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Page 174 text:
"The best in the country." These words per-
fectly described the 1961 Violet fencing team.
The most successful of NYU's athletic squads,
the fencers Went through the campaign with nary
a close call. They won eight dual meets, thus
extending their undefeated string to 34 in a row,
captured six of seven awards at the International
Fencing Association tourney, and won everything
available at the NCAA championships.
The season opened against Yale, with the par-
riers winning easily, 20-7. Rutgers, Columbia
and Princeton then bowed to the Violets, the
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closest margin being seven points. By this mar-
gin, the next three meets were decided. NYU
won over Hardvard, Navy, and CCNY. Brooklyn
College was the last opponent to suffer a humili-
But it was in post-season competition that the
Violets really showed their strength. At the
IFA'S, NYU swept through the eleven-college
held to easily capture three-weapon honors. They
won team epee, foil, and tied in saber. Herb
Cohen, undefeated during the year, copped the
foil award, while jerry Halpern took the epee
The NCAA's turned into an NYU tournament.
The parriers easily beat the 51'team held, captur-
ing all individual trophies on the way. Cohen,
Izzy Colon, and Halpern were the champions
Cohen, Pete Stein, and Gene Glazer led the
foilsmen during the year. Glazer won a mid-
season tourney over the world's finest fencers,
but was defeated by Cohen at the lFA's.
Halpern, Gil Eisner, and Alan Saltzman were
the Violets' epeemen, while in the saber, Colon,
Alex Kozicharow, and Bob Waltz represented
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However, what the Violets
failed to accomplish in cross-
country, they more than made
up for during the indoor sea-
son. The winter scene was dom-
inated by two men: Wfedder-
burn and Gary Gubner, a
behemoth freshman shot-putter.
turned in top performances in
the 600, as well as anchoring
a record-breaking mile relay.
The peak of performances for
both came in the Millrose
Games, when Wfedderburn ran away with the
Mel Sheppard 600, and then anchored the relay
to three new records.
Freshmen may compete in individual events
for the varsity in invitational meets, and Gubner
proved invaluable in this capacity. His best put
of the year was a 58-11 in the National AAU
Championships, which earned him second place.
The two-mile relay of Tom and Charles Mc-
Grath, Bennett, again team captain, and Brown
Track and Field
consistently took places in the top meets. In the
Met Championships, NYU finished second to
Manhattan, but won the most individual events.
The IC4A meet saw Wedderburii take a second
place in the 600 to cap the season.
After the regular season had finished, several
members of the team were invited to a meet in
Ontario, Canada. In this they excelled, taking
places in every event, and scoring more points
than any other team from the Metropolitan area.
Lack of depth was the main factor holding the
team back from accomplishing more, but several
versatile performers turned in Hne performances.
Once more Zemachson, Urban and johnson did
well in the hurdles. Freshman Paul Woodall,
Jeff Little and Hamilton McRae scored many
times, and helped their squad take second place
in the Mets.
A highlight of the season occurred when the
team captured the Senior Met AAU title, only
the third time this has been done by a college
squad, and the first time by NYU. Healey had
nothing but praise for his performers at the end
of the season.
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Witli more all-around power present than in
previous years, NYU's varsity rifle team tired to
its best record, a losing 8-9 but better than its
previous total of 5-15. A new coach was present
for the season which ran from October to the
end of March, in Army Sgt. Frank Zimha, who
took over from a succession of Air Force cap-
tains. Witli co-captain Ernest Mijares and several
top sophomores firing consistently in the high
Z6O's and 27O's, the graying NCO had more to
smile about than his Royal Blue predecessors.
Meeting some top schools in St. john's, CCNY,
Brooklyn Poly and Brooklyn College, the Violets
had a chance to better their previous scores each
time out, their high of 1363 coming against
Rutgers in a match that saw them lose by one
Heading the list of the promising lowerclass-
men were Fred Katen, Ken Oertel, and Fred
Richter, all of whom placed in the top live shoot-
ers for NYU in almost every meet. In addition,
juniors Alex Smirnoff, Martin Reiter, and Barry
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Litofsky were around whenever the sophs began
In Metropolitan Intercollegiate Rifle League
competition, NYU wound up in tenth place out
of a held of twenty, their loop record at 8-8.
The Violets' only non-league loss came to Navy
in january when Katen shot a season high of 277,
tying Vance Sutton's effort against Rutgers.
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