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NEW MASTH EAD : With the aid of the artistic talents CONTENTS
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ance of The MODERN GYMNAST in the past several Volume X January, 1968 Number 1
months to give you a better looking magazine. In
such an improvement program it was inevitable that NOTES FROM THE EDITOR. . . . .. Glenn Sundby 4
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The honored guests of the evening were
three of the outstanding gymnasts of 1967,
namely Ellen Babusk, four times state all-
around champion consecutively, 1967 Na-
tional Sokol Champion, and 1967 Interna
tional Sokol Champion; Richard DiNicola,
7th all around in the EIGL Championships
and the highestscoring New Jersey boy;
and Paul Vexler, second place in the long
horse event in the NCAA Championships.
Each of these gymnasts received a plaque
and a scholarship award.
Michele Holdreith, 10 yrs. old, placed
first in the allaround and floor exercise
and third on the balance beam in the
Autumn Gymnastics Competition held in
Tokyo. The contest was between competitors
from the Ikegame, Komagome, and Akibo
sports clubs. The owners of the Ikegame
Sports Club and Michele's instructors,
Takashi Ono and his wife, Kiyoko, are
worldfamous gymnasts, winning gold medals
in the 1960 Rome Olympics. Michele's father
is a civilian stationed at the NAS, Atsugi,
Japan. Her mo ther is a dance and Special
" Fisheye" photo of ,MSU gymnasts working out under the directi on of Coach Newt Loken,
Services instructor for the NAS.

The Malmo Girls from Sweden pictured at

right, put on an exhibition for the teachers
and students attend i ng the Ca l ifornia State
Physical Fitness Clin ic held at CSF Fu llerton.
Also pictured is the Continuous Rhychmical
Endurance Exercises, led by Dr. Thomas K.
Cureton with Casy Conrad at the Mike. Some
of the others on hand but not pictured, were
the Scats from Long Beach, Rich Harris, Geo.
THE WILFRID T. ROBARTS Hery and many more in Gymnastics.
Participants in th e National Gymnastic
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list clinics and other important gymnastic
Featuring trampoline, gymnastics, tum THE GYMNAST
bling, and diving, and making extensive use We recently received the latest co py of
of analyses of competitive exercises, Tram the journal of the British Amateur Gym-
poline News is the first magazine to special- nasti c Association, edited by our good
ize in the trampoline. It is published four fri end, Jim Prestid ge, This issue (Vol. 5,
tim es a year by Gymnastic and Trampoline No.4) includes reports of competitions in
Services Ltd., 54A Bellclose Road, West the British Isles; The European Cup
Drayton, Middlesex, England. Championships, including a vedy fin e write-
CORRECTION NOTED up of the Women's Championships in Am-
Representatives of the Federation Inter sterdam; an account of the Soviet Union's
nationale de Gymnastique have informed tumbling and trampoline team visit; and
us that the Olympische Turnkunst maga additional European mee t results. Keep up
zine is not a publication of the FIG. the good work, Jim!
the N. e.A.A. High Bar titl e and placin g PR EOLYM PI C GYM NASTIC ME ET
fifth in the all around in 196 1. 1962 he was REPORT
CANADIAN again an All American N. C.A.A. Gymn ast
winnin g the Long Horse Vaultin g title.
by Sid Jensen
Un iversity of Mi chigan

Bruno was teaching Physica l Ed ucation at I arrived in Mex ico Thursday ; the compe
Washington University in 5 1. Louis, Mis tition was to begin on Monday. It was
souri as part time instructor for two years. necessary to adapt to th e altitude within th l"
He received his bachelor and masters de four days. On Thursd ay evenin g I tra in ed
REPORT gree from Southern Illinois University in
Carbondale, lllin ois. Culminating his com
in the arena where the competition was to
take pl ace. The building was cool and damp
petitive years in gymnastics, Br un o went to with the evenings especially coo\ and along
Africa as a member of the State Depart with this, it rained incessantly durin g my
by John Noon ey ment sponsored by the A.A.U. gymn astic entire stay there. For those of you who
18 Lavington Dr. team which gave clinics, exhibitions durin g have back problems, as I have, you can
Weston, Ontario the summer of 1966. Through Europe he partially overcome this by training in warm
traveled last year and visited the Sports clothes as was done by most of the gym-
Here and There University in Leipzig, East Germany to nasts. In my first workout, I was astonished
National News (e.G.A.) study their gy mnastic program . Brun o Klau s upon feeling the effect of dizziness on m.ov-
A fund raising project will soon be has long been considered one of the out in g just four mats. A few moves on high
started by the national treasurer, Mr. Cal standing gymnasts in North Ameri ca, his bar and I didn't want to risk a dismount.
Girard. background plus his 'd edication to perfec- To do the first half of my opt ional free
The Eastern Canadian Championships tion will help him to be one of the out exercise routine was as fati guing as com-
were awarded to Port Colborne, Ont. Fur standing additions to the School of Physical pleting the entire routin e under normal
ther information can be obtained from Mr. Education and Recreation at the U.B.e. co nditions back hom e.
Jim McPherson, Phy. Ed. Dept., P ort Col Born in New York City Bruno Klaus reo F or the followin g two days my training
born e High School, Port Colborne, Ontario. ceived his first instruction in gymnastics includ ed only compulsories and lasted two
The e.G.A. will soon formulate a card from the outstandin g co ach Henry Schroe- hours including a half hour running time.
holding system for all individuls in the der, New York City, New York, Turn By the third day I had adapted to the alti-
Sport. Verein. tude.
Assistan ce has been offered by the na Friday morning I discovered the Japanese
tional association to the orgnizers of the team warmedup with a central heatin g sys-
New Brunswick Winter Games. tem linin g in their sweat suits plus woolen
Manit oba has given noti ce they intend to wrist bands and gloves. They also used
apply for the World Games Trials 1970. oxygen bottles in training for recovery.
National W om.en Judges (Mari a Medveczky Du rin g the com petition no one complained
Women's Na ti onal Tech. Chairman Report) of dizziness. There wasn't an abnormal
The follo wing women judges hold ana number of gymnasts with landing problems
ti onal ra tin g F. Weiler (National Head with the best performers still sticking their
Jud ge ) 13.C. ; D. Carlsen, Alta.; M. Kobus landin gs. Although the altitude did not
, pn, Sa ~ k. ; M. Medveczky, B.e. ; G. Hartley, hinder free exercise performances notice-
13.C. ; S. Wenzl' l, Sask. ; V. Nye, Que. ; J. ably, everyone di d admit that it took twice
St. J ean , Quc-. ; N. Black, Que. ; A. Gorman, the tim e to recover aiter the completion of
Man .; C. Prc-vill eNicolacakis, Que. ; M. a routine. Don't put off running a little
Savage, Ont. ; L. Campbell, Ont.; O. Baer. durin g the week.
A "part icipat ion and fundam ental's clinic" Dr. Hauch, aft er conductin g tests, con
can be co ndu c t ~ d anywhere in the province cluded that most track athletes were not af
upon request. T hi s clinic is directed at the fected excepting length of recovery period
day to day gy mn asti c class situation and by the altitude. The ones not up to their
emph asizes the essences of gymnastics- best performance were affected in terms of
swin g, ki p and handstand. Mr. Kerr said mental blocks and psychological excuses,
th at a trial cl inic had been conducted in but for those in peak condition, the altitude
Weil and recently and had been enthusi appeared to be of no hinderance toward
asti cally received by teachers at both levels, fin e performances.
element ary and second ary. Inform a ti on reo My personal results in the competition:
ga rdin g the clinic can be obtained fru m Mr. Compulsory Optional
Geurge Harlow, York Memori al e. l. , Tor Event score score
ont u ( O.S.G.C.A. Secretary ). F.X. 7.95 9.05
As outgoing committ ee chairm an, Ill y S.H. 7.5 8.6 (one stop)
thanks to all who assisted O.F.S.A.A. in Rings 8.8 9.15
WOMEN'S TEAM TOUR Vaulting 8.8 9.15
conducting clinics and competitions, to Mr. CENTENERY COLLEGE
P ete Beach, Sec. of O.F.S.A .A . for the P . Bars 8.4 8.65 (one break )
Recently these very excellent performers H. Bar 8.3 9.15
gui dan ce and support he gave the commit gave a series of displays and clinics here
tee, to Mr. J ohn Nooney who encourage Conclusion : A wise man once told me that
in Ontario at the University of Western we have two arms and legs as do the
ment we could not have been without and Ontario and the Univ. of Ottawa and at
to O.S.G.C.A. for their leadership in school Japanese and Russians. They are beatable!
other cen ters.
gymnastics. Mr. James Stronach Humber They performed to packed houses and Fire up!
side Collegiate, Toronto is the new The following are observations which were
this tour gave many Canadians an oppor made in regard to the compulsory routines
O.F.S.S.A. committee chairman and he will tunity to see our own Pan Am gold medal
need the cooperative support of all IN in their sequences, techniques, etc. :
list perform, Susan McDonnell, Toronto. Floor exercise- following the cartwheel
VOLVED in the Sport if O.F.S.A.A. sue Susa n's teammates were Karen Lively, Baton
cesses are to be continued. back handsprin g with split legs % turn to
Rouge, La. (Alternate U.S. Pan Am team) ; stand, arms overhead and palms facin g in
GYM SKETCH Debbie Bailey (U.S. Pan Am team and wards-along the side-Russian dive to
member of World Games team 1966); Diane hand stand (not held) with 135 degree turn .
by H. Wilhelm Masse, Montreal (Canadian Pan Am team Explanation: Swing arm s down diving in-
Bruno Klause is the new coach for the 1967) ; Joan Connolly, Minnesota (D.G.W. S. to handstand position. In the air execute
men and women's gymnastic dept. at the All Round Champion ) and Mickey Adam s
University of B.e. Bruno began gymnastics th e 135 degree turn and land so you face
(S.W.A.A.U. All Round Champion 1966) . diagonally auoss the flo or. Immediate
at the age of 12 at the New York '1urn- Vannie Edwards, their very fine coach,
Verein and also a member of the West Side chest roll to front support and straddl e out
can be proud of his students. I hope thi s
Y.M.e.A. and New York Athletic Club is only the beginning of such tours and to back support.
Gymnastic Team. His home town is New that this might become an annual tour. Diagram:
York City, 1959 Bruno won the A.A.U. Na P ersonally I would like to see mor e U.S. Side Horse- Many routines did not have
tional Championships in the U.S. and re- groups tour our country. After all we are consistant reverse doubles or high dismount.
ceived a four year Athletic Scholarship neighbors. Vaulting- Relatively slow approach- ex-
from Southern lllinois University. He was Thank you gymnasts and Vannie and posive openin g with an exagger ated arch
an outstandin g gymnast durin g nis college Centernery University for helpin g to pro
years and All American Gymnast winning mote the Sport in Canada.
province. Coaches Association has played in the de-
The Individual championship and the veloping of competitive gymnastics. Over
landing with lots of distance from horse. grade team championship will not be the past three years O.S.G.C.A. has through
Still Rings- Dislocate shoot to handstand changed for 1968 and 1969. The team its judging clinics established a large gym-
-do not hold three seconds-momentary championship will see the introduction of nasti c offi cials corps, which has made many
handstand only. Following cross-swing to Rin gs and will no longer restrict the num- more competitions possible. Mr. Doug Kerr,
inverted hank and pause 1-2 seconds before ber of events anyone competitor may en ter. President of O.S.G.C.A. was on hand to
dislocating again. A major topic on the agenda related to answer questions and to inform the com-
P Bars-All top performers are using a the role that the Ontario School Gymnastic mittee of O.S.G.C.A.'s plans for 1968.
drop peach basket to almost handstand.
By drop peach it is meant that the per-
former drops below the bar before piking.
Hi Bar-Two complete reverse giants are
executed prior to the hecht dismount. THE FIRST CANADIAN NATIONAL
In closing, I express my appreciation to COLLEGIATE WOMEN'S WARM-UP : In the Auxiliary Gym-
the Canadian Authorities which made this AWARDS: Medals and diplomas for
trip possible for me-a most memorable and INTERCOLLEGIATE GYMNASTICS individual events. Trophies for
worthwhile experience. Now on to the '68 CHAMPIONSHIP the team event.
TEAM : A team consists of four
OLYMPICS. Sponsored by gymnasts with the top three 011-
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY round counting for the team
O.F.S.A.A. GYMNASTICS COMMITTEE (Approved by the c.1.A.U .) event. In case of onl y one entry
ANNUAL MEETING DIRECTOR OF CHAMPI ONSH IP : Mr . that one gymnast's score will be
Geza Von Martiny, St . Francis X counting toward the team event.
Report by J. D. Me Pherson Coach and also United States ELIGIBILITY : Each gymnast must
University Coach, 1965. corry 12 credit hours/ semester
Recently the Ontario F ederation of School DATE: Sunday, February 25, 1968 ot a Canadian College or Un i-
Athletics Association gymnastic committee PLACE : St. Francis Xa vier Univer- versity that he or she rep resents .
met to evaluate their schools gymnastic pro- sity, Oland Center, Main Gym- All entries must be sent to Mr.
naSium Geza von Martiny, Asst. Profes-
gram and to consider several motions for RULES: F.I.G. sor of Phy. Ed., St. Francis X
change. Each of the THREE Championship TIME : 7 P.M. Sharp until 10 P.M. University, Antigonish , N.S .
meets were discussed in detail by the dele
gates who represented the various secondary
school athletic associations throughout the

sien, a U. of Washington sophomore and Pingatore, also a high school student, took
National Champion of Finland who scored the un even bar competition. Tiny, smilin g
Handgrlps a 55.25. Nissinen captured firsts on side Hideko Ohishi, 17, who will be an exchange
student in Seattle next year, prevented a
horse, rings, parallel bars, and the horizontal
Across bar but was hampered by a sprained ankle
on the other events. Koshiba earned a first
shutout with a splendid display on the bal-
ance beam.
the on fl oor exercise while teammate Masanori
Kageyama took the long horse vault.
Sponsor s of the meet included the De-
partment of Intercollegiate Athletics, U. of
Pacilic The 3-woman teams competed on all fo ur
Olympic events with the best two scores
Washington, the Seattle-Kobe Affiliation
Committee, the Greater Seattle Gymnastic
co unting in the team total. J oyce Tanac, Club, and the Sea ttle Times. Dr. Eric
one of the top-ranked US women while still Hughes, Gymnastic Coach at the University
in hi gh school, captured the allaround with of Washington , arranged and coordinated
a 35.798 total while taking firsts in va ult- the many details attendan t to such a meet.
ing and flo or exercise. Teammate Carolyn The MODERN GYMNAST salutes the
effort s of the Sea ttle-Kobe groups and con-
curs with this note fro m Mr. J. D. Braman,
Mayor of Seattle, "We are confident that
these experiences will constitute a substan-
tial step toward international friend ship."

All-around M EN LH V FX SH SA P8 H8 TOTAL
Morio Koshiba 9 .35 9.55 8.90 8.90 9 .20 9.45 55.35
( Kobe)
Mauna Nissinen 8.80 8.55 9.55 9.30 9.45 9 .60 55.25
Mike Ftansaas 9.30 9.00 9.10 9.20 8.90 9.45 54.95
(Seatt le)
Bob Hall 9.05 9.15 9.35 8.70 9.20 9 .30 54.75
Masanori Kagayama 9.40 8 .90 8.70 8.85 9.10 9.05 54.00
Sho Fukushima 8.90 9.00 8.80 8.55 9.05 9.20 53.50
Masao Fuj i mo to 9.30 9.10 8 .10 8 .55 8.70 9 .35 53.10
SEATTLE A LLSTAR TE A M . From left, fro nt row; Sa ndy (Seattle)
Hartl ey (a lt). Lonna Woodward, Joyce T anac, a~d Caro lyn,n Gunter Bohrma n 9.25 8.70 8.05 9.00 8.65 9.00 52.65
Pingatore. From left, back row: George LeW IS, women s (Seattle)
coach. Gunter Bohrmann, Hide Umeshita (atl), Sho Fuku- Takashi Kishi 8.85 8 .75 7.10 8.65 9.15 8.80 51.30
shima, Mauna Nissinen, 80 Be nnett. Mike Flansaas, Eric (Kobe)
Hughes, men's team coach. Kiyohumi Sakata 8;95 8.90 7.70 8 .25 8.10 8.95 50.85
Yuichi Sana 8.80 9.30 6.30 8.65 9.05 8.50 50.60
Allstar teams representin g th e sister Bo Bennett
8.85 8.85 6.80 8.75 7.50 7.80 48.55
cities of Seattle, Washington, and Kobe,
Japan met before a turn-away crowd of 5200 Team Scores
Seattle 45.35 44.70 44.85 44.95 45 .25 46.55 271.65
at the University of Washington, November Kobe 45.85 45.75 40.50 43.60 45.20 45.60 266.50
10, 1967.
It was a 2-hour-40-minute ballet of muscle All-around - Women SHV UPB BB FX TOTA L
and grace, and the performers drew repeated Joyce Tanac 9.266 8 .866 8.466 9.200 35.798
applause from an appreciative audience. Lonna Woodward 8.7338.7008.8338.9 60 35.232
The Greater Seattle Gymnastic Club earned (Seattle)
Carolyn Pingatore 9.0339.100 7.7338.600 34.466
victory totaling 271.65 to 266.50 to avenge (Sea ttle)
last year's defeat in Japan. The women had Hideko Oishi 8.700 7.433 8.900 8.9 00 33.933
a 71.730 to 66.598 margin over a Kobe team Mieko Ishii 8.5667.860 7.000 7.233 30.665
for which two of the three youn g women Hisako Habara 6.2338.000 7.7667.900 29.899
performed despi te injuries. (Kobe)
The men's all-around title again was won
Team Scores
by Morio Koshiba, a gymnastic teacher and Seattle 18.299 17.966 17 .299 18.166 71.730
KOBE A LL-STAR TE ~M: Kn ~ lin~, f rom . I e~t: ~o ri ~ K o-
grad uate of Nippon University. His total of shiba, Hi sako H aba ra , M leko Ish II, Hldeko OIsh I, YUlchl Sana. Kobe 17.266 15.866 16.666 16.800 66.598
55.35 points just barely edged Mauno Nis- Standing, from lett: Masanori Kageyama, Masao Fujimo to ,
Coach Mizuo H ataoka, Kiyohumi Sakata, and Takashi Kish i.


al ii Laiho (Finland) Erik Rose ng ren (Sweden) Aaga Storhaug(Norway)

. . On NoveI?ber 26th,1967 Aage Storhaug won Fi nl and (F) 219.05 Sweden (S ) 2 14.65 Norway (N ) 213. 15 Denm ark (D) 202. 15
his 9th NatIOnal All-Around title at the Norwe-
gian National Championships held at the Wil- NAME FX SH SR LH PB HB T ot al
helmsenhallen in Notterroy, Norway. Aage Storhaug (N) 9.40 9.45 9 .20 9.40 9.35 9.45 56.25
Storhaug took ten fIrst places out of the a li i Laiho (F) 9.20 9.40 9.10 9 .25 9 .5 5 9 .30 55.80
twelve AA events(compulsory & optional, to Eric Rosengren (5) 9 .35 9.30 9.15 9.40 9.20 9.10 55.50
total 112.40. Up and coming gymnast, Tore Lie Heikk i Sappinen (F) 9.55 8.70 9.20 9.25 9.10 9.05 54.85
placed second with 108.40, followed by Trygve Hans Nielsen (0) 9.00 8.95 8.95 8 .80 9.00 9. 10 53.80
Gjerstad scoring 107.50, Harold Wigaard with Re ino Heino (F) 8.95 8.20 9.15 9.10 9.05 9.20 53.65
107.35 and Thorbjorn Ingvaldsen 106.45.
Helge Nielsen of Bergen was the top scorer Evert Li ndgren (S) 53.30, Trygve Gjerstad(N) 53.10, Jan-Ake Fjal iby (S) 53.00, Ju hani
in the B Class competition with 99.60. Rahikainen( F) 53.00 , Han nu Rantaka ri (F) 53.00 , Thor Ingva ldsen(N) 52.30, Finn
Johannesson(S) 52.25, Ake Gu l lberg(S) 51.30, Sven Erik Lilj a(N ) 50.40, Carl IIsoe(O)

Chri st er Jonsso n (Sweden)

Sweden-East Germany Match Halmstad, Sweden Nov. 26, 1967
T EAM RESULTS : Compulsory Opti onal Total
East German y 279.45 279. 90 559 .35
Swede n 271 .30 276. 75 548.05

Klaus Koeste(EGI c9.45 9.40 9 .25 9.20 9. 10 9.45 55.85
09 .50 8.40 9 .60 9.30 9.50 9.50 55.80
11 1.65
Werner Ool ling(EG) 8.85 9.25 9.25 9.20 9.60 9.35 55.50
9.25 9.35 9.45 9.25 9.05 9.55 55.90
Siegfried Fuelle(G) 9 .25 9.30 9.50 9.25 9.35 9.20 56.00
9.35 8.65 9.40 9.25 9.40 9.15 55.20
111 .20
Peter Weber(G) 8.95 9.30 9.35 9.30 9.45 9.20 55.55
9.30 8.70 9.45 9.30 9.40 9.25 55.40
Matthias Brehme(G)9.1 0 9.55 9.40 9. 15 9.50 9.35 56.05
9.00 9.50 9.30 9.20 8.15 9.50 54.65
Eric Rosengren (5) 9.20 9.30 9.05 9.25 9.30 8.90 55.00
9.30 9.20 9.20 9. 15 9.30 9.40 55.55
Gunther Beier (EG) 110.50, Stig Lindeval l (5) 109.50, Finn Johannesson(S) 109.45,
Tommy Svensson (5) 107.85, Jan-Ake Fja ll by(S) 104.65 .

