Stewart Morris, London hops merchant and winner of Prince of Wales Cup, main championship of the international 14-foot dinghy class, was named England's Yachtsman of the Year. Morris calls his present dinghy Gossip, because "nothing gets around faster."
Jay Rand Jr., 11-year-old son of a ski-jumping father, made two leaps of 64 and 67 feet on specially constructed 25-meter hill at Bear Mountain, N.Y. to top 18 rivals in the 11-or-under class in the Metropolitan Junior Ski Jumping Tournament before 8,000 spectators.
Marilee Hohmann, 19-year-old from Fairmont, W. Va. and a sophomore at West Virginia U., now ranks fourth in scoring on the Mountaineer rifle squad. She is the first coed ever to compete on a school athletic team, took her first rifle award when she was 11.
Arthur Rubin, 57, of Brooklyn, who won the international three-cushion billiard tournament last year in Argentina with nine straight victories after losing his opening match, was named World Three-Cushion Champion by Billiard Room Proprietors Assn. of America.
March 12, 1962
Homer Barr, former Eastern heavyweight wrestling champion at Penn State, completed his fifth straight unbeaten season as coach at State College (Pa.) HS by beating DuBois. In six seasons, Barr's teams have a 66-1 record, with 64 consecutive dual-meet wins.
Eric Klaussmann, 17-year-old senior at Deerfield (Mass.) Academy and captain of the swimming squad, led the relay team to three national prep records in four weeks with victories in the 200-and 400-yard medleys (he swam butterfly) and the 200-yard freestyle.