Florida State Men's Gymnastics - 1954-55 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Gymnastics - 1954-55 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Hartley Price, Head Coach

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1954-55 FSU Winter Sports Press Guide


1954-55 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Newcomers from the 1954-55 FSU Winter Media Guide, page 11.

Ronnie Amster, 5-7, 140, Chicago, IL

Laird Anderson, 5-7, 140, Atlanta, GA

Jay Ashmore, 5-4, 115, Dallas, TX

Kent Hearn, 5-8, 145, Denver, CO

Bob Murray, 5-9, 155, Boston, MA

Don Preisser, 5-4, 140, Denver, CO

Bob Sharp, 5-4, 140, Atlanta, GA


1954-55 Roster - By Name

Roster from the 1954-55 FSU Winter Sports Media Guide, page 11.
L
T                                       PY
R Name                  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  Ronnie Amster         5-7   140  So        Chicago, IL
* Laird Anderson        5-7   140  Fr        Atlanta, GA (Druid Hills)
  Jay Ashmore           5-4   115  Jr        Dallas, TX
* Jim Fadigan           5-8   155  Sr-R **   Atlantic City, NJ (Holy Spirit)
  Joe Gusic             5-10  160  Fr   *    Chicago, IL (Lindbloom)
* Jimmy Hanks           5-9   140  Jr        Pensacola
* Kent Hearn            5-8   145  Fr        Denver, CO
* Don Holder            5-7   150  Sr   ***  Jersey City, NJ (Dickinson)
* Dick Ireland          5-10  165  Sr   ***  Hazel Crest, IL (Thornton)
* Bill Koslow           5-7   140  Jr   **   Jersey City, NJ (Ferris)
* Rafael Lecuona        5-5   128  So   *    Havana, Cuba
  Tom MacDonald         5-6   140  So        Brooklyn, NY
* Bob Murray            5-9   155  Fr        Boston, MA
* Don Preisser          5-4   140  Fr        Denver, CO
* Al Ruda               5-7   155  Sr   ***  Chicago, IL
* Bob Sharp             5-4   140  Fr        Atlanta, GA
* Jim Tanaka            5-9   150  Sr   ***  Philadelphia, PA (Central)
* Joe Taylor            5-6   135  So   *    Philadelphia, PA (Germantown)
Lettermen in the Tallahassee Democrat, May 29, 1955, page 25.

1954-55 All-Americans

Name                     NCAA Championships
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Jim Fadigan              Trampoline (6th)

Don Holder               Parallel Bars (3rd)
                         All-Around (3rd)
                         High Bar (8th)

Dick Ireland             Trampoline (5th)

Rafael Lecuona           Parallel Bars (7th)
                         All-Around (9th)

Al Ruda                  Free Exercise (9th)
                         Tumbling (10th)

Jim Tanaka               Flying Rings (7th)

Joe Taylor               Parallel Bars (10th)
                         Flying Rings (10th)

All-Americans -  7

1954-55 Schedules and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
01/15
 
H
FLORIDA AAU 1st Place
02/05
 
H
ILLINOIS-CHICAGO W 52.5-42.5
02/12
 
N
ALABAMA OPEN
Gadsden, Al
1st Place
02/26
 
H
GEORGIA TECH W 77-31
03/12
 
N
SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE
Atlanta, Ga
1st Place
03/27
Ref
N
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
March 26-27, 1955, Los Angeles, Ca
7th Place
04/09
 
N
GEORGIA AAU
Atlanta, Ga
1st Place
04/30
Ref
N
NATIONAL AAU CHAMPIONSHIP
April 29-30, 1955, Rochester, NY
1st Place
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    2- 0     2- 0     0- 0     0- 0


NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP, 7th place
03/27/1955, March 26-27, 1955, Los Angeles, Ca

