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CONTENTS NOTES FROM THE EDITOR ____________________________ Glenn Sundby 5 GUEST ED ITORIAL _______ _______________ ____ __ _______ Herb Vogel 6 CHALK TALK ____________________________ . ________________________ 8 MEXICO-CALIFORNIA MEET ______________ ___________ __ Jack Beckner 9 IMPRESSIONS & SUGGESTIONS _______________________ Yoshi Hatano 10 CANADIAN REPORT ______ ___________________ __ ____________ John Nooney 11 PASSPORT TO GYMNASTICS ___________________________ Dick Criley 12 BRITISH REPORT _____________________________________ Pauline Prestidge 14 WHY A CALIFORNIA CLINIC ____ ____ _____________________ Dick Cr iley 16 NORTHWEST CLINIC ___________ _____ _____ ________ ________ __ __________ 12 NEW YORK CLINIC ______ ________________ ______ _____ _____ ____ Ed Konopa 17 NEW ENGLAND CLINIC ___________ Robert Hanscom 17 NATIONAL GYM CLINIC ____ ___ __ ____ . __________________________________ 18 USGF EASTERN CLINIC ________________________________ 20 FLY-A-WAY _________________ ____ ______________ __________ _ Bill Holmes 21 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ROUTINE ______ __ __________ __ Nakayama 22 GYMNASTICS IN PHY. ED ______________ ____A. Bruce Frederick 24 RESEARCH & FITNESS ____ _ ______ ___ Dr. James Bosco 26 NOTES FROM A NEUROTIC JUDGE ______________ Roy Davis 28 CONDITIONING FOR COMPETITION _____ Dick Wolfe 29 MG SCOREBOARD _________ __ _________ 30 ORIGINAL (??) BEAM MOVES ________ _____________ Ami Leso 32 INVERTED CROSS _____ __________ _____________ Arlynn Anderson 32 LEITERS ______________ ___________ __________________ __________ ___________ ______ _____ 33

COVER: Scenes from the Internationa l Match-Exh ibition between The German Sportschool of Cologne and Penn State Unive rsity, Jan. 29th, 1967. Pictured are Penn States, Dick Swetman on the Side Horse and Gregg Weiss on the Rings. From Cologne Koji Takizawa on the. Horizontal Bar, Age Storhaug on the Par'allels, Herman Hopfner In Floor Exercise and Jurgens Mutschler followed by team manager Helmut Bantz leads the Cologne team in en­trance march. Master Gymnastic showman Gene Wettstone's unique passport t icket program is pictured in center.

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A BRUCE FREDERICK __________ __ _____ _________________ __________ Educotion DR. JAMES S_ BOSCO ________________ __ ____________________________ Reseorch DICK CR I LEY _______ __ ________ ______ __ . ___ ________ ______ __ ____ . __________ Stotistics J 1M FARKAS ________________________________________________________ Instruct ion JERRY WR IGHT _____ ___________ _____________ ______________ _______ Competition FRANK L_ BARE _____ _______ ___ __ __ _________________________________________ USGF JESS ROBINSON _______ · __________ ___________ ________________________ Trompoline ROY DAVIS _________ __________ ________________ ____________________________ .Judging JACKIE KLEIN UPHUES ________ __ ____________________________________ Women GRACE KA YWELL ________________________________ __ ______________________ Bollet KENNETH W. HOLLIS ___________________________________ __ ___________ YMCA

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THE MODERN GYMNAST is pub l ished by Sundby Publications, 410 Broadway, Santo Monico, California_ Second closs postage paid at Santo Monico, Cal i f. Published monthly except July and September which are combined with the previous month ' s issue_ Price $5_00 per year_ SOc single copy: Subscription correspondence, THE MODERN GYMNAST, P_O _ Box 611, Santo Monico, Ca l ifornia_ Copyright 1967 © a l l ri ghts reserved by SUNDBY PUBLICATIONS, 410 Broadway, Santa Monica, California. All pictures and manuscripts submitted be­come the property of THE MODERN GYMNAST unless a return re­quest and sufficient postage are included.


DISAPPOINTED READERS: "Sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees". Perhaps we are so surrou nded by the work of gett ing material, doing the layouts, getting the MG to press and in the mail that we miss the mark and do not commun i­cate as wel l as we should. Although we receive daily many enthusiastic letters of approval of our MG content and for­mat (if not our schedule), we also receive a few jolts from unhappy readers:

Dear Mr. Glenn Sundby, I am greatly disappointed in Modern Gymnast. I feel that you have not only deceived me, but the rest of your subscribers _ But the main reason· I'm angry is that here I wa ited, and so did many other subscribers for the Jan_ edit ion, which was supposedly to be M.G.'s best. And if I may quote from the December, 1966 edition, page 5, Notes from the Editor, you stated, "that you had 700 feet of sequence routine photos of the Wor ld Games top finalists just waiting to be published". You also said , "this next ed ition wo uld be th e best of any from the past ten years of editions. So what happened! I believe you owe your subscr ibers an explanation. This Jan_ edit ion happens to be not your best but your worst. In this edition you wasted 81/2 pages for an index. And to me this shows that you are printing a maga­zine without any idea of your subscribers ' needs _ As you know your subscribers are gymnasts and they're not interested in smal l town meets but interes ted in nat ional and international meets. And when you do wr ite about a nati ona l meet we're not looking for a thousand opin ions of the meet. We are look ing for rout ines and photos. We are also looking for instructional aid on moves, techniques, etc. such as given in Let 's Go All-Round by Art Shurlock (but more of itl. And it is your responsibility to see that Modern Gymnast meets our needs ... Yours tru ly, M.M., Brooklyn, N.Y.

If Mr. M. M. will read the Dec. MG "Notes From the E~itor" he will find, I quote "NEXT EDITION (Jan. '67) along ~Ith some mo~e World Games reports, Judging articles, Gym In P.E. No. Calif. Summer Camp report and many more inter­esting artic les" . The first paragraph was a list of the many materials on hand in our off ice ready to go to press for future ed itions or special books if finances wou ld perm it. We are sorry and apologize to our readers if we misled them to be­lieve all of the material mentioned would be in the January edit ion of the Modern Gymnast.

Dear M.G. Publisher: I am a former subscriber to the M.G. I was disappointed with the service and content of the M.G. I have a few fellow gymnasts with the same gripe . We have discussed the matter and here are some po ints that came up: Never on time, missed last month, missed two months in a row (three). Doesn't cove r important events all over U.S. and other areas. In the photo dept. all I can remember is about 6,000 Iron Crosses. That's about the most popular move snapped in M.G. There are some good points. (1) Illustrations of mechanics of a trick· (2) When meets and exhibitions are covered; (3) When you let us know what's going where in th e gymnasts' world. We have con­si dered a new magazine "Th e U.S _ Gymnast" ... L.E.L. , Flush ing, New York_

As a sma ll point of defense, accord ing to our records Mr. L.E.L.'s subscription expired with the July '66 ed ition of the MG and was not renewed (expla ining the missing issues).

* * * * We know we cannot please everyone, but we do want to do the best possib le for Gymnastics through the pages of The Modern Gymnast. If we are not filling your need in content or service (other than a slow publication schedule, which we hope to improve upon in the com ing months), please help us by comments and constructive suggestions, and we will try to get out of the forest and view the MG from your better view­point. (We hope you like this edition.)


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Coach Women's Gymnastics, Southern Illinois University By Herb Vogel


The "State Department" budget for the participation of student athletic teams at the Student World Games to be held in Japan this summer is $90,000. Yet. with a "crying need" for international experience and exposure, gymnastics will col­lect little, or better said , $NOTH I NG when the final sports allo­cations are made.

Reason , as indicated to me by a leading amateur sporting official , the State Department " wants winners" . Sports achieve· ment on the international level does then have political im­portance. Since our gymnastic teams could place no higher than sixth place in the World Gymnastic Championships and the closest we came to a medal placement was a " standing ovation" for the Doris Brause Uneven Bar routine, gymnasttics has little " political " importance as far as " State Department" money is con cerned. Of course, gymnasts: coaches, officials and parents pay taxes .. . and .. . we can assume this $90,000 m ay have been derived from taxes . . . the manner in which it is spent should be someone 's concern . Perhaps even yours!

For nearly four years I have attempted to contain myself, stay well away from issues of controversy, content to be a reasonably happy and a reasonably successful coach. Cer· tainly my " flag waving" now, has personal foundation, but is indicative of the needs of our sport in terms of its "health" on the international level.

Past experience indicates that sometime in the spring, two gymnasts, one female and one male will be .sent to Japan ... as our "Token" entry. They shall enter without coach , chaper· one or interpretor. The last female student gymnast requested to be returned home before the meet began due to (1) she could not speak the language, (2) she did not have a coach to assist her and (3) she could not arrange for proper train­ing. Her request was granted . Her male counterpart managed a third place finish in the All-Around.

Recently, Alena Tinterova , of the Czechoslovakian Sports Embassy and F.I.G. representative, visited our campus to pre· sent one of the four national judging clinics sponsored by the U.S. Olympic Development Committee. In casual conversation she indicated that our (U.S.) success is hampered by our lack of regularly scheduled international competition and asked if we, the university women 's teams, were sending a team to the Student World Games. Our negative answer brought the response, "That is too bad, as the " Czechs" and the Russians are sending full teams, primarily to keep abreast of the third place Japanese Women 's Team."

Interestingly, during that National Judges Clinic, Mrs. Tin· terova made this comment about the balance beam routine of one of our gymnasts , a relatively unknown Mary Ellen Toth. "For that routine I could award a 9.4, 9.5, or even a 9 .6 ... it is of international class."

In May the National A.A.U. Women's Technical Committee voted unanimously that the 1967 College Championships for Women could select the U.S. Student World Game team. The committee felt that this meet. composed exclusively of stu­dents attending colleges and universities on a full time basis, was the sole _ competition that could justly select a "student representative" team.

On April 7th and 8th , the Collegiate Gymnastic Champion­ships will be conducted at Southern Illinois University. The Modern Gymnast magazine will , as it did last season, select ten members to the 1967 Collegiate All American Team on the basis of the All Around competition. Undoubtedly this season 's list of "All American" will include Linda Metheny, U.S. Na­tional Champion , Janie Speaks, 1964 U.S. Olympic Team, Don­na Schaenzer, 1966 U.S. World Game Team and four or five ~f last season 's All American squad, which includes unknowns, like Mary Toth , and her possible 9 .6 by an international judge.

In November. 1966, a letter by this writer, was sent to the chairman of U.S. Student World Games Committee .. . the committee which will or has made the recommendations to the "State Department" relative to the teams which will repre­sent the United States in Japan . A request seeking information on how the $90',000 was to be allocated, if the U.S. could send a full seven member women's team, and could "Gym­nastics " raise supplemental funds if necessary. To date, the letter remains unanswered . Perhaps the address I received from the national office of the Amateur Athletic Union was incorrect. perhaps not.

An indirect answer was received by way of the D.G.W.S. of the A.A.H .P.E.R. , or vice-versa, that an inquiry had been made and it was indicated that a women 's gymnastic team would


not be sent to Japan. and should a different decision be made, the D.G.W.S. would be notified.

There are many issues in question here: 1. If a student team ultimately be selected, should it not

be selected in a competition composed exclusively of academically oriented and officially composed of bona­fide students.

2. Are the goals of competition merely expressed in terms of "winning"? I am a "winning" coach and doubt very much if any coach of a women's senior team can match my win-loss record, but realize that there are benefits of sport reaped merely through participation.

3. If our goals are expressed in terms of winning . .. we never shall reach that goal on the international scene ... if we do not participate.

4 . This year. and for future years to come, collegiate gym­nastics for women has reached that point in its devel­opment that it can field a team of college women that need not be ashamed of their performance. A single representative, without the benefit of team , coach, man­ager or chaperone, is not representative of the pro· grams we foster.

The solution is not complex but simply lacks the leader ship necessary to effect a solution.

'~ It. seems reasonable to think that the N.C.A.A., the major governing body of collegiate gymnastics, would wish to see its student athletes represent them and the United States at the Student World Games. It is not unthinkable that the N.C.A.A. Gymnastic Championships would be the place to select a student team.

':' It seems reasonable to think that the Division of Girls and Women's Sports . the division of the A.A.H.P.E.R. which seeks to control women's competitive gymnastics would take some "responsibility" with that control. Responsibility to their Class A -~hampionship level of college women gymnasts. It is not unthinkable that the D.G.w.S. utilize the Collegiate Champi­onships to select a student team.

':' It seems reasonable to think that either of tthese organi­zations. if they desire ~o represent the male or female gym­nasts and the unlve.rsltles they attend, they could bring pres­sure to bear .. . In other words, represent equitably what they proport to represent.

The Collegiate Championships for Women, scheduled in Class A-Championship and Class B-Intermediate Division, has the sanction of the N.A.A.U . to select the Student World Game Team. This April 7th and 8th competition needs only the sup­port of the D.G.W.S. to gain " State Department" finance or "State Department" approval to enter the Student World Games. I'm sure the colleges of the United States could raise the necessary finances if such participation were approved and worthwhile to the sport.

It seems though, that some part of the $90,000 dollars belongs to our student gymnasts, male and female alike. An athlete dreams to represent her country and should not be relinquished that opportunity because of politics, not being quite as good as number one, or simply because the people who say they care . . . really don't care at all.

The regional and national conventions of the A.A.H.P.E.R. are scheduled shortly. If some of you readers feel that this opportunity should be made available to our collegiately orien­tated gymnasts, why don't you or your representative inquire about it. If you cannot personally attend why not write your representative a letter of inquiry.

Someone must care . this is not the " cross" of one coach . . . it is a felt need. Our women , and our men, need inter­national experience and exposure. In the women's area, for I am a coach of women , we do not need more control . .. we need representation .

If the successful international teams have a minimum of three international dual meets per year, against the best teams, it is reasonable to assume that one meet. the Student World Games. with the top three teams attending, would be better than sitting back, talking about how we need to grow, and doing nothing. We must be exposed to the better per­formers .. . exposed to the international judge and they _ . . must be exposed to us.

The Modern Gymnast magazine will select a 1967 All Ameri­can College Women's Team. These ten women , will have a minimum C grade point average and qualify for the competi­tion by pursuing a minimum 12 quarter or equivalent college load. They are students . and incidentally the best college gym­nasts we have . .. they will deserve the honor of "All Ameri­can Team" selection.

They deserve too, the right to represent their country, their student bodies, in the 1967 Student World Games in Tokyo, Japan . Why not stick your neck out too!!!?

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THE NISSEN AWARD On April 1, 1967 at the NCAA Gym­

nastic Championships at Southern Illinois University, a young man chosen as this country's outstanding senior collegiate gym­nast, will be awarded the Nissen award, symbolic of excellence in the sport of gym­nastics.

Nomination for this coveted award will bC' made by college newspaper sports editors and accredited college gymnastic judges in much the same manner as the Heisman A ward in football.

Eight gymnasts receIving the highest number of nominations will be voted upon by the editors and judges in a secret ballot.

GYMNAST KILLED IN ACTION R ichard Blender So. Calif. Ringman

of note has been killed in action in Vietnam. Richard had many friends and admirers and was an inspiration to gymnasts in the Los Angeles area during his competi tive years 1960-65.

The Stamp and Gymnastics PHOTO SET NO. 5 By Harry Johnson

South Eugene H .S., Eugene, Oregon Bul garia cla ims the honor of having is­

sued the first stamps illustrating gym­nastics. The fir st was issued in 1931 and the same stamp, changed slightly in color, was issued aga in in 1933. In 1965 Hungary issued a set of stamps honoring its medal winn ers in the Tokyo Olympics. The stamp honorin g Katalin lVlakray for her silver meda l in the uneven parallel bars ra tes as one of the most beautiful in the author's collect ion. This mon th's set offers quite a group of interes ting stamps.


DescriptIOns : 1. Bulgaria #237, #244

a. horizontal bar b. 1st Balkan Games (Sofia , Bulgaria) c. 1931, 1933 d. each stamp is one of a set of ten

2. Hungary # 1648 a . uneven parallel bars b. honorin g Hungarian medal winners

in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics c. 1965 d. one stamp in a set of twelve e. imperforates exist

3. Yugoslavia # 4.80-483 a . still rings and balance beam (#480) b. men's and women's fl oor exercise

(#483) c. men 's fl oor exercise and balance

beam (#482) d. side horse and women's floor exer­

cise (#481) e. 2nd Gymnaestrada (Zagreb, Yugo­

slavia) f. 1957 g. fu ll se t of four stamps


BY THE WE S T ERN GYMNASTICS CLINIC, Mc Bob Rector , Gymnastics Coach at Kansas State Un iversity is shown on the right rece iving the outstanding of­fic ials award from J erry Wright at thp 1966 Western Gymnastics Clin ic ; the award was inscribed as follows :

OUTSTANDING OFFICIALS AWARD Presen ted to the official

selec ted as havin g mad e the greatest contribu tion to the 1966

Western Gymn astics Clinic

The United States Olympic Committee has. been informed by the Organizing Com­mittee for the Games of the XIX Olympiad in Mexico Ctiy that groups or individuals seeking housing and tickets accommoda­tions may now apply directly to: Sr. Ramon E. Alatorre, Director, Departamento De Turismo, Oficina De Control De Alojami-

4. German Democratic Republic (East Germany) # B106 a . buck vaulting b. commemorating sportsmen victims

of the Nazis (Hermann Tops) c. 1963 d. one stamp in a set of five

5. Austria #748-749 a. men with wands (#748) b. women with tambourines (#749) c. 4th Gymnaest rada (Vienna, Austria ) d. 1965 e. full set of two stamps

entos, Av. Juarez No. 89, Mexico 1, D.F. Sr. Alatorre's office will reply to all appli­cants, assigning them a code number for all future correspondence. A fi st of rates for different classes of hotels and current information on tickets to the various events also will be supplied. Proof of housing ac­commodations qualifies the applicant to purchase tickets. The Gymnastic competi­tion will be held October 21-26, 1968.