Physical Training
Friedrich Schiller
in Jena
Sports Studies at
Friedrich Schiller University
The In stitute for Physical Trainin g at
Friedrich Schiller University in l ena , Ger
man Democratic Rep ublic, has trained
sports teachers for 20 years. Its courses
provide two years of trainin g in the theory
and practice of the basic sports. The staff
of" 22 at the Institute, under the director,
Dr. h. W. Schroeder, also do research in
important problems of school sports and
competition sports. Some emphasize cy ber
netic studies; others investigate possibilities
for rapid and immediate information on
feedback processes in motor studies and A student member of a research gr,?up
analyzes a photo of light tracers uSing
test the quality and quantity of movement a projector and co-ordinote plane table.
Interested students are drawn into this
research work. One example of such studi es
is illustrated above. Wearing lights at her hips and toes, the
- from Sports in the CDR, No . 4, 1967 gymnast executes a spl it leap. The chone-
cycle photo traces the same jump.

Th e pictures sh ow a gymnast who hos

specia l equipment for measuring the place
and time of a movement, and the light
traces of movement on the parallel bars.
The I ight t ra ces mark the movement of
the feet and hips and make it possible
to investigate the movement, speed and
acclerotion at various times.

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by Bruno Klaus
Gymnastic Coach
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

The mai n entrance to the Deutsche Hochschul e Fur Korperkultur (also known as the Much scientitic research and approach is invol -
Sports Uni versity o f Leip zig). This is also the medical ce nter f o r the t esting and program- ved in athletics as evidenced by thi s di splay in
ming of all the athletes. the f oyer of the University.

Through Abie Grossfeld and John Crosby Kinderklasse II event

heard about the sports university in Leip- 5 compulsories-l each on vaulting, un- Leistungsklasse I
zig, East Germany, which is noted for its even parallel bars, balance beam at on e At this time they are well advanced and
scientifi c approach to the teaching and meter height, free exerci se, high bar at ready for national competition.
trainin g of athletes. As my wife and I were head height While in these classes, if a stud ent shows
tourin g in Europe this past summ er, we Kinderklasse I special talent or a weakness on a particular
got hold of a couple vi sas and added Leip- 4 compul sories and 2 optionals. Compul- apparatus, he is given individual instructi on
zig to our stops. W e spent a few days there, sories: vaultin g, balance beam, free exer- by a teacher who is a specialist on that
and here's what I learned about their gym- cise, unevens. Optionals: balan ce beam, free event. In all divi sions there are r oughly te n
nastic program. exercise. students per instructor.
First of all, the program for the eventual Jugendklasse III Every month the national and the inter-
gymnast is started when the child is five 4 compulsori es and 4 optionals-l com- national team members are tested for en-
or six years old . Instructors from the Uni- pulsory and 1 optional on each event durance, fl exibility, strength, etc. Movies
versity go to the area schools to talk with Jugendklasse II are made of these gymnasts for the purpose
the physical education teachers to determine 4 compulsories and 4 optionals-l com- of analyzing angles of moves so that less
which children are athletically inclined. pulsory and 1 optional on each event with experienced gymna sts can correct th eir own
These children are brought to the University compulsories becoming more diffi cult faults.
and tested . If it appears that the child Jugendkla3se I At thi s tim e the University has four of
could develop, he begins coming to the Uni- 4 compulsories and 4 optionals-co mpul- the international gy mnastic team member s
versity for training. At the same time he sories increased again in difficulty. and nin e members of the second team. The
continues to attend his own school for hi s Leis tungsklasse I (highest class) first and second teams consist of between
classwork. The parents are in corporated into At this time they are ready for national ten and twelve me mbers each. Practice con-
the program. Alon g with hi s physical train- co mpetition. sists of three to four hours per day plus
ing the child is given psychological testin g classes in theory of gy mna s ti c~ . The inte r-
to determine where his ambition s lie. If he BOYS DIVISIONS BEGINNING WITH national team has one head coach (trainer)
becomes an outstanding gymnast, he is fed, LOWEST DIVISION and three assistants for trainin g. The inte r-
clothed; and supported by the University. Kinderklasse I II national team mem bers are al so fully sup-
The students are put into divisions. They 4 compulsories-free exerci se, va ulting, ported by the school. They will eventu ally
move from division to division with th e parallel bars, high bar at head height (1 become instructors or trainers as the coaches
ultimate goal bein g the international team. compulsory on each) are called.
In each divi sion it is r equired that each Kinderklasse II This is not the only training school in
student perform certain compulsory r ou- 5 compulsories-l each on free exercise, East Germany. Th e army has one, and the re
tines. As he progresses into hi gher classes, vaulting, parallel bars, hi gh bar at head is al so one in East Berlin. However, at thi s
more events are added as are optional rou- height, rin gs tim e the DHFK has most of the national
tines. No matter how old the student is Kinderklasse I and internati onal gymnasts.
wh en he begins, he starts in the Kind er- 6 compulsories- l each on free exercise, Th e gy mnasts are allowed only a two
klasse III. Following is a quick breakdown . vaulting, parallel bars, high bar at head week holiday pe r year which th e whole
of the clsses or divisions and requirements height , rin gs, side horse school takes at one tim e durin g the summe r.
of each. The r outines must be performed Jugendklasse III Well , that 's about it. From what I saw
with an 80% effi ciency before the student 6 compul sories-l on each event with the coaches (trainers ) are excellent and the
can move on. more diffi culty than compul sories in Kin- equipm ent is g ood and pl entiful. One more
GIRLS DIVISIONS BEGINNING WITH derklasse thin g-in talkin g with on e of the coaches I
LOWEST DIVISION Jugendklasse II found out that The Modem Gymnast is
Kinderklasse III 6 compul sories and 3 optionals-o ptionals rated very hi ghly by th e East German gym-
4 compulsories- l each on vaultin g, bal- on side horse, rin gs, high bar nasts.
ance beam, free exercise, high bar at Juge ndklas<se I
shoulder hei ght 1 compulsory and 1 optional on each
The United States Gymnastics Federation
P.O. Box 4699 Tucson, Arizona


FRANK L. BARE Executive Director

New Registration Plan & Publications Thi s represent s the fir ::t foreign team to vis it our Unit ed States
As the U.S.G.F. grows in size and increases it s number of offer in almost four years. If yo u are near th e two sit es menti oned above
ings to schools, teachers and clubs. we strive to maintain a modern please plan on vi siting with our di st ingu ished guests and witness in g
and uptoda te a pproach to the ad ministrative proble ms involvt'd . th eir competitions . The U.s. G.F. looks forward to in vitin g many
Naturally, the old cliches about it's a big count ry, mail is slow, etc., such team s to visit the U.S.A. in years to come, and simil arly we
come to our mind. but the reaso n for a chan ge is a positive one look forward to selec ting out standin g team s to tour other nations
more than a negative one. in the nea r future.
We began with a single pa ge Newsletter and expanded to several W e will be announ cin g th e entire itin er ar y for the Scandin avian
pages. The eve ryothermonth idea seemed to be sati sfa ctory in prin- All Star T ea m within a few da ys, however, we did desire to ge t this
ciple but history has d emonstrated the co untrary. As small in can brief n oti ce to many of yo u as quickly as poss ible .. . ther efore
tent as the N EWS LETTER might seem (three to four pages ) we this ma ilin g. If yo u have a ny questi ons please feel free to co nt act
have attempt ed to kee p important news items in the fore. It has us at the U.S .G.F. Office.
seemed to be a r eg ula r occurence for us to mail the NEW SLETTER.
then the very next day find a letter or some notice from one of our N.A.C.G.C. STATISTICS, 1968
cons tituents that a most important event was comin g up very soon For the 1968 Gymnasti cs se ason, the Am erican Athle tic Equip
. . . and yet the mail was gon e and the news mu st wait for se veral ment Compan y will be brin gin g you the N.A.C. C.C. S ta ti stics p ro-
weeks for the next iss ue. Obviously, this is not the best way to do gram. The format for next season's report s, which is now ge ttin g
the job . . . significant eve nt s just seem to pop up whenever they under way, will include the top performers in each event in ea ch
desire not on a r eg ularly schedul ed basis. of the four reg ions of the Unit ed States . . . East, Mid -East, Mid-
Beginning in J a nuary of 1968. along with the reg ular re ports West and West. Average scores on a progressive basis will be shown
appearing in our offi c ial publication (The ~[ o d e rn Gymnast), the for each region as well as the top ten performers on a national
U.S .G.F. will present a US GF N EWS SERVICE or an entirely dif- basis. In som e in stances we will include team records and hi gh team
ferent ord er. at least in so far as mailings are concerned. W e will, scores as th e se ason moves alon g.
for the mos t part. drop the regularly sch eduled N EWSLETTER, It will be our intention to mail the Statistics each W ednesday
and com'ert exi st ing s ubsc riptions to the N EWS S ERVICE. This .. . the re fore it will be necessary that each of yo u forw a rd your
new format will deal mostly with d irec t mailin gs of perhaps no more scores to the US GF Office immediately after your week-end com -
than one or two brief pages of it ems that those of yo u in the gy m- petitIOn s a re completed. Pl ease re port all scores . . . indi cating
nasti cs community should be awa re of . . . RIGHT NOW! It will thereon if you are parti cipatin g in the College Division or Univer-
be mailed as oft en as need be, and for the most part on a fir st- sity Divi sion of the NCAA, or indi cate NAIA, as the case might
class mail basis. In thi s way we can be distributin g bulletins as be .. . all scores will be re fl ected toge ther in the individual events.
often as need be without a need to stick with any weekly time The U.S.C .F . is printin g and distributin g this year's sta tistics
schedule and also it will all ow us to mail small news items qui ckly program, and it is brought to you throu gh the sponsorship of the
without th e need for additiona l co py to fill in three extra pa ges of American Athletic Equipm ent Company. Bill So renson , Pres id ent of
s pace. American informs us tha t they contempla te some na tional award
It is my sincere hope that thi s se rvice will be utili zed by every based on the statistic survey, but more will be forth co min g on that
gymnastics coach and offi cial in the U.S .A. W e have experimented subj ect.
with the mailin gs long enough and our office is now equipped to Send your meet results immediately after the results are printed
do this job best of all. If you have been di sappointed in years past to: U.S.G.F. - Statistics, P.O. Box 4699, Tucson , Arizona 857 17.
in sendin g a notice to us and not havin g it includ ed , we ll. we ca n
chan ge most all of that now . . . we're updatin g a sys tem and
adding new mailing equipment to expedite matte rs consid erably.
If you already are regi stered it is not necessary to re:register. If
not, and you wish to avail yourse lf of this se rvice, se nd yo ur name ,
address, zip-code (n eed ed badl y ) , and 52.00 to the:
U.S .G.F. N EWS SERVICE * Just Published *
0 All-American Team
SCANDINAVIAN 0 National & Regional
Sweden Norway Finland Denmark competition results
ALL-STARS 0 Photos, Photos, and
An out standin g team of seven SCANDI NAVIA N ALL STA R
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of th e team me mbers fini shed in the top ten pos itions in th e 1967
Scandinavian Championships conducted just about one month a go. ONLY $1
It is a truly outstandin g team.
The team will land in New York City . . . and compete fir st
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as they end up on the Wes t Coast and travel over the P ole . . . on
their return to Scandinavia. In Denver, Col orado, the tea m will meet
the Colorado Coll ege All -Stars at Aurora Centra l High School on " A Pho to Statistic Treas ure Fo r E very Coach & Gymnast H

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Beauty in Motion -
Beautiful Motions
by Dick Criley

The women's gymnastic team of the Uni-

versity of H elsinki, Finland, appeared at
numerous exhibitions and clinics throughout
the United States and Canada during the
fall. It was the pleasure of the MODERN
GYMNAST to view one of their demonstra-
tions and to talk with some of the members
of the group. The occasion was their appear-
ance at Ventura College under the sponsor-
ship of the Ventura YMC A to whom we
also extend our thanks for a kind welcome.
The gymnastics performances were not of
the olympic competition type with apparatus
as we commonly think of gymnastics. In-
deed, the Finns refer to this type of gym
nastics as calisthenics, but with a totally
different meaning, as we soon found out.
To them, the rhythmic gymnastics exercises
are far more feminine and worthy of atten
tion as a means for developin g the qualities
of grace and beauty of movement.
A great variety of hand implements were
used in routines com posed by a master
teacher or members of the team and per-
formed by the team as a whole. While hoops
and ropes and balls are perhaps the most
typical of the hand implements used in this
type of gymnastics, we also noted the use
of tambourines, a cymbal, indian clubs and
wooden sticks. In spiration for the routines
are drawn from natural movements-run-
ning, leaping, stretching; dance, both mod-
em and folk ; and the music itself,
percussive, flowin g and alternatively fa st
and slow.
One particularly noteworthy piece was
performed without hand im plemen ts. The
girls of two teams demon strated running,
leaping, and jumping, singly and in part-
nership with each other in com positi ons
which truly illustrated the beau ty of the
body in motion. In pairs and trios, they
would advance and retreat, their measured
steps coordinated as one, in spirals, in cir-
cles, and intricate geometric patterns. Cor-
rect posture and body movements were
expressed at all times in all the exercises.
The percussion pieces, the cymbal, wooden
sticks, and indian clubs, provided a tempo
which could set the tone for a series of
mo vements. Not mere adjuncts to the com
position, these implements were used to
express dynamics, rhythm, a mood, or a
characterization. The upper body is par
ti cularly used in swin gin g, twirling, bendin g
and similar movement. Viewers tried to
envision meaning in the ex pressive use of
the girls' hands and arms and follow ed the
line of complete extension as, for instan ce,
a back arch complemented curves of hoops
held behind them.
Highlightin g their performance, the girls
donned cos tumes fr om various areas of their
native Finland, and performed Finnish Folk
Dances. It was interestin g to note how the
mood of the music seemed a trifle less gay
than for other Scandinavian peoples, re-
fl ectin g the harsher history of the co untry.
In their clinics and demon stra ti ons over
a six week period across the co untry, the
Women of the University of Helsinki intro-
duced new concepts of physical trainin g
for gro ups to educators who previously con-
sidered women's gymnastics only as appar-
atus work beyond the reach of their
stud en ts. With the realization that such
acti vi ties are within their realms of imagin-
ation and abiliti es, more instructors of
women's programs are plannin g to introduce
rhythmic gymnastics to their classes.

Kanati Allen
An insight into the unique personality of a top Olympic contender - his philosophy
and his goals . .... .

I wa s very pleased that they have intro-

duced compulsories for the NCAA's. I
think they should have them for the special-
Name: J. Kanati Allen ists too. It tends to put the all-around man
Age: 21 H1. 5'8" Wt. 138 Single at a disadvantage.
High School attended: Los Angeles City How do you plan a workout?
High School I alternate equipment. I work the first
College: U.C.L.A.; Major: Physics; Year: Sr. three Olympic events one day and the other
Plans after graduation: Graduate school three on th e next day. I try to learn tricks
in physics that I don 't have, basics that I need im-
Honors won: 19G7-3rd AA, 3rd FX, NCAA; provement on, workin g just to keep the
1st FX, AAWU; member U.S. Univer- tricks I have.
siade team. 19G5-lst HB, AAWU; What sort of training schedule do yo u fol-
member U.S. World Games team. High low for big meets, for example , the NCAA's
School-19G4: 2nd AA, 2nd FX, 2nd th e Olympic trials, and so forth?
PB, 1st HB, L.A. City Ch. For a really important meet, I begin
about a month before, working toward s the
routines. If there are comp ul sories and op-
ti onals, the first two days of the week I
work tricks, the next two days I work se-
quences, and the final two days I try to
When and how did you become interested put the routines together. I try to go
in gymnastics? through each routine at least four times
I was in junior high school and started before the meet on each weekend. I just
working on the apparatus in the school repeat thi s every week of the month. The
yard. day before the meet, all I do is warm up
Why gymnastics? Why not some oj' the a littl e, touchin g on each apparatus.
team sports? What is it about gymnastics that keep you
They aren't interesting. at it?
What event did you start with? Just as I like physics, I like gymnastics
High bar, because that was the only ap- so I do it- it's fun.
paratus in the yard. Do you apply some of your physics prin-
As an all-around competitor, do you have ciples to gymnastics?
any favorite in the different gymnastic No t exactly, I apply more of my gym-
events? nasti cs to my physics. I didn't really apply
Not anymore. the techniques of learning to physics as I
Who was your coach as you got started in did to gymnastics; so n ow I am doing it
gymnastics? more in physics.
My high school coach was John Muir, What are some 0/ your goals?
but my main coaches were the Sakamoto I enjoy just being in gymnastics, but my
brothers. goal is international competition.
Do you have any particular gymnast after Do you feel the U.S . should extend more
whom you have tried to pattern yourself? finan cial support to their gymnasts as other
I see what I like in each gymnast. So I countries seem to be doing ? How about the
pattern myself after whatever I like in level 0/ support after you make a national
each event. team?
What advice would you have for youngsters Of co urse gymnasti cs needs greater sup-
starting out in gymnastics now? port, but not in the same way as the other
Start all-around, because as you want to countries have done. The support which
go all events, that is the fastest way to could be given a team, as such, rather than
learn. The things on one apparatus apply individuals, mi ght be all right.
to the others as well. You should start with In light of the recent furor raised by Harr y
the basics; then you can build up. Edwards (San Jose State), do you feel you
What are some of the basics that you'd could support the proposed Negro boycott
suggest? 0/ the U.S. team for the '68 Olympics?
One of the hardest is a handstand. And, In the first place, I am American Indian
of course, swin g and strength. _51.~ Cherokee, from my mother and also
Do you feel that a specialist has any place a little Scotch and Irish. Havin g cleared
now in gymnastics? that up, I don't see yet how it would help
They have been good for the all-around to boycott the Olympics. I'd have to under-
men up to now because they have a much stand that first before I'd even consider it.
higher level on some of the apparatus, so What are your plans after you graduate-
they can teach the all-around man. But if do you plan to keep up with your gym-
you had all these specialists going out for nastics ?
all-around, you'd have an all-around man Oh, maybe when I'm 70, I'll consid er
who was just as good as a specialist on slackin g off a little.
these different events. The specialists are Kanati, how do you feel about gymnastics
good now, but even tually they could build in relation to othe r sports?
greater strength as all-around men. To me, other sports are a game; Gym-
Do you see any trend in the U.S . gym- nastics is th e only sport. It's a kind of way
nastics which may advance our international of life.
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horse, loohng down at it. "Lend" and " L Saddle, Neck, Cross stand frontways, etc.
pom" mean "left end" and "left pommel", were used. Most people could never remem
respectively. We make the following arbi ber which was which. The labels used in
trary convention : this article are hop efull y easier to follow.
Convention A: At the beginning of a rou Problem 3. Using relative labels, describe
tine or a sequence of tricks, if the gymnast the leg position from which one initiates a
mounts from a point on the longitudinal Blackscissorsleft.
axis of the ap paratus, then the Lend is de- Answers for section I:
fined to be the nearest end to him ; if he 1. Mo unt: Stand at R-end facing 90 0 R.
is stand in g at the side of th e apparatus, Dismount: Lan d at R-end facing 180.
then the L end is the end which would be 2. Any side from which the gymnast
to his left were he to face the apparatus mounts, by Convention A, becomes the Left
from there; if the sequence begins with the region; any axial mount causes the mount
gymnast already on the apparatus, the L- in g position to be defined as the Leftpoint.
end is the end which is to his left at the 3. L-fore and Rrear.
beginning of the sequence. On ce the Lend II. Circles and Circletricks
is established, the other Fixed Labels fall Presumably most readers will recognize
into place as in the diagram. The important what the word "Circles" mean s if the fol-
thing to remember is that these labels do lowin g oftenused synonyms are listed : High
not change their locations even when the double leg circles, flank s, kehrems, wheels.
gymnast does a turning trick and is facing . When circles are performed with both
another direction. The R-end may, in other hands on an end or on one pommel, and
words, be on his left at times. The compass with the gymnast facing either 0 or 180
poin ts in Fig. 1 are to be used to describe {see section I of this article}, then the cir
A New Terminology for Sidehorse the direction the gymnast is fa cin g, relative cles are called Loo ps or Pommelloops,
to the other Fixed Labels. The direction 0 respectively. If circles are perform ed with
by Russell Mills is always the direction from Rend to L both hands on one pommel, but with the
Stanford University gymnast facin g either 90 0 L or 90 0 R {as in
Example : Stand at Lend facing 90 R . 0
norm al Circles}, these are called Pommel
Introduction. {This is where one stands to do a clockwise circles.
About six years ago I invented a new Kehre-in.} It turns out that almost all of the moves
system of termin ology for the sidehorse, one Problems for the reader: which are don e in Circle style (j.e. legs
that seemed to me more systematic and 1. Using Fig. 1 and Convention A, together, hi gh smooth swing) ca n be con
complete than the old one. Later, around describe the positions from which you would structed from moves properly chosen from
1964, the FIG came up with its own new mount and dismount for the followin g short the three groups. On e group consists of Cir
system of sidehorse nomenclature, an illogi- routine: Back-loop, loop with % clockwise cles, Loops, Pommelcircles, and Pommel
cal, fragmentary one which has helped to 'wist {use clockwise Circles}. loops. The second group consists of the
make the sidehorse aq imposs ible event to 2. Explain why all mounts must begin Circle tricks. The third consists of the
judge by the official "rules". Therefore, I ~ ith er from the Leftregion of the app aratus Dem isemi-tri cks.
am offering the gymnastic public my sys or at the Leftpoint. A. The Circle tricks are listed in Chart 1
tem for criticism and! or approval. Altho I (Answers are given at the end of Secti on 1.) along with their important characteristics.
would not expect it to replace completely B. The Relative Labels Bear in mind that Chart 1 serves more as a
the casual sidehorse language used at work- "Fore" and "Rear" are used to denote definition of the group of Circle tricks than
outs, I do hope that people will like it and the positions of the legs. " Left-fore" {or as a collection of various people's ideas on
will want to usc it to replace the unwork "Lfore"} means that the gymnast's left leg' what constitutes a Circle-trick.
able FIG system for official purposes in is on the side of the apparatus in the direc Comments on Chart 1 :
this country. Moreover, sidehorse en thusi- tion he is facing. The meanings of Lrear, O. "C" stands for "Counter", "B" for
asts may be interested in the simple way Rfore, and R-rear should be obvious. We "Back-", " F " for " LRfore", and "R" for
new tricks and combination s are formulated write " LRfore" instead of " Lfore and R "LRrear" {see part 1. B for definition s}.
in my system. fore". S imilarly for "LRrear". 1. No distin ction in name need be mad e
I. Preliminaries Example: "LRrear" is the position which between, say, a tromlet from Center to end
It is convenient to have two sets of labels is sometimes called " front support" (i.e. md a tromlet from end to Center. The same
(j.e. coordinate systems) to specify the the hands are in front of the body, so that holds true for the other Circle-tricks. If
gymnast's position on the sidehorse. The the legs will be to the rear of the hands). desired, one can write, for instan ce, Tromlet-
Fixed Labels are to denote the parts of the The Relative Labels "left" and "right" out and Tromletin for extra clarity.
apparatus and regions around it; the Rela are sometimes used to indicate which direc 2. The "start" and "finish" columns refer
tive Labels are to specify the position of tion {relative to the gymnast, not the appar to the leg position relative to the side
the gymnast's legs with respect to the ap atus} a trick is done. horse as the trick is initiated and com-
paratus. Example : Front-scissors-left. pleted. The entries {see o. above} are
A. The Fixed Labels are summarized in Note : The old AAU system of Fixed chosen in such a way as to make the nam-
Figure 1. Labels was similiar to the one presented ing of combinations easier {section' III
In Fig. 1 we are directly above the side above, except that such terms as Croup, below} ; they do not necessarily fit any pre-