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 1. Illinois            82                                                                                                                                                                              
 2. Penn State          69                                                                                                                                                                              
 3. UCLA                67.5                                                                                                                                                                            
 4. Southern California 56                                                                                                                                                                              
 5. Michigan State      55                                                                                                                                                                              
 6. Iowa                54.5                                                                                                                                                                            
 7. Florida State       44.5                                                                                                                                                                            
 8. Indiana             11                                                                                                                                                                              
 9. California          10                                                                                                                                                                              
    Nebraska            10                                                                                                                                                                              
11. Minnesota            9                                                                                                                                                                              
    Ohio State           9                                                                                                                                                                              
13. Cal State-LA         8.5                                                                                                                                                                            
14. Syracuse             7                                                                                                                                                                              
15. Cal Poly-Pomona      6.5                                                                                                                                                                            
16. Army                 3                                                                                                                                                                              
17. Stanford             1                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Individual Results                                                                                                                                                                                      
Name                Event              Place   Points                                                                                                                                                   
Don Holder          Still Rings        1st     All-Around Event Only                                                                                                                                    
Don Holder          All-Around         3rd        8                                                                                                                                                     
Don Holder          Parallel Bars      3rd        8                                                                                                                                                     
Joe Taylor          Still Rings        4th     All-Around Event Only                                                                                                                                    
Don Holder          Long Horse         5th     All-Around Event Only                                                                                                                                    
Rafael Lecuona      Still Rings        5th     All-Around Event Only                                                                                                                                    
Dick Ireland        Trampoline         5th        6                                                                                                                                                     
Jim Fadigan         Trampoline         6th        5                                                                                                                                                     
Jim Tanaka          Flying Rings       7th        4                                                                                                                                                     
Rafael Lecuona      Parallel Bars      7th        4                                                                                                                                                     
Don Holder          High Bar           8th        3                                                                                                                                                     
Rafael Lecuona      Long Horse         8th     All-Around Event Only                                                                                                                                    
Rafael Lecuona      All-Around         9th        2                                                                                                                                                     
Al Ruda             Free Exercise      9th(t)     1.5                                                                                                                                                   
Joe Taylor          Flying Rings      10th        1                                                                                                                                                     
Joe Taylor          Long Horse        10th     All-Around Event Only                                                                                                                                    
Joe Taylor          Parallelel Bars   10th        1                                                                                                                                                     
Al Ruda             Tumbling          10th        1                                                                                                                                                     
Totals                                           44.5                                                                                                                                                   

NATIONAL AAU CHAMPIONSHIP, 1st place
04/30/1955, April 29-30, 1955, Rochester, NY

Participants:
Ron Amster
Jamile Ashmore
Larry Bestmann
Merik Ceska
Charlie Christian
Chick Cicio
Jim Fadigan
Joe Gusic
Dick Gutting
Jimmy Hanks
Don Holder
Dick Ireland
Jim Jackson
Raphael Lecuona
Jack Miles
Don Powers
Don Priesser
Bob Sharpe
Jim Tanaka
Joe Taylor
Benny Wallace
Roger Webb
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Individual Results                                                                                                                                                                                      
Name                Event             Place      Points                                                                                                                                                 
Jack Miles          All Around        1st           7                                                                                                                                                   
Jack Miles          Still Rings       1st           7                                                                                                                                                   
Jack Miles          Long Horse        1st           7                                                                                                                                                   
Don Holder          Still Rings       3rd           4                                                                                                                                                   
Jimmy Hanks         Rope Climb        4th(t)        1.5                                                                                                                                                 
Dick Ireland        Trampoline        4th(t)        1.5                                                                                                                                                 
Don Holder          All Around        5th           2                                                                                                                                                   
Jamile Ashmore      Free Exercise     5th           2                                                                                                                                                   
Don Holder          Parallel Bars     5th           2                                                                                                                                                   
Rafael Lecuona      Parallel Bars     6th(t)        0.5                                                                                                                                                 
Bob Sharpe          Rope Climb        6th           1                                                                                                                                                   
Jack Miles          Side Horse        6th           1                                                                                                                                                   
Jim Fadigan         Trampoline        6th           1                                                                                                                                                   
Total                                              37.5