Dr.· Edwin J. Staley, 1965-66 Vice Presi­dent for Recreation of the AAHPER, has joined the Program Aids Company, Inc. as Senior Vice President for Marketing it was announced by Mr. Lawrence Solin, Pres i­dent of Program Aids.



Romania # 1327 a . balance beam b. 17th Olympic Games c. 1960

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d. one stamp in a set of five e. imperforates exist Finand # 340 a. women's floor exercise (and other

sports) b. Finnish Gymnastics and Sports

Games (Helsinki , Finland) c. 1965 d. single stamp issue

Next month: An outstanding example 0/ some "junk" stamps issued by Dubai.

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If you were one of the thousands who missed the So. Cal. meet with the Mexican National T eam, you missed an opportunity shared by the hundreds who attended in watching a much improved Mexican Team defeat a strong local team of 1968 Olympic hopefuls. The So. Cal. Gymnastic Assn. joined with

the SPA·AAU giving impetus to the over· all US program and aimed at developing a grea ter number of experienced international competitors. This match was set up with the following objectives in mind: (1) to offer international·type competition (2) to stimulate enthusiasm and more intensive training for all·around gymnasts; (3) and to inaugurate a series of friendly gymnastic matches between Mexico and Southern Cal ifornia.

The Mexican Team, coached by former U.S. Olympian Armando Vega, defeated the All·stars 265.65 to 263.15. The follow· ing is a resume of the meet from event to event. Floor Exercise

The first event in the international order of events' was the floor exercise. Luber of the Allstars led off with a good routine but because of a couple of breaks scored only an 8.5. Louis Ibelles perform ed next and came up with an 8.2. From this point on the Mexicans realized they had tough opponents and they would have to perform well in order to win. The pressure seemed to mount as the All·stars demonstrated a grea ter difficulty level, however, the Mexi· cans countered this with much better exe· cution and did not fall too far behind. Sid Freudenste in performed next to last and brought down the house scoring 9.6. Former North American Games floor exercise champ, Armando Garcia, was last and per· form ed a very difficult exercise which in· cluded high double leg circles, round·off high back jacknife to a chest roll·out, and layout side somersaults. He scored a close 9.5. It was felt that the big difference be· tween the last two performances was that Freudenstein ended very strong (flip· flop , back somi, immediate front somi) while Garcia ended wi th an average back somi and had difficulty in "sticking it".

The So. Cal. Team earned the lead com· ing out of the floor exercise with a score of 45.05 to the Mexicans' effort s of 44.65. Side Horse

The second event , side horse, was the ultimate determining factor in the outcomf of the meet. Both teams had a great dea of difficulty staying on the horse. The Mex ican Team made fewer mistakes and went into the next event with an advantage of 3.8 points. It seemed evident that the de· sire, tenacity, superior conditioning, and training of the Mexican Team would he the decidin g factor in the team competi· tion. Team results for side horse : Mexico 42.70, All·stars 38.50. R ings

The rings competition was not impressive. Dan Garcia scored 9.1 for third place, Ar· mando Garcia and Sid Freudenstein ti ed for first wi th a score of 9.15. The routines for the most part met the FIG require· ments but were executed poorly without the prec ision necessary. Swin ging of the nngs seemed a persistent problem as well as fai lure to hold strength moves and fail· ure to "stick" dismounts. Both teams tied with a scarp of 43.20.

Mexican National Coach , Armando Vega and h is team in action at the California' mee1.

Long Horse Vaulting proved to be a strong event for

both teams. The All·stars edged the Mexi· can Team 45 .75 to 45.55. ·Outstandin cr vault· ing was done by Freudenstein 9.3, F~rnando Valles 9.35, and the winner of the evenl Rogelio Ivlendoza with a 9.5. Mendozas vault was a high "Yamashita" taking off from the horse with the arched position then piking and extending. Parallel Bars

Lynn scored highest for the All·stars wi th a nicely executed routine and probably undervalued at 9.45. Valles won the event with a 9.6 and a routine that began with a straddle vault to high double leg circles on the end of the bars to an immediate cast to full arm support- and endincr with a high back somersaul t dismount t~ per· fect stand . The Mexican Team 45.80 to the All·stars 44.55. Horizontal Bar

The final event saw the All·stars narrow the margin of points by winning the event 46.10 to 43.75 . Freudenstein won the event with a 9.45 while Luber had a minor break in execution but came in second with a 9.25. Armando Garcia slipped from the bar receive? an 8.3 and giving up a solid fir st place 111 the all· around.

In evaluating the meet it was felt that the meet was a worthwhile experience for the competitors and judges. Even thou crh this meet did not prove to be a financial success it was felt that it was a first step in the proper direction. We felt that this was a basic concept in helping develop a com plete area program directed towards U.S. international achievement. It should be noted that this type of competition is and has been common place (with the excep· tion of the U.S.) throughout the world in the development of international gymnastics. I am sure that the gymnasts from Cali-


Ibelles, Lui s 8.2 7.9 7.4 Vargas, Manuel 8 .3 7.2 7.8 Mendoza, Rogelio 8.8 8 .9 8 .9 Va lles, Fernando 9.0 8.85 8.6 Garcia, Enrique 9 .05 8.25 8.45 Garcia , Armando 9 .5 8.85 9. 15 SO UTHERN CALIFORNIA ALL-STARS - 263.15 Garcia , Dan 8 .95 6.45 9 .1 Greenfield, George 9 .0 7.2 7.45 Luber, AI 8.5 8. I 8.75 Lynn , Bob 8 .85 8.5 8.75 Sanchez, Juan 8 .65 7.65 7.35 Freudenste in , Sid 9.6 7.05 9.15

forn ia are eager and will be prepared for their next encounter with the Mexican Team this June in Nlexico City. The fol ­lowing are the all·around results.

Meet Director : Eruct Cleaveland: coach Santa Moni ca City College

Officials: Southern Californi a Official s Association

Winning Exercises FLOOR EXERCISE: Freudenstein: Strad·

dIe jump, front; roundoff backhandspring, dGuble fu ll, backhandspring; ; jackknife, chest roll ; rise off knees, heads pring ; roundoff, backhandspring, pike arabian ; Swedish fall to splits; press; front roll , back handspring; front handspring; front, fall; leg circle to stand ; roundoff, back­handspring, tuck back·front.

SIDE HORSE: Valles: Moore to moore; high double; rear down, rear up; high dou · ble; break to back scissor s, front scissor s; high double; travel down ; loops (walk· around, olympic off.

STILL RINGS: A. Garcia: Inlocate, up· rise to handstand ; giant to handstand ; lower to back roll ; iron cross to L ; dis· locate to L ; hollowback to handstand; lower down, dislocate, dislocate, double . .

Freudenstein : Dislocate, straight arm shoot to handstand; front giant; lower to front lever; dislocate, front uprise to L ; hollow back to handstand ; lower down , di s­loca te, double.

LONG HORSE VAULT: Mendoza: Lay· out handsprin g from near end.

PARALLEL BARS: Valles: Straddle, high double; cast to support ; front roll , straddle cut to L ; press handstand, one arm hold ; stitz to over bar cast, straddle, hand­stand ; high hack off.

HORIZONTAL BAR: Freudenstein : Jamb to eagles; hop out, takamoto, vault ; back kip , german, one·half turn , straight arm kip; pirouette; double flyaway.

LH PB HB A-A Plac", 8 .65 8.2 8 .7 49.05 10th 8 .85 8.65 8 .25 49.05 10th 9.5 9. 1 9.0 54.20 2nd 9.35 9 .6 8.85 54.25 1 st 8 .85 9.1 8 .9 52.60 6th 9.0 9 .35 8.3 54.15 3rd

9.0 9.25 9.05 51.80 8th 9 .2 8.6 9.2 50.65 9th 9.0 8.6 9.25 52.20 7th 8.95 9.45 9.15 53 .55 5th 9.25 7 .25 8.85 49.00 12th 9.3 9.35 9.45 53.90 4th


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Yoshi Hotono


By Yoshi Hatano ( A BO UT THE WR ITER- Y oshi Hatano , Ph .D. , Came to U.S. under Fulbright Ex­change Program, 1960 ; Assistant Gymnastic Coach, Mich igan State Unive rsity,196 1·62: A ssistant Gym nastic Coach, University 0/ Oregon, 1962-65 ; Gymn astic Coach , Univer­sity 0/ Oregon Tongue Point Job Corps Center, 1965-67 ; Clin ic Director, Northwest Gymnastic Cfinic 1965-66 ; 10;11 assume a position at T okyo Gakugei Univers ity, T okyo, Japan , by April, 1967. Address in ] apan: 11 62 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yoko­hama' Japan.)

During my six year stay in the United States, I have had the privilege and oppor· tun ity to become closely associated with gym nastics in thi s country. Many of t he systems and persons, in the area of gym­nastics. that I have seen in America have impres~ed me a great deal. J:l1PR ESSIONS

1. Excel1ent Facilities and Sufficient Budget. The excellent fac ili ti es and equip­ment se t-up for gymn asti cs in schools and organizations, especially among college and universiti es, are very impress ive to one from a foreign country. T he fact that so

many coJlege gymnasts have ex penses furn · ished for their trips, mee ts and clinics, and rece ive scholarships in addi tion was sur­prising to me. (In J apan, very few gymnasts have such privileges.)

2. Many Dedicated L eaders and Many Many Frien dly Gymnasts. I have m et thous­ands of gymnasts in this country and all were fri endly and kind in all r espects. without exception. This convinces me that gy mnastics certainly promotes fri endshi p among differ ent peoples. What a grea t thin g. Then I found many leaders in gym­nasti cs are really dedicated. They care more for the development of the sport th an for money and honor. The spirit of ama teur sports is viv id among them; gymn astics for gymn asti cs sake.

3. Development Fantastic. During my American stay, I was happy to observe the fan tasti c rate of development of the sport. The increase of the parti cipants, improve· men ts in facility and equipm ent, frequent internat ional contests, fi ner quality of top gymnasts every year, progress in skill analy· sis techniques, ex pansion of public interest. development in the publicati ons, etc. The fu ture of gymnasti cs in thi s country is cer­taioly promising.

On the other hand , some suggestions such as the fol lowing. woul d be useful in fur ther development of gymnastics in Amer ica. SUGGESTIONS

1. Promotion 0/ School Ph ysical Edu ca­tion with Emphasis in the Area of Gym ­nastics. More teachers should be able to teach gymnastics (even though l imited in skill level ) in the public schools. There­fore, the teacher trainin g schools should recognize the value of gymnasti cs jn the physical educa tion program and emphasize it fo r prospective teachers.

2. Promotion 0/ Com.petitive Gymnastics at a Younger Age . Considering the growth and development oL the young child , com­petition may only be limited to a few events. such as, tumbling, high bar and mod ifi ed vaultin g (such as Swedi sh · box of lower height and shorter length ) . Gym­nastic competition for voungsters could well be held in junior ?igl; schools. YMCA's and va rious or!!al1l zatIOn s dedi ­ca ted to the development of youn g men and women.

3. More Use of Comp,dsor,), Exercise. The USGF, NCAA, or local associations should adopt standard routines of several differ­ent skill levels for all sanc tioned m eets.

Hatano teaching FX session at Northwest g y m cl inic , Un iv. of Oregon.


Compulsory exercise is the key in having gymnasts learn how to perform a routin !'" well. The J apanese gymnasts, includ ine: champions, go through compulsory T OU­

tines thousand s of times before starting to work on optionals. R equired r outines also give the performer an opportunity to learn an ample variety of skill s.

4. More Emphasis on the A ll A round Event. The use of specialists in American gymnasti cs is detrimental to the develop­ment of international style gymnast ics in th is country. What can a specialist do in the OlympICS ? The writer is of the opin ion that ten times as many all around gymnasts are necessary in order to have the top per­formers come close to the world champions.

5. Developm ent of More Efficient f udges. Many po tentially excell ent gymnasts are being discouraged because of poor judgin ,,­in meets. The USGF (or any other gym­nasti c organizat ion) should adopt a judges certifi cati on system at once, and enforce it. An easy-but·sure r outine with superb exe­cution should be encouraged among the in­tennediate level gymnasts, ra ther than the attitude of tri ck-or-bust.

6. Coaches R espons,:b1e jor Potential " Greats" . The coaches should not only en· courage all around participation but al so be careful to develop skill s wi th proper progression. Too often performers tend to copy world champ ion routines, which is in most cases detrimental, r ather than help ful in mast erin ~ the ordpTly l) rO¥res~ i o n Of

skill s. 7. Wha.t About the College Graduate?

Many world champ ions are as old as lat!'" twenties and early thirti es. They are col­lege gradu ates but they still have enthusi­asm to keep workin g out. In Ameri ca, hmr many of such acti ve gymnasts can you count ? There shoul d he prov ision for com· petition among coll!'"ge graduates and the'­should be encoura!!ed to maintain their amateur sta tus. Ma~y J apanese hi gh school and coll ege coaches are s till acti ve com­petiti vely as they are volunteer coaches withou t pay. Of course they teach phys ical educa ti on during the day and get salal"\' for that.

8. Pnblic Participation in Gymnastics . How abou t promotin g gymnasti c festi vals with a lot of non·co mpetiti ve participati on of the public. Somethin g like mass act ivi­ti es in European countries. In Japan, they count multi-million parti cipant s every yea r in the mid-May " Gym nasti c F est ival" . Co­operat ion from the publi c school admini­stra tors would be essential for thi s proj ec t.

9. Or;;an izational Efjort Needed. The conflict between AAU and USGF must be stop ped at once. No matter what justif ica­tions may be given by th e respective sides. the present sys tem cannot help gymnasti c< in the United Sta tes.

10. An y Gymnastic- Scholars? Many gym­nasts know the H ea t names of Takemoto. On o and Endo of Japan, but few recognize the name Kaneko. One time Olympian him ­self. he has been the chairm an of the Tech· ni c~l Commi ttee of the Japan Gymnast ir Assoc iat ion. Kaneko is dedicated in his ef­fort of s tudyin g gymnasti cs throughout tllP world . Realizing the need of multi -lingual abil ity, he mastered the English. French. Germ an, and Russ ian languages . IJP fore ], " es tabli shed anatomical and mechanical anal yses of all the gy mnasti c skill s. ,A mer­ica needs another Kaneko.

·It has been a great pleasure r or me to work with the wonderful people associa te,1 wit h gy mnasti cs in Ameri ca. I hope T will see many of my American fri end s in J apan .

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CANADIAN REPORT by Johnny Nooney

18 Lavington Dr. Weston. Ontario

HERE AND THERE Congratulations to !'vIr. Jan Waldau who

was recently appointed to the Fitness Coun · cil. J an has been active in Sokol II Dupont St. , Toronto for many years. It is good to see a gymn astic devotee on this importan t council.

* * * * I was sorry to hear that Gerry Wenzel

has resigned from all gymnastic activity in Saskatoon. The Sport cannot afford to lose such a talented person. Thank you Gerry, for all you have d one for the Sport in the past.

* * * :;: Mr. Newt Loken, University of Michigan.

continually keeps me informed about Syd Jensen, Gary Balcombe and Fred Romney but he is the only American college coach that takes the time to let us know about our Canadian gymn asts. There are many of our boys and girls in other Colleges. It would help if the Canadian subscribers knew what was happenin g to them or the progress they were making.

.. '" '" * 1970 World Championships in Yugoslav ia.

Just for the record, a letter has been sen t to reserve lodging for 25 persons from Canada.

:~ * * * Text of the Compu.lsory Exercises lor Mexico

Our National Chairman says " we are still waiting for the text of the l\,Ien's compul­sories but we should receive the Women's in February".

SUMMARY OF FJ.G. BULLETIN Mr. Arthur Gander is the new President

and Mr. Max Bangerter is the new Sec.­General (Executive Director ) .

Men's EZlropean Championships Tampere Finland, March 25, 26, 1967.

Women's Eu.ropean Championships at Am­sterdam, Holland 1967.

New Uneven Bars. The new uneven bars have been adopted by the F.I.G. Women's Tech. committee.

Modern Gymnastics Championships 1967. They will take plaCe in Denmark.

World Championships 1970, Yugoslavia. Gymnaestrada 1969 Town of Basle, Swit­

zerland. Note: Men's compulsory Exercise 1968.

Rectifica tion, Floor Exercise No.7, 2nd line replace "lit" by "Vs turn".

FILMS A film of the Russian team visit was

made by the University of Alberta. Further information about buying or renting con­tact Geoff Elliott, Univ. of Alberta , Ed­monton. Mr. Doug Kerr, O.s.G.C.A., has made a similar film . Inquiries can be made to Doug at Lawrence Park Collegiat e, Toronto.

GYM SKETCH by Horst Wilhelm

Sandra Hartley-who prefers to be called "Sandy" was born 18 years ago in Fort William , Ontario, and moved to British Columbia in 1952. Sandy's dance trainin g started at the age of four in her mother's dancing school and at the age of eleven she was taking mat tumbling, advanced acrobati cs, ballet and modern jazz. When Sandy was 14 Mr. John Hemin gway of the Del brook School Gym Club, started train­ing her and after 4 months entered her in her 1st competition- the B.C. Provincials, then on to her 1st National com petition­the 1964 Canad ians, placing 8lh All-Round Junior. The fo llowing year she turned senio r placin g 6th in the Nationals and this year, 1966, placed 3rd All -Round Senior women in Canada.

