Category Archives: 1904

The Theatres

The Sydney Morning Herald – June 27, 1904

Jack Carkeek continues to throw all comers before large houses at the Opera House, where a bright programme in addition is being submitted.

Challenge Is Issued

Los Angeles Herald – January 14, 1904

Young Whistler, Well Known Mat Artist, Seeks Opponents

Young Whistler, champion lightweight wrestler of the world, hereby challenges Chiba, the champion Japanese wrestler, to a match, catch-as-catch-can or Graeco-Roman.  This challenge is open to all comers and it is made by a man who has met and thrown some of the crack wrestlers of the country.  Anyone desiring to try conclusions with Young Whistler can make arrangements for a match by calling at The Herald office.

Tom Jenkins Wins Match With Lundin

The St. Paul Globe – February 18, 1904

Cleveland Champion Takes Two of the Three Falls From Swede Wrestler.

NEW YORK, Feb. 17. – Tom Jenkins, of Cleveland, defeated Hjalmar Lundin, of Sweden, tonight in Brooklyn, in a mixed wrestling match, winning the first and third falls.  Jenkins won the first fall with a leg and catch hold in twenty minutes.  The second fall, Graeco-Roman style, was won by Lundin in a half-Nelson and neck hold in 25 minutes and 10 seconds.  The third and deciding fall was gained by Jenkins with a back hammer lock; time 19 minutes 27 seconds.

Tom Sharkey Wins A Wrestling Match

Los Angeles Herald – February 3, 1904

John Piening Fails To Throw Sailor Three Times

BOSTON, Feb. 2. – Tom Sharkey won in the wrestling bout with John Piening before the Criterion Athletic club tonight.  The match was for a percentage of the receipts and a side bet of $1000.  Piening contracted to throw Sharkey three times within an hour.  Piening got the first fall in 16 minutes, and the second in 34 minutes, but failed to get the third.

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St. John Daily Sun – February 17, 1904

NEW YORK, Feb. 17. – Tom Jenkins of Cleveland defeated Hjalmar Lundin of Sweden tonight in Brooklyn in a mixed wrestling match, winning the first and third falls.  Jenkins won the first fall with a leg and catch hold in 20 minutes.  The second fall, Graeco-Roman style, was won by Lundin a half Nelson and neck hold, 25 minutes 10 seconds.  The third and deciding fall was gained by Jenkins with a back hammerlock; time, 14 minutes, 27 seconds.

Wrestler Lundin Won From Rogers

The World – March 12, 1904

BUFFALO, March12.–Hjalmar Lundin, Swedish champion, defeated Charlie Rogers, the big New England wrestler, in a best-two-out-of-three match at the Olympic Club last night. Continue reading

Sporting Delegation See Tom Jenkins Off

The World – March 12, 1904

A big delegation of New York’s sporting fraternity got up early to-day to wish a bon voyage to Tom Jenkins, George Weeden and Ben Benton, of Boston, who sailed for England.  Benton sailed at 9 A. M. on the Menominee of the Atlantic Transport line.  Jenkins and Weeden left on the American line steamer New York a half hour later. Continue reading

Hjalmar Lundin Won

Potsdam St. Lawrence Herald – April 8, 1904

WORCESTER, Mass., April 6. – Hjalmar Lundin defeated Alois E. Gonthier of Montreal in a catch-as-catch-can wrestling contest in this city last night, winning the first and third falls in twenty-four and sixteen minutes respectively.  Gonthier took the second in fifteen minutes.

Gotch Wins in Two Straight

Yukon World – October 6, 1904

Dan McLeod is Easy

VANCOUVER, B. C., Oct. 5. – Today was American day at the New Westminster exhibition, and a large number of visitors from across the line were present.  The championship wrestling match occurred between Frank Gotch of Bellingham and Dan McLeod of Nanaimo.  The match was very one-sided.  Gotch winning easily with two straight falls.

Jenkins Win Wrestling Bout

The New York Times – February 18, 1904

Tom Jenkins of Cleveland defeated Hjalmar Lundin of Sweden last night in Brooklyn in a mixed wrestling match, winning the first and third falls.  Jenkins won the first fall with a leg and catch hold in twenty minutes.  The second fall, Graeco-Roman style, was won by Lundin by a half Nelson and neck hold in 23 minutes and 10 seconds.  The third and deciding fall was gained by Jenkins, with a back hammer lock, in 19 minutes and 27 seconds.