Vic Niederhoffer, 18-year-old Harvard sophomore from Brooklyn who took up squash only last year, captured the national junior championship at Middlesex School, Concord, Mass., defeating Bill Morris of Philadelphia, the event's defending champion.
Cindy Stock of Clayton, Mo., a 10-year-old swimmer, won six of nine races in three weeks in the Ozark Association AAU 10-and-under division, set new district records in the 100-yard breast-stroke and the 100-yard backstroke, scored 897 out of 900 points.
Erling Hansen, Seattle lumber executive, after tracking for a day and a half on Kodiak Island, Alaska, set unofficial record with an Alaska brown bear, whose skull measurements score 30 13/16 points. He killed the bear from 20 yards away with a .30-06 rifle.
Rex Adams, 21-year-old senior with an A-minus average, a guard on Duke's alternate football unit and son of a West Virginia coal miner, was granted a Rhodes scholarship to study modern history at Oxford and prepare for a career in politics or public service.
January 22, 1962
Cliff Richey, freckle-faced son of Dallas tennis pro George Richey, won the singles title in the national junior indoor matches at St. Louis. Cliff beat former doubles partner Steve Stockton, then jumped the net to hug him. Said Steve of his friendly foe: "Tough as nails."
Sets Kanamoto of Los Angeles, 32-year-old superintendent of a paper goods company, raced in four events scored 651 points out of a possible 780, finished on top after four days of racing at Las Vegas, became the first International Go Kart racing champion.