1974 MEN'S PRELIMINARY 4

The final preliminary round would feature football players as well as boxers, auto racers and an Olympic champion decathlete. With three wins and two seconds, O.J. Simpson dominated the event to win by five points over Miami Dolphin safety Dick Anderson. Franco Harris would remain a consistent scorer to finish third. Interesting is the appearance of South African Formula One driver Jody Scheckter who would win the World Superstars seven years later. Sources disagree on whether Staubach or Scheckter finished fifth in the obstacle course. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, which was a local paper that covered the event completely, listed Scheckter in fifth place and Staubach with a time five seconds slower than other sources.

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. O.J. Simpson, Football

10

x

x

1

2

7

10

7

x

10

47

$14,700

2. Dick Anderson, Football

1

7

10

x

x

0

x

10

10

4

42

$9,200

3. Franco Harris, Football

7

x

x

7

4

4

7

x

1

7

37

$6,200

4. Jerry Quarry, Boxing

x

0

7

10

1

10

x

x

0

0

28

$2,800

5. Roger Staubach, Football

x

x

4

2

x

1

2

4

7

1

20

$2,000

6. Carl Eller, Football

x

x

x

0

10

1

4

2

0

2

19

$1,900

7. Jody Scheckter, Auto Racing

0

10

2

x

0

x

x

1

4

1

18

$1,800

8. Bill Toomey, Decathlon

4

4

x

0

7

1

x

x

0

0

16

$1,600

9. Craig Breedlove, Auto Racing

x

2

x

4

0

x

0

0

0

x

6

$1,000

10. Emerson Fittipaldi, Auto Racing

2

0

x

0

x

0

x

0

2

x

4

$1,000

11. Bobby Allison, Auto Racing

x

1

1

0

x

0

0

x

0

0

2

$1,000

12. Bob Foster, Boxing

x

x

x

0

0

0

1

0

x

x

1

$1,000


INDIVIDUAL EVENT RESULTS

TENNIS
1. O.J. Simpson

10

2. Franco Harris

7

3. Bill Toomey

3

4. Emerson Fittipaldi

3

5. Dick Anderson

1

6. Jody Scheckter

0

Harris d. Anderson
6-2
Toomey d. Fittipaldi
7-5
Simpson d. Toomey
6-0
Harris d. Scheckter
6-1
Simpson d. Harris
6-3

SWIMMING - heat 1 (50 Meters)
1. Jody Scheckter

33.96

2. Bill Toomey

36.42

3. Bobby Allison

41.44

SWIMMING - heat 2 (50 Meters)
1. Dick Anderson

35.42

2. Craig Breedlove

40.17

3. Jerry Quarry

46.97

4. Emerson Fittipaldi

48.13

SWIMMING - Final (100 Meters)
1. Jody Scheckter

1:14.35

2. Dick Anderson

1:20.48

3. Bill Toomey

1:32.16

4. Craig Breedlove

1:39.31

5. Bobby Allison

1:39.48

GOLF - 9 holes
1. Dick Anderson

43

2. Jerry Quarry

50

3. Roger Staubach

51

4. Jody Scheckter

70

5. Bobby Allison

73

BOWLING
1. Jerry Quarry

191

2. Franco Harris

183

3. Craig Breedlove

175

4. Roger Staubach

167

5. O.J. Simpson

125

6. Bill Toomey
123
7. Bobby Allison
119
8. Bob Foster
114
9. Carl Eller
112
10. Emerson Fittipaldi
105

WEIGHT LIFTING
1. Carl Eller

280 r

2. Bill Toomey

275

3. Franco Harris

260

4. O.J. Simpson

220

5. Jerry Quarry

210

6. Craig Breedlove
160
6. Jody Scheckter
160

BASEBALL HIT
1. Jerry Quarry

17 r

2. O.J. Simpson

13

3. Franco Harris

10

4. Carl Eller

6

4. Roger Staubach

6

4. Bill Toomey

6

7. Dick Anderson
5
8. Bobby Allison
3
8. Bob Foster
3
10. Emerson Fittipaldi
N/A

100 YARD DASH - heat 1
1. Carl Eller

11.31

2. Roger Staubach

13.12

3. Bobby Allison

13.89

100 YARD DASH - heat 2
1. O.J. Simpson

10.80

2. Franco Harris

11.13

3. Bob Foster

12.55

4. Craig Breedlove

13.06

100 YARD DASH - Final
1. O.J. Simpson

10.18 r

2. Franco Harris

10.69

3. Carl Eller

11.37

4. Roger Staubach

11.59

5. Bob Foster

12.46

HALF MILE RUN
1. Dick Anderson

2:12.00 r

2. O.J. Simpson

2:24.40

3. Roger Staubach

2:24.80

4. Carl Eller

2:25.50

5. Jody Scheckter

2:30.80

BIKE RACE - heat 1 (half mile)
1. Roger Staubach

1:17.13

2. Franco Harris

1:17.14

3. Jody Scheckter

1:17.57

4. Jerry Quarry

1:17.93

5. Bobby Allison

1:30.60

BIKE RACE - heat 2 (half mile)
1. Dick Anderson

1:16.64

2. Emerson Fittipaldi

1:18.00

3. Carl Eller

1:20.00

4. Bill Toomey

1:20.51

5. Craig Breedlove

1:23.73

BIKE RACE - Final (one mile)
1. Dick Anderson

2:38.00

2. Roger Staubach

2:40.69

3. Jody Scheckter

2:41.18

4. Emerson Fittipaldi

2:47.76

5. Franco Harris

2:55.23

OBSTACLE COURSE
1. O.J. Simpson

25.13

N/A
2. Franco Harris

26.47

28.56
3. Dick Anderson

31.70

 
4. Carl Eller

31.81

 
5. Jody Scheckter

42.55

 
6. Bill Toomey
45.00
 
7. Roger Staubach
45.90
 
8. Biobbt Allison
55.33
 

e = estimated time

r = Superstars record

N/A = result not available

dnf - did not finish

nm - no mark

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