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Volume 8 — Number 9
Wednesday, April 6, 1977
Front row, from left: Managers Kathlene Clark,
Mary Johnson, Lynn McKinney. Second row: Mike
Copperwhite, Clint Payne, Doug Crowder, Richard
Gordon, Dan Kraft Third row: George Young, Ramon
Collins, Stewart Philips, Jim Crocker, Stephen
Redmon Four row: Roger Brown, George Campbell,
John Robinson, Kevin Dalton, Coach Steve Nelson
These five Chowan College wrestlers with Coach Steve
Nelson represented the college in the Mid-Atlantic
Junior College Regional Qualification Tournament.
They are, from left, Stewart Philips of Rocky Mount;
Steve Redmon, Asheville; George Campbell,
Bricktown, N.J.; Dan Kraft, Parsippany, N.J.; and
Kevin Dalton, Burrillsville, R.l. Kraft won the 150-
pound championship and Dalton placed third in the 190
division to advance to the national championship
March 3-5 in Worthington, Minn.
Final Results Decide Placement
In National Championships
Results of Chowan’s Wrestlers who
traveled to Worthington, Minnesota for
the Junior College National Cham
Dan Kraft (won 3, lost 2 - did not
place, but finished in the top 8).
Dan Kraft decisioned AI Grimes-
Niagara Community College, New
Dan broke open a close match in the
third period with two near falls by using
his cradle. Dan suffered a dislocation of
one of his fingers in the final seconds of
the match, but he continued the match.
Dan Kraft decisioned Fred Cotton—
Claremore Junior College, Oklahoma
An extremely physical match that
caused both wrestlers to become
exhausted. Dan won the match with a
reversal in the last 15 seconds. Cotton
had to take two injury breaks during
the match. The victory proved costly to
Dan because he was very stiff and sore
for the matches the neirt day.
Dan Kraft lost Mike Ripplinger—
Ricks Junior College, Idaho 12-10
Dan had Ripplinger on his back for a
minute and a half of the second period
and built a 5-0 lead. Dan, myself and
many of the fans felt he had a pin, but
alao, the official was not in agreement.
Dan suffered a mental let down when
Ripplinger got off his back and allowed
him to come back strong. With 10
seconds left Ripplinger put Dan on his
back with a cradle to earn the victory.
Had Dan won this match he would have
been in the semi-finals and would have
been guaranteed a place in the toiu*-
Dan Kraft pinned Rick Kopp
Waukesha Tech, Winconsin 3;49
Dan completely dominated Kopp and
scored the pin with a cradle during the
Dan Kraft lost Jim Ledoux, North
Dakota School of Science 21-8.
Ledoux was very strong on his feet—
scoring seven takedowns against Dan.
The match was close (Kraft trailing 5-
7) until the third period. Dan tired in
the third period and Ledoux was able to
run up the score.
Kevin Dalton— Lost his first match
and was knocked out of the tournament.
Kevin Dalton lost pin to Kurt Oranetz,
University of Minnesota-Crookston
Both wrestlers appeared to be evenly
matched in the early going. Near the
end of the first period Kevin attempted
a move, lost his balance and got put on
his back and pinned. Had this not
happened the match should have been
Claypool Conducts Chapel During
Religious Emphasis Week
Dr. John R. Claypool, Pastor, Nor-
thminister Baptist Church, Jackson,
Miss, will be guest preacher for a series
of meetings to be conducted at Chowan
College, and with Murfreesboro Baptist
Church, March 27-31.
In addition to his role as featured
speaker for Chowan’s Religious Em
phasis Week, the well-known preacher
and author will conduct revival
services with Murfreesboro Baptist
Church, and serve as a resource leader
for a preaching workshop.
Religious Emj^asis Week, conducted
annually at the Baptist two-year
college, will find Dr. Claypool
preaching before the chapel audiences
on Monday, March 28, and on Wed
nesday, March 30. As his schedule
permits, Claypool will also be available
for meetings and informid conversation
with students and faculty members.
