Herb Degner, powerful senior stroke from Wonewoc, Wis., pulled Wisconsin crew up to 39 beat in last-ditch sprint to fight off challenging Syracuse as Badgers earned unexpected victory in IRA regatta.
This is an article from the June 29, 1959 issue
Ramanathan Krishnan, sturdy, phlegmatic Indian Davis Cupper, looked Wimbledon favorites Alex Olmedo and Neale Fraser in eye, set them back on heels in straight sets to win London lawn tennis championship.
Manuel Ycaza, fiery Panamanian, had red-hot week, booting home 14 winners, including Resaca at Belmont (see page 45) and One-Eyed King in Macomber Memorial at Suffolk Downs, in 35 races, pocketed $13,148.
Jim Dobson, husky Oklahoma State sophomore third baseman, hit homer to help Cowboys beat Arizona 5-3 in the NCAA College World Series final at Omaha, batted .455 in six games, was named outstanding player.
Bill Saltonstall Jr., Buzzards Bay sailor and son of Exeter headmaster, won seven of 14 races in Division B, was high point skipper with 95 as Harvard won college dinghy title and Morss Trophy at Cranston, R.I.
Terry McCann, plucky 123½-pounder from Tulsa, saved touring U.S. wrestlers from a shutout in Moscow, winning decision in 12 minutes over Soviet Champion Zamyatin. Russian grapplers won first test 7-1.
Jim Jeffords of Milwaukee pushed Corvette at 78.184-mph clip to win 80-miler at Road America, Wis., but was grounded for 140-mile feature (won by Fred Windridge in Lister-Corvette) when his Scarab broke down.