Newt Loken

Sailor, Deceased Person

1919 – 2011

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Who was Newt Loken?

Newton C. Loken was an artistic gymnast and coach of gymnastics, trampolining and cheerleading. While a member of the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's gymnastics team, Loken was NCAA all-around gymnastics champion in 1942 and the Big Ten Conference all-around champion in 1941 and 1942. He was the coach of the University of Michigan gymnastics team for 36 years from 1948-1983. Loken's gymnasts won the NCAA championships in 1963 and 1970, as well as 12 Big Ten championships. His record as Michigan's gymnastics coach was 250-72-1. Loken also coached the Michigan trampolining team to NCAA championships in 1969 and 1970.

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Born
Feb 27, 1919
Minnesota
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Minnesota
Lived in
  • Minnesota
Died
Jun 28, 2011

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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