The 1966 Canadian was also Trials for the World Games in Dortmund , Germany with Sandy placing top girl on th" Cana­dian team, with a score of 70.763, and 7l s1 in the World. She was thrilled wi th this trip and proud to represent her countrv at the World Games. .

Other competitions and placin g durin g' 1966 · were: North Americans, Feb. , 6th place Sr.; Cali forn ia All -Star Meet, Long Beach, May /66, on winning team; B.C. High School Sr. Champion , April/66, 1st Place; B.c. Age Group Sr. Champion , March/66, 1st Place; Pacific Northwest Meet, Victoria , May /66, 3rd Place Sr. ; Okanogan Championship, Kelowna, 1st Place Sr.; Canadian National Exhibition Meet, Toronto, Aug./66, 3rd Place Sr. ; B.C. Provincial Championship, Chilliwack, Oct./66, 1st Place Sr. ; Olympic Develop· ment Meet, Wash. U.S.A. , 5th All-round , Nov./66.

Sandy enj oyed her training at Camp · Woskiwitz in the State of Washington in 1964 and 1965 with Bud Marquette of Lon g Beach, Cal. as coach and also the special­ized coaching at the Seattle Y, under Dale McCements Flansaas and George Lewis.

Sandy's hobbies are figure skating, ski­ing, art, puppetry, sewing and cooking.

At present, Sandy is attending the Uni­versi ty of British Columbia in the faculty of Physical Education on a Sport's and Fitness Council scholarship and hopes to attend or participate in the 1968 Olympi cs in Mexico!

MEET RESULTS R.M.C. Invitational Meet at Kingston­

Team winner: Un iv. of Montreal. Individual resu lts, 1st, Gilles Briere, U. of M.; 2nd, Rally Davi s, Ottawa; Dave Haas, R.M.C.

O.S.G.C.A . Invitational Meet at Mc Mas­ter Univ., Hamilton: All Round winner, 1st, Dav id Hunter, Lawrence Park College ; 2nd, Marcel Maurice, Sacred Heart, S_S. Welland .

Eastdale S.S. Tnvit. Meet, Welland-Team winners, Eastdale S.S., Welland. Individual Senior r esult: F.X., (1) D. Smith, Park­side; LH.V. (I) Mike McKay, Port Col­borne; S.H. (1) Marcel Audet, Sacred Heart, Well and ; P.B . (Il Marcel Audet, Sacred Heart, Welland; H.B. Marcel Audet , Sacred Heart, Welland .

Country Argentina Bra z il Canada Chile Cuba Mexico U.S.A. Uruguay

PAM AM GAMES ENTRIES Gymnasts Coaches M W M W Off. 6 0 I 3 4 3 I 662 6 4 I 7 7 I 6 6 2 7 7 2 2 I


Tot. 10

8 16 II 17 16 18


March 17-18-Age Group Meet, U.B.C. , Van­couve r

March 18-Alberta Jr. and Sr. Chomps ??' March 18- Metro Champs, Toronto at York

University, T oront o March 18-Lakshore Meet at Ponte Claire ,

Quebec March 25-Mar itime Chomps at Halifax

arena, Halifax March 28-0ntario H .S. Chomp at Centen­

nia l 5.5., We iland April I -Y.M.C.A. N.W. (closed meet) West

Vancouver 5.5. , B.C. Apri l I -Alberto Schoo l Chomps at Veg re­

vi lle, women on ly April 8-Alberta Schoo l Chomps at Vegre­

vi lle, men on ly April 12-15th North American Champ. at

Riverside , Il linois Apri l 29-B.C. Provinc ial Chomps May 6-0ntari o Championships, Porterfield,

Kingston , Ontario May 6-7-Quebec Championsh ips ??? May 13-14-Pan Am Tr ials , Montreal Jul y 8-Western Canadian championships at

Vancouver July 24-28-Pan Am Gomes, Winnipeg (St.

James A rena) Aug. 18- 19-Canadian Trampoline Cl inic at

C.N.E., Toronto Aug. 18- 19-Canad ian Trampol ine Champi­

onships at C.N. E .. Toront o Aug .18- 19-Canad ian Notional Champ ion­

ships at C.N.E. , Toronto

Sondra Harttey


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All-Around winners; Storhoug, Takizawa and Weiss


All-around: FX SH SR LHV PB HB l. Age Storhoug 9.45 9.50 9 .20 9.70 9.55 9.70

(Cologne) 3 1 6 3 4 3 2. Koji Tokizawa 9.70 9.05 9.35 9.80 9.60 9,40

(Co logne) 1 5 4 1 2 5 3. Greg Weiss 9.50 8.25 9.60 9.80 9 .80 9 .80

(Penn State) 2 10 2 1 1 1 4. Seiji Nagase 8.95 8.60 9,40 9.60 9.05 9.75

(Cologne) 8 8 3 4 9 2 5. Masahiro Imamura 9.05 9.20 9.30 9 .50 9.10 8.55

(Cologne) 7 3 5 5 8 9 6. Ed Isabelle 9.25 8.85 8.85 9.20 9,40 8 .90

(Penn State) 5 6 8 9 6 8 7. Bob Emery 9.40 9.40 9.05 8.00 9.60 8 .50

(Penn State) 4 2 7 11 2 10 8 . Hermann Hoplner 9.15 8.85 8 .55 9,45 8 .85 8.40

(Cologne) 6 6 9 6 10 12 9. Dick Swetman 8.60 8. 15 7.65 9.30 9.55 9.25

(Penn State) 10 11 12 7 4 7 10. Joe Litow 8.05 8 .55 8 .30 7.75 8 .60 9,40

(Penn State) 12 9 10 12 11 6 11. Wolfgang Hopfner 8.50 7.90 8 . 10 9.25 8,40 8,45

(Coloqne) 11 12 11 8 12 11 12. Steve Cohen 9 .10 9.70 9,40 9,45

(Penn State) 4 1 6 4 13. Jim Corrigan 8.90 9.05

(Penn State) 9 10

Team Scores: FX SH SR LHV PB HB Cologne 46.30 45 .20 45 .80 48 .05 46 .15 45 .85 Penn State 45.65 44. 15 45.50 45.35 47.75 46.80

Totol 57 .10







53 .25




Totol 277 .35 275.20

Co logne and Penn State team lineup. Photos by Michael Urban o f the Doily Collegion


When it comes to stimula ting interest in gymnastics, there is nothing like the appear· ance of a foreign team to draw a crowd, especially if the team involved is the highly regarded Deutsche Sportochschule Koln (College of Sports, University of Cologne, Germany) and the exhibition· competition is staged at Penn State. Cologne Coach Hel· mut Bantz and P enn State Coach Gene Wettstone are old friends and the idea of an international collegiate exhibition, lon g studied by them both, grew into fruitation following their meeting in Dortmund at the 1966 World Games.

Age Storhaug, Norwegian, Scandinavian, and European Open Champion, led an all· star team which included Koji Takizawa, Japanese 1964 student champion and mem· ber of the Japanese National T eam ; Seiji Nagase, 1965 Champion of Kyoto; Nasahiro Imamura, Champion of Saga 1963·66 ; and brother Hermann and Wolfgang Hopfn cr who are outstanding prospects for Ger· many's 1968 Olympic T eam.

Hosting the visitors was a team of Penn State gymnasts, including both alumni and current collegians. Led by Greg Weiss, a member of the U.S. Olympic and World Games Teams, the P enn State squad also drew upon the talents of Ed Isabelle, 1966 Team · Captain; Steve Cohen, 1966 NCAA all·around champion and member of the U.S. World Games Team; a pair of highly touted sophomores Bob Emery (Long· meadow, Massachusetts ) and Joe Litow (1%4 Philadelphia all·around champ); and freshman Dick Swetman (1966 Illinois State High School Champion) . Because a knee injury prevented Cohen from perform· ing on all six events, Jim Corrigan, a memo ber of State's freshman squad worked the floor exercise and long horse events.

Under the international rules of com· petition, the best five scores from each team were totaled on each event as every man worked all·around. Before a standing·room· only crowd of 7,600 spectators. the Cologne University team edged the Penn Staters 277.35 to 275.20. The Penn State team earned team victories on the parallel bars and horizontal bars while capturing 3 first places and a tie for another. Pushed closely by teammate Takizawa, Storhaug won the all·around title with a 57.10.

In addition of the international collegiate competition (the first of many it is to be hoped) the meet provided a positive stepping stone for international understand· ing and good·wilL Under Penn State spon· sorship the visitors also toured Washington, D.C. The U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy also played host to the Cologne team before they r eturned to Germany.

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Address: Laudgrabenweg 13, Bad-God.sberg, Germany

Date of Birth: Noyember 9, 1945 Ludwigshafen, Ger­mDny

Course of Study: Geography and Physical Education

Hobbies: Sports, geography Ohampionspips won: Member

of the National second tcam and outstanding candidate for 196/l Olympic squad.

Languages spoken: Englisb, lfrcnCh, German


Address: Bad-Godesberg, Ger­many

Date of BirU" December 10, 1946 Ludwigshafen, Ger­many

Course of Study: Pbysical Ed­ucation

Hobbies: Music, sports Championships won: Consid­

ered as onc or the young stars of Germany and, with his brother Hermann, a 1968 Olympic team prospect

Languages spoken: English, French, German



Address: Deutsche Sportshoch­schule, Koln

Date of BirU" August 8, 1943 Saga City, Japan

Course of Study: Physical Edu­cation

Hobbies: Stamp collecting Championships won: 1963-1966

Champion of Saga; winner of German invitational match

Languages spoken: German, Japanese


Address: Deutsche Sportshoch­schule, Koln

D ate of Birth : June 4, 1945 Kyoto, Japan

Course of Study: Physical Edu­cation

Hobbies: Gymnastics, fishing Championships won: Champion of Kyoto, 1965 Languages spoken: English,

German., Japanese


A couple .of pages of Sportschoo l team member data from the unique PassDor t ticket prog ram u sed by coach Gene Wettstone for the Internuflonal Maten.


Address: ~lilitarrgstrasse 5. Kolll, Germany; Borne: S tn"~ anger, Norway

Date of Birth: May 4; 1938 Course of Study: Economics -

Business ~lan gement Hobbies: ~ Stomps, recordings,

track anillield, languages Ch:tmpibnshw~ won: Scandi­

navian Champion; twice Europehn Open Champion; Eir~t in World Student

j Games, !$3j Norwegian hampi n 60·66

LJ guage '.poken: English, rOI')\'egian, Swedish. Gcr~

nan, Spanish. French

;\ame: KO]I TAKlZAWA, 24

Address: Deuhche Sportshoch- . schule, Koln

Date of Birth: September 2, 1942 Niigat., Japan

Course of Study: Physic.l Edu­cation

H~bbies: aU sports Championships won: Second

place. Japanese student championships, 1964; ~Iem­ber of the National team of Jat)an

L anguages ::.poken: German, Japanese


'arne, JURGENS ~IUTSCH LER, 24 Address: 5063 Overath, Aber­

nuel. Germany Date of llirth: August 21 , 1942 Course of Study: Physical Edu-

cation 1-IQbbies: Sports, languages Ppsitiou: '!lean, trainer, Coach 1; , n.,g.uagc- spoken: Englhh,

... : $ rt.'Ollcfl, Ge'rman

ame: HELMUT BA TZ Manager of Team Address: Deutsche Sportshoch­

schule, Koln Date of Birth : September 14,

1921 Germany Profes.!<I;on: Teacher-conch Hobbie~: Cl ... ic.l mu.,ic, old­

time American jazz, gnrdcn~ ing

Chnmpionships won: Olympic Champion, 1950; frequent German National Champion

Lnnguages spoken: English. French, German

1 /

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Coach Pau line Prestidge (third from the left) and her British Women's Nationa l Gymnast ic T eam.


The Briti sh Women's Gymnastic Team, the very fir st full team from G~eat ~ritain to compete in a World ChampIOnshIp, set off fro m London on the journey to Dort­mund in a 12 seater Dormobile, very elated and proud to have been chosen to. :epresent their country in such a competitIOn. The journey was very uneventful and we ar­rived safely but tired. Our hotel on the outskirts of Dortmund was found to be comfortable with excellent food.

Our elation stayed with us during our first training session in the spacious and well equipped halls of the Westf.alenha~le. To be trainin g in such surroundmgs wIth so much high quality apparatus, was suf­fi cien t to inspire our lowly team.

There were two training halls available for the women, complete with four sets of hi "h and low bars each, including the new R~uther type; three or four beams ; t:wo vaults complete with padded run-up str.lps and fixed measuring boards for sprmg board distances; and a very efficient new type of floor square; piano and tape re­corders. The British team had never before trained under such excellent conditions.

We were allowed two hours training per day, but with so much a~paratus, one was able to find space to tram at almost any hour from 7 :30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Needless to say we made good use of our time and revelled in such luxury.

The remainder of each day was spent watching others train , wa tching with mixed feelings of astonishment and wonder at such incredible skill s performed; and some­times with envy and despondency at our own inadequacies. But although w~ had moments of sheer despair, the very fnendly and warm atmosphere gave us courage to train harder and more efficiently than we had ever done previously. We sometimes drew solace when watching the lone Brazil­ian girl , she worked very ~ard and was a good performer- but to be m such company and on one's own must have needed a grea t deal of "ri t and determination on her part. Most ot the time however our girls were in good spirits-and one was heard. to say "1 don't feel inferior because there IS such a great feeling of elation and expectation everywhere in these training halls".

Large crowds gathered every day when­ever the Russians, Czechs, Japanese an? E. Germans trained. There were many deh ght­luI and interestin " " warm-up" sessions from these teams and '" others, for these prelim­inary exercises were in many cases set to music and performed on the floor square­the whole team synchronized and in har­mony with the music. One could almost sense that teams were vieing with one another for the reputation of having the most attracti ve "warm·up" session. It was interesting too, to observe amongst those audiences th e competitors themselves, wa tchin " intently their rivals in training, and ob~iously weighing up their chances

ot success or failure-some bearing expres­sions of the "cat wa tchin g the mouse'.' ?th­ers lookin " pleased and perhaps satIsfied. To many b gymnasts, these periods before the competition were a great source of learnin g and a hunting ground for new moves.

This XVII World Championships was ob· viously going to be a great one-the ~ery close competi tion be tween the Russla~ s and the Czechs was creatin g an electnc atmosphere, the coaches of both. teams often 100kin<T sombre and apprehensIve. A very diff icul t task ahead for the judges one feels-as each of the top teams perform with such ease and confidence-movements of extreme difficulty combining origi~al and excit ing new elements, and all bemg performed with superb artistry and ele­<Tance Yes the competition was going to be to~ "h ;v ith at least four teams in the r unnin; for top honors. It is almost com· fortin" to be an 'also ran' for one can abo sorb ~verythin g. that is g?ing on without too many wornes for one s own perform­ance- but these were just fl ee ting thoughts for the British gi rl s, for they had a grea t determination to improve their position in this World Championship.

But let us consider some of the highlights and perhaps disasters of .th,; competi t !o~. Perhaps the most disappomtmg and dIffi­cult situation for the three top teams was the position in the draw for the work ing order. The Czechs performed at 9:30 a.m. in the 2nd group ; the Russians at 2 :30 p.m. in the 4t h group; and the J apanese at 8 :30 p.m. in the 7th group, so very much apart from each other- 18 vital sets of mark : amon"st 156! Caslavska was in the lead after thOe set exercises with Koutchin­skaia 2nd and Ikeda 3rd. The team placings were the same, Czechs, Russians, Japanese.

The E. Germans were fi ghting very hard for a place and were always in a strong position to challenge . the other t~ree na­tions, but disaster hIt them dunng the beam compulsories, for Tressinger, after an almost faultl ess exercise decided to take the second attempt all owed-she had had a slight overbalancing at one point-she mounted the beam for this second attempt, - remember the first is not marked when optin g for this privilege !- but, oh, de~r, the beam and Tressinger were at war with one another, for as much as she tried, the worse she became, until finally she gave up in despair. What a tragedy for a girl who could have gained 9.4 or 9.5 to re­ceive a mere 4. Perhaps she was consoled by her subsequent performance on the voluntary. She showed a very unusual style, movin " up and down the beam at a treme;dous pace performing one difficulty after another--Cartwheels, with two and

Wa rmup sessions of th e Russ ian and Japa nese teams.


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Tressinger of East Germany

then one hand ; a cartwheel replacing her hands where her fee t had been, rather like a 'ga iner'; forward and backward walk­overs; difficult turns and jumps ; and with an air of " there you are, I can stay . on this wretched beam."

The second day of the women's competi­tion, and the battle had begun- Caslavska work ing brilliantly with her regal beauty adding yet another pirouette to her bar rou­tin e; the growing confidence of Natasha Koutch inskaia ; was there a certain cheeki­ness to this 17 year old, who was champion in her own country , but a newcomer to a World Class competition, she had been only the reserve in Sofia , less than 18 months previously. Her freshness and com­plete mastery of every move was keeping her on the heels of Caslavska. The young Russian was just ahead on the beam, sec· ond to Vera on the floor, and equal on bars. The vault gave Vera a .2 lead and it was here that Na tasha lost her ground and the World Championship. Caslavska's vaulting was really beautiful, perfect Yami­shita vaults with spot on landing every time, whereas Natasha with her cartwheel and 1,4 turn was a little uncertain each time.

What a wonderful future for this very youn g and deli ghtful gymnast. Even so, if Vera Caslavska comes to the next champi­onships with entirely new voluntaries, there wi ll be a battle royal for the gold medals­and of course we must not underestimate the chances of Larissa P etrik; Erica Zuchold ; Keiko Ikeda; J aroslava Sedlac­kova; Zinaida Drouginina, all of whom were in the medal winning class.

