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Mechanics Institute Techmen
|Coach: Mr. Edward Pike
Captain: William Tarplee
Record: 2 Wins, 4 Losses
1941-42 RAMI Techmen
Varsity Wrestling Team
ROW: Lee Baker, C. Button, Charles Costello, Schiller, William
Cornelius, Robert Haines, Ray Bloom. BACK ROW: Stuart Pierce
(manager), Don Punnett, Bill Tarplee, Robert Renner, Robert Bos,
Miller, William Beckdahl, Coach Edward Pike.
(SOURCE: Ramikin, Vol. 31, Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics
Reproduced with the permission of Rochester Institute
of Technology Archive Dept.)
One of the two major sports for men at RAMI is collegiate wrestling. This sport
aids students both physically and mentally to think fast and move faster. The
sport of intercollegiate wrestling provides good entertainment along with the
display of good sportsmanship between opponents on the mat and the spectators.
Practice for this sport starts early in October and continues through March.
Very few students who come out for wrestling have had any experience before
coming to the Institute. Therefore every one had a good chance to make the
varsity team that represents Mechanics Institute in its duel meets. Each
member of the wrestling squad is expected to abide by the training rules in the
student handbook. Faithfulness to these rules and perfect attendance at
practices will enable students representing the Institute to give a performance
which the RAMI student body and themselves can be proud of.
Regulars on the wrestling squad for 1942 are: Ray Bloom, Charles Costello,
Robert Haines, William Cornelius, Lee Baker, William Tarplee, Robert Renner,
Robert Bos, William Beckdahl, Don Punnett, Ray Russel, C. Button, and Stuart
Collegiate competition for our varsity team is furnished by teams from Kent
State University, Syracuse University, St. Lawrence University, and Case School
of Applied Science of Cleveland, Ohio, along with other universities and
colleges having representation in the collegiate wrestling field.
Again Mechanics Institute sent wrestlers to the Intercollegiate Wrestling
Championships held in Cleveland. Those representing the Institute were: Captain
William Tarplee in the 165 pound class, Robert Renner in the 175 pound class,
Raymond Bloom in the 121 pound class, and Charles Costello in the 128 pound
class. Bill Tarplee gained the finals but lost to Robert Bader of Kent State
University by the bout score of 8 to 5. Bob Renner and Ray Bloom received metal
awards for 4th place in their classes. Bob Renner, Chuck Costello, and Captain
Bill Tarplee will be lost to the team next year through graduation. Their
absence will be felt but apt reservists are expected to fill their shoes for the
1942-43 season. (Ramiken, 1942)
Intercollegiate Wrestling Championships @ Cleveland, OH
RAMI 6, Kent State University 26
RAMI 12, Case School of Applied Science 25
RAMI 21, St. Lawrence University 15
RAMI 11, Alfred University 23
RAMI 30, Buffalo University 10
RAMI 13, Syracuse University 21