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WHO ARF. THEY? THROWING THE BALL-PhU Peterson. Former Flathead Brave and Montana Grizzly. Presently a contractor in Kali spell. HEAD PHOTO- F. E. (Rip) Wilson. Former center for the Montana Bobcats and former coach for the Flathead Braves. Has been a. teacher at Flathead for 32 years. STANDING, WITH NUMBER ON JERSEY-Robert(Bony) Gorton. Former Flathead Brave and Montana Grizzly, presently the dean of boys at Billings Sr. Top rebounders for the Flathead basketball team are Tim Gallagher with 15 per game and Greg Burham with 12.Burhamis leading the Braver In scoring -with 12.9 points per game. He is followed by Don Engelbach with 9.4 per game. Engelbach has hit 70 per cent from the charity line. Columbia Falls, in its second year of wrestling under Coach Kerel Hagen, has a team record of five wins and 7 losses. Gerald Snyder, 127, has thebestrecord, 11 wins and one loss, followed by Rick Jamison with six wins, three losses and one tie. The Flathead wrestling team has seven wins and three losses for the season. Flathead has made 451 moves to 308 for their opponents. Moves refer to offensive or defensive moves that will be awarded points. The following have the best records: _ Terry Hamilton, 133, 10 wins and no losses; Rich Jacobson, 95, nine wins and one loss; Harlon Hanson, heavyweight, nine wins and one loss; Roger Flneh- er, 154, eight wins and one loss; Scott Torgerson, 180, seven wins, two losses, one tie. WRESTLING, AN ANCIENT SPORT Montana has made tremendous strides in wrestling on the high school and college level in the last 10 years. Wrestling on this level is nothing like you see on television. High school wrestling is the cleanest and most closely officiated of all contact sports. Wrestling has fewer injuries and is one of the best conditioners of all athletic events. No hold can be used that may cause physical injury to one of the contestants. When a hold of this type is used the offender will lose points and could eventually lose the match, Wrestling had its beginning at Flathead in 1954 under the guiding hand of Bob Olson. The present coach of the Flathead grapplers is Bob Biastoch, The present team consists of 65 boys from four classes. Although it appears to have achieved its popularity within the last 20 years, amateur wrestling is by no means a new sport; it is one of the most ancient sports of which we have any record. In scenes sculptured upon the walls of Egyptian temple tombs, near the Nile, may be found practically all the holds and fall combinations known at the present time. Wrestling was a highly developed sport-even at thSt'jearly date. , Following the Egyptians came the Greek and Roman era, where wrestling was theiavorite sport. The emphasis of the society shifted from physical to the mental and spiritual aspects of living. Anything pertainingtothe body was held in contempt, and it appeared for a time that all sports would perish. Wrestling developed Ui England and even the royalty took part in it, the famous international wrestling bout between Henry the 8th of England and Francis 1st of France, and are varied accounts of the outcome of that match. Wrestling was popular among the pioneers of the UnitedStates and frontier stories are full of references to the sport Many of the tales of the physical bravery of Indian fighters and pioneer heroes center about their wrestling skills. Abraham Lincoln won his early fame as wrestling champion of Sangamon County, Illinois. One -might say that a new in the history of wrestling in America started at the modern Olympic Games in 18 96. The inter-collegiate meet on record was held In 19DO between the universities of Yale and Pennsylvania. The popularity of the sport has gradually increased since that time with the formation in 1927 of the wrest' ing committee of the National Collegiate Athletjc.Assqciation. Charles Darwin, the English naturalist, is buried in Westminster Abbey.