There were many more amazing perform­ances by lesser known gymnasts during the three days of competition- the Japanese had excellent routines on bars and showed some tremendous vaultin g, but they just fell short each time of that little something which makes a champion. The champion­ships prod uced some new and very exciting exercises. I noted a new and very difficult va ult being performed by a r eserve of the Russian team, which was not produced during the actual competition-a handstand vau lt, with a % turn in the first flight and a fu ll turn in the second flight from the horse. Perhaps described as a 'Barani on, with full twist off' . It is often difficult to remember all of the new moves seen, but some incidents, because of their originality, daring or beauty become indelible on the mind.

Tressinger of East Germany, commenced her voluntary bars with an approach run from outside the low bar, to spring over the bar making a % turn in fli ght, catch­in g the bar only with her knees to hock

<li rcle. Erica Zuchold also of the same country, performed a back·flip on the beam, very successfully but perhaps spoiled by the slight hesitation before hand. She also performed a com bination of moves on the fl oor, not oft en seen and yet very beauti­ful - a backward walkover to the reversed position on hands, 1,h pirouette to walk-out forward, very nea tly and well executed. Kouchinskaia's back-fli p 1,h tum jump (on the rebound ) to splits was also an eye catcher. But the most sensational of the whole competition was perhaps the per­formance of Doris Brause (Fuchs) on the high and low bars. Her exercise caused !,he crowd to applaud loud and long, and at the showing of the mark- 9.766 the ap· plaud in g turned to hissing and booing which made the continuation of the compe­tition impossible for well over an hour. I have only once before heard a crowd show their disa tisfaction over a mark during a women's competition, and that was at Rome in 1960 over the marks given to Astackova and Ikeda , but I think the Dortmund com­motion was by far the greatest. And Doris Brause-what of her feelings? I think she has cause to be disheartened, for she has for many yea rs shown excellent form and difficult work on this piece of apparatus, and this last exercise was really terrific, not only in its perfect execution but in the content, composition and difficulty. The highlights of the exercise were the Radoch­la somersault ; short clear circle to hand­stand on the top bar ; a lift away from the bottom bar to handstand ; and the straddle hetch over both bars to dismount, the mount too was original but it is not quite clear in my mind. Two judges gave her 9.9, two gave 9.7 and one 9.6. I hope Doris will not give up despite this injustice.

The competition to find the new World Champion was over, but we looked forward to a feast of gymnastics on the day of the Finals, and we were not disappointed. The work was fantastic, each floor exercise a masterpiece from the performer, the per­fect composure of all on the beam; the dash and the skill of the bar routines and the quick fli ght and 'stay' of the vaults. What a wonderful experience these champi­onships are, but what a lot of preparation we must make for the next one. Our gym· nasts from Britain must train harder and more effeciently than ever before, with more ·care and thought of the basic ele­ments. It will be a difficult task, with so many obstacles to surmount, but it must and will be done.

We look forward to the XVIII World Championships in Yugoslavia in 1970.

Keiko I keda of Japan.

East German gymnast performs unique inverted swing release to handstand catch on the low bar


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WHY A CALIFORNIA CLINIC? A report on the California Winter Clinic, Berkeley, California , December 26-30, 1966

By Dick Criler Why should California host its own clinic

when there are three other gymnastic clinics goin g on a t the same time? One instructor put the answer rather bluntly wh en he said th at the gymnasts were not ge tting what they needed in the way of close attention and coaching at the other clinics. More to the point, perhaps, is that the young gymnasts who need the stimula­tion , coaching and skilled instruction were not goin g to other clin ics. To r each them,


Scenes from Cal ifornia winter Gymnastic cI inic.

gymnastics had to be closer to home. The success of this clinic may be indicated in attendance fi gures which show that the participants were largely west coast gym­nasts from Washington , Oregon, Cali fornia , and Nevada, many of whom had never been to a cl inic before. Some 275 boys and 275 girls ga thered a t the University of Cali­fornia at Berkeley for five days of intensive gymnastics instruction_

Clinic Director Hal Frey, gymnastics coach at Cal, Men's Director Bob P eavy of Hi llsdal e High in San Mateo, and Wom en's Direc tor Don Nelson of DeAnza High in Richmond d id a superb job in or­ganizing and running a fin e instructional

program _ From the effi cient r egistration desk under the direction of Jack Smith of Diablo Vall ey College to the helpful orien­tation efforts of Don Allin and the Berkeley High gymnasts to the evening entertainment organized by Mrs. Helen Mayer and the Ri chmond Gym Club, the n eeds of the participants were anticipated and provided for. Gymnasts were especially apprecia tive that their housing, the Cal dorms, were close to the gymnasiums.

The Nissen Corporation, represented by Lou Pershke, loaned some 12,000 pounds and S40,000 worth of equipment for the men's and women's instruction.

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auxiliary room s while the trampolines, long horses, and FX mats were set up in the main gym. There were at least 6 pieces of apparatus for each event, and in structor for each piece. In each room only one kind of appartus was provided, and only one class worked at a time. The . women were some· what more cramped for space, but they likewise were furni shed with 6 or more pieces of each apparatus and instructors for each piece.

There were 55 instructors, the majority of them paid, and each was assigned for up to 5 periods (of 40 minutes each) of instruction. Twenty top west coast college coaches, 3 Olympians, top high school coaches, and selected college gymnasts pro· vided instruction with careful personal at· tention. No in structor worked with anyone group of gymnasts or piece of apparatus the whole time, and break periods were scheduled for them.

Gymnasts were registered into 7 groups and stayed in the group throughout the clinic: 14 and under, over 14---beginner , specialist on 1 event, specialist on 2 events, specialist on 3 events, all·around, and all· around elite (capable of a 43 or above all· around score) . At each of the 7 stations, superior instructors assigned gymnasts to an apparatus and an instructor based on their skill. Thus, in an event, advanced gymnasts and beginners might all be in the same room, but learning different skills from different instructors. In the course of the day, all 7 pieces of apparatus were covered and every gymnast, whether novice or specialist worked all·around. The elite gymnast, who is usually neglected in most clinics, received special attention. In the morning, th.ey aided other groups or worked out on the free apparatus scheduled for them. In the afternoon Jack Beckner, Art Shurlock, ann Dr. Bill Vincent (San F er· nando Valley State College) provided top level coaching to this small group of gym· nasts.

Similar structuring provided the women's program with 38 top instructors in the 4 olympic events, dance and music in gym· nastics, ballet, and clinic sessions. A special class in teaching and spotting gymnastics was held for women instructors in physical education .

Special clinic sessions were set aside for the apparatus events. Dr. Vincent, Art Shurlock, Irv Faria, and Jack Beckner ex· plained special moevs, including how·to·do­it, spotting, and helpful hints on the high bar, side horse, still rings, and parallel bars respectively, with the aid of gymnasts who demonstrated the advanced moves. Similar sessions for the women were run by Dale McClements Flansaas (Beam and Floor Exercise ) , Wanda Obradovitch (Uneven parallels) and Rod Hill (Vaulting). Theory sessions on spotting, conditioning, judging, and music and dance in gymnastics (for the women) were also scheduled for both men and women coaches and gymnasts.

The clinic was unique in several aspects. There were very few 'floaters' standinl! about doing nothing. (I could not find any to talk with and even the instructors were too busy for more than just brief conversa tions.) The emphasis on all­around, even for specialists, was carefully planned and apparently quite successful. This was a non-profit clinic and nearly all the coaches were paid. Also, in contrast to many clinics, there was spotting equipment in abundance, and it was being used in the teaching process. While competition is ,1 basic part of gymnastics, this clinic planned a competition for the first night only. It was run as an invitational for both men and women and was meant to serve as an inspiration to the younger gymnasts, Also,

by coming early in the clinic, the meet freed the gymnasts to learn rather than prepare for a competition.

West coast gymnasts can look forward to a repeat clinic again this yea r. The suc­cess of this past year's fir st winter clinic has encouraged the University of California to undertake the sponsorship of the clinic as an annual event to stimulate the growth and development of gymnastics. The idea. which was 3 years in incubation and 9 months in actual preparation, will now re­ceive the close 12 month, year· to-year atten­tion and support it deserves.

Gym.nasts comment : "Excellent organi­zation .. . well planned .. . learned a lot .. . too well structured-couldn't get free apparatus to practice on .. . why should I work all·around? ... a free period to al­low work on desired apparatus should be scheduled . . . too bad it wasn't in south­ern California ... clinic sessions very good- a lot of good ideas presented."

NORTHWEST GYMNASTIC CLINIC About 150 gymnasts from Oregon and

Washington schools participated in the Second Annual Northwest Gymnastic Clinic held Dec. 26·28 at Tongue Point Job Corps Center, Astoria, Oregon.

The clinic was organized by Y oshi Ha­tano of the J ob Corps Center who served as director, and Paul Thompson, David Douglas High School, Portland, and Shir­ley Veeck, University of Oregon, assistant directors.

The three·day clinic consisted of five lecture sessions, two movies and ten ac­tivity periods for both men and women , presented by outstanding coaches in the Northwest.

The women's section was an innovation this year.

This year the Third Northwest Gymnastic Clinic will be held in Portland after Christ­mas.

Hatano announced he would return to his home in Japan this spring, followin g six years of gymnastic coaching in the U.S.

Dave Shoemaker of David Douglas Hi Schaol demonstrates "Neckspring full twist " at Northwest Gym Clinic. Be low: Registrants at Northwest Clinic.


By Ed Konopa State University College at Oneonta, New

York, was the scene of a very successful clinic on December 17, 1966.

In attendance were 125 participants from various areas of the state. An international flavor was added with coaching participants from the Royal Military Academy at King­ston , Ontario, Canada.

The clinic was conducted under the ex­cell ent direction of Joe Fodero. Excellent presentations were given by the clinic staff which included; Joe Fodero, long horse vaulting; Paul Romeo, parallel bars ; Walt Dodge, floor exercise; Milan Trnka, hori­zontal bar; Jeff Cardinalli, side horse; and Ed Konopa, still rings. Bud Beyer, con­ducted an outstanding session on "the analysis of gymnastics movements", for both coaches and gymnasts.

Both Walt Dodge and Phil Voas did an excellent job of demonstrating when called on. Members of the Syracuse University, Oneonta State, and Oneonta High gYlIlnas tic teams served as capable assistants in vari­ous aspects of the clinic. Two workouts were conducted by the staff for the partici­pants.

This was the first attempt at a clinic in this area, and its success demonstrates the need for future clinics. Interest has been expressed to conduct a clinic of the same type for girls.

An outstanding fea ture of the clinic was a written supplement for each event, ex­plaining the moves and requirements.


Report by Robert Hanscom. On November 25 and 26, 1966 at the

Framingham , iVlass, North High School, the fourth annual New England Gymnastic Clinic was held. The Clinic was sponsored by the New England Gymnastic Clinic Committee and The lVlassachusetts High School Gymnastic Coaches Association. Sanction for the affair was obtain ed from the Amateur Athletic Union , Un ited States Gymnast ic Federation and the Mass. Sec­ondary School Prin cipals Association. This year 's clinic was under the able direction of Mr. George J essup, assisted by Delene Gifford and Ted Steeves Jr. Other com­mittee people included Mr. A Ian Bickum and Karl Przystawik, Registration and Fin· ances, Mr. Robert Hanscom, Dave Webster and Marcia Connors, Publicity, Mr. George Hery, Equipment, Mr. Issadore Battino, Pro­gram Director, Dr. Joseph Massimo and Barbara Jordan, Routine Evaluation , :r-.h. Erik Kj eldsen, Kitty Kjeldsen, Frai,k Wol­cott and Gail Parks, Coordinators.

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Master teaching staff incl uded , for the men, Abe Grossfeld , Carl Paterson, Don Tonry, J eff Cardinali , Michael Jacobson. George Hery, and lVl ilan Trnka. For the women, Muriel Grossfeld, Robert Laundy. Dr. J oseph ]Vlassimo, Donald Stom-Vik, and Herb Vogel. Others on the teaching staf f were Robert Albright , J oseph Brid ges. Dwight Church, J oe Dorsey, J erry Geoq!e. Robert Hanscom, Kenneth Henderson, Rob­ert Lewis, George Golding, Ronald Peek . Robert Pataky, Robert Reen, Daniel Reen, Thomas Steeves, J oe Shuhwerk , Willard SI. Cyr, Edward Williams, Benj amin Malvini . Virginia Cullity, J ackie Diggs, J ane Grube. Judy Fath, Mary Ann Silva, Eva Balaz_ Ruth Fa irfield, Mary Lou Lee and Beth Evans_ Student instructors were college students from the New En gland and sur­rounding area.

The program was divided into fo ur main phases : (1) Lecture-Demonstrations on an advanced and intermediate leveL These were basically theory sessions on mechanics of teaching and spottin g_ (2) Problem solv­ing sess ions designed to enable the student or teacher to take his specifi c problem t" a quali fied instructor for suggesions. (3) General workouts under the direction of student instructors. (4) Special sess ions such as movies ,j udging, etc. This year 's clinic utili zed a large fo ur part gym for general workouts and problem solvin g. Also a two part gym for special lecture demon­strations. Wrestl ing room, class rooms, an d


NEW ENGLAND CL tNtC Mike Ja cobso n condu cts lecture demo n­strat ion on t he Hor izontal Bar . Herb Voge l of 50. II I. Un iv. coaches Floor Exerc ise sess ion. Bob Carg ill (top gymnast at Spring f ie ld ) demonstrates the " Yamishita " vault during Long Horse session. Dr. Jo­seph M a ss imo instructs wom en's Uneven Bar class . Thomas Aucterl onie , gives lec­ture and demonstra ti on on th e Side horse . Ki t y K jeldsen . Un iv. of Mass . wom en 's coach ho lds judg ing session f or women . Coach Car l Patte rson from Temp le, lec­tu r ing at Clin ic.

aud itor ium were also used for special pro­jects.

Total participation was 906 individuals. Of these 764 were r egistrants. The remain­in " number were sta ff and assistants. J bel ieve that th is is the largest gymnasti e cl inic held in the count ry. A special word of thanks from the Clinic Committee to the Master Teaching Staff and all assist­ants for a truly outstanding job in making this annual affair the great success that it is.


Nearly 700 gymnasts ranging from novice to Olympic competitor participated in the 16th National Gymnastic Clinic December 24-30 at Sarasota, Florida. Under the direc­tion of Olympians Abie and Muriel Gross­feld and Women's Olympic Team Coach, Vannie Edwards, and a staff of 30 in· structors representing numerous eastern and southern colleges, high schools, and gym clubs, the young gymnasts took in daily sess ions on all the olympic apparatus and trampoline and tumbling.

Competiti ve opportunity was afforded with the Junior Olympics, National Gym­nastc Clinic Championships, and the tradi­tional orth-South Meet. In addition , the clinic hosted the Mid-winter National AAU Tram poline Championships under the direc­tion of J eff Hennessy, National AAU T rampoline Chairman . A special highlight

of the clinic was the first round tria ls to select a U.S. team for the Fourth Worl d Trampoline Championships slated fo r Lon­don, En gland, June 15-17.

An ex tra bonus for the clinic parti cipants was the addition is Miss Mar it J ohnson. a former women's na tional cham pion of Norway. lVliss ] ohn son, who will teach in New Haven, Connecticut, instructed both fundamenta l and advanced techniques on the olympic events, t rampoline and tu m­blin g and served also as girl 's coach and judge in the competitions.

Adding to the international flavor of the cl inic was the presence of the Women's Gymnastic Team from Mexico. The youn g ladies observed trainin g techni ques and participated in the daily instructional ses· sions.

Other features of the cl inic were a space­ball tournament , analyses of the 1967 Pan­American Games compulsory exercises, and films of the 1966 World Games held in Dor tmund, Ger many. Judging courses for men and women were conducted by Eric and Kitty Kjeldsen. J eff Hennessy pre­sented a course in trampoline judgin g.

The clinic directors announced that this was the last year the clinic must divide its activities between three loca tions. A new Sarasota Sports Arena will be completed in early 1997. The arena, which will also house an International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, will serve as the futu re home of the National Gymnastics Clinic.

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Co mpetit io n Resul ts Junior Olympics:

Girl s 12-14. A ll-around : l) Lynn Friedman (Philo. Monnelles), 2) Kothy Gardner (Philo. Mannettes), 3) Sandra Garret (Carol Gables) .

Boys 13-15. A II-oroun d: I) Pearce Wagner (Aeronau ts). Notional Clini c Champ ions hips:

Me n's All -aro und : I ) Sei Ita (Nw. La. Slate). 2) Jim Amerine (Sa. Conn. State). 3) Richard Llovd {Nw. La. Stote} .

Wo m en's All-a ro un d: 1) Carolyn Hacker (So. Conn. Gvm (J(ub), 2) Emily Stevens, 3) Joan Lauter (Carol Gobles).

Mid-wi nter Notion al AA U T ra mpoline Champi­on ships:

Men : I) Wayne M iller CU. Mich.), 2) Jim Yongue (Se. l a. State), 31 Dove Jacobs (U. Michl.

W om (!n : I) Judy Wills (SlU), 2) Vicki Bo l­linger, 3) Judi Ford. Trom polin e Trials:

Me n : 1) Wayne Miller, 2) Dave Jacobs, 3) Jim Yongue

W om(!n: 1) Judy Wills, 2) Nancy Smith, 3) Vicki Bollinoer.

