Casey Tosses Utah Grappler

Oregon Journal – February 16, 1944

Irish Steve Casey, Boston grappler, carried off honors in the main bout of the revival of heavyweight wrestling under the Western Athletic Club banner Tuesday night in the Auditorium by taking two out of three falls from Dean Detton of Salt Lake.

A crowd of 1,400 saw the show which, through an offer of a ringside seat for a $100 war bond, resulted in the selling of $13,900 worth of bonds.

An armlock gave Casey the first fall and after he had dropped the second fall, he used a crotch hold to gain the match. Detton pinned Casey in the second fall with a short arm scissors.

Chief Thunderbird took two out of three falls to win the semi-windup from George Kitzmiller. Bob Kruse beat Jack Carter of New Zealand in the one-fall opener.

The Western Athletic Club will resume its regular Wednesday night schedule of matches March 1.

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