Florida State Men's Gymnastics - 1951-52 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Gymnastics - 1951-52 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Hartley Price, Head Coach

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1951-52 Winter Sports Press Guide


1951-52 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Gene Abrahamson, 5-7, 145, Oakland, CA

Don Holder, 5-7, 155, Jersey City, NJ

Dick Ireland, 5-8, 165, Chicago, IL

Alan Marcus, 5-8, 150, Philadelphia, PA

Al Ruda, 5-7, 150, Chicago, IL

Jim Tanaka, 5-7, 145, Philadelphia, PA


1951-52 Roster - By Name

L
T                                       PY
R Name                  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* Gene Abrahamson       5-7   145  Fr        Oakland, CA
* Eddie Evans                      Sr   *    Altamonte Springs
* Dick Gutting          5-9   140  So   *    Chicago, IL
* Bob Hicks                                  Sarasota
* Don Holder            5-7   155  Fr        Jersey City, NJ (Dickinson)
* Dick Ireland          5-8   165  Fr        Chicago, IL (Thornton)
  Alan Marcus           5-8   150  Fr        Philadelphia, PA
* Jack Miles            5-6   135  So   *    Philadelphia, PA (Germantown)
* Carmine Regna         5-4   110  Jr   **   Jersey City, NJ (Dickinson)
* Joe Regna             5-4   127  Jr   **   Jersey City, NJ (Dickinson)
* Al Ruda               5-7   150  Fr        Chicago, IL
* Jack Sharp            5-11  143  Jr   *    Philadelphia, PA (Illinois)
* Pat Signorelli        5-6   146  So   *    Jersey City, NJ (Dickinson)
* Jim Tanaka            5-7   145  Fr        Philadelphia, PA (Central)
* Ben Wallace           5-5   140  So        Savannah, GA (Savannah)
* Larry Weston          5-6   138  So   *    Marianna (Marianna)
Lettermen from the 1953 FSU Winter Sports Media Guide, page 16 and the Tallahassee Democrat, May 18, 1952, page 7.
From the 1953 FSU Winter Sports Media Guide, page 17.

1952 - Season record: Won 4, Lost 2. Also NCAA Champions, Florida AAU, Southern Intercollegiate Gymnastics League, and Georgia AAU team champions. Captain: Jack Sharp.


1951-52 All-Americans

Name                     NCAA Championships
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Dick Gutting             Trampoline (1st)
                         Tumbling (5th)

Don Holder               All-Around (4th)
                         Side Horse (7th)
                         High Bar (8th)
                         Parallel Bars (8th)
                         Rope Climb (8th)

Dick Ireland             Trampoline (10th)

Jack Miles               All-Around (5th)
                         Flying Rings (5th)

Carmine Regna            High Bar (3rd)
                         Parallel Bars (5th)

Joe Regna                Side Horse (4th)
                         Flying Rings (7th)

Jack Sharp               Flying Rings (1st)
                         Rope Climb (7th)

Larry Weston             Tumbling (10th)

All-Americans -  8

1951-52 Schedules and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
01/10
 
A
NORTH CAROLINA W 83-29
01/12
 
A
ARMY L 46-49
01/14
 
A
NAVY L 40-56
01/16
 
A
DUKE W 75.5-36.5
02/16
 
H
FLORIDA AAU 1st Place
03/15
 
H
SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE 1st Place
03/22
Ref
N
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
March 21-22, 1952, Boulder, Co
1st Place
04/08
 
A
MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN
Tri-Meet
W 93-26
04/08
 
N
NORTHWESTERN STATE
Tri-Meet, Hattiesburg, Ms
W 93-54
04/20
 
N
GEORGIA AAU
Atlanta, Ga
1st Place
04/26
 
N
NATIONAL AAU CHAMPIONSHIP
April 25-26, 1952, University Park, Pa
2nd Place
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    4- 2     0- 0     3- 2     1- 0


FLORIDA STATE 83, NORTH CAROLINA 29
01/10/1952, CHAPEL HILL, NC

Side Horse - 1 Joe Regna, 2 Pat Signorelli, 3 Carmine Regna
High Bar - 1 Jack Miles, 2 Joe Regna, 3 Don Holder
Parallel Bars - 1 Don Holder, 2 Joe Regna, 3 Jack Miles
Rings - 1 Jack Sharp, 2 Joe Regna
Tumbling - 1 Dick Gutting, 2 Al Ruda, 3 Larry Weston
Trampoline - 1 Dick Gutting, 2 Larry Weston, 5 Dick Ireland

NAVY 56, FLORIDA STATE 40
01/14/1952, ANNAPOLIS, MD

Side Horse - 1 Joe Regna, 3 Pat Signorelli
High Bar - 2 Carmine Regna, 3 Don Holder
Parallel Bars - 3 Carmine Regna, 4 Joe Regna
Flying Rings - 2 Jack Miles, 5 Joe Regna
Tumbling - 2 Dick Gutting, 3 Larry Weston, 4 Al Ruda
Rope Climb - 4 Jack Sharp, 5 Jack Miles

