1975 MEN'S PRELIMINARY 1

The third year of Superstars got underway in August of 1974 with a variety of winter sports athletes. Thirteen athletes arrived in Rotonda West to contest the preliminary round. Two athletes, basketball's Lou Hudson and hockey's Bernie Parent were scheduled to compete, but did not show up. Pete Maravich was nursing a hamstring injury from a basketball camp earlier in the summer, so he limited himself to two events - bowling and the baseball hit. Rain on the first day of competition postponed the swimming and weight lifting events, causing their inclusion on an unscheduled third day of competition following the obstacle course. Rowing made its first appearance, held over a 175 yard course which accounts for the slow times. John Havlicek of the Boston Celtics jumped to the early lead after day one with second place finishes in tennis and bowling. However, 1973 champion Bob Seagren stormed to an easy win and a record 60 points. Finishing behind Seagren was his bitter pole vaulting rival Steve Smith. Smith finished second in four events that Seagren won. Dutch speed skater Ard Schenk qualified for his second Superstars final on the strength of his victory in the bike race.

Rotonda West, Florida

Competition Dates: August 12-14, 1974

Air Date: January 5, 1975

Announcer: Keith Jackson.

PLC. NAME, SPORT
TEN 100 ROW BOWL HALF BIKE BBH OC WL SWIM TOTAL
MONEY
1. Bob Seagren, Pole Vault
X
10
10
X
10
7
X
10
3
10
60
$16,000
2. Steve Smith, Pole Vault
7
7
0
X
7
10
7
38
$8,800
3. Ard Schenk, Speed Skating
X
4
1
0
4
10
X
4
1/2
X
23 1/2
$4,850
4. John Havlicek, Basketball
7
X
7
1
0
3
X
4
22
$2,200
5. Jim McMillian, Basketball
10
X
0
1
7
2
20
$2,000
6. Rod Milburn, 110 Hurdles
X
7
0
0
7
14
$1,400
7. Yvan Cournoyer, Ice Hockey
0
X
X
10
0
3
13
$1,300
8. Dave Wottle, 800 Meters
2
4
3
X
2
1
12
$1,200
9. Pete Maravich, Basketball
0
X
0
10
X
X
0
X
0
0
10
$1,000
10. Rod Gilbert, Ice Hockey
4
X
1
X
0
3
0
8
$1,000
11. Bill Bradley, Basketball
2
X
0
3
X
X
1
X
0
1
7
$1,000
12. Dave Schultz, Ice Hockey
X
X
4
0
1/2
2
6 1/2
$1,000
13. James Hunt, Auto Racing
1
1
2
0
2
0
X
0
X
X
6
$1,000

INDIVIDUAL EVENT RESULTS

BIKE RACE - heat 1

1. Ard Schenk
1:17.45
2. Bob Seagren
1:17.92
3. Dave Wottle
1:18.42
4. Rod Gilbert
1:19.20
5. James Hunt
1:22.62

BIKE RACE - heat 2

1. Dave Schultz
1:16.99
2. Jim McMillian
1:19.05
3. Rod Milburn
1:20.69
4. John Havlicek
1:21.9

TENNIS

1. Jim McMillian
10
2. John Havlicek
7
3. Rod Gilbert
4
4. Bill Bradley
2
5. James Hunt
1
McMillian def. Hunt
7-5
Gilbert d. Cournoyer
6-3
McMillian d. Bradley
default
Havlicek d. Gilbert
6-2
McMillian def. Havlicek
6-4

100 YARD DASH - heat 1

1. Steve Smith
11.12
2. Ard Schenk
11.28
3. Yvan Cournoyer
12.33

100 YARD DASH - heat 2

1. Bob Seagren
11.62
2. Dave Wottle
11.81
3. James Hunt
12.00

100 YARD DASH - final

1. Bob Seagren
10.65
2. Steve Smith
10.72
3. Ard Schenk
11.03
4. Dave Wottle
11.15
5. James Hunt
11.88

ROWING - 175 yards

1. Bob Seagren
1:20.78
1:17.84 r
2. Steve Smith
1:24.44
N/A
3. Dave Wottle
1:24.52
4. James Hunt
1:26.43
5. Ard Schenk
1:28.17

BOWLING

1. Pete Maravich *
168
40
2. John Havlicek
168
28
3. Bill Bradley
163
3. Dave Wottle
163
5. Rod Gilbert
160
N/A. James Hunt
130
 

* - Maravich won a three frame roll-off.

HALF MILE RUN

1. Bob Seagren
2:11.56
2. Rod Milburn
2:12.42
3. Ard Schenk
2:12.60
4. James Hunt
2:15.60
5. John Havlicek
2:16.84
6. Steve Smith
N/A
7. Jim McMillian
N/A

BIKE RACE - final

1. Ard Schenk
2:47.56
2. Bob Seagren
2:48.89
3. Dave Schultz
2:49.90
4. Dave Wottle
2:51.69
5. Jim McMillian
2:52.09

BASEBALL HIT

1. Yvan Cournoyer
15
2. Jim McMillian
12
3. Rod Gilbert
11
3. John Havlicek
11
5. Bill Bradley
10

OBSTACLE COURSE

1. Bob Seagren
23.79
23.97
2. Steve Smith
25.94
25.30
3. Ard Schenk
26.23
4. Jim McMillian
28.60
5. Dave Wottle
30.10
6. Rod Milburn
31.41
(HB)
 
7. Yvan Cournoyer
35.43
(HB)
 
8. Dave Schultz
37.13
(TR)
 
9. James Hunt
44.76
(TR)
 
10. Rod Gilbert
45.94
(WH+HB)
 

WEIGHT LIFTING

1. Steve Smith
220
2. Rod Milburn
210
3. Yvan Cournoyer
200
3. Bob Seagren
200
5. Ard Schenk
180
5. Dave Schultz
180

SWIMMING - final

1. Bob Seagren
1:16.01
2. Steve Smith
1:23.55
3. John Havlicek
1:37.94
4. Dave Schultz
2:04.62
5. Bill Bradley
DNF

e = estimated time

r = Superstars record

N/A = result not available

dnf - did not finish

nm - no mark

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