The Houston Post – June 16, 1920
Henry Irslinger, who meets Pet Brown at the city auditorium Friday night, arrived in Hourston Monday from Wichita Falls, where he defeated Pete Sauers, who recently showed here. Irslinger pinned Sauer in 48 minutes. Irslinger also claims a fall from Clarence Eklund in 1 minute and 20 seconds. Continue reading
The Binghamton Press – February 5, 1920
Binghamton sport fans will see two wrestling champions in action Friday night, Feb. 20, at the Lyrie theater, Water street, when Leo Pardello, champion heavyweight of Italy, and Harry Stevens, English titleholder, will clash in a finish bout staged by Young Strangler Lewis, of Endicott. Continue reading
Boston Globe – April 30, 1920
Cyclone Burns defeated Tommy Draak in two out of three falls in their heavyweight catch-as-catch-can wrestling match at the Grand Opera House last night. Draak scored the first fall in 51m 56s, with a body scissors and a head chancery. Continue reading
Boston Globe – April 7, 1920
WORCESTER – Waino Ketonen beat Joe Turner of Washington tonight in a wrestling match in Mechanic’s Hall. Turner won the first fall with a jackknife hold in 11 minutes. Ketonen won the second with a double elbow and toss over the head in 1 hour 22 minutes, and he also won the third with a body scissors hold in 40 seconds.
El Paso Herald – November 17, 1920
By Bud Rutherford
Japanese Star Wins In Best Two Of Three
Schober Takes First Fall But Oriental Comes Back and Wins Two Straight.
RASCON IS VICTOR OVER ED MENGES
About two weeks ago one William Schober, affectionately known to the bunch as “Bill” and to the world at large as an exceptionally clever wrestler incurred the ire of El Paso mat fans when he used some quick thinking to sin over Matty Matsuda, Japanese champion. Continue reading
El Paso Herald – May 25, 1920
Jobus To Meet A. Jiminez
EL PASO is to be the scene of a wrestling contest for the welterweight title of the world between Matty Matsuda and Jack Reynolds, present holder of the title, on June 8. Continue reading
El Paso Herald – May 26, 1920
Texan Takes Two Hard Falls
PET BROWN’S nimble right foot, used as a defensive measure in breaking a head spin and toe hold sent Henry Irslinger to the ropes in a dazed condition and ultimately won the first fall of a two out of three match for the Texas star Tuesday night at Liberty hall. Continue reading
El Paso Herald – May 17, 1920
Texas Star To Appear Here
PET BROWN, Houston, Texas, star, retired middleweight champion of the world, who recently made a comeback by defeating Charles Rentrop at catchweights, will appear in El Paso May 25 against Henry Irslinger, of Omaha. Continue reading
El Paso Herald – May 12, 1920
Alsatian Star, Weakened by Making Weight, Goes Down Before Scrappy Grecian Crack. Chris Wins First Fall With Hammerlock And Head Scissors; Takes Second With Same Hold.
ONE hundred and fifty-eight pounds at 3 oclock for a match is too great a handicap for Charles Rentrop. Continue reading
El Paso Herald – May 12, 1920
Claimant Of 158 Pound Title And Irslinger, Former Champion Will Be Next Headliner Card At Liberty Hall, Says Matchmaker; Will Meet At The Middleweight Limit.
WAINO KETONEN, Omaha, Neb., the city which has produced more high class wrestlers than any other place of its size in the world will meet Henry Irslinger, of Chicago, in El Paso within the next three weeks in a renewal of the crap for the middleweight title. Continue reading