Tag Archives: Bill Hanson

Bill Hanson Pins Bill Longson

Sacramento Union – January 12, 1937

Bill Hanson proved the winner when the Coast champion scored two successive falls with leglocks in his feud with Bill Longson after losing the first, to win the main event wrestling match last night in Memorial Auditorium. Longson scored the first fall in 20 minutes, 19 seconds after roughing Hanson all the way with plenty of “dirty” tactics. Continue reading

Roland Kirchmeyer Disqualified In Battle With “Crusher” Casey

The Evening Citizen, Ottawa Ont. – November 11, 1941 

Irish Matman Delights Fans With Sensational Opening Fall. Earl McCready Shows Power in Win Over Lee Henning. Tom Casey, Bill Hanson in Draw. 

Corporal Steve “Crusher” Casey, U.S. Army, staged a minor “blitz” at the Auditorium last night and gave big Roland Kirchmeyer a wrestling lesson to the delight of a crowd of about 2,000 fans. After the Irish grappler won the first fall. Kirchmeyer came back to take the second but he was disqualified after five minutes of the third session and lost the bout.  Continue reading

Steve Casey Whips George Koverly

San Jose Evening News – July 26, 1944

SAN FRANCISCO, July 26. – Before 3000 fans, the best house in weeks, Steve (Crusher) Casey took two straight falls from George Koverly in the main event on the civic auditorium wrestling card last night.  Casey won the first after eight minutes, 20 seconds, when Koverly was disqualified for roughness.  He pinned his opponent to end the match after 10:01 minutes more of rough tactics.

The semi-final went to Sandor Szabo in 8:20 with his famous back drop over Jack Smith.  Bill Hanson drop-kicked Sgt. Chief Little Wolf out of action in 18:10 and, in the curtain raiser, Big Ben Morgan and Kay Bell went 20 minutes to a draw.