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Illinois Mat Team Defeats Varsity, 25 -3, Only Dick Kopel Takes Decision In Big Ten Dual Meet

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February
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1943
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Illinois Mat Team Defeats Varsity, 25-3

Only Dick Kopel Takes Decision In Big Ten Dual Meet

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -(AP)- A skillful Illinois wrestling team took the measure of Michigan in a Big Ten dual meet here last night, 25 to 3. The Illini won seven of the eight bouts, including two by falls.

Michigan’s only victory was turned in by Dick Kopel in the 121-pound class, his fifth straight for the season.

Stocky Stanley Lee, Illinois 155-pounder. upset previously undefeated Manley Johnson of Michigan, who was Big Ten champion year in the 145-pound division.

Quick falls were scored by Rolly Rayburn over Pete Speek in the 165-pound class. Rayburn used a grapevine and Smerdel a concealed full nelson.

Alex Agase, the Illini star football guard, outpointed John Green of Michigan to win the heavyweight match.

The summaries:

121--Kopel (Michigan) def. Bernardonl (Illinois) 9-2.

128--Bartley (Illinois) def. Lockhart (Michigan) 8-4.

136--Romsersberger (Illinois) def. Rudel (Michigan) 10-3.

145--Rayburn (Illinois) pinned Speek (Michigan) Grapevine 2:45.

155--Lee (Illinois) def. Johnson (Michigan) 11-8.

165--Smer4del (Illinois) pinned Ellen (Michigan) concealed full nelson 2:29.

175--Lukas (Illinois) def. Mack (Michigan) 5-4.

Heavyweight-- Agase (Illinois) def. Green (Michigan) 10-5.