1977 MEN'S FINAL

Soccer player Kyle Rote, Jr. won his unprecedented third Superstars championship over a series of close challengers. Rote set a record of 1:07.00 in the 100 meter swimming event and then took the overall lead with a victory in bowling. The decisive moment of the competition occurred during the bike race final. New Zealand Olympic track champion Peter Snell was lurking in the pack, comfortably controlling the pace of the event when he leaned in an a curve and his inside pedal caught the track, sending Snell out of control. He was able to right himself enough to finish fourth, but Rote's third place finish enabled him to capture his third Superstars title. Had Snell finished first and Rote fourth, Snell would have won the overall event 33 to 32 1/2. Motocross rider Jim Weinert had qualified for the event, but was forced to withdraw when he aggravated an elbow injury practicing for bowling. I do not know if Weinert competed in any events, but he was introduced at the beginning of the TV broadcast, so I have included him as a participant here. Not all of the point totals are confirmed, but I am quite confident from all sources I have been able to access that the results are correct.

Rotonda West, Florida

Competition Dates: February 19-21, 1977.

Air Date: February 21, 1977.

Announcers: Keith Jackson, Reggie Jackson and Bruce Jenner.

PLC. NAME, SPORT
TEN ROW SWIM WL HALF BBH BOWL 100 BIKE OC TOTAL
MONEY
1. Kyle Rote, Jr., Soccer
7
10
x
2
1 1/2
10
4
34 1/2
$35,350
2. Dave Casper, Football
x
2
4
10
x
10
0
0
x
2
28
$20,900
2. Guy Drut, 110 Hurdles
1
0
10
x
7
10
28
$20,900
4. Peter Snell, 800/1500 Meters
10
10
x
x
2
1
2
25
$7,500
5. Jim Taylor, Football
4
4
2 1/3
x
4
10
24 1/3
$7,300
6. Billy Johnson, Football
0
0
1 1/2
1
10
x
7
19 1/2
$5,850
7. Floyd Little, Football
7
4
4
x
4
19
$5,700
8. Steve Garvey, Baseball
2
2 1/3
0
x
7
2
1
14 1/3
$4,300
9. Felipe Pomar, Surfing
7
x
7
0
0
14
$4,200
10. Lynn Swann, Football
1
0
1
4
7
x
0
13
$3,900
11. Steve Grogan, Football
7
2 1/3
x
0
1
10 1/3
$3,100
12. Kevin Dobson, Celebrity
2
x
0
7
x
0
9
$2,700
13. Jim Lonborg, Baseball
1
x
0
x
0
1
$300
14. Jim Weinert, Motorcycling
wd
wd
wd
wd
wd
wd
wd
wd
wd
wd
0
$0

INDIVIDUAL EVENT RESULTS

TENNIS

1. Peter Snell

10

2. Kyle Rote, Jr.

7

3. Jim Taylor

4

4. Steve Garvey

2

5. Lynn Swann

1

Snell d. Rote
6-4

ROWING

1. Peter Snell

39.95

40.78

2. Steve Grogan

N/A

48.01

3. Jim Taylor

40.87

4. Dave Casper

40.97

 
5. Guy Drut
42.81
 

SWIMMING - heats (50 Meters)

1. Dave Casper

29.18

2. Kyle Rote, Jr.

30.11

3. Felipe Pomar

30.49

4. Kevin Dobson
31.18
5. Jim Lonborg
32.23

SWIMMING - Final (100 Meters)

1. Kyle Rote, Jr.

1:07.00

2. Felipe Pomar

1:09.02

3. Dave Casper

1:16.22

4. Kevin Dobson
1:19.22
5. Jim Lonborg
1:25.64

WEIGHT LIFTING

1. Dave Casper

260

2. Floyd Little

250

3. Steve Garvey

240

3. Steve Grogan

240

3. Jim Taylor

240

6. Guy Drut
230
6. Lynn Swann
230
8. Billy Johnson
210

HALF MILE RUN

1. Guy Drut

2:16.49

2. Felipe Pomar

2:17.08

3. Floyd Little

2:18.76

4. Kyle Rote, Jr.

2:20.01

5. Lynn Swann

2:20.10

6. Steve Garvey
N/A
7. Kevin Dobson
N/A
8. Billy Johnson
N/A
9. Jim Lonborg
N/A

BASEBALL HIT

1. Dave Casper

19

2. Kevin Dobson

18

3. Jim Taylor

15

4. Billy Johnson

13

4. Kyle Rote, Jr.

13

BOWLING

1. Kyle Rote, Jr.

182

2. Steve Garvey

172

3. Lynn Swann

164

4. Peter Snell

157

5. Billy Johnson

149

9. Dave Casper
112

100 YARD DASH - heats

1. Lynn Swann

10.49

2. Billy Johnson

10.53

3. Floyd Little

10.57

4. Steve Garvey
10.74
5. Peter Snell
10.94
6. Dave Casper
10.99

100 YARD DASH - final

1. Billy Johnson

10.00

2. Lynn Swann

10.60

3. Floyd Little

10.84

4. Steve Garvey

11.36

5. Peter Snell

dnf

BIKE RACE - heat 1 (1/2 Mile)

1. Peter Snell

1:12.48

2. Kyle Rote, Jr.

1:13.42

3. Steve Garvey

1:14.17

4. Jim Lonborg

1:24.44

BIKE RACE - heat 2 (1/2 Mile)

1. Guy Drut

1:15.95

2. Jim Taylor

1:16.41

3. Steve Grogan

1:16.87

4. Felipe Pomar

1:18.73

BIKE RACE-final (Mile)

1. Jim Taylor

3:06.72

2. Guy Drut

3:06.95

3. Kyle Rote, Jr.

3:07.47

4. Peter Snell

3:07.74

5. Steve Garvey

3:08.07

OBSTACLE COURSE

1. Guy Drut

23.96

N/A

2. Billy Johnson

25.81

25.44

3. Floyd Little

26.26

4. Dave Casper

27.97

 
5. Steve Grogan
29.10
 
Felipe Pomar
N/A
 
Steve Grogan
N/A
 
Lynn Swann
39.7e
 

e = estimated time

r = Superstars record

N/A = result not available

dnf - did not finish

nm - no mark

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