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1928-1929 Men's Gymnastics
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Front Row: Hogan (no first name given), Levern Larson, Robert Brademan. Middle Row: Sidney Falk, Ronald Blowers, Stanley Grove, Bertram Thornton, Frank Pettigrew. Back Row: Roland Fischer, Lewellyn Martin, Merten Crooker, Head Coach George Conklin, Berkley Ertl, Robert Lane, Saadia Gelb.

The 1928-1929 gymnastics season began with a group of athletes who had very little experience in gymnastics.  Not much was expected of the team. 

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Merton Crooker performs a near perfect hand stand on the parallel bar.
Ronald Blowers, the team captain, was the only advanced veteran to return to the team.

 

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Bertram Thornton "rides" the horse.

The Polars only victory of the season cane in a dual against Roosevelt. 

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Sidney Falk is ready for take off on the rings.
However, the Teddies gained revenge by defeating the Polars in the conference meet and the Northwestern meet.