Category Archives: 1892


The New York Times – March 12, 1892

Joseph Acton, the catch-as-catch-can wrestler, was defeated by two straight falls Thursday night in San Francisco by Daniel S. McLeod.

Lewis the Better Wrestler

The New York Times – March 22, 1892

Chicago, March 21. – Evan Lewis of Madison, Wis., defeated John King of Michigan this evening in three out of five wrestling bouts.  Lewis won the catch-as-catch-can in 9 ½ minutes, side-hold in 3 minutes, and Graeco-Roman in 5 minutes.

King won the Cornish in 13 minutes and the collar-and-elbow in 15 minutes.