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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, January 25, 1975 ft Shaun Ward coaches this misunderstood sporl at the college Amateur wrestling a highly regarded sport at the LCC By GARRY ALLISON Herald Sports Writer Amateur wrestling, as competed in by the Lethbridge Com- munity College Wrestling club, is a very misunderstood sport. The main thing one must remember about amateur wrestl- ing is that it has no similarity whatsoever with the grunt and groan boys on television. are presently-nine men on the LCC wrestling team which is coached by Shaun Ward. Mike Ritchie, a 158 pound law enforcement student; Bruce Stremel, 177 pound physical educa- tion student; Marvin Lee, 142 pound agriculture student; 180 pound Jim Kaip who is taking physical education and recreation; LeRay Witbeck, 190 pounder in conservation; Curt Derksen, 150 pounds, recreation; John Stukart, 155 pounds in law enforcement; 118 pound Lionel Turgeon and Richard Quon, 140 pounds. Members of the wrestling team receive full tuition from the LCC and a new team is selected at the beginning of each semester. In following an amateur wrestler through a meet one finds the combatant on the scale three hours prior to the actual bout. This gives him an opportunity to sweat off a few pounds if he weighs-in over-weight. "After the weigh in the boy can then have a bite to eat or a few glasses of water if he coach Ward said. "It is quite likely that he will appear for the match a few pounds heavier than the weigh-in, maybe even overweight for his class. This doesn't mean a thing however, as long as he was at the proper weight during the actual weigh-in." The matches are decided by- a draw system. A wrestler wrestles the man who's name the officials draw out of a hat. There is no "seeding" as in tennis. The only rule'of the draw is that two team-mates don't face each other in the opening round of the tournament. Matches consist of three three minute rounds with a 60 se- cond break in between. During the break the coach can offer instructions and must towel his man off. "A wrestler cannot start a round wet. He must be towelled Ward said. "There is also a new rule that he may have a drink between rounds now if he so The matches are made according to weight divisions which range from 105.5 pounds on up to the heavyweight class. There are 10 weight classes in all, up to 105.5 Ibs.; up to 114.5 pounds; up to 125.5 pounds; up to 136.5 up to 148.5 pounds; up to Injuries are a problem in the sport as sprains, muscle pulls, 163 pounds; up to 180.5 pounds; up to 198 pound; up to 220 sore ribs, neck and elbows are common to the sport, pounds; and over 220 is heavyweight. Shaun is a coach who gets right into the swing of things and The "ring" has no ropes, but consists of a one inch thick even wrestles with his charges. He feels he learns about the like material. It is40 x 40 feet square with boys this way as well as having the boys learning a few things as they try to beat their instructor. Amateur wrestling is on the upswing in Southern Alberta and Shaun places a lot of credit with LeRoy Walker, the coach of the Cardston high school wrestling squad. 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If a wrestler wins by pinning his opponent he receives no points, his opponent gets four. If he wins by a decision he receives one point and his opponent three. A variation on the previous rule would be if a boy completely outclassed his oppo- nent and did everything but pin him, he would get a half point while the opponent would receive 3% points. There is no such thing as a draw and a series of tie break- ing rules are set up in order to prevent a draw. During the actual bout itself a wrestler can earn one point 'by controlling his opponent. For example he can have his man down on the mat and be behind him but in full control, no matter where his opponent goes he would have command of him. Two points are awarded any time a wrestler exposes his op- ponent's back to the mat for less than five seconds. He picks up three points if he exposes the back for more than five seconds. If a man pins his opponent's shoulders to the mat for one second then the match is over. A wrestler gets an automatic point scored against him if he knees, pulls hair, gouges or applies a full nelson with his fingers locked. Besides not being able to lock the fingers on a full nelson the wrestler applying the hold must hold his opponent's head to the side, not push it down to the front. There is no such thing as a submission hold in amateur wrestling. "The idea is to beat your opponent with technique, not'to cause pain or to employ any move that can cause injury the LCC mentor stated. The wrestlers are not allowed to talk during the match and the coaches in the corners can offer no advice during the actual contest. The free-style wrestling that the college wrestlers use differs greatly from the Greco Roman style wrestling that is also an Olympic event. "Legs are a favorite target in free-style wrestling, as leg