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GYMNASTIC GYRATIONS
March 21, 1955
Penn State's gymnasts tumble, twist, stand and climb for a mass portrait
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March 21, 1955

Gymnastic Gyrations

Penn State's gymnasts tumble, twist, stand and climb for a mass portrait

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Upon the superbly coordinated muscles of these eight straining young men rest the main hopes of the Penn State gymnastic team's retaining its NCAA title at Los Angeles next week. The Nittany Lions, under Coach Gene Wettstone, are strongest on the parallel bars (Don Rehm), the trampoline (Chuck Fegley), rope climbing (Burritt Haag), and the captain of this year's team, Karl Schwenzfeier, is a good bet to take the NCAA Ail-Around championship. The Penn State squad will be sweating for its third straight NCAA triumph and next month will move on to the AAU meet at Rochester, N.Y.

Picture key: 1) Donald Rehm, handstand on parallel bars; 2) Dion Weissend, straddle leg support; 3) Chuck Fegley, half turn on trampoline; 4) Bill Paxton, back somersault with layout; 5) Burritt Haag, climbing 20-foot rope; 6) Karl Schwenzfeier, free handstand on rings; 7) Hugh Cline, double leg circles on side horse; 8) Charles Marshall, handstand on floor.

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