Category Archives: 1912

Woman Wrestler Coming

The Daily Times – March 2, 1912

Manager Sam Hanauer of Lyceum theatre, Beaver Falls, has booked Cora Livingston, the champion woman wrestler of the world, for a bout at the theatre on the evening of Mar. 7.  Miss Livingston will be opposed by a Pittsburgh woman.  Paul Bowser, the Monaca whirlwind, will go on with Jos Buckley, of Pittsburgh, in the preliminary.  A Pittsburgh woman a devotee of fistiana, will put on the gloves with a local boxer.  Hugh Fay in “Little Miss Cutup” comes to the Lyceum Monday and Tuesday.  Saturday matinee and night, “The Cat and the Fiddle.”

Americus, Zbyszko, And Roller Win

The New York Times – February 15, 1912

BALTIMORE, Md., Feb. 14. – Six of the best heavyweight wrestlers in the country competed on the mat at the Monumental Sporting Club here to-night.

“Americus” (Gus Schoenlein) of Baltimore defeated Romanoff, the Russian, in two straight falls of 25 minutes 21 seconds and 13 minutes 35 seconds, respectively. Continue reading

Wrestling Tournament

The Daily Times – March 4, 1912

Manager Sam S. Hanauer has completed all arrangements for a treat to the athletics lovers of the Beaver valley; the entertainment will consist of three big bouts.  Miss Cora Livingston, champion female wrestler of the world vs. Belle Wilson, of Cleveland.  Paul Bowser, of Monaca, vs. Jim Buckley, of Lawrenceville, and Harvey Freshcorn, of Rochester, vs. Ollie Molter, of New Brighton.  All bouts will be best two out of three falls.

Gotch-Americus Bout in Baltimore

The New York Times – May 9, 1912

BALTIMORE, Md., May 7. – Frank Gotch, the title holder, and Gus Schoenlein, (“Americus”) of Baltimore will contest for the world’s heavyweight wrestling championship at the Fifth Regiment Armory here on May 30, (Decoration Day.)  Word that Baltimore had secured the match in competition with Kansas City, Chicago, Washington and Boston was received by “Americus” to-day.  Gotch is to receive 40 per cent of the gross receipts and Americus 35 per cent, while the remainder, 25 per cent, will go to the Monumental Club for expenses in staging the affair.

Doings At The Lyceum

The Daily Times – March 6, 1912

Miss Cora Livingston, the champion woman wrestler of the world will go on with Miss Belle Wilson, of Cleveland, Ohio, a contender for the championship.

Smejkal Beats Lundin

The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette – May 15, 1912

Puts Swedish Champion Down in 22 and 16 Minutes at Cleveland, Ohio.

“Buck” Connolly, who has arranged another wrestling bout at Greene’s Friday night between Smejkal and Kennedy as the big card, received a telegram today from Cleveland, Ohio, stating that Smejkal had defeated Hjalmar Lundin, the Swedish champion, last night in Cleveland in 22 and 16 minutes. Continue reading

Berg Quits in Wrestling Bout

The New York Times – March 31, 1912

PORTLAND, Ore., March 30. – John Berg quit in his match with Fred Beell here last night for the light-heavyweight wrestling championship of the world after on hour and ten minutes of grueling wrestling without a fall.

Zbyszko Defeats Karla

The New York Times – January 23, 1912

BOSTON, Jan. 22. – Karla, the Hindu wrestler, was defeated by the Polish wrestler, Zbyszko, at Mechanics’ Hall to-night.  Zbyszko got his first fall with a half-Nelson in 19:36, and the second fall in 20:00 with a head-over-shoulder hold.  In the preliminaries “Crackerjack” Butler of Brockton won from Ivor Nelson of Worcester, best two in three falls.

Cora Livingston Wins

The Pittsburg Press – January 27, 1912

Cora Livingston, champion woman wrestler of the world, defeated Margaret Dunn of Northside by winning the two best falls out of three at Harry Williams’ Academy last night.  Miss Livingston retained the championship belt and won a $250 purse and a $100 side bet.

Stage Match in Baltimore

The Day – May 9, 1912

Gotch and Americus to Wrestle for Heavyweight Title.

BALTIMORE, May 9.–Frank Gotch, the title holder, and Gus Schoenlein (Americus) of Baltimore, will contest for the world’s heavyweight wrestling championship at the Fifth Regiment armory here on May 30 (Decoration Day).

Word that Baltimore had secured the match in competition with Kansas City, Chicago, Washington and Boston, was received by Americus Wednesday.

Gotch is to receive 40 per cent. of the gross receipts and Americus 35 per cent., while the remainder–25 per cent.–will go to the Monumental club for expenses in staging the affair.