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Page 93 text:
bridge came To Anoka The following clay and los?
To The Tornadoes ll-4. On May T4, Anoka played a
Triangular maTch and deTeaTed NorTh ST. Paul and losT
To STillwaTer. Anoka losT Their lasT Two maTches of The
season To STillwaTer and Ramsey.
The Tornadoes finished Third in The Suburban and wenT
on To capTure The DisTricT I6 TiTle, placing well ahead of
Cambridge and Mora.
Mr. Zweiner's firsT Tour men were Chuck Bowers, .lack
Blesi, Dick WalTers, and Jim Pfleider. OTher leTTer winners
included Jim Bowers, Dick TolleTTe, Chuck Larson, and John
ernie Vevea and Larry Reid in The pole vaulT.
AT The suburban meeT, held aT ST. Thomas, Anoka Took
nurTh place wiTh Jim Gabrick gaining Anoka's only firsT
la-ce. BernsTein, Bell, Rogers, Mor, Reid, and Vevea also
The Anoka cindermen broughT Their season To a success-
il close aT ST. Cloud by capTuring The DisTricT i6 crown
iTh a ToTal of 40 poinTs. CapTain, Fred Mor, was The pace-
seTTer Tor The Tornadoes wiTh a HrsT in The 220 and a sec-
ond in The lOO-yard dash. Buzzell, Rogers and Gabrick
each earned a Tirsi place wiTh BernsTein placing second in
boTh The high and low hurdles.
Much deserved praise is in order Tor Mr. Wanamaker, a
coach who believed in giving everyone a chance To prove
wheTher or noT They had The capabilities To represeni
Page 92 text:
Golf took on new light at Anoka in 1954 as the largest turnout of
prospects in history, 30 boys, feed off under the direction of their new
coach, Chuck Zwiener. Out of this large number, he picked his top
eight boys, who in turn produced a 3-win, 5-loss record.
The Tornadoes started their "pitching and putting" at South St. Paul,
where they were defeated ll-4. Anoka played host to Ramsey and
South St. Paul on May ll and defeated the first-year Ramsey team
lOV2-4V2 but lost their second straight to South St. Paul, l5-3. Carn-
The i954 Anoka thinclads enjoyed another successful season under
their popular coach, Bill Wanamaker.
The Tornadoes got off to a slow start dropping their first meet, a
triangular, to Columbia Heights and South St. Paul. After this the
team progressed rapidly and on May l2, the first home meet, Anoka
downed Alexander Ramsey and Stillwater. The Maroon and Gray
rolled up 56V2 points compared to l2amsey's 46V2 and Stillwater's 42.
In the first annual Anoka Invitational, the Tornadoes finished i3
points behind first place White Bear, but well ahead of Mora and
Princeton. Jim Bernstein led the way for Anoka with a first place in
both the hurdle events. Other hrsts were won by Jim Gabrick in the
high jump, Jerry Rogers in the 880, Chuck Buzzell in the mile and
Page 94 text:
Tn order To be a wresTler of TirsT rank, one musT have
To The Tullest degree The sTrengTh of a TooTball player, The
speed oT a Track aThleTe, The agiliTy of a Tumbler, The co-
ordinaTion of a conTorTionisT, and The bodily developmenf
and physique oT a swimmer. The boys of The T954-55
Anoka wresTling squad possessed many of These qualifies
which conTribuTed Toward building a sTaTe champion Team.
On Tuesday, November 3OTh, The Anoka wresTling Team
served noTice They were going To be one of The besT in
The sTaTe by handing Robbinsdole iTs worsT deTeaT in many
years 33-B. From Then on, Anoka Thoroughly Trouncec
every opponenT wiTh The excepTion of a loss To OwaTonnc
and winning a close one from VVayzaTa.
In addiTion To a dual meeT record of eighTeen win:
againsT one loss, The maroon and gray Grapplers wor
Three Trophies-The Conference, The Regional, and The
These dual meeT records of The sfarling eleven indicaTe
The Team's success.
The Tremendous climax To a successful season was, of
course, The courageous group of wresTlers who journeyed
To MankaTo and came home wiTh The coveTed STaTe Cham-
pionship Trophy. TT's a real TribuTe To Anoka's Three cham-
pions To find each scoring more points in The sTaTe meeT
Than any oTher wresTlers. Bob Board Topped all wresTlers
securing T2 poinTs, Tollowed by Dick Board and Joe Kline
each wiTh eleven. Blue EarTh champions each gaThered Ten.
95? E. Brown T7 T33ii B ScoTT T4 1
T033 H. Bird T8 T T383 B. Sodm'n 9 I
TT23 J. Kline T9 O T453 S. Wilson T8 T
T203 B. Board T9 O T544 B. Horbal T7 '
T27? D. Board T7 T T T65? T. Larson 5
HwT. .lim Mead 4 TT T
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