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St. in in by An-ppIps far six-inning in ov, -The in at Spotlight: Jug Beck Spartan Confidence Matter of Record By Les Rickey Independent Record Sportswriter BUTTE— IL was nrellv much an accepted thine durins; the opening rounds of the state wrestling tournament— Missoula Sentinel was set to take its lltii stale championship in the 12- 12- year history ot inc spon in Montana. Jug Here, wrestling coach Sentinel since 1955 when he left 'Champaign, III., was a marked contrast to the 31 other coaches al the tournament. He was relaxed and confident. At Warmiin Mat Other coaches stood on the sidelines of the three mats in the Butte Civic Center, shout- shout- :nii n; trucuons and sivine. sup port Jo their wrestlers. Berg seldom snowea up ai matside. He left that to tiis as sistants—sometimes — and in stead walked around warmuo area, sneakine softly to his 11 wrestlers, most of whom urii-Pl.'icc urii-Pl.'icc urii-Pl.'icc vriniii.i" divisional tournament i snula. He talked easily will, nlher coaches, Willi officials, with re-rwrters. re-rwrters. re-rwrters. and with wrestlers frum opposing Seams. He joked with spectators ana ncipea nis— ana other—wrestlers worn out. His nerfurmaitee is no reflec tion- tion- on other coaches in the sport. He works with the confidence confidence born of tradition— his wrestlers win. Basics Only other coaches note, teaches basic wrestling, without trills or snowmansnip. "That fancv stuff is fine when you're using 'it against someone you can beat anyhow," Berg saia aurtng a areas: nelwuen miatches. ft was during the 120 oound weiffht matches, the onlv class in whicn bentinel was not represented at tne state tourna ment. "' Wtj-jii Wtj-jii Wtj-jii vou go into state finals or up against a good wrestler, tnat ]unk usl diiesn I work. Berg said. "You have to de pend ull Rn;:d 1.1,7:. u WIVJII |;n you don't win.:' Lie-re Lie-re Lie-re saia Ins mi i-ll i-ll i-ll H" nu calisthenics during practice. ;They exercise on their own. "We work on nothing hut wrestling. The kids work out on llieir own time. When thev prac tice, mey wrestle. Git For Pins What does he concentrate nr when training wrestlers? "Pins. They're the onlv thine that counts. The rest of it' if you are trying tor a pm, comes as sure as mud follows rain. When work far a Din. vou tgir. points as you go along." His team has a phenomenal record. In addition to 11 state titles. Sentinel has turned out 58 or so slate champions. They iaverage six to seven state cna Scores [ l t-',vi-HT«n t-',vi-HT«n t-',vi-HT«n t-',vi-HT«n t-',vi-HT«n 74. Gflrnldine j DeHerrera Dethroned BILLINGS (AP) - Ahe Dc Herrera of Rawlins, Wyo., seven seven year veteran of Gulden Gloves competition, and defending defending regional featherweight champion, was dethroned Saturday Saturday night in tlie finals of the 17th annual Midland Empire Golden Gloves regional tourna ment. Buddy McKay of Missoula look-DeHerrera's look-DeHerrera's look-DeHerrera's title by a popular popular unanimous decision. Larry Richards of Butte suc-icssmllv suc-icssmllv suc-icssmllv defended his hanlam- hanlam- wuight crown against Sonny Jar-millo Jar-millo Jar-millo of Rawlins. Wvo. tne Miniana empire cnam- cnam- nious wi advance to ine na tional Golden Gloves tournament tournament in Sail Lake City, March 20-23. 20-23. 20-23. pions a year and never less than three. Tn only one year-HS6— year-HS6— year-HS6— did iv.:nlih::: ni.:-s ni.:-s ni.:-s tnai.uw ,i sinEu individual champion, and fliev 'still ivoti (lis state trophy on team pomls. How docs he do it? "Numbers and tradition," Berg replied. "We win matches, matches, and that cives our wrestlers eoUidence. lias year, wn hud J'TI fill r ',M'Pl..ll!lG. Vvl'Ve nua as manv as zuu turn out. Bere is a wrestler himself. and not a large ane. This six- six- loot snor swr: er nod o in) ins licau Ui luuK at mm. and weighs around 145. He wrestled at Duke Univer sity in 1944-45 1944-45 1944-45 while there on the Navy's V-12 V-12 V-12 program for of- of- li 'i r :r.ii'iinu. He wen;, lo Lor. ; <Jo eee. towa. as a student and wrestled there for three vcars. He then moved on to Michi gan to sttidv for his master' rieurce, carrying with him the coueRiate aau cnammonsnio. nr: «ssistsni coacn at Michigan, then moved on to the isilv ot as sistant coach, a post he held for tnree years. H" i-n.ii'lmn i-n.ii'lmn i-n.ii'lmn ,v ' ilauiPS Kn III., until 1S55, when he moved to Montana to help open up the sport scnoiasiicatiy. unty lie and Helena Coach Jack Colin rp. main of the original wrestling coacnes in tne state. Touehesf Ever UUiei coacnes at tne tourna ment were nut Eivincr Sentinel, particularly Great Falls Public, but mast agreed that Sentinel was the team to beal. and it would he tough to do. The psychological factor that works for Sentinel works in rc- rc- vi i sc against other teams. "Thev nsvche us out, there's no doubt that," said one state coach. "Some of our kids are best, ill duals before they ever get onto tne mat. tsu nev re toue i. another added. "They're always tough and thev set toueher everv year. Right now, they're the toughest team in tne state s history." history." I

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  1. The Independent Record,
  2. 10 Mar 1968, Sun,
  3. Page 5

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