitruk (McMaster) 8.70; 2. H. Frick (Toronto) 8.45; 3. H. Fink (McMaster) 7.80; 4. M. Purvis (McMaster) 7.65; 5. J. Demers (Ottawa) 7.35; 6. R. Samson (Laval) 7.00. FAR WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sacramento State College March 12, 1971 All Around performer Verne Wooley led the Sac· ramento State Hornets to their 7th FWC gymnas· tics championship in a row (Sacramento State took 15 of 21 medals; Sacramento took all of the first places including the AA and team ; Sacramento won team title for 7th year in a row) . Coach Ron Peek watched as his charges com· fortably defeated a strong Chico State team that just could not mu ster the horsepower to offset the fine performance of Wooley. An outstanding feature of the meet was the presence of approximately 2000 spectators. Prob ably the largest audience ever to see a gymnastics meet in Sacramento. Chico State was led by Maurice Williams and Freshmen all around performers Gary Bu ck man and Tony Lopez. In spite of all this the meet favorite was Maurice who seems to draw the crowd's attention wherever he performs because of his unique showmanship and competitive fire. Even thou gh he does not always pl ace first Maurice always wins over the audience. Other fine performances were turned in by Toccoy Dudley of Sacramento who pla ce d 2nd in the all around and Randy Wright who captured the SR event with an excellent routine. Judges : Don Allin , Ray Goldbar, Greg Hetrick, Mahmoud Saleh. Team Scoring: 1. Sacramento Sta te 142.50; 2. Chico State 134.65 ; 3. San Francisco State 98.70 ; 4. Hayward State 34.90. All Around: 1. Verne Wooley, SSC 48.15 ; 2. Toccoy Dudley, SSC 45.15 ; 3. Tony Lopez, Chico 43.45; 4. Gary Buckmann, Chico 42.15; 5. Kirk Means, SSC 38.25. Floor Exercise: 1. Toccoy Dudley, SSC 8.75; 2. Verne Wooley, SSC 8.35; 3. Jim Hollister, SSC 8.25. Side Horse: 1. Verne Wooley, SSC 8.55; 2. Toccoy Dudley, SSC 7.10; 3. Bruce Frenzel, SSC 6.85. Still Rings: 1. Randy Wright, SSC 8.95; 2. Maurice Williams, Chico 8.65; 3. Jeff Flei ger, Chico 7.7. Long Horse: 1. Wooley, SSC 8.85; 2. Dudley, SSC 8.7; 2. Lopez, Chico 8.7. Parallel Bars: 1. Wooley, SSC 8.75; 2. Tim Reece, SSC 8.05; 3. Lopez, Chico 7.95. High Bar: 1. Wooley, SSC 8.25; 2. Maurice Wil· Iiams, Chico 8.20; 2. Means, SSC 8.2. IVY LEAGUE GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS REPORT The 1971 Ivy League Championships, held on February 27 at the University of Pennsylvania, was less than suspenseful as far as the team competi· tion was concerned, but involved many close races

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for individual honors. Clean, well·composed rou · tines throughout the meet reflected the high degree of coaching ability at all of the schools. Bob Mar· tin's Cornell team thoroughly dominated the competition , winning every event but Floor Exercise, and defeating runner·up Yale by 37 points for its fourth consecutive Ivy title. This wa s an encouraging meet for anyone familiar with Ivy gymnastics, as it clearly demon · strated the continuing growth of the league. AI · though not yet strong enough as a conference to qualify men directly for the N.C.A.A.'s, the Ivy League is constantly expanding its program to include more of the member schools, while the lead · ing teams are beginnnig to gain national recogni · tion as gymnastic powers. The number of freshman and sophomore trophy·winners shows that more and more high school gymnasts from all parts of the country are looking to the Ivy colleges not only for an outstanding education , but also to continue to develop gymnastically. Within a very short time, the Ivy League can be fully expected to be present· ing teams that rank with the best in the nation. Team Results: 1. Cornell 141.65; 2. Yale 104.0 ; 3. Dartmouth 91.95 ; 4. Pennsylvania 82.45; 5. Prince· ton 66.85. Floor Exercise: 1. Steve Young (Yale) 8.45; 2. Lucky Holloway (Cornell) 8.15 ; 3. Randy Wise (Dartmouth) 7.85. Side Horse: 1. Ru ss Wiggin (Cornell) 9.1 ; 2. Bob Rossbach (Yale) 9.0; 3. Dave Van Dyke (Cornell) 8.05. Still Rings: 1. Mike Pancoe (Dartmouth) 8.9 ; 2. Pete Ullman (Cornell) 8.45; 3. Lynn Williams (Cornell) 8.4. Long Horse: 1. Jim Auser (Cornell) 8.55; 2. Lynn William s (Cornell) 8.15; 3. Fred Gooding (Prince · ton) 7.9.