Finish DUIation No. Rot. Synonyms
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Jill)l)) .;.,
Tro mlet F F 1.0 0 side trave l
Moore F F 1.5 +Y> czech, o ne loop
Sw iss R F 1.0 +Y> hop
Kehre R R 1.5 +Y> doub le rear
Yanki R F 1.0 +Y> front-out, -in
Back -sw iss
Ba ck-kehre
rear travel

\ ~\\\
r ~ Center ~)
L- end R- end ~\\y~,

Back-yanki F R 1.0 +Y>
Counter-moore F F 1.5 -Y>
Counter-sw iss R F 1.0 -Y> fu ll durham
Co unter-kehre R R 1.5 -Y>
Counter-yank i R F 1.0 -Y>
C-B-moore F F 1.5 -Y>
C-B-ya nki
inside hop
conceived notion s the reader may have about [ween any two consec utive Circle-tricks.
startin g and fini shing positions. But what should be done about things like
3. "Duration" refers to the length of time the socalled " Russian moore" whi ch neither MG PHOTO/ART CONTEST
required for execution of the trick , ass um app ears on Chart I nor is am ong the Demi
1. Suitable subjects for consideration :
ing the gymnast maintain s a constant speed semitricks? Should such thin gs be can
of one Circle per unit time. Duration, then, sid ered as tri cks too? The an swer is no, Gymnasts, coaches, action photoa
is equal to th e number of times the legs for we can break up these "combinations" unusual photos; two dimensional art
pass around the apparatus during the trick. into two or more co mponents, each of which of any technique' (woodcut, litho, oil,
Clearly, one Circle must have duration 1.0. appears in Chart 1, a nd when we do this it watercolor, etc.). Any size photo ac
4. # rot. is the number of 360 0 turn s turns out that th ese components overlap - cepted. Should be sharp and clear for
whi ch the gymnast's body makes durin g the that is, a second trick is initiated before reproduction with uncluttered back
trick. #rot. is positive of the rotation is in the preceding trick is completed. In fact , ground . Color prints, but not slides,
the same direction as the Circles, negative it is convenient to ima gine that there is a also acceptable. Should reproduce
if opposite. negative number of Circles executed be
s: The nam e "Moore" has been used in-
stead of "czech" because "Moore" is th e
tween the component parts of a combin
well in black and white 'JIlless suit
able for color cover or center spread.
If selected for cover, the original neg
usual name of this trick in the U.S.A., and A " Russian moore", then , is two Moores ative will be requested . Tp.chnical
because, to my knowledge, Roy E. Moore with 1 (i.e. minus one) intermedia te Cir data on photos should inclUde photo
invented it- not someone from Czechoslo- c1es. (Chart 1 shows that the duration of a
grapher's name, camera type, any spe
vakia. Moore is 1.5, so two Moores would normally
6. A "Swiss" is a half turn which is often have a duration of 3.0. But a little thought cial lenses used, film, fstop, shutter
performed as a qui ck hop. shows that a Russian moo re has a duration speed.
7. The n arn e " Yanki" (pronounced of only 2.0. Therefore, since one Circle has 2. Entries become the property of the
Y ANG'KEE) is applied here to the tri ck ~ duration 1.0, 1 Circles must be added to Modern Gymnast magazine for use at
which resembles a Swiss done ( clockwi se the two Moores to convert them into the our discretion unless sufficient post
Circles) without lifting the right hand, combination.. ) . age .and mailing instructions are in
whil e travellin g to the end (or from end to Definition: If two consecutive Circle cluded for return. Entries are eligil1le
Center ) . As far as I know, this trick was tricks, say X and Y, are executed with
if not submitted elsewhere. Winning
first developed by a yankee, Art Sh urlock , either +lh or 0 inter mediate Ci rcl es, we
as part of the combination known as a say that " X immediate Y" has been per- entries will appear from time to time
"shurlock". form ed ; if there is a negative number of in the Modern Gymnast . Award win
8. All of the Back-tricks except the Back- inte rmediat e Ci rcles ( i. e. if X and Y over- ners will be notified by mail.
yanki have been used in routines by so me- la p) th en we say th at " X in sta nt Y" has 3. Judging will be handled by the staff
body sometime. A Back-kehre is the same bcen perform ed. If the number of inter of the Modern Gymnast and decisions
as what used to be called a Stockli (Thi s mediat e Circl es is n, with n greater than will be final.
is not the FIG's kind of stockli , however ) . +If:, , th en we write " X, n Circles, Y" .
4. AWARDS: Subscriptions to the MG.
9. The only Counter-tricks which I have A bbreviat ions for imm ediate and in stant are
seen anyone do are the Counter-swiss, Himm" and " in s". First Place : 3 years
Counter-back-swiss, and Counter-y anki. Th e Exam pI es : A Ru ssia n moore is a "Moore Second Place: 2 years
Counter-swiss is also kn ow n as the " dur- in stant Moo re". A Bailie is oft en perform ed Third Place: 1 year
ham " after Archi e Durham, 1 beli eve. Un- as a " Tra m let in s Backmoore in s Trom- A cover or double page spread earns
fortunat ely the Counter-moore, CoB -moo re. le t ". A soca ll ed "Russ ian on one pommel" a 5 year subscription to the MG. Du
C-kehre, and C-B-kehre req uire two extra is a " !VIoore in s Swi ss". The thin g which pi icate awards in case of tie.
handch anges that Moores, Back-m oo re,; . the FIG ca ll s a Stockli is a " Kehre immedi-
etc. don 't have. Ex ce pt for that a nd th e a te Kehre" . A " Kehre instant K ehre", on 5. Send all entries to:
reversal of directi on of body rotati on. th esp 0
th e oth er hand , wuuld be a 360 k ehrin g MG PHOTO/ART CONTEST
Count er-tricks are th e sa me as Moo res, mot ion on une hand. Th e FIG 's " direct Sox 777
K ehres, and so for th. trull ,} , t" is rea ll y a "T ra m let in s Kehre". Santa Monica, California 90406
B. The Demi- se mi-tri cks are ha lves uf Pruhl c m: The routin e below is written
som e of th e Circle-tri cks. Th ey are used to with th e use of th e of fi cia l FIC sys te m of
precede and to foll ow Loo ps, Pomm el-I oop,;_ nomenclat ure. Try to tran slat e it in to th e MG Contest Deadline the 15th
and Pomm el-circles. Correspondin g to ' each sys te m describ ed in thi s a rticl e. Anyo ne who of each month.
of the Circle-tri cks in Chart 1 th ere is a se nd s me a co rrect tran sla ti on wi ll rece ive
Dem i-trick, whi ch is the first half of that frec a Xerox co py of th e Routin e-ge neratin g
Circle-trick, and a Semi-trick, whi ch is th e A ut oma ton, a cha rt fr om whi c h one ca n
remaining half. For in stan ce, the sequ ence easil y co nstruct rand om I but pe rform a bl e)
Demimoore Semi-moore is exactly th e sam e
as a complete Moore. Remember that Dcmi
comes before Semi both on the sidehorse
sid e horse routin es. It is worth a t least 9c
and has no practi ce va lu c what eve r, but i,
so me thin g no sidehorse fanati c will wan t
and in the dictionary. Many of the Demi- to be without. Send tran slati ons to Ru ss 12200 SOUTH SERENOO AVENUE
Semi-tricks turn out to be identical to each Mill s, 850 Co leman Ave. # 15, Me nl o Park , LOS ANGELES , CALI FORNIA 90044
other; this merely means tha t we sometimes California 94025. He re is th e proh lem:
have a choice of names to use for describ- From 'sid e stand frontwa ys, ri ght han :
ing a single move. on croup, left hand on ri ght po III mel : sid e
Ex ample : On L-end , clo ckwise Circles : turn ed rearward to left , follow ed by in
Demi-moore, 2 Loops, Semi-moore. (This is verted stockli s.c.i., with supp ort on the
just a co uple of loops done in the middle right ann pass legs over ri ght pOlllm el with
of a routine.) % turn ri ght; displacin g th e left ha nd to
Example : Stand at L-end , facin g 90 0 R, the croup ; with support on th e left arm
clockwise Circles : Demi-b ackmoore, 1 Pom- pass the legs over the ri ght pomlll el with
melloop, Semi-backmoore. This is exactly 1,4 turn ri ght and di spla cin g th e ri ght hand
the same as : Demi-kehre, 1 Pommello op, to the right pommel to fr ont support sid e
Semibackmoore, because Demi-kehre and ways, crown s.c.i. foll owed by a doubl e LADIES' GYMNASTIC SHOE
Demibackmoore bappen to be the same rear s.c.i., pass legs forward over cro up,
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Notice that a Demi-kehre, to take an placing left hand to right pomm el, pa ssin g
cxamplc, must have a duration of 1.5/2= legs r earward over left pommcl, displacin g
0.75 (see Chart 1 under Kehre) . Since a ri ght hand to left pommel) to fr ont sup
Kehre ( and hence also a Demi-kehre) port in saddle; pass legs forward over r ight
starts at LRrear position, the Demikehre pommel, rearward over left pomm el ; stock-
must finish wi th the legs halfway over the Ii to r ear support in saddle- We'll not
apparatus (pointing in the direction 0 0 both er to put any scissors in thi s r outine-
or 180 0 ) . pass legs under ri ght hand, left hand, and
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Chart 1 defin es precisely at what posi su pport on neck, czech s.c.i., German fol
tions tricks start and fini sh, and so by
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Let's Teach

ber that the training of .top performers is in g them back on the bed I S the more
by Dr. William Vincent not the goal of the physical . .educa tion accepted technique.
Gymnastics Coach Initial instruction should also include a
San Fernando Valley State College class. All of the objectives of physical edu
ca tion that can be applied to trampoline comment abo ut getting on and off of the
Note: This is the sixth in a series of arti- will be accomplished by instruction in basic trampoline and simple boun cin g. Sitting on
cles designed to help teachers in the skills performed with small bounces. the fram e and then rolling onto the bed
secondary schools organize their gymnastics Ano ther reason why trampoline is popu- for mounting, and the opposite for dismount-
curriculum to include simple routines rather lar with many students is because they can ing is probably the safest method. Try n ot
than unrelated skills. succeed without possessing the upper body to confuse the students with an elaborate
Of all the apparatus in the gym, trampo strength that is required in other events. dissertation on the circling of the arms, and
line is probably the most popular with be Students who are relatively unsuccessful on the coordination of the feet in the air and
ginning students. There is something parallel bars, horizontal bar and rings m ay on contact with the bed. Just tell them to
ex hilarating about flying through the air, make considerable progress on the trampo- stay in the middle and land with feet
fr ee for a few moments from the other- line. Rebound tumblin g, as it is sometimes shoulder width apart. Most of them will
wise everpresent pull of gravity. In addi- called, also offers a unique opportunity to pick up the arm motion naturally, and those
tion, the unique concept of landing on combine skills into simple routin es since who do not can be instructed on the side.
seats, backs and stom achs rather than feet the strength fa ctor is reduced and the skills II is helpfu l, however, to tell them to fo cus
offers a feeling not attainable elsewhere. lend themselves naturally to continuation of their eyes on the springs or fram e at the
And yet, to most teachers and adminis movement. Some call this combination of end of the bed. This gives them the pro-
trators, trampoline holds a fear of safety moves knick knack trampolin ing while per head position as well as something to
problems more serious than the other events. others play a game called " add one". This spot so th at they can maintain their orien-
Actually, such is not the case. Beginning fun game is similar to fo llow-the-leader tation in the air.
trampoline is probably one of the most safe except each successive per form er copies the Since thi s essay is limited for space,
events. There are so many simple safe skills executed previously and then adds only a few of th e basic skills will be dis-
skills th at can be learn ed on trampoline one of his own. The nex t player must do cussed. These are the ones that the author
that one could teach for an entire semester the same so that the list of moves con- feels are most beneficial to the beginning
before even introducing a complete somer- tinues to grow into some rather lengthy class, and which fit together into a simple
sault to the class. This may not be desir- routines. Skill comes not in the difficulty beginning routine. The first four skills are
able, since somersaults themselves are not of any given move, but in the ability of the called the " basic four", since they train
particularly dangerous, but the point is performer to fi rst remember all of th e pre- the stud ent to land on all parts of his
made that there are many basic skills, and vious moves and then com bine them into body . This ability is most beneficial in
particularly combinations of skills, or rou- a smooth routine that still leaves him the later learnin g as its helps the student land
tines that can challenge secondary studen ts opportunity to add his own move. safely wh en he fail s to co mplete a more
without offering the element of d,\n ger. Upon introducing the class to the tram- difficult move. These, and three other basic
Frequently, instructors and students feel polin e, some comment should be made twisting skills are listed below in the sug-
that to perform properly on trampoline, about spottin g. Students should not bounce gested order of instruction:
grea t height mu st be attained. This is not without spotters, and spotters must pay Hands and Knees Drop: This skill is
so. All of the skills described in this arti- attention to their performer. If the per- performed just as the n ame implies. In the
cle, and many more can be successfully form er comes close to the edge, spotters land ing position, the back is parallel to
performed with less than one or two feet should hold up their hands and attempt to the bed, and the performer is cautioned
of bounce. Certainly the top collegiate per- push the performer back on the bed. At- to place equal weight on all fours. This
formers and some of the professional tempts to ca tch the student as he fall s helps avoid the rocking horse effe ct, and
trampolists boun ce very high above the usually result in both the performed and provides for a straight rebound so that the
bed, but the second ary teacher must remem- the spo tter collapsing to the ground . Push- perform er can return to hi s feet. Begin by

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boun cin g in the landin g pOSitIOn until some to complete the sk ill. Th e rebound to a combin ed into a series of mov es to com-
control is obtained, th en start from the stand is the same as with the first meth od. prise .a routine. Simply by PUtliIlg them
feet and rebound back to feet after land- Sometimes student s feel a snap in their in different order, one could ima gi:ne many
ing_ neck as they land. This is due to land in g combinations, so me difficult and SO]11e ea sy.
Seat Drop : Begin this move by sitting with most of the weight on the hips whil e Difficulty of combina ti on can also b e vari ed
on the bed with the hips on the cross in the shoulders are suspended off of the mat. by allowin g th e performer to b()unce on
the webbin g_ The kn ees shou ld be straight Laying the head back a littl e farth er or hi s fee t between each or every o tlle r move,
and the ba ck of the legs from th e heels raising the legs hard er usually corrects or by predeterminin g wh ere foot bounces
to the hips should be in contact with the this, but instructors should wa tch for com- will be allowed. Followi ng is a s uggested
bed_ Place the palms down on th e bed plete bed contact along the entire back. combi nation for th e listed skills: Hand s
beside the hip s for balan ce_ Toes may point Swivel Hips: This skill consists of a seat and knees, seat, front , back, fee t , sw ivel
to the ceilin g in ea rly learnin g, as thi s drop, a 180 degree turn and another seat hips, feet, one half a irplan e, one Il alf turn-
helps raise the feet and legs so that they drop without intermediate touchin g of the table, fe et. This rout ine is de mons trated
contact the bed simultaneously. Later, toes mat. Throughout the move, the legs should by the in clud ed pictures.
should be pointed for better form. This ease be kept strai ght, and the feet should fol- Many other com bin a tions of bas ic skill s
of this skill surprises some beginn ers, since low the lin e that run s down th e lon g axi s can be invented. Instructors are enco uraged
when performed correctly, the stud ent of the bed. Bringing the fee t around th e to devise their own co mbinati ons to fit
bounces back to his feet with littl e or no side in a semi tuck position is a comm on th eir particular teachin g situation. Grades
effort. error and should be disco uraged. Th e fir st should be based on the ability of th e stu -
Front Drop: The front drop also begins step in learn ing consists of a seat drop dent to perform the stunts in combina ti on
with the assumption of the landing posi- properly executed, and a stand with 90 de- rather than sin gly. Anyon e of the co mbin -
tion before attem pting the en tire move. gree turn. Upon reboundin g from the sea t ation method s sugges ted earlier could be
The hips should be directly over the cross drop , the performer pushes off the mat used, or th e teacher may test accordi ng to
on the bed, the knees held sli ghtly bent with his hands, then ex tends them over hi s hi s own method s. Care should b e taken to
and the elbows bent at 90 degrees with the head and looks in the direction of the turn. evaluate not only th e skills as th ey are
forearms flat on the bed so that the backs The hips are extend ed from the sitting to performed, but th e form, grace and ease
of the hand s are directly in front of the the standin g position, and the body exe- with which th ey are combined. When stu -
face. This is the landin g position, and all cutes a one quarter ' turn so that the stu - dents are allowed to invent their own rou -
parts of the an terior surface of the body dent is standing sideways on the bed with tin es, extra points should be g ive n for
except the face should con tact the bed his hand s over his head. This same move- originality and difficulty of com bination.
simultaneo usly. Most instru ctors teach their ment is then repeated with a 180 degree Two different series of th e sam e basic skill s
;tudents to bend their knees, as thi s helps turn so that the body is fa cin g the oppos- mal' vary considerably in diffi culty d epend-
,n the rebound to the feet. After assumin g ite direction from whi ch it started. in g upon the ord er in whi ch th ey are com-
he landing pOSitIOn, the first attempt Throughout this move, instructors should bin ed. Utilization of thi s approach tu
,hould be from a hands and knees position. encourage the st uden ts to keep their legs teaching helps acco mpli sh th e final obj ec-
With a small bounce, the student extends strai ght and directly und er the body. Fin- tive of gym nastics ; the artisti c co mbination
his legs backwards, his arms forward and ally, after completion of the one half turn , of individu al moves into a smooth flowin g
contacts the bed on his front, then returns the performer executes anoth er seat drop exercise demon strating skill, stren gth and
on the first rebound to his hands and knees. and sits facing the other way without touch- grace of motion.
Later a larger bounce on the hands and ing the mat. A sli ght forward lean on the St udents may be taught to judge the rou-
knees can precede the landin g. The student initial landin g position may assist the stu- tin es. By fir st trainin g them in the tech-
then progresses from feet to hands and den t to execute the final seat drop. niqu es of judgin g, and th en using a total
knees to front to fe et, and finally, from Half Twist to Front Drop, or One Half of fiv e or seven of th eir scores, a fairl y
feet to front , to feet. This progression Airplane: Sometimes this maneuver is just reliable and valid grad e can b e obta ined.
should be fl exible so th at the student can called an airplane, but it is preferable to Instructors may wish to score th e routin e
progress at a rate at which he feels com- includ e th e . term one half, since it contain s also and weight their res ponse against th e
petent. a one half twi st. This helps differentiate class response in any des ired ration. By
Back Drop: Again, to build confid ence, it from th e full airplane which con tai ns a teaching the st ud ents to judge, the teacher
the student assumes the landing position full twi st. The move actually consists of a will be including some of the more aca-
first so that proper con ta ct with the bed back drop with one half twist landing on dem ic aspects of physical edu cation as well
is maintained. The hips are over the cross, the front, and should be performed without as in creasing the ability of the students to
with the legs raised to the vertical posi- a bounce when it is first attempted . Th e enjoy the sport of gy mnastics from th e
tion. The en tire back, from the should ers student begins to fall back with a rela- spectator point of view.
to the hips, should be flat on the mat with tively straight body, (not with a ki ck as
the weight di stributed equally, but the described in the back drop) and as he
back of the head should not touch the mat. fall s, a 180 degree turn is executed so that
The arms are extended in fr ont of the chest he lands on hi s front. After a few prac-
for balance. Two methods are suggested for tices without boun ce, the stud ent may
learning this skill. The first requires that
the student bounce to his back after per-
forming a bent knee seat drop. This allows
gradually build up height. When confidence
is obtained, the arm s may be extended to
the sid es durin g the turn , and th e student
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him to land on his back from a lower " fly s" around givin g the airplan e effect.
bounce, and may also assist him to attain in FLOOR' E XERC ISE only
Control can be improved by loo kin g and
the proper landin g position. Upon landing,
the performer extends his hips vigorously
in coordination with the sprin g of the bed,
pointing the lead arm directly at th e in-
tend ed landin g spot. The full airplane fol -
lows almost naturally from this skill , as
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and land in a squat on the bed. Later, they One Half Turntable: This movem ent is
should be encouraged to rebound with an essentially a front drop , 180 degree turn
arch. around the depth axi s, and another front
The second teaching method begins with drop. The front of th e body faces the mat
the student standin g on the bed while hold-
ing an imaginary beachball in his hands
with his arms extended forward about
throughout the movements. As the per-
fonner rebounds from his first front drop,
he pu, hes to the sid e with hi s arms and
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by Don Tonry

