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Page 117 text:
Dale Gansz—137 lbs. Rick Benz—145 lbs. Hard working Keith Atkins keeps a strong hold on his confused opponent. Keith Atkins—175 lbs. Rick Gibson—185 lbs. Rick Bevans—155 lbs. Bob Hoffman—165 lbs. John McDuffy—Heavyweight 113
Page 116 text:
Del Newton—107 lbs. Ron Banks—115 lbs. Ronnell Muskeyvalley—123 Rock Island ' s Rick Benz struggles hard to pin another victory for the Rocks. Marty Davis—130 lbs. 112
Page 118 text:
Rocky matmen are: FIRST ROW: Mike Bougham, Del Newton, Ron Banks, Ronell Muskeyvalley, Marty Davis, Dale Ganz, Rick Benz, Rick Bevans, Rob Huffman, Keith Atkins, George Day, and John McDuffy. SECOND ROW: John Angle, Randy Gaylor, Steve Rosenthal, Dan Ganz, Pat Weed, Jewel Colvin, Mike Hodge, Greg Moroni, Bob Haskins, Leroy Guthrie, Orlando Edgerson, Rick Gibson, Terry Ott, and Kim Huff. THIRD ROW: Bob Ater, Craig Lesley, Dave Guldenzoph, John Chaney, Gavin Angle, Coaches Don DeTaye, Chet Schultz, and Walt Gerber, Larry Sergeant, Percy Faith, Mike Thorton, Mark Smith, Don Omilak, Robert Cole, Tom Ott, Tom Ross, John Gunther, Mark Thiesen, Bennie Blakney, Jim Metz, Jim Turner, Steve Johnson, and Mike Taylor. Wrestlers struggle for victory at state Rock Island matmen relied on a junior dominated squad for the 69-70 season. Rick Benz was named most valuable team member. Senior Rick Bevans and Rick Gibson were honored as co-captains. Ron Banks and Rick Benz held the lead for team points. Banks was first with 82 and Benz second with 76. Rick Bevans was third with 75. Rick led the team in takedowns with 16 and also boasted 13 escapes. This season there were 106 teams entered in the state wrestling tournament. 61 of the teams had one wrestler representing its school, 23 had two, and 22 had three or more men. Benz, Bevans, and Gibson represented Rock Island. Mike Bougham became the first freshman ever to receive a major letter. Rock Island completed its season with a 5—8 won-lost record in dual meets and 2—4 in the Quad City Metro Conference. The Rocks placed third in the Quadrangular, fifth in the Davenport Invitational, second in the Western Big Six and Illinois Sectional at Dixon and received three points at the state finals in Normal. Rock Island 38 Rock Island 19 Rock Island 31 Rock Island 13 Rock Island 21 Rock Island 39 Rock Island 6 Rock Island 30 Rock Island 28 Rock Island 11 Rock Island 9 Rock Island 15 Rock Island 5 Savanna 6 Davenport W. 22 Alleman 13 Sterling 30 Dixon 22 Galesburg 9 Davenport Cen. 32 East Peoria 16 Assump¬ tion 11 East Moline 26 Reavis 31 Moline 24 Clinton 34 114
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