Parallel Bars: 1. Dave Van Dyke (Cornell) 8.5; 2. Lynn Williams (Cornell) 8.15 ; 3. Carl Martig (Cor· nell) 7.75 . High Bar: 1. Lynn Williams (Cornell) 7.7; 2. Dave Van Dyke (Cornell) 7.65 ; 3. Rich Bower (Cornell) 6.9. All Around: 1. Lynn Williams (Cornell) 44.45; 2. Dave Van Dyke (Cornell) 43 .1; 3. Lu cky Holloway (Cornell) 35.85. KENTUCKY INTERCOLLEGIATE GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSH IPS March 5, 1971 Team Scores: University of Kentucky 93.30, Eastern Kentucky University 84.35, Georgetown College 52 .38, Murray State University 16.85. Free Exercise: 1. K. Mcintosh U.K. 7.30; 2. B. England E.K.U. 6.05; 2. B. Johnson U.K. 6.05. Side Horse: 1. H. Spencer U.K. 4.65; 2. K. Mcln· tosh U.K. 4.30; 3. B. England E.K.U . 4.00. Still Rings: 1. K. Mcintosh U.K. 6.90 ; 2. D. Paulin E.K.U. 5.30; 3. D. Davison U.K. 4.80. Long Horse Vault: 1. B. England E.K.U. 8.00 ; 2. K. Mcintosh U.K. 7.80 ; 3. B. Kohl G.C. 7.10. Parallel Bars: 1. K. Mcintosh U.K. 7.50; 2. B. England E.K.U . 6.35 ; 3. K. Charleston E.K.U. 5.90. Horizontal Bar: 1. K. Mcintosh U.K. 6.35 ; 2. B. England E.K.U. 4.85; 3. K. Charleston E.K.U. 4.35. All Around: 1. K. Mcintosh U.K. 40.15; 2. B. England E.K.U. 33.25; 3. D. Paulin E.K.U . 26.50. LAKE ERIE INTERCOLLEGIATE GYMNASTICS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS Slippery Rock State College, March 6, 1971 Displaying overall team depth, Eastern Michigan University won the first annual Lake Erie Inter· collegiate Gymnastics League Championship meet which was held at Slippery Rock State College on Saturday, March 6. EMU, coached by Marv Johnson, pl aced first in four events, second in one and third in th e other event to outdistance the other four contending teams - Northern Michigan, Western Michigan, Slippery Rock State and Kent State. Team: 1. Eastern Michigan U. 144.60, 2. Northern Michigan U. 135.60, 3. Western Michigan U. 133.50, 4. Slippery Rock State 131.40, 5. Kent State U. 123.40, 6. Bowling Green U. 83 .35, 7. Cin · cinnati U. 75.35, 8. Central Michigan U. 73.25 . All Around: 1. Lanny Mills, EMU 49.20; 2. Ron Bovard, SR 41.30; 3. Don Blasius, KSU 40.45; 4. Dave Naukam, KSU 40.00; 5. Tom Walsh, WMU 39.80; 6. Rick Restaino, EMU 39.75 ; 7. Rick Macheda, NMU 39.30 ; 8. Jack Lanz, KSU 35.30; 9. Jim Bittner, SR 34.15; 10. Rick Meeker, BGU 34.00. Floor Exercise: 1. L. Mills, EMU 17.85; 2. R. Restaino, EMU 17.15; 3. D. Sawtell, EMU 16.85; 4. B. Conroy, NMU 16.75; 5. D. Spencer, WMU 16.70; 6. S. Heasley, SR 16.60. Side Horse: 1. B. Scholl , SR 15.60; 2. J. leigler, NMU 14.65; 3. Mike luke, NMU 13.70 ; 4. Greg Karn s, KSU 13.50 ; 5. D. Blasius, KSU 13.45; 6. Ron Bovard, SR 12.65. Still Rings: 1. C. Dunlap, SR 17.90; 2. Bob Shema, SR 16.80; 3. G. Olson, EMU 16.60; 4. L. Jordan, WM 16.50; 5. L. Mills, EMU 16.10; 6. J. Leskoske, N 15.85. VaUlting: 1. R. Restaino, EM 17.25; 2. D. Spencer, WMU 17.00; 3. Tom Welsh, WMU 16.87 ; 4. D. Naukam, KSU 16.80 ; 5. S. Heasley, SR 16.55; 5. Dave Hover, KSU 16.55. Parallel Bars: 1. L. Jordan, WMU 18.20; 2. L. Mills, EMU 17.80; 3. Mike luke, NMU 16.70; 4. J. Ciara · vino, E 16.45; 5. R. Restaino, E 16.05; 6. D. Naukam, KSU 15.75. High Bar: 1. R. Macheda, NM 17.20 ; 2. L. Mills, EMU 17.10; 3. Bob Barrow, WM 16.95 ; 4. L. Jor· dan, WM 16.55; 5. J. Ciaravino, E 16.05; 6. Mike luke, NMU 13.40.


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AA Finalists

LONG BEACH INVITATIONAL GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP Friday, April 16, 1971 Cal State College at Long Beach Long Horse: 1. Doug Boger, 9.4; 2. Michael Kelley, 9.1; 3. Richard Pascale, 8.95. Floor Exercise: 1. Lou Moreno, 9.15 ; 2. Doug Boger, 8.95; 2. Richard Pascale, 8.95. Gym Wheel Demonstration: Norbert Dill - Fantas· tic!!! ! Side Horse: 1. Richard Neuner, 9.0; 2. Glenn Heckenliable, 8.95; 3. Mark Loebel, 8.7 . Rings: 1. Gary Albitz, 9.2 ; 2. Mark Nolan, 8.85 ; 2. Marty Krein, 8.9. Parallel Bars: 1. Richard Pascale, 9.1; 2. Danny Kolb, 9.0; 3. Michael Kelley, 8.6. Horizontal Bar: 1. Bill Beach, 9.1 (great) ; 2. Hemo Walters, 9.05; 3. Tom Beach, 8.9. Richard Pascale was named the outstanding performer of the meet. MID EASTERN GYMNASTICS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS Bill Simms: Host Gymnastics Coach University of Chicago The University of Chicago played host to the 1971 Mid Eastern League Championships. The teams represented were (in order of their finish): 1. University of Illinois· Chicago Circle, 2. Western Illinois University, 3. Eastern Illinois University, 4. Western Michigan University, 5. Wheaton College, 6. St. Cloud State College (Minnesota), 7. Univer· sity of Chicago, 8. George William s College. Bill Roetzheim's Chicago Circle team turned in an excellent score of 157.90. However, the individ· ual honors were shared by all of the teams with the exception of the University of Chicago, whose defending long horse champion Ron Keinigs suf· fered an injury. U.I.C.C.'s Bruce Boult was the meet's top performer, capturing the all·around,