Photos by James C. Townsend


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FLY-A-WAY by Bill Holmes

Pictured in the sequence of the fly-a-way is Kat suo Yamanaka, a Japanese Nat ional and formerly the Japanese high school champion_ He is presently a graduate stu­dent at Chico State College in Chico, Cali ­forni a_ The sequence of photos was photo­graphed at the orthern California Gym­nastics Camp_ Katsuo is able to perform an extremely high f1y-a-way with a fin e technique_ The Japanese attack gymnastics very scientifically_ Their fin e training in the basic arts of gymnastics is evidenced in their advanced performances_ They leave no stone un turned when learning the basics_ Most gymnasts that -learn a fly -a-way in this country are taught to swing with an arched body swinging upwards, lettin g go of the horizontal bar, and rotating swiftly to the mat. This procedure can be dangerous and also produces a fly-a-way that is low and very poor. In the sequence of learning a Japanese-type fly-a-way (also called a Euro­pean or Russ ian style ) there are five prom­inent steps_

Step L Learn to swing beneath the bar developing a pike about % of the way down on the back swing_ Figure L Hold the pike past the center and up toward the end of the swing_ Repeat this procedure many times until you feel relaxed in these posi­tions_

Step 2_ Swing as in Step 1 and let go doing a straight jump landing a few feet in front of the bar. This is accomplished by picking up the pike '%, of the way down on the backswing holding it through the bottom, fli cking the hips to an arched posi­tion 'allowing the chest to go forward and the arms trailing behind the head and the thumbs leaving the horizon tal bar last. If


you can turn around and see the horizontal bar " twang" you will know that you are leaving the bar at the correct time, The first few times in trying to perform the straight jump it is suggested that you have a spotter available. Repea't this action of the front sling until you become extremely proficient and are flyin g at least 12-15 feet from the horizontal bar.

Step 3. The third step involves all the techniques learned in Step 1 and 2 but adding one more thing-the toe touch. This is accomplished by swinging down, picking up the pike at the % level, flicking the hips past the bottom, allowing the arms to trail and vigorously lifting upward and away from the bar to touch the toes and land on the feet without a somersault. This step should be practiced until the gymnast is liftin g his body in a pike position above the horizontal bar.

':'The above three steps are unique in teachin g a fly-a-way in the U.S. It is hard for some gymnasts to comprehend why he must accomplish these three steps before he is allowed to somersault. The above three steps are designed to teach the action that is necessary to develop the power and tim­ing for the gymnast to get up and away from the horizonta l bar for his somersault­ing action. The hip fli cking action develops the power and the arm motion ( the push­ing away from the bar) gives the distance necessary to get away from the bar.

Step 4. Now comes the somersaulting action. If the gymnast has learned his les­son well he will have no trouble turning over. His action will be powerful and away from the bar. He first should learn a little slinger undernea th the bar- just for the ex-

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perience of turning over. Next, employ the swinging from a cast from a support posi­tion frOIl1 above the bar. On the way down, pick up the pike about % of the way, hold it through the bottom, on the way up, fli ck the hips, allow the chest to ride forward with the arms trai ling and when the power in the swing is felt, release the bar, keep­ing the head down and at the top of the swing, throw the head back and perform a tuck somesault. Repeat this step many times. I t takes a great deal of practice to develop the timing in these procedures. The fl y-a-way becomes easier and safer be­cause of the ex treme height and distance fro m the bar.

Step 5. The final step in performing the lay-out fl y-a-way employs all of the previous practices to some extent. A good back giant with more thim normal speed is required for this dismount. Two giant swings in preparation for the fly-a-way with increas­ing speed on each one, and on the third one, the dismount should be performed. On the fina l giant there should be a slight pike held over the top of the swin g, stretch to a straight body a quarter of the way down and on % of the way down the pike picked up again and held past the bottom prepar­ing for the hip fli ck. When the power is felt, fli ck the hips, allowin g the chest to raise past the arms, extending the arms rearward and pushing away from the bar­keeping the head down, release the bar, arch the head rearward , bring the hands to the sid e, look for the mat and attempt to land the fly-a-way in a standing position.

Note The Second Picture notes the posi­tion of the arms when performing the fly­a-way.


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by James S. Bosco, Ph.D. San J ose State Coll ege

This is the jOllrth article in a series oj random topics in gymnastics . Send com­ments, questions and su.ggestions to the above address .

LEvr, PHILLIP N!. JR. -' 'Twe lve Selec ted Items Concerning the Deve lopment of a College· Leve l Gynlllas­ti c T ea m." npublished Master 's Thes is, Fl ags taff: No rthern 1\ ri zona Universit y, 1965.

P URPOSE: To survey the op inions of gymnas ti cs coaches on items concernin g training methods of coll ege·level competitive !!ym­nasts.

PRO CE DURE: A twelvc-item ques tionaire was arb itrar ily prepared and sent to 81 gymn asti cs coaches. The responses were tabulat ed and analyzed. Recommendations for future re­search were made for most it ems.

RESU LTS AN D RECmI.\IEN DATIO NS: A total of 70 coaches, or 86 % of those

polled returned the questi onaire. ITEM 1:

Length of time jor a sin gle day's work- alit. Two and one half hours is a des irable length of time (pcrhaps thi s was a midd le of th e road choice as there was considerabl e suppor t in the comments for both shorter and longer work-outs); the a ll -around gy m­nast needs two and one·half hours or longer ; the specialist can have an adequate work-out in less time; a well planned and organized work -out does not need to be two and one·half hours long. The length of time for a single day's work-out depends on the stage of tra inin g of the gy mnas t, the number of events in which the gymnast in­tends to compete and the background of the particular team as a whole. Two and one­half hours is a fl exible amou nt of time use­ful as a point of departure.

It was recommended that further research be done in rega rd to: the amount of time for the daily work-out of a champion all­around gymnast; the amount of time for the da ily work-out of the champion one, two, and three event specialist. ITEM 2:

Th e practice oj working--ont twice in a single twenty-jou.r hOlLr period. This was found to be unnecessary. There are condi­tions and unusua l circumstances when two workouts in one day are feasible; however, as a general rule, the procedure is im­practi cal. One hard, well planned work -out is bett er than two workouts in one day. It was suggested that during vaca tions, in summer gymnasti cs camps and at gy mnasti cs clini cs, thi s type work-out is desirable.



IN GYMNASTICS 1t was recommended that further research

be done in regard to : two work-outs in one day for Olym pians and other mature (ex­per ience wise) gymnasts ; two work·outs in one day for beginning gymnasts; two work· outs in one day for skill , and another for fl ex ibity and strength , e tc. ITD[ 3:

A 1V0rk,01Lt th e day bel are a gymnastics meet. This was found to be unnecessary. A light rehearsal of timin g and balance skill s is tolerable and may be benefi cial in prepar­ation for m ee ts on succeedin g days, but these workouts should not approach the point of muscular fati gue. A work·out the day before a gymnastics meet depends on how the indi vidual feels phys iologica lly and th e event s he works. Light calis thenics and light work on skill moves can r elieve ten· sion and enhance recuperation . Do not do any strenuous physical work the day before a meet.

It was recommended that furth er resea rch be undertaken in regard to: the effect of unfa miliar equi pment on gy mnasti cs per­fonnance, the degree of fatigue produced from a competitive gymnasti cs meet and the rate of recovery from this type of fatigue. ITEM 4:

A strength work-out at the end oj a daily work-out. This was found to be de­sirable and essential. In the early part of the yea r, a da ily strength work-out after a prec ision or skill· work-out is particularly important for ring men. This strength work should be limited to three days per week if it is extremely concentrated and heavy. A strength . work-out after a r egular work­out must be done in order to attain the strength necessary to work rings and some skill s on parallel bars and fl oor exercise.

It was recommended that further re­search be done concerning a possible mini­mum level of s trength wh ich, once att ained, might require less emphasis and still he maintained. ITEM 5 :

The use of a program of liftin g weights. This was found to be des irable. Work on weak muscle groups for specific skill s early in the year and in the off-season was recommended. A program, three days per week for beginners and certain gymnasts needing strength , is benefi cial. ' 0 squa ts or other leg exerci ses that build bulk in the lower body should he used. If weight liftin g is used, it must be for specific skill s. Do not use general lifts for general strength. Res istance in gymnasti cs exercises for specific gymnasti c part s is essential. This can also be accompl(shed on the ap· paratus.

ITEM 6: Rwwing to build enduran ce. This re­

ceived moderate support. There was agree­ment that early in the training period run· nin" helped build endurance. It was also a "' r~ed that the practi ce of usin g consecu­ti~e routines is a better method with which to build endurance. There were confli ctin g opinions between coaches as to which gym· nasts can profit from runnin g. One group believed fl oor exercise men, tumbl ers and trampolinists should run. The oth er group believed that the men who work these event s need not run , but that the rest of the team would profit from running, 3 S

their events require little of that type of endurance. Long horse vaulters should run. In conclusion, do not make running for endurance a maj or part of your condition­ing program. Use, all-out effort short di s· tance running for the entire team in the be"innin " phase 0 the conditionin g pro· gr;m. D~ consecutive routines during the season for specific endurance.

It was recommended that further research be undertaken comparing the cardio·vascular demands of gymnasts who work floor exer­cise and trampoline with track men who run sprints and distance events. ITEM 7:

The gymnast viewing jilms 0/ his own routines. This practi ce was considered de­sirable and even essential by many respon­dents. It is costly but aids considerably in eliminatin g fault s. It is al so an excellen t motivator. Use eight millimeter black an d white fi lm as oft en as the financial pro· gram will permit. [TEII'18:

The gymnast viewing film s oj recognized champions. This practice was considered essential. Seeing what it takes to win in style and observing trends and technique is inspiring and valuable. Use film s of recognized champions selec tively. Use only film s of. men with good mechanics. Run these film s forward and backward and show them at a time not in terfering with regular work·outs.

It was r ecommended that a film or seri es of film s be made available of several men doing the same skill. There should be dif­ferent views of the mos t mechanically accur­ate performer. This film should includ e only skill s of recognized superior difficulty on each piece of apparatus. ITEM 9:

Th e practicing of cover-lip skills. This was found to be essential. P erfonnin !! com· pl ete routines, even with breaks, is tGe way to automatically make cover-ups imper­ceptible. A competent judge w ill recogn ize

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the mi ss, but the loss of point s wi li" be less with a smooth cover· up. Do not stress thi s id ea to the point of negative thinking. Work on complete routines even with breaks in order to develop the abilit y to ad lib. There is no substitute for con sist· ency in routines but it is good coaching to have yo ur team prepared. ITEM 10:

.4 deadline ajter which no hew skills are added to a man's rontine. This was found to be des irabl e and almost essentiaL There a re exce ptions to th is practi ce. Common sense and fl exibility must prevaiL If a new skill is mastered and will upgrad e a routine, it should be used. Set a cut·of[ da y six weeks before the first meet from which tim e no n ew skill s are added to a gy mnast's routine. A fter that date , if a gymnast can show consistency in the n ew skill and if it doesn 't change the man's en· tire routine, it should be added . ITEM 11:

The nse oj intra-squad meets. This was found to be essentiaL This practi ce, earl y in the season, gives the up·coming gymnast a chance to compete and offers the entire team an opportunity to overcom e the pres­sure of the first inter·college meet of the

year. Intra-squad meets a re stimulating to the men who might have a tendency to rest on their laurels. Use intra·squad meets early in the year before the start of the com· petitive season. From these mee ts, you wil l have an overall picture of the team. Use the top three men in each event to co mpete in the firs t meet. Thereafter, have partical in­tra· squad mee ts in the form of chall enges for the privil ege of competing.

It was recommended that furth er research be undertaken in regard to the effect of pressure on performance. ITEM 12 :

Gymnastic exhibitions. This was found to be des irable. This practice is benefic ial for less experienced gymnasts as it conditi ons them to work ing in front of an audience and to bein g under pressure. Gymnasti cs exhibitions are necessary for good public re lation s. They should not be used solel y for ent ertainment and must not interfere with regular practice or dev iat e g reatl y from competiti ve routines. Use gymnasti cs exh ibitions on a very limit ed bas is. Do a few, early in the year to sell the program to the public. Do not let these exhibi ti ons int erfere with regular work·out or the s tudy time of the gymnasts.


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I ) 2 ) 3 ) 4 ) 5 ) 6 ) 7 ) 8 ) 9 )

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2 289 % 2 2.94 %

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No . % 15 21.42 %

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43 63.23 % 4 5.88 %

35 53 .84 % 20 30.76 % 37 55.22 % 35 50.72 %

17 25.37 % I 1.45 %

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By Roy Davis 1. " The FlG. Illustrations-Parallel Bar"

A. Note : ( This is th e third in a series of articles appraising the FIG . Illustration s with recommendations fo r changes where necessary.) B+B=B+ B

Although it is not a written rule, the Code fairly consistently awards C value to two consecutive B moves. Certainly the practice does en CQurage daring combin­ations, but is also has the effect of r educ­ing incentive to learn the " big" move that deserves its C rating and adds genuine excitement to an otherwise unexceptional routine. This approach could be criti cized as "ty picall y Amer ican" in the emphasis on difficulty , but closer examina tion r eveals otherwise.

I choose to avoid the practice in nearly every case because doing so renders the C move more va luab le. The smart gymnast, realizing that the maximum score is harder to obtain , has to have superior execution to make up for hi s loss in diffi culty. It can al so be argued that the second suc­cess ive B move is harder only when the first one is imperfectl y performed. When the firs t B is done well and properly, the succeedin g B move is of little consequence except for its own sake. I have chosen to trea t them in thi s fa shion because it cer­tainly isn ' t fair to reward faulty execution. HELD MOVES: A matter of style

The rules s tates that no more than 3 held moves should be used. I agree that no exercise should have too many stops, but I would hesitate to impose my aging tastes on the young and crea tive gymnasts who are a ttempting to develop their own style of work. I feel that the pace and rhythm of a routine should not be pre· scribed and wo uld like to encourage the rule-makers to r emove thi s r estricting clause. A Handstand is not a move :

In onl y one instan ce should a handstand receive A credit ( and even then it is bor­derlinel-and that is when it is a simple swin g handstand. In n early every applicable instance, a handstand signals a completed movement and is therefore an undeniable part of the movement in question. Thus. a move culminating in a handstand should not receive two diffi culty ratings when it is actually only one move. An 88 ° stutz is a very high stutz; a stutz handstand is a different move-as those who have don e it can testify . Furthermore, a gymnast does not demonstrate any grea ter ability by holding a handstand after achieving a stable handstand position, which in reali ty, permi ts a rest. The held hand stand is a rhythm device. It is a matter of style. It's difficulty and , therefore, its difficulty award , should be given to the one move which it finalizes .

Poor B equals A? A bad stutz is a bad stutz! This problem

can be sticky. The malpractice of g iving a level s tutz A credit with no execut ion de­duction must make the connoisseur of this fin e move wince in di smay. The upri se s tutz (Bar level) the support stutz (shoul­der level) and the back stut z to upper arms are all g iven A credit. I don ' t know any gymnasts who r eall y want to do stutzes


thi s low; they mask their inability to swing the move wi th good execution. Can yo u envision an Olympian doing a level stutz without deduction ? Neither can 1.

This should as a B move at 30° and no less. If" it is lower give it B, but de­duct. But isn ' t that just like giving it A credit ? Almost, but it's an improvement. With a less than 10.0 routine where every A and B counts, the score may not be af­fected; but this practi ce does affect the score of the more accomplished gymnast who has a surplus of d ifficulty and is striv­ing for excellent execution. H e must be properl y judged- i.e. a level stutz is not a good stutz. Miss in g move?-deduct twice?

It doesn't sound right and it isn't. The idea of a flat prescription of difficulty is poor because it is inflex ible. It i s fine for the good gymnast, but for the lesser gym­nas t, the absence of a B release means a missing B release and a missing B move: i.e.- 0.8 points. This should be treated as the di smount. There should be a complete grip release of "equal" value correspondin g to the difficulty of the exercise. Leave it in the judges' bands to deduct as he chooses. II. Recommendations for ratin g changes:

a) ~;:bn~~/i~:rgo~~ !~~~~~ horizontal or to upper·arm support


~~ Sa. Change Trom an A move to a B m ove

with deduction fo r poor execution (see explanation)

a) Forward pirouette to hand­stand: A+ A

80. Change from A + A to A move on ly, i.e . giving cred it only for the pirou­ette and not the hand,tand.

oj Ho"".'" , -'1 I 1 a. Change h om A m ove t o 0 (no cred it)

(see explana ti on)

b), Front mount to suppon with ~ tum feet as hiSh as bars (also ~. d)

2b. Change from B to C w ith deduction f o r poo r executi on (see explanat ion)

e) Handstand at .,renath with body Itraiaht and arms bent from frontways hori-

t zonta! lupport on on~el­bow In palmary aup

lOe. Change from B to A + B

f) Rearward somersault, fol­lowed by 'h turn line of body horizontal : B + A

1 Sf. Change from B + A to B + B + deduct.ion (see exp lanat ion)

b) Front side-stand jump frontways to front free horizontal support 2 sec.


