Bob Lutz, 16, of Los Angeles, playing in the Santa Monica tennis championships, reached the finals of the men's singles and juniors and took both titles without dropping a set. He also teamed with his younger brother Don to win the junior doubles—in straight sets, naturally.
Joe Canton, 43, of Watervliet, N.Y., who has been shooting pool for 30 years, earned $3,000 when he survived a protest and defeated three-time World Champion Irving Crane and six others to win the U.S. "Masters" Pocket Billiards Tournament, in Rochester, N.Y.
Charles Plumb, 57, of Syosset, N.Y. proved that youth is not everything as he defeated his son Mike, a 1960 Olympic Equestrian Team member, and eight others to win the rugged U.S. equestrian three-day (dressage, endurance and jumping) event in his third attempt.
Mike Carrozzella, 18, an apprentice jockey from Meriden, Conn. who has a habit of getting his mounts to the front early and staying there, rode six winners (five straight) in one night at Lincoln Downs (R.I.), to boost his total to 118 victories this year—not bad for a bug boy.
September 29, 1963
Mike Woods, 17, of Los Angeles, taught himself the hop-step-and-jump and, in a pair of borrowed shoes, leaped 15 feet eight inches, the best mark ever by a high school student. Only two Americans, Ralph Boston and Darrell Horn, have jumped farther in 1963.
Mike Szemplenski, a 20-year-old left-hander who belongs to the Red Sox, relied on a good curve and struck out 313 for Statesville, N.C. in the Class A Western Carolinas League and 10 more for Winston-Salem of the Carolina League—all in his rookie year in pro ball.