Roller Again Wins From Westergaard

Tacoma Daily News – April 28, 1908

SEATTLE – Dr. B.F. Roller defeated Jess Westergaard for the second time last night, winning two straight falls from him at the Dreamland skating rink.

Roller took the first fall with a crotch and half Nelson in 36 minutes and 20 seconds, and the second in exactly 20 minutes, with a chancery and bar hold and a leg scissors hold. Both falls were secured after a most stubborn battle, which excited the crowd and brought forth repeated applause.

Harry Bloraham refereed the contest, while Will H. Morris, the well-known attorney, acted as master of ceremonies, his portion of the work being to introduce the principals to the audience.

Roller says he is now prepared for the contest with Fred Beell, the Wisconsin wonder, after which, if he is successful, he will ask for a match with Frank Gotch for the wrestling championship of the world.

Roller declares that Beell is the best man in the business with the exception of Gotch. Since Beell has thrown Gotch, it would seem that Roller has a stiff job cut out for him in meeting the Wisconsin wrestler.


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