A New System of Teaching

Physical Education Gymnastic




(fi ve chart s per set ) . (ri' 6 .00 per set
(fo ur cha rts per set ) ... . @ 5.00 per set
(th ree char:s per s et ) ... . (n' 4 .00 per set
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GIRL'S PHYSICAL EDUCATION After bein g plagued by enthusiastic phy- The girls and boys tumbling charts con-
CLASS GYMNASTIC CHARTS sical education inst ructors and co aches at tain a sli ghtly different pattern of skills in
clinics throu ghout the country, I finally order to accommodate the different style of
BOY'S PHYSICAL EDUCATION decided that I would try to make up a sys- performance between the two. The girls
CLASS GYMNASTIC CHARTS tem for teaching gymnastic classes that charts emphasize flexibility skills and con-
INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED would both record th e stud en ts' progress tain movements that are "stepped into" and
CHARTS FOR PARALLEL BARS and give them a clear example of what they "out of" with one foot at a time. The boys
were trying to achieve. After carefully charts teach a similar pattern but includ e
INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED questionin g many physical Educators con- more balancing and jumping movements.
CHARTS FOR .STILL RINGS cerning programs, progressions, and com- For those physical educators who have
mon problems inherent within our activity , hesitated to teach trampoline skills in the
THE SIDE HORSE - BOOK I finally arrived at what I considered to be past; the trampoline teaching system will
by Don Tonry th e answer : A series of charts that provid e prove both safe and progressive. All of the
a constant accurate demon stration of appro- students are required to execute a skill or
priate beginnin g skills on every event in the skill series three times with only one inter-
National Gymnastic program_ I then carried mediate boun ce before they are allowed to
the idea a little furth er by making an addi- check it off on the progress chart. The ac-
tional chart for recording the stud ents' pro- tion of the arms is also very clearly illus-
gress by checking off those skills that have trated with arrows, on all trampoline
been mastered. This system allows the sequences. .
student and th e instructor to follow the P erhaps the title of thi s article is a little
progress of all of the class m embers. Each misleading by the use of the word NEW.
progress chart is made to accommodate It is not meant to suggest that this is an
sixty class members, which is approximately original idea, but simply a new series of
two classes or one large double class. " up to date" charts that encompasses both
The vaulting for both girls and boys ha s boys and girls gymnastic procedures de-
been broken down into two groups : 1. vaults signed specifically for beginning performers
from the board to the mat; 2_ vaults over in a class situation. Off hand, it seems that
the horse or buck. This system is meant to ten basic skills in each event is a little
give each student an extensive background meager and would only be of value for a
of hurdling and jumping before ever at- short span of time. However, when the total
Adapted from MG covers, these T-shirts tempting a vault over the buck. program is considered, it becomes clear that
are excellent for stimulating team spirit, The girls are given skills to perform on each female student has the opportunity to
exhibitions, and for promoting gymnas- one bar only, in order to: accommodate learn fifty different skills (trampoline in-
those schools that are only in possession of cluded) and each male student may learn
tic activities. NOW AVAILABLE : Side
boys parallel bars, to allow smaller young- seventy skills (trampoline included).
Horse, High Bar, Parallel Bars, Sundby sters to adequately participate, and to ful-
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Currently, many student teachers have
fill the need for a well-rounded single bar been usin g these charts when they find that
may order T-shirts with your own design beginning program. they are goin g to be required to teach a
(photo, sketch, cartoon, team emblem or The balance beam is the only event that gymnastic unit in their local high schools.
school mascot), for just $3.00 each when has been approached from th e routine as This system may be a partial an swer to the
ordered in quantities of a dozen or more. well as individual skill basis. Each skill is problem of standardized gymnastic instruc-
(sweatshirts $3.50 & $4.00). Specify S, illustrated in progressive ord er as it relates tional procedure.
M or L. Send payment with order to: to the routin e. The first illustration of the For furth er details, write to Gymnastic
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MG T-Shirts used to introduce the next skill. This system are five girls charts and seven boys charts
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by Dick Wolle mee t standard s and r egulations-especially
This month we are go in g to diverge just a perfectly controlled land in g.
a little from the usual conditionin g em- Nex t ( move to hi ghbar and with no prior
phasis and co ncentrate on preparin g for the warm-up, excepting free cali sth enics, per-
Kenneth 11'. H olli& actual contest routine. form yo ur compe titi ve routine. When each
Generally, the typical high school and all-around has completed one routine, move
/; you have "YNE11'S" that should be man y college competi tions have no separ- on to parallels, sid e horse, rings, and fi n-
in the MG . . . Send it direct to Kenneth ate warm-up equ ipm ent. Their only eq ulp- ally free exerci se. After a five minute res t,
W. Hollis, 3881 W. 25, Cleveland, Ohio, men t is used for the day's con test. The run through the six events again. Then go
44109. gymnast warm s up thoroughly for about 30 back to whatever apparatu s is scheduled
minutes, sits down 'till he's thoroughly cold for that day and work on individual parts
(2-3 hours in some contests); and then of yo ur routine where appropriate.
"Y-NEWS" when he's called on deck , he hurried ly does Post Workout
a little stretchin g, takes a job through the To assure gym nastic excellence, ten min
GYMNASTICS FOR THREE YEAR OLDS hall, performs a few push ups, and then utes of prescribed exercise after each prac-
By Ken Hollis hopefully hits hi s routin e as he ha s prac- tice seems entirely necessa ry. Foll owing is
ticed it. a skeletal prescription fo r each apparatus.
The Cleveland Heights YMCA has reo Why does he break, fall off, or miss hi s The all-around or th ose working more than
cently begun a program of gy~nna s tics ,for dismount? It could be that he has not one event may comb in e parts of each of
children 3 to 8 years old. DUTlng the j< all done in practice what he will be called th ese or come up with hi s own.
quarter 120 children participated in the upon to do in competition. Consistency in Free Exercise
program under the direction of 18 volun- the meet is directly proportion al to con- 1. 15 press handstands
teer instru ctors. Many of the gymnastic sistency in practice. 2. 20 kick hand stands
activities were learned at the Sportschule Suggested R ecipe 3. 5 sets of power flipflop s i.e., 6 or
in Cologne, Germany, by Bryce Warne, the If you are one who must compete without more in a series with no round off
Heights YMCA physical director, during the benefit of a separate warm up room Side Horse
his study there in 1963. with dupli ca te eq uipmen t, try limitin g yo ur 1. Double leg circl es (uphill , downhill ,
The program provides many jumping warm-up to only free exercises using no middle, loops; 20 each)
and swin ging obstacles, climbing challen ges eq uipm ent. When you are thoroughly 2. Scissors-front and r everse
and special pieces of equipment designed warmed up , approach the apparatus as for Rin gs
for balance activities to interest a young- com peti ti on (remem ber this is yo ur fir st 1. Mnscle up press handstand s
ster's mind. There are 40 different equip- contact with the equipment) mount, and 2. Dislocates for lift
ment setups for this ten-week program. complete your routine through to the dis- Parallels
Each week a child participates in act ivities mount. Each gymnast on th at event sho uld 1. Swin g handstands (minimum of 50 in
on 4 sets of equipment under the direction do the same until all have perform ed com- as few sets as possible)
of instructors provided at the rate of one plete routines twice. 2. Press hand stan ds (10 to 15)
for every 5 children. The children not only All rules, written and unwritten, of actual Lon g Horse
learn many physical skills but also be- competition should be followed e.g., if the 1. Landings- jump from th e end of the
come aware of what their bodi es are actu- performer fall s, he sho uld hold up his hand horse and practice meetin g the mat
ally capable of performing. for the judge, chalk up if necessa ry, and with yo ur feet
A variety of tasks are presented by the complete his routin e from where he fell off. 2. Sq uat jumps
instructors, many times in such a manner The goal should be two comp lete routines High ' Bar
as to stimulate a response based upon the within a 10 minute period , with no major 1. Cast to hand stand s
child's own creative ability. During the brea ks and no warm up, excepting free Unless stated, the number of tim es one
presentation of physical obstacles, ques- calisthenics. Only after two routines should should perform each post workout exercise
tions like "How can?" "Who can?" and the gymnast all ow himself to practice in- is up to the indi vidual gymnast and hi s
"Can you?" are freq uently all that are re- dividual tricks. coach. The important thing is to practice
quired to prompt such a creative .respo~~:. WHAT AB OUT THE A L~AROU N D the meet necessi ti es in practice . When yo u
Children not only learn gymnastIc actlvl' The all-around gymnast, to save time, and can consistentl y perform two routines with
ties but also experience signifi cant trainin g beca use he must be in phenomenal condi- no major breaks or get through the all-
in disciplined behavior-a rather nice age tion, may wan t to try his routin e practIce around circuit twice, a successful meet per-
to do so! in the form of a circuit. Set up the appar- formance is not just possible, it's even
There are no passin g or failing standards atus in some semblan ce of seq uence, pre-
for this "roup of youngsters. Absolute probable.
ferably with the hi ghbar at the beginning Don't learn your routine at the meet !
standards f~r performance of physical skills and th e rings at the end. Begin with vault-
are almost completely absent from the ' Learn it in practice, perfect it in practice,
ing and perform each competitive vault fi ve and hit it at the meet!
program , and each child experiences suc- tim es, takin g special care to conform to
cess in his own way. Individual negotiation
of the obstacles is the basis of the pro-
"ram rath er than strict adherence to formal QYMNASTlC8 on STAMpS
~mnastic regulations governing execution.
This . same type of program was begun
by Bryce at the Cleveland-Lakewood YMCA
in 1965 and is still in full operation there. THE MODERN LINES WA Y
I think it is a most unusual program in Buy Yo ur Mag. As An
that its basis is the new Free Movement AEROSOL SPRAY
Concept, and also in that almost all the
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Bryce, himself. I don't believe I have eve.r No broken or wasted chalk - eliminates
seen as much parental interest and cnthusI- messy floors - Cools the hands after bar
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Lowell Te chnological Institllte ( Dick Da~e Fennessey, a ll 'around ma n, will ex Un iversity 0/ Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
Aron son) This is Lowell Tech's first year ce ll on fr ee exercise and long horse as he Coach- Cha rles Pond
in competition. T ech is a youn g team but appears to be somewhat stronger on all W ith a team scorin g potential of ;::.!Jou t

RegiOn One alon g with sop homore Wayne Wh ite who events. 190 poi nt s, Coach Pond feels that the Illi
ex cells in fl oor exercise and horizontal bar Memphis Stat.e Uni versity nois squad will be a cont ender for bot h
and Walter Marcella on r in gs, Lowell Coach Len Br),son Big 10 and N.C.A.A. honors. The team is
should win Ihei r share of New England The Ti ge rs have look ed good in prese a- led by senior Hal Shaw and is made up of
Richard Aronson, Gprl1lastic Coach meets. Nex t year, T ec h will expand to a son ex hib iti ons and demon strated a great a balance of upperclassmen and sophomo res.
larger schedule and host tbe New En gland amount of potential. Relurn ing: lett erm en With a stron g trampolin e team consistin g
Lowell Technological In stitute
Intercollegia te Champions hi ps. Jim Lockard , Di ck Tobias, and Bill \ViI of three form er N.C.A.A. finali sts-Hoi
Lowell, Mas s.
cox will carry a great amount of the bur veck , Chapple, and Rollo- Coach Pond,
REGIONAL RANK INGS den. Dep th will be added by the return of with the abl e help of new assistan t coach
All Araund: I . Jim Amerine, S. Jim Cu rzi, launches his 196768 dual mee t
Conn.; 2. Harold Hauben, S. Ca nn.; Mike Wheat, P ete Morri s, David P orch.
R egion 1 - Connecticu t, Maine, Massachll- 3. Joe Reed, U. Mass.; 4 . Be n Ar- and Clayton Covin gton. With a lot of hard season on Decem ber 9:
setts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Ver- d izizzone , SC; 4. Ron Grant , SC; 6 . work in the right di rection Memphi s State J on. 13 Minnesota
Phil Mi ller, MIT. Side Harse : 1. wi ll again be in the top three if not first. Jon. 26 Oklo homo
:mont. Le Clair, UMass.; 2. Yearwood, S. Jon. 27 ot Michi gan State
Conn.; 3. Babakion, UMoss. Tram- Furman University Feb. 2 Ar izona
poline: 1. Rogers, SC; 2. Hickmon , Coach Bobby Fay Feb. 3 Oh io State
Sprin gfield College (Frank Wolcott). SC; 3 . Stevens, S. Conn. Parallel Feb. 10 Indiana University
Bars: 1. Amerine, SC; 2. Proven- New head coach, Bobby Fay, re port s
Spri ngfield fini shed last year in a first that hi s tea m is grea tl y im proved and ex
Feb. 17 Iowa
cher, Spfd.; 3. Reed, UMass. Floor Feb. 24 at Mich igan and Wisconsin
place ti e wit h Penn State for the EIGL Exercise: 1. Amerine, SC; 2. God- Mar. I & 2 Big 10 Meet at Michigan State
pee ts a good season. Capt. David Creech is
title but will not have the great team they win, UMass. 3 . DelGallo, UMass. Mar . 8 at Southern Illinois
Rings: 1. Amerine, SC; 2. Detgallo, expected to be a strom; cont end er on Apr. 4 , S & 6 NCAA Finals a t Tucson
had back thi s season. Gone are Tom trampoline as is Bobby Tubb on side h o r~ e.
Auchterton li e and Bob Cargill both con UMass.; 3. Pillion, Sc. Lang Horse: Team personnel for Ill inois by events is :
1. Amerine, SC; 2. Provencher, SC ; Freshmen St uary We isner is said to be on(' LH : Rollo, McCarthy, Show, Butts. FX : He:tke,
sistent winners for Sprin gfield. Frank reo 3. Reed, UMass. Horizontal Bar: McCarthy, Shaw, Butts. SH : Butts, Broome,
1. Amerine, SC; 2. Grant, SC; 3. of the stronges t ri ng men in th e area an fl Coots, Raymond, Mierzwa. R: Shapin , Davis,
. ports as does Erik Kj eld sen of U. :Mass., should help make thi s event a real con
that the 12 man rule is hurtin g his team. Ardizzone, Sc. Ro llo, Chapple. PB: Raymond, Sepke, Butts,
test. Rollo. HB: McCarthy, Koplan , Butts, Raymo nd,
He sta tes that he has six men sitting out Sepke.
University oj Georgia
dual meet s who cou ld be hi gh on th e pla c-
Coach Lee Cunnin p: ham
in gs this year. However, he does have a Ohio Stale University, Columbll s, Ohio
The Geo rgia Bulldogs are again improv
few bright spots that could pu ll him team
to a possible third place thi s season. On
the trampoline, Tim Rogers and Ste\'e Hi ck
man both place winn ers in the EIGL
Championships last year, Ben Ardzzonf'
RegiOn Two
Mr. Mike Jacobsoll
ing rap idl y. If th e problem of break ing
during rout in es can be elimin ated Georgia
will be anot her S IGL co nt end er. Capt.
Hank Rodgers is a girted free exercise and
trampoline spec ial ist who will be extremely
Coac h- Dr. J illl Sweeney
Coa ch Swee ney writ es, " Ohi o Sta te is
lookin g forw ard to a good year in 196768.
Our won lost record should improve some,
but th e important th ing is getting our
and Ron Grant both all arou nd and Mike V.S.N.A ., A tmapolis, Md. score int o the 170's or 180's and gell ing
difficult to defeat. 10hn Hardt has ad e
Provencher in three event s a long with cap out of the Big 10 cell ar. We are still very
quat e routin es on side horse, hi gh bar, an d
tain , Tom Pilli on on th e rin gs cou ld all para ll el bars and will place hi gh for the much in a building slage a nd are in need
finish well in the Eastern stand in g. Spring of addit ional talent to becom e real con
Region 2 - Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Bu lld ogs.
field is hosting the college division NCAA tenders. AlI around man Bruce Trott is
York, New Jersey, Ma ryland. Uni versit y 0/ Florida
Champions hi ps in March 7, 8. and 9, 1968. looki ng good in all event s and should help
Coach J oe Regna
Florida will be leanin g heavil y on "w ide out quit e a bit. Most notab le improvement
University of Mass. (E rik Kj eldse n) My smilin g" all around cont ender Robin E!H!' will be on side horse wh ere we will doubl e
comment s : Thi s could be th e best year in land for a great amoun t of the learn score . last yea r's scores. Team morale is excell ent

RegiOn Three
hi story for U. Mass. Pre-season streng th En!!land was the hi ghli ght of the 196667 and shou ld help the year to be a good
sees the Redm en as finishin g around third S IGL Champ ionships in Memphi s as he one."
place fi ghtin g it out with Sprin gfield , Army demon :o;trat ed the importan ce of form Ohi o State '61-68 Gymnastics Schedule
. and Navy. A recen t re port has it that throughout a routin e. Sup port wi ll be added Jon. 6 Mich igan State
their allaround man is injured so thi s wi ll Mr. Letl Bryson Jon. 13 towa and Boll State
by Rich Irwin and !I"like Brenna n. Jon. 20 at Minnesota
most definitely have a bearing upon the Memphis S tate Ull iv., MempJlis, Tell/I. Georl{ia Tech Feb. 2 at Indiana State
final tcam standings. Coac h Lyle Welse r Feb. 3 at Illi nois
-U . Mass Varsity Schedule : Feb. 10 Michigan
Jon. 27 H Penn State The loss of stand out performers Charley Feb. 17 Wisconsin
Feb. 3 A Army .\I onot and Larry Coffee n will put a Feb. 24 at Indiana
Feb. l OA Pittsburgh Region 3 - Alabama, Wash. D, c., Florida, damper 011 t he Rambling Wrecks for th e Feb. 29 Big 10 Meet at Michigan State
Feb. 14 A Spring field Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Oh ia Stote perso nne l by events: lH : Sexton,
Feb. I 7 H Navy
196768 season. But look out , Lyl e always Brown , Boker, Stuckey, Breck , Howard Tro tt .
Feb. 24 A Syracuse LOl4isia'la, MiSSiSSippi, North Carolina, Ten- comes up with a presentable team. FX : Sexton, Brown, Stuckey, Mendelso n, How-
Team Roster- AA: Tim Steeve s, Joseph nessee, SO ldh Ca rolina. Louisiana State U"i versity ard , Trott. SH : Boker, Semon , Howa rd , Trott .
. Reed. FX: Toby Kasovana, Rich De l Golla, R: Howard, Trott , Buck, Perkins , Kelso. Tr :
Dav id Woods, W illiam Bean, Joseph Godwin, Coach Bill Bankhead Sexton, Stuckey, Mendelson, Breck, Whit e. PB :
William McCauley. SH: Fred Babakian , Clar- Since the big era of tile Florida Stal e LSU will be dow n this season. Wes Me Howard, Trott , Baker, Buc k, Kelso. HB: How-
ence Fraser , Mic hael Koffma n, Robert Lecla ir, Uni versity gy mnasti c powerhouse, in th e Vay, aft er a year layoff, will be back a l o n~ ard, Trott, Buck, DeHaven, Kelso.
William Estes , Franklin Dean. R: Fraser, David earl y 1950's; Southern gymnasti cs has been with Cl yde Ashl ey. The Ti ge rs are looking:
March, Del Gallo, Estes, Geo rg e Seibert , James
We bb, Woods, Mike Kasa vo na. Tr : Kasavana , on a rapid declin e. Until recently a great forward to next year when all th e top Uni versity of Wiscollsin , Madison , Wise.
T., Thomas Adorns, Beon, Godwin , Kosavona, number of gym nasti c programs wpre f'ilh f' r rreshmen in the SO llth move up to the C:oach-Gpo. Bauer
M., McCaul e y. LH : Stephen Bro wn, Kosava na ,
discontinued or supported onl y to a min i LSU va rsity team. ,Vith outstanding performers J ohn Rus-
T., Leclai r, Bean . PB : Bro wn, Fraser , March, so-one of the top side horse men in til('
Webb, Godwin . HB : Brown, March , Seibert, mUIll. Within the last fiv e years admini stra Other team s in t he SIGL are : Th e Cit a
McCauley, Richard Wilcox. tors and coaches have worked together to del :\ lilitary College, Virgini a Military Col co unt ry, Pete Bradley- a standout on pa ra l
aga in promot e the sport of gymnasti cs. lege, Auburn Universit y, College of Wil lei bars, rin gs, and long horse, and Bob
South ern COIlII. State Collepe (Ab ie Even thou gh the support is be in g add ed, liam and !\-lary, Georgia Southern Coll ege Hennecke-a lopnotch allaround man ,
Grossfeld ) (College Div isionL T his team mos t of th e teams represent the depart. and Florida State Universit y. coach Ba uer wi ll fi eld a team th is year th a t
ha s slowly come up through the years and ment s of physica l edu cation and not ath $No report has been received at this ti me wi ll be capabl e of surprisin g several op
now stands as one of the bett er teams in letics. This in turn decreases the size of from the grea t number of ind epend ent ponent s. As an added incenti\'e, the Wi s
New England if not the East! Sout hern bud ge ts, elimin ates recruit in g. and makes teams in the Sou th . consin equa l has two Ol ymp ic team
has Jim Amerine, a con sistent 9 scorer in it ext remely diffi cult to maintain a res pect Those school s in the Inde pendent group cont enders, Fred Rot hli sberger and Arn o
fi ve of six event s. In addition , sophomore. able size schedu le. is : Northeast Loui siana State Un iversit y. Lascari. wo rkin g out with them.
Jim Yearwood on sid e horse and senior, Northwes t Louisiana S tat e Uni\'ersit y, 1967-68 Wisconsin Univ. Gymnostics Schedule
The establi shm ent of new team s in region J an. 6 St. Cloud and Indiana
Harold Howben wi ll make Sout hern very three has been fl ourishin g. The stat e of So uthw est Louisiana State Universit y. Un iv. Jon . 11 Wisconsin State (OshKosh )
tough thi s year. . Kentucky has see n the devel opment of five of Louisvill e, Eastern Kentu cky State Col Jan . 27 tndiona State & Northern Ill inois
Sa. Cann. Varsity Roster-AA: J im Amerine, new teams, Tennessee three, Alabama one, lege, Georgetown Coll ege (Kentu cky) and Feb. 3 Western Mich igan
Harold Hauben. FX : Hatfield, Webster. SH : Feb. 10 Min neso ta & Michigan Stale
Georgia two, Virgin ia two, and South Western Kentucky Stat e Co ll ege. Feb. 16 at Bo ll State
Shay, Yea rwood. R: Hatfield, Capitao. Tr: Si-
mon, Bu rn s, Stevens, Amerine. LH: Copitao, Ca rolina one. Northwest and Nort heast It is impossi bl e to att empt to place gym Feb. 17 at Ohio State
Yearwood. PB: Shay, Copitao. HB ; Hatfietd , Louisiana Sta te Universit ies ha ve emerged nasts in th e poss ible position at thi s time. Feb. 24 a t Michigan with Illinois
Team Roster by events: FX: Jeff Mahn,
Cepitao. on the gy mnasti cs scene by recruitin g two As soon as competiti on begin s all of the Curt J ohnson , Bob Hannecke, Don Dunfield .
top gym nasts in Ri cha rd Ll oyd and Kat schools will forward their result s. SH: Jan Weber, Bob Hennecke, John Russo .
Ma ss. Inslilnte 0/ Technology (Bru pe sut oski Kanzak i. Hi gh sc hools and YMCA 's R: Bob Hennecke, Dick Nyborg, Pete Bradley,
Mark Kann. Tr : Woody Lyans, Dean Arnold ,
Wright ) (College Di vision). This is MIT's with in the At lan ta and Birmin g: ham areas Steve Bates, Do n Dunfield . lH: Curt J ohnso n ,
second year of compet ition and Ihey should and t hroughout the states of Virginia and Mark Kann, Pele Bradley, Bob Hennecke. PB :
continue to grow in strength. Th ey have Florida are expandin g their programs dai ly. Pete Bradtey, J ohn Russo, Bob Hennecke, Mark
Kann. HB : Curt Johnson, Pete Bradle y, Bob
Di ck Hood and Phil Mill er both all around

