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Kelly Barlo, Hopkins. Isaacson, Thoeny, Gray
Peterson Kliszcz, Mills, Aldrich, Whiie lcoachl
John Aldrich Bantamweight Emmett Kelly . .
Tommy Kliszcz Featherweight Donald DeNeau Mlddlewelghts
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Orville Peterson Rupert Isaacson H . h
Glen Thoeny Welterweights Barto Dobberstein eavywelg ts
YO attempt was made to organize an all-college boxing team until quite late in the
-L season, when two matches were scheduled with the Red Wing Training School. The
first bout ended in a 4-4 tie, and in the second meeting the local boys were victorious
by a 6M-2 K2 margin.
Previous to this these boys engaged in various amateur shows and tournaments in
Wisconsin and in Minnesota. The season reached its peak when seven of the boys entered
in the Seventeenth District Golden Gloves Tournament at Red Wing, Minnesota. They
were Peterson, Mills, Aldrich, Barto, Thoeny, Gray, and Daggett. Six of these seven
boys survived the elimination fights and reached the finals, and Thoeny and Barto went
on to win the championships in their respective divisions.
By winning this tournament Barto and Thoeny qualified for entrance to the North-
west Golden Gloves Tournament at Minneapolis. In the opening elimination round
Thoeny was matched against Shaughnessy, a pre-tournament favorite and one of the
top amateur welterweights in the northwest. Thoeny won a rousing decision over his
opponent after flooring his man four times and once being knocked down himself. Barto
was matched against Jack Thurly of Winona, Minnesota, a popular pre-tournament
favorite, to win the heavyweight title. Barto easily outboxed him to win a decision. In
the second round of elimination fihts both boys were handicapped by injuries received
the previous night and were defeated.
The only men to graduate on the squad are Mills and Thoeny who have established
envious records for themselves in four years of boxing. Mills has a record of seventeen
victories and eight defeats, while Thoeny has a total of twenty-two victories and six
All of these boys were coached and trained by Mike White, a former national golden
glove contender, and Dan Linehan, local chief-of-police.
Page 144 text:
Thompson OH Wills Deefz
All Star Intramural Basketball Team
HE table tennis doubles attracted the attention of thirty-eight men. Orville Thomp-
son and Dewey Paulson defeated the Junkman-Enloe team for the championship.
Seventy men entered the volleyball meet and seven teams were organized. The North
Siders, captained by Marcel Nelson, emerged as winners with Bob Platte's Bachelors a
close second. This is a sport which is gathering a larger following every year and which
promises to be a favorite next year.
The mental giants had a chance to show their skill in the checker tournament.
Mervin Gilberts won first place in the field of thirty-two contestants with Drehmel
One hundred and five men entered the softball league and nine teams were chosen.
Play began in the third week of April and will continue through the third week of
May. The games are being run off in a backdoor tournament. This gives a team a chance
to win the championship even though it may lose one game. Interest is high and all
participants are really enjoying the sport.
A track decathlon will close the intramural season for the year. Already thirty men
have signed up and a total of forty is expected before the time limit expires. Each man
will compete in each one of the ten following events: the fifty, one-hundred, two-hun-
dred-twenty yard dashes, shot put, broad jump, high jump, discus, hop-step-and-jump,
push-ups, and baseball throw for distance and accuracy.
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Anderson, King, Palm, Junlcman, Platt, Nickerson
MINOR SPORTS 1940
ENNIS and golf round out the year's athletic schedule at River Falls. These two
sports are considered minor sports and the participants will receive awards in the
form of a minor "RU at the close of the season. Nelson, Prucha, and Schmidt are the
returning members of last year's golf squad. New men are Thompson, Wfeber, Reynolds,
and Jacobson. The golfers have been working hard and show promise of a good season.
King and Nickerson are the only returning men from last year's tennis team. New
men who B11 the places of those who graduated are Anderson, Junkman, Palm, and
Two golf matches have been played so far this season. The first match with St.
Thomas of St. Paul ended in a victory for the "Tommies" by a score of 82 to 3 M.
The golf team vindicated itself in the second match by defeating Eau Claire 8 to 4.
The Falcon tennis team got off to a good start early in the season by defeating the
Concordia College squad 5 to 1. In their next two matches they were defeated by St.
Thomas and Eau Claire, both by the score of 5 to 1.
Tennis and golf matches for the remainder of the season have been scheduled with
La Crosse and Stout. The men who show up best during the scheduled matches will have
a chance to compete in the state golf and tennis meet at Eau Claire on May 22.
Jacobson, Thompson, Prucha, Nelson, Schmidt, Weber, Reynolds
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