long horse, and horizontal bar. Excellent all -around perform ances were turned in by Kevin Washington , a junior from George Williams, and Dan Swetman , a Chicago Circle teammate of Boult's. The top score of the meet was performed by U.I.C.C.'s Steve Fox, a very impressive 9.3 on the long horse. All-around: 1. Bruce Boult U.I.C.C. 49.25; 2. Kevin Washington G.W.C. 48.95 ; 3. Dan Swetman U.I.C.C. 48.15. Floor Exercise: 1. Bob Ito U.I.C.C. 9.20; 2. AI Sanders G.W.C. 8.95; 3. Bob Grabinski U.I.C.C. 8.90. Side Horse: 1. Steve Fox U.I.C.C. 9.3; 2. John Hen· derson W.I.U. 8.45; 3. Marzec U.I.C.C. 8.3. Long Horse: 1. Bruce Boult U.I.C.C. 9.05; 2. Rich Good W.M.U. 9.0; 3. Chuck Beatty W.M .U. 8.9. Parallel Bars: 1. Larry Jordon W.M.U. 9.20 ; 2. Mike Gentile U.I.C.C. 8.9; 3. Kevin Washington G.W .C. 8.85. Horizontal Bar: 1. Bruce Boult U.I.C.C. 9.2; 2. Kevin Washington G.W.C. 9.0; 3. Larry Kelly U.I.C.C. 8.95; 3. Dan Swetman U.I.C.C. 8.95. Rings: 1. John Va lintino E.I.U . 9.05; 1. Bob Lascho· ber U.I.C.C. 9.05; 3. John Novak U.I.U . 8.95. NAIA NATIONAL GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Natchitoches, Lou isiana, April 13 Capturing the top three places in the all ·around competition, Northwestern State University of Natchitoches, La ., easily claimed the NAIA national gymnastic championships here March 19·20. The Demons accumulated 154.10 points to out· distance runnerup Western Illinois, which netted 148.60. LaCrosse of Wisconsin (143'.50) , Eastern Illinois (139.90), Ea stern Michigan (137.80) and Parkside of Wisconsin (131.55) completed the field . In winning its sixth strai ght NAIA championship in six tries, Northwestern had three performers cop the top three positions in the all·around - senior Paul Tickenoff (52.95), senior Max Magdaleno

Uyeda, UCLA

Max Magdaleno 3rd AA, NAIA. (49.70) and junior Bruce McGartlin (49.50) . The Demons entered only two other performers in th e competition, and one, freshman Rick Russell , ended seventh in the all-around by compiling 46.15 points. Tickenoff, who was runnerup in th e all-around competition in 1970 and won four individual events, retained two individual titles in this meet. He scored 8.95 to tie for first in free exercise and scored 9:05 to tie McGartlin for first in parallel bars. McGartlin won horizontal bars with a score of 9.l. Coach of Northwestern State is Armando Vega, a former NCAA champion at Penn State_

PACIFIC EIGHT CONFERENCE The compulsory exercises, with performances ranging from weak to terrible, decided the winner of this meet. The University of California captured their 4th straight conference title by virtue of gaining a comfortable edge in the compulsory competition. California was then outscored in the optional competition by the University of Washington by .05 but stayed ah ead as a result of their better compulsory showing. The compulsory exercises were not a complete disaster but they were certainly painful. Because of the difficulty of the exercises and the limited time they were available for the teams to work on them the competitors, in general, were unable to cope with them. This writer would recommend that

in the future these routines be watered down during the first year they are available. The competition was long and difficult as the first session (compulsory) saw 7 teams compete for four hours. The second session saw 3 teams (bottom three teams in the league by won-lost record) doing optional exercises for 2 hours. The third session saw the other four teams compete three and a half hours on optionals before some 2000 spectators. The final session presented the top 6 in each event before some 3000 spectators. In the individua l events George Greenfield cap tured the FX after qualifying third. George high lighted his routine by starting and finishing with double twisting back saito. California placed 1-2 here as Morisaki finished second. Somewhat the same story was true on the SH as Washington's Chuck Sa nders came from third to first largely because of the 2-C finals require ment. Hayasaki suffered a stop in his routine as he tried to 'Put in his 2nd C part and was unable to maintain control afterwards. On the Still Rings Hayasaki came through strongly with superior execution throughout the meet, even though his finals routine was not as clean as in the prelim s. Steve Rochell of Stanford performed an excellent dislocate, shoot to inverted cross, probably the single most outstanding feature of this event. On the LH Brad Moses relied on good execution and post flight on relatively easy vaults to win. Greenfield had some difficulty in the finals on his

cartwheel -back sa ito to just miss qualifying for the nationals. Dan Bowles also did cartwheel-back but failed to score well. On the PB it was Hayasaki all the way even though Greenfield outscore d him in the finals. A surprise here was Phil Rockwell who pl aced 2nd with an excellent routine that contained some origin al sequences. The HB was, as usual, the best of all, as the six finalists scored, 9.1, 9.05, 8.7, 9.3 5, 9.45 and 9.2. Dan Bowles started off with some exciting releaseregrasp combinations. Fukushima had a fairly stock routine but it was well executed. Greenfield started strong with stoop in mount to immediate takamoto, his routine also included a double german and a california hop but finished with wh at was consid ered a weak dismount - a straddle hecht. Hayasaki, after qual ifying 2nd took over 1st pl ace with some excellent execution and two very fine parts - an over grip stalder to californ ia hop as he came out of the stalder early, and his hecht with full twist dismount. Morisaki suffered many minor deductions with bent arms and he had to use strength in places. His california hop to hecht vault was particularly impressive because of the difficulty of the sequence. Team Standings: California 153.675, Washington 192.95, U.C.L.A_ 133.15, U.S.C. 129.125, Oregon 115.40, Wash. State 111.50, Stanford 107.525. All Around: 1. Yoshi Hayasaki, Wash 105.75; 2. George Greenfield, Cal 101.35; 3. Minoru Morisaki , Cal 99.65 ; 4. Hide Umeshita, Was.h 97.20; 5. Sho Fukushima, Wash 96.45. Floor Exercise: 1. Greenfield, Cal 17.85; 2. Morisaki, Cal 17.825; 3. Umeshita, Wash 17.55; 4. Hayasa ki, Wash 17.375 ; 5. Brad Moses, Cal 16.875. Side Horse: 1. Chuck Sanders, Wash 17.45; 2. Ken Bronner, USC 17.40; 3. John Regan, Cal 17.02; 4. Hayasa ki , Wash 16.925; 5. Danny Uyeda, UCLA 16.895.