Dr. Claypool will be guest preacher
for revival services with Murfreesboro
Baptist Church, being scheduled and
conducted jointly with the college’s
Religious Emphasis Week. Preaching
services with the church will begin with
the Sunday morning worship, March 27,
Three of Chowan’s international
students, Jorge Gomez, a pre-medical
student from Honduras, Bahram
Soltani-Tehrani, a pre-medical student
from Iran, and Yostata Y. John, a pre-
education student from Micronesia,
participated in a Human Relations
Program sponsored by the Student
Council of Buckingham Coun^ High
School, Buckingham, Virginia,
Tuesday, February 22, 1977.
The internation^ students, traveling
with Tom Taylor, Co-Director of Ad
missions, left Chowan at 6:00 a.m. for
the 4-hour drive to Buckingham,
Virginia. The group presented an
assembly program. According to Tom
Taylor, the Principal of Buckingham
County High School said that the
students had never before listened so
well to any speaker or speakers for
n4iom they had, assembled.
When the program was being planned
by Ms. Allison, the Student Council
sponsor, Gerald A. Cole, an officer of
the Buckingham County High School
Student Council who attended the
Student Leadership Workshop spon
sored by Student Development in the
summer of 1976, and Dean Lewis, the
group was scheduled to meet with one
class after assembly, have lunch at the
school and begin their return to Chowan
at noon. However, by request from
students, the group remained at the
school throughout the day and met with
students in government classes.
Such an experience has been of help
to the three Chowanians as well as the
government students at Buckingham
County High School. “I am pleased to
know that Chowan is capable of
providing such a service to hi^ schools
in adjacent states, ” said Dean Lewis.
“Also, I thank Tom Taylor, Jorge
Gomez, Bahram Soltani-Tehrani, and
Yostata Y. John for their cooperation.
Tuesday, February 22, was a rather
long day for them,” concluded Dean
Thomas H. Hupp For
Vice President rOr
Kathleen (Sam) Clark
Roper R. Thrower
Debra Lynn Simms
( no candidate)
Ronald L. Thomas
( no Candidate)
Joseph Gaylord Byrum
Robert Ernest Peacock
and continue each night through
Thursday, March 31. “It is hoped and
anticipated,” notes Dr. R. Hargus
Taylor, Chowan College Chaplain,
“that students and faculty at the college
will participate in the worship services
services with the Murfreesboro Church.
Such services are considered a part of
the campus-related Religious Em
Pastors throughout the area have
been invited to share in a portion of the
Religious Emphasis Week and the
revival services in conjunction with a
preaching workshop, scheduled on the
campus March 28-^. The workshop,
“ftoclaiming the Word” is under the
joint sponsorship of the college, the
Church Administration Department of
the Sunday School Board, and the
Department of Church Ministries and
Training, Baptist State Convention.
Coordinators for the workshop are Dr.
James C. Barry, con 3ultant in pastoral
ministries, Sunday S ?hool Board of the
Southern Baptist f invention; and the
Reverend Maurlcj Cooper, director,
Department of Chuith MlnlstriM and
“Claypool will ad' nss the pastors on
two occasions dv ing the three-dsiy
workshop,” Tajior added. “Th«
workshop schedule will also includfl
participation by the pastors in evening
services with the Murfreesboro Church,
and in one of the Chapel services.”
Additional pastors who may wish to
participate In tha workshop should
contact Uie Office of the Chaplain,
Oiowan College, 398-4101. Cost of the
workshop is |20, including registration
fee, materials, room and meals.
Two Chowan College wrestiers, who
advanced to the national finals, helped
the Braves capture sixth place among
22 teams in Chowan’s first appearance
in the Mid-Atlantic Junior College
Dan Kraft, who improved his overall
mark to 26-5 including a 14-1 dual meet
record, swept four matches to win the
150-pound championship. Sophomore
Kevin Dalton won three out of four
matches for third place in the 190
division. Kraft, a Parsippany, N.J.,
freshman, and Dalton of Burrillsville,
R.I., qualified for the National Junior
College Wrestling Championship at
Worthington, Minn., March 3-6.