~7 18b. Con fu sing: this shou ld be A + B

instead o f B + A

b) Sidewud turn .. hill! frontal tum. .. forward pirouette foliowed by lide­ward ftI, (Hollander) ., lII11t from handstand on one or two anna CIt' for­ward lOmeru"lt or rear~ ward lOIfteu&IIlt over cr_and outalde 01.. ban

19b. Change all o f these dismounts frorr B moves to A moves

c) German kip at risht angle

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4c. Cha nge from C t o B

e) German kip to support swing rearward, swing for­ward, splitting legs at right

an~~~~~b 4e. Change from C t o B + A

c) ~~~n~ ~~~~~d. in stand at lea~f

Sc. Rating OK,

c) Swing rearward in support with 1h turn swing rear­ward in support and Ih turn to swing rearward

be neld on ly 1 second

6c. Change from C t o B + B

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cJ Double back Czech

70. Change from C to B

cJ Swing rearward in support and jumping v.. turn re­lea~ing and resuming grips, SWIng forward followed by v.. tum, line of body ob­liquely upward at least

~~~&,( 90. Change from C t o B + B

c) ~~ine:sf~~~ar~ni~erbra~hf:i support and back roll to momentary handstand

120. Change from C to B + B

e) Outer back cross-stand of bars ~ mount forward turn­ing rearward to momen­tary handstand, swing for-

~:l:~~ii~~ 13e. Change f rom C to B + B

e) Swing forward, desce nd rearward and somersault under to support, s~ing

'O'=4~@17~ k 11---.::;

14e. Change f rom C t o C + A

f) Rearward somersault, fol­lowed by v.. turn line of body horizontal: B + A

15f. Change from B + A to B + B deduction

g) Rearward somersault, fol­lowed by '/2 turn line of body in an oblique posi­tion 30' upward

15g. Change from C t o B + B

f) Front .ld.-stand, mixed

~~ ~~i r~~':' : tod~~~~ support, followed by front czech

18f. Chanqe from C to . B + B


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HI. Additional recommendat ions for rat­ings not included in the illustrations:

A. longitudinal axis 1. from support

a. Diamedov (full twisting stutz) -C

h. full twistin g back somi e dis-mount- C

c. Rudolph dismount- C d. double back somersault dismount e. pike back somersault dismount

or regrasp- C 2. from hang with straight arms

a. r earward circle to upper arm support {disloca te) - B

b. rearward circle to strai ght arm support (dislocate to support ) - C

c. "progress ive kip of "German" kip (under bar cast ) with 1h turn to straight arm support-C

B. Sideward axis 1. glide kip- A 2. Straight arm straight leg press on

one bar- C Next article : H orizon.tal Bar R ecommen­


Conditioning For Competition By Dick Wolfe

THE H AN DSTAND ON RI NGS The F.I.G. specifies two handstands on

rings, one executed with strength , the other with swing. In spite of the obvious need to emph as ize the relatively easy to lea rn , but difficult to master handstand , it ap­pears that few gymn asts speno sufficient time to over learn this move.

This month 's exercise, fig. 7, should be executed as rap idly as possible. T he ar llls should be jamm ed straight , with the rings turned at least parallel. Do not try to con­trol the handstand and then stra ighten the arms, but rather straighten the a rms and extend the body in to the proper hands tand position immediately.

Adjusting the handstand ajter a swing to handstand or a press to handstand causes deductions and shows lack of confid ence in add ition to less than ex pert ring work.

Once you can successfully execute 10·15 muscle-up p re~" handstands in succession at practice, a missed handstand in competiti on will be rare in deed.

EX ERCt SE :tt 7 MUSCLE-UP & PRESS HAND­STA ND: Fro'", a ben t arm hong w it h f a lse gr ip (fi g . 1), musc le up to a tuck support a bove t he rings ( f ig. 2) and con t inue <hot mot ion t o a handstand (fig. 3). Lower to bent arm hong a nd repeat. Specific to : Rings, general over­a ll m usc ular endurance and handstand con­f idence.

Photos by Rip Searby


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With ou r new format, we are asking our readers t o help us re­port results more quickl y . In the past, it has been difficult to keep up t o dote b ecau se many of our correspo ndents have sent us pages o f results which required much time f or us t o pull out the w inner. IF YOUR MEET RESULTS ARE IM­PORTANT ENOUGH T O SEND US. THE USE OF THE FOLLOW ING FORMAT WILL SPEED THEIR A P­PEARANCE IN THE MG SCORE­BOARD:

1. Rank team sco res in order and list schoo l names in full.

2. List only the top three places in all-around and each event: Full name, school, score.

3 . A b r ief (75 words or less) pa ragraph describing the meet should incl ude s ite , mee t di rect or I the name(s) of the out standing gymnast(s) with events won, and top teams, if pertinent.

A photograph of the all-around champion or the event w inner in action is more likely t o be used than a posed trophy picture. Any size print can be sent but it should be as sharp and clear as poss ib le for reproducti on purposes.

When poss ible include w inning routine from each event.

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COLORADO UN1V. INVITATIONAL The 4th Annua l CU Gy mnastics

Invitational Meet was he ld ,n Boulder, Colorado on December 9 at 8:00 p.m. In addit ion to the University of Colorado coached by Art W h ite the foll ow ing schoo ls attended; Colorado State College coached by Mr. Toni Rossi , Colo­rado State University coached by Steve Johnson, t he Ai r Force Aca­demy coached by Capt. Karl Sch wenzfeier and Southern Illi nois Un iversity coached by Bi ll Meade .

The entri~s included the two top men in each event and the in­dividual avera ges were added to derive the total team score. SIU was first with 125.55, CU second w ith 1 18.10, CSU third with 113.70, CSC f ourth w ith 107.45 and AFA fifth wi th 105.50.

SIU won all but one of the f irst place medals, that one being the s ide horse medal whi ch went to Jock Ryan of the Bu ffs. Jack turned in an excellent 9.50 routine.

Meet ~esults FX: Paul Mayer, SIU 9.1; Bob

Fi sher , CU 8 .8; K irk Rose , CSU 8.7. SH: Jack Ryan, CU 9.5; Mike Boggled, SIU 9.0; Dave Boland , CSU. TR: Da le Hard t, SIU 9.45; Bob Swing, CSU 9 .1 ; Hutch Dvor­ak, SIU 8.95. HB: Fred Dennis, SIU 9. 15; Jerry Pershing, CSU 8.7; John Pickup, CSU 8.6 . LH: Paul Mayer 9.60; Bob Fi sher 9.55; Ter­ry Pershi ng, CSU 9.0; PB : Ron Harstad, SIU 9.2; Er ic Singer, CU 8.9; Pau l Mayer 8.8. R: Fred Den­nis 9.65; De St range, CSU 9.35; Rick Tucker, SIU 8.75. Judges : Don Robinson , Grady Matthews, Bill Ho lmes and Lou Baretta.

SOUTHERN USGF MEET Report by Jerry Ainsworth

On December 10th, 1966 teams from the Un iv. of Texas , Louisi ­ana State U. , Memphis Sta te U., Southeastern State Co ll ege o f La. and Host Northeast State College of Louisiana met in an Elite and Class A competit ion.

Elite Results FX: K. Kanzaki, NLSC 9. 15;

Frank Forteir , LSU 9.0; Dennis Su llivan, NLSC 8.95. T : Denn is Su llivan 9.10; Bill Woodson, 2nd Preb. 7.65; Stanley Lewis, NLSC 7.5. PB: K. Kanzaki 9.25; D. Su l­livan 9.05; Clide Ashley, LSU 8.90. SH : K. Kanzaki 9.25; Robert Bou ­dreaux, Unat. 8.90; Dick T ob ias MSU 8.45. R: Ed Clarke NLSC 9.6; D. Sullivan 9.25; Kanzaki 9 .0. HB : Kanza ki 9.50; Steve Parr. NLSC 8.95; D. Su ll ivan 8.85. AA : K.


Kanzak i 55.45; Dennis Sullivan 53 .35; Tom Donovan, LSU 49.85; Robert Boudreaux 48.80; Grant Will iams, SSC 40.25.

A Class Results In the Class "A" competition ,

Ray Carnahan o f NLSC p laced first in AA, HB and R. , with a second on the SH . Dwight Mc­Lem ore (N LSC) placed 2nd AA. Bi ll Schmidt of LSU was first in FX, Steve Parr (N LSC) first in PB, Steve Nelson (N LSC) first on the SH and Cris Eil esten won t he Tramp. event.

IOWA OPEN The University of Iowa and Iowa

State University dominated the 1966 Iowa Open as between t hem they captured the first 3 p laces in each event except the Floor Exercise.

Highlights of the meet included the side horse dual between Mc­Can less and Gordon of Iowa, the fine parallel bar rou t ine by Jerry Crowder of Iowa State, and the fine All A round performance by Iowa State's Mike Jacki.

AA: Mike Jacki , ISU 51.80' Niel Schrnitt, Iowa 51.45; Jerry' Fon­tana, ISU 51.1; Bob Dic kson, Iowa 50.35; Ri ch Scorza, 10. Fr. 45 .90. FX: Jim Barber, Iowa St. 9.05; M ike Jacki 8.9; Gene Kel be r, SIU 8.85. SH : K. McCanless, Iowa 9.5; Ken Gordon, Iowa 9.2; Neil Schmitt 8.3. T: Tim Clarke ISU 9.05; Sar­dina, ISU 9.0; Jim Morl an, Iowa Fr . 8 .75; Joe Dupree, SIU 8.75. LH: Bob Dickson 9. 1; M ike Jacki 9.0; W ilcox, Iowa St. 8.8. PB: Jerry Crowder, ISU 9.45; Bob D ickson 9.05; Tom Goldsborough, Iowa 9 .0; Mike Jack i 9.0. HB: Fontana 9.25; Schm itt 9.05; Jacki 9.05. SR : Don Hatch, Iowa 9. 1; Jacki 9.05; Dick­son 8.95.


Host: Clair Jennett With some f ine talent sitting

out of compet ition because of schoo l final exams and various other reasons the 1966 San Jose InVitational fa il ed to supply the high level o f competition it is customaril y accustomed t o,

The University of California did ~ot dam inate the meet as it has In the past as they had 14 men In t he top 5 and Sacramento State had 8 and San Jose 5.

The highlight of the meet wa, the. side horse dual where BiI'l FUjimoto of Cal had the m isf or ­tune to hi t an excellent 9.05 rou­tine on ly t o fi nish 3rd behind Joe l Tepp of Cal at 9.3 and Russ Mills at 9.4.

Other meet highlights included the . fine high bar rout ine hy 6 ft . 2 In . Dave Niemand of ' Sacra­~ento State and the t remendous Impr<:)Vement o f Sac. State's Scott Gardiner who scored only 8.2 the week bef ore and hit 8.7 at San Jose to win the trampo l ine. Another surpri se was San Jose's Tony Coppo la who h it what was probably the best routine of his life to capture the parallel bar event at 8.8.

AA: Gary Diamond, Cal. 47.95; Tony Coppo la, SJ 47.90; Steve Pleau, SSC 46.50; Pete Gruber, SF 39.35; T om Fest er , SF 39.25. FX: Gary Diamond 89.5; Doug M ill s SJ FR 87.0; Steve Pleau 87.0. SH : Russ Mi lls, Unatt. 94.0; Joel T epp, Cal. 93.0; Bdl FUJimot o, Cal. 90.5. T : Scott Gard iner SSC 87 O· Dennis Rowe, Ca l Fr ' 83.5; Pat Badey, Ca l. 82.5. HB: Dave Nie­mand, SSC 89.5; Gary Diamond 83.5; Croig Dickson, Stan. 82.5. LH : Josh Rob ison, Cal. 90.5; Pete Gruber 89.0; Gary Diamond 87.5. PB: Tony Coppola 88.0; Dave Nie­ma~d 87.0; Rick Field , Unat t. 85.;). R: John Robison, Ca l. 90.0; Jon Harrison, Unatt . 89.0; Jeff Marcus, Cal. Fr . 88.0.

NEW MEXICO INVITATIONAL Portales, New Mexico December 10, 1966 Host: Gar O'Quinn

New Mex ico Sta t e Un iversity captured the team title in the 1966 New Mex ico Inv itationa l he ld in Portales on Dec . 10, 1966 as they defeated Eastern New Mexico and The Uni ve rsity of New Mexico by a comfort ab le margin.

The Univers ity o f New Mexico, howeve r, dominated the victorv stand as they captured 5 event~

and tied f or first in the 6th losing on ly the trampoline event.

Sandry and Tupper led the Uni­vers ity o f New Mexico as Sandry captured the vau lti ng and tied f or f i rst on t he rings and Tupper placed 1 st in t he FX and H B w ith low scores. Blaise Blasko captured the side horse event w it h an 8.25 wh ich was far be low his capa­b ili ties, and McConnell cont r ibuted to the Uni ve rs ity of New Mexico as the winner of the paralle l bar event with a low score of 7.0.

Arrel l of Eastern and Nay lor o f State provided t he top scores of the meet as they placed 1 and 2 o n the trampoline with scores of 8.9 and 8.7 respectful ly .

AA : Donahue, NMS 39.25. FX : Tupper, UNM 8.35; Herman, ENM 7.9; Cla yt on, UNM 7.8. SH: Blasko UNM 8.25; Cali oto, UNM '7.95; Rob ison, UNM 6.95. T: A rre l l , ENM 8.9; Naylor, NMS 8.7; Sandry, UNM 7.45. HB : Tupper 7.8; Clay­ton 7.65; Taylor, NMS 7.15. LH: Sandry 8.35; Tay lor 8.1; A rrel l 8.05. PB: McCon nell, UNM 7.0; Donahue 6.95; Tay lor , 6.65. SR : Sandry 8.5; A llen, UNM 8.5; Dona­hue 8. 15.



December 10, 1966 On the fir st anniversa ry of Ron

Amster's death, a m emo rial meet was held in his hon or at Anaheim High School, Anaheim, Ca l if ornia. Thi s was Ron 's fa vorite high school where he spent his last coaching years. It was here that he had his finest coac h ing successes as he storted many gymnasts on com­pet it ive caree rs. Three of hi s former gym nasts come home once more to lead a fine g roup o f per­forme rs in this t ri bute to their fi rst coach: Gary Hosk ins class of '64 and current NCAA Side Horse Champion; Steve Duhaime, class of '66 and Side Horse fina list C I. F. Southern Section '66; and Sid Freudenste in , class o f '63, CI.F. Southern Sect ion A ll-Around w in­ner thal- yea r and now a top con­~~~~r for the '68 U.S. Olympic

Gary Hoskins won the si de horse event with a flawless rout ine that included a Russian Moore on one pommel, sc issors wi th a ha lf twist and back loops on the end. Sid Freudenstein won the High Po int Traphy w ith st rong routines on the olympi c s ix, including first p laces on the hori zonta l ba r and free evercise. Sid threw beautiful high double fl y-aways from the hor i­zonta l ba r and ri ngs. Sid's free exercise was particularly good. He worked out o f a double t wist ing back and ended wit h a pretty back t o front somersault combinat ion.

Judges were: John Mui r , U.S. Olympic Coach , 1964; Georqe Beckstead o f Westm inster H .S. ; John Jones o f South Gate H S . John Draghi of Ba ldwin Pk. H .·S.·'

Awa rds we re presented by Mr. Alfred E. Bergmann, Gymnastics Coach Emer itus from Senn High Schoo l, Chi cago. Coach Bergmann gave Ron Amster his start whe n he was on his team. Coach Berg­mann is honored in the Helms Hall ~f Fame for hi s outstanding coach­Ing.

All-Around Results: Sid Freuden­stein , 1 10; Dan Garcia , 104.3; Richa rd Grigsby, 104; John Mag­glnettl, 101 .7.

HOLIDAY CLASSIC December 16, 1966 Host: Gordy Maddox

In sp ite of a t radit iona l weak­ness in the event, USC outscored all bu t on team on the trampo line to comfortab ly win the 1966 Hoi i­day Classic Gymnastic Champion­ship.

Leading the USC Trojans were Makot o (Doug) and Mikio Saka­moto (the dynamic duo» and Pasadena City Co llege transfer W ullschlager.

Fred Siebum , Cal. St. Long Beach Junior , proved a t horn in the side of t he Trojans as he cap­tured the side horse and parallel ba rs racking up a 9.45 in each event.

A I Luber, Steve Learner and M ickey Chaplan of UCLA captured the high bar, t rampoline and stil l

rings events to leave on ly 3 events f or USC to w in with Doug Saka­moto winning the AA, FX and long horse.

Th e long horse event, usual ly just a time consu mer, proved t o be a show in itself in this meet as Doug Sakamoto won at 9.6, and Rich Grigsby of San Fernando Va l­ley and Wu llschlager o f USC tied at 9.5 f or second.

AA : Doug Sakamoto, USC 53.90; M ikio Sakamoto, USC 51.65; Rich Grigsby, SFV 49.85; A I Luber , UC~A 48.50. FX : D. Sakamot o 9.5; Julio Monroy, CSLA 9.3; Don Warren, CSLA 9. 1. SH : Fred Sie­bum, CSLB 9.45; D. Sakamot o 9.25; Hosk ins, CSLA 8.8. T : Steve Learner , UCLA 8.9; Stant on , CSLA 8.75; Wu ll schlager, USC 8.2. HB : A I Luber 9.25; Grigsby 9.05; War- . ren 9.0 . LH : D. Sakamoto 9.6; Gr igsby 9.5; Wu llschlager 9.5. PB : Siebum , 9.45; D. Sakamoto 9.25; Lamoyne Durham, USC 8.7. SR : M ickey Chaplan, UCLA 9.25; J . Magginnetti, SFV 9. 15; D. Saka­moto 9. 1.

MIDWEST OPEN From the M idwest open results

