Varsity Wrestles Powerful F & M In Last Matsh Before Christmas
The varsity wrestling team goes after its second straight victory tonight against perennial powerhouse Franklin and Marshall. The match will be in the I.A.B. at 7:30 p.m.
F & M handily defeated Harvard last year, 25-12, but only two regulars are back this season. Six sophomores will be in the F & M list tonight.
One of the top matches of the evening should be in the 130 pound class where Crimson captain George Doub meets Don Horn. Doub and Horn have tied in both their previous battles, and each has looked good in action this season.
Another fine match should result at 157, where Bob Kolodney, winner of this division at the recent Coast Guard Invitational Tourney, faces sophomore Pete Frey. Harvard coach Bob Pickett says reports on Frey this year are "all good." Kolodney was but one vote shy of being named top wrestler at the Coast Guard meet.
Sophomore twins Steve and Bob Dubner start for F & M at 167 and 177, and both look dangerous. Nonetheless, Crimson sophomore standout Bob Pereira (1-0 this year) should come through at 167. Footballer Dave Groseclose is the Harvard contestant at 177. He is 1-2 for the season.
Ron Sandven, a talented sophomore at 147, will be making his first start for Harvard tonight. His opponent is sophomore Charles Geddis. At 123 the Crimson has another good chance for points with Pete Keeler, who has compiled a 3-1 mark so far, wrestling Mel Mounts, F & M's other veteran.
Checking the other classes, Bill Smith is the Crimson's choice at 137 against Charlie Faust; Paul Schnitz returns to action at 191 facing Tom Anderson of F & M; and Bob Fastov, another football player, carries the ball at heavyweight against Bob Ross.