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Team Hockey

Year 1960-61

Captain Jack Dewar

Coach Jack Riley

Officer Representative COL Covell, CPT Morrison (Ass’t)

Number of Games Played 25

Record 17-8-0

Opponents / Scores

Princeton Win 6-2

at Yale Win 5-2

at Brown Win 3-2

American Int’l Win 11-1

Ohio University Win 7-2

Harvard Loss 1-3

Penn Win 12-0

*vs. Providence Loss 2-3

*vs. Boston University Loss 3-4

*vs. Brown Win 5-2

Colgate Win 8-2

Northeastern Win 5-1

Middlebury Loss 2-11

Bowdoin Loss 3-4 (OT)

Williams Win 6-3

New Hampshire Win 5-0

St. Nick’s Win 6-1

at Dartmouth Loss 3-4

Massachusetts Win 6-1

Hamilton Win 14-0

Amherst Win 11-1

Merrimack Win 4-2

Boston College Loss 2-3

Providence Loss 2-7

RMC Win 7-1

* Boston Tournament

Individual Recognition

Beukema Award (MVP) Jack Dewar

1959 – 1960 Hockey Team

Captain Ted Crowley

Coach Jack Riley

Assistant Coaches LT Ed Hickey

Officer Representative COL Covell

Number of Games Played 22

Record 16-5-1

Opponents / Scores

Norwich Win 4-3 (OT)

Colgate Win 8-0

at Princeton Loss 1-3

American Int’l Win 6-2

Merrimack Win 8-4

Northeastern Win 8-3

Brown Win 5-1

Boston University Loss 0-7

Providence Loss 2-3

Dartmouth Tie 2-2 (OT)

Colby Loss 1-4

Amherst Win 4-2

Middlebury Win 6-2

Hamilton Win 9-5

Massachusetts Win 6-1

Williams Win 6-4

at New Hampshire Win 8-1

at Boston College Loss 3-6

Penn Win 12-2

Cornell Win 7-2

Tufts Win 6-0

at RMC Win 7-5

Individual Recognition

Beukema Award (MVP) Ted Crowley

Army win in Yankee Stadium

Army Over Syracuse 9 – 6 November 5th 1960

Our Fullback (Al Rushatz played 60 minutes) is going to Bust Somebody – Al ran this play several times with success. There is a clear image in my mind of Al, right in front of the Corps, getting tripped up at the line of scrimmage, dropping his free hand as he is nearly horizontal, regaining his balance and rumbling for more yardage.

Tom Blanda gives us 3 More

John Ellerson puts him in the Dirt

Army has broken Free, headed for a Score

1959 – 1960 Basketball Team

42 is Fred Kaiser Captain of the Team, 40 is Stu Sherard, 24 is Al DeJardin, 54 is believed to be “Bob Chelberg” and Bob Loupe

1959-1960 Basketball

42 is Fred Kaiser Captain of the Team, 40 is Stu Sherard, 24 is Al DeJardin, 54 is believed to be “Bob Chelberg” and “Sylvain Loupe”

1959-1960 Basketball Articles


Winter Sports 59′ – 60

Army 9 – Syracuse 6

Army -Syracuse 1960

Bob Anderson as an Army Back

Army’s Guided Missile

Coach Earl BlaikBy Kevin Hynes

“Tim Cohane, LOOK Magazines Sports Editor, says Army’s Bob Anderson is the finest sophomore to hit the collegiate football horizon since Red Grange ran wild in his first year at Illinois”. — Los Angeles Times, Sports Editor Paul Zimmerman’s column, November 20, 1957.

“Bob Anderson is the greatest player West Point has had since Glenn Davis.” –Earl Blaik to Stanley Woodward, Editor, Dell Magazine Football Preview, August, 1959

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Joe Caldwell

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1960 150 Football Season


Lost to Navy

Eastern Champs


The Record

Coach Tipton and Gene Witherspoon


Ross Gagliano

Scholar, Rebounder, Scorer

He paid his dues, waiting patiently for his chance. When he got it, he made the best of it, becoming part of one of Army’s finest teams and half of a record-setting rebounding duo.

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Ozzie Oswandel

75 Bill Yost, 73 Bob Odd, 11 Pete King, 45 George Kirschenbauer, 58 Dick Buckner, 65 Harry Miller, 64 Al Vanderbush, 56 Ozzie Oswandel, 40 Russ DeVries, 94 Bob DeVries, 61 Jerry Clements

Bill Yost

75 Bill Yost, 73 Bob Odd, 11 Pete King, 45 George Kirschenbauer, 58 Dick Buckner, 65 Harry Miller, 64 Al Vanderbush, 56 Ozzie Oswandel, 40 Russ DeVries, 94 Bob DeVries, 61 Jerry Clements

1960-1961 Wrestling

Warren Miller 61


Mike Natvig — National Champion in 1961 & 1962 at 147 Pounds

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Al Rushatz 62

177 Pounds

Denny Benchoff 62

Dale Kuhns 62 Unlimited

Robbie Vannamen 63

Al McElhose 62

Ray Nickla 63

191 Pounds

Gary Flack 61

Buzzy Kriesel 62

167 Pounds

Harry Miller 61

Mike Ekman 61

Phil Burns 62

123 pounds

1960 Basketball Team

1960 Army Navy

1960: Army vs Navy

Date: Mar 11, 2003

The following article was written the day after the Army team took the Navy down to the wire in a most thrilling Army-Navy games of that era. Navy prevailed that year, 17-12. Described by the Dean of New York sports writers, Red Smith (1905-1982), he aptly describes the exciting action in his exclusive column.


