Danny Craite, 13, of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. won the J. C. Morrison handicap event in trapshooting at Vandalia, Ohio by breaking 73 of 75 targets in a shootoff. Danny, who has been shooting three years, also won the sub-junior title.
Woody Thompson, of Erie, Pa., 6'2", 210-pound fullback and state schoolboy heavyweight wrestling champion, rushed for 126 yards in 25 attempts and scored three touchdowns to lead the West to a 34-20 win in the Pennsylvania Football Classic in Hershey.
Captain Wayne E. Rollings, 30, of Elloree, S.C. did 17,000 sit-ups nonstop to break the previous world record of 15,011 set in 1966 by an FBI agent. The feat required seven hours and 27 minutes for the marine, who is stationed in Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Dr. Fran Conley, a brain surgeon at Stanford University Hospital, won the women's division of the Bay to Breakers 7.8-mile race in San Francisco. Mrs. Conley, whose husband Phil threw the javelin in the 1956 Olympics, ran the distance in 50:44.
September 12, 1971
Tom Walsh, of the victorious New York Athletic Club, was named MVP at the 1971 Men's AAU outdoor water polo championships. All-America Goalie Walsh led the NYAC, which is also defending indoor titlist, to a 7-0 tournament record.
Kerry King, 10, of Tampa, who has been competing in judo since December 1968 and has never failed to place, was the youngest "outstanding contestant" in the history of the national juniors, taking the 10-year-old lightweight (under 75 pounds) title.