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Egstad, H. M. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 36, Number VII (April 1935)

Sheer, Harry
Tracksters and boxers show 'em how,   pp. 206-210


Page 206


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W vZ ISCONSIN'S track destiny has rarely been
      publicized or even whispered. But when                        L   Harry
   Sheer
      Coach Tom Jones rounded out his 1935 in-
door season with a spectacular and overwhelming vic-        Sports Editor,
The Daily Cardinal
tory at Iowa City against Iowa and Northwestern, the
railbirds sat up and mulled over the highlights of the  made no impression
in the Armour Tech relays 24
schedule, in which the Badgers stole into third place  hours later. Kleinschmidt,
however, came through
in the Big Ten meet, March 9; won the Central AAU   with another win in the
half-mile, while seconds,
title March 15; and remained undefeated in dual and  thirds, and fourths
were gathered by Dashman Ed
triangular matches.                                   Janicki, Rubow, Clark,
Christianson, and Al Haller.
  The Conference competition this year has been     Haller tied in the pole
vault with the famed Wonso-
outstanding in sports archives. Records fell with    witz of Ohio State at
13 feet, 33 4 inhes, for a second.
abandon; stars grew up suddenly on the cinder paths    Eight meet records
fell at the Iowa triangular, of
-and in the headlines; and with some                              which Wisconsin
men were credited
distinction, track opened up its thor-                            with four
while scoring six first places.
oughbred  facilities-brilliance, speed,         A!                The Badgers
piled up 50'2 points, Iowa
power-and drew     unprecedented no-                              scored
39, and Northwestern, 18. Ru-
tice from the public.                                             bow cracked
the meet shotput record
  Into this literal revival stepped the                           with a
heave of 47 feet, 414 inches.
Wisconsin thinclads. They had not                                 Mohrhusen
   won   the   two-mile in
evoked any sort of recognition since                              9:55.9;
Kleinschmidt ran the 880 in
1929 from   either the newspapers or                              1:58.6,
and the remaining firsts were
rivals, and although Coach Jones had a                            picked
up by Haller in the polevault,
fair idea of his squad's strength he hard-                        Mohrhusen
and Kleinschmidt tied in
ly conceived of such ranking as his                               the mile,
and Crowell in the 440, who
"boys" finally created,                                       
   also set a meet record.
  It was known, however, that Wis-
consin had a strongly balanced outfit-                                  
      Baseball
with commendable power in each event.
At Chicago, the Conference champion-                                 March
21 marked the first day of
ships were almost unanimously con-                                spring
and at the same time acted as a
ceded to Michigan long before the first                           red-letter
day for the Wisconsin baseball
trials were run. Wisconsin's chances                              squad.
After several confining weeks of
for one-two-three-ranking were at low                             indoor
practice, Coach Bobby Poser gave
odds, but even with two heart-breaking                            the sign
and his 40 aspirants for dia-
accidents-fiction stories in themselves       .                   mond positions
trekked out onto the sog-
-the Badgers were just nosed out of                               gy, yet
welcome Camp Randall green.
second place by Ohio State. Karl Klein-                              Coach
Poser has not yet cut his
schmidt, ace Wisconsin distance man,                              squad,
but with the opener of the year
kept his competitive chart clean by win-                          scheduled
against Illinois Normal at
ning the half-mile in the excellent time                          Bloomington,
April 5, he will undoubt-
of 1:56.5, just two and one-half sec-                             edly swing
his axe soon. In spite of
onds short of a Big Ten record. In the                            the lack
of pitchers, Poser- will be forced
shotput Wisconsin picked up a second                              to ask
most of his hurlers to hang up
and a fifth, with Irv Rubow and Ed                                their spikes.
Only    his  sensational
Christianson scoring respectively. Bobby             ,            younger
brother, Chub, has shown
Clark placed third in the 70-yard high                            enough
stuff to merit a potential berth
hurdles; Bud Scharff won a fourth and       Track Coach Jones    on the regular
nine. Infield competi-
Lou Hirschinger a fifth in the pole-     Afn Impressive Record  tion is just
about settled with the third
vault; and the final points were tacked                           base post
still doubtful. Stan Ferris,
on by a second scored by the mile relay team.       Madison, grid halfback,
and Nick DeMark, Racine's
  The following week the Badgers returned to the    sensational cager on
the championship five, are wag-
Chicago fields and won the Central AAU crown. By    ing a terrific war for
the varsity job.
counting four firsts and several shows and places,     The catching position
is being fought out between
they completely upset the experts' dope and the hopes  two sophomores, Steve
Rondone, Racine, and Roger
of sundry independent entries. Again Kleinschmidt   Reinhardt, Wisconsin
Rapids.
led his team by winning the 1,000 meters run, and
breaking the meet record. He was paced by firsts                     Sprin
   Football
from Rubow in the shot-put; Jack Kellner in the 65
meters high hurdles; and the 1,600 meters relay team.  Dr. Clarence W. Spears
gave the word in the last
  Lacking considerable form and hardly in condi-    week in March to some
75 aspirants to football jobs
tion for consecutive nights of competition, Wisconsin  next fall and with
the well-known vigor they all
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