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TUESDAY, FEB. 17, 1976
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The swim team made a strong sec
ond place showing at the SMU Invi
tational Meet this past weekend.
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Three A&M point-getters, flyers
Don Wederman and Bill Yates along
with Olympic-class swimmer Erik
Rasmuson, were hospitalized during
the weekend for flu infection.
“I just hope the rest of the team
can stay well,” said Coach Dennis
Fosdick. Conference is two weeks
away for the men and a sick team
could prove disastrous to the 18 man
The SMU meet provided another
chance to shatter school records with
a team consisting mostly of
that’s going to be used for confer
ence,” said Lien. “It gives you a
mental picture of what to prepare
for. The pool has a good feel and
Another record was broken by
senior Steve Moore, in an event he
did not want to swim until this meet.
Moore bettered Larry Schueckler’s
old record by .07 seconds in the
400-yard individual relay.
“Moore’s swim gave the team the
confidence and inspiration to make a
good swim individually. He set the
pace, ” said assistant coach Schueck-
“The team swam about as well as
could be expected swimming tired
and about ready to taper, said Fos-
The coaches from the other
schools are going to have to consider
A&M a threat at conference, said
Schueckler. He said that previous to
the SMU showing, most SWC
coaches thought A&M wouldn’t have
a chance at a fourth place finish.
“When we swam UH earlier, they
had shaved down and tapered and
beat us, but at SMU we were even
and we beat them (UH),” said
The final team scores at the SMU
meet were SMU 707, A&M 371, UH
347, UTA 183 and OSU 115.
Freshman Roger Lien bettered
the 1650-yard freestyle mark set by
Doug Meaden. Lien swam a
16:52.14, nearly 10 seconds better
than the old record.
“I expect to be swimming near a
16-flat by conference time,” Lien
said. This time would put the
freshmen in contention with the dis
tance swimmers, but would not start
to touch the strength of UT or SMU.
“It did help to swim in the pool
Wrestlers beat Texas Tech
before home crowd of 4,000
Before nearly 4,000 fans in G. Rol-
lie White Coliseum, the Texas A&M
Wrestling team outpointed Texas
The Red Raiders were rated the
number one wrestling team in the
state prior to the match.
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The Aggies built an early lead and
held on to the finish despite losing
points by forfeiting a match in the
Frank Cox of A&M pinned Dick
Gaston in 5:40 in the 118-pound
competition. Bobby Hines de-
cisioned Phil Albrecht 6-1 in the
126-pound class and Karl Armstrong
won a 11-3 Walker decision over
David in the 134-pound match.
A&M tennis team
whips Sam Housto
The Texas A&M University tennis team upped its sea*
record to 3-1 with a victory over Sam Houston State Universi
The Aggies won all six singles matches and the three double! Kas
matches in defeating Sam Houston 9-0.
In the number one singles match, the Aggies’ Mike Moa
defeated Larry Holdoft 6-3, 6-2. Tom Courson beat MarkSmiA
6-2, 6-4 in the number two match. The third match saw Marl
Silberman defeat Stewart Morrison 6-3, 6-3 while Mark Pari®
beat Scott Partridge 6-2, 6-2 in the fourth match. Roger Pier
defeated Billy Koster 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 and John Kirwan beatAr
mando Abmey 6-1, 6-2.
The Aggies were without the services of their number ora
singles player Charles Emley. Emley missed the action because
of the flu.
In the doubles matches. Moss and Courson of A&M defeated
Smith and Koster 6-4, 6-3. In the second doubles match Kirwai
and Parker defeated Holdoff and Partridge 6-4, 6-4. In the final
doubles match Silberman and Baker beat Morrison and Abmet
“The caliber of competition we’ve played has been muel
tougher than Sam Houston’s, ” said Aggie Coach Richard Barkei
“We’ve simply played tougher competition and it showed
The previous weekend, the Aggie tennis team competed in
the Lamar University Tennis Tournament in Beaumont. Playin'
in the tournament with A&M and Lamar were Houston Baptist
and North Texas State University. The Aggies lost to LamarW,
defeated Houston Baptist 9-0 and beat North Texas 9-0.
The Aggies’ next action is Wednesday against a strong tea®
from Southwestern Louisiana in College Station. The matches
begin at 1:30.
“Southwestern will be real tough,” Coach Barker said
“They’ll probably be one of our toughest opponents so far this
Women’s swim tear
In the 142-pound division, Boh
Bearden decisioned Tad Fowler of
Tech 12-6 in a last minute comeback.
Tim Caulton drew Tech’s Allen
Atnip 0-0 in the 150-pound class.
Mark Farris needed only five mi
nutes to pin the Aggies’ Robert
Fisher in the 158-pound division
while Blair Monhollen and Melvin
Robinson drew in the 167-pound
coasts in tournameii
Texas A&M’s John Manning de
feated Joe Chappell in a 5-4 decision.
Tech’s Dera Monroe decisioned
Richard Linn in the heavyweight
class by a 6-0 margin.
The Aggies’ season record now
moves to 7-4 with the victory and
puts them in serious contention to
repeat as state titlists.
The next competition for the
wrestling team will be the state tour
nament although arrangements may
be completed soon for another pre
basketball game match for this
The A&M women swimmers had
an over 100-point margin in taking
the TCLI invitational meet in a
breeze this past weekend.
The TCU meet is held annually as
a prelude to the State meet which
will be held Feb. 26-28 at Texas
The TCU meet was high-lighted
by Jeannie Buckle’s national qualify
ing time in the 200-yard backstroke.
She swam a 2:17.8 becoming the
A&M record-holder in the event.
This makes Buckle’s second qualify
ing time. She also has qualified for
the 100-yard backstroke.
The team now begins its tapering
in preparation for the state meet.
“The women’s team looks stronger
every year,” said Larry Schueckler
assistant swim coach. “As the prog
ram builds, good talent will seek
The women expect mostc ra^
tion to come from the U1
Eight of the 19 events offered
are dominated by UT sw
A&M comes into strong coi
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