Braves’ coach, Steve Nelson, said
heavyweight George Campbell of
Bricktown, N.J. was the third Chowan
wresUer to make it to the semifinals,
where he was pinned'at 6:58.
Also competing for Chowan were Steve
Redmon of Asheville, N.C., 167 pounds;
Stewart Philips of Rocky Mount, 158,
and Mike Copperwhite of Woodbridge,
Va., 118. Redmon was the only one of
the three to win a match. He lost two.
Kraft won his first and final matches
by pinning his opponent. He won the
fir^ one at 1:30 and the second at 3:19,
which was the fastest pin of the finals.
He also won by 11-6 and 6-5.
Dalton opened with an eight-second
pin on the center mat, “which really
amazed the fans,” Nelson reported. He
was pinned by the No. 1 seed
at 4;% in the second match, and
rebounded to win his last two matches
by 7-4 and 6-4 decisions.
Nelson believes Kraft and Dalton will
do well in the national finals. He said
the top six finishers in each weight
division will be named all-American..
Kraft Finishes Seventh In
Chowan College freshman wresUer,
Dan Kraft of Parsippany, N.J., placed
seventh in the Junior College National
Championships in Worthington, Minn.
Kraft reached the national tour
nament by sweeping four matches to
win the 150-pound crown in the Mid-
Atiantic Junior College Regional meet.
A second Chowan wrestler, Kevin
Dalton of Burrillsville, R.I., lost in the
opening round of the nationals.
Kraft, who posted three wins and two
losses in the national tournament,
opened with 12-6 and 10-9 victories over
opponents from Niagara Community
College of New York and Claremore
Junior College of Oklahoma, respec
tively. He was decisioned, 12-10, in the
third match by a Ricks Junior College,
Idaho, wresUer. Kraft had his opponent
on his back for a minute and half of the
second period but a pin was not called.
Kraft rebounded to pin his foe from
Waukesha Tech, Wisconsin, in the
fourth match. In his final match, he
lost to his North Dakota School of
Science opponent, 21-8. Chowan’s
coach, Steve Nelson, said the match
was dose, with Kraft trailing 7-S, until
the third period.
This was the first year Chowan
wrestlers competed in the national
tournament. Kraft ended the season
with a 29-7 record including a 14-1 dual
meet mark. After losing all 13 matches
the previous vear, Chowan finished
with a 7-9 mark for the, 76-77 cam
Nelson said Kraft had a “super year
for a freshman winning 29 matches.
I am extremely proud of him. He has
been an attribute to Chowan and its
athletic program all year.”
Nelson said Kraft’s placing seventh
among 32 wrestlers in his division in the
nationals was an outstanding
achievement for a freshman.
The wrestiers from the mid-west
were much more physical than the
eastern wrestiers. In most cases the
eastern wrestlers iiad used more
moves, but the mid-western wrestiers
beat them physically. This is what
happened to Dan. He had every
wrestler he faced in the toumampnt on
his back at least once. If he had gotten
any breaks or had a litUe luck he could
have easily finished third or fourth.
Dan had a super year for a freshman
winning 29 matches. I am extemely
proud of him. He has been an attribute
to Chowan and its athletic program all
In a Candlelight Ceremony held on February 16,1977
in Marks Hall Auditorium, 12 students were initated
into membership in Alpha Pi Epsilon, National
Honorary Secretarial Society at Chowan College.
New members, shown standing, are, from left:
Kathleen Clark, Barbara Revelle, Rochell Ullom,
Sherri Clouser, Cindy Harris, Jeannie Jenkins, Wanda
Richardson, Frances Townsend, Sharon Klzer,
Deborah Bazemore, Freida Knott, and Jo Ann Merritt
Returning members, who perfomed the formal
induction ceremony, are, from left: Deborah Bryint,
reporter; Deborah Blowe; Mrs. Patricia B. Edwards,
sponsor; Betty Louise Moores; Betty Jean Moore,
president; Kathy Collins, secretarv; Cathy Lyon,
social co-chairman; Linda Jennings, social co-
chairman; and Nancy Griffin.