FLORIDA STATE 75.5, DUKE 36.5
01/16/1952, DURHAM, NC

Side Horse - 1 Pat Signorelli, 2 Jack Miles, 4 Carmen Regna
High Bar - 1 Joe Regna, 2 Jack Miles, 3 Pat Signorelli
Parallel Bars - 1 Pat Signorelli, 2 Jack Sharp, 4 Jack Miles
Flying Rings - 1 Carmen Regna, 3 Pat Signorelli, 4 Don Holder
Tumbling - 1 Larry Weston, 2 Al Ruda, 5 Pat Signorelli
Trampoline - 1 Dick Ireland, 2 Larry Weston
Rope Climb - 1 Jack Sharp, 5 Don Holder

SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE, 1st place
03/15/1952, TALLAHASSEE, FL

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Florida State   109.5                                                                                                                                                                                   
North Carolina   43                                                                                                                                                                                     
Duke             18.5                                                                                                                                                                                   
Georgia           5                                                                                                                                                                                     
Side Horse - 1 Don Holder, 2 Joe Regna, 6 Pat Signorelli
High Bar - 1 Carmine Regna, 2 Don Holder
Parrallel Bars - 1 Pat Signorelli, 2 Carmine Regna, 3 Don Holder
Flying Rings - 1 Jack Miles, 2 Jack Sharp, 3 Joe Regna
Tumbling - 1 Dick Gutting, 3 Larry Weston, 6 Al Ruda
Trampoline - 1 Dick Gutting, 2 Dick Ireland, 3 Larry Weston
Rope Climb - 2 Jack Sharp, 3 Don Holder

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP, 1st place
03/22/1952, March 21-22, 1952, Boulder, Co

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 1. Florida State       89.5                                                                                                                                                                            
 2. Southern California 75                                                                                                                                                                              
 3. Illinios            60.5                                                                                                                                                                            
 4. Army                57.5                                                                                                                                                                            
 5. Minnesota           29                                                                                                                                                                              
 6. Michigan State      26                                                                                                                                                                              
 7. Iowa                20.5                                                                                                                                                                            
 8. Navy                14.5                                                                                                                                                                            
 9. Penn State          14                                                                                                                                                                              
10. Michigan            13.5                                                                                                                                                                            
    UCLA                13.5                                                                                                                                                                            
12. Syracuse             9                                                                                                                                                                              
13. Georgia              8                                                                                                                                                                              
14. California           6.5                                                                                                                                                                            
15. Colorado             6                                                                                                                                                                              
16. Indiana              3                                                                                                                                                                              
17. Ohio State           2                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Individual Results                                                                                                                                                                                      
Name               Event           Place     Points                                                                                                                                                     
Dick Gutting       Trampoline      1st         11                                                                                                                                                       
Jack Sharp         Flying Rings    1st         11                                                                                                                                                       
Don Holder         Still Rings     1st       All-Around Event Only                                                                                                                                      
Dick Gutting       Long Horse      1st       All-Around Event Only                                                                                                                                      
Carmine Regna      Horizontal Bar  3rd          8                                                                                                                                                       
Don Holder         All-Around      4th          7                                                                                                                                                       
Joe Regna          Side Horse      4th          7                                                                                                                                                       
Jack Miles         All-Around      5th          6                                                                                                                                                       
Jack Miles         Flying Rings    5th          6                                                                                                                                                       
Carmine Regna      Parallel Bars   5th          6                                                                                                                                                       
Dick Gutting       Tumbling        5th(t)       5.5                                                                                                                                                     
Don Holder         Side Horse      7th          4                                                                                                                                                       
Joe Regna          Flying Rings    7th          4                                                                                                                                                       
Jack Sharp         Rope Climb      7th          4                                                                                                                                                       
Don Holder         Horizontal Bar  8th          3                                                                                                                                                       
Don Holder         Parallel Bars   8th          3                                                                                                                                                       
Don Holder         Rope Climb      8th(t-3 way) 2                                                                                                                                                       
Dick Ireland       Trampoline     10th          1                                                                                                                                                       
Larry Weston       Tumbling       10th          1                                                                                                                                                       
Total Score                                    89.5                                                                                                                                                     

NATIONAL AAU CHAMPIONSHIP, 2nd place
04/26/1952, April 25-26, 1952, University Park, Pa

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 1. Philadelphia Turners     29                                                                                                                                                                         
 2. Florida State Gym Club   24.5                                                                                                                                                                       
 3. American Turners, Bronx  22                                                                                                                                                                         
 4. Pasadena City College    19.5                                                                                                                                                                       
 5. Los Angeles Turners       9.5                                                                                                                                                                       
 6. Southern California       9                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Individual Performances                                                                                                                                                                                 
Name                 Event           Place   Points                                                                                                                                                     
Gene Rabbitt         Side Horse       1st      7                                                                                                                                                        
Jack Miles           Long Horse       2nd      5                                                                                                                                                        
Bill Roetzheim       Horizontal Bar   3rd      4                                                                                                                                                        
Don Holder           All-Around       4th      3                                                                                                                                                        
Bill Roetzheim       All-Around       5th      2                                                                                                                                                        
Don Holder           Still Rings      5th      2                                                                                                                                                        
Bill Roetzheim       Calistenics      6th      1                                                                                                                                                        
Al Ruda              Long Horse       6th(t)    .5                                                                                                                                                      
Total                                         24.5