Michigan Gym Team Swamps Wisconsin
Marion Sparks ‘M’ with Three Firsts; Dozauer Suffers Injury on Still Rings
By GARY GUSSIN
Paced by Nino Marion who took three first places and tied for a fourth, Michigan’s gymnastics team swamped Wisconsin, 85-27, before300 fans in the I-M Building yesterday afternoon. The Wolverines placed first in every event while sweeping four events and winning the other three by 11-5 margins. The Michigan total score was only six points less than the maximum any team can earn. Because of an injury to Wolfgang Dozauer in the still ring event, the team was forced to rely heavily on Marion, who competed in five events, and on Jim Hayslett and Al Stall who competed in six events each.
Dozauer Injured Dozauer, who pulled a muscle in his left shoulder, attempted to work out after- wards but was unable to support himself. The injury to the sophomore performer brings the list of injured gymnasts to three, since Ed Gagnier and Ed Cole were injured earlier in the season. Marion came through with his best performance of the year., winning the free exercise, high bar, and parallel bars, and tying Hayslett on the side horse. Hayslett took a first in tumbling, while Stall contributed a victory on the still rings. Dick Kimball turned in an outstanding effort to win the trampoline with 96 points to account for the Wolverines’ seventh first.
Wisconsin Breaks In Wisconsin broke into the top three in only three events, the high bar, parallel bars, and tumbling. Dale Karis, Badger Co Captain placed second on both the high bar and parallel bars, and Bob Bowen took third for the Badgers in tumbling. Marion’s feat was singled out for praise by Coach Newt. Loken who called the performance “ what we’ve been waiting for from the sophmore all year.”
Hayslett scored the greatest individual point total with 518 points. He was followed by Stall who had 504 and Marion amazed 447 points, competing in one less event.
Rope Climber Dana Larson again attempted to improve on his time in the rope climb and two Badgers and one Wolverine competed with him. Larson turned in the best time of 4.7 seconds which was the same that he clocked after the Friday night’s meet. Marion finished second in 5.5 seconds, and negotiated the 20-foot rope in 6.0 seconds. Otto Henke of Wisconsin turned in an incredible announced time of 2.9 seconds, but was disputed by Wolverines. Badgers and spectators agreed that it was closer to 9.2 seconds.
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