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Mechanics Institute Techmen
|Coach: Dr. Mark Ellingson
Frosh Coach: Mr. Warren
Record: 5 Wins, 4 Losses
Frosh Record: 7 Wins, 3 Losses
1928-29 RAMI Techmen
Varsity Wrestling Team
Goeseke, Shopmeyer, Mosher, Jones, Coleman. MIDDLE ROW: Curtis,
Schantz, Thomas, Peterson. BACK ROW: Pike, Casey, Roche, Bye. Copyright Rochester Institute of Technology Archives.
(SOURCE: Ramikin, Vol. 20, Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics
Reproduced with the permission of Rochester Institute
of Technology Archive Dept.)
Institute Wrestling Team was successful in winning five of the nine
scheduled meets for the Year. Buffalo and Alfred University were
twice the victims of the Mat-Men from Rochester, while Case
University was also defeated. The Varsity totaled 156 points to
their opponents' 141.
Mosher led in individual scoring with 25 points to his credit while
Captain Jones gained a close second with 23 points. Thomas, Pike,
Schantz, Curtis, Shopmeyer, Roche and Polito scored, respectively.
Schantz did great work in defeating Forward of Syracuse in a hard
fought contest. Thomas scored falls over Ward of Alfred twice, and
also over Shapiro of Buffalo, proving his ability as a clever
wrestler. Peterson came through with flying colors to throw strom of
Michigan State and Rothstein of Alfred in fast aggressive contests.
Lytton of Case, who is six feet, five inches tall, tangled with
Mosher in a mass of arms and legs. When the referee unraveled them,
he gave Mosher a fall. Captain Jones finished a very successful
season with his old rival, Captain Flint of Alfred. When these two
men met, it was a battle of giants ― masters of the game. Pike and
Roche split the honors in the heavyweight division. Pike was thrown
out of the ring by Hepple of Western Reserve only to come back and
pin the Ohio giant. Roche closed the season for Mechanics in a very
satisfactory manner by pinning Lockwood of Alfred in seven minutes
and five seconds ― a hard fought contest.
The Varsity Team of this year has certainly done its bit in keeping
Wrestling a major sport at Mechanics Institute. (Ramikin, 1931)
Sherman Hagberg, Faculty Manager
Albert Coleman, Manager
Dr. Mark Ellingson, Head Coach
Total Points for Year
Jone, Capt., 23
RAMI 29, Bufalo YMCA 3
RAMI 28, Buffalo YMCA 13
RAMI 21, Alfred 13
Iowa State 34, RAMI 0
RAMI 28, Case 6
Western Reserve 19, RAMI 11
Syracuse 20, RAMI 6
Michigan State 22, RAMI 10
RAMI 23, Alfred 11