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A great number of northern hi gh schoo l Hennecke, Gory Goodman .
men. Wri ght bases his hopes on his team 's gymna sts are fin din g the Sou th att ractive
youth and tal ent. and are looking that direction fo r their Uni ve rsity 0/ Minnesota , Minneapolis, Minn.
'Varsity Schedule : coll ege ed ucat ion. Coach- Dr. Ralph Piper
Jan. 13 H Dartmouth Th e grea test boost to come about in reo
Feb. lOA Coast Guard Academy Mr, Roger Co uncil No report rcceived.
Feb. 17 H Plymouth State cent years for Sout hern gymnastics has Indiana S tate Univ., Terre HaUl, bid. Uni versity 0/ Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Feb. 24 H Yale been the NCAA rule which makes the Coach- Dr. Newt Loken
Team Raste r: Lance Antrim , Fr .; Patr ick
Bailey, G.; Mot Casadabon, Fr. ; Pot Cunning- Southern Int ercolleg iat e Championships a The team Ih a t was runnerup in both th e
ham, Fr.; Michael Devorkin, . Jr.; Ken. Gerber , qu a li fying meet for the Nat ionals. 1\ lost Big 10 and the N.C.A. A. meet last season
Fr.; Thomas Hofer, Soph. ; Mlk,: ~endrlCks, Sr.; coaches in the Southern Distri ct realize that
Richard Hood, Soph.; Steve Killingswo rth, .F~ .; Region 4 - Illino is, Indian a, Mich iga n, Ollio, will be relyin g heavily on soph omores and
Denn is King, Jr.; Arpad Lomeli , Fr.; Phillip we have no nationally th reat ening team; Miullesota, Wisconsi,t, Iowa. juniors this season hav in g lost se\'en sen-
~~I:,r, J~thjo:nhiIWee~Og?:~, ~~be~fms~a~~~: bul. we do produce seve ral fin e specialist
ea ch year that deserve th e oppo rtunit y to
iors. T eam captain and former 'Vorld
Soph.; John Schoefer, Jr. Amateur Trampolin e Cham pion, Way ne
compe te in nationa l competit ion. Formerl y Schools a re li sted by divi sions of nati onal ,\Iill er will head what is proba bly the
we had an added financial burden of at compet ition: strongest trampolin e team in the nation
Dartmouth (Ken J ones ) My comment s : I
tendin g the Eastern District s which creat ed along wit h Dave J acobs, defendi ng N.C.A.A.
do not know who is strong, etc., but th ey
an imposs ibl e situ ati on for most of the '.C.A .A. UN IV ERS ITY DIVI SIO N trampolin e champion, sophomo re standout
ha ve had a team fo r abo ut fou r years. I
imagin e the upper c1assmen arc OK. I do tea ms. BIG 10 CON FERENCE George Hunt zicker, Vic Corant , and Don
know that th ey have so me good freshmen, The South ern Intercollegiat e Gymnastics Iowa Uni versity, 10IVa Cil)" 10IVa Portman.
so look to t he future . . . Championships aga in looks to be a close Coach- Sam Bailie i\lichigan should not have a weak spo t
Te am raster : Fronk Couper, Sr.; J a hn Pai s- race. Last yl'a r th f' Inp fOllr If'ams Wl'rf' Show ing a great improvement in the wilh good depth in the remaining six
ley, Jr.; Jeff Soffer, Jr. ; J o hn Anderson, Jr.; all within fi ve points of each oth er. David t ram polin e and g:ai nin g help from sopho event s. AIIarou nd man Sid J ensen, Canad i
Burt Port er, Soph .; Lorry Ri!ilgs, So ph .; Dole Lipsco mb should prove to be the great es t an PanAm star from Montreal , wi ll pro
Strubte, Soph.; Bob Moskoulltz, So ph.; Tom more sensations Jim ~ I orlan , Mike Ze peda ,
Weigle, Fr.; Jeff Rogers, Fr .; Dave O'Connor, threat as the enti re 19666 7 team returns J erry Bonny and Ri ch Scorza , th e Un iver vid e the nucl eus around whi ch many othe r
with the add it ion of fou r new fr eshm en. out standing speciali sts will work.
~ro~n~~:~~ ~~II~ik:r~e~s~~d~r.;W~i1( ndot~,eoF(e Other cont ende rs for the titl e wi ll be Fu r
sit y of Tow a will definitely be one of the
1967-68 Michigan University Sch edule
stronges t con tenders for th e N.C.A.A. title. Jon. 6 Eastern Michigan, Ihere
man Un iversit y. :\Iemphi s State Universit y. The strenp:th of the Iowa side horse team
Unil'ersity 0/ New Hampshire ( Lou Da Jan. 12 Weste rn Mich igan , there
and the possibil ity of "Vest Virgin ia. is legend by now, and wit h such talent as J an. 20 Univers ity of Iowa, there
tilio ) U of NH wi ll compete as a club thi s Feb. 3 Minnesota, here
yea r with a varsity pro gram to start the SIGL CONFERE NCE TEMIS NCAA defending champ Keith ;\lcCan less. Feb. 8 Michigan State Universit y, there
David Lipscomb College and Marc Siott en, is und oubtedl y th c best Feb. 10 Ohio State, Ihere
followin g" year. in the nation. Competiti on will be keen in Feb. 17 tndiana & Indiana State, Ihere
Coa ch Tom Hanvey Feb. 2 4 Wisco nsin & Il linois, here
Yale ( Don Tonry ( No re port rece ived at The Biso ns as mentioned earli er wi ll b,. the Big 10 this year and the Iowa squa d Mar. 1 & 2 Big 10 Meet 01 Mich igan St a te
press time. the stronges t contend er for the S IGL title. will have their hands full when th ey en Apr. 4, 5 & 6 NCAA Meet at Tucson
.;ount er conference foes Mi chi gan and Team Raster by eve nts: AA: Sid J ensen. FX :
Lead by seni or Ted Imrn ed iato. Lipscomb Dove Jacobs, Geo. Huntzkker, Fred Rodney,
Coast Guard Academ y (J eff Card in a li ) will not on ly have the depth but al so at i\lichi!!an Sta te. Stan Go ldblatt. SH: Dove Geddes, Mike Ca r-
No report received at Ilrcss tim e. least one strong special ist on each e\'e nl. No -sc hedu le or roster se nt penter, J im DeBoe, Steve Swiryn, Fred Rodney,
Steve Vanek. R: Chas. Froeming, Rich Ke"ne , Ball Stale University, Muncie, Indiana Nat iona ls returnin g, coach Howa rd is look- Wiscons in State Unive rs ity '67-68 Schedu le
Lorry Metrick. Tr : Wayne Miller, Dove Jacobs, Ja n. 27 W.S.U. (River Fotls), home
Geo. Huntzicker , Vic Conant , Don Portman. Coach- Bob Weiss in g forward to anoth er sll ccess ful season. Feb. 3 W.S.U. (St even's Point) , away
LH : Fred Rodney, Geo. Huntzicker , Wayne Mil- With the loss of seve ra l key senior gy m- Eri c J ohn son. NA IA A ll- Amer ica n on side Feb. 10 W.S.U . (P la ttevi lle) , home
ler, Dave Jacobs. PB: Ron Rapper, Dick Rich- nasts , " rebuil d in g" is th e word at Ball horse, should provide plent y of power in Feb. 15 Northern Michigan, home
ards, Fred Rodney, Dove Ruttenberg . HB : M ike Feb. 17 W.S. U. (Oshkosh), away
Sasich, Scott Paris, Fred Rodney. Stat e this yea r. Alth ough the squad is t hat eve nl. Out s tandin g trampolini st Ste\'e Ma r. 2 W .S.U . (Wh itewater & Eau Claire)
s mall , Ba ll S tate, a school that has pro- Berger should also be a cont ender this yea r at Eau Clai re
Michigan State Uni.versity duced seve ral stand out gy mn asts in recent for the N. A. I. A. trampoline title_ Ex pectell Mar. 15- 16 W.S. U. Conference at LaC rosse
yea rs, wi ll boast good depth in th e pa rall el Mar. 21-23 N.A. I.A. Meet at Havs, Ko"'sas
East Lan sing, Michigan. to g rea tl y improve hi s eightlql lace finish Wisconsin State University (at Superior) Team
Coach-G eorge Szypu la bars and side horse c\'c nt s. in the N.A .J .A . nati onals is all-aro und Roster: FX : Nick Runions, Bob Burgener. SH :
\Vi th senior all -a round man Dave Th or, 1967 Bo ll Stat~ University Gym nastics Schedule standout Hich Za leski. Ma rshall Klein. R: Barry Hautala , Bob Alleva ,
Jan. 5 at Northern Illinois Wisconsin State Uni versity 196768 Schedule Bob Leu, Marshall Kle in. Tr: Pot Sucher. LH :
A ll-Amer ica n and member of the P an- Am Jan. 12 at Cincinnati No ne listed. PB : Fred Kostka, Jim Pasek, Paul
T ea m, and so phomore all-around st ando ut , Jan. 13 at Ohio State wit h University of Jan. 6 Milwaukee Institute Tech., home Dorfman. HB: Dove Lendgren, Paul Dorfman,
Iowa Jan . 27 Sf. Cloud, there Fred Kostka.
J oe Fed orchek as a neucleus, Coach Szy- Feb . 3 Wisconsin State University (White-
Jan. 26 at Western Michigan water), home
pula wi ll have as strong a tca m as he ha s Feb. 3 tndiona State & University of Chi-
had in recent years. Lik e Iowa, the M.S.U. cago
Fe b. 10 Wisconsin State University (River Wiscol/sin Slate Unive rsity
Falls), h ome Platteville, Wisconsin.
trampolin e squad is great ly improved, and Feb. 10 tllinois State Unive rsity & Miami Feb. 17 Wisconsin State Univers ity (Stevens
(Ohio) University Point ), home Coach- Ed Noltncr
th ere is good d ept h in the oth er even ts. Feb . 16 Wisconsin
All-aro und man T hor and jun ior sensa- Feb. 24 Wiscons in State Unive rsity (Eau . Out standin g performers: lai n ivleKay on
Claire ), away side horse, Del Raupp on tra mpol in e, Don
ti on T oby Towson in the flo or exercise N.C.A.A. COLLEGE DIVI SION Mar. 2 Wisconsin State University (Osh-
event will give coach Szypula a consistant kosh), home Kenn elt e on parallel bars, and b oth Da vc
Indiana Slale University, T erre Haute, Ind. Mar. 15 & 16 W.S. U. Conference at LaCrosse Moe hole and Tom Wergin g on rings.
scoring pun ch in that event. Additiona l
Coach- Roger Counsil Mar. 21, 22 & 23 N.A. I. A. Notiono t at Ft. Wisconsin State University '67-68 Schedule
depth in ot her eve nt s will be afforded by Hays, Kansas
such s tandou ts as Ed Gunney, former
With an alm os t exclusively sophomore Team Roster by Events : AA: Dave Went- t~b~ 2~ .Yttu~sil~te~!n'~O~~~~~~ tt~;~, home
team , Indian a S tate Uni versit y is fieldin g worth , Rich Zaleski , Chas. Neisen. FX : Dick Feb. 9 W .S. U. (River Falls ), there
N.C.A.A. rings ch ampion, and Bi g 10 rin gs
the s trongest tea m in its h istory, alth ough
champ, Da ve Crof t. The remainder of th e
also the sma ll est. In its seco nd mee t o f the ~:~~~~h:r~UI R~e~~~fksHeSn~~ ic~~c ~~~nsOr;'He~ir~k Feb. 10 W.S.U. (Superior ), t here
Feb. 17 W. S.U. (Eou Cla ire ), home
squad will be drawn fr om the foll owi ng
performers: Bares, Diehl, Di ggi ns, Gold -
season, the Indian a State Syca morcs have g~eng ~~~Ebe~:'= t~"; ~khm~~~;~lt,St6ick Bs~~:i~ Fe b. 24 W.S .U. (Oshkosh), there
Mar. 1 W.S.U . .(Whitewater), home
attai ncd 173 point s aga ins t the University cher. PB: Ralph Druc ke, Mike TOl yma n, Do n Mar. 2 Sto ut State, there
berg, Gunney, H ayni e, Kinsey, Moore, VonEbers . HB : Ra lph Drucke. Mar. 9 Whitewater Invitational
of Illino is at Urbana in a loss to coach
S terner, Walker, Wi tzhe, l\'lurah ata , Camp- Mar. 15 & 16 Conference Meet at LaCrosse
Cha rl ie Pond's Illini gy mnasts (173 to Mar. 2 1- 23 N.A. I.A . at Ka ys, Kansas
bell and J olin. 184). W ith stand out All-around man \"\;/ay ne St.out State University, Menomonee, Wisc. Wisco nsin State University (Platteville) Team
. No roster or schedul e received. Coac h- J ohn Zuerl ein Roster : AA: Dove Moehrle, Tom Werginz . SH:
Less ner scorin g in th e midd lc 8's or bett er
in all eve nt s and bein g s upport ed by such Although not boast in g of any cont enders Ke nt Lustig , loin McKay, Andy Hopgood. R:
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana for the '68 Olympic tea m, th e Bluedev ils of Jim Ro howe tz, Andy Hopgood, Mike Wedge.
out sta ndin g gy mna sts as Dave Gilchr ist FX: Duwone Coon , Robin Tenness ion, Dove
Coach- Dr. 011 0 Ryser who works consis tent high bar in the 9's , S tout S la te will have some ou tstanding Brilli ott . Tr: Jim Harvey, Lorry Beck, Mike
After enjoyi n g the s tron gest team in the George "Sonny" Corn ecelli a 9+ fr eeex perfo rm ers and s hould fare qui te well thi s We dge. LH : Duwoyne Coon, Ken Tustig , Robin
history of gymn astics a t 1. U_ la st year, Dr. llIall and va uit er, Harley Roberts with na- se ason. b~~neK~~~et re~: ~B~ry R~~I~ngte~~:s~iO~~P~?:~~
Ryser and assistant .Ti m Brow n a re aga in ti ona l potenti al o n rin gs and team captain Ro n Day, the 1967 W.S.u. Conference M ifschc lc.
looki ng forward to a successf ul season. and trampo lin e and fl oor exe rcise standout C hampion in Free Ex , Rin gs and all -aroun d
Aft er sufferin g a se tba ck on trampoline by J illl P rice, th e ln d iana Stat e sq uad will ce r- will again be vy in g for th ose t itles. Mik e Wis consin Slate University
losin g t heir two best men in tha t eve nt , tain ly be one of the favor ites to cap tu re DuPonl , 1967 W.S.U . Co nference long horse Eau Claire, Wisconsin
th e best event s will be r in gs and parall el the N.C.A. A. College Di vision team titl e champ , is also return ing wit h ho pes of re- Coach- Robert S. Scott
bars a nd the weak est trampolin e. Men wh o thi s year. peatin g hi s long horse wi n and bettering Out s tanding perform er: Ri cha rd Olson,
should turn in out sta nding p e rforman ct!~ 1967-68 Indiana State Uni versity hi s second p lace fi nis h on para llel bars. 1%7 Wi sconsin State Uni ve rsit y Confer-
this year are : Bill Hu nt on sid e horse, Gymnastics Schedule An outs tandin g fr eshm an ( i.e. frosh a rc en ce, sid e horse cha mp.
C lyde McDonald on tramp, Bob Wit mer Jon. 12 Mankato State Coll ege el ig ible at N.A. T. A. schoo ls) is Bill Licbi ch Wisconsin State 'University '67-68 Schedule
on para llel bars, Dave Ke iler on parallel Jon. 24 Memphis State Universit y fr om Oak Lawn , Ill inois_ Bill will g ive Jon . 27 Oshkosh, away
Jan. 26 Ill inois (Chicago Circle) Feb. 16 State College of Iowa, away
bars , and All-around standout Pat Ki vland Jon. 27 at Wisconsin with Northern Ill inois much help in the tram p and tumblin g Feb. 17 Platteville, away
on para llel bars and horizont al bar. Rin g- Feb. 1 Arizona evc nts. Feb . 24 LaCrosse, home
man Dway ne Wiser shou ld attain na ti ona l Feb . 2 Ohio State Universi ty Stout State Univrsity '67 -68 Schedule Mar. 2 Whitewater & Superior, home
Feb. 3 at Ball State Un ivers ity Jon . 6 W.5.U. (Whitewater) &. Unive rsity of Mar. 9 Whitewater tnvitotional
honors in hi s specialty. Feb. 9 at Western Michigan University Northern Iowa, home Mar. 1S & 16 W.S.U. Confere nce Meet at
Indiona University '67-68 Gymna stics Schedule Feb .l Oot Eastern Mich ig an University Jon. 27 W.S.U. (Stevens Point ), home LaCrosse
Jon . 6 at Wisconsin with St. Cloud College Feb. 16 at Eastern Illinoi.'i with Stoat State Feb. 7 St. Cloud College, there Mar. 2 1-22-23 N .A. I.A. Meet at Hays, Kan-
Feb. 17 at University Indiana with Michigan
Jan . 13 Michigan State
Jon. 27 at Minnesot a with Iowa State Universit y
Feb. 10 W.5.U. (Oshkosh), there
Feb. 15 Western Ill inois University, there '0'
Wisconsin State Uni ve rsity (at Eau Claire)
Feb. lOot Illinoi s Mar. 1 Southern Illinois University Feb. 16 Eastern Illinois University &. Indiana Raste r by Events : AA: John Spicer , Mike Bel-
Feb. 17 Michigan & Indiana State Mar. 23 N.CA.A. College Division Meet--ot State University at Charlesto n , Ill. lesboch. FX: Jim Hagstrom. SH : Woyde Anger ,
Feb. 24 Oh io State & Eastern Michigan Springfield, Mass. Feb. 17 Universit y of No rthern Iowa & Richard Olson. R: Vern Willers, Dennis Hib-
Indiana Team Roste r by events: FX: At April 1-2 N.CA.A. University Division Meet Ill inois State Unive rsity at Cedar bard. Tr : Mike Price, Mike White. lH : Mike
Gatti , Ron Long , Bill Long, Pot Kivland. SH: --ot Tucson, Ariz. Falls, Io wa Whit e . PB: Dennis Hibbard, Wayde Anger. HB :
Jim Lewis, Dove Keiter, Pat Kivland, Bill Hunt. Team Roster by Events: FX; Wayne Lessner , Feb. 24 W.S. U. (River Falls), there Dan Peterson.
R: Pat Kivtand , Mike Marquant, Paul Grof , Jim Price, Brad Carner, Geo. Cornecelli. SH: Mar. 2 W.S.U. (Plat teville), the re
Dwayne Wiser. Tr: J im Lewis, AI Gathi, Dwayne Rich Fore, Harley Roberts, Wayne Lessner. R: Mar. 15 & 16 W.S.U . Conference MeeJ at
Wiser, Dove Ke iler, Pot Kivland, Cl yde McDon- Rich Fore, Wayne Lessnr, Harley Roberts. Tr : LaCrosse
ald. LH : Pat Ki vland, Ji m Lewis, A I Gatli , Mi ke Dave Gilchrist, Rich Fore, Jim Price. LH : Rich Mar. 20-23 N .A. I.A. Cha mpionships at Hays,
Marquant. PB : Jim Lewis, Pat Kivlond, Dove Fore, Geo. Co rnecelli, Wayne Lessner, PB: Rich Kansas

