The New York Times – February 23, 1917
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22. – Joe Stecher of Nebraska defeated Ad Santel, Pacific Coast wrestling champion, here today in two straight falls. The men are heavyweights. Stecher got his second fall in 11 minutes 54 seconds with a double wristlock. The first fall was won in 38 minutes 17 seconds and was obtained with a body scissors and a double wristlock.