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LINING THEM UP

Wrestling

By Herbert S. Meyers

They haven't installed television in the Indoor Athletic Building yet, but wrestling seems to have a future here anyhow. For the first time in the Harvard history of the sport, the grapplers have their own full-time coach.

Bob Pickett is young as coaches go, and he's trying to build a team from a squad which is young as varsity wrestlers go. When it travels over to M.I.T. on Saturday the wrestling team will have at least four sophomores in the starting Junior who was unable to wrestle last year, and another is still undecided.

The biggest problem will be in the middleweights. Johnny Lee, a member of last year's freshman team, has looked good in early practices and has been given the starting assignment at the lightweight position, 123.

Captain Dave Smith looks very strong at 130 although he still has to take off a few pounds to meet the requirements. Smith is one of the most colorful wrestlers on the squad and should have his best season this year.

The weight groups have been moved up two pounds each for the new season and Bud Adams, another representative of the Class of '53, is listed to starts at 137.

Who will wrestle in 147 will be resolved this afternoon. The battle is between a senior, Dave Shapiro, and Icke Iben, a sophomore. This is the only one of the elimination matches still to be fought, the others having taken place yesterday and Tuesday. Iben showed excellent form as a freshman, and Shapiro saw service at 128 for last year's varsity.

Ted Anderson, an outstanding Yardling two years age, was sidelined with an injury last season, but is back in shape this year. He's been working out since the first of October and appears to be ready for the 157 assignment.

Joe Hubbard has won out at 167 to take the slot away from another strong sophomore, Pete Hathaway.

Bayard Waring has beaten out Frank Dunbaugh for the starting assignment in 177. Both men are seniors, but with little active service in the past.

"Humphrey" Heidtmann is the man at unlimited. Although he was the last man to come out for the squad, the former Southeastern A.A.U. titleholder has gotten into shape very quickly according to Pickett, and provides strength where it is sorely needed.

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