Still Rings: 1. Hayasaki, Wash 18.10; 2. Barney Peters, Cal 17.70; 3. Steve Rochell , Stan 17.52; 4. Gary Albitz, UCLA 17.02 ; 5. Greenfield , Cal 16.85. Long Horse: 1. Brad Moses, Cal 17.80; 2. Richard Gaylor, Wash 17.67 ; 3. Umeshita, Wash 17.57; 4. Greenfield, Cal 17.42; 5. Hayasaki, Wash 17.05. Parallel Bars: 1. Hayasaki , Wash 18.60; 2. Phil Rockwell , Cal 18.075; 3. Greenfield, Cal 18.02; 4. Peters, Cal 17.325; 5. Umeshita, Wash 17.20. High Bar: 1. Hayasaki, Wash 18.02; 2. Morisaki, Cal 17.90 ; 2. Greenfield, Cal 17.90; 4. Fukushima, Wash 17:32 ; 5. Bill Beach , UCLA 17.07. PASADENA NATIONAL INVITATIONAL At Pasadena City College Floor Exercise: Stormy Eaton (New Mexico U.), 9.5. Side Horse: Denn is Ramsey (BYU), 9.45. Rings: Gary Albitz (UCLA), 9.3'5. Long Horse: Jim Turpin (San Jose State), 9.45. Parallel Bars: Dan Kolb (Pasadena CC), 9.25. High Bar: Tie among Mark Davis (Southern IlIi路 nois), Jim Ivizek (New Mexico) and John Aitken (New Mexico). 9.3. All Around: 1. Minoru Morisaki (California), 52.8; 2. Paul Tickenoff (Northwest Louisiana) , 52.3; 3. Jim Ivizek (New Mexico), 52.5.

PCAA GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Robertson Gym, University of California at Santa Barbara March 26 & 27, 1971 The PCAA Gymnastics championships is one of ten sectional meets held each year to select a team and three individual qualifiers on each event for the National Championships (to be held this year at the University of Michigan April 1-3). The other qualifying meets include: Big-lO Conference Meet, Big-8 Conference Meet, Pacific 8 Conference Meet, WAC Conference Meet, Eastern Intercollegiate Gymnastics League Meet, Southern Intercollegiate Gymnastics League, The Eastern and Western Regional Gymnastics Championships, and the Midwest Conference Championships. The following schools will be represented in this meet: All Around: 1. Joe Sweeney, SJ, 38.85; 2. Jim Turpin, SJ, 73.80; 3. Mike Cooper, SJ, 64.65; 4. Lou Moreno, LA, 45.35 ; 5. Brian Anderson, LB, 44.75; 6. Jim Wayman, UC, 36.05. Team Competition: 1. San Jose State, 144.30; 2. Cal State LA, 132.70; 3. Cal State LB, 124.71 ; 4. UCSB, 122.40; 5. San Diego State, 93.25. Floor Exercise: 1. Lou Moreno, LA, 17.075; 2. Cliff Miyoshi, SD, 16.60; 3. Jim Turpin, SJ, 16.20; 4. Joe Sweeney, SJ, 14.75; 5. Nick Syracopoulos, LB, 14.45; 6. Jeff Rosen, UC, 14.175. Side Horse: 1. Brian Kolb, UC, 16.475; 2. Tim Carlton, UC, 16.225; 3. Richard - -, LB, 15.85; 4. Dan Wong, LA, 15.80; 5. Chris Klingerman, LA, 15.725; 6. Glen Haggen, SD, 15.35. Rings: 1. Ed Sparacino, SJ, 15.00; 2. Joe Sweeney, SJ, 13.225; 3. Jim Turpin, SJ, 13.175; 4. Tom Parker, LB, 13.175; 5. Brad Gurule, LA, 13.10; 6. Mike Cooper, SJ, 8.25. Long Horse: 1. Jim Turpin, SJ, 17.725; 2. Lou Moreno, LA, 16.775; 3. Joe Sweeney, SJ, 16.60; 4. Dave Izzo, UC, 16.225; 5. Mike Cooper, SJ, 15.90; 6. Jay Smith, LA, 15.825. Parallel Bars: 1. Joe Sweeney, SJ, 14.95; 2. Jim Turpin, SJ, 12.775; 3. Brian Anderson, LB, 12.225; 4. Fred Gurule, LA, 11.425; 5. Mike Cooper, SJ, 10.775; 6. Lou Moreno, LA, 9.75. High Bar: 1. Joe Sweeney, SJ, 16.725; 2. Bill Barnwell, SJ, 15.65; 3. Frank Rose, LB 15.325' 4. Jim Borg, UC, 13.775; 5. Fred Gurule, LA, 13.525: 24

Pasadena : AA Finalists, photo by Nakamoto NATIONAL OPEN GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE PHILIPPINES by Fred Dennis, National Advisory Gymnastic Coach Small in number but big in hopes the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines (GAP) hosted its National Open Gymnastics Championships on April 29th and May 1st at the Rizal Memorial Coleseum in Manila. The competition was also the first of three elimination trials to select a men's and women's team to go to Tokyo in August for the first Asian Youth Championships. Although there were only two equipped gyms in the country a total of 12 women and 15 men entered as all around. This marks the first time most of the Olympic events were included for the team championship to act as an incentive for the gymnasts to train in all of the events. The Araneta University men's team coached by Mrs. Alkabo was the unopposed team champion while the University of the East women's team coached by Mrs. Navaro won over the University of the Philippines. Rolondo Albrera, the lone male entry of the University of the East narrowly upset the two Olympians Norman Henson and Earnesto Beren with a total all-around score of 45.64 in very strict judging. In floor exercise he delighted the fans with a well executed handspring front saito, forward roll, straddle jump front saito, and drew handsome applause for his diamidov on parallel bars. Fifteen year old Milagros Montes of the University of the Philippines was the crowd favorite displaying very aggressive areal and tumbling sequences in floor exercise, as well as a nice forward areal (layout) from the beam. However, she lost ground on the uneven parallel bars and came out second in the all-around to Evangelin Pamo ceno of the University of the East, who scored 25.25. Adelia Decena also of UE was a close third. An insight into this country's physical potential in gymnastics was aptly provided by nine year old Ablino Enrico who impressed everyone at the conclusion of competition with the following floor exercise routine: Round off, flic flac, back saito, flic fiac, back saito "stick," back walkover, to splitz, attempted press to handstand, handspring front saito, forward roll, head spring, cartwheel, round-off flic flac, flic flac, flic flac, flic flac, back saito! Great improvement is expected in the upcoming trials especially in the side horse and uneven parallel bars which are almost new to the Philippino gymnasts.

