"The prospects of this year's Freshman wrestling team are fairly good," announced Pat O. Johnson '33, coach of the Varsity and Freshman teams. "It ought to do as well as last year's Freshmen," he added.
Thirty men have turned out for the team, of whom some have been practicing since October. Much of the work thus far has been on fundamentals, for most of the candidates are rather inexperienced. Some work has been done with a few of the Varsity wrestlers who reported early.
Benchley and Thomas
Outstanding prospects are Bob Benchley in the 136-pound class and Dick Thomas in the 145-pound class. Benchley, who is almost double jointed, had experience last year wrestling for Exeter. Thomas, from Omaha, Nebraska, was state champion in his weight class last year.
Jim Redmonds and Harold Blair are the sole occupants of the 118 and 128-pound classes. Don Miles, another Exeter veteran, is favored in the 155-pound class.
Harry Tine, Freshman football star, who wrestled last year for Andover, is in the 165-pound bracket, while Bob Aldrich, Ed Clemont, and Bartlett Brown are nearly even in the 175-pound class. Vern Miller, 265 pound tackle on the Freshman football team, is alone in the heavyweight division.
Last year's team won six meets and tied one.