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Springfield College Men's Gymnastics Team 1911

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Springfield College Men's Gymnastics Team 1911
A photograph of the 1911 men's gymnastics team at Springfield College. The team was led by team Captain Louis Schroedner, team Manager George Schnurr, and team Pianist Fred Gale. The team traveled 878 miles over for exhibitions over the season.
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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Springfield College Gymnastics Team Papers d
Springfield College
Springfield College--Gymnastics
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Men
Springfield College--Sports
Springfield College--Sports--Men
International Young Men's Christian Association College
Gottsch, Edward D.
Summers, James S.
Schroeder, Louis C.
Richards, Jack N.
Evans, Arlington T.
Simpson, Gerald R.
Van Velsor, Harry A.
Gale, Fred E.
Payne, James W.
Batchelor, Wilbur C.
Group portraits
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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Springfield College
The history of Gymnastics at Springfield College goes all the way back to nearly the founding of Springfield College in 1885. Dr. James Naismith, the creator of Basketball, was an early SC Gymnast. Leslie Judd, widely considered a father of modern Gymnastics, was head coach for many years. In 1955, Frank Wolcott began coaching the men’s gymnastics team at Springfield College. Bob Cargill followed up Wolcott and coached the team for 1 season from 1981-1982. The team was then coached by Steve Posner, who remains as the head coach today. He has coached the team for 30 seasons and has an overall record of 137 wins and 206 losses. During the 1990-1991 season, Eric Weiskopf took over as head coach and Posner returned during the 1991-1992 season.
Small tears in bottom right and bottom left corners. Additional copy of this can be found in Box 03 in "Undated team photographs" folder.