Rolando Albrera, 1st AA Philippine Open WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP 1971 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Meet Director: Bob Peavy, University of Utah Final Team Placements: 1. University of New Mexico-314.35; 2. Brigham Young University-293.10; 3. University of Utah-288.10; 4. Arizona State University-287.50; 5. Colorado State University264.20; 6. University of Arizona-251.30_ All Around: 1. Dave Repp (UNM) 102.00; -2_ John Hughes (BYU) 99.55; 3. Jim Ivicek (UNM) 98.20; 4. Brian Scott (ASU) 91.10; 5. Roger Haldeman (UU) 88.50; 6. Bob Montgomery (UU) 87.20. Floor Exercise: 1. Stormy Eaton (NM) 9.50x2; 2. Dana B. Shelley (NM) 9.40x2; 3. Brian Scott (ASU) 9.50x2; 4. Pat Hattic (AU) 8.80x2; 5. Myron Tucker (ASU) 8.70x2; 6. Roger Haldeman (UU) 8.50x2. Side Horse: 1. Freddy Cardenas (NM) 9.20x2; 2. Darryl Miller (BYU) 8.60x2; 3. Dennis Jones (UU) 8.45x2; 4. Mark Hopkins (NM) 8.95x2; 5. Joe Kinkel (NM) 8.70x2 ; 6. Bob Howard (ASU) 6.15x2. Still Rings: 1. John Hughes (BYU) 9.20x2; 2. Dave Repp (NM) 9.10x2; 3. Joe Kinkel (NM) 8.90x2; 4. Dan Smith (ASU) 8.55x2; 5. Bob Chavez (NM) 8.70x2 ; 6. Bill Parise (NM) 8.00x2. Long Horse: 1. Dave Ryan (ASU) 9.15-9.45; 2. Mark Hopkins (NM) 8.85-8.95; 3. Jim Ivicek (NM) 8.80-9.10; 4. Hemo Walter (UA) 8.65-8.95 ; 5. Dave Repp (NM) 8.85-8.45; 6. Ken Wright (UU) 8.758.45. Parallel Bars: 1. Lee Wayman (CSU) 9.10x2; 2. Jim Ivicek (NM) 8.95x2; 3. Steve Zamora (CSU) 9.10x2 ; 4. John Hughes (BYU) 8.90x2; 5. Dave Repp (NM) 8.75x2; 6. Bob Lander (BYU) 8.3x2. Horizontal Bar: 1. Jon Aitken (NM) 9.50x2; 2. Jim Ivicek (NM) 9.35x2; 3. Dick Dalton (ASU) 9.00x2; 4. John Hughes (BYU) 8.65x2; 5. Dave Repp (NM) 8.60x2; 6. Sergio Luna (UU) 8.45x2.

THE 1971 NATIONAL YMCA GYMNASTICS CHAM PIONSHIPS, New Canaan, Connecticut. Mr. Patrick King was the officiating meet director. After a declining trend in number of entrants for the past three years, the men's events took a positive up-swing in this Championships. The caliber of work performed as judged by the sco r~s , however, has fallen off a bit. In reviewing highlights of the competition, Mr. John Pesha, five times National YMCA All -Around Champion, notes " ... we were treated to a level of difficulty and daring such as the 'Y' Nationals has never before offered." Stephen Posner, after leading all contestants in the semi-final Floor Exercise was forced to withdraw from the Finals due to a sprained ankle. Jack Leonard, the winner, would have been tough to beat after his double somersault start and a double full twisting back somi finish. On the high bar several contestants displayed front and back "Stalder shoots" and all finalists finished with high twisting fly -aways. Kevin Wash ington, of Chicago brought spectators to their feet with a well executed under-ca st to front somi dismount. Dan Connolly, of California, won the high bar event with a cleanly and surely performed exercise, ending in a beautifully executed full twisting back fly-away. Dan Connelly also managed his full twisters on the rings, floor exercise, and what a combination of the day on parallels-a high stutz to handstand followed by a full twisting back somersault dismount. TEAM: Maryland-Dundalk, Baltimore, MD; 2. New Orlean s, LA; 3. Manchester, NH ; 4. Northeast "Y" Birmingham, AL; 5. Mid Valley "Y" Van Nuys, CA; 6. Central Queens, NYC. ALL AROUND : 1. Gary Anderson, Baltimore, MD, 104.65 ; 2. Rick Russell , New Orleans, LA, 101.95; 3. Stephen Posner, Eastern Queens, NYC, 98.30; 4. Dan Connolly, Van Nuys, CA, 94.85; 5. Bruce Trott, Columbus, OH , 94.60; 6. Kevin Washington , Glen Ellyn, IL, 93.65. Floor Exercise: 1. Jack Leonard, Washington, DC, 17.975; 2. Gary Anderson , Baltimore, MD, 17.075; 3. Jay Whelan, Manchester, NJ, 16.900; 4. Rick Russell, New Orleans, LA, 16.800; 5. Eric Nesbitt, Baltimore, MD, 16.750; 6. David Jacobs, Central Queens, NYC, 16.675. Side Horse: 1. Gary Anderson , Baltimore, MD, 16.775; 2. Rick Ru sse ll , New Orleans, LA, 15.150; 3. Bruce Trott, Columbus, OH, 14.575; 4. John Salvo, Toms River, NJ, 14.150; 5. Gene Whalen , Manchester, NH , 13.450; 6. Dan Connolly, Van Nuys, CA, 13.400. Long Horse: 1. Jack Leonard, Washington , DC, 17.675; 2. Gary Anderson , Baltimore, MD, 17.600; 3. Rick Russell , New Orleans, LA, 17.475; 4. Eric Nesbitt, Baltimore, MD, 17.400; 4. Jay Whelan , Manchester, NH, 17.350; 6. Don Pfefferle, New Orleans, LA, 16.650. Horizontal Bar: 1. Dan Connolly, Van Nuys, CA, 17.525; 2. Bruce Trott, Columbus, OH, 16.500; 3. Kevin Washington , Glen Ellyn, IL, 16.250; 4. Gary Anderson, Baltimore, MD, 16.225; 5. Rick Russe ll , New Orleans, LA, 15.025; 6. David Jacobs, Central Queens, NYC, 14.550. Parallel Bars: 1. Gary Anderson , 17.475; 2. Dan Connolly, 16.775; 3. Kevin Was hington, 16.375; 4. Rick Russell , 15.975; 5. Bruce Trott, 15.100; 6. Jack Willard, 14.100. Rings: 1. Kevin Washington , 16.675 ; 2. Gary An derson, 15.975 ; 3. Martin Bell, 15.350; 4. Rick Russell , 15.250; 5. Steve Yancovich, 13.050; 6. Jim Preston, 12.775. Trampoline: 1. Michael Kasavana , 16.550; 2. David Eby, 14.400; 3. Stuart Goldstein , 13.350; 4. Michael Gossett, 12.725; 5. Terry Torok, 12.550; 6. Brad Burns, 11.750.

