Historical Sports Photo: A Historical Tumble From 1944

The 1943-44 Juneau High School Tumbling Club under the direction on nine-year coach Mr. Henry Harmen. Top, left-to-right: Melvin Daroff, Jerry Moore, and Nathan Skinner. Middle, l-r: Don Perry, Tommy Williams, Douglas Boddy, Mike Johnstone, and Mr. Henry Harmon. Bottom, l-r: Dannie Morris, Don Daigler, Sherwood Jones, John Borbridge, Billy Carlson, and Beverly Lane. Not pictured are Roy Gray, Gene Hanna, Minard Mill, Leonhard Olsen, and Jim Rude. According to the Totem, this was the year, in addition to the routine tumbling practice, that the boys became proficient in headstands, cartwheels, forward dives and rolls. They also spent time learning the Commando tactics adopted from the regulation military procedure. The club presented a very unusual act in the vaudeville show with the boys doing a lot of rolls, flips, and dives and a few comics that amused the crowd.


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