1977 MEN'S PRELIMINARY 3

For the fourth consecutive year soccer player Kyle Rote, Jr. won his preliminary round. In winning four events, Rote came within two points of the Superstars record of Bob Seagren. The next two places went to Olympic downhill champions with Superstars experience from Europe. Austrian Franz Klammer captured the half mile and the bike race to grab second while Switzerland's Bernhard Russi took third. Russi's performance was even more impressive as he won the obstacle course despite a very sore hamstring. Rain forced the obstacle course to be delayed a day and it was doubtful that Russi would even be able to contend the obstacle course. Unfortunately, neither skiier could compete in the finals due to their commitments on the World Cup skiing curcuit.

Rotonda West, Florida

Competition Dates: September 11-13, 1976.

Air Date: February 6, 1977.

Announcers: Keith Jackson and Bob Beattie.

PLC. NAME, SPORT
TEN SWIM ROW WL BOWL 100 HALF BIKE BBH OC TOTAL
MONEY
1. Kyle Rote, Jr., Soccer
10
10
x
7
10
7
x
4
10
x
58
$15,800
2. Franz Klammer, Alpine Skiing
x
x
10
2 1/3
1
1
10
10
x
7
41 1/3
$9,133
3. Bernhard Russi, Alpine Skiing
4
2
4
x
x
4
scr
7
x
10
31
$5,600
4. Mark Howe, Ice Hockey
2
4
7
0
7
x
x
1
1/3
x
21 1/3
$2,133
5. Alvan Adams, Basketball
0
7
10
x
0
2
0
19
$1,900
5. Dave Bing, Basketball
1
2
10
2
4
0
19
$1,900
7. Garry Unger, Ice Hockey
0
2
x
x
2
7
1
12
$1,200
8. Sugar Ray Leonard, Boxing
x
4
0
4
0
2
10
$1,000
9. Phil Smith, Basketball
x
2 1/3
2
1
4
9 1/3
$933
10. Earl Monroe, Basketball
7
1
0
x
0
1/3
8 1/3
$833
11. Howard Davis, Boxing
0
0
7
7
$700
12. Adrian Dantley, Basketball
x
1
2 1/3
0
0
1/3
3 2/3
$367
13. Paul Silas, Basketball
x
0
0
0
$0


Kyle Rote, Jr. once again used bowling to key a Superstars victory


Dave Bing edges Rote by one-onehundredth of a second to win the 100 yard dash


Olympic ski champ Franz Klammer of Austria pulls away from the field in the half mile run


Klammer beats ski rival Russi in the mile bike race


Rote posts another win with 18 points in the baseball hit


Russi, despite a leg injury, wins the obstacle course over rival Klammer to secure third place overall

INDIVIDUAL EVENT RESULTS

TENNIS

1. Kyle Rote, Jr.

10

2. Earl Monroe

7

3. Bernhard Russi

4

4. Mark Howe

2

5. Dave Bing

1

6. Garry Unger

0

7. Alvan Adams

0

8. Howard Davis

0

Rote d. Adams
6-1
Howe d. Davis
6-0
Russi d. Bing
6-4
Munroe d. Unger
6-3
Rote d. Howe
6-0
Munroe d. Russi
7-5
Rote d. Munroe
6-3

SWIMMING (100 Meters)

1. Kyle Rote, Jr.

1:13.18

2. Alvan Adams

1:24.14

3. Mark Howe

1:34.93

4. Bernhard Russi

1:37.38

5. Adrian Dantley

2:25.80

ROWING (100 yards)

1. Franz Klammer

38.94

N/A
2. Mark Howe
39.26
N/A
3. Bernhard Russi
41.77
4. Garry Unger
44.94
 
5. Earl Monroe
1:01.24
 

WEIGHT LIFTING

1. Alvan Adams

215

2. Kyle Rote, Jr.

210

3. Adrian Dantley

200

3. Franz Klammer

200

3. Phil Smith

200

100 YARD DASH - heat 1

1. Kyle Rote, Jr.

11.18

2. Bernhard Russi

11.23

3. Dave Bing

11.29

4. Franz Klammer
11.47
5. Adrian Dantley
12.40

100 YARD DASH - heat 2

1. Phil Smith

11.54

2. Howard Davis

12.3e

3. Sugar Ray Leonard

12.4e

4. Paul Silas
12.6e

WEIGHT LIFTING

1. Alvan Adams

N/A

2. Kyle Rote, Jr.

N/A

3. Adrian Dantley

N/A

3. Franz Klammer

N/A

3. Phil Smith

149

BOWLING

1. Kyle Rote, Jr.

164

2. Mark Howe

160

3. Sugar Ray Leonard

154

4. Dave Bing

152

5. Franz Klammer

149

100 YARD DASH - final

1. Dave Bing

11.15

2. Kyle Rote, Jr.

11.16

3. Bernhard Russi

11.19

4. Phil Smith

11.54

5. Franz Klammer

11.84

HALF MILE RUN

1. Franz Klammer

2:12.65

2. Howard Davis

2:14.68

3. Sugar Ray Leonard

2:14.81

4. Dave Bing

2:14.95

5. Phil Smith

2:18.72

Alvan Adams
N/A
Adrian Dantley
N/A
Earl Monroe
N/A
Paul Silas
N/A

BIKE RACE - heats (1/2 Mile)

1. Franz Klammer

1:11.93

2. Mark Howe

1:12.73

3. Bernhard Russi

1:14.09

4. Garry Unger

1:15.10

5. Kyle Rote, Jr.
1:15.70

BIKE RACE-final (Mile)

1. Franz Klammer

2:37.56

2. Bernhard Russi

2:37.66

3. Kyle Rote, Jr.

2:38.00

4. Garry Unger

2:38.83

5. Mark Howe

2:40.71

BASEBALL HIT

1. Kyle Rote, Jr.

18

2. Garry Unger

13

3. Dave Bing

12

4. Alvan Adams

10

5. Adrian Dantley

6

5. Mark Howe
6
5. Earl Monroe
6

OBSTACLE COURSE

1. Bernhard Russi

27.30

27.70

2. Franz Klammer

29.06

29.4e

3. Phil Smith
30.80
 
4. Sugar Ray Leonard
31.20
 
5. Garry Unger
32.09
 
Alvan Adams

35.85

 

Dave Bing

48.41
BS/HB

 

e = estimated time

r = Superstars record

N/A = result not available

dnf - did not finish

nm - no mark

HOME