The Milwaukee Journal – March 9, 1927
Champions of two states will meet Friday night at the Gayety theater when Ernest Scharpegge, Milwaukee, tackles Buck Olson, Minneapolis. The Milwaukeean has laid claim to the Wisconsin heavyweight wrestling title, while Olson is generally acclaimed the champion of Minnesota. They are about evenly matched as to size and weight. Continue reading
The Milwaukee Journal – March 9, 1927
Frank Aguayo of Mexico and Bob Anderson will meet in a finish wrestling match at the Empress theater Thursday night. Aguayo has worked here before and has won a host of supporters by his fast, clever work. The Mexican is regarded as the greatest wrestler who ever came to the States from across the border. He holds the heavyweight championship of his country.
Miami Daily News – March 10, 1927
SHREVEPORT, La., March 10. – (AP) – Ed “Strangler” Lewis, claimant of the world’s heavyweight wrestling title, defeated Wayne “Big” Munn in two straight falls here Wednesday night. The first fall came in 52 minutes 58 seconds, and the second in 20 minutes. Lewis used flying headlocks to win both falls. Munn weighed 270 pounds and Lewis 235.
The Oregonian – November 3, 1927
Ira Dern, the handsome Salt Lake City matman, won from Mike Romano, Chicago Italian, on a foul in their wrestling match at the Heilig Theater last night. The match ended when, after each man had taken a fall, Romano gave Dern the knee in the pit of the stomach. That was too much for referee Chet Wiles who, up to that time, had been overlooking considerable more rough stuff than the wrestling law allows. He stepped in while Dern was still writhing on the mat from the effects of the kick and awarded the match to the Salt Lake City grappler. Continue reading
The Oregonian – November 2, 1927
Football has its Red Granges and baseball its Ty Cobbs, boxing its Dempseys and wrestling also boasts of some colorful athletes, pre-eminent among whom is Ira Dern, Salt Lake sheik, who meets Mike Romano in a muscle-grinding tilt at the Heilig Theater tonight. Of comparatively slight build for a heavyweight, the vivid Utahan is catlike, his every movement and his face shines with a deadly battle light when he is on the mat. He is rough and strong and extremely popular with Portland fans. Dern has appeared here in more sell-out engagements than any other visiting wrestler. Continue reading
The Oregonian – October 26, 1927
Casey O’Dale, Irish matman of Cedar Rapids, Ia., slammed Rudy Warner, Omaha grappler, to the padded canvas for a clean knockout in their match last night at the Heilig Theater. The limb-locking tussle, one of the most spectacular ever seen here, ended right then and there, with the Irish lad declared a winner, for Warner was unable to come back after a 15-minute rest. Continue reading
Salt Lake Telegram – April 1, 1927
CHICAGO, April 1 (AP) – Stan Zbyszko is too old to garner more shekels in this state. The state athletic commission has a 45-year age limit for wrestlers. Stan say he’s 48: commission says 55.
Ironwood Daily Globe – January 15, 1927
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Characterizing his arrest here Thursday night as a “clear case of attempted blackmail,” Jimmy Londos, Greek wrestler, declared in a statement late Friday that he intended to “fight this thing out” to prove to his friends and the wrestling world that he is innocent.
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The Milwaukee Journal – February 19, 1927
Wayne Munn made quick work of Tuffy Ojile in the main event of the wrestling card held at the Gayety theater Friday night. The former champion gained the first fall in 27 minutes, using a headlock. Ojile was unable to come out for the second fall, claiming an injury to his head. In the first bout Marin Plestina beat Scotty McDougal in 24 minutes.