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Female weiohflifter no
By Becky Morgan
What started out as a joke may end in national
recognition for UNL junior Becky Chapman.
Chapman is a weightlifter who recently won
the 114 lb. weight class in the university
intramural weight lifting tourney on March 15.
The day before the meet, Chapman and a
friend (Ann Rains) decided to report for
weigh-ins "just to see what would happen,"
' Chapman said.
UNL weightlifting coach Boyd Epley took the
women seriously and showed them how to lift
weights correctly. (In power weightlifting there
are three lifts: the dead lift, bench press and
'To be different'
"We decided to go through with it and
participate in the contest," Chapman said, "just
to be different."
Just being different won Chapman the honor
of being the first female - intramural power
weightlifting champion in Nebraska. Rains was
third in the 132 lb. class.
Chapman lifted a total of 380 lbs. in the
contest. (Dead lift 225 lbs., squat 100 lbs. and
bench press 55 lbs.) 1
Hans are being made for Chapman to
participate in the state weightlifting meet in
Omaha April 26, Epley said.
"She may be the only registered female power
lifter in the nation," Epley said. "There are three
registered female Olympic weightlifters," he
added. Olympic weightlifting involves two lifts
instead of three.
Chapman will train three days a week for the
next three weeks preparing for the meet.
Help from men
"I though it would be neat to be in something
different," she said. "The guys laughed at first,
but halfway through the meet they realized I was
serious and started helping me."
Chapman is planning on joining the UNL
weightlifting club. She will be its first female
"The weightlifting club is open to ,all
students," Epley said. "Lifting weights can be
usePas a tool to improve one's figure as well as
building a good physique. Individuals follow a
program that suits them specifically."
Membership fees are $10 per year.
The weightlifting room is in the North
stadium fieldhouse. It is open Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p jn.
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photo by Kevin Hsy
Becky Chapman, UNL's first woman
weightlifter, recently won the 114 lb. weight
class in the University intramural
weightlifting tourney. She hopes to
participate in the state meet April 26.
Despite wet, muddy ground
Intramural soccer play starts
By Pete Wegman
Neither rain nor snow nor
sleet nor dead of night will
keep the mailman from his
appointed rounds, or so the
saying goes. Apparently the
same holds true for UNL's
intramural soccer teams,
according to Gail Wiedow,
The intramural soccer
season begins tonight at
Cather-Pound field, despite
possible wet and muddy
playing conditions, Wiedow
"If it were up to me, I'd
rather not have the guys
slipping and sliding around out
there," Wiedow said. "But
we're so short on time, we'll
probably have to push the
soccer schedule a little."
The program ha3 attracted
24 teams with 360 players this
year, compared to eight teams
Six four-team leagues have
formed for the season,
according to Wiedow. Each
team will play the others in its
league once for a three-game
regular season schedule.
The six league champions
then will advance to a single
elimination tournament to be
held during the week of April
29 to determine the
Wiedow said that since
soccer was added during the
year because of student
interest, it wasn't included in
the Office of Recreation's
He said trophies and T-shirts
will be awarded to the top
teams, if there is enough
Games will be played
Sunday, Monday and
Wednesday nights at 6, 7, 8
and 9 p.m. Consisting of two
25,-minute halves, the games
will be played on a field
marked out at the
"We're hampered because
the lights are so close there. We
had to reduce the length and
wiuiii of the field from the
official size," Wiedow said.
Each team is allowed eight
players on the field at a time.
However, only two players
from the University of
Nebraska soccer team will be
allowed on any team.
Wiedow, in his first year at
UNL, said "to the best of my
knowledge, last year was the
first time recently that soccer
has been an intramural sport."
He added that records show
soccer was an intramural sport
through part of the 1 960s.
"I guess it's a case of
something phased out and then
put back in again," he said.
Wiedow said he has been"
assisted in the planning by
soccer club president Jim
Schedule for Wednesday, April 9
6:00-Ag Men v. Sigma Nu
7 : GG-Cor n h us k s r Co-OO V. Heponer
Hall 8:00-Shct Kickeri.v. Chi Phi
9:00-lntero8t1onal House Vi. Theta
Schedule for Sunday, April 13
6 00-Delta Upsilon vs. Acacia
7:00-Harper 2 vi. Totally Lacking
8:00-Rugby Club v. Phi Gamma
Delta "B" 9:00-A!pha Tau Omega
v. Beta Theta Pi
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There are openings for
secretary and treasurer for the
Women's Athletic Association
Board. Pick up applications at
Gail Whitaker's office, 127
WPE. Deadline for applying is
Monday April 14. For further
information contact Tam
Thietje, 477-61 11.
The UNL ski club will hold
its last meeting for the
semester at the Chateau Le
Fleur clubhouse tonight at 6
p.m. Officers will be elected.
For further information call
The UNL baseball team had
to cancel two doubleheaders
with Buena Vista College
because of weather.
The football team also had
to limit practice because of wet
grounds. The scrimmage
scheduled for Monday will be
It's rodeo time again in Lincoln! On April 1 1 & 12 it's our
8th annual NIRA approved rodeo in the Coliseum at the
State Fairgrounds. The evening performances begin at 8:00
and the Saturday afternoon rodeo begins at 1:30. Come
join the fun!
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA RODEO CLUB
WILLIAM ( HIS FEIEKSS )
WITH 39 BUD GAIIS
SUMMER CURRICULUM (June
Photography I & II
Pottery, Glass Blowing,
Design Metal, Design Fabric
Folklore of Mexico
17 -August 15,1975)
1st & 2nd Year Spanish
Intensive Spanish I & II
Sp. Am. Lit. 19th & 20th
taught in Spanish
Workshop on Mexican Culture (July 18-August 15)--series of
lectures by experts on Mexican society & culture, current &
past. Participants, with students in the . Mesoamerican
Pre-History course, will take a 2-week field trip to the Yucatan
to visit the archaelogical sites of Teotihuacan, Tres Zapotes,
Palenque, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Monte Alban, Mitla, and will
also visit the Musuem of Anthropology in Mexico City.
COST: Non-Resident Tuition & Fees: Summer $189; Fall &
Spring $473; Winter $493; Housing wfami!y $lG0month;
other cost extra.
CONTACT: International Programs, Central Washington
State College, Eliensburg, WA 98926. Phone (509) 963-3612.
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