SOME ADDITIONAL N.C.A.A. COMMENTS By Mike Jacki , Judge : 97 1 NCAA Championships I am w riting thi s to put some add iti ona l li ght on some points that seemed either obscure or possibly misunderstood. M y first point concerns differences in scores from preliminary to final sessions. One sect ion stated the judges were not as "generous" to Penn State's side horse team. Possibly true but more likeiy due to the rul es concern in g the fin als Very few of the side horse men had fu ll difficulty requirements in th e team final s (2 Cs, 4 Bs). This was also true in ot her events in the individual final s where certain indi viduals we re missing parts. I must say, though, when NCAA champ Russ Hoffm an scored the hi ghest sco re on side horse,8.95 in the team finals, it pose s pOints for cons iderati on. Next were the comments on the comp ul so ry vau ltin g, and it's slow progress. It is very difficu lt to di stinguish a good stoop from a poor hect - the difference - 1.0.0 - compa red to a usual 7.0+ va ult. In the case of th e gym nasts' poor vau lts, th e judges had to be very carelu l, therefo re, discussions were vital. Thirdly - Comments from Jerry Wright - Dana Shell y's sco res too low? Shell y placed fourth with a 9.15. The judges prev iou s to competition decided that the Arabian di ve (back dive Y2 twist) , unless to momentary handstand (at least show the position instantaneou sly), was an A move. Even if you give the New Mexico gym nast a CoB combi nation on the mount (arabian 1%), he st ill is mi ss in g one B part, deduct .4 from the starting 9.7=B.3. Thi s young man did quite an exercise agree? Next. Iowa State's long horse scores too hi gh? The coun ting scores from Simmons, 9.35 ; Buck, 9.3 , and Butzman , 9.3. Simmons was NCAA All-American and Big 8 va ulting champ. Buck seco nd in NCAA's last year and Butzman Big 8 va ulting cha mpion. Iowa State demonstrated the greatest team depth in the va ultirig event. I be lieve even the fourth man did a full twi sting yamash ita. Ju st beca use the scores we re "good " doesn ' t mean they we re high. At least the fi ve men on the floor doing the judging agreed. One last comment. It was interesting to see exce ll ent routines gettin g scored low, due to deductions on 'difficulty and comb ination. Many men we re deducted under combinat ion for " moves of no va lue" on high bar. 1. Catchin g a vault or hecht va ult-sw ing forward Y2 turn to fl y in g Kip - combinat ion deduction. 2. P. Bars - uprise double cut to layaway front uprise - comb ination deduction . A lso on Ken Lehr on sic;le horses - the seq uence in question did not in vo lve c irc le-trom let-circ le. There is no suc h thing 路in the compu lso ry (the tromlet precedes an imm ed iate Khere - in w ith out intermediate c irc le). The judges who " put it to Ken" did so on the dismount c irc le-l oop- loop Y2 w hich probabl y 90 % of all the horsemen did. So, that's a sto ry in itself. I wo uld say that th e grea t job being done by th e Technical Comm ittee of the National Gymnastics Jud ges Assoc iation , the gymnasts w ill learn not o nl y to li ve with the judges but he wi ll become a judge himself, for in Modern Gymnastics, the gymnast mu st know th e rules! Coaches take heed also - not only must you be good - but smart! I fore see on ly great things for U.S. gymnastics. With the NCAA Championships bein g a good indication of what's to come.




Resume of Minutes of Boards of Directors Meeting, Nov. 14, 15, 1970, in Kansas City 1. Members present we re Ron Barak, Grady Matthews, Ted Myzyczko, Bill Roeth zheim and j erry W ri ght. 2. The board ru led that, co ncerning repetition as outlin ed in Article 68 of th e FI G Code of Points, any tim e a move is performed for a third time in an exerc ise, th ere shall be a penalty of .1-.2 (as noted in the book). However, there would be no value ass igned to the stunt w hen performed fo r the third time (a lthough no deducti on w ould be made for a part of no value). Th is interpretation does not apply to th e side horse event nor to a roundoff, flip- flop performed in fl oo r exerc ise. It was dec ided that no penalty would be assessed fo r a part performed a second tim e in a routin e, regardless of the seq uence or comb in ation in w hich th e move appears. 3. The NGjA techni ca l committee was in creased to include jerry Wri ght and j on Culbertson. Membersh ip in th at committee now includes Frank Cumiskey (Ea st), technica l director; jon Cu lbertson (South ), Ted Muzyczko (M id east), Lou Barretta (M idwest), jerry Todd (West) and jerry Wri ght (West). 4. It was un animou sly approved th at w henever a ful l 16-hour national judges course is given a techni ca l co mmittee member (o r an appointee of th e technica l co mmittee) from outs ide the area, in w hich the course is to be given must be present. Other staff members must be Na tion al cardholders and approved by the techni ca l com mittee member from that region. In a refres her cou rse, th e techn ica l comm ittee member in charge (o r an appointee of the techni ca l committee) may be from w ithin or w ithout th e area in w hich the course is to be given . 5. The board reso lved that it wo uld be stron gly recommend ed, but not required, th at judges fo r national champion shi p meets wea r navy blue blazers w ith grey trou sers. It was further required th at the NGj A develop a nation al pa tch w hich allows for an insert for loca l member associat ion di stin cti ons. 6. The NGj A w ill prepa re the point valu es fo r th e 1972 O lympi c co mpul sory exe rcises along w ith stick f igures. Th e fin al fo rm would be adopted by the NCAA rul es comm ittee as th e officia l compulsory exercises for the 197 1 NCAA meet in M ich igan. 7. Na ti onal ca rd s w ill expire in january . If a course is taken in November, for examp le, of 1970, your cert ifica ti on is good until Janua ry of 1972. Thu s far, during th e fall of 19 70, 336 pe rso ns have parti cipa ted in th e fu ll 16-hour Nationa l cou rse, and 139 have received Na ti ona l cards. In addition to thi s approximately 50 perso ns w ill probably receive FI G ca rd s from the two internat ional co urses given in Los A nge les and Chicago thi s past summer.

