Portal:1975 Fall Men

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1975 Fall Men Portal


Team Record

A Side Record
Date Opponent Score Notes
<date> Aspen Tournament <score> lost two matches
<date> Harlequins 34-4
October NZ University side lost played in Reno, NV
3 Oct at Navy 4-3 or was it 9-3, scores only on kicks?
4 Oct Army at Navy 0-33 next day after beating Navy
<date> Royal Roads <score>
<date> VMI won
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Season Record 20-4

B Side Record
Date Opponent Score Notes
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<date> Aspen B lost
<date> Harlequins B 18-14
<date> Mines 36-4
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Season Record Lost only one regular season match
Last Name First Name Class
Fry Doug 76
Williams Terry 76
Carter Jimmy 76
Reza Sal 76
Laney Russ 76
Benbow Rick 75
Delony Mike 75
Carlson RIch 76
Wilkinson Keith 78
Murphy R 77
Facenda Joe 75
Sheppard R 75
Delony Mike 75
Riewerts S 76
Stepko Kevin 76
Woock Dan 75
Webber D 75
Hente Scott 75
Rose Jim 76
Fauver Mark 76
Jones C J 77
Boyd William 79
Loerrakker Steven 76
Sikes Roy 77
Bradley Ken 76
Thomas Ed 78
McGee Bobby 78
Reiwertz Steve 76
Handley Pat 76
Jarka Dan 77
Bulmer Joe 77
Rosanbalm Mike 76
Churchill Winston 78
Casey Ray 76
Kennedy Greg 78

Post Season Experience/Records

Jimmy Rose, Mike Scott, Jay Johnston, maybe Steve Loerakker, and Jim Carter (76) started the Mississippi State Rugby team in Spring of 77 with Bobby MgGee, former Zoomie, going to school there. We all were at Columbus AFB. Hilights— played a Bobby Arnold 74’ led team from Little Rock in a Memphis tournament.



Head Coach - Squadron Leader Gordon Alderson

Assistant Coach - Flight Lt Roger Longstaff

B Side Coach - Ren Crowell '65

OIC - Capt Harry Bennett (VMI)

CIC - Maj MacIssac


C1C Jimmy Carter

C1C Rich Calson

C1C Steve Riewertz

C1C Steve Loerakker


Aspen Sep 75.jpg

More Pictures 1975 Fall Men

Memorable Events

First year to field three sides in the Fall

Harry (OIC) was a Mil Dept Instructor and a VMI grad. He set up trips in the fall of 74 and 75 to VMI. We won both matches

OBTW, Saturday morning when we staggered out to play a well-rested Army team, we had only 14 players show up. At the last minute we found our fullback, Pat Hanley asleep in a car near the pitch. We woke him up right before the game started. In the first few minutes, he caught a kick, was running it back, got tackled and separated some ribs. Went off the pitch and back to sleep in the car…

In fall 1975, Terry Williams, Keith Wilkinson, Jimmy Carter and Rich Carlson were selected to the ERRFU Select Side side and played in the Western Rugby Union Tournament. Sal Reza might have been on that side, too.

The Academy was invited to send a rugby side down to Reno by the Mayor to play an exhibition game against a touring New Zealand university side in the October of 1975. Cadet Loerakker won about $500 just to lose it later in the evening.

Steve Riewerts had to sit out our senior season (75-76) due to injury