Oregon Journal – February 15, 1944
A pair of rugged, custom-built, heavyweight mat stars – Steve Casey and Dean Detton – and a batch of the mat faithful will be on hand Tuesday night to inaugurate the Western Athletic Club’s return to the wrestling wars in the Auditorium.
Casey, currently the No. 1 lad in the eyes of the N.B.A. mat fraternity, and Detton, former world’s champ, will collide in the main event, a 90-minute, two-fall affair in the headliner of a top-notch card.
The Irishman from San Francisco, via Dublin and Boston, takes on a worthy rival in the Idaho-born Detton who, at one time, was a star at the University of Utah in mat and grid warfare.
Colliding in the semi-windup, a one-hour affair, will be Chief Thunderbird, colorful Indian heavyweight, and lithe George Kitzmiller. The opener will pit Broccoli Bob Kruse of Oswego against Johnny Carter of New Zealand in a 30-minute match.
Cal Herman, new matchmaker for the Western Athletic Club, has announced Jack Dodd of the Multnomah Club will referee tonight’s program. Activities get under way at 8:30 p.m.