Varsity Mat Squad Wins Opener, 22-5
If all of the collegiate wrestlers were as colorful and capable as Harland Dinner, Michigan 155-pounder, the grapplers would lack 'em in at every meet.
The Wolverine mat squad opened its season Saturday afternoon at the Yost field house with a 22-5 decision over the Dearborn A. C.
Danner, who stayed out of school a year to explore a South American jungle, featured the meet by pinning D. Smuch of Dearborn in six minutes and six seconds. It is not the fact that he secured a fall that made Danner's feat noteworthy, but rather in the manner in which he work on the mat. There is never an idle moment when Danner is in action. He is trying something every minute.
He falls, he rolls, he uses this hold and that hold until he has his opponent wondering what is coming next. Danner apparently lost none of his grappling skill by his year's lay-off.
Danner learned his wrestling at Ann Arbor High. So did Johny Paup, another local boy, who decisioned Lezuch of Dearborn in the 145-pound class.
Capt. "Butch" Jordan had three pinning holds on J. Smuck, Dearborn heavyweight, but time elapsed before Jordan could pin his opponent.
Klemach of Michigan was the only Wolverine loser. He was pinned by Perva of Dearborn in the 121-pound class.
The Michigan grapplers will open their Big Ten season here Saturday with Illinois as an opponent.
121 pounds: Perva, Dearborn A. C. pinned Klemach, Michigan, 4:50.
136 pounds: Sergeant, Michigan, defeated Lindlbauer, Dearborn A. C.
145 pounds: Paup, Michigan defeated Lezuch, Dearborn A. C.
155 pounds: Danner, Michigan pinned D. Smick, Dearborn A. C., 6:06.
165 pounds: Galles, Michigan, pinned Mackenzie, Dearborn A. C., 8:51.
175 pounds: Nichols, Michigan, defeated Williams, Dearborn A. C.
Heavyweight: Jordan, Michigan, defeated J. Smuck, Dearborn A. C.