Anoka High School - Anokan Yearbook (Anoka, MN)

 - Class of 1955

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Anoka High School - Anokan Yearbook (Anoka, MN) online yearbook collection, 1955 Edition, Page 94 of 100
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Page 94 text:

WRESTLING 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 STaTe. 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. Page ninety Q Won-LosT-Tie Won-Los 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

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 VValTers. . ff-v 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 laced. 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 Anoka.



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HOCKEY BASEBALL When STan Nelson called pracTice lasT spring and looked over his squad, he Tound he had buT Two reTurning regulars. InsTead of giving up, he simply puT The Nelson Technique To work and moulded a fine Team of underclassmen ThaT gave Anoka iTs besT overall record in Tour years. The Tornado nine sTarTed The T954 season wiTh an impressive 5-3 vicTory aT Elk River. The nexT Three games Tound Anoka in a slump boTh oTTensively and defensively. Anoka momenTarily pulled ouT of Their slump and won very decisively i7-2 aT l-lasTings. The Tornadoes wroTe a successful ending To The Tinal chapTer of The Anoka baseball story by downing Their lasT Two opponenTs, Osseo I6-4 and STillwaTer 6-2. Anoka goT OFT To a good sTarT in The disTrTcT lo TournamenT by deTeaTing Cambridge 8-2, buT Then Tell vicTim To a good Elk River Team, 5-2. A record oT 7 wins and 7 losses broughT our baseball season To a close and leTT Ivlr. Nelson smiling happily yiTh nine reTurning leTTer- men Tor The 1955 season. 9, TQ. Q cm? The Anoka hockey Team had a Tairly successful season under The fine coaching of Mr. Alley. AlThough They are sTill relaTively unexperienced and had To compeTe in a Tough league, They gave an excellenT display of Their abiliTy and made consTanT improvemenT during The season. A number of games ThaT were losT in The lasT few minuTes would have been won if The Team had had enough pre- f vious experience. A new "pee-wee" hockey program has been sTarTed in The Junior High and should have a marked influence on nexT year's Team. ThroughouT The season The boys played To The besT of Their abiliTy and showed The high sTandards of sporTsman- ship TradiTional in Anoka. They ended The year by shuTTing ouT ST. Paul Park by 3-O. Page nineTy-one

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