Tag Archives: Abe Coleman

Taylor Throws Zigmund Again In Grove Feature

The Daily Star – November 30, 1927

Jack Taylor defeated Joe Zigmund in the feature event in the wrestling show held at the New Ridgewood Grove last night.  The bout, which was to be to a finish, lasted 41 minutes and 30 seconds.  Taylor applying a flying mare hold to win.

In the semi-final Reginald Siki won over Carl Vogel in 21 minutes and 11 seconds of a 45-minute match.  Siki used a body hold to pin his opponent’s shoulders to the mat.

Abe Coleman defeated Otto Korte in 12 minutes and 30 seconds of a scheduled 45-minute bout.

Wladek Zbyszko Wins On Foul

The New York Sun – October 26, 1927

Wladek Zbyszko received the award over Reginald Siki in their scheduled one-hour wrestling match at the Ridgewood Grove Sporting Club, Brooklyn, last night, when after seventeen minutes of wrestling Siki threw Zbyszko out of the ring.  Farmer George McLeod and Cyclone Reese wrestled to a draw.  Jack Ganson threw Tom Lurich and Abe Coleman drew with Martin Ludecke in the other bouts.

Rocco Defeats Kolloff In Grove Grappling Final

The Daily Star – February 22, 1928

Tony Rocco had little trouble throwing Dante Kolloff in the final finish bout at Ridgewood Grove last night.  The bout lasted just thirteen minutes when Rocco ended it with a flying mare and a headlock.  Rocco gave away fifteen pounds, but the weight advantage was no help to Kolloff.

Fred Meyer used the same hold to defeat Abe Coleman in the semi-final which lasted thirty-six minutes.

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Meyers Wins Jewish Wrestling Title

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle – February 22, 1928

The carded feature wrestling bout at the Ridgewood Grove last night was the Hans Steinke-Tommy Draak tussle, but the semi-final between Abe Coleman and Fred Meyers, which was billed to decide the Jewish heavyweight championship, stole the thunder from the main attraction and converted itself into one of the best bouts held at the Ridgewood this season.  Meyers won.  The match lasted 36 minutes, but every minute of the time was filled with action.

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Szabo Tossed By Lopez After Long Mat Match

Los Angeles Times – October 24, 1935

Senor Vincent Lopez and Sandor Szabo, a couple of healthy young men who take their rassling so seriously that they require a whole evening to settle a question of supremacy on the mat, kept 10,400 grunt-and-groan fans up until way after bedtime last night at the Olympic.

Senor Lopez finally flopped his Hungarian foe, but not until after one hour, thirty-five minutes and thirty seconds of hectic activity that had the customers in what is technically known as a lather of excitement. And there’s no telling how long the marathon match might have lasted if Lopez hadn’t clipped Szabo from behind with a flying tackle that wrecked the Hungarian Adonis’s shapely kneecap.

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Wrestling Bouts Of Last Night

The Hannibal Courier–Post – October 15, 1935

WILMINGTON, Del. – Emil Dusek, 215, Omaha, defeated Abe Coleman, 205, New York, two out of three falls.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Leo Numa, 218, Seattle, Wash., defeated Chief Little Beaver, 225, North Carolina, one fall.

Russell Pins Dusek

Indianapolis Times – October 12, 1937

NEW HAVEN, Oct. 12. — Reb Russell, Texas, threw Rudy Dusek, Omaha; Ray Steele, California, and Dynamite Joe Cox, Kansas City, drew; Abe Coleman, California, threw Al Mercier, Springfield, Ill; Willie Davis, Virginia, threw Franz Schuman, Germany.

Grapplers At Teaneck Tomorrow

The Herald-News – March 11, 1949

The Golden Superman will again be the feature wrestling attraction tomorrow night at the Teaneck Armory.  The superman will grapple with Wally Dusek, of Omaha, Neb., in the main bout of the night.

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Donchin Throws Passas In Armory Mat Bout

The New York Sun – March 2, 1935

By United Press

Twenty-second Engineers Armory – Curley Donchin, New York, threw Steve Passas, Greece; Sammy Kosh, New Jersey, threw John Gudiski, Poland; Leo Wallick, Germany, drew with Maurice La Chapelle, France; Jack Bloomfield, Connecticut, gained decision over Hans Schnabel, Germany; Wilhelm Wagner, Germany, threw Hymie Fishman, Chicago; Sammy Nicholas, San Francisco, gained decision over Dave Levin, New York.

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Rudy Dusek Faces Donovan At Armory

New York Post – April 6, 1936

Rough Man of Mat May Meet His Match Friday Night

The combination of an injury and the sudden rise of his younger brother, Ernie, put Rudy Dusek in the wrestling background for awhile but he’s coming back slowly to the heights he formerly reached.  Another step in the campaign will be made Friday night when he opposes Jack Donovan at Twenty-second Engineers Armory. Continue reading