Tag Archives: Clara Mortensen

Girl Grapplers Score Hit In Wrestling Bout

Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch – March 18, 1937
By Tom Reilly

Close to 2,000 persons, some skeptical, but all curious, jammed their way into the City Auditorium last night to witness the novel spectacle of two fair young lassies doing a bit of grappling, &, judging from the general tenor of the talk around town today, the mauling misses scored a smashing hit with their surprisingly rough, fast brand of wrestling. Continue reading

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Cox Is Pinned By Cliff Olsen In Rough Match

Washington Post – October 22, 1937

The creation of a new grip won the feature match for Cliff (Swede) Olson last night at Joe Turner’s weekly wrestling show when he hurled Kansas Joe Cox from the ring with such force that his leg was trapped in a folding stationary seat of Turner’s Arena. Continue reading

Behind The Scenes With The Pretty “Tigress”

The Milwaukee Sentinel – July 3, 1938

In Training, And In The Ring, Clara Mortensen Is No Gentle Home Body.  She Wrestles To Win And No Hold Allowed By The Rules Is Barred.  That's Why Some Of Her Opponents Call Her A "Tigress."

In Training, And In The Ring, Clara Mortensen Is No Gentle Home Body. She Wrestles To Win And No Hold Allowed By The Rules Is Barred. That’s Why Some Of Her Opponents Call Her A “Tigress.”

Followers of the ancient sport of wrestling who are accustomed to picture their champions as mountains of flesh, barrel-like chests and distorted faces in an atmosphere of grunts, groans and grimaces are all pleasantly disappointed in glimpsing Clara Mortensen of Venture, California.  That goes whether they watch her under the harsh white lights of the arena or meet her in private life. Continue reading

Clara Still Girl Champ

San Francisco Chronicle – June 30, 1937
By Will Connolly

It was a genuine pleasure for the gentlemen at Dreamland last night to sit back comfortably and watch two young ladies pull hair without the gallant urge to separate the dears. Continue reading

Clara Defeats Rita Before Full House

San Bernardino County Sun – January 16, 1943

Clara Mortensen probably will continue to rule as the queen of lightweight wrestlers for an indefinite period. Continue reading