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John Blecker 145 lbs. Larry Williams 165 lbs. Coach Chet Schultz’s junior- dominated wrestling squad showed great improvement in the late stages of the season and gives promise of an outstanding team next year. After dropping their first four conference matches to powerful Moline, Jefferson, Iowa City, and Davenport Central, the Rocks won their last five meets to finish in the first division of the MVC. The grapplers finished second to Moline in the District meet and third behind Moline and Savanna in the Sectional tournament. Four Rock Island wrestlers qualified for the State meet, but only 138 lb. Everett McDowell was able to score for Rocky. Arden Zentic 180 lbs. Jim Fryxell Heavyweight WRESTLING 203
Page 206 text:
Hershell Hill John Lambert 103 lbs. 112 lbs. SCOREBOARD ROCK ISLAND 14 Davenport West 26 ROCK ISLAND 17 Iowa City 24 ROCK ISLAND 11 Davenport Central 32 ROCK ISLAND 12 Jefferson C.R. 24 ROCK ISLAND 6 Moline 32 ROCK ISLAND 29 Washington C.R. 14 ROCK ISLAND 22 East Moline 17 ROCK ISLAND 23 Clinton 16 ROCK ISLAND 36 Dubuque 10 ROCK ISLAND 29 Geneseo 17 ROCK ISLAND 23 Bettendorf 21 ROCK ISLAND 30 Sterling 16 ROCK ISLAND 37 Alleman 3 ROCK ISLAND 25 Savanna 14 Gil Bunning 133 lbs. Everett McDowell 138 lbs.
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ROCKY’S THINCLADS BRING HOME STATE TITLE Principal Charles O. Austin congratulates state high-jump champion Jeff Tyler and other members of the 1961 championship squad. Front Row: Mr. Austin, Tyler, Bill Banks, and Tom Thomas. Middle Row: Coach Hod Lundeen, Jim Davis,. Bart Newell, Joe Fuller, and Jon Hayes. Back Row: Lou Kaiser, Dick Schroeder, Jerry Green, Charlie Miller, Bob White, and Larry Turnipseed. The unfortunate foursome — Tom Thomas, Joe Fuller, Jon Hayes, and Bart Newell, Rocky’s 1961 mile-relay team, were well on their way to establishing a state record in their specialty when an ill-timed stumble cost the Rocks their lead and they were forced to settle for a fourth place. 204 TRACK
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