Ciampa, Gargill, and Grant (c. 1965-1967)
- Ciampa, Gargill, and Grant (c. 1965-1967)
This black-and-white photograph shows three Springfield College gymnasts performing a triple balance act. The gymnasts are, left to right, Richard M. Ciampa (class of 1969), Robert W. Cargill (class of 1967), Ronald M. Grant (class of 1969).
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Frank Wolcott Papers
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Exhibition team
Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae
Cargill, Robert W.
Ciampa, Richard M.
Grant, Ronald M.
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The history of gymnastics at Springfield College stretches nearly as far back as the school’s founding in 1885. Leslie Judd, widely considered a father of modern gymnastics, was the team’s first coach. Dr. James Naismith, the creator of basketball, was an early member of the team. The Exhibition Team has appeared before thousands of spectators in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In fact, in 1941 the team appeared before thirty-five-thousand spectators in twenty-five cities.