Tag Archives: Charles Hackenschmidt

Des Moines Has The Wrestlers

The San Francisco Call – February 11, 1906

DES MOINES, Feb. 10. – Frank Coleman won from Charles Hackenschmidt here to-night in a wrestling match, mixed style.  Coleman won the first fall, catch-as-catch-can, in 16 minutes and 5 seconds; Hackenschmidt took the second Graeco-Roman in 26 minutes 33 seconds; Coleman the third, catch-as-catch-can, in 20 minutes 20 seconds.

Santa Clara News

The Evening News – April 4, 1921

The move launched several days ago by Charles Hackenschmidt, the famous wrestler now residing in Santa Clara, to establish a wrestling school in this city, is meeting with splendid success.  The wrestler stated yesterday that he is confident that he can secure the Santa Clara club hall on Alviso street for his headquarters and that the opening event will be held some time between April 10 and 15.


The Evening News – January 4, 1906

George Bothner will be at Princeton three times a week until April 1, to coach the university wrestling team.


Charles Hackenschmidt, cousin of the Russian Lion, is on a wrestling tour of America.

Newsy Gossip Of The Sports

The Day – January 27, 1908

Charles Olsen has about decided to give up the grappling game and he says that when he gets a good steady job planning joists or shingling roofs he will forget all about his aspirations to be a champion.  He has also discovered that he doesn’t know as much about the game as an experienced manager. Continue reading

Berg Had A Walkover

The Daily Advocate – April 28, 1911

Famous San Antonio Grappler Defeats Abps in Six Minutes and Thirty Seconds – Mihovil Springs Sensation.

John Berg, the noted light heavyweight wrestler of San Antonio, defeated Otto Abps, alias Young Beel, alleged middleweight champion of the South and Germany, with ease in a handicap match before a fairly large celebration crowd here at Hauschild’s Opera House last night.  Berg won the first fall in four minutes and fifty seconds with a crotch and half nelson.  Abps was entirely outclassed and never saw Berg’s back.  However, Abps might have stayed longer if he had not tried to mix things with the big fellow and kept in such close quarters.  Even for the little tussle he gave Berg, the San Antonian was blowing like a porpoise at the end of the bout and seemed to be out of condition or laboring under great excitement.  Tom Long, claimant to the middleweight championship of Arkansas, who wrestled Abps here last night, served as referee. Continue reading

Big Men Wrestled

The Day – December 13, 1907

Hackenschmidt Won Two Falls From Carl Pons.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 13. – In the heavyweight wrestling match here last night between Carl Pons of New Orleans and Charles Hackenschmidt of Des Moines, Iowa, Hackenschmidt won the second and third falls of the match. Continue reading

Iowa Man Won From Foreigner

The Herald – January 17, 1906

Frank Gotch of Humboldt Secured Two Falls From Hackenschmidt.

 Was Given Hard Fight

 The Big Swede Was Game to the Last, but Was Outclassed by Gotch – Great Crowd Saw Contest and Cheered Lustily.

Des Moines, Ia., Jan. 12 – Frank Gotch, ex-champion wrestler of America, catch as catch can style, clearly demonstrated his right to claim the Graeco-Roman championship at the Auditorium by defeating Charles Hackenschmidt of Hand, Sweden, in the greatest mat battle ever seen in Iowa.  Gotch’s great weight and strength, coupled with his wonderful speed and skill, was too much for the young man from across the water, but Hackenschmidt was game to the last and gave Gotch one of the hardest battles he has ever had in his wrestling career. Continue reading

Farmer Burns Defeated

The Reading Eagle – December 9, 1905

Des Moines, Ia.: Charles Hackenschmidt, a Russian wrestler, defeated Farmer Burns in a mixed match.  Hackenschmidt won the first fall at Graeco-Roman in 18 minutes, and Burns the second at catch-as-catch-can in 19 minutes and 30 seconds.  Hackenschmidt chose for the third fall Graeco-Roman, and won in 15 minutes.

Swedish Wrestler Is To Tour The Country

The Pittsburg Press – December 17, 1905

Charles Hackenschmidt 12-17-1905

Charles Hackenschmidt, cousin of the world’s champion wrestler, has arrived in this country from Sweden.  He came with the expectation of immediately meeting Jenkins or Gotch.  On arriving in New York city he learned through Pollock, Jenkins’ former manager, that the champion had retired and was teaching at West Point.  He did not know the whereabouts of Gotch and came to Chicago.  From there he went to Des Moines, Ia., where he defeated “Farmer” Burns, the third best man in America. Continue reading

Will Hold Mammoth Wrestling Tourney

Associated Press – January 18, 1908

CHICAGO – By terms just closed with the Florida State Mid-Winter Fair Association, Fred M. Barnes, of Chicago, will handle and promote the biggest wrestling tournament ever attempted in America. The tourney will take place at Tampa, Fla., for eight days, February 8 to 15 inclusive. At an estimated expense of not less than $20,000, mat artists from all parts of the world will be invited to participate in these events. Continue reading