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Keiter, Bob Witmer. HB : Jim Lewis, Bill Long, Fore, Dave Gilch rist, Wayne Lessner. HB: Stout State Ro ster by Evonts: AA: Ron Dov.
Dwayne Wiser, Pot Kiv tond. Wayne Lessner, Rich Fore, Dave Gilchrist. Mike DuPont , Bi ll Liebich. FX: John Elliot. SH:
Tim Bonks, John Kroegel, Harv.e y Look. R:
Ma n/mlo State College, Mallkato, Minn . Dove Blasko, Jim Beeck , John Dtna. Tr : J ohn
INDEPE NDENTS Elliot , Rick Fraom, Larry Pfeiffer. lH : (See. 011-
Southern Illinois Un iversity, Carbondale , Ill. Coach- Warren Rolek around men). HB :. Dove Blasko, John DIana. Mr. Bob Rec tor
Coa ch- Bi ll Meade With fO llr seni ors on hi s squad , coach PB: (se e all-around men). Kmlsas State Un;"., ,Ma1lhattml, Kan.
Boas tin g ten sen ior gy mn asts. Sou thern Holck, ass isted by former outs tandin g tum -
lJIinois Uni versity wi ll aga in be one of th e hl er Len K alak ian, will field a s trong, well Wisconsin Sla te Universit)'. Superior, W isc.
tea ms to consid er in th e race fo r the bala nced gy mnasti cs squad. Team cap tai n Coach- Br uce Fredcr ick
Ri ch Lamp ri ght , who is a senior, is cx Thi s season, \Visco nsin State Un iversit y R egion 5 ~ Io wa State Un;". , Kansas, Mis
N.C.A.A. titl e. So uthern lIlin ois is th e third
pee ted to do an ou tsta ndin g j ob on hi gh a t S uperi or a ntic ipa tes it s out standin g per SOl(ri, Ne braska, No rth. Dakota, Ok lahoma,
winn in gest team in the his tory of N.C .A.A.
f!ynm asti cs, behind Illi nois and Penn S tal e, bar. Ri ch will also be the !\'iankato St at(' form ers to be : Paul Dorfm an o n para ll el SOl(t/, Dako ta.
a ll -aro und man. An oth er man who s hould bars and high bar, F red Kos th a parallel
wi th th ree nationa l tit les. Both Penn Sta te
have a good season is trampolin ist Boh ba rs and hi gh har, Pa t S ucher on tram po Th e Big Ei ght Co nference gy mnasti cs
a nd Illin ois have wo n th e ti tl e eig ht tim es
Milne. l\'la nk ato Stat e will dc finit ely he a line, .M ars ha ll Klein on sid e horse and season start ed on Sat urday, November 18,
each. rin gs, a nd Bob 13ergener on fl oo r ex . with t he Universit y of Kansas Open Mect
Th e So uthe rn Illin ois trampoline team team to wat ch th is yea r.
Tea m Roster by Events: AA: Rich Lamprighl. in Law rence. Onl y indi vidual pl aces wcre
led by senior Dale Ha rdt will be So uth crn's FX: Jerry Bull , Dennis Rasmussen, Mike Zenk, given ; howeve r, Iowa S tat e ~ h owed th at
o Ulstand in g eve nt , however, the Saluki s will Rich Lampr ight. SH: Dove Edens, Tom Loppnow, th ('y wi ll be tough to bea t again this ycar.
boa st good depth in all eve nt s. Da ryl Simon. R: Steve Achier, Fran k Gruber, Ar-
lo Schultz. Tr : Jerry Bull, Bob Milne, Br ian Individu a l cham pions were Tom Sexton,
Southern 's squad will probably consist Schmucker, M ike Zenk. LH: J e rry Bull, Bob_ O.U. , in All Aro und , bea lin g Mi ke l ackit'
of Al exa nder, Denni s, Hardt , Kel ber, Du- Milne, Mike Zenk. PB: Steve AchIer, Fronk of Iowa S tat e, 51.5551.25. Jim Ba rb er and
pree, Polli zzano, Hult z, Hemm erl in g, Ray, Gruber, Bob. Wuornos. HB : Steve Achter, Bob
Wuornos, MIke Zenk. Mark Wilcox (8.80 1 of I.S. U. tied in Floor
Weber, Ma ye r, and Harstad. Aft er work ing Exerc ise ; Jim G illis pie ( 9.2SI o f Kan sas.
on compu lsories a ll s ummer, So uthern's all
around men are not having serious trouble
NA IA SC HOOLS (N ATIO NA L ASSOC. wo n S ide H orse; M ike lacki e (9.25) of
adj ustin g to th e new N.C.A .A. ru le whi ch
0 1' INTERCOLLEG IATE ATHLET ICS) I.S.U. won S till Rin gs with I. S.U_ also
Ea.stern Mi chigan University winn ing second an d th ird. T im Clarkt- ,
requires com pu lsorics . cham pionship I.S.U. ( 9.40 1 won TramJlol in e wi th Wil -
meets. Ypsila.nti, Michigan
Coach- Ma rvin l ohn son Cox , I.S.U., seco nd and Kenn ed y, I. S.U.,
No ros ter or schedule recei\'ed. fourth. r-.,'lik e J ackie (9.401 won Long
Head coach Marv J ohn so n is look in g to
the co min g season wit h mor-e th an a litt le Horse and Pat Edw ards (9.40 ) o f C.U. won
Western Mi chigan Univer sity Pa ra ll el Bars with Bl ea of C.U. second.
Kalamazoo, Michigan op timis m. Thc return of seni or all -around
Coac h- Fred Orlofsk y s tandout Ji m Arn old would mak e any coac h
In hi s secon d year as vars it y coach at a li lli e optimisti c abou t a success ful sea
W.M.U. , Fred Orlofsky is laun chin g h is son. Th e l":.'Y mna sts figu re to sho w more
196768 varsi ty gymnast ics season wit h an balance than at any tim e in th e past with
amhit ious eleven-meet schedule. Bein g onl y last year's youth ha ving ga in ed the needed
in it s second year of competition, \Vestern experi ence th rough man y meets. Form er
is sti ll in it s bu ild ing stage; however, with All -A meri can va u lter John Maso n is the
such a co mpetc nt coach a t the helm , W I' onl y mem ber lost off of las t yea r's team
are sure thaI it wi ll only be a mail er of til at fin ished with a 14-1 du al Ill ee t reco rd
t ime until Wes ter n Nli ch igan will he gym- and went on to pl ace fifth in t he N.A. I. A.
nasti cs power. Na ti onal Champion ships.
1967-68 Ea stern Michigan University Schedule
Jon . 6 Michigan, home
Western Michigan Univers ity 1967-68 Sched ute Jon. 13 Kent State & W. Vi rginia, away
Jon. 12 Michigan Jnn. 27 at Dav id Lipscomb Co llegE!
Jon. 13 at Illinois (Chicago Circle) Jan. 31 at Auburn University
Jan. 20 at Miami Unive rsity with C incinnati Feb. 5 at Ftor ida State Un iversity
(at Ox ford, 0.) Feb. 9 University of Ill inois (Chicago Circle )
Jan. 26 Boll Slate home
Feb. 2 at Northern Illinois Feb. 10 Indiana State University , home
Feb. 3 at Wisconsin Feb . 16 at Slippery Rock (Po. ) State College
Feb. 9 Indiana Sta te Universit y & Centra~ Feb. 24 Indiana & Ohio State at Indiana
Mich igan Team Roste r by Events: AA: Jim Arnold,
Feb. 16 at Kent State Tim Reill y, Joe Sawtell, Tim Wasyliriu k. FX:
Mar. 2 at N.CA.A. Regi onals Sam Muffitt, Rollie Steele , Lewis Tillman. SH:
April 13 at Michigan Gym Assoc. Meet (East Robert Kainz . R: Sam Mu ff itt. Tr : Gary Ca ter ,
Lansing) Tim Fitzharris, AI Steed, Tony Turner . LH :
Weste rn Michigan Roster by events: FX: (See AA Men). PB : Bob Dela nd, Glenn Ogg.
FX: Harvey Whitehead, Art DeMulder, Rolph HB : Jim Harris .
Logon. SH: AI Link, Ed Bonkowsk i, Rolph Lo-
gon, J im W yr ick. R: Harve y Whitehead, Ed
Bankowski, Jim Wyrick . Tr : Janis Andersous, Wi sconsin Slale Uni ve rsit.y, LaCro9sc, Wi sc.
Mark Marzolf, Ralph Logon. LH : Whitehead, Coac h- J ames Howa rd
Art DeMulder, Ralph Logon. PB : Harvey White- Bein g th e de fendi nv; W isco nsin Sta te
head, James Wyrick , At Link, Ed Bankowski.
HB: Art DeMu lder, Jim Wyrick , Harvey White- Uni\'crsit y Co nferen ce champs, and wi th
head. Ihn't' standou ts from last yca r's N."- !.A.
McDona ld of I.S.U., Simm ons of J. S.U .. choice in thi s conference at thi s time due Cal Poly Sta/.e College-Sari Lil is Obispo 19. Jerry Fontana , IS U 105.40
and Sext on of O.U. (9.40) tied for first to a couple of questi on marks on the pa rt In sp it e of one of the fi nest trampo lin e
on th e Hi gh Bar. of th e three ot her major powers. Led by tea ms in the co ll ege divi sion, Cal Poly will *?20. Jim Culhane, Un 105.05
Co lorado showed good depth and looked Kana ti Allen, the Bassist brothers, Don be hard pressed to wi n meets due to lack
of depth in other event s. Clay ton Christ-
21. Jack Kenan, Ari z 104.40
lik e the} coul d pu sh Iowa Sta te by the end J\rthur. a strong trampo lin e team, and two
of th e seaso n. Okl ahoma is much stronger out standing ri ng men in Chapla n and Sa- lllall co uld well be the best college division 22. Gary Diamond, Cal 104.1 0
and will cert a inl y be in the upper div ision koda, the Bruin s appear sol id everywhere. trampolin ists in the co untry and he wi ll he 23. Mike Jacki, ISU 104.1 0
Grad uates incl ud e Al Luber. a bly assisted by Steve Endiccott and Dave
of th e Big Ei ght. Ka nsas and Nebraska
Buettn er.
24. Rich Impson, Ari z St. 103.90
appea red to be a bout the same h as
* 25. Bob Hall, Seattle Y 103.75
last yea r. Ka nsas Stat e showed promi se for
the future with Freshm an Ken Snow plac. Ca~~lr~:~ a bi g question mark in th e pe r.
For Westem Conference
Sacrament o S tale 26. Bob Cargill, Sp ring 103.30
in g second in Long Horse and se\'e nth in so n of Dan j\-l illm an j th e effecti veness of Without any seasoned tra mpolini sts t he
Free Ex ercise. Kan sas Stat e has more Dan will largely determine the effecti\'e Hornets coultl be in a littl e trouble this * 27. Don Tonry, NYAC 103.30
de pth than last yea r. ness of Ca l. With Dan they will de finit ely yea r in spite of the fa ct tha t they have * 28. A. Grossfe Id, S. Conn 102.90
be stronge r on the trampolin e thi s year. their st rongest tea m ever in all oth er event s.
Pickin g th e finish in th e Big Ei ght race
With Tepp, Fujim oto, Fazak erly and Freud With Steve Pl ea u one of the leadin g all
* 29. Paul Mayer, SIU 102.10
I would pick Iowa Stat e first, Colorado
second Ok lahoma third , Kansas fOUTlh , enste in they have an out standin g sid e horse around co nt enders in the co ll ege division, 30. Steve Pleau, Sac. st. 102.00
Nebra s'k a fifth , and Kan sas State sixth. tea m, and th ey will be strong enough elsc Dave Niemand, all Am eri can las t yea r on 31. Bill Silhan , III 1Ol.00
Iowa S lat e and Kansas Stat e participated wh ere. Gradu ates include P aul Benya , J osh the high ba r and great on the para llel ba rs.
in the Iowa Open at Iow a City. Robison, J illl Lindstrom, Pat Bail ey and and Dan Garber lead in g the way it co uld 32. Barry Weiner, Tem 100.95
In dual meet competiti on th e Big E ight Herb Sc. lolllon. Th e fres hman team in cl ud es be a fru stra tin g year fo r Sac rament o. 33. Jim Howard, Lacrosse 100.95
George Gree nf ield from Pasa dena Cit y Col Sa" Francisco State
tea ms started off excep tionally well with
lege. Co uld be a fru strati ng year for t he Ga tors 34. John Magginetti, CFV 100.90
Kansas Stat e and Kan sas defeati ng 'Vestern
Illin ois a nd Nebraska defea ted th e Ai r with a ll so rt s of possible problems in t he * 35. Dan Garcia, Un 100.30
Washington mak ing. Essenti ally a good tea m mid sem- * 36. Geo. Greenfield, Cal 100.00
Force. Th e bi g i/ here is Yoshi Hayasak i, in es ter gradu ation co uld destroy any chances
I would appreciat e result s from North
and South Dakota for this column.
th a t i/ he full y recove rs from an ank le in for team success. Tram pol inists Sa m Co bb * 37. Bob Diamond, Un 99.90
j ury ( torn achill es tendon) Washi ngton and Dave Bra ndt -Er ic hen are look ing good 38. Rich Swetman, Penn St. 99.90
will be mi ght y tough to bea t, th ey will be so fa r as is Pete Gruber in the all- aroun d.
anyway. The team also includes Bo Ben- Tom Fester, poss ible mid se mester loss will
39. Joe Fedorchek, MSU 99.80
nett, and Sho Fukushima as out sta ndin g be missed but Freshm an Bruce Lybrand 40. Joe litow, Penn St 99 .10
sophomores plus J ohn Anth ony and Brent will be welcomed wh en he becomes eli gibl e 4l. R. Carruthers, EW .st 98.05
RegiOn Six
M r. JamileAs11nlore
Rul e who are good sop h trampolini sts.
Gradu ates in cl ude i'dark Buckin gham, Ei gil
Fl aathen, Mik e F1ansaas, Ri ck Fonceca.
Gene J ensen, Steve Lovell. and Pat Ruckert.
a t the sa me time. Gradu ati on losses we re
Bob Sa ka i and Don Hughes.
Report is that Nevada has essenti a lly the
sam e tea m back and co uld surprise th e rest
* 44.
Joe Bridges, NYAC
AI Luber, Un
Art Armend3riz, Ari z 95.40
U"iv. o/Texas, Austill, Texas. Stan ford of the conference. 45. Tony Coppola, San Jose 94.20
Good pros pects here for the bes t year Chico Slate * 46. Mike Kimball, Utah 92 .95
ever a t Stanford. Led by form er CIF hi gh Chi c J ohn son report s th e loss of some
poin t man Crai g Dickson and all around good ve terans because of people givin g up 47. Jim Betters, Un 89.50
Regio". 6 - A rkansas, New Mexico, Texa:' man J illl P eterse n the In dians will still be
hard pressed to buck the top four but
the sport. Sure hurts to lose them that 48. Dennis Sullivan, N La 88 .70
way. Buckey .!\'Iackey should prove to be
Uni v. 0/ Ne w Mexico, A lbuquerqlle, N. I\~ . should have an enj oyable year. Grad uation the surpri se of the conference in the a ll -
49. Ron Clemmer, Army 86.70
Coach Ru sty Mitchell reports that his
team could be a cont end er for the N.C.A .A.
losses included only J ohn Rind erkn echt. aroun d and Lance Astrella will probabl y **50. Yoshi Hayasaki, Wash
title this year. Leadin g the team will be
win the confere nce still rin g even t. # Greg Weiss
Calijomia State College at Haywortl
Blaise Blasko, Bob Manna, Dave Carriere, lakoto Sak amoto, Mikio Sakamoto, and In their second year of compet ition Hay- # Rich Scorza, Iowa
and T om Galioto.
Along with th e varsity, Ru sty has a
Gary Wullschcl ager should ca rry the Tro wa rd does not expect to serio usly chall enge # Juan Sanchez, Un
jans prett y far but unless the tram polini sts any of the other conference members.
freshman team of 12 top gymnasts, which come through thi s fin e team will end it s Unive rsity 0/ Calijom iaDa uis
Top 25 are ra ted accord ing to
he feels will be top N.C.A.A. performers seasons, as a team, at th e co ~fere n.ce ability: second 25 are rated ac-
when their eli gibilit y roll s around nex t The rea l da rk-horse of the co nference,
championships. Is George Porter still ell g with many returning gy mn as ts that ha\'e cordi ng to score.
year. Keep your eyes on the Uni versity of ibl e? If so he could do well individuall y pl enty of potential. If they ha ve any tram po
New Mexico. on th e trampolin e. Iini sts the rest of the confere nce had bett er * Those that have performed '68
Odessa College, Odessa, T exas
Coach Will son, who is al so th e chairman look out. olympic compulsories in com
Washington S tate Unive rsity I NDEPEN DENTS
of the Dept. of P hysica l Education has Coach Rex Da vis report s that the team Eastern Washin gton State College petition
started the gym nastic program at Odessa mi ght suffer through a rat her di smal year ? Currently questi on mark due to
College, and will be hos ting th e Texas Col-
E. Washin gton bein g an NA IA team will
t his yea r hav in g lost J on Warren, Steve not foll ow the same patt ern of most other injury,
legiat e Champ ionshi ps on Mar. 15 and 16
. . . The Danish Men 's and Women's T our
in g T~a ll1 wi ll put on an Exhibition at
Blair, Jay Shaw and i\:Iik e Hanavan through
gradu ation. Leadin g the team will be Tohy
West coast schools but should do vcr)' well
at the NAIA with Rand y Ca rruthers lead * Not U.S. Citizen .
Odessa Coli ege Gym, Jan. 23, 1968 . ..
Elli ott , Larry Am os, Bob S l~ ck , and G I ~ nn in g the tea m. Last year Rand y was NA IA # No sco res ava ilable .
Clint on. WS U, howeve r, Will be looklll g na ti onal champion in va ultin g and 2nd on
Od essa Co llege is formin g an int er-col- forward to nex t year with Mar\' Hildebra nd the parall el bars. Team expects to have
legiat e women's team and is lookin g for leadin g an impressive group of fres hmen
meets in '68. Those in terested SilOUl d con- good dep th , prov ided by Mace. Brady. J erry
thi s yea r. Kraft and a good fl oor exerCise team.
ta ct: Keith Ahone, Women's Gymn asti c
Coach, Od essa College, Od essa, Texas Sail Jose S tale College NCAA PRESEASON PREDICTIONS
University oj' Oregon Tony Coppo la in the all- around and on
79760. Could be a rough yea r for Oregon in the still rin gs could figu re promi nentl y in
Sam Houston State College spit e of the large squad report ed w hi ~ h
Coach Pat Yeage r, will have a full du al totals a bout 25 personn el. P robabl y WIll gltlaecrol!ll~~ ~il;'!~ioSal~ay:~;:1 h~~a'D~:I~ns:~IW~~
meet schedul e this year and will al so initi o battl e with WSU for last place in th e con who is quit e good in fl oor exercise a nd
at e the First Annu al T exas Nat. Gymnasti c ference. Gene Sin cich who has some potenti al on ALL AROUND : l. Makoto Sakamo-
Clinic in Corpus Christi , T exa s, Dec. 2630. The AA WU co nference championships to USC; 2. Yoshi Hayasaki, Was h.;
Bell Hurst High School, Hurst, Texas the side horse.
will quali fy 3 men in each event and 3
Coach Emil Milan , directs one of th e out men in the all around and one team for the
Eastern MOTl la.1la College
Thi s mi ght strike yOU as a bit st ran ge
3. ' Ri chard Loyd, NW La; 4. Kanati
standing hi gh school gy mnastic programs NCAA fina ls. but Coach Ph il Levi's schoo l falls int o t he All en, UCLA; 5. Dave Th or, MSU;
in the Sta te of Texas. Last yea r he ini tio
ated the first state high school champion- Cali/ Ofilia Collegiate Athletic Association
western reg ion for college d ivision sport s 6. Bob Emery, PS; 7. Bob Dickson,
and J am , th erefore, includ ing his schoo l
shi p and wi ll host thi s year the state meet San Fernando Valley State College in thi s report. I do th is al so in spit e of th e
Iowa; 8. Jim Amerine, S. Conn. ;
as well as the Jr. Nat. A.A.U. Mar. 22 and With Ri chard Gr igsby, Steve Radomski , 9. Ri ck Tu cker, SIU; 10. Mike
fact th at hi s too is an NAJA school. Led
23. and J ohn i\[agg inetti fillin g in most of the by Henry Work wh o placed 7th in last
University 0/ Texas, Austin. Texas spots SFV will have plent y of de pth every year's NAI A national championships the
Jac ki , ISU.
Coach Ashmore returning to Texas aft er where except poss ibly on th e tram po lin e tea m fi gures to be stronger than ever be flOOR EXERCISE: 1. Toby Tow-
a two year absence reports that th e team where th ey will still be able to hold their
will suffer th ro ugh a ra ther di smal year own against any other college di vision team
fore with more depth and ex perience. son, MSU; 2. Sid Fre udenstein ,
due to a lack of experienced men, howeve r in the country. Mike Allmangin ge r, J erry Cal. ; 3. Dave Jacobs, Mich.; 4. Ka-
will he lookin g forward to next year with Clodfelt er, Scott McGraw, Bill Nash, Willie nati All en, UCLA; 5. Makoto Saka-
a small impressive group of freshm en led Tamura, Galen Uptgraft , and Chuck Wald en
by Mike Caldwell and Ronni e Waldie. will make this one of the top 3 coll ege moto, USC; 6. Bob Emery, PS; 7.
di\'ision teams in the count.f)! . WRIGHT'S PREDICTIONS Paul Maye r, SI U; 8. Juli o Monroe,
Cali/o filia State College at Los A Tl geles 1968 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM CSLA; 9. Ron Aure, MSU.
To show the strength of thi s conference Report # 2 SIDE HORSE: 1. Gary Hoskins,

