‘Battle’ Won By Carl Engstrom

The Oregonian – October 17, 1953

Carl Engstrom was declared the winner of the wrestling “Battle Royal” Friday night at the armory after pinning Jack Kiser with a whip wristlock, outlasting a field of seven grapplers.

First man pinned in the grunt and groan extravaganza was Don Kindred. He was followed by Bronko Nagurski, but it took six wrestlers to put the ex-Minnesota football star on the canvas.

Dale Kiser was third man down, “Red” Vagnone fourth, Luther Lindsey fifth, and Jack O’Reilly sixth in the preliminary portion of the card which saw seven men in the ring at one time.

In special matches, Vagnone won a decision over Kiser while Lindsey and O’Reilly wrestled to a draw.

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