43 Wrestlers to Vie for Maccabiad
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43 Wrestlers to Vie for Maccabiad

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The first of the American final elimination tests to determine the United States Maccabi team to the second world Maccabiad will be held tomorrow night at the Bronx Y. M. H. A., 171st street and Fulton avenue.

Forty-three wrestlers, with an eye to Palestine and the Jewish world athletic games, have entered the rubber matches. These athletes, representing fourteen organizations in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Wilmington, Hartford, Bethlehem, Pa., and Ithaca, N. Y., will compete in the eight official weight divisions recognized by the Amateur Athletic Union ranging from 112 pounds to 175 pounds and over.


The feature bout of the evening and the one which has aroused the greatest interest among the Maccabi contenders is centered in the 135-pound class which has drawn the entries of Max Hurwitz, Cornell’s intercollegiate champion: Murray Adelman, of the Ninety-second Street Y. M. H. A. The latter is the metropolitan senior A. A. U. and national Y. M. H. A. champion and has not been defeated in a wrestling match this season. Sol Goldman, of the Philadelphia Y. M. H. A., former national “Y” champion is also ente ed in this weight division tomorrow night.

Entry blanks for the final Maccabi tryouts in track and field, which will be held at the 102nd Engineers Armory on February 27, can be secured at the offices of the United States Maccabi Association, 122 West Forty-second street.

A complete program of events has been arranged by Pinkie Sober, chairman of the Maccabi track and field committee. The outstanding Jewish athletes in the country, including Milton Sandler, 600-meter champion; Harry Hoffman, relay sensation; Mortimer Reznick, former intercollegiate and national weight champion; Ed Siegel, metropolitan sprint champion; Abe Rosenkrantz. Michigan Normal, half-miler; Dr. Lillian Copeland, of Los Angeles, Olympic discus throw champion, are expected to file their entries.


{SPAN}###our{/SPAN} Jewish tennis players, representing two of the nine teams entered in the New York State Indoor Intercollegiate Tennis championship Tourney, are the {SPAN}##eded{/SPAN} stars of the meet sponsored for the first time by Long Island University. Play will begin this afternoon at the 106th Regiment Armory, Brooklyn.

David Geller, captain of the New York University tennis team and runner-up in the singles last year, heads the singles draw this season in which nineteen will start. Ernest Koslan, slated for a berth on the United States Maccabi tennis team is seeded second, while Eddie ##berg is third. These two boys ### from N. Y. U. Bernard Freedman, seeded fourth, is the only representative of City College in the upper brackets.

Teams from St. John’s University, Long Island University, Seth Low College, Brooklyn College, and Brooklyn College of Pharmacy have been entered in addition to those named. Play will also be held in the doubles and will continue until Tuesday.

In all there are fifteen Jewish players in a field of nineteen starters.


It took the high scoring of a Jewish sharpshooting basketeer from Yale to hand the hitherto all-conquering New York University basketball team its first setback in twenty-eight games. Phil Klein, of the old Eli quintet, led the Blue attack with nine points. He opened the scoring with a field goal and kept Yale in the running until his teammates hit their stride. Once the Yale men got under way there was no stopping them.

The Violet, an all-Jewish quintet, wilted before the sensational spurt of Yale in the second half that overcame a six point lead and came through with three field goals in the overtime period to defeat N. Y. U. for the first time in two seasons.

Leonard Maidman and Willie Rubenstein were top-scorers for the Hall of Famers with nine and eight points respectively.


The Beaver quintet, led by Captain Sam Winograd, will try for its twelfth victory of the sixteen game C. C. N. Y.-Manhattan series which began in 1909. By virtue of its surprising victory over Temple last week, the C. C. N. Y. five is favored to repeat its 1933 triumph over the Jaspers. Sid Katz, varsity man of a year ago, who has just returned to school, was of considerable help in the Temple victory.

Navy, with Bob Mandelkorn, tackles the N. Y. U. basketballers who are junketing around the country. The middies are a powerful outfit and should hand the Violet another defeat for a few reasons. One, the fact that the N. Y. U. morale may have been exploded by the Yale defeat. Only the game against Georgetown may bolster their ebbing team spirit if the Violets take it by a goodly margin. Should N. Y. U. lose to Georgetown tonight there is no doubt but that Navy, the team that has already sent the Pitt five to the bottom, will also sink the N. Y. U. men.

Long Island University’s basketball streak of eleven games will also be endangered tonight when the Blackbirds meet the George Washington University quintet tonight. The Washington o# tfit came up with a recorded triumph over Geneva College, the squad that administered L. I. U.’s lone defeat. However, the Colonials were not successful against Drake University, the team that L. I. U. set back.

The Manhattan-City clash will be played at the Garden in the opening number of a twin bill. Fordham and Purdue will meet in the final game for the first time on a basketball court. The Rams and the Boilermakers have made gridiron history in their few clashes and according to advance reports on both teams this basketball game should prove a thriller. The Purdue team is considered one of the best in the Big Ten Conference.


Danny Taylor, greatest of a long line of scholastic shot putters hailing from New Utrecht, will defend a crown in the National championships at Madison Square Garden on the afternoon of February 23.

Danny was the winner last year with a toss of fifty-five feet one and one-half inches. He was recently picked on Dan Ferris’s national all-scholastic squad, the lone New Yorker and one of the very few Jewish athletes.

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