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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 2, Number 9 (June 1901)

On the hill,   pp. 379-389


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[June
Wisconsin Alumni Magazine.
Hughes, Wisconsin, tied. Height, i
5 feet, 7½ inches.
  Shot put-Perkins, Chicago, first;
distance 38 feet, 8 inches; Place,
Chicago, second, distance 38. feet, 7
inches.
  Running broad     jump-Schule,
Wisconsin, first, distance 21 feet, 9
inches; Pettit, Chicago, second, dis-
tance 21 feet, 5 inches.
  Hammer throw-- Carey, Chicago,
first, distance 140 feet; Jahn,.Chicago,
second, distance 122 feet.
  Scores by points -Wisconsin, 59;
Chicago, 53.
  The composition of the 'Varsity
  crew at this date is pretty thoroughly
  settled, and indeed has not changed
Aince a month ago. The crack 1908
freshman crew has practically taken
the place of the 'Varsity this year.
The crew as now constituted is as
follows:
   Bow, Trevarthen; 2, Lounsbury; 3,
 Levisee; 4, Jordan; 5, Captain Gibson;
 6, Stevenson; 7, Gaffin; stroke, Quig-
 ley; coxswain, Sawyer.
   Five of these men, Trevarthen,
 Levisee, Stevenson, Gaffin and Quig-
 ley, were in last year's freshman
 crew, Lounsbury was a sub on the
 1900 'Varsity, Captain Gibson has
 rowed two years, and Jordan is a
 freshman. Sawyer, who steered the
 1903 boat, is a fine little coxswain.
 The boat is traveling smoothly, and
 there is every reason for b-lieving
 that this year's 'Varsity will be up to
 the standard. The freshmen are less
 satisfactory, and Coach O'Dea has
 been obliged to shift them much
 more than is usual at this time of the
 year. The crew will probably be
 chosen from the ten men now at the
 training table,'however.
   The men have shown speed and
 fair blade work, but their body form
s very ragged and this loose work
has affected the "run" of the boat.
rhere has been quite an improve-
ment during the past week, however.
  The St. John's race, June 7th, will
show something definite about the
merits of the 1904 men.
  The crew subscriptions among the
students are not going as satisfac-
torily as had been expected, and
there is the annual'talk about the
"crew  not going east," but the
chances are that the money will be
raised or borrowed in one way or
another. The crews will be sent
east as long as the association has
any credit, but there is not much
chance of stretching that any fur-
ther, as the association now has a
good deal larger outstanding obliga-
tions than any such body should
carry. The management of Messrs.
King and Kilpatrick is in no way
open to criticism, however, as both
have been careful and have intro-
duced business methods where there
was nothing but confusion before.
  One good football season     will
  nearly clear up the debt, and once
  put on its feet again, the associa-
  tion can take care of itself, even with
  over $5,500 per annum for coaching
  salaries. Our cotches are" worthy of
  their hire," and on the basis of what
  other institution's pay theirs and com-
  paring the results, it looks as if we
  get our men at low figures; and this
  is entirely outside the consideration
  of sentiment, which   makes   the
  presence of "Phil," and "Kil," and
  "Andy" a virtual necessity at Wis-
  consin. Graduate coaching is all
  right when the conditions are right
  for it, but at Wisconsin they are not
  right, and the system we now have is
  the only feasible one for the present
  at least. Wisconsin's coaches are
  the greatest triumvirate "in any-
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