RegiOn Seven
L.A. State should be in the top 5 in th e CSLA; 2. Keith McCanl ess, Iowa; 3.
co untry in the coll ege division thi s year.
. With no losses from last ye ar givin g Gordy Jack Rya n, Col ; 4. Joel Tepp, Cal ;
Maddux a team consistin g of Gary Hos 5. Rich ard Loyd, NW La ; 6. Dave
kin s, Bruce Coulter, Sy l Lu cio, Dan Nlaci as, 1. M. Sakamoto , USC 11 3.50
Reporter to be amlOunced. J ulio Monroy, J ohn Sevold , ~'I i l es Stanton, Thor, MSU; 7. Jim Russo, Wi sc; 8.
:Mike Walter, Don Warren, and . Tom Wi l 2. Richard Loyd , NW La 108 'i 'i Yos hi Hayasaki , Wash.; 9. James
son thi s team will be tough for an yone to 3. F. Roethlisberger, Un 11 0.75 Yearwood, S. Conn ; 10. Bill Fuji-
4. Marc Cohn, Un 106.90 moto, Cal.
Regio'l 7 - Arizo,la, Colorado, Monta'la, Califomi a S tate College at Long Beach 5. Kanati Allen, UCLA 11 2.00
Utall, Wyoming. '''' ith the loss of Fred Siebum , Jim Foun
STIlL RINGS: l. Fred Denn is, SIU;
taine, J ohn Kulluk , Dave \Val!, and J e ff 6. S. Freudenstein, C;1 1 111.60 2. Makoto Sakamoto, USC; 3. Mike
Wa rin g the 49'ers will be in a little tro.ubl e 7. Bob Emery, Penn St 106.40 Jacki , IS U; 4. Don Hatch, Iowa;
this yea r team wise. With Don J ennlll gs,
however , Long Beach will be we ll repre- 8. Dave Thor, MSU 109.60 5. Pat Arn old, Ariz.; 6. Del Strange,

RegiOn Eight
Mr. Jerry Wright
sent ed on the victory stand in most meets
. as he will give anyone plent y of competi -
tion on the hi gh bar a~d in the all a round.
Sail Diego Stale College .
9. Bob Lynn , LA Turners
10. Rick Tucker, SIU
11. Arno Lascari, Un
12. Steve Hug, Un
11 0.70
105 .1 5
Col. S. U.; 7. Yos hi Hayasaki , Wash;
8. Bob Dickson, Iowa; 9. Jim Am -
eri ne, S. Conn; 10. Tony Coppola,
San Jose.
San Francisco S t. CoL, San Fra ncisco, Ca lif Gene Spindl er and Larry Buss figure to
get th eir share of the sid e horse awards * 13. Jim Amerine, S. Co nn. 106.75 TRAMPOLINE: 1. Dave Jacobs,
fl oa tin g around , es pecially in the college 14. Bob Dickson, Iowa 1 0 7 . 2~ Mich.; 2. Wayne Mill er, Mi ch.; 3.
di vision and will do much to hold th e
Region 8 - Alaska, Cali[omia, Hawaii, Nev- tea m cduse for San Diego. Losses includ ed * 15. Fred Dennis , SIU 106.05 Dale Hardt, SI U; 4. Dan Millman ,
ada, Idal, o, Oregon, Waslling ton . all arounder Denn is J oh nston, Robin l'lalley * 16. Richard Grigsby, SFV 103.30 Cal; 5. Jim Younge, SWLA; 6. Julian
and sid e horse man Ken Schindl er but the
team still has good depth and will pre~ent
17. Mikio Sakamoto, USC 105.80 Stova l, Ariz; 7. Hutch Dvorak, SIU;
. Athletic A ssociation of Western Universities
UCLA would appear to be the more solid a strong team. 18. Neil Schmitt, Iowa 105.60 8. Bob Ewing,. Col. SU; 9. Cliff
Gauthier, Den ; 10. Clayton Christ Name of Meet: EICHE TURNERS
LONG HORSE: 1. Sid Freuden
stein, Cal; 2. Paul Mayer, SI U; 3.
Site: Chicago, Illinois
Date: November 19, 1967
Report By: Jim McGraw
Hal Shaw, III; 4. Makoto Sakamoto, Summary: Senior Girl's Division AVAILABLE
USC; 5. Paul Vexler, PS; 6. Dave RESULTS: (Scored by best 4 raw BACK EDITIONS
Thor, MSU; 7. Bob Dickson, Iowa; scores) OF
8. Dan Millman, Cal.; 9. Bob Emery, Team: THE MODERN GYMNAST
1. Flint Olympians,
PS; 10. Frank Fortier, LSU. Flint, Mich. 307.1 (FO)
PARALLEL BARS: 1. Makoto Sa VOLUME I 195758
2. Eiche Turners, ...... 25c
kamoto, USC; 2. Ron Rapper, Mich; Chicago, III. 294.8 (ET) #1
3. Bob Emery, PS; 4. Richard Loyd, 3. Lake Shore Park, #2 .................... , .......... 25c
Evanston , III. 238.5 (LSP) #3 ................ .. ........... 25c
NW La; 5. Dave Thor, MSU; 6. Paul 4. Dayton YMCA,
Mayer, SIU; 7. Yoshi Hayasaki, Dayton, Ohio 216.1 (DY) #4 .......... 25c
Wash.; 8. Sid Freudenstein, Cal.; 9. 5. Engstrom Gym Club, #5 ......... 25c
Chicago, III. 211.7 (EGC) #6 ............. ............. 25c
Ron Harstad, SI U. 6. McKinley YMCA,
HIGH BAR: 1. Kanati Allen , Champaign, III. 162.9 (McK) #7 ........ ..... . . .......... .25c
UCLA; 2. Richard Grigsby, SFV; 3. 7. N.W. Sub. YMCA, #8 .......... 25c
Chicaga, III. 117.9 (NW)
Makoto Sakamoto, USC; 4. Neil AA: Barb Bauer (ET) 35.04' Col- VOLUME II 19!J9
Schmitt, Iowa; 5. Richard Loyd, leen Mulvihill (McK) 32.92; Maddie #2 ....... 25c
Wetherell (FO) 32.52. FX: S. Brum-
NW La; 6. Dave Niemand, Sac. St.; son precision and form. All six gart (LSP) 9.30; P. Murphy (LSP) #3 ................... ...... 25c
7. Rick Tucker, SIU; 8. Dave Thor, schools were represented by award 8.66; N. Keetke (LSP) 8.60. BB: #4 ..................... 25c
MSU; 9. Bob Emery, PS; 10. Dan winners, giving the Big Eight Con- Brumgart 9.50; Barb Bauer 9.20;
#5 ...35c
ference a much stronger foot-hold Blyth Bauer (ET) 8.65. UB: Wether-
Millman, Cal. in the sport of gymnastics. While ell 8.15; Brumgart 8.10; Blyth #6 ....... 35c
TEAM: 1. Iowa 189.95; 2. SIU team titles were not at stake, it Bauer 8.10. HV: Barb Bauer 9.36; #7 .............. 35c
188.90; 3. UCLA 187.10. . is generally felt that the Big Eight Mulvihill 9.26; Wetherell 8.93. T :
#89 ... ....... 50c
Conference schools will exhibit Barb Bauer 9.40; P. Rose (ET) 8.75;
close competition for a berth to the S. Kinsman (EGC) 8.45. VOLUME III 196061
1968 National Championships. #1 """ """"'" ..... 35c
AA: Tom Sexton 51.55; Mike Junior Girl's Division
Jacki 51.25, Malcom Johnson 49.20. #2 ....... ........ ... 25c
RESULTS: (Scored by best 4 raw
FX: Jim Barber and Mark Wilcox, scores) #3 ............... 25c
tie, 8.80, Sexton, Stan Clyne, Jacki Team: #6 .....,........ ..... .. 25c
tie 8.75. SH: Jim Gillispie 9.25, 1. Eiche Turners,
Hank Tay lar 8.95, Jack Ryan 8.90. #7 ..25c
Chicago, III. 320.8 (ET)
R: Jacki 9.25, Ward Maythaler 2. McKinley YMCA, #8 ... 25c
9.10, Brian Quarrie 9.05. Tr: Tim Champaign, III. 304.4 (McK) #9 ..... 25c
Clarke 9.40, Mark Wilcox 9.15, 3. Engstrom Gym Club,
Rick Carr 9.10. LH: Jacki 9.40, Chicago, III. 237.3 (EGC) VOLUME IV 1962
Ken Snow 9.30, Sexton 9.10. PB: 4. N.W. Sub. YMCA #1 .... 25c
Pot Edwards 9.40, Ben Bles 9.30 , Chicago, III . 228.6 (NW) #2 .. 25c
Brent Simmons 9.20. HB : Sexton , 5. Dayton YMCA,
Simmons , and Ernest McDonald tie Dayton, Ohio 221.4 (DY)
#3 .. ...... 25c
9.40. 6. Flint Olympians, #4 ..... 25c
Flint, Mich. 188.5 (FO) #5 25c
7. Lake Shore Park, #6 ...... 25c
Evanston, III. 78.5 (LSP)
AA: Dianne Grayson (FO) 35.36; #7 ............. .. ...50c
U.s. OPEN TRAMPOLINE Name of Meet: LOUISVILLE TURN- Patti MacDonald (FO) 33.30; Sue #8 ....... 25c
CHAMPIONSHIPS Werling (DY) 33.04. FX : Grayson
NOVEMBER 25, 1967
8.83; D. Sepke (EGC) 8.73; D. #9 Unavailable
Site: Louisville, Kentucky
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS Date: November I I, 1967 Mininni (EGC) 8.56. BB: Werling VOLUME V 1963
by Jerald Clark Report By: Jim McGraw 9.10; V. Fugali (ET) 8.80' C. No- #12 .............. 25c
Summary: Senior Girl's Division wicki (EGC) 8.70. UB : ' Grayson #3 ..... 25c
A standing room only crowd was 9.16; Werling 8.50; MacDonalc;l
on hand to witness the United
Team: 8.40. HV: Grayson 8.96' MacDon- #4 ... .. 25c
States Open Trampoline Champion-
ships, November 25, Springfield, I. Louisville YMCA, ald 8.50; D. Fisher (ET) 8.33. T : :'1:5 .... 25c
Louisv ille, Ky. 33.5 (LY) D. Sepke (EGC) 8.85; J. Smiddy
Illinois. Thirty-seven trampoline
2. McKinley YMCA, (ET) 8.20; K. Stewart (McK) 8.10. ffi .. 25c
stars from all oyer the notion were
competinq for top honors. Th ose Champaign, III. 28.0 (McK) VO~U8M~ Vlf9S'4 .................... 50c
in attendance were thrilled by the 3. Flint Olympians,
Flint, Mich. 27.0 ( FO)
winning performances turned in by
4. Monessen, #7 .. ........ 50c
Dale Hardt and Judy Wills from
SIU. Miss Wills clearly demon- Monessen, Po. 13.5 (MN) VOLUME VII 1965
5. Marilyn-Dennis #3
strated why she is the f our time .... 75c
world champion with her excellent 6. L;~i~~:e DT~rc;.;ers (MD) #4 . ......... 25c
Junior Boys: C h r i s Eilerston 7. Normal College #5 .............................25c
(Memphis, Tenn.), Mason Kaufman, 8. Dayton YMCA
Jeff Hennessy, Jr. (Lafayette, La.). 9. Clarksville #89 ... .................. ..... 50c
Jr. Girls: Diana Haney (Springfield, AA: Colleen Mulvihill, McKinley VOLUME' VIII 1966
111.), Rene Ran s 0 m (Memphis, YMCA 33.95; Maddie Wetherell
Flint Olympians 33.00; C. Liedke' #1 ...... 50c
Tenn.), Bobbi Grant (Springfield,
111.). Sr. Men: Dale Hardt (S IU ), Louisville YMCA 32.05. FX : C: #2 ............ 50c
Homer Sardina (Unat.), Jim Price Liedke (L Y) 8.20; D. Howell (L Y) #3 .. 50c
(Unat.). Sr. Girls: Judy Wills (SIU), 7.65; C. Mulvihill (McK) 7.55. UB:
Vicki Bollinger (Springfield , 111.), M. Wetherell (FO) 8 .80; C. Mulvi- #4 ...... 50c
Judy Ford (U. SW La.).
hill (McK) 8.60; C. Liedke ( L Y) #5 ....... 50c
8.55. BB: C. Mulvihill 9 10' M #67 ............... ...... 50c
Wetherell 8.50; D . Howell (Ly) '8:30:
KU OPEN INVITATIONAL HV: M. Wetherell 8.90; C. Mulvi- #89 ......... .... 50c
NOVEMBER 18, 1967 hill 8.70; B. Thompson (MD) 8.55. # 10 .......... 50c
by Bob Lockwood #11 .......................... _ ..50c
Gymnastics Coach, Univ. Kansas Junior Girl's Division
The first annual University of RESULTS: 11:12 ... 50c
Kansas Open Invitational Gym- Team: AVAILABLE BACK EDITIONS
nastics Championship was witnessed I. McKinley YMCA
by a near capacity crowd in Rob- Champaign, III: 41.3 (McK) MADEMOISELLE GYMNAST
inson Gymnasium, November 18, 2. FI int Olympians, Introductory Edition ............... .$1.00
1967, on the University of Kansas Flint, Mich. 35.8 (FO)
Campus, Lawrence, Kansas. 3. Dayton YMCA, VOLUME I
Six schools from the Big Eight 4. Lo~iI:~r;; $t,iCA 13 .3 (DY)
#1 .. ... . ... .75c
Conference were invited to partici-
Louisville, Ky.' 12.0 (L Y)
#2 ........... .75c
pate in a one session meet (no
prelims) beginning at 2:30 p.m. 5. Jefferson Rec., #3 ..... 75c
Gold, silver, and bronze plaques Jefferson, Ind . 7.5 (JR) #4 ....................... 75c
were presented to the top thre~ .... AA: Dianne Grayson (FO) 32.90; Volume I, complete ....... ..... $2.50
individuals in each event. An Out- Cindy Strum (McK) 31.75; Diane
standing Performance Trophy, do- Bolin (McK) 31.50. FX: Grayson
nated by the Snowden - Mize 8. I 0; Bolin 8. I 0; D. N ow icki (DY) California resident: Add 5 % Sales
Athletics Company, Atchison, Ka " - 8.10. UB: Grayson 8.40; F. Hen- Tax
SOS, was presented to Mike Jacki , sley (LY) 8.25; Bolin 8.05. BB : MG BACK EDITIONS
Iowa State team captain, for his Grayson 7.85; Strum 7.50; S. Wer-
winning performance on the rings . ling (DY) 7.40. HV: Strum 860' BOX 777
More than 100 g v mnasts partici - Grayson 8.55; S. Alsip (L Y) 8'.15'. Santa Monica, California 90406
pated in the three and one-ho lf Tu: Cindy Hall (FO) 6.80; D. Gray-
hour meet and exhibited mid-sea - son 6.70; S. Werling 6.65.

