1979 - 1980
Director: George F. Kramer
Assistant Coaches: Joseph Murray and Tom Cockley
President: Pete Wagner (spring), Robbi Rose (fall)
Vice President: Robbi Rose
Secretary: Kathy McGuire
Treasurer: Larry Wexler
Historian: Sandra Timberlake
Best Act: (tie) Men's Doubles - Larry Wexler and Pete Wagner
High Bar - Cavan Redmond, Jesse Brande, Jeff Wright, Bill Levenson, and Bernie Bohince
Best Female Trouper: Diana Hunt
Best Male Trouper: Jesse Brande
Dr. George Kramer and Dr. Joseph Murray (having received his doctorate in Physical Education) and Tom Cockley continued to coach the Troupe.
Despite the disappointment of not having a Home Show, many of the troupers returned the next year. Along with a crew of pledges, they had a new determination to succeed.
"Well they came back stronger, and motivated, and they found out, I guess, that they couldn't get by without producing quality work."
- Dr. George Kramer
Road show season went well, with shows in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania and everything was being prepared for Home Show when a wrench was thrown into the works. At the last minute, Student Entertainment Enterprises tried to schedule a Jimmy Buffet concert in Cole Field House during Home Show week. After much consideration about the advisability of having a Home Show after a shortened week of practice, the Gymkana Troupe decided not to allow the concert. Despite the protests of many students, the Troupe went on to give its 33rd Annual Home Show (in the 34th year of the Troupe), "University of Maryland Gymkana Troupe Tours Ancient Rome." Complete with emperors and plenty of togas, the Troupe made its way through the glory and splendor that was ancient Rome.
After not having put together a Home Show the previous year, the Troupe had once again found its way.
Cambridge South Dorchester H.S.
Golden Ring Junior H.S.
Hagerstown Junior College
University of Delaware
University of Baltimore
Western Maryland College
Thomas Stone High School
Southwestern High School