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Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 67, Number 7 (April 1966)

Badger teams enjoy mildly successful winter,   pp. 27-28


Page 27


          Badger Teams Enjoy
Mildly Successful Winter
outdoor track squad and the tennis
teams appear to hold the most prom-
ise for bringing home honors among
the spring sports teams.
B ADGER WINTER sports teams
   finished their various seasons on
a winning note as their combined
won-lost record indicated-,61 wins,
43 defeats, and one tie in match
competition for a winning percent-
age of .586.
  The Wisconsin basketball team
salvaged some glory from a losing
season as it closed out the year with
a three-game winning streak, bounc-
ing powerful Minnesota on their
home floor in the final game. The
Badgers' seagon record was 11-13
overall and 6-8 in Big Ten compe-
tition, good for seventh place. The
statistical summary hardly indicates
the cliff-hanging excitement that
was part of this year's basketball
campaign as the Badgers won five
of their games by a single point.
  At the conclusion of the season,
Paul Morenz, reserve guard from
McHenry, Ill., was named the
team's most valuable player. It was
Morenz' coolness under pressure that
was responsible for four of the
Badgers' one-point victories as he
repeatedly sank crucial free throws
or field goals seconds before the
final buzzer.
inaddition to Miforenz five ther
seniors have concluded their Wis-
consin basketball careers. They are:
Ken Gustafson, forward, who was
the season's high scorer with 333
points; Mark Zubor, center, who
contributed 261 points to the cause
and finished with a career total of
901 points, good for 8th place on the
all-time Badger scoring list; Ken
Barnes, forward, who set a modern
individual Wisconsin scoring record
when he dumped in 42 points in a
game against Indiana during his
junior year; and reserves Dave Rob-
erts, forward, and Tom Gardner,
guard.
   The loss of these valuable per-
 formers is mitigated somewhat when
 one considers this year's freshman
 team. The yearlings look like a real
 potential asset with such highly-
 regarded players as Keith Buring-
 ton and Tom Mitchell from last
year's state champion Monroe team,
John Schell, from Cumberland,
Chuck Nagle, an All-Stater from
Milwaukee Marquette, and Jim
Johnson, leading scorer among the
freshmen, who hails from Memphis,
Tenn. In addition, next year's Badg-
ers will have the stature and services
of Eino Hendrickson, a 7-1 center
from Holmen who was fourth among
freshmen scorers.
  The hockey team concluded its
third successive winning season un-
der retiring coach John Riley as it
posted a 12-9 record. Highlight of
the season was a 5-4 overtime tri-
umph over Minnesota, a feat com-
parable to the New York Mets beat-
ing the Yankees.
  The indoor track team, most suc-
cessful of Wisconsin's winter sports
teams in recent years, had another
fine season as it posted three wins
and two losses in dual and triangu-
lar meets and finished second to
Michigan State in the conference
championships. Ken Latigolal and
Steve Whipple won Big Ten titles
in the half-mile and 440 respectively
and the Badger mile relay team was
first in that event.
  -The---B a-VVr---simminE te a~m re-
corded one of its highest conference
finishes ever when   the mermen
placed fifth in the Big Ten meet last
month after a 5-3 dual meet record.
Bud   Blanchard  led  the Badger
swimmers as he finished 2nd and
3rd in the 100 and 200 yard breast-
stroke events.
  Both the Wisconsin wrestling and
fencing teams concluded their sea-
sons with 4th place finishes in their
Big Ten meets. The fencers had a
10-10 season record while the
wrestlers mounted a highly respect-
able 13-3-1 season effort. Elmer
Beale captured the Big Ten 157
pound title and Al Sievertsen fin-
ished third in the 145 pound class.
  The Badger gymnasts, after a suc-
cessful 7-4 dual meet season,
slipped to 6th place in the confer-
ence meet.
  At this writing, the Wisconsin
April 1966
Weight
Popular
Campus
Training Program
with Several
Groups
ATHLETES and other students,
including Navy midshipmen and
Marine Corps cadets at the Univer-
sity, are learning these days that
getting rid of excess weight and
strengthening muscles cannot Pos-
sibly come under the heading of
"Easy Jobs."
   The students-and also some UW
faculty-staff-members-are making
use of the University's weight train-'
ing and physical fitness- program
under the direction of, Vernon
Woodward, director of the program
in the UW's Athletic Department.
   "Keeping yourself physically fit in
 our weight training program is not
 an easy job for anyone," Woodward
 says. "But it does help very much to
 keep yourself in top shape physi-i
 cally. An& that, to a lot of men young
 and not so young, especially those in
 athletics or our armed forces, is very
 important."'
   Woodward was formerly boxing,
'coach at the University, ,and is a
lieutenant commander in the U. S.
   -1ve          /(-R et-.7.He -was
NaalR       -.V      .Lt
awarded the 1965 Physical Fitness
Award of the Madison Jaycees 'for
leadership in physical fitness train-
ing of youth.
   The weight training and physical
fitness program has been growing
at Wisconsin since 1960. When box-
ing was discontinued as an in*ter-'
collegiate sport, the boxing training
quarters were converted to a weight
training and physical fitness room,
and a program of exercises aimed
at developing greater strength in
arms, legs, and upper torso of ath-
letes and any other interested stu-
dents was set up. The program also
aimed at providing physical exer-
cise to help reduce any excess weight
bothering male students of faculty-
staff members.
   Students in 10 of the 12 intercol-
 legiate sports carried on by the UW
 athletic department in Madison
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