Florida State Men's Gymnastics - 1953-54 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Gymnastics - 1953-54 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Hartley Price, Head Coach

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1953-54 FSU Winter Sports Press Guide


1953-54 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Newcomers from the 1953-54 FSU Winter Sports Press Guide, page 16.

Rafael Lecuona, 5-5, 128, Havana, Cuba

Tom MacDonald, 5-6, 140, Brooklyn, NY

Joe Taylor, 5-7, 125, Philadelphia, PA

Lauren Young, 5-8, 140, Chicago, IL


1953-54 Roster - By Name

Roster from the 1953-54 FSU Winter Sports Press Guide, page 16.
L
T                                       PY
R Name                  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  Gene Brockenbrough    5-7   155  So        Gainesville
* Jim Fadigan           5-7   146  Sr   *    Atlantic City, NJ (Holy Spirit)
* Dick Gutting          5-9   140  Sr   ***  Chicago, IL
* Don Holder            5-7   155  Jr   **   Jersey City, NJ (Dickinson)
* Dick Ireland          5-8   165  Jr   **   Chicago, IL (Thornton)
* Bill Koslow           5-7   140  So   *    Jersey City, NJ (Ferris)
* Rafael Lecuona        5-5   128  Fr        Havana, Cuba
  Tom MacDonald         5-6   140  Fr        Brooklyn, NY
* Jack Miles            5-6   135  Sr   ***  Philadelphia, PA (Germantown)
* Al Ruda               5-7   150  Jr   **   Chicago, IL
* Pat Signorelli        5-6   146  Sr   ***  Jersey City, NJ (Dickinson)
* Jim Tanaka            5-9   150  Jr   **   Philadelphia, PA (Central)
* Joe Taylor            5-7   125  Fr        Philadelphia, PA (Germantown)
* Ben Wallace           5-5   140  Sr   **   Savannah, GA (Savannah)
* Larry Weston          5-6   138  Sr   ***  Marianna (Marianna)
  Lauren Young          5-8   140  Fr        Chicago, IL
Lettermen from the Tallahassee Democrat, page 9.

1953-54 All-Americans

Name                     NCAA Championships
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Jim Fadigan              Trampoline (5th)

Don Holder               All-Around (2nd)
                         Side Horse (4th)
                         High Bar (5th)
                         Parallel Bars (6th)

Dick Ireland             Trampoline (4th)

Jack Miles               All-Around (4th)
                         Flying Rings (8th)
                         Free Exercise (8th)

Pat Signorelli           Parallel Bars (7th)
                         Side Horse (8th)
                         All-Around (10th)

Larry Weston             Tumbling (10th)

All-Americans -  6

1953-54 Schedules and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
12/17
 
H
SYRACUSE W 56-40
01/02
 
H
MINNESOTA W 50.5-44.5
02/06
 
A
GEORGIA TECH W 86-26
02/13
 
N
ALABAMA INVITATIONAL
Gadsden, Al
1st Place
02/20
 
H
FLORIDA AAU 1st Place
02/27
 
H
SWEDISH OLYMPIC TEAM W 50.5-44.5
03/06
 
N
SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE
Durham, NC
1st Place
04/03
Ref
N
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
April 2-3, 1954, Champaign, Il
3rd Place
04/24
 
N
GEORGIA AAU
Atlanta, Ga
1st Place
05/01
Ref
N
NATIONAL AAU
April 30-May 1, 1954, San Francisco, Ca
3rd Place
EOY Stats Ref

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


NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP, 3rd place
04/03/1954, April 2-3, 1954, Champaign, Il

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 1. Penn State         137                                                                                                                                                                              
 2. Illinois            68                                                                                                                                                                              
 3. Florida State       62                                                                                                                                                                              
 4. UCLA                53.5                                                                                                                                                                            
 5. Michigan State      37                                                                                                                                                                              
 6. Iowa                27                                                                                                                                                                              
 7. Southern California 25                                                                                                                                                                              
 8. Syracuse            18.5                                                                                                                                                                            
    Temple              18.5                                                                                                                                                                            
10. Cal State-LA        15                                                                                                                                                                              
11. Ohio State          11                                                                                                                                                                              
12. California          10.5                                                                                                                                                                            
13. Minnesota            8.5                                                                                                                                                                            
14. Michigan             5                                                                                                                                                                              
15. Chicago              3                                                                                                                                                                              
    Nebraska             3                                                                                                                                                                              
17. West Virginia        1.5                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Individual Results                                                                                                                                                                                      
Name                Event               Place    Points                                                                                                                                                 
Don Holder          All-Around            2nd       9                                                                                                                                                   
Don Holder          Side Horse            4th       7                                                                                                                                                   
Jack Miles          All-Around            4th       7                                                                                                                                                   
Dick Ireland        Trampoline            4th       7                                                                                                                                                   
Don Holder          Horizontal Bar        5th       6                                                                                                                                                   
Jim Fadigan         Trampoline            5th       6                                                                                                                                                   
Don Holder          Parallel Bars         6th       5                                                                                                                                                   
Pat Signorelli      Parallel Bars         7th       4                                                                                                                                                   
Jack Miles          Flying Rings          8th       3                                                                                                                                                   
Jack Miles          Free Exercise         8th       3                                                                                                                                                   
Pat Signorelli      Side Horse            8th       3                                                                                                                                                   
Pat Signorelli      All-Around           10th       1                                                                                                                                                   
Larry Weston        Tumbling             10th       1                                                                                                                                                   
Total                                              62                                                                                                                                                   

NATIONAL AAU, 3rd place
05/01/1954, April 30-May 1, 1954, San Francisco, Ca

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
1. Los Angeles Turners        37.5                                                                                                                                                                      
2. Cal-Los Angeles            34.5                                                                                                                                                                      
3. Florida State Gymkana      28.5                                                                                                                                                                      
4. Los Angeles City College   14.5                                                                                                                                                                      
5. Southern California        11.5                                                                                                                                                                      
6. Los Angeles State College   7.5                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Individual Reults                                                                                                                                                                                       
Name                Event            Place    Points                                                                                                                                                    
Don Holder          All-Around        3rd        4                                                                                                                                                      
Jack Miles          Long Horse        3rd        4                                                                                                                                                      
Don Holder          Horizontal Bar    4th        3                                                                                                                                                      
Jack Miles          All-Around        4th        3                                                                                                                                                      
Rafael Lecuona      Long Horse        4th        3                                                                                                                                                      
Don Holder          Parallel Bars     5th        2                                                                                                                                                      
Jack Miles          Horizontal Bar    5th        2                                                                                                                                                      
Rafael Lecuona      Side Horse        5th        2                                                                                                                                                      
Jack Miles          Still Rings       5th(t)     1.5                                                                                                                                                    
Jack Miles          Swinging Rings    6th        1                                                                                                                                                      
Dick Ireland        Trampoline        6th        1                                                                                                                                                      
Carmine Regna       Horizontal Bar    6th        1                                                                                                                                                      
Carmine Regna       Parallel Bars     6th        1                                                                                                                                                      
Total                                           28.5