Category Archives: 1925

Koloff Triumphs Over Strong Man

Spokane Daily Chronicle – August 8, 1925

For more than 30 minutes Henry Steinburn and Dan Koloff, heavyweight wrestlers, furnished a series of hair-raising, spine-jiggling thrills in their bout at Fort George Wright last night, but finally the science of Koloff triumphed over the Herculean strength of the man calling himself the world’s strongest. Continue reading

Zbyszko Is Victor In Wrestling Bout

The Oregonian – July 17, 1925

Stanislaus Zbyszko, Big Munn’s 58-year-old conqueror, twice heavyweight champion of the world and loser of his second title only recently to Joe Stecher, made short work at the Heilig last night of the Giant Hindu, Jatrinda Gobar. Continue reading

Wrestling Match Ends In Knockout

The Oregonian – July 16, 1925

Ira Dern of Salt Lake City knocked out Billy Edwards of Kansas City last night in the second round of a bout that had been advertised as a wrestling match, which proved to be a Donnybrook for two. If it was a wrestling match then Dern played in tough luck, for he took two falls in jig-time and lost the decision. Continue reading

Edwards Defeated In Terrific Bout

The Oregonian – July 18, 1925

For the second time within three nights, Ira Dern of Salt Lake knocked out Billy Edwards, the headlocking caveman from Kansas City, in their wrestling match at the Heilig theater last night – knocked him so cold by catapulting him from the air backwards onto his head, after Edwards had clamped a body scissors onto Dern and Dern had clambered to his feet and locked Edwards’ legs with his hands so that he could not slide free, that Billy had to be carried from the mat, through for the night. Continue reading

Wrestling Trust ‘Busted’ Is Rumor

Wichita Eagle –  April 18, 1925

CHICAGO, April 17 – The $60,000 purse for a Decoration Day match for the heavyweight wrestling championship at Michigan City had almost vanished tonight because of the surprising defeat of the title holder, Wayne (Big) Munn, by Stanislaus Zbyszko in Philadelphia Wednesday night. Continue reading

Steinbern Will Come Wednesday

Spokane Daily Chronicle – August 3, 1925

“World’s Strongest” Is Listed to Wrestle at Fort Friday.

Henry Steinbern, called the world’s strongest man, who is scheduled to wrestle Dan Koloff at the Fort George Wright arena Friday night for a chance to battle Champion Joe Stecher here about August 20, will arrive in Spokane Wednesday morning, according to word received by Promoter Hat Freeman today. Continue reading

Zbyszko Throws Koloff At Fort

The Spokesman-Review – July 24, 1925

After losing the first fall to Dan Koloff, Stanislaus Zbyszko, veteran of more than 2,000 matches, came back and took the next two falls and the match in the mat card at the Fort George Wright arena last night. A crowd of 1,000 people, including a liberal sprinkling of women, saw the two heavyweights go at each other with a vengeance from the start, and keep up the pace throughout the match. Continue reading

Zbyszko On Way For Match Here

The Spokesman-Review – July 19, 1925

Stanislaus Zbyszko is expected to arrive tomorrow morning from Portland for his match with Dan Koloff, Bulgarian champion, at the Fort George Wright open-air arena Thursday night, July 23. Koloff should reach Spokane Tuesday, as an engagement in Los Angeles July 19 prevents his arrival at an earlier date. Continue reading

Zbyszko, Ancient Polish Wrestler, Wins

The Spokesman-Review – July 9, 1925

“Grow old along with me;
The best is yet to be…”
— from “Rabbi Ben Ezra”

Taking the above little text from Robert Browning, Stanislaus Zbyszko, 58-year-old Polish wrestler, last night demonstrated his point by expeditiously taking two in three falls over Leo LeHereux, an ambitious young star youthful enough to be his son at the S.A.A.C. gymnasium, while 1,000 fans shouted for the stocky heavyweight wrestlers. Continue reading

Stage Is Ready For Mat Battle

The Spokesman-Review – July 8, 1925

Dyed-in-the-wool wrestling fans who know every hold from the body scissors to the headlock, and novices who have never seen a mat contest are expected to pack 1,200 seats in the S.A.A.C. gymnasium tonight at 8:30 when Stanislaus Zbyszko, veteran Polish wrestler, meets Leo LeHereux, young Canadian champion, in a finish match. Nearly a quarter of a ton of beef and brawn will clash when the heavyweight grapplers meet for the championship of Canada, a title held by LeHereux, and the championship of Europe, held by Zbyszko. Continue reading