May 17, 1967 P O S T S C R I P T Bob Hallman Has Successful Season Bob Hallm an W restles Toward One of His Tw enty-one Victories All sports seasons must event ually come to an end, and that of wrestling is no exception. The training tapers off, the uniforms are turned in to be cleaned and stored in anticipation of another season and the athletes, at least for a while, must reflect on the past season and contemplate the next. Rob Hallman is no exception; he is, however, an exceptional wres tler. Bob hails from Hatfield. Penn sylvania, where he attended North Penn High School. His impres sive 52-win, 9-loss record was cli maxed in 1965 when he became Pennsylvania State Champion at 95 pounds. As a member of the 1966-1967 Paul Smith's wrestling team. Bob continued to add more laurels to his wrestling careei*. Bob’s duel meet record was 21 -1, losing only to Botting of Broome Tech. Incidentally, Bob wrestled the entire dual-meet season at 123 pounds, considerably above his slight 110-pound weight. At the Annual Christmas Classic, hosted by Hudson Valley C.C., Bob came away the 123-pound champion. Against stiff competition in the Region III Championships, Bob took third place, the only spot the Bobcats were able to capture. Post-season tournaments find an unusual assortment of wrestlers from high schools, junior colleges, four-year colleges, and athletic clubs in what may appear to the spectator as a series of disoriented matches amounting to mass con fusion. In reality, the competition here is the best to be found at any tournament during the regular season. It is not uncommon to find two to three hundred wrestlers from teams and athletic clubs com peting in a full day of wrestling, tournament style. At the first of these post-season tournaments hosted by the Binghamton Boys' Club, Bob took a hard-earned third place at 115 pounds, losing only to Mike Watson of Corning C.C. April 15th found Bob at the season’s final tournament in El mira, N.Y. For the first time since his high school career, Rob wrest led at his normal 109 pounds. The competition was keen and the day long; for Rob, it was the climax of another successful wrestling season. Rob won the finals to be come the 109-pound Champion. In addition, he took home the trophy for having the most pins in the least aggregate time. As a fitting climax to the day and the season, Rob was voted the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament! The uniforms have been turned in, the training and work-outs have tapered off, and the trophies are resting on a shelf in room 22 at Currier Dorm. For an excep tional wrestler a season has ended; for Rob Hallman, there will be an other to follow. I n q u i r i n g R e p o r t e r by Scott Bortz Do you think a two-year degree is underrated? Robert Rice: Well, it has been close to two years now and I can state that the degree offered in Hotel Management is far ‘off-base’ for the time and effort put into the work. Through these two years, though, you can bet you’ll learn one thing — to get a hair cut. Ed Filipowski: I have learned a great deal about the hotel busi ness here at Paul Smith’s, but the degree’s greatest asset was no military training for two years. Curt Driscoll: Today the con sensus of opinion seems to be to look down on a two-year degree, but most business firms, when re viewing applicants, are looking for a trainable mind. A degree, even two years, proves that the applicant has these qualities. Therefore, I would tend to be lieve that this degree is sufficient. Phili]> Leonidas: I think that a two-year degree is vastly under rated. The reason I say this is because I think that if I ti'ied to get a job with a two-year degree, an employer wouldn’t give it more consideration than a high school diploma. This. I feel, is unfair be cause you have two more years working and a great deal of extra money. JOKE Joe: Now that Spring is here, let's go swimming. Gus: I can’t until I sew the hole in the knee of my bathing suit. SARANAC LAKE HARDW ARE, Inc. 33 M ain S treet — Phone 891 3770 • Hardware — Housewares Sporting Goods W O O D S M E N ’S MEET (Continued from page 1) fishing and wood events were held. The “A” Team captured first place in the fishing events, bait casting and fly casting. The next event was pulp throw ing, the goal in this event is to throw three pieces of pulpwood fifteen feet and have them land in a certain area. They have to put the wood in that area 36 times. Again Paul Smith’s proved best, and took team honors for that event. The team continued to build up points, they also won the next event, scoot loading. In this event, two men, Phil Rrown and Rutch Lane, had to put three twelve foot logs on a ramp which is about three feet high. The team then ran into troubles, and managed to come up in only fourth place in each of the next three events — log rolling, split ting, and fire building. The team got back on the right track, though, in the rest of the days events. Rob Meyer and Jim Runyan, in tree felling event came in first place with 81 points for ac curacy and one-hundred points for speed. Next was cross-cut sawing and again first place and one-hundred points. Then came bow-sawing and a close race developed between Paul Smith’s and Nichols. Our boys had to settle for a second to the more experienced four year school. Then, as the afternoon wore on, it was time for the favorite spectator event, speed chopping. Three men chopped for each team, and each had to cut once througn a ten inch log. For Paul Smith’s, Rutch Lane, Mike Mullarney, and Don Dozier did the chopping. Again it went right down to the wire and again Paul Smith’s hart to settle for a second place. Finishing Saturday’s events was the pack-board race. In this event, a six man relay race with a fifty pound pack over a mile and a half course is held. Some parts of the Page 7 course are fairly flat, while others are hilly and muddy to test each team’s endurance and ability to go through various conditions. The third man in the relay, Dozier, put Paul Smith’s into the lead, and Mullarney and Runyan following him increased the lead. Rut, it was Rrown who sprinted his entire sec tion at a fantastic speed to give Paul Smith’s first place without anyone coming close. Saturday’s events had been ex tremely successful as the team managed to capture six first plac es, two seconds, and three fourths. On Sunday, canoeing was held, and the Robcats again dominated. Mullarney and Dozier sped to first place in the doubles event. Runyan took first place in the portage event and the team, Run- van and Rrown, took first place in that event. In the singles event, Meyer had a fantastic time, only to discover that he had over run two buoys. Overall, the team had to settle for sixth place in this event. Paul Smith’s had a total of 1480 points out of a possible 1600. The team averaged 92 points out of 100 in each event. Nichols, who won last year, was second with 1379 points, Maine was third, and Paul Smith’s “R” Team was fourth, fol lowed by Colby, Dartmouth, Uni versity of Massachusetts, West Point, and “R” Team from Nich ols, Maine, Dartmouth, University of Mass. and W est Point. The “R” Team, which made an excellent showing, was made up of captain Rob Sheppard, Jeff Weath- erbee, Rob Jardine, Don Hayes, Noel Wiggins, and Zeke Ewald. The alternate was Ken Swarner. The best showing that the team made, occurred when Weatherbee and Jardine managed to capture third place, only a couple of sec onds short of first place in the doubles canoeing event. The team was also first among the “R” Teams in the pack-board race, and had a time of third overall. The “R” Team also managed to place second overall in the log rolling event! “Much thanks has to go,” says Coach Hoyt, “to the Hotel stu dents who set up the field kithen, cooked all of the meals, and even slept in tents. Also, Mr. Cardin, the student coaches, Al Fullex*, John Kennedy, Russ McKittrick, and Rill Rodenbach have to be thanked for helping get the boys in shape this past spring. The teams worked hard all spring and their determination paid off handsome ly.” Overall, the Robcats took four of the five trophies awarded. They received the Quillian-Rrazil Tro phy, the top trophy awarded. They also received the overall weekend trophy, the fishing trophy, and the canoeing trophy. Now the team will return to working on the Forestry Club cab in, but all are speculating about next year’s team, in which the en tire “R” Team will return, trying out for “A\ Team positions, along with Rutch Lane of this years “A” Team.