Tag Archives: Bob Kruse

Wrestling

The Milwaukee Journal – August 31, 1932

San Francisco, Calif. – Don George, Boston, won from Dan Koloff, Bulgaria, on a foul after each had gained one fall.  Koloff was disqualified for using rabibit punches; John Pesek, Ravenna, defeated Dick Raines, Texas, in 5 minutes; Ira Dern, Salt Lake City, and Bob Kruse, Portland, Ore, drew in 60 minutes; Everett Marshall, La Junta, Col., pinned Barney Ostopovitch, Russia, in 15 minutes; Bull Heffner, Texas, and Hardy Krushkamp, Columbus, Ohio, drew in 30 minutes. Continue reading

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Zbyszko Wins From Indian

The Oregonian – April 27, 1944

Wladek Zbyszko, the former Polish champion, and Dean Detton, one-time world’s titleholder, won top honors on Wednesday night’s double main event heavyweight wrestling card at the Auditorium and will meet in the top match next week. Continue reading

Casey Tosses Utah Grappler

Oregon Journal – February 16, 1944

Irish Steve Casey, Boston grappler, carried off honors in the main bout of the revival of heavyweight wrestling under the Western Athletic Club banner Tuesday night in the Auditorium by taking two out of three falls from Dean Detton of Salt Lake. Continue reading

Casey, Detton Wait Activity In Auditorium Go

Oregon Journal – February 15, 1944

A pair of rugged, custom-built, heavyweight mat stars – Steve Casey and Dean Detton – and a batch of the mat faithful will be on hand Tuesday night to inaugurate the Western Athletic Club’s return to the wrestling wars in the Auditorium. Continue reading

Freberg Tries Speech After Losing Match

Seattle Times – September 29, 1931
By Ken Binns

Two heartily thrown chairs bounced off John Freberg’s legs last night as he lost to Steve Savage, attesting in a measure the intense interest aroused amidst the citizenry over that long-discussed bout for the championship of the challengers. Continue reading

Ad Santel Again

The Examiner – August 20, 1928

MELBOURNE, Sunday.

Ad Santel (13.0) continued his unbroken run of victories in Australia by defeating young Bob Kruse (13.6 1/2) on a submission fall, through a short scissors on the arm, gained after 54 minutes of a tough gruelling match, at the Stadium on Saturday.

Cox Wins In Kruse Match

Tacoma News Tribune – January 23, 1934

Tacoma wrestling fans who watched Ted Cox, heavyweight grappler from Lodi, Cal., hand Bob Kruse a lesson in orthodox grappling last night, forgot all about the “King Kong” appellation they have added to his name. Cox took two out of three falls and the decision from the Oswego cabbage-grower in the main event of the mat card at the Greenwich Coliseum. Continue reading

New Promoter After Cox, Kruse

Tacoma News Tribune – January 18, 1934

Lou Porter, new Tacoma wrestling promoter, hopes to offer as his first attraction next Monday night a rematch between Ted “King Kong” Cox and Bob Kruse. Continue reading

Savoldi Bests Bearded Rival

The Oregonian – January 2, 1942

Heavyweight wrestling returned to Portland Thursday night, and more than 1,500 fans greeted the grapplers on promoter Jack Ganson’s five-match card at the auditorium. Continue reading

Ed (Strangler) Lewis Here, But Not Wrestling

Seattle Times – January 10, 1933

Ed (Strangler) Lewis, heavyweight wrestling champion half a dozen times, and storm center of a wrestling war being waged in New York City, arrived here by United Air Lines plane from Los Angeles last night, intent on wrestling – but not in Seattle. Continue reading