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1941-42 Rochester Mechanics Institute Techmen

Coach: Mr. Edward Pike
Captain: William Tarplee

Record: 2 Wins, 4 Losses

 

1941-42 RAMI Techmen Varsity Wrestling Team

FRONT 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 Institute, 1942. Reproduced with the permission of Rochester Institute of Technology Archive Dept.)

 


Sherman Hagberg

Edward Pike


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 Pierce, manager.

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)
 

Tournaments

 

Intercollegiate Wrestling Championships @ Cleveland, OH

 

Dual Meets

 

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