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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

Gotch Couldn’t Throw Gus Schoenlein

Associated Press – January 10, 1908

BALTIMORE – Frank Gotch, the American wrestling champion, had a crimp put in his title last night when he failed to throw Gus Schoenlein, a local heavyweight mat artist, twice within an hour, as he agreed to do. Continue reading

Wrestling Tourney Scheduled

The New York Times – November 25, 1917

A wrestling tournament at catch-as-catch-can style is to be held at the Lexington Theatre beginning Dec. 3.  Among those who are expected to compete are Earl Caddock, Wladek Zbyszko, Ed Lewis, Joe Stecher, Dr. B. F. Roller, Americus, Jess Westergard, Demetrus Tofalos, Alexander Thomas, Yussif Hussane, Cyclone Burns, Bob Managoff, Henry Ordeman, and John Freyburg.  They comprise the leading wrestlers of the country.

Eugene Tremblay Lost

The Montreal Gazette – December 7, 1910

Defeated By Young Miller In Two Straight Falls.

St. Paul, Minn., December 6.–Young Miller, of St. Paul, retained the welter-weight wrestling championship by defeating Eugene Tremblay, of Montreal, in two straight falls.  Miller was the aggressor at all times.  He won the first fall with a half-nelson and a leg hold in 32 minutes and the second with a scissors and arm hold in 15 minutes. Continue reading

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.

Hack Defeated Cutler

The Gazette, Montreal – February 14, 1911

And Americus and Beell Wrestled to a Draw.

Chicago, February 13.–George Hackenschmidt tonight got the first fall from Charles Cutler, of Chicago, with a toe and body hold, in one hour, 3 minutes and four seconds, and the second fall with a toe lock in 10 minutes, 20 seconds.  Americus and Fred Beell wrestled one hour without a fall and the match was called a draw.

Hackenschmidt Throws Cutler

The New York Times – February 14, 1911

CHICAGO, Feb. 13. – George Hackenschmidt, the wrestler, to-night got the first fall from Charles Cutler with a toe and body hold in 1:03:04.  Americus and Fred Beell wrestled one hour without a fall, and the match was called a draw.

Americus Throws Fred Beell

The New York Times – April 9, 1908

BALTIMORE, April 8. – “Americus” (George Schoenlein) to-night defeated Fred Beell by winning the first two falls of a wrestling match that was to have been best two in three.  The first fall was gained by “Americus” in twenty-one minutes and the second in two minutes.

Americus Throws Dr. Roller Twice

The New York Times – December 16, 1910

BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 15.–Gus Schoenlein (Americus) to-night defeated Dr. B. F. Roller of Seattle, Wash., in an exciting wrestling match, winning the second and third falls.  Dr. Roller took the first fall in 0:07 1/2, throwing Schoenlein in such a manner as to momentarily stun him.  Schoenlein won the second fall in 0:02, and the third and last in 0:55, the former by a half-Nelson and leg lock, and the latter by a neck-and-body hold.

Americus Holds Gotch to Single Fall in an Hour

The Washington Times – January 10, 1908

Bouts Abound in Clever Work – Gus Fails to Hold.

BALTIMORE, Jan. 10. – Frank Gotch, champion heavyweight wrestler of America, undertook to throw Gus Schoenlein (Americus) two falls in one hour last night and failed. Continue reading