one can eas il y assume that SIU, Iowa, and Michigan State appear t o be the collegiate powers o f t h is section o f the country.

Excluding Katsutoshi Kanzaki , who is a g raduat e st udent at Northeaste rn Lou isiana State and winner o f the AA, HB and PB most e vents we re dom inated by the above three teams plus Iowa State. MSU sophomore Toby Towson, de­fend ing Nat iona l AAU fl oor exer­cise champ ion easil y captured the FX event over Paul Mayer, SI U junio r, and teammate Dave Tho r.

John Russo captu red the side horse event over Iowa's fa vo red f iercesome t hreesome o f Ken Gor­don, Keith McCa n less, and Marc Siotten .

Dove Jacobs, Univ. of M ich. Sophomore, upset fa vorites Wayne M iller of Michigan, 1966 NCCA champion, and Da le Hard t of SIU , 1966 USGF Nato ina l Champion.

Kanzaki edged Iowa Junior Neil Schmitt on the HB and SIU 's Rick Tucker was 3 rd with a high 9.4.

Ha l Shaw, University of Illi nois Juni or, himself a former sensa ­tional tumble r f ound himself a new event as he captu red the lon g ho rse event fol lowed by Tho r, Ka n·· zak i and Chip Fu l ler of M ichigan.

Kanzaki 's fantast ic parallel bcr wor k (as someone remarked " it look s like high bar work on the PB's) ca rried him to v icto ry over Iowa Stat e's Jerry Crowder.

Fred Dennis of SIU, the man t o watch on the still r ings this yea r, captu red that event by a com· fortable margin ove r some strong contenders in the persons of J im Hopper and Del Strange.

AA: K. Kanzak i, N .E. LA 55.00; Dave Thor, MSU 53.60; Rick Tuck­er, SIU 51.90; Neil Schmit t , Iowa 51.75; Paul Mayer, SIU 50.70. FX: Toby Towson, MSU 9.5; Paul Mayer 9.27; Dave Th or 9. 12; Phil Ful ler, Mich. 9.02; Chip Fuller , M ich. 8.95. SH: John Russon , Un. Wise. 9.27; Ken Gordon, Iowa 9.17; ]{. McCanless, Iowa 9.07; Dave Thor 8.87; Larry Weber, SI U 8.8. T : Dave Jacobs, Mich. 9.4; Dale Hardt. SIU 9.37; Tim Clarke, Iowa St. 9.3; Homer Sardina, ISU 9.2 ; Wayne M iller, M ich . 9.02. HB : K . Kanzaki 9.65; Nei l Schm itt 9.62; Rick Tucker 9.47; Chuck Weber , III. 9 .3; Fred Dennis , SIU 9.2. LH : Ha l Shaw, III . 9.43; Dave Thor 9.23 ; K: Kanzaki 9 .22; Chip Fu l ­ler 9.2; Ike Heller , Iowa 9. 13; PB : K. Kanzaki 9.42; Jerry Crowder , ISU 9.22; Da\:.e Thor 9.05; Arnie Lazar, Iowa 8.87; Ron Harstad, SIU 8.87. SR : Fred Denn is, SIU 9.5; J im Hopper, Un. 9.3; K. Kan­zaki 9.27; Del Strange, Col. St. 9.22; Terry Siorek, Iowa 9.2.


December 17, 1966 Report by Jackie Uphues

The Mid-West Open Champ ion­sh ip f or Women, hosted by Rich Central High Schoo l in Olympia Fields, Illino is, included competit­o rs fr om Mich iga n , Ill inois, Ohio, Indiana , Wisconsin, Iowa , and Cali­f orn ia. Over 100 girls, 56 of th eSE A ll -Around competitors, perform ed optiona l e~e~c i ses for honors.

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With two events ru nn ing simu l­taneousl y, the entire Junio r Divi­sion was run o ff in the morn ing. Pre-rims o f the Senior Division were held in the afternoon wi th the Finals b e i n g impress ive ly staged Saturday evening.

The Southern Ca liforn ia Acro Team (SCAT ) outclassed a ll other t eam entries t o easily w in the Junior Di vis ion Championship Team Title. The Senio r T eam Champion­ship was again won by the Flint Gymnastic Team-for the third year in a row.

Report by Bud Marquette As head coach of the Lang

Beach SCATS (Sou thern Cal ifornia Acro Team) it was decided that our girls as a u n it are now ready f or competit ion outside of the Western area of the U.S.A. Know­ing that the yearly Mid-West Op­ens attract a la rge number o f excellent gymnasts, Mrs. Ronald Sta rk, meet director of Rich Cen ­tral High School, was contacted and our ent ries accepted. Entering four girls in both age divisions we trave led to Chicago with quite an apprehension as t o the outcome. Upon entering the g ymnasium on Sat . morning, Dee. 17th, we were very pleased to find all in readi ­ness and a nice friendl y feel ing o f welcome in the air . Many o ld per­sonal acquaintances we re renewed and new friends made. Mrs. Stark , Mrs. Jackie Uphues and Bob Kriedler are t o be commended f or conduct ing what this writer be­li eves was one of the best admin­istered and most efficiently con ­ducted meets ever held f or women. Utilizing the number system and working with 4 squads in each div ision , all f our events were con­ducted at the same time. Judging in general was quite good and acting as Head Referee , Mrs. Jackie Uphues, kept the judges on their toes. Was a little disap­pointed in the crowd at the fina ls Sat. evening. Again this perhaps was due t o the lack of loca l news­papers concern. We certainl y en­joy ed ourse lv es and hope to be in ­vi ted back again next yea r. Mid-West Open All-Around Results

All Around-Jr. Division : Cathy Rigby, SCATS, 107.3; Barbara Bauer , Eiche Turners, 105.6; Lisa Nelson, SCAT S, 102.6 . Teo m: SCATS 35.5; Eiche Turners 32.5; Flint 7.5.

All Around-Sr. Division: Vera Govaerts, Fli nt 111 .1; Terry Spen­cer, Athenaeum Tur .. 107.3; Wendy Cluff, SCAT S, 106.5. Team : Flint 39.0; SCATS 28.0.

Overall Team Totals: SCAT S 63.5; Flint 46.5; Ei che Turn . 32.5.

WESTERN OPEN Host: Jerry Wright December 17, 1966

In spite o f an amazing pa id at­tendance o f some 97 persons the 1966 Western Open at San Fran­cisco State College provided many fine performances and s 0 m e equall y am azing surpr ises.

As in the post the prelims we re held earlier in the day w ith the t op 6 in each qual ifying for the finals.

Th e highlights of the prelims proved to be the AA performance of Sacramento State 's Steve Pleau winner o f the Frank Hoiland Memorial All A round trophy­probably the first time in a long time anyon e other than a Co l gymnast ev er won an al l a rou nd tit le in N orthern California .

Another surpri se o f t he pre I ims was the A ll Around performance of Ra y Goldbar, present ly the coach at Encino High Schoo l in Sacramen t o, as he fini shed 2nd in the AA.

The spotl ight in the final s was shared by Bill Fujimot o and Joe l Tepp of Cal who scored 9.3 and 9.45 respectfull y on the side horse and Gary Vanderh off o f Encino High who captured the still rings event.

Other f ine perfo rmances were recorded by Gary Diamond o f Ca l and Doug Hil ls, San Jose State Freshman in the FX; Dave Nie­mand of Sacramento State, the meets onl y d oub le w inner on t he HB and PB; and Jay Shaw of Washington Sta te University (un­der new coach Rex Dav is) wi nner o f the long horse event.

AA: Steve Pleau, SSC 48.70; Ray Goldbar , Unatt. 46.35; Gary Dia ­mond, Cal. 46.05; Pete Gruber, SFVC 43.60; Dana Alexander , Ene. Hi. 43.00. FX : Diamond 9.05; Doug Hill s, SJ Fr. 9.0; Pleau 8.8. SH: Joe l Tepp, Cal. 9.45; Bi ll Fuj imoto, Ca l. 9.3; Jay Shaw, Wash . SI. 8.6. T: Chuck W illi ams, DVC. 8.4; AI Lansdon, Nev. 8.3; Dennis Rowe, Cal-Fr . 8.25. HB : Dave Niemand , SSC 9.2; G. Diamond 8.6; Pete Gruber 7.95. LH: Jay Shaw 9.0 ; Pleau 8.8; Gruber 8.75; Umbarger, Oeanza High 8.75. PB : Dave Nie­mand 9.05; Diamond 8.6; Gruber 8.4. SR: Vanderhoff , Ene. High 9.0; Pleau 8.8; Harr ison, Seq . W. 8.75; Diamond 8.75.

WASHINGTON INVITATIONAL Resu lts of Inland Empire Invi­

tat iona l Gymnastic meet held December 17, 1966 at Eastern Wash ington State College , Cheney, Washington .

Boys High School Division : High­li ne High of Seatt le 161; Kenne­wick H igh o f Kennewick, Wash. 143; Bothe ll High o f Bothe ll , Wash. 136. Total of 9 teams com­peted with as many as 75 total entered. AA: Marv. Hildebrandt of High l ine 46.50; Dan Hol tman, Highline 42.40; Dean Hale, High­li ne 40.40. FX: Marv Hildebrandt 7 .7; Dan Holtman 7.65; Jeff Bare , Kennewick, 6.85. T: Dan Holtman 7.65; Steve Justiss, High line 7.25; Marv H i ldebrandt 6.7. V: Chuck Hohner, Lewis & Clark o f Spokane , 9.0; Wes Busch, Unattached, 8 .95; Dean Ha le 8.~. SH: Marv H ilde­brandt 7.55; John Phillips , Bothell 7.05; Bruce Denton, H ighline 6.95. HB: Marv Hildebrandt 7.65; Dean Hale 6.95; Wes Busch 6.25. T : Jeff Bare 7.3; Dan Holtman 6.9; Kirt Bare, Kennewick 6.6. PB: Marv Hildebrandt 7.65; Dan Holt­man 7. 5; Gaylen Smith, Bothe ll , 7.05 . R: Marv Hildebrandt 7.6; Tony M oroni, Bothel l 6.5; Stan Claybrook, High l ine 6.45.

College Division: Husky Gym Club 173; Eastern Wash. State 156; Washington State U. 127. Total o f 8 teams competing. AA: Hayasa ki , Yoshi, Husky 52.5; Flan­so as, M ike, Husky 48.95; Flaath­en, Eigil , Husky 47. 10. SH: Flan­saas 7.9; Flaathen 7.45; Carruthers, Randy, Eastern 7.35. FX : Hayasaki 9.0; Carruthers 8.45; Brady , Mace, Eastern 8.4. T: Fonceca, Rick , Husky 9.0; Brady and Ruckert, Pa t Husky (tie) 8.4 . HB: Hayasak i, 8.95; Flamaas 8.0; Amos, Larry, WSU 7.5. V : Finne, Gary, Husky 9.45; Hayasa ki 9.35; Carruthers 9. 1. PB : Hayasa ki 9. I; Finne, Gary, 8 .1; Flansaas 7.8. R as PB: Hayasaki 8 .8; Fi nne 8.75; Flan­so as 8.6.


TUCSON, ARIZONA Pressure f i ll ed performances by

the ma le members o f the West team a lmost pul led out a v ict or y over the East in spite of wea k per­f o rmances by t heir female counter­parts in the 1966 Western Gym­nastics Clini c East-West meet.

Heading the performances by the West team was Rusty Mi tchell , the present coach at the Univer­sity o f New Mexico who performed the most difficult routine this ob­se rver has ever seen any gymnast complete. Only a break in his fron t overbar t o support cost him a v icto ry ove r Kotsutosh i Kanzaki who narrow ly edged Rusty 9.65 to 9.6.

The onl y female performance of note was turned in by Deana Lor­entzen of the University of New Mexico as she almost sing le hand­edl y led the East team t o victory with w ins in the unevens and on the ba lance beam with good per­f o rmances.

Gary Hoskins , defending NCAA champion on the SH , easily cap­tured his specia lty w ith a con­v incing win over Jack Ryan and Dave Doty as all had breaks but Gary was able t o continue with­out too much loss of dignity.

Other highlights included the fine HB performance by Rust y Mitchell as he defeated Kanzak i by a comfortable marg in ; a fine trampo line performance by Nick Spann of Arizona St ate Un;v. and a smooth winning stil l ring performance by Del Strange who received 9.5 in spite of the f act

t hat hi s routi ne is at least one move shor t.

PB : Katsutoshi, Kanzaki, E. , 9.65; Rusty Mitchell , W. 9.6; Fran­cis Al len , E. 9.45. BB: Deana Lor­entzen, E, 8.55; Bonnie Bennett , W, 7.95; Cindy Jett on , E, 6.8. HB : Rusty M itche ll , W , 9.55; Katsuto­sh i Kanzaki , E, 9.35; George Green­field , W, 9.3. FX: Bob Fisher, E, 9.1; Jeff Bennett, W , 9.05; Jim Barber , E, 9.0. UPB : Deana Lorent­zen, E, 8.85; Faith Premy, W, 7.85; Becky West fall , E, 7 .1 . SH: Gary Hoskins, W, 9.5; Dave Doty, W , and Jack Ryan, E, (ti e) 9. 15. T: Nick Spann, W, 9.0; Julian Stova l l , W, 8.9; Danny McFar land, W, 8.85 . R: Del St range, E, 9.5 ; Pa t Arnold , W, 9.4; Ed Clarke, E, 9.3. Team Scores: East 200.05, West 198.0.

OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS Two nights after the East-West

meet m any of t he East -West stars sat in the stands and wa t ched a fine show, they failed to qualify f o r , put on by those eager young gymnasts who had beaten them in prelimi nary competitions hel d be­tween the two nights.

Leading the show, h oweve r , was sensat ional Katsutosh i Kanzaki w ho qualified f or the finals in 4 event s and captured the All Around, Kan­zak i's H B a nd PB rou ti nes we re the best routines ever witnessed in Tucson. '

Other highlights of the meet included the extremely cl ose FX battle between 6 good FX per­f ormers and headed by Jeff Ben­nett of the Un ive rsity of A rizona. The doub le back somersau lt dis­m ount on the PB by Francis Ai le" , full twisting back somersault d; ,­mount on the PB by Dennis Su l l i­van, an excellent trampoline rou­tine by Arizona freshman Ju l ian Stova l (Univ. of Arizona gymnast s won 3 o f six events ) and a self­sat isfy ing st ill ri ngs rou tine by Ed Clark that amazed the audience and gratified Clark who hit for t he first time ever in Tu cson .

AA : 1. K . Kanzaki. FX: Jeff Bennon, Ariz. 9.15; K. Kanzoki 9.075; Jim Barber, ISU 9.05 . SH: Dave Dot y, Ariz. 9.1; Bla ise Blas­ko, U. N. Mex. 8.75; Jeff Bennon 8.675. SR: Ed Clark, N.E. La. 9.425; De l Strange, Co l. S.U. 9.375; Wes Wendli ng, Ariz. 9.025. T: Julian Stova ll , A riz . Fr. 9.1; Cliff Garthier , Den. U. 8.725; Nick Snapp, Col. S.U. 8.65. PB : K . Kan­za k i, N .E. La. 9.375; Francis A ll en, Un. 9.15; Pat Edwards, Col. U. 9.125. HB : K. Kanzaki 9.15; D. Sul livan, NE . La . 8.7; Rich Lamp­right, Mankato 8.55. LH : Tom Heinei ke 9.5; Bob Fisher , U . Col. 9 .35; Steve Parr, PCC 9.25.


MEET by Robert Wason

University of Louisville Coach The Second Annua l University of

Louisville Inv itational was held on the U. of L. campus in Louisv ille , Kentucky, January 14, 1967. More than three hundred gymnasts en ­tered in the six divisions, with over forty teams from eight states represented , as well a s a large number of high schoo l and college g ymnasts competing unattached .

Outstanding indiv iduals w ere present in each division such as Linda Methany of the '64 Olympic Team and recent World Games, and the Senior Girls Di v ision Champions, Southern Illino is Uni­versity. Unfortunately Miss Meth­any, who was competing for the McKinley YMCA, pulled a back muscle in the worm-ups and was unable to continue in the competi­tion.

Outstanding in the Junior Girls was All Around winner, Colleen Mulv ihill , daughter of McKinley Y & World Games assistant coach, Dick Mulvihill. Junior Boys All Around winner was S. Boyd of Keywarden Gym Camp in At lanta, Georgia.

In the High School Division , Al­bert Boykins of Lou isv ille , Ken­tucky, captu red every first place to w in the A ll Around title.

In the High School Girls Div i­sion, the All Around title went t o Linda Wagense ller of Indianapolis . Ind. Miss Wagense ll er, a member of the div ision winning Ben D?y is

High Schoo l team, won three first places on her way to the titl e.

In the Sen ior Girls Div ision , Southern Ill inois University sco red a run-Qway. Donna Schaenzer of S.I.U. captured the All A round title and t ook three first places. The S. I.U. girls, coached by Herb Vogel, were given troub le on ly by Wolt Lienert 's Athenaeum Turner Team from Indianapol is , who fin­ished second in the division. Lien­ert's team , led by Terry Spencer, captured the first place honors in Fl oor Exerc ise and Vaulti ng, but we re outnumbered in the Overa ll places by a strong 5.1. U. team.

The Senio r Men's Division was led by W. Lessner of Terre Haute , Indiana I.S.U. The t op three in the Senio r All Around were ve ry close until the last event where Lessner came out on top. Fine performances were turned in by Jimmy Lee. Peabody College g radu­ate student (form er Dav id Lips­comb College gymnast) and Burt Tash of the Univers ity of Louis­ville.


CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday, February 11, 1967

Flint Northwestern High School Flint, Michigan

Submitted by Jim McGraw Edited by Jackie Uphues

