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Compton Homecoming football game program, held at Compton's Ramsaur Stadium, during Compton J.C.'s unforgettable season. Friends, Teammates, Future Olympians: Bob Mathias and Sim Iness, high school track and field seniors, 1948. Program from the 1948 Junior Rose Bowl Game held in Pasadena, CA between Compton College and Duluth Junior College.  Compton won the game 48-14, making them the National Junior Collegiate Football Champions of 1948. Picture of tackle Sim Iness as part of Compton College's football lineup for the 1948 Junior Rose Bowl Game.  Compton, coached by 1936 Olympic Discus gold medalist Ken Carpenter, walked away with their first undefeated season in Compton College history.

Portrait from Sport magazine of USC Olympians (top to bottom): Jack Davis, Parry O'Brien, Sim Iness, and Jim Lea. Winding up for another Olympic Record breaking toss; XVth Olympiad, Helsinki, Finland, July 22, 1952. Trading card from set of Olympic trading cards from Belgium; date unknown. Sim on the cover of the 1953 Official NCAA Track and Field Guide.

Ticket for the Sim Iness Victory Dinner held in Tulare, CA, honoring the new World Record Holder. U.S. trading card from 'Greatest Olympians' trading card set; introduced for the 1984 Olympics held in Los Angeles, CA. Sim Iness Gymnasium on the campus of Tulare Union High School, dedicated on 'Sim Iness Day' in the city of Tulare, October 21, 1994. 1960 Winter Olympic Cauldron at Bob Mathias Stadium on the campus of Tulare Union High School located at 755 E. Kern Ave.

1960 Winter Olympic Cauldron at Bob Mathias Stadium on the campus of Tulare Union High School located at 755 E. Kern Ave. 1960 Winter Olympic Cauldron at Bob Mathias Stadium on the campus of Tulare Union High School located at 755 E. Kern Ave. Olympic Cauldron Plaque Sim Iness Collection housed at the Tulare City Historical Museum located at 444 West Tulare Ave.

 

Sim Iness Collection housed at the Tulare City Historical Museum located at 444 West Tulare Ave. Tulare, CA mural titled 'Olympic Gold', honoring Tulare's two Olympic gold medalists, Bob Mathias and Sim Iness. The mural, created by local Tularean artist Colleen Mitchell-Veyna, is located on the side of the Tulare Chamber of Commerce building located at 220 East Tulare Avenue. California Community College Sports Hall of Fame induction award, 2012  


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