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1963-64 RIT Tigers Varsity Wrestling Team
ROW: Douglas Drake, Joe Lanzisera (captain), Paul Lane, John Keenan.
BACK ROW: Colin Townsend, Donald Zimmerman, Walter Klein, John
VanderVeen, Charles Kuhler, Bruce Helgerson. (SOURCE: Techmila, Rochester
Institute of Technology, 1964. Reproduced with the permission of Rochester Institute
of Technology Archive Dept.)
The 1963-64 wresters started slow but as the season moved on and experience was
gained, the matmen started to show their individual abilities.
Perry Jones, 123 lbs., showed tremendous improvement this year and usually "fit"
at 115 for tournaments. Douglas Drake, 123 lbs., moved into third position in
the 1963 College Division meet. Joe Lanzisera, 130 lbs., the dependable captain
has met some of the nationally ranked groaners. John Keenan and Bill Thompson,
both 137 lbs., are good prospects for next season. Charles Caleo, 147 lbs.,
started in the second quarter, operated best at 137. Paul Provenzano, 157 lbs.,
was a newcomer to the sport. Verne Biehler, 167 lbs., lost a lot of action this
year because of injuries. John Vanderveen, 177 lbs., outstanding at the
Bloomsburg meet, had the best dual meet record (3-1) and was runner up at the
West Point Invitational. Charles Kuhler, heavyweight, was an outstanding
contributor and the most improved wrestler on the team. Bruce Helgerson was
outstanding as both manager and as a team man. (Techmila, 1964)
Techmila (482 KB PDF)