Resume of Minutes of Board of Directors Meeting, April 1, 1971 1. Members present were Ron Ba rak, Frank Cumi skey, G rady Matthews, Ted Muzyczko, Bill Roetzheim and jerry W right. 2. Th e first matter cons idered was the proposal of a new const itution primaril y drafted by Ted Muzyczko. After approx im atel y four hours' discussion th e new co nstitution was adopted, w ith th e fo ll owing prov isions: A. Services such as nation al ca rd s, ce rtifi cation programs and newsletter (w hich wi ll be fo rth coming) are to be prov ided free. B. No more than three office rs or directors may serve at the sa me time from the same region.


June, 1971

C. Additional constituti onal changes mu st be

seconded and un animou s'l y ca rried , it was dec ided that one yea r pe ri ods wou ld be the bas ic guidelines here in th e United States. A nythin g done, for example, at th e 197 1 NCAA Championshi ps wo uld be origin al du rin g the fo llow in g season up to but not includ in g the 1972 NCAA Champion ships. It was also stressed th at this area mu st remain th e subject of indi v idu al interpretation. What mi ght be origin al to one jud ge may we ll not be or iginal to another j udge, and each judge must consider th e number of times w hi ch he has pe rsonall y observed the particular stunt. It was also felt that one gymn ast usin g a particular stunt or seq uence of stunts fo r as mu ch as two yea rs could still get credit for originality w here no oth er gymna sts are observed using the sa me stunt or seq uence of stunts. Th ere bein g no furthe r bus iness to come before th e meetin g, upon motion dul y made, second ed and unan imous ly ca rried , the meetin g wa s adjourned. jerry Wri ght Secretary

submitted pri or to Oct. 15, 1971 , after w hich date additional proposed changes w ill be submitted to a constitution al comm ittee. 3. jerry W ri ght was authori zed to set up a ma il in g se rv ice w hich would inc lude every jud ge in the co untry that belongs to a judges assoc iation . 4. Current office rs and directors we re retained throu gh Oct. 15, 1971 , at w hich time thei r successo rs w ill be elected. At this time Ron Barak indica ted th at he originall y accepted hi s pos ition on th e boa rd w ith th e understandin g that such positi on wo uld terminate as of the above date of Apr il 1, 197 1. He added that he has continuall y increasin g bus iness res pon sibilities w hich' make it more and more difficult for him to mean ingfull y parti cipa te in the NGjA, and he requ ested that he be allowed to withd raw at thi s time and to have jerry Todd represent the SCGj A throu gh Oct. 15, 197 1, w hen new officers and directors w ill be elected. He also stated that inasmuch as j erry Todd is presently on the techni ca l committee, it wo uld further be the desire of the SCGjA that john Dra ghi replace jerry Todd in th at capacity for the same period of tim e. Upon motion dul y made, seconded and un animou sly ca rried , it was reso lved that the present officers and directors co ntinue w ith th e exception as noted concern in g Barak, Todd and Draghi . 5. Ron Barak then repo rted on the December 1970 USGF coun cil meeting w hi ch he attended as representati ve of th e NGjA. Included in hi s report was th e fact that th e NG jA' s appli ca ti on for membership in the USGF has bee n approved at th e one-vote leve l.

FIRST OLYMPIC TRIALS AND U.SA CHAMPIONSHIPS, DENVER, COLO. - Open to all-around gymnasts only ... Camp. and Opt. Competition. Top 25 qualify for second t rial s. Nov. 18-19-20.

Minutes of Meeting of Technical Committee National Gymnastics Judges Association April 2, 1971

U.SA vs. JAPAN (2 national meets) - East and West - Gymna st s to be named by National Coaching Staff.


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A meeting of the Technica l Comm ittee of th e NGj A was held at Webers Inn, Ann A rbor, M ich. , on the second day of April 197 1 at 9:3 0 a, m. Presen t were Lou Barretta, jon Culbertson, Frank Cum iskey, john Draghi , Ted Muzyczko and jerry W ri ght. The first matter cons id ered was w heth er a part in a compul sory exercise may give ri se to deducti ons totalin g more than that part is wo rth. After considerable di sc uss ion, upon motion dul y made, seconded and un animously ca rri ed, it was reso lved that such deduction s may, in fact, exceed the wo rth of the part. If, for exa mple, th e part is wo rth 1.0, deducti ons of 0.3 for form breaks, 0.3 for tec hnica l errors, 0.5 for sitting or hitting the apparatu s, 0.5 for an intermediate sw ing and 0.3 fo r using strength on a sw ing part would be entirely pe rmi ssible notwith standing th at th e agg regate dedu ction wo uld be 1.9 as co mpared to th e wo rth of 1.0. With respect both to form breaks and technica l fa ults, it was decided that up to 0.9 cou ld be deducted in each in stance. Th e members of the Techni ca l Committee fe lt that 0.1-0.3 cou ld be deducted each poor posi ti on of feet, poor position of legs and open legs w here not intended. Al l judges are encouraged to use com mon sense in apply in g thi s rul e as all members of the co mmittee did fee l th at rarely are deducti ons in ex cess of 0.4-0.5 appropri ate. Concern in g th e rules to be applied in determinin g ori ginality, the committee agreed th at co mpetition in th e Un ited States is qui te different from compet iti on in Europe in th at U.S. meets are held every wee k w hile European meets are customaril y held on ly every few months. Th e resu lt is th at or igin ality mu st be more liberall y constru ed here in th e United States. After considerable d isc uss ion, upon motion du ly made,


February 1972

March 1972 NAIA CHAMPIONSHIPS - Camp. and Opt. Top fou r qualify for second trial s. N.CAA. COLLE GE CHAMPIONSHIPS - Camp. and Opt. Top five qualify for second trials.

April 1972 N.CAA. CHAMPIONSHIPS Camp. and Opt. Competition. Top six qualify for second tria ls. NAA.U . CHAMPIONSHIPS Camp. and Opt. Competition. Top five qualify for second trials .

May 1972 SEMIFINAL OLYMPIC TRYOUTS - Top 25 from first trials and/ or additional gymnasts who qualified in other national meets but did not qualify in first trials.