INDEX TO VOLUME IX $90,000 for Student World Games. __ For Brown and Johnson-The Uses of Instant Ice for ships 1967 31111
Gymnastic Participation $ Noth ing (Vogell 2161 Prevent ion of Blisters on Hands 6-71221 Holmes, Bill
THE MODERN GYMNAST, 1967 Notes from Associate Editor ICrileyl 3151 M_G. Sward-The Metabolic Cost of Selected Gym- Fl y Away 21211
For the first time the annual index is pre- and Playboy same agel . nastic Routines 12118-191 Jacobson, Mike
sented as it should be in that there is a subject The Beard in Gymnastics (Millmanl 31251 RINGS Image of a Champion 111251
and an author section. After each entry you will Considerations lor Coaching Our National Team Handstand on the Rings IWolfel 21291 Jaffee, Irving
fin d for example, 117-91. Th is simply means that IGrossfeldl 6-7161 Sequence Routine - Menichelli at Dortmund A Plan to Rescue Our Olympic Beggars 12191
the reference is for pages 7-9 of the January, The NCAA and High School Gymnastics (Hindsl 6-7116-171 J,nnett, Claire
1967 M_G_ 9181 Shoot to Handstand and High Straddle Dismount Instructional fi lm on Trampoline Stunts Used
It's Official IAffiliation of M.G. wi th USGFI ISund- !Tonryl 6-71251 in Competition 3112-131
SUBJECT INDEX byl 10151 Strength for the Inverted Pull IWolfel 6-71271 Johnson, Harry IStamps and Gymnasticsl
All -AROUND ILet's Go All-Around by Art Shurlock A Plan to Rescue Our Olympic Beggars 12191 Shoot to Straddle "L"; Shoot to Support ITonryl Photo Sets-=4 1171; ';; 5 2181; "6 3161;
LG.A_A. 1116-17) Pike front di ve, Reverse Moore Anything for an Idea IFrederickl 2124-251 Back Straddle Ifrom supportl Dismount and Same Kadar, Andrew
travel in mount, Hip circle to flank undercut ForlVard Roll wi th Instant Success ISjursenl 31211 lVith a I;' Twist ITonryl 91231 A Pl anche a Day _ ? 91211
H_B.!, Giant pike IStoop vaultl, Pike front somey Determining an Individualized Program for Grades Back Somey Di smounts ITonryl 101211 Konopa, Ed
dismount with liz tw ist IR. and P.B.! K-8 IFarkasl 31241 Full Twisting Dismounts ITonryl 111291 Central New York State Gymnastic Clinic 21171
LG.A.A. 311 8-191 Back walkover off knees, Triple let's Teach Routines-Fl oor Exercise (Vincent) Let's Teach Routines-Rings IVincenti 121201 Landers, Daniel
Russian, Back stutz to inverted giant! pike 6-71231 SEQUENCE ROUTINES IAII taken at Wo rld Cham Comparison of Two Methods of Judging IFI G
back somey catch, Maltese lay away, HICkman Note: "let's Teach Rou tines " represents the pionships in Dortmund) vs Bauerl 9120-211
roll back lever pull to cross, the vault run. first in an excellent series of articles by Dr. Nakayama-Horizontal Bar 2(22-231 Lane, Bobby
L_G_A.A. 4-5126-271 Jump back to inverted hand- Wm. Vincent. For other routines refe r to speci- Sequence Special IAugust 1967-Almost entire Liquid Nutrition-Should You Use It? 91271
stand and snap to stand, back tUrn to en d of fic listings under Dr. Vincent's name . editionl larson, Claudia
horse straight arm back gian ts , Hecht front FILMS Vaults-Sequences of top men and wome n Northern California Gymnastic Clinic 118-91
some; vault, Pull over shoot to handstand IP_B.!, Tra ining Judges for Girl's Gymnastics-DGWS- Cerar-Horse larcari, Arno
Front somey dismount IR.! . AAHPER 111 41 Petrik-Beam Is the Purpose of Judging Only to Decide a
LG.A.A_ 8128-291 Pike front somey IF.X.!, High Dortmund Wo rld Championships-Men and Wome n Menichelli-P-Bars Winner? 121211
layout loop dismount, reverse and fo rw?rd IEndol 11141 Caslavs ka-Un even Parallel Bars Leso, Ami
pi rouettes IH.B.!, Straddle cut IP.B.!, Full tWISt- Gymnastics fo r Girls IAssociation Filmsl 11141 Endo-Horizon tal Bar Some Original Balance Beam Moves 21321
ing flyaway IR.!, Hecht vault IS,de horsel. flOOR EXERCISE Diamidov-Rings Levi, Phillip
L_G.A.A_ 111301 Pike back dive 1', tWISt, Reverse l eontiev Shows Basics in an International Rou- Voronin 9118-191 Hori zon tal Bar Twelve Selected Items Concrning the Develop-
Moore on end of horse, Straddle turn Stalder, tine IFrederick! 31101 Voron in 12116-171 Rings ment of a College l evel Gymnastic Team
Front pike with fu ll twist vault, Moore straddle Front Somersault IMyers! 31201 SIDE HORSE 2126-27)
"L" IP_B.!, Back lever to front lever IR.! Wnere's Your Center of Gravity? (lingemann) Laiho !Finland! Sequence Routine 3116-171 Lingemann, Lloyd
ART ISpecial Art Edition found as insert in Novem- 91211 Evalua tion of laiho's Routine (See reference im- Where's Your Center of Gravity' 91211
ber 1967 M_G.! A Planche A Day Keeps ? IKadarl 91211 mediately abovel IWrighti 81241 Martin, Larry
Gymnastics-Beauty in Motion 1P0nd! 111141 GYMNASTIC DEVELOPMENT Let's Teach Routines-Side Horse IVincenti North Ame rican Trampoline Championshi ps
Style and the Gymnast IHindsl 111161 American Gymnastics: Impressions and Sugges- 9122-231 4-5191
Image of a Champion (Jacub,onl 11125! tions IHatanol 211 01 STAMP AND GYMNASTIC, THE IFeature on stamps McDonnell, Patrick
Art Collection Contained in Art Special-, Works . GYMNASTIC SKETCHES by Harry Johnsonl The Bar and the Body 3(61
by. . Tom Morton, Don Puttman, Olympic Sandra Hartley IWilhelml 21111 Photo Set =4 1171; P_S. =5 2181; P.S. =6 3161; Millman. Dan
Gymnastic Posters (Mexico), Herbert Fink, Leslie Bird IWilhelm 3191 P.S. =7 67181; P.S. "8 8161 The Beard in GymnastiCS 31251
Milan Med, Gerald Bartosch and Kim Williams Bill Mackie IWilhelml 10181 TRAMPOLINE Myers, Gus
BALANCE BEAM Franco Menichelli 'IPaccinellil 11191 Instructional film on Trampoline Stunts Used in Front Somersault 31201
Some Original (?) Balance Beam Moves (leso) Th e Japanese-An Interview ICriley & Sako dal Competition (Jeanettl 3112-131 Nooney, John ICanadian Editorl
2(321 12114-151 World 's Professional Trampo line Championships Canadian Reports - 1110-1 11; 2111 1; 318-91;
BOOKS HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS 31191 45191; 6-7191; 8171; 9171; 10181; 11181
Completed Research in HPER lAAHPERI Vo l. 8, The NCAA an d High School GymnastiCS IHindsl Trampoline Eliminated by NCAA IRobinsonl 4-5161 Patterson, Carl
11121 9181 North American Championships IMartinl 4-5191 Judging to make the United States a World
Proceedings-Second National Institute on Girls Th e Meaning of Interschool Competitive Gym- Open Letter to Jess Robinson !Barakl 816-71 Power in Gymnastics 11271
Sports IAAHPERI 11121 nastics IAronsonl 9191 Fliffisses IRobinsonl 91251 Peavy, Bob
Balance Beam ISjursenl 11121 1967 H_S. Report 9110-151 Good News IRob insonl 101241 Northern California Gym Camp 118-91
Gymnastics for Men IHughesl 11121 HORIZONTAL BAR USGF IReports by Frank Bare, Direc torl Perron, Frank
f undamental Tumbling Ski lls Illus trated IKeen eyl f ly Away IHolmesl 2(211 Modern Gymnast Affi liates with USGF 10171 N, ti onal Judges Clinic 31111
11121 Nakayama-Sequence Photos of Dortmund Rou- 1967 Congress of American Gymnastic Coach es Pohl, Jackie
Ins tructor's Guide to Skill Progressions in Gym- tines 2122-231 11110-111 Flexi bility of Women and Effects of Specific
nastics !Tonry & DeCarlol 11121 Progression for the Eagle IGedneyl 6:71261 USGF Report 12161 Static Stretching Exerci ses on flexibility
A Primer of Apparatus Gymnastics (Reu ter and let's Teach Routines-Horizontal Bar (low) (Vin - WOMEN 'S GYMNASTICS 10120-211
Gershonl 11121 centi 11132-331 Trends as a Working Coach Sees Them-Dort- Pond, louise
Learning About Learning IU_S_ Gov't Printing Of- INDICES mund World Championships Report Part Gym nastics-Beauty in Motion 111141
fice-J . Bruner, Ed.! 11131 Ten Year Index IFrederi ckl 1118-251 IVogell 3114 -151 Prestidge, Pauline
Athletic Records, The Whys and Wherefores INTERNATIONAL Stem Rise on Uneven Bars ISjursenl 6-71271 British Report on World Championships 2114-151
IMeadel 11131 Dortmund Report (Savagel 11111 f laxibili ty of Women IPuhl) 10120-211 Puccinelli, Ed
Rings lor Grades 3-8 IMeyerl 11131 Mexico vs. Southern Californ ia Al l Stars IBeck- YMCA IYMCA Editor Ken Hollisl Franco, Menichelli 11191
The Mechanics of Ath le tics IDysonl 11131 nerl 2191 Ohio-West Virginia YMCA Gym nastic Champi on- Org aniza ti on of Gymnastics in Italy 1119+1
A,B,C, Illustrations IVia _ Endol 11131 Passport to Gymnastics ICrileyl 2112-131 ships IHoll isl 31111 Robinson , Jess
Note: We have found ye t a cheaper source of Briti sh Report on Worl d Championships-Women 1967 National YMCA Championships IBuffa l 101251 Trampol ine Eliminated by NCAA 4-5161
the FIG Il lustrations. ~or SOc you may receive AUTHOR INDEX Fliffisses 91251
Prestidge 2114-151
a copy 01 these illustrations from James How- Wo rld Professional Trampoline Championships Anderson , Arlynn Good News 101241
ard Gymnastic Coach, Wisconsin State U. ILa- 31191 P-Bar Spotting Techniques 6-7124-251 Sakoda, Ken
Cro'sse), laCrosse, Wisconsin. Anyone do it Aronson , Dick The Japanese 12114-151
European Championships 6-7I10-llJ
for 250' F_LG _ & AAU Ac tion on the Code of Points 818+1 The Meaning of Interschool Competitive Gym- Savage, Marilyn
Acrobatics Made Easy IRozanasl 11131 Pan Am Tri als IWrightl 9161 nas tics 9191 Dortmund Report 11111
Acrobati cs and Tumbl ing IRozanasl 11131 Pan Am Games 1019-111 Barak, Ron Schneider, Phil
Advanced Acrobatics and Tumbling (Rolanas) Open Letter to Jess Robinson 816 -71 Flip-Kip-NelV " C" Move 101221
1967 Universiade Games !Barakl 1011 3-171
11131 Organization of Gymnastics in Italy (Puccinelli) 1967 Uni versiade-Tokyo 10113-171 Shurlock, Art I"Let 's Go AIl-Around "l
Women's Gymnastics IFrederickl 11131 Review by Bartlett, Ken 1116-171; 3118-191, 4-5126271; 8128 -291
Jackie Upnues
U.S. Team Goes to Mexico City IBecknerl A Most Inspirational Gym nas t- Fred Siebum Sjursen, He len
CAMPS 12112-131 4-5181 Forward Roll with Instant Success 31211
Northern Californ ia Gym Camp IPeavy & Larsonl JUDGING Beckner, Jack Stem Rise on Uneven Bars 6-71261
118-91 Role of the Judge in Making the U.S. a Wor ld Mexico vs. S_ Cal All Stars 2191 Sundby, Glenn (Editor The Modern Gymnastl
CANADIAN REPORT by Johnny Nooney Power in Gymnastics !Pattersonl 11271 U_S_ Team Goes to Mexico City 12112-131 The M.G. is Still Roll ing 1151
1110-111 Russian Tour; 21111 318-91 National Col- F.LG. Illustra tions- Still Rings lDavisl 11261 Bishop, Benny Di sappointed Readers 2151
legiate Championships; _4-5191; 6:7191 North F_LG_ Illustrations-P-Bars lDavisl 2128-291 Back Somey Catch on P-Bars 91241 It's Official IAffiliation with USGF and The
American and Pan Am Tri als; 8(7) Finnish Tour; National Judges Clinic Report IYMCAI IPerronl Buffa, Bill Modern Gymnastl 10151
9171 Pan Am Games Report; 10181 C.N.E. Rus- 31111 1967 National YMCA Championships 101251 Sward, Sidney
sian Di splay; 11181 1967 Canadian Gymnastic LLG. Illustrations- Horizontal Bar IDavisl 3126-271 Criley, Dick The Metabolic Cost of Selected Gymnas ti c
Champi ons hips Comparison of Two Me thods of Judging IF_LG _ Passport to Gymnastics 2112-131 Routines 12118-191
CHAMPIONSHIPS Note, Only major championship vs. Bauerl ILandersl 9120-211 Why a California Clinic? 21161 Tonry, Don
reports are indexed . For ve ry comprehensi ve Notes from an Assoc_ Editor 3151 Cast 1/, Turn to Upper Arms 31231
coverage duri ng 1967 refer to Jerry Wright's F.LG. Ill ustrations-Vaulting lDavisl 9126-271
Let's Balance Up-Difficulty X Execution IWelserl Th e Japanese 12114 -1 51 Shoot to Handstand and High Straddle Dis-
"Scoreboard" in the las t few pages of most 101251 Davis, Roy INotes From a Neurotic Judgel mount on Rings 6-71251
editions. Is the Purpose of Judging Only to Decide a Win- FIG Illustrations-rings 11261; PBars 2128-291; Shoot to Straddle "L" and Shoot to Support
1967 NCAA National Championships IWrighti ner ? ILa scariJ 121211 Horizontal Bar 3126-271; Vaulting 9126-2 71 81251
4-5111-221 OBITUARIES Farkas, James Back Straddle Dismounts on the Rings from
1967 USGF Championships 6-7112-131 A Man Dedicated-Erwin Volze (Sundbyl 1171 Determining the Gymnastic Content for Grades Support 91231
1967 AAU Championships IWrigh ti 6-7114-151 A Most Inspirational Gymnast-Fred Siebum K-8 31241 Back Somey Dismounts on the Rings 101211
1967 Women's AAU Championships 6-7118-191 Frederick, A. Bruce Full Twisting Dismounts on the Rings 111291
!Bartlettl 4-5181
CLINICS OLYMPICS The Gymnast's Library 11121 Vincent, Bill I"Let's Teach Routines"l
Columbus Sr. H_S. Gymnastic Clinic Report Ten Year Index-Authors and Subjects 111 8-251 Fl oor Exercise -6-71231; Side Horse 9122-231; P-
"Little Olympics" U.S. Final Trials IWrighti 11171
IHindsl 1161 "Little Olympics" Mexico City-Results 111121 Anyth ing for an Idea IElementary Routinesl Bars 10122-231; Horizontal Bar 11132-331;
. Why A California Clinic ? ICrileyl 2116-171 2(24-251 Rings 121201
Northwest Gymnastic Clinic 21171 General Inform ation for Tourists 111191
Compulsory Routines 1217-81 leontiov Shows Basics in an International Rou Vogel, Herb
Central New York State Gymnastic Clinic Report PARALLEL BARS tine 31101 $ Nothing for Student World Game Participa-
IKanopal 21171 Comparitive Study of the Peach and the Cast A Search for Concepts IPart I) 6-7120-211 tion 2161
4th Annual New England Gymnastic Clinic IHans- A Search for Concepts IPart II) 1011 8-191 Dortmund Report-Part II 3114-151
coml 2071 IGallil 31221
Cast 1/, Turn to Upper Arms !Tonryl 31231 Friedrich, Eduard Weiler, Willy
National Gymnastic Clinic ISaras otal 2118-191 The Handstand-Aesthetic and Functional IWolfel Training Pl an for OlympiC Gymnastics 819+1 National Coach ICanadal Comments 3181
Eastern Clinic IUSGF 21201 4-512 71 Galli, los . Welser, Lyle
COACHING Spotting on the Parallel Bars IAndersonl Compari tive Study of the Peach and the Cast Let's Balance Up-Difficulty x Execution 101251
National Coach Comments (Weilerl 3181 6-7124-251 31221 Wilhelm, Horst
NACGC Awards 4-51101 Back Somey Catch IBishopl 91241 Gedney, Roger Sandra Hartley 21111; Leslie Bird 3(91; Bill
NACGC Names Officers 67181 Flip-Kip-New Move of " C" Value? ISchneiderl Progression for th e Eagle 6-71261 Mackie 10181
CDNiJlTlDNING AND TRAINING I"Conditioning for 101221 Grossfeld, Abie Wolfe, Dick
Competition" by Dick Wolfe Regular M.G_ Let's Teach Routines- Parallel Bars IVincenti Consideration s for Coaching Our National Team The Planche and Its Significance 1151
Featurel 10122-231 6-7161 Handstand on the Rings 21291
Plancne and Its Significance !Wolfel 1151 PHYSICAL EDUCATION Hanscom, Robert Front Lever Pull DOlVns 31231
Handstand on Rings IWolfel '21291 A Search for Concepts Part IFrederickl 4th Annual Gymnas tic Clinic- New England The Handstand 4-5(27)
Front Lever Pull Downs IWolfel 31231 6-7120-211 21171 Strength for the Inverted Pull 6-71271
Trai ning Plan for Olympic Gymn astics IFriedrichl A Search for Concepts Par t IFrederickl Hatano, Yoshi General Muscular Endurance 81291
819 + 1 10118-191 Ameri can .Gymnastics-Impressions and Sug- Running 11(291
General Muscle Endurance (Wolfel 81291 gestions 21101 Wright, Jerry
Liquid Nutrition-Should You Use It? ILanel 91271 POETRY Hinds, John 1967 NCAA Championships 4-511 1-221
Running IWolfel 111291 The Bar and the Body IMcDonnelil 3161 Columbus Sr_ H.S_ Gymnastic Cl inic Report 1161 1967 AAU Championships 6-7114-151
EDITORIALS RESEARCH Research Editor- James Bosco The NCAA and H_S. Gymnastics 9181 Eva luation of laiho's Dortmund Side Horse
The M.G. is Still Rolling ISundbyl 1151 l evi- Twelve Selected Items Concerning the De Style and the Gymnast 111161 Exercise 81241
List of M_G_ Supporters 1128-291 ve lopment of a College Level Gymnast ic Team Hollis, Ken IYMCA Editorl Pan Am Tri als 9161
Di sappoint'" R,,"ers ISundbyl 2151 2126-271 OhioWest Virginia YMCA Gymnastic Champion- "Little Olympics" 11171
fo r a ll three Olympic trials. Motion car- The m eet was run ve r y s mooth ly and
ri ed . e ffi c ie ntly by Mr. Donald "Villi ams, Head
Ball o t s wre cast and th e fo ll owing Gym nastics Coach at Tre nto n State Co l-
e lec ted for th e O ly mpic gym n ast ic techni- lege. Mr. William s, the N.J .A.A. U ., a nd
cal colmn ittee : 1. Carl Pat t e r son, 2. " '. th e judg"es who gave t h e ir t im e a nd e n e rgy
Meade, 3. J . Hardy, 4. R Bachn a, 5. P. (without p ay ) deserve a t h an k- yo u tr u lll
Finn, 6. F W e lls . ye r y gymnast w h o p a rti c ipated in thi s
It w ill b e the job o f the committee to meet. As a coll ege g r a du a t e " I truly a ]l-
LETTERS sel ec t and notify the o ffi c ia ls f o r eac h
tria l.
Hal Frey r eported On the facilities at
p" ec iate th e fin e job these dedi cated p eo -
p le haye d o n e in providing t hi s ope ll com -
petition for a ll gymnasts.
t h e U nh. of Ca liforn ia fo r th e 2nd trial. Gymnastically you r ~,
$2,000 w o uld b e ava ila bl e for offi c ia ls a nd N ic k Alise
judges. Gymnasts coul d s tay until final Old Bridge , ?'i. J .
v e HI' G l enn, tri;l ls .
O ly mpic committee respec tfully reques t s After mu c h di sc u ss io n the o ffe r W;lS D ea r Sirs:
you pr in t minutes of Ol y mpi c comm ittee h e ld over un t il Gen e W etts t o n e of P e nn Enclosed is a photo o f John and Jim
Jll eeti ng in your n ext t\VQ rnagazine iss ues. State is co ntacted as per hi s l etter. Much HtO rtung, ages 10 a nd 7, who w e r e in 111Y
Th a nk you , nf the di sc u ss io n was du e to th e g eo - age grou p class in s umm e r sc h oo l. The
Tom Malo n ey gra phi c sp r ea d f o r the trials. classes are pa rt of the program Oma h a,
Sarasota , F l or ida A m ot io n by J erry Hardy , secon(1e(] h)' .'\\ hraska is d eveloping to prom ote gym -
USOGC Meeting D ecem b e r 3, 1%7 Te Sch,venzfeier that, " Th e qllillify i ll~: na s tic ~ . Thi s is th e fourth yea r o f gy m-
R ooseve lt Hotel, 12 :30 P.M. r o und be a cce p te d fr om th Mid- ,,' est On!' 1l nas ti cs in O m a h a. Th e age gro up program
~e\V Orl ea n s , La. i ~ just beginnin g to s ho w its value in th e
1\'feet for t h o~p ~('() l'in g' 104. p' l l\t~." (":11'-
Th e "ge noa ,,"a ~ r e f e rre d to f o r ex p edi- ri e d. qu a l ity of competitive gYll1 n as ti c~ in th e
e ncy of th e m ee ting. A quorum o f 21 m e m- F urth e r , "A ll l: h ;ll! q ,j" II- ill p wh pl' f'
In ee t:-: high schools.
b e n .; \vere pre:-:en t. O lympi c t 'l)ll1 pul so r ~' t'xl'r(' i ~E":-: :l.n" ll BNl
Jack Beckn e r, th e Oly mpic Coach , was ,,~ill h l' a(' ce pt e d as :l. ql1:llifying- r ou nd fo r
call e ,1 upon to ex plain th e m e thods o f th e 1s t Olympic tria ls w ith th e t"e o f
se led in g th lnG8 Olymp ic team. Qualifying' qu:lIif ie d jud ges an d a sco r e o f 101 ]lo int s'"
round s as e xpla in e d in th e ln a iI e d lite rn- Motio n passed.
ture would b e n ecessary so that 12 m en In eac h o f t h l'se qualif y in g m ee t s, the
,,"ould mak e the f in a l tri a ls. A forma l li st " es ults s hould b e se nt t o th e US OIvml)i "
o f qua l ify in g peopl e s h a ll b e mad e by
(, hnirnHlll , 1\,1'1' . Th o mas E. l\f a lon e .< 2G?()
e ith e r J. l; ecl{ner or W. M ead e. Eight C :1nlinal P l acf?, Sa l':1 ~ otn, F I:l., who will
gymnasts w ill be selected fro m th e fina l s
as a ~ q u ad. Seven will th e n b e t a k e n t n in turn ]la ss t h ese o n to th e O ly mpic ter.h-
M exico City fo r th e Olymp ics. Th e fina l nie-a ] ('o nnnittee.
t ra veling t eam will be SELECTED BY Th l' n ext m eet ing nf th e llSOGe wi ll h e
THE COACH. T h e re will be three tria ls h e ld at the US Air F n r ce A cn d e nlY on
whic h w ill b e h e ld in diffre nt c iti es . Th e Thurs(lay, Jun e 20, 1968. .
coac h h as th e right to select or add a Th e fo ll ow in g m ee ting of th e co mlllitt ee
gy mna st to the fina l trials w ith a written will h e d ete rmin e d nn Jun e 20th.
ex pl anation to the O lympic Committee. Th e n ew l y f Ol' l1l ed O l y rnpic t PC' hni cn l
A motion by V . Elder and seconded by COl11111 itt ef' llH't in1l11ed i atel y fn llow in p: th e
C . S hank en, "From the e ig ht man squad lll eet ing ,,"d e lec t ed Frank "Ve il s a s c hair-
th e coach will be g iven the r esponsibili ty lllan of th e T ech . Comm itt ee.
of selecting th e 7 man s quad: a nd th e n N o othe l' bu s in ess, th e m eetin g ad- Th e ~ umm e r sc hool progra m pro," e c1
from th e 7 man t eam , the coach will hav e j o urned . quit popu la r with the age group 5- 6- 7.
the res pon s ibility of selec ting the 6 p e r- Eugene E. Mitc hell Th e e mphasis was put on h anging, climb-
fo rming gymnasts". M o tion carried. Secreta ry, USOGC in g, jumping, , a nd sw inging. I u sed th e
A rnoti o n by K. Schwenzfeier , :--eco nd e d mov eme nt a pproach and le t the st ud e nt ~
by H . Smit h, "All gy mna s t s s hould be in- "discover " movement. On e 6 yr. old gIrl
form ed as t o the selection of th e final 6 di scu ye r e d the back roll to a head s tand.
gymnasts, a nd t h at the nl inutes s hould b e I taught n o s tunts . I wou ld as k the
se nt to th e several publication s as soon a s st ud e nts qu estio ns th a t l ed them from o ne
poss ib le." Carried . Tom Malo n ey the s kill to th e n ext. A sample question might
O ly mpi c c hairma n ~tated t hat h e wou ld b e "How many ways can you rol l. " I f eel
t a k e care of the se nding o f the minutes that movement ed u cation h as a real place
t o a ll publi cat io n s. in the teachin g of gymn as tics.
Mr. Cunni ngham from L os Angel es Gymnastically,
s poke on holding th e fin a l tria ls th e r e . A Tom Sitzm a n
broc hure wa s p assed out a nd explained. Gymnastics Coach
Th e qu es tion was asked as to th e feasi - North High School
bility of h aving th e judges and top gym- Omah a, Nebraska
nasts e xpen ses paid.
A motion by W. Hutto n, seco nded by W .
C low, "The fina l gymnast ic tri a ls wi ll be ANTE D-MG'sWANTE D-MG'sWANTE D-MG'sW
h e ld in Los Angeles , Cali(ornia." M o ti o n ED-MG'sWANTED-MG' sWANTED-MG'sWANT
The O lympic trials p lan as sent to all MG'sWANTED
mmb e r s of the USOGC was p assed unani-
mously. In order t o have complete sets for binding MG
June 20, 21, 22 , 1968. Firs t Olympic team volumes we w ill apply credit to your subscri pt
tria ls. T o p twenty gymnasts b ecome 1968 ion for issues returned to us in GOOD co ndit-
O lym pi c Squad . Firs t s ix advance imm e di- D e a r i\ir . Sundby:
ately to th e fin a l t r ials. Site: US Air Th e gymnastic coach es in th e state of ion as f o llows:
F o r ce Academy. Wi s<.:o n s in just r ecently formed the "Vis -
August 15, 16, 17, 1968. S econd O lympic consin High School Gymnastic Coac h es January 1959 $3.00
t ea m trials . O lympic squad members seve n Associat io n. It's primary o bjeet ive is the January 1964 $3.00
through twen ty r e maining qualifi e r s. Top pl'OI11ution and expam:iion of g'Y ll1nasticH in $3.00
o ur state. O n e of our fir s t unc1 e rtakillgs January 1965
s ix advance to final tria ls p lu s o riginal
firs t s ix from 1st O lympic trials . (Site- waH a gYlnnastic c l inic h eld ju s t r ecently FebrLiary 1965 $2.50
Uniy. of Califo rnia or Penn Sta te U niv. ) a t Bay View High School. H ead linin g' the March 1964 $2.00
August 28, 29, 30 , 31, 1968. Final Ol y mp ic program was George Bauer , th e head g"ym- April 1964 $2.00
t eam trials . Twel ve qual ifi e r s. Co mpulsory n astic coa c h fr om th e Univ e r s ity o f \'Vi ~
exer c ises o n August 29th, 1968. Optional eo nsin; Fred Roeth lis berge r, the A II- December 1964 $1.50
exer c ises on Augu s t 31 s t, 1968. Top e ight Around c h a mpion from th e Pan Allleriean December 1958 $1.00
qualify for final t eam training. Seven ga m es; and a numb e r o f Mr. Bauer'~ boys. March 1961 $1.00
gy mnasts w ill go to M exico City and We had a fin e turnout. The r e " 'er e 225
gY lnnast:::; a nd coaches froln thl'oughout April 1961 $1.00
O lymp ic games. Site: Los Angeles.
A nHltio n by Ka rl Schwenzfeier, sec- our state in attendance. The program wa s September1963 $1.00
onded by Rud y Bachna, "A r e qu es t that divid ed into s ix sect ions, with one h o ur July-Aug. 1964 $1.00
the USOC pay the e xpenses of th e of fi cials b e ing spent a t eac h p iece o f apparatus.
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