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1963-64 U of R Yellowjackets
Coaches: Mr. Clarence Aikey
Record: 2 Wins, 9 Losses
Injuries and academic
problems severely cut down Coach Clarence Aikey's wrestling squad from what
looked like a very promising team to one which was able to win few matches this
Around the beginning of November, the wrestling room echoed the groans of many
bodies as they strained every muscle in the hot, sweaty atmosphere. By February,
the ranks were well thinned, leaving plenty of room for the stalwarts to
practice new moves in the still hot, sweaty atmosphere that builds up when men
Two very noticeable losses were Rick Countryman at 147 and John Bett at 177.
The 123 pound position was filled by senior John Monticello, who was continually
pushed by senior Ed Greiner for his starting berth. John started the season
wrestling at 130, but joined his teammates in the big effort to lose enough
weight to drop a full weight class where they could wrestle from a stronger
position. He was followed by Captain Tom Skola who dropped to 130, Jack Beck who
dropped to 137 and Bill Yust who dropped to 147.
Upper weights were less decisively held. Ron Navik and Dana Hopkins both helped
fill the 157 spot. The 167, 177 and unlimited classes were filled from among
Rick Packard, Bruce Brown, Bruce Chambers, Gary VanGysel, John Hetsco, Mike
Fraboni, and Dick Alrutz who fought for position before every match. (Interpres, 1965)
Rochester 16, Alfred 14
R.P.I. 17, Rochester 11
Hartwick 21, Rochester 11
Brockport 25, Rochester 3
Union 26, Rochester 5
Allegheny 16, Rochester 14
Oswego 30, Rochester 0
Rochester 28, Toronto 10
Buffalo 28, Rochester 10
Clarkson 20, Rochester 2
Hobart 20, Rochester 18
A rare commidity for the 1963-64 U. of R. grapplers ― a victory.