The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 22, 1973, Page PAGE 8, Image 8

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by Kim Ball
Joe Carr did not sound like a typical
wrestling fan while he watched his Nebraska
teammates defeat Ft. Hays State 31-9 in a dual
match Friday night in the Coliseum.
Unlike most fans, Carr wasn't yelling to urge
on the Huskers. Silently, he watched from the
sidelines, occasionally breaking into a smile
when a Nebraska wrestler scored points or
pinned an opponent. Wrestling meets have
become disappointing affairs for Carr.
Just one month ago Joe was starting to
blossom as a Husker matman. Carr, a freshman,
was wrestling in the consolation finals of the
Sunshine Open Wrestling Tournament in Miami,
Fla., when disaster struck.
Carr was ahead, 5-2, and in control, when his
opponent stood up and came back down to the
mat. Carr followed him down and slammed his
left arm on the mat in an attempt to avoid the
That was the last move of the season for
Carr. When he came down on his arm, he
dislocated his elbow and broke his wrist.
The injury came when Carr was just
beginning to come into his own, having
compiled a 10-7 record up to that point.
"I was just getting used to college
wrestling," Carr said. "It was quite a change
from high school. I kind of felt I was just fitting
into the groove."
Carr had success while wrestling in high
school. He was named to two high shcool all
American teams. Last summer he won the
138-pound Crown in the National Junior
Olympics Tournament in Birmingham, Ala.
He also accomplished a rare feat as he won
state medals for three different schools in two
Carr placed fourth in the Nebraska State
Meet in his sophomore year, while competing
for Lincoln Southeast. He attended Wentworth
Military Academy during his junior year and
grabbed third in the Missouri State Meet. Last
.year, wrestlinq for Lincoln East, he was
Nebraska state champion at 132 pounds.
Nebraska wrestling coach Orval Borqialli was
enthusiastic in his praise for Carr.
"Joe's probably the most coachable kid I've
ever had the opportunity to coach," Borgialli
said. "He's so polite, you can't believe how
tough he is on the mat. He's really a great one
to work with."
Soft-spoken Carr is already looking forward
to next season. "I want to have a better season
next year," he said.
by Andy Riggs
Lack of experience hurt the NU swimming team Saturday
as it opened its season with a 74-39 loss to defending Big Eight
champ Kansas.
The team has dropped to ten swimmers, but Coach John
Reta says he is still pleased with the effort he is getting from
the team-especially co-captain Spencer Luedke, the team's
.only senior.
Luedke finished second in the 200 yard freestyle, third in
the 500 yard freestyle and swam on the winning freestyle
relay, one of two events Nebraska won.
The other event the Huskers won was the 200 yard
breastroke where Terry Seymour beat his competitors by a
full seven seconds. Seymour also swam in the medley relay and
the 200-yard individual medley, placing second in those
"The Long Christmas vacation hurt our swimmers," Reta
said. "But the kids have worked real hard since we started our
two-a-day practices.
"We have an extremely young team," he continued, the
majority sophomores and freshman. We do fill out all the
events, but in some of them we only have one man. You can't
expect a team so young to beat the defending Big Eight
Kansas won 11 out of 13 events. The Jayhawks have won
five straiqht Biq Eiqht championships and boast three
individual conference champs. Nebraska did win one relay
Saturday, but Kansas did not use its champion relay team
against the Cornhuskers.
The team hosts Northern Iowa in a dual meet Feb 2.
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Although Nebraska's wrestling team is winning, freshman
Joe Carr watches dejectedly. . . he is sidelined for the
season with a dislocated elbow and a broken wrist.
Nebraska All-American
middle guard Rich Glover was
named Thursday night in
Houston as winner of the third
annual Vince Lombardi Award
as the outstanding national
collegiate lineman.
Glover, a 6-1, 235 pounder
from Jersey City, N.J., won the
honor over three other
candidates for the trophy,
named in honor of the former
Green Bay and Washington
coach who died of cancer in
Ruriners-up were Tom
Brahaney of Oklahoma, John
Hannah of Alabama and Jerry
Sisemord of Texas. All three
were All-Americans during the
past season.
The football jersey numbers
of All-Americans Rich Glover
and Johnny Rodgers were
retired at a football awards
banquet Friday night at the
Radisson Cornhusker Hotel.
Glover's No. 79 and Rodgers
No. 20 join No. 60 which was
worn by former Husker star
Tom Brock as the only jerseys
ever retired by the athletic
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daily nebraskan
monday, january 22, 1973