dives and other forms of takedowns make it the most crowd pleasing style. In Greco Roman wrestling it is illegal to attempt any hold below the waist. We don't use this style at the LCC, in fact it's not very popular in Canada at all Shaun stated. One of the main ingredients in a wrestler is strength. "A boy needs a tremendously strong upper body to be successful. He needs speed but he needs the strength to not only apply a hold but to resist one as well. He needs arm, back and neck strength. If you cannot maintain your power throughout a match then your opponent has you. There is continual muscle stress from start to finish." Needless to say weight lifting is an integral part of the training program at the LCC for its wrestlers. "Wrestling is an individual sport. Any sacrifice one makes is on his own behalf. The sport is a great character builder as it demands tremendous sportsmanship due to the intense physical contact. A good wrestler never takes advantage of his op- ponents misfortunes, but tries to beat him strength against Shaun said. "It is a tremendous conditioner. Our wrestlers run four to six miles and have stamina that even the basketball players lack." Dan Fox at Fort Macleod for praise in developing young wrestlers and noted that the program is growing at Vulcan and Claresholm. With a continual flow of younger wrestlers moving into the LCC's program the future looks nothing but bright in the amateur world of mat artists at the LCC. For those people who want to acquaint themselves with what amateur wrestling is all about before the Canada Winter Games, drop out to the LCC gymm during the noon hour Feb. 3-4 and take in the wrestling matches the LCC club will be presen- ting. COACH SHAUN WARD (LEFT) GIVES MIKE RITCHIE AND BRUCE STREMEL A FEW POINTERS Nobody is writing Miller off TRY THIS NEW PIPE FOR 30 DAYS. So different lhat it's patented by the CANADIAN GOVERNMENT patent number 800357 M This top grade Mediterranean briar incorporates a sensational invention that contradicts every idea you've ever had about pipe smoking. 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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Neither Tom Watson nor Gene Littler, co-leaders after Friday's second round of the Bing Crosby National golf tournament, are about to write off the chances of Johnny Miller. "You have to look back at said Watson. "Six mused Littler. "Miller can make that up easy." And Miller, who failed to make a birdie as he slipped six strokes off .the pace, con- curred. "I can still he said. "If I can put one of my good rounds on 'em, a 64 or 65, I've still got a good chance." Miller, runaway record- setting winner in his first two tournaments this year at Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., didn't have a single one-putt green in his first over-par round of the year his 10th round of the tour. Watson had a second-round 70 and a 139 total, five under par at the halfway mark of the New schedule without the Clippers SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) The American Hockey League, jolted by the move of the World Hockey Association into Baltimore, voted Friday to drop the Clippers from the remainder of the 1974-75 schedule. The AHL board of governors met for four hours and adopted a revised schedule, excluding Baltimore. However, there will be no loss of home games for the remaining nine teams. In the first switch, the AHL scheduled Richmond to play at New Haven Sunday night. Baltimore was originally scheduled to play in New Haven. The entire revised schedule will be announced within a couple of days. The AHL board of governors agreed to meet again'next month to consider further ac- tion. The'Clippers disbanded Thursday after the WHA and the City of Baltimore an- nounced the league would operate a new team, Baltimore Blades, in the city. tournament being played on three courses. Sunday's final round is at Pebble Beach. Littler had a 71 to share first place with Watson, who also played his round Thurs- day at Pebble Beach. Hubert Green and Larry Ziegler, who shared the first- round lead, fell back. Ziegler Warriors, Elks play The Lethbridge Midget Elks will be in action tonight when they host Vauxhall in a Southern Alberta Juvenile Hockey League contest at Henderson Ice Centre beginn- ing at p.m. The other Lethbridge entry in the league, the Juvenile Warriors, will be in. Brooks tonight for a game. Then, on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Henderson, the two Lethbridge clubs will have it out in another league en- counter. had a 74 at Pebble Beach and was tied at 140, one stroke off the lead, with Cesar Sanudo, who had a 71 at Cypress Point. Green had a 75 at Spyglass Hill and was alone at 141. Miller and Jack Nicklaus, the man Miller is challenging as the game's No. 1 per- former, each shot 74 at Spyglass Hill. Each had a 145 total. George Knudson of Toronto was tied with Nicklaus and Miller at 145 after shooting a 72. A 78 gave Ben Kern of Lon- don, Ont., a 154. 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