Wolverine Gym Team Overwhelms Navy Pier
By GARY GUSSIN
Four different gymnasts took first Places last night to pace Michigan to a 69.5-42.5 victory over Navy Pier Before an overflow crowd in the Intramural gym. The gymnastics team will host Wisconsin this afternoon at 2:30. In the meet last night, Barry Feinberg, Dick Kimball, and Nino Marion captured firsts outright and Marion and Wolfgang Dozauer tied for another as the Wolverines’ overall team strength accounted for victory. Although Navy Pier placed first in three events, the Illinois school outscored Michigan in only one, the side horse in which it took a third and a fourth in addition to one of its firsts.
The outstanding performance of the evening was a brilliant effort in tumbling by navy Pier’s freshman, AlBarasch. The performance earned 95 out of a possible 100 points and the praise of the Michigan Coach, Newt Loken. Loken called Barasch “one of the finest freshman tumblers I’ve seen in years.” The Michigan squad swept both the Free exercise and the high bar which Marion and Feinberg won, respectively.
Marion was followed by Jim Heyslett and Dozauer in the free exercise while Dozauer and Marion finished second and third behind Feinberg on the high bar.
On the trampoline, in which the Wolverines have excelled all season, Kimball was awarded 93 points to edge out Teammate Frank Newman who earned 92.5. Barasch broke into the Michigan monopoly in this event with 89.5 points for third place. The winner’s fourth first came far ahead of all other competitors in the event.
Paul Magierek of Navy Pier outscored all competitors on the still rings with 93 points. This event Featured one of the best overall performances this year, with all five point winners earning 88 points or better.
Dozauer and Marion again tied,this time for second, with 89.5 points. Hayslett scored 88.5 to finish fourth and Ernie Porps took fifth with 88.
Marion was top total points scorer For the meet with 430 points while William Simms of Navy Pier accounted for 404 to place second in this respect. An added feature for the evening was the rope climb, which started out to be just an exhibition by Michigan’s Dana Larson, but ended up as a competition between three
Wolverines and two men from Navy Pier. Larson won the event with a time of 4.7 seconds. Marion finished second in 5.7 seconds; Porps was third with 6.4; Al Stall of Michigan took fourth in 6.4 and Charles Lahtinen of Navy Pier finished fifth in 8.07
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