Nagurski To Headline Friday Program

The Oregonian – October 16, 1953

One of the greatest football players in collegiate grid history, Bronko Nagurski, will take the spotlight in the top attraction of the Portland Wrestling Club’s mat show at the armory Friday night.

Nagurski, who won his football fame at Minnesota and once was recognized as the heavyweight champion grappler, will appear in a seven-man battle royal. Now weighing about 260, Bronko probably will be the principal target of the six rivals.

Those who will go against him are Don Kindred, Jack Kiser, Red Vagnone, Luther Lindsey, Jack O’Reilly and Carl Engstrom.

First man tossed will be through for the night, but the others will return for three separate matches. The order of the bouts will be determined by falls, with the last two survivors going for a special purse.

The action starts at 8:30 p.m.

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