Jim Casey Draws With Ivan Rasputin

Sacramento Union – November 17, 1942

Ivan Rasputin, long-time favorite of Sacramento mat fans, stole the show last night on Johnny Rogers’ weekly wrestling card in Memorial Auditorium with a thrilling, entertaining draw against Jim Casey, the lion-hearted Celt.

The two were working the 45-minute semi-windup, but actually outclassed the main eventers. Rogers would do well to put the two men back in next week’s main event.

Ted Cox won the main go from Cy Williams, copping the first fall in 24:52 when he threw the Tallahassee Cyclone through the ropes. Williams was injured and hobbled badly for the second fall, losing it in only 28 seconds.

Abe Kashey won the first fall from John Swenski in 16:04, largely because of his superior weight.

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