The story below is a true account of how the USA 160 lb would be decided .
Using a blind draw for weight class - those 2 decide the team championship .
There was however some "bad blood" in the rivalry. Myron and Doug were teammates at OSU. Myron graduated in 1956 and immediately took over as head coach. Doug wasn't Roderick's style of wrestler and Doug probably didn't adjust well to being told how to wrestle by his former teammate. At the final tryouts, Roderick was in Kenyon's corner. Port Robertson was in Doug's corner. There "was no love lost" between either coaches or wrestlers. After having battled to numerous draws in previous matches, a winner/US team member had to be determined. The mat was placed under the biggest shade tree on campus, removed from the entire athletic complex. The battle was waged. It was not pretty, or a disappointment to anyone in attendance, except Kenyon and Roderick; and they certainly had nothing to be ashamed of. It was like two raging rams charging directly into each other over and over. At the end of the match, Doug was bleeding profusely from his face and forehead and Kenyon's eye was swollen shut. Doug won but it could have gone either way.