Answering an Old Challenge

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Answering an Old Challenge

Post by lu_alum » Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:32 am

My hometown historical association posted on their Facebook page an old photo of my father beating Gobel Kline in the 1963 District IV semi-finals. Pleasantly surprised, since I lost his scrapbook in one of my moves. But it also reminded me of the following thread on the old forum, when Legger and the Musclehead called me out. Didn't have the documentation then, but I've recently discovered Newspapers.com...
thewhorehouseisbusy wrote:Gobel Kline, 1969 NCAA champion at 152 lbs. Maryland's last.
mr_ftl wrote:My dad, who was at Maryland prior to transferring to Lock Haven, owns a victory over Kline.
John Henning wrote:....... owns a victory over Gobel Kline in the practice room at Maryland or in competition while at Lock Haven? What year and who was your father?
Legger wrote:**** John I will be very surprised if you get a straight answer from "mr_ft". I think he is another poster who likes to remain hidden in cyber space. Who knows maybe he will surprise me.
Teammates at Maryland in the Fall of 1965, Dad transferred to be closer to home and married my mom in April of 1966 (RS Frosh photo below). Their HS post-season summaries:

Kline: FR: 120-Section 2nd; SO: 127-District SF (lost to George Cronrath); JR: 127-Regional 2nd (lost to eventual State Champ); SR: 138-Section 2nd (undefeated, lost to eventual Regional 2nd)

Cronrath: FR: 120-not on post-season roster; SO: 127-District 2nd (lost to Reg champ); JR: 145-State 1st; SR: 154-Suspended from team in early Feb (was undefeated at the time)

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Re: Answering an Old Challenge

Post by HFO » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:12 pm

It is good when others are shown errors of their way.
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Post by drd5748 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:08 pm

Very cool and precise stuff, 'Cronie' ... interesting! Thx for sharing.

Reminds me of the night I attended LU win at ASU in '19 and entered the post-game LU reception. Quickly spotted a good-looking couple, one was Lee Martucci '81 (impressed with my memory? Umm, name tags help a lot). Had a really chat after re-introducing myself, quickly citing his most impressive wrestling stat which some of you whizzes will readily recall; Lee's doing very well in his life in Colorado (sorry, I forget his job) ... in hs at Council Rock he owned not one but three wins over John Reich, future Navy stud class of '83 (1 of 3 best-ever Mids). With injuries a factor, Lee finished 1-2 for us at 158, highlight was an 11-10 dual win on 1-29-80 vs. Springfield U. It would be the last of 10 mtgs for LU-Springfield.
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Post by Richb-3 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:47 am

Assume Martucci was 82 unless he graduated early. He came in with Burley, Weaver, Schuyler, Turner who were all 5 years, graduating in 83
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Re: Answering an Old Challenge

Post by jimk72 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:30 am

Ah yes. District 4 and the Central Susquehanna Valley in the early sixties. Tremendous wrestling tradition in that area. Warrior Run, which still is a fairly small school in the Watsontown area, always had a very good program. As a Milton graduate ('68) I was thrilled when Milton's Ryan Preisch was at Lehigh.

My reason for posting is that in those days there was just one class for each weight. So winning a district title back in '63 meant you had to beat EVERYBODY in the district regardless of school size.

Also from that immediate area and era, another tremendous wrestler from tiny Hughesville high, Clyde Frantz. A Pa. state champ and later a Lehigh tormentor at Penn State during the end of the '60s. A close friend of mine had to wrestle Frantz our sophomore year in Milton. It didn't last long.
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Re: Answering an Old Challenge

Post by mookie » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:47 am

Clyde Frantz 1946 - 2016.
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Post by Richb-3 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:51 pm

mookie wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:47 am Clyde Frantz 1946 - 2016.
Is that year of birth accurate? He and I both finished HS in 1967. I was born in 1949. ?????
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Post by gimpeltf » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:57 pm

Richb-3 wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:51 pm
mookie wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:47 am Clyde Frantz 1946 - 2016.
Is that year of birth accurate? He and I both finished HS in 1967. I was born in 1949. ?????
Frantz, Clyde William Clyde William Frantz, age 67, passed away at his home in Corrales on May 19, 2016 with his wife by his side. He was born on April 11, 1949 in Muncy, PA and was raised in Hughesville, PA.
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