Florida State Men's Gymnastics - 1955-56 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Gymnastics - 1955-56 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Hartley Price, Head Coach

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1955-56 FSU Winter Sports Press Guide


1955-56 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Newcomers from the 1955-56 FSU Winter Sports Press Guide, page 10.

Mirolov Ceska, 5-7, 150, Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Christian, 5-8, 155, Atlanta, GA

Chick Cicio, 5-8, 165, Brooklyn, NY

Bob Elliott, 5-9, 140, El Paso, TX

Gerry Gordon, 5-9, 160, Miami

Norman Harthun, 5-8, 150, Denver, CO

Bruno Klaus, 5-8, 150, New York, NY

Fred Ludwig, 5-7, 145, Omaha, NE

Anthony Marino, 5-7, 150, Jersey City, NJ

George Martinez, 5-9, 185, New Orleans, LA

Fred Orlofsky, 5-8, 140, North Bergen, NJ

Don Rosansky, 5-5, 150, Brooklyn, NY

Don Smith, 5-8, 150, Brooklyn, NY

Bob Tomanek, 5-10, 165, Omaha, NE


1955-56 Roster - By Name

Roster from the 1955-56 FSU Winter Sports Press Guide, page 10.
L
T                                       PY
R Name                  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* Ronnie Amster         5-7   140  Jr        Chicago, IL
* Laird Anderson        5-7   145  So   *    Atlanta, GA (Druid Hills)
* Jay Ashmore           5-4   120  Jr-R      Dallas, TX
* Larry Bestmann        5-8   165  Sr        Chicago, IL (Lane Tech)
  Gene Brockenbrough    5-7   160  Sr        Gainesville
* Mirolov Ceska         5-7   150  Fr        Prague, Czech Republic (Chemical)
* Charles Christian     5-8   155  Jr        Atlanta, GA
* Chick Cicio           5-8   165  Fr        Brooklyn, NY (Boy's)
  Bob Elliott           5-9   140  Fr        El Paso, TX
  Gerry Gordon          5-9   160  Fr        Miami
* Joe Gusic             5-10  160  So   *    Chicago, IL (Lindbloom)
* Jimmy Hanks           5-9   140  Sr   *    Pensacola
  Norman Harthun        5-8   150  Fr        Denver, CO
  Bruno Klaus           5-8   150  Fr        New York, NY
* Bill Koslow           5-8   150  Sr   ***  Jersey City, NJ (Ferris)
* Rafael Lecuona        5-5   128  Jr   **   Havana, Cuba
  Fred Ludwig           5-7   145  Fr        Omaha, NE
* Tom MacDonald         5-6   140  Jr        Brooklyn, NY
  Anthony Marino        5-7   150  Fr        Jersey City, NJ
  Bob Martin            6-0   175  Jr        Chicago, IL
  George Martinez       5-9   185  Fr        New Orleans, LA
* Bob Murray            5-9   155  So   *    Boston, MA
  Fred Orlofsky         5-8   140  Fr        North Bergen, NJ
* Don Preisser          5-4   140  So   *    Denver, CO
* Don Rosansky          5-5   150  Fr        Brooklyn, NY
  Don Smith             5-8   150  So        Brooklyn, NY
* Joe Taylor            5-9   140  Jr   **   Philadelphia, PA (Germantown)
  Bob Tomanek           5-10  165  Fr        Omaha, NE
Letter winners are from the Tallahassee Democrat, May 26, 1956, page 8.

1955-56 All-Americans

Name                     NCAA Championships
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Ronnie Amster            High Bar (1st)
                         Parallel Bars (6th)
                         All-Around (6th)
                         Side Horse (7th)

Jay Ashmore              Free Exercise (1st)
                         Tumbling (4th)

Joe Gusic                Parallel Bars (9th)

Jimmy Hanks              Rope Climb (8th)

Rafael Lecuona           All-Around (9th)
                         Side Horse (9th)
                         Free Exercise (10th)

Don Preisser             Trampoline (6th)

Joe Taylor               Flying Rings (7th)
                         Parallel Bars (8th)

All-Americans -  7

1955-56 Schedules and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
12/29
 
N
MINNESOTA
Saint Petersburg, Florida
W 64-48
01/14
 
H
FLORIDA AAU 1st Place
02/03
 
A
GEORGIA TECH W 62-49
02/04
 
H
ILLINOIS-CHICAGO W 76-36
03/10
 
H
SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATES 1st Place
03/24
Ref
N
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
March 23-24, 1956, Chapel Hill, NC
3rd Place
04/07
 
N
GEORGIA AAU 1st Place
EOY Stats Ref

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


NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP, 3rd place
03/24/1956, March 23-24, 1956, Chapel Hill, NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Place  School                Results                                                                                                                                                                    
=====  ====================  =======                                                                                                                                                                    
   1.  ILLINOIS               123.5                                                                                                                                                                     
   2.  PENN STATE              67.5                                                                                                                                                                     
   3.  FLORIDA STATE           64.5                                                                                                                                                                     
   4.  UCLA                    42.5                                                                                                                                                                     
   5.  MICHIGAN                25                                                                                                                                                                       
   6.  MICHIGAN                21.5                                                                                                                                                                     
   7.  CAL ST-LOS ANGELES      17                                                                                                                                                                       
       NAVY                    17                                                                                                                                                                       
   9.  IOWA                    16                                                                                                                                                                       
  10.  ARMY                    15                                                                                                                                                                       
       CALIFORNIA              15                                                                                                                                                                       
       PITTSBURGH              15                                                                                                                                                                       
  13.  OHIO STATE              13                                                                                                                                                                       
  14.  NEBRASKA                10.5                                                                                                                                                                     
  15.  NORTH CAROLINA           9.5                                                                                                                                                                     
  16.  INDIANA                  9                                                                                                                                                                       
  17.  MINNESOTA                8.5                                                                                                                                                                     
  18.  WESTERN ILLINOIS         8                                                                                                                                                                       
  19.  CHICAGO                  2                                                                                                                                                                       
       FRESNO STATE             2                                                                                                                                                                       
  21.  GEORGIA TECH             1                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Individual Results                                                                                                                                                                                      
Name                   Event               Place   Points                                                                                                                                        
Ronnie Amster          High Bar             1st      11                                                                                                                                                 
Jay Ashmore            Free Exercise        1st      11                                                                                                                                                 
Jay Ashmore            Tumbling             4th       7                                                                                                                                                 
Ronnie Amster          Parallel Bars        6th       5                                                                                                                                                 
Ronnie Amster          All-Around           6th       5                                                                                                                                                 
Don Preisser           Trampoline           6th       5                                                                                                                                                 
Ronnie Amster          Side Horse           7th       4                                                                                                                                                 
Joe Taylor             Flying Rings         7th       4                                                                                                                                                 
Jimmy Hanks            Rope Climb           8th       3                                                                                                                                                 
Joe Taylor             Parallel Bars        8th       3                                                                                                                                                 
Joe Gusic              Parallel Bars        9th       2                                                                                                                                                 
Rafael Lecuona         All-Around           9th       2                                                                                                                                                 
Rafael Lecuona         Side Horse           9th       2                                                                                                                                                 
Rafeal Lecuona         Free Exercise       10th(t)    0.5                                                                                                                                               
Total                                                64.5