MEET HIGHLIGHTS VAULTING : Competing in this event were the 1 st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers at the 1966 Nationa l AAU Championships - Govaerts , Schaenzer , and Gleason in that o rder. Kathy Gleason beautifull y executed a near perfect Yamashita va ult in the evening finals receiv ing a 9.8 average. FLOOR-EX : Several different varie­ties and st y les were shown; some with tumb li ng dominating, o thers with a modern-jazz in fluence throughou t , and a f ew with a def­inite European st y le . But the "c lea n " and "smooth " ro uti nes t ook the t op honors regardless o f t he style used. UNEVEN BARS : The "o ld pros" performed their usua l spectacular ba r work that they have developed over the years, but there we re a few new faces in the fi na ls. In pa r ticu lar Maddie Wetherell , from the host city performed a n icely executed rou t ine that "swung", but still lacks the perfection and know- how that comes with "big meet" experience. BALANCE BEAM: Contestants we re for the most part pretty shaky in the Pre- lims with several breaks and falls; onl y Vera Govaerts and Kathy Gleason turned in steady routines. H owever, in the finals Linda Metheny performed very we ll , but could not overcome the hand icap from the Prel ims. Joie Dunham was leading sister Janis going into the Finals , but su ffered a bad b reak los ing 5th place a nd poss ibl y even 4 th. SUMMARY : Linda Metheny and Donna Schaenzer were st i ll test ing injuries suffered during the World Games. Both showed that they are much improved , and should be at peak performance by the AAU Na­tionals. A very enthusiastic audience helped to make the First Fli nt Sen ior In­v itational a great success . The ap­preci a ti ve crowd was thrilled by the performances o f fi ve out o f the top eight women g y m na sts in the country and several " newcom­ers" showed their wor th during the competition. Team Scores: 1. Southern Illino is University 35; 2. Fli nt, Michigan 25%; 3 . Champaign, Illino is; 4 . Indianapolis, Indiana AA: Kathy Gleason, Buffalo, 37.23; Li nda Metheny, ChampaiQn, 37.09; Ve ra Govaer ts, Flint , 36.62; Donna Schaenzer, S.I.U., 36.52; Terr y Spencer , Indianapo li s, .34.75; Deb­bie Bai ley, Ok lahoma, 34.67. SHV: Kath y Gleason 19.43; Linda Meth­eny 18 .96; Vera Govaerts 18.93. UB: Donna Schaenzer 18.96; Janis Dunham, S.I.U. , 18.66; Linda Meth­eny 18.59. BB : Vera Gavaerts 18.92; Kathy Gleason 18.73; Linda Metheny 18.50. FX: Linda Metheny 19.16; Vera Govaerts 18.80; Don­na Schaenzer 18.73.


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Am.i Leso, Morgan Hill, Calif. The following are moves that are unique

to the balance beam and should be chal· lenging to most advanced performers. How­ever, they should not be attempted by those who have not ye t mastered the beam.

These moves have been and are now being used successful by us either in demon· stra tions or competition and I would like to believe they are original. It is unfortun· ate that a movie camera was unavailable to capture each full seq uence. However we hope the accompanying photos will depict the ideas we are describing.

The performer is Miss Doris Nishinaka, coached by the author.

The first move is that of a Full Gainer Dismount from the end of the beam. Here the performer stands on the end of the beam facing outward . Springing upward and outward and tucking up the performer does a back somersault landing on her feet fac· ing outward on the floor at the end of the beam.

Another move that is challenging and is of interna tional difficulty is a double rota· tion squat pirouette. Here the performer squats on the beam over one leg with the other ex tended along the beam. With a rotative swing of the shoulders the per· former pirouettes continuously not once but twice around on the beam in this posi· tion , ending in the original position on the beam.

A third move that we feel is different is a no· handed forward roll to a V si t on the beam. Like the other two its success depends upon the courage, skill and deter· mination of the performer to practice the skill.

As the pictures suggest, the workouts are done in an outdoor rural setting. The beam in use is intentionally made of 3" width. After performing repetitive routines on this beam the regulation balance beam feels as though you were work ing on the floor.

In move number one (d ismount) an over· head belt was used, fo llowed by the use of a handspot. Discontinuance of the belt was made only after many successful repetitions.

In move number two (double pirouette) a low beam was first used and the performer attempts to cont inue her rotation ride longer . and lon ger on the pirouette. In the accompanying photo the performer was snapped in the middle 01 the pirouette.

As pictures number three depicts a great deal of balance is necessary, especially in the early part of the roll. In this instance a real low balance beam is used and a spotter is stationed along side the per· former. As the performer finishes the roll and starts her V sit a person should be at the end of the beam guiding her verbally as she emerges from the roll to the sit.


By hooking the legs around the ring straps a gymnast can get into the proper position for tryin g the Inverted cross. By releasing the pressure put on the r in g st raps by the legs would demand more hold · in g power by the arms, thereby buildin g the needed strength for the move.

Subject used- John Tobler, Gymnast at St. Cloud State College.

Picture taken by Arlynn Anderson , Gym· nastic Coach at Sl. Cloud State.



Apri l 7·8, 1967 at the GYMNASIAE, 50 High St. New Britain, Connecticut 06050. . NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: Apri l 12·15, Ri ve rside, Illinois.

USGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (AII·Around only plus Trampoline) April 14, 15, 1967, Tucson, Arizona.

AAU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: May 4·6, 1967, Natchitoches, Louisiana.

PAN AMERICAN GAMES: July 24·28, 1967, Winnipeg, Canada.

GYMNASTIC WORKSHOP: New York State Uni­versity at Cort land, July 17·28. Grad credit. Jo Friesen, Director. For info. Dr. Katherine Ley, Women's P.E. State Un iv .. Cortland, N.Y. 13045.

GYMNASTIC WORKSHOP: The Sixth Annual Gustavus Gymnast Workshop for Teachers, July 24·28, Gustavus Ado lphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota. For further information write: Mrs. Nancy Baker, Gustavus Ado lphus College, Minn.

SUMMER ' GYMNASTIC CAMP FOR GIRLS: August 7·11, 1967 in Minnesota. ~or intorma· tion: Mrs. Baker, Gustavus, St. Pete r, Mi nne· sota.

INSTITUTE IN ADVANCED GYMNASTICS: Aug· ust 9 through 23, 1967. For information write; Roger Counsil, Gymnastic Coach, Indiana State Univ . Terre Hute, Indiana 47809.

GYMNASTIC CAMP: Central Atlantic Area Gymnast ic Camp August 20·27, 1967. Washing· ton YMCA Camp Letts, Edgewater, Md. For further info: Vern Elder Camp Dir. 1736 G St. , N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006.


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Dea r Mr. S unelbv : r WH!"> ve l'y in te l'esJecl t o rea d 111 0 l ctt C' l'

by A~(, J" n Eachu ~ of t h e UnitNl St"le~ Ail ' F Ol'CI? in th e D eCe lll b f' l' i!-:SllE' of 1\Tof1ern G.nll nastics. T [lln in t h e A i r For ce a lso and h :t y e n g rea t in te r p~t in gyrn -11 nstic's . lVfan:v o f the thin g-~ .Tan In ention e<l in hi s l etter T h ave t h nllg'ht endl essly "bout. Tt is tno bael we cou l(1 not ~t,,'­t ioned tog-eth er.

One of the ic1 ens I h:1\"(' g iYcn a g r E'nt d eal of th Oll g-ht to " 'o lllc1 h e to h <1\"0 it USAF g)."mnast ic ex h ihi t ioll t f':11'n. The Ai l' F o)'e-e h ns 111:1 11 )' rli f f er f'nt t~· p ('~ of px h i­bitjnll s in w hi ch they ex hi b i t th ei r qll n li t~­o f worl.;: , ,~r ith t h e e nl ph as is o n ph,-s ical fi t ll C' ::':S i ll t h e :,-;c l'\" ice toc1n y , T ('n n ' t hi n l, of no hetter \vay to 11}"OlllOt f' t hi s t l1:1 n ,,-jth a .!:!· ~-nl n a s ti ('s te::l.lll. Th e t eanl coul d not onI .\' t r :l.YE'l to t h e Yi1 l' iOll~ h:1:-:p~ an d proillotf' g'~-1l 1 n a~t ic ~ a nd 11h ~-~ic'a l fitllf'~~ , h u t woul<l :11 ~0 cl en1 0n str:1 te to th e puhl iC' the t~rp c () f f in e i n(liv id lln l !' ill thC' A rlll ec1 ~ e l· y i cE'~. T att(, llfl('(l Spr ingfield rnll egf' i n i\1as:-:aeh U~E' tts for a year a n(l sa \\' ",hn t k ind of f' ll thu sinSlll th eir exhi h i tion team (T e:lte cl. T am ~ t1I'e th er e a l'C' pl E'nt:v o f g-nncl gymnasts a \'a il nble in th e )\ i1' F orC'£' :1n(l wi th the h n(' ldng- of sl1('h a. ln r g,"f' Ol' ­g-a n iza ti on, ;1. n ex hi b i t ion team \\'0 1I lrl rlo hi .g- thing~ _

Could ~V() lI g- iv(" n1 0 somc he lp on h o\\-t,n ~t ir u p ~Olllf' inte rest ahollt t hi !" id C'a?

S i nce l'f~ l ~', J Oh,n ~:"" S \\" i t z e,. . A2C, USA F Box S .•.• I ... D:1.v is- i\ fonth nn A FB A I'i znna ~!)707

ED : A lette,' in the M.G. is a good start.

TOUGH HANDS D ea,· S ir:

T \ \-a n t t o knn,,· if there i ~ a \\' n ~ ' to toug-h en 111:'-" han d ~ . . _

R ruC'e P el'lo"'in i\fi nlni. Fl o l'i rl a

ED. F or arti c les o n th e ca re of the hand s ~eaersh~~ .th or index M'G edition. Scrobe.

GYMNASTIC CAMPS ? D e"r Mr. Sunelby;

C an y ou g iv e 11l e a li s t of th e call1p ~ for ~hi ~ SUlll n1 er o ffering a. progra m for g irl s 'n adva~l ced gy lllnas t ics? If you d o not ha ve thiS Inforlnation , ca n you t ell 1l1e ,,'here.1 can find it? I'n1 espec iall y in te r­es t ed 111 the ca mps in th e Eas t.

Dea r Sir, .

Sincer e ly. Suzi Tho m as 1711 Meaelow L " n e Ames , Towa 50010

n o ~vo u h ay€, th e lUl nl e~ :1nrl ~uld l'P~ c::.f?~ of :1 11 th e ~r1l1 na~ ti C' can1ps th nt :1I'P in th e Xe"" E ng-Ia nel a r e:l n nd :1~ fa r cl own "" J\Tnrylnnel

b;";rl es F e ld e r D a ri e n, ("onn_

ED. We only h ave th em as th ey have ao , peared in cast MG reports, Howp."er. \Al P

do hope a ll the ca mps in the cou ntrv wi ll se nd LIS their sc hedules so we can 'mc:tke a note of it soon in the MG .

OLYMPIC SLIDES D ea l' Afr. Snndbv :

T "'nlll rl lik f' to buy ~ lirl (los .o f th p 1!'l 1l.t OI:vlllni C' G:lnH"~ G:,-' nin ast k !" E' \ 'en t !' . n () :'-'()l l l, n o,,· of a. p erson or ('on1 1):) n ~' th n t ~e ll ~ th ern anrl h o,," 111U C' h "wou ld tlH'" ('o~t?

M i" K"re l Titu " . C'lnren ce Se n io r Hi ,,'h S" llOnl Cla re nce, Ne'v Y Ol'k 1 4 n~1

ED. We do not h ave or know of any ' 64 Olvmpic co lor s lide s for sa le but perhaos some one who does have th em w ill see your request an d write t o you .

HONORS D ear Glenn.

Pl ease find e nc l.osed pictu" e o f K ath y Gleason (r ight) USA. and Katash a Ku c h­enskaya (Russia). This pic ture w as tak en in vVe ll a nd. Ont.. D ec. 23 rel . whe n t h e R uss ia n s put on a G y mn as t ic.: exhibiti on the r e .

Th e Ru ss ia n g irl (Kuc h en s k aya ) w o n 3 gold m edals at th e vVorld Champion ship~ in Dortlll und , G ermany.

:Kathy Gl eason has w on nurn e ro u:-: "w"rds : May 1965. Jr. N" tiona l A .A. U . All Aro und C h"mp: July 1960. Vie nn" Gy m -

n"st ic Tea m; Oc t 1965. L i ttl" Oly mpic's T eam . Tour lIIex ico; Sep t. 1966. ' Yo rl d Ganles tea111, D or t111l1 nd , Gennany.

In t h e W o rld Gam es tryo u t s she p laceel 1st for U .S . on co nl pulsol'Y e x e rc iHes; 2nd Op t. a nd CO IllP . for U .S.A . pu ttin~ he r

Natasha and Kathy

33 rd in th e w orlel . Ka th y has been" mem­be t· o f t h e B u ffa lo Tu rners Gym n"st ic Tearn for 8 y ears und e r our g uidance .

Sincer e ly . Al S tumpf . Coach Buffa lo. Xew Y ork


I 'Ve h ave se\" er a l g irl s w ho "'ill soon b e g r " d uat ing a n el need acl\" ice. Th ey have a s tro ng baek gnoun d in ba llet a nd acrobatics a nd \v ill soon ha v e t w o years o f GY 111-nast ics. Th ey wi s h t o a tte nd a co ll ege or Uni\" e r s ity tha t is st r o ng in gymnas ti cs. P lease senel u s t h e na m es o f some prefer­n.b ly in the E ast- at least not ns f" r away as Califo rnIa.

Tha nk y ou for a ny h elp yo u can g ive us.

S incerely . Cath erine B . L yon

ED. We wou ld li ke to list in the MG all schools that have a gir ls Gymnastic pro, gram. If your school has such a program send us a Post Card so we can in clude you in our listing . . , Thank You.

GREAT STRIDES Glenn: . Our orga niza tio n is n1aking g reat strideR 1n th e deve lopl11en t of gynl n ast ics in thi s "rea. but w it h out the a id that t h e MG p r o \"ides it would be muc h hard er t o sell t h e s po rt at thi s end. Our old c.opi e~ of :l1G a r e w orn thin by th e con sta n t u se th a,t th ey r ece ive by th e kids in ou r g r ou p.

h ee l' up the g ood w ork " nd h old o n to th e b es t maga zin e in th e area. W e o n t h e coaching and prom ot ing end r eall y need w h a t you h ave t o o ff e r.

Gymnastically yO UI' ~, Bob Wason Gymna s tic Coa ch Loui ~ vill e, I{entu ck y

MORE HELP FOR THE MG Co ntribution s ~ ince l a~t editi o n: Southe rn

Cali fo rnia A e ro T ean} , I(entu c: k y -lndia na Gymnast ic F ede r a tio n. Uni\·. of Loui sv ill e GYIll Tea m. V ic Jossely n . 1\1 . Mat·tin Huc ka bee. Jr .. Ch a rl es P . S ulli \"a n . L esli e C hri ~ te n se n . Sp / 4 Sco t t D . :lIaxo n. James A. Metzger . Paul E. Fina. Mr. a nd Mrs . R. P . T uc ke r . G le nn Ga ili s . Gary Tho mas Murphy. C . 111. D u B oi s . , Vi lli am Delbot . Day to n Yi\ ICA GY Ill T ea lll . J oseph R eu ter . J o hn C. I 'lug . H.u t h H . Hug . Stc \"e Hug. E. H. ' Ves tlll or e l" nel. Thom,," 1;;. Ka ne. Mrs . A. F . Olsen , Ray F r e ri c h . S. ' V. Sco tt . Glori a Potte r. J a m es E . Potte r . Ga rry A. E as t e n. R obe r t G. E asten. Merry J o Hill . 'rholllas B . Hill , D r. n'la rg are t C. Br.oW I1, L . Sco tt De" n II . Chri s Pa tter~on . E lm er ' Vie ns. Hammond T ech. Vocatio na l Sehool. H . A . Carl son . Coach. J a m es H . J ac k son. George Manning . Kitty O·Br ie n . ( ;eo rg i" J asek. E eli t h Coba n e. 1IIonic" i\Ia xfi e ld . M" r y L o ui se C\'e in e. Di ck H ood . H ic ha r d B lac k , Ern es t E . FUl'bl u r , The A. L . )'I a­caula y s, Da\' id Zu ckn1 an, l\Ii ss J. C. A bl'a­ha m s, "Va n'e n vVake rlin. Al~o R. B . Schw" rtz. A. E . Th olll"s. Leo n

:\eal Ka pp. vVillia m Heide r . Pet e r Pau l D usek . Jr .. K a thy Mic hae l. Mrs. LaD on na :\all. Mrs. A . 111. Har wood . George Ala n Ha hn.. J.... Judi Ford . L y nne Willi a lllS. J e ff Bibb. Do n A lbe r t. G"ry Coop er . vVil ­li a m A. Martin . Mrs . Robert« Su llivan Ho n n ld Hi mlll e lbe rge r . lIl." rty Ab ra h a m s: H ich a rd Sta nley. Ri ck ldl e r . Gra h a m Bar t ­le tt . R obert F . Ne lson. E d w in J. M ull e r . H a .... y S im onto n. Eric J ohnson. A . Carl Pa tt e r son. A rl e n e M. Cole m a n. Mic hae l J. , ,,,,, Is h.

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Resilite mats for Floor "X" are presently in use by many of the leadi ng collegiate gymnastic teams in the United States. Here are a few of our users: lVIichigan State, Penn State: Ohio State; Un iversi ty of Wisconsin ; University of lVIinn~sota , Ball State; Coast Guard Academy ; University of Oregon ; Chico State College ; Iowa State University; Southern Illinois University & many others.

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NEEDED: Gymnastic coach and waterfront director. Six-week resident camp. Previous camping experience desirable. Send resume including salary requirements to Othmar Boxler, Director , Camp Edelweiss, R.D. #2, Cortland, N.Y. 13045

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