1974 MEN'S PRELIMINARY 3

The third preliminary round was dominated by an unknown athlete, soccer player Kyle Rote, Jr. Rote suffered what would be a rare Superstars tennis loss to Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles, but would rebound with wins in bowling and baseball hitting. Rote built a 14 point lead after six events and held on to win by 15 following another victory in the bike race. Reggie Jackson won the weight lifting, 100 yard dash and obstacle course to take second place. The obstacle course final came down between baseball M.V.P.'s Jackson and Pete Rose and ended with Jackson edging Rose as both athletes dove over the finish line. Jackson qualified for the final, but was settling his contract with the Oakland A's and was unavailable. Jackson was replaced by Stan Smith. Evidently, Jean-Claude Killy withdrew after the first day of competition.

Rotonda West, Florida

Competition Dates: January 28 & 29, 1974.

Air Date: February, 1974.

Announcer: Keith Jackson.

PLC. NAME, SPORT

TEN

SWIM

GOLF

BOWL

WL

BBH

100

HALF

BIKE

OC

TOTAL

MONEY

1. Kyle Rote, Jr., Soccer

7

10

x

7

x

10

4

4

10

x

52

$15,200

2. Reggie Jackson, Baseball

1

x

1

4

10

x

10

x

1

10

37

$8,700

3. Pete Rose, Baseball

3

0

x

10

x

x

7

0

x

7

27

$5,200

4. Stan Smith, Tennis

x

1

0

0

x

7

x

7

7

4

26

$2,600

5. Dan Gable, Wrestling
x

7

x
0

7

0
x

10

0
0

24

$2,400

6. Jim Palmer, Baseball

10

0

7

0

3

x

x
1

2

x

23

$2,300

7. Rod Laver, Tennis

x

x

10

1 1/2

x

1

1

0

4

2

19 1/2

$1,950

8. Arthur Ashe, Tennis

x

x

3

1 1/2

x

4

2

0

0

0

10 1/2

$1,050

9. Brooks Robinson, Baseball

3

0

3

0

3

x

x
0
x
0

9

$1,000

10. Tug McGraw, Baseball
0

4

0
0

x

x

x
2
0

1

7

$1,000

11. Larry Mahan, Rodeo
0
0

x

0

1

2
x
x
0
0

3

$1,000

12. Jean-Claude Killy, Alpine Skiing
0

2

x
0
x
x
x
x
x
x

2

$1,000

 

INDIVIDUAL EVENT RESULTS

TENNIS
1. Jim Palmer

10

2. Kyle Rote, Jr.

7

3. Brooks Robinson

3

3. Pete Rose

3

5. Reggie Jackson

1

6. Larry Mahan
0
6. Tug McGraw
0
8. Jean-Claude Killy
0
Rote d. Killy
6-0
Rose d. Mahan
6-1
Palmer d. McGraw
6-1
Robinson d. Jackson
6-2
Rote d. Rose
6-1
Palmer d. Robinson
6-2
Palmer d. Rote
6-1

SWIMMING - heat 1 (50 Meters)
1. Dan Gable

31.96

2. Tug McGraw

32.68

3. Jim Palmer

34.53

4. Larry Mahan

42.72

5. Brooks Robinson

46.19

SWIMMING - heat 2 (50 Meters)
1. Kyle Rote, Jr.

30.74

2. Stan Smith

32.96

3. Jean-Claude Killy

33.17

4. Pete Rose

40.22

SWIMMING - Final (100 Meters)
1. Kyle Rote, Jr.

1:11.69 r

2. Dan Gable

1:13.36

3. Tug McGraw

1:16.08

4. Jean-Claude Killy

1:22.18

5. Stan Smith

1:22.38

GOLF - 9 holes
1. Rod Laver

40 r

2. Jim Palmer

44

3. Arthur Ashe

47

3. Brooks Robinson

47

5. Reggie Jackson

48

6. Tug McGraw
51
7. Stan Smith
55

BOWLING
1. Pete Rose

185

2. Kyle Rote, Jr.

173

3. Reggie Jackson

170

4. Arthur Ashe

168

4. Rod Laver

168

6. Brooks Robinson
159
7. Dan Gable
154
7. Stan Smith
154
9. Larry Mahan
151
10. Jean-Claude Killy
143
10. Jim Palmer
143
12. Tug McGraw
129

WEIGHT LIFTING
1. Reggie Jackson

200

2. Dan Gable

190

3. Jim Palmer

160

3. Brooks Robinson

160

5. Larry Mahan

140

BASEBALL HIT
1. Kyle Rote, Jr.

14 r

2. Stan Smith

11

3. Arthur Ashe

10

4. Larry Mahan

7

5. Rod Laver

5

6. Dan Gable
3

100 YARD DASH
1. Reggie Jackson

10.94

2. Pete Rose

11.19

3. Kyle Rote, Jr.

11.48

4. Arthur Ashe

11.75

5. Rod Laver

12.34

HALF MILE RUN
1. Dan Gable

2:16.00

2. Stan Smith

2:19.00

3. Kyle Rote, Jr.

2:22.00

4. Tug McGraw

2:24.60

5. Jim Palmer

2:24.81

BIKE RACE - heat 1 (half mile)
1. Rod Laver

1:17.00

2. Jim Palmer

1:18.00

3. Larry Mahan

1:20.75

4. Arthur Ashe

1:27.89

BIKE RACE - heat 2 (half mile)
1. Kyle Rote, Jr.

1:14.05

2. Stan Smith

1:14.89

3. Reggie Jackson

1:15.48

4. Dan Gable

1:16.14

5. Tug McGraw

1:25.00

BIKE RACE - Final (one mile)
1. Kyle Rote, Jr.

2:36.93

2. Stan Smith

2:38.88

3. Rod Laver

2:41.45

4. Jim Palmer

2:41.66

5. Reggie Jackson

3:03.00

OBSTACLE COURSE
1. Reggie Jackson

27.70

27.77
2. Pete Rose

32.02

32.65
3. Stan Smith

34.24

 
4. Rod Laver

37.58

 
5. Tug McGraw

40.87

 
6. Arthur Ashe
43.30
 
7. Dan Gable
43.86
 
8. Brooks Robinson
52.93
 
9. Larry Mahan
52.96
 

e = estimated time

r = Superstars record

N/A = result not available

dnf - did not finish

nm - no mark

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