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1959-1960 School Year
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Front Row: Lindsley, Puckett, Peterson, Ables, Westerdahl, Sjodahl. Back Row: McClure, Predvichny, Sullivan, Young, Fischer.

This year the wrestling team stopped their losing streak of 17 games over three seasons. However, the streak was snapped by a tie, so the Tigers ended the season without winning a meet for the last 20 events.

The closest and hardest fought meets were with Marshall, Henry and Central.  In all of these meets, both teams were paired up so closely that a loss or tie was decided by one match. Central defeated our Tigers 30-25.  Henry won 28-26.  Marshall and South tied 26-26.

The other losses were 33-19 to North, 46-7 to Roosevelt, 38-14 to Vocational, 43-13 to Washburn and 33-23 to West.

The three wrestlers responsible for South’s six-man threat were Jim Fischer, a four year veteran and team captain, Bill  Young, Nick Predvichny, Marv McClure, Jim Sullivan, and Marv Sjodahl.

McClure and Sjodahl were in their first year on the team and their lack of experience proved to be their biggest opponent   on   the mat.  Even with those disadvantages, these six proved almost as threatening to may city titles as lions are to lambs.

South managed to send two wrestlers, Jim Fischer and Bill Young, to the Region V Tournament.  Fischer tied for the City championship and Young placed second in the city.

Robert Rainey returned to the team as Head Coach after taking a year off to attend the University of Minnesota where he was taking classes to obtain his Doctor’s Degree.

The top returnees for next year will be Bill Young, Nick Predvichny, Jasket Puckett and Leon Peterson.  Also up and coming from the “B” Squad will be Harry Dodge, a very promising 165 pounder.