Tag Archives: Carl Engstrom

Nagurski To Headline Friday Program

The Oregonian – October 16, 1953

One of the greatest football players in collegiate grid history, Bronko Nagurski, will take the spotlight in the top attraction of the Portland Wrestling Club’s mat show at the armory Friday night. Continue reading

Starr, Gypsy Joe Wrestle Jan. 10

The Milwaukee Journal – December 28, 1958

Ricki Starr, a wrestler who prefers ballet slippers to sneakers, will meet Gypsy Joe in the feature match at the Auditorium Saturday night, Jan. 10.  In other matches Don and Jackie Fargo will meet Boris and Nicoli Volkoff in a tag team scuffle, Kurt Steinke will face Hans Schmidt and Gino Angelo will take on Carl Engstrom.

Gypsy Joe, Starr Duel

Milwaukee Sentinel – January 10, 1959

Ricki Starr, that dancing hit-and-run master, tries his befuddling routine against that well-known traveler, Gypsy Joe, in Saturday night’s main wrestling offering at the Auditorium. Continue reading

‘Battle’ Won By Carl Engstrom

The Oregonian – October 17, 1953

Carl Engstrom was declared the winner of the wrestling “Battle Royal” Friday night at the armory after pinning Jack Kiser with a whip wristlock, outlasting a field of seven grapplers. Continue reading

Hammerlock King Taken To The Cleaners

Kelso Kelsonian-Tribune – September 13, 1951

The mighty exponent of the hammerlock, Jack O’Reilly, met his match Monday evening (Sept. 10) at Fairgrounds Arena as Carl Engstrom of Minnesota took a two out of three falls decision from the Australian grappler. Continue reading

Volkoffs, Fargos ‘Scarlet’ Battle Ruled No Contest

Milwaukee Sentinel – December 1, 1958
By Ed Bryl

Red was a mighty distracting color in Saturday night’s wrestling feature at the Arena – for the jousting “bull-y” boys, Don and Jackie Fargo and Boris and Nicoli Volkoff, as well as for many of the 3,876 rabid critics – who saw the big whing-ding come to a messy close as a “no-contest.” Continue reading

Rogers-Orton Team Beaten In Tag Match

Chicago Tribune – October 21, 1961

The tag team of Johnny Valentine and Bruno Sammartino beat Buddy Rogers and Bob Orton last night in the feature event of a wrestling show in the Amphitheater at the stockyards.

The show drew 5,706 who paid $15,293.49. They saw Sammartino end the match with a bear hug on Rogers, the world’s champion, in the third and deciding fall. Other results:

Mark Lewin and Don Curtis and Jim Hady and Luis Martinez were disqualified in a tag team match; The Crusher beat Carl Engstrom; Mr. Sato and Great Togo beat Billy Goelz and Johnny Gilbert; Shohei Baba beat Jack Allen, and Sweet Daddy Siki beat Johnny Kace.