Gotch Defeats Hjalmar Lundin

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – January 22, 1908

Champion Wrestler Wins Grueling Match at Lowell

Lowell, Mass., Jan. 21. – Frank A. Gotch and Hjalmar Lundin wrestled for the heavyweight championship of America at the Opera House to-night.  Gotch won, getting two falls in succession after a grueling series of twists.  The first fall came in 24 minutes and 38 seconds, and the second in 15 minutes and 21 seconds.

Gotch worked his toe-hold to perfection for the first fall, and the hammerlock for the second.  Lundin put up a game fight, although he was unable to get much advantage over Gotch.

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