June or July 1972 FINAL OLYMPIC TRYOU TS - Top 12 who qualified from semifinals, plus three slot gymnasts. Best gymnast s on basis of combined Camp. & Opt. scores from semifinals and final Olympic Tryouts w ill qualify for the Olympic Team. The seventh person will be the alternate.

August Training Ca mp prior to departure in planning stage, to be announced later.

Olympic Competition August 27-Sept. 1 Post Games Competit ion ea rly September Post Olympic Gomes Competition in German y Notional men 's and women's t eams of West Germany

LETTERS WIG Dear Glenn, Here is a p icture of m y teammate, Rudi Ekstein . It was taken after a meet pure'ly for fun. During co mpetition he wears a

wig and as a freshman , placed second on side horse in our conference this season . Good luck on stepping up you r mailing schedule. D ean Furu kawa SFVSC HAIR D ear Mr. Petrino: Thi s is in rega rd to your artic le, " HA IR" of February, 1971 . In all th e p ictu res that y ou showed not o ne person (in my op inion) had " lon g" hair. In fact, I fee l everyone looked very good with th eir hair, and I wo uld b e proud to have them on a team, if I were a coach . Yo u tell of a co urt in Ohio th at says, " On e purpose of ath letic team s is to develop discip lin e and se lf-control. If they cannot abide by ce rtain rules set up fo r the tea m, they cannot and will not be of va lu e to that team! " I disagree. Th at wou ld be t he sa m e as having a coach who really liked lo ng ha ir and made everyo ne grow th ei r hair long or not be on the tea m. Now think about it. It's the sa m e thing isn't it? How's that goi ng to deve lo p discipline and self-control? You also say, " Long hair flopping around while doing handstands or giant swings is not estheticall y appealing, and I would venture to say, that the judges' scores are affected by this. " I d on ' t know if I wo uld say lo ng hair f loppi ng is not "es thetically" appealing, but I don ' t thin k it really hurts a score. You surely can't knock Afros. Th ey don ' t flop , they just kind of sh ift around . Anot her point is if a judge can sco re down for long hair, th en a judge w ho likes long hair can surely dock points for short hai r. I don ' t have long hair beca use it does not loo k good on me, but if another guy wa nts to wear long hair then that' s hi s business. Mr. Petrino, the sport o f gymnastics has a lot of problems, but I feel " hair" is not o ne of grea t importance and I do not like seeing an articl e in a national magaz in e o n such a mino r thing. Keith Trippet age 15 #

ONE ARM GIANT Dea r On e Arm Gi ant Enthu siasts: I have been too long in co rres pondin g w ith you to exp lain why I did co mpl ete my routine las Fall at the 1971 M id-Wes t Gymnastics Open w ith a one arm g iant. As yo u ca n guess I did no t d o th e stunt to en han ce my routine, beca use for sure, it did not. It was distract ing and ugly. Th e on ly way in whic h I co uld make it aro und wit hout slipp ing was to pick th e stickies t part of the bar, break my co ntinuity, bend my knees , and pray, w ith emphasis on th e latter. It happened to be one of tho se excep tionally uniqu e situations in whic h th e crowd , gymnasts, coa ch es and judges were all read y for some thing d iffe rent. I wo uld neve r have done it if m y good co mpanion Mark Davi s had not set th e stage w ith hi s fantastic tripl e fl yaway. Th e Lord sa id to m e, " Guts up boy, yo u can't back down now." I obeyed , and it came off successfu l. I guess w hat I am tryi ng t o say i s, I do n' t beli eve that the tri ck m erits much future unl ess, of co urse, I am being very short sighted . 50% of my attempts have bee n un successfu l. It will m ost likely rema in in th e "s tunt" category until we can find th e gymnast who does it without break ing form . W ith utmost sin ce rety for th e hope of your success, Ri chard Hamm ers M ahalia Jackson Foundation 605 10th Avenue South Mi nn f'apo li s, Minnesota

ABC-TV Dear Sirs : It is m y professiona l op ini on now upon see ing th e coverage given th e 1968 Olympics and recent NCAA and intern ational events that ABC's " Wid e World of Sports" is a comp lete ly biased , moneybased broadca sting fiasco. The "f inal straw" came recent ly after viewi ng t he T.V. coverage of the U.S.A. vs . U .S.S.R. gym nastics m eet at Pe nn State. Here is a spo rt whe re great emphasi s is pl aced in th e international arena, and

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w here th e Un ited States is sore ly lacking in ta lent as shown by recent intern ational co mpetition . Howeve r, it is a sport where the Un ited States is beginning to respond and with interest ge nera ted thru good T.V. coverage, new id ea ls and goa ls co uld be rea li ze d . However, th e U.S.A. vs. U.S.S. R. Meet (or more appropriate ly term ed the Penn State-U .S.S.R. M eet, since all co mpetitors involved were o nce associated w ith pow erful Pen n State teams) was sa ndwi ched between the co mi ca l antics of idiots o n skii s and the " D aton a 500" stock car race (on ly anot her of th e num ero us borin g auto races whic h popul ate th e network program alm ost each week. Sti ll only four events o ut of a total of fou rtee n we re even shortly reviewed and eve n then m ost of the viewers attention was turned to the tremendou s intell ectu al atmosphere created by th e " Mal o ney internatio nal pretty-b oy syndrom e" and th e Jim McKay run-off- at-t he-m o uth disease. " Rather than enum erate th e co untl ess exa mples dur ing th e Ol y m p ic ga mes of 1968, I think the point is c lea rl y exp ressed . This is a changin g world where empha sis is being return ed (o r tryin g to be return e d) so mewhat to the individua l and away f ro m th e establishment. There are m any sports in th e United States th at offer a person a chance to express one's own individuality w hether it be in an o rganized profess ional catego ry or in a less li me lighted area. In any event, ABC's " W id e World of Sports" does n' t eve n com e close to offering t heir helpl ess T.V. audience even a brief look at th e rea l wide wor ld of sports -just the w ide wor ld of mon ey. I am anxio usl y looki ng forward to the nex t de m o lition derby on th e live broadcast of the " Trento n 250." Ha! Ha! Sincere ly, Dr. Dougla s E. Co llin s Penn State Gymn as t 1962-66

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