IndianaRunner wrote:Thanks for the great information, rhymans, which confirms my own research that the earliest dual between the two countries was in 1982, not 1981. Perhaps the mark in Indiana's Best was from 1982...Nitsch would still be a freshman at Wisconsin University and might have made the junior team that year? If so, it shouldn't be in Indiana's Best which is high school performances only.
As was mentioned, the 1982 dual US-GDR dual match was at the senior level, and Nitsch was not a part of that National Team.
She also was not a part of the Junior National Team in 1982, as the rules in that year limited women competitors to those born no earlier than 1964 (Nitsch was born in 1963).
Her best mark in 1982 is listed as 47-9 for 8th at the AIAW Championships held at College Station.
Sorry, still no help in verifying a HS mark farther than 46-3.