The Slasher

Philadelphia, November, 26, 1960—–The first time they gave Joe Bellino the ball, Army’s John Ellerson leaped upon his sternum and spread him out like apple butter 14pon the painted meadow of Philadelphia’s Municipal Stadium The second time, he faked a quick-kick, spun to run to his left, and was hit from behind by a runaway beer truck named Bob McCarthy.

On his third try he did no better, and up in the press box and said, ” Army’ll beat this team.” Just then Bellino took the ball again. He shot through a gap near the middle of Army’s line, veered to the left on a long slant through the secondary, and raced 58 yards before George Kirschenbauer hauled him down on the Army 42-yard line. Navy was off and rolling in the 61st engagement of its Seventy Years’ War with the football paladins of West Point.

That first daring dash by the swift and stumpy marauder from the Severn didn’t lead directly to a score, but in one stroke it changed the complexion of the struggle from Gray to Navy Blue. Taking the opening kickoff, Navy was smashed flat by the same clamoring Cadets who had smeared the dangerous runners of Syracuse and Pitt earlier this season. Then a punt by Army’s Paul Stanley pinned the Sailors down a yard from their own goal line.

76,87,62,64,27,16 — Ball & Middie are on the ground to rear of 76

Kuhns, Ellerson, Vanderbush, Casp, Blumhardt, Adams

There was Navy staring glumly down the throat of a howitzer, and then Bellino busted loose. Before the first quarter was over, Navy was in front, 6-0. At intermission the score was 17-0, and 98,616 witnesses had a premonition that this might degenerate into another rabbit-hunt like Navy’s 43-12 gambol last year.

85 Zmuida, 27 Blumhardt, 62 Casp

Early Errors Nobody could foresee the heroics which the second half would produce, the wild excursions and alarums, the mounting tension as Army came clawing back in a frantic struggle against the stubborn foe on the field and the coldly impartial clock hung up against a bright blue sky.

At halftime it seemed a shabby show, in spite of the mildest, loveliest weather this production had enjoyed in years, in spite of all the elegant trappings of traditional pageantry, in spite of the exciting presence of the admirable Bellino.

Left to right 31,86, 62, 75, 55, 77, 40, 45, 50, 27, 64, 89, 44

Army had messed it up early through mental and mechanical error. After the Cadets smothered Navy’s first action and forced a punt, Joe Blackgrove unwisely tried to field the bouncing kick with his back to an advancing horde. Smashed from behind, he fumbled away Army’s first chance to attack.

Stanley’s fine punt, repaired that damage, and after Bellino’s long run took the ball into Army territory, the military braced and Navy tried a fourth-down field goal which Greg Mather missed. So it was still a scoreless game, but on the very next play Al Rushatz, the West Point fullback, fumbled the ball back to Navy, Needing 23 yards for a touchdown, Navy got ’em fast, Bellino slanting over for the last four wearing Kirschenbauer like a stole across his shoulders.

Up off the Rug

THERE never was another one-piece play like Bellino’s big run, but in the second quarter he was a constant menace, butting the middle for short yardage and slipping outside the tackles to wriggle like a brook trout through congested traffic. With Joe running and Hal Spooner passing handsomely, Navy pushed down into scoring range again and Mather made the score 9-0 with a 26-yard field goal.

As the first half sifted away, the Midshipmen put on still another foray, once more with Spooner passing and Bellino carrying. With 17 seconds remaining, the quarterback threw to Jim Luper, who fell across the goal line with Bill Sipos hanging on. Trapped trying to pass for two extra points, Bellino flipped the ball back to Spooner, who ran for the 16th and 17th points.

Navy seemed In complete control. The Army attack, such as it had been, offered little to cheer the 2,400 Cadets in the stands. West Point backs couldn’t seem to get traction on tile dyed green grass, kept falling before they reached the line of scrimmage. Even the fire of the Army defense seemed damped after Navy’s first touchdown.

Something happened between halves, though. The third quarter opened, and it was a different game. With Tom Blanda’s passes complementing the rushes of Rushatz, Glen Adams and Kirschenbauer, Army drove for one touchdown and almost immediately set out after another. Again misfortune balked the Cadets; a penalty for having an inengible receiver downfield on a pass play slowed one drive, and the score was still 17-6 when the last period began.

Last Curtain

The jubilant Midshipmen on the stadium’s west slope had just about had it. Now and then they whooped and brandished white caps aloft, but mostly they sat transfixed, watching and praying, Dick Eckert, Army’s second quarterback, engineered a solid advance that Rushatz consummated with a dive into the end zone. Now it was 17-12 with nine minutes remaining for Army to chew at a five-point lead. Navy stopped a drive, then fumbled, Rushatz recovered for Army, 17 yards from victory. Yard by yard, cuddling the line for short gains, Army ground ahead to the 6-yard line. There a hasty lateral got loose, rolled back to the Navy 20. Blanda passed and missed, passed and missed again. The clock showed 1:55 remaining when his last throw fell incomplete and Navy took the ball.

The contest was over, needing only a final theatrical flourish. There was a guy on hand to furnish just that. Guy named Bellino. Unable to run out the clock, Navy punted to midfield. Blanda wound up for the last prayerful shot, took aim on Blackgrove and fired. Bellino got in front of the receiver, picked off the ball on the goal line and went swirling 45 yards back to safety as the curtain came down.

1959-1960 Wrestling Team

Coach Alitz & Team Captain Ray Andrews 60

Al Rushatz 62

Dale Kuhns 62

Dale Kuhns 62

Bob Davidson 60

Bob Protzman 61

Denny Benchoff 62

Warren Glenn 60

Ed Strasbourger 60

Gary Flack 61

Buzzy Kriesel 62

Warren Miller 61

Harry Miller 61

Phil Burns 62