Rock Island High School - Watchtower Yearbook (Rock Island, IL)

 - Class of 1976

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Behind the excellent coaching of Walt Gerber; the Rock Island Wrestling team accounted for an overall record of 7 wins, 15 losses, and 2 ties. The record does not show all the side-aching work that goes into a wrestling team. In the Illinois Triple Dual, the Rocks won 19 matches, lost 15 and tied 2. The Rocks beat Alleman, 46-16, tied Moline 17 all, and lost to E. Moline 27-33. During the season the Rocks gave it all they had; just not quite enough. In the Palatine Tourney, Rock Island placed 9th. Brian Baker and Brad Rosenthal placed 2nd and 5th respectively. Consolation winners for the Rocks were: jeff Kerres and Aaron Darrell, both white consolation winners, Paddy McAdams winning the white consolation and Bill Blais won the red consolation. At the Dixon Tourney, Rl placed 5th, with Tony Scott taking 1st and was named outstanding wrestler; jeff Kerres and Brian Baker 2nd and 3rd. At District, Rl placed 4th and had 3 district champs; jeff Kerres — 9 8lbs., Tony Scott — 145 lbs. and Bob Taylor heavyweight. At Sectional, the Rocks placed 5th, and had 2 sectional champs, Jeff Kerres — 98 lbs. and Tony Scott 145-lbs. Bob Taylor took a 4th. Tony and jeff went on to state and scored 6 points in state competition. Head Coach Walt Gerber takes time from teaching pee-wee wrestlers to have this snapshot taken. Scoreboard Rl 2 Cedar Rapids 50 Rl 25 Savanna 25 Rl 23 Dav. West 39 Rl 40 Dav. Central 21 Rl 44 Rock Falls 7 Rl 32 Geneseo 23 Rl 24 Mersey 46 Rl 36 Peoria-Rich. 29 Rl 27 North Scott 47. Rl 23 Assumption 31 Rl 18 Quincy 43 Rl 22 Galesburg 41 Rl 9 East Moline 49 Rl 10 Sterling 52 Rl 34 LaSalle-Peru 22 Rl 17 Moline 43 Rl 24 Rock. Guilford 37 Rl 17 Rock. Harlem 39 Rl 25 Alleman 28 Rl 15 Pekin 4 49 Rl 40 Peoria Central 30 Climbing on top and rolling his opponent over is junior Jeff Kerres in the Palatine Tournament. 40 Wrestling RM

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An unidentified Rock , attempts to bury his enemy ' s cranium through the mat. ma( f or Pulling on his Alleman opponents arm is sophomore Brad Rosenthal. Wrestling 39



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Even coaches sometimes like to wrestle around. FRONT ROW, Rich Mendoza, Kevin Renyolds, Marty Bradley, Joey Dailey, Brad Rosenthal, Aaron Darrell, Jeff Kerres, Mark Layer, Tom Fout, Tim Banks, Clark Stewart, Tom BeDunn, Mgr. Preston Cherry. ROW 2, Billy Martin, Scott Walk - er, Doug Gerber, Mike Barton, Mike Miskowicz, Mike Fout, Donny Thomas, Bill Brandemeyer, Sam Fentress, Gene Copenhaver, Mike Brown, Tom Sheil, Marty Luster, BACK ROW, Coaches: Tom Goodwin, Richard Sellers, Evert Wil¬ liams, Rich Holland, Bill Draftkorn, Dean DeGarmo, Kevin Platt, Bill Blais, Tony Scott, Brian Baker, Bobby Taylor, Paddy McAdams, Carl Hill, Mike Miller, Jim Ni- tengale, Kevin Metz, Chuck Guthrie, Ron Tiedge, Don Metz, Head Coach Walter Gerber and trainer, David Brown. Wrestling 41

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