St. John Daily Sun – December 22, 1905
On Friday night, at Sohmer Park, Montreal, will be seen two of the cleverest mat artists in the world at catch-as-catch-can style of wrestling. They are Frank Gotch, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Dan McLeod. Continue reading
Reno Evening Gazette – November 21, 1916
By Mark Larkin
LOS ANGELES – Dan McLeod, former world’s wrestling champion, the only man who ever threw Frank Gotch, is now an instructor of wrestling in the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Continue reading
Posted in 1916
Tagged Dan McLeod
Chicago Tribune – March 30, 1913
By Harvey T. Woodruff
Frank A. Gotch, world’s champion wrestler, met a “ringer” in his first serious engagement on the mat. Gotch proved inferior to the scientific tricks of his opponent and was thrown, but the realization that it took Dan McLeod, then in his prime, one hour and forty-one minutes and forty-six minutes, respectively, to tumble him fully decided Gotch in his budding determination to become a champion grappler. Continue reading
Syracuse Journal – March 14, 1907
In the wrestling game there are more extremes than there are in any other form of sport. Hackenschmidt, for instance, is the strongest and the youngest in the point of years; Dan McLeod is without any shadow of doubt the most graceful of all grapplers; Hjalmar Lundin is regarded as the speediest; Frank Gotch, as the most vicious; Farmer Burns, as the oldest; Tom Jenkins, as the hardiest; Jim Parr, the English champion, as the most original and sensational; Ed Atherton, as the originator and creator of new moves; Harvey Parker, as the toughest of the welters to handle in any manner; Jack Carkeek, the “resurrected,” because he came back after an absence of ten years and is to-day regarded as fast enough for the best of the 175-pound men of the country; Fred Beell, as the world’s wonder for his size and weight; Steurs, the Belgian, as the roughest. The list might be lengthened indefinitely.
Lundin, the giant Swede, is looked upon as the cleanest of the big fellows.
Posted in 1907
Tagged Dan McLeod, Ed Atherton, Frank Gotch, Fred Beell, George Hackenschmidt, Harvey Parker, Hjalmar Lundin, Jack Carkeek, Jim Parr, Martin "Farmer" Burns, Tom Jenkins
The Clinton Advertiser – May 8, 1909
At Danville, Ill., Dr. B. F. Roller, of Seattle, defeated Henry Winklehoffer, of Chicago, in a wrestling bout in two straight falls.
At Waterloo, Iowa, Frank Gotch, world’s champion, and Dan McLeod, former champion, met in a wrestling match, Gotch winning in two straight falls.
Bridgeport Herald – November 9, 1902
A Wrestling match of international importance will take place Tuesday night in Madison Square garden, New York, in which Tom Jenkins, the champion catch-as-catch-can mat artist of America, will meet the champion of England and Ireland, Joe Carroll. The contest will be to a finish and no hold is barred. Carroll is said to pride himself on his strangle hold and once he gets it on a man it is all over. Carroll’s most notable performance was in staying three hours with Naraulah, the “Terrible Turk.” Only pin falls are said to count in this contest, though it is said that Carroll is a wonder at flying falls. Carroll became the champion of England during coronation week when he defeated Tom Cannon, Carkeek and the other big mat artists on the other side. Continue reading
Posted in 1902
Tagged Ben Hermann, Dan McLeod, Edward O’Connell, Fred Neupert, Jack Roach, Jesse Foley, Joe Carroll, John E. Kelly, John Reagan, M. J. Dwyer, Nicholas Simone, Tom Jenkins, William Cnaki
The World – December 17, 1903
A trip to England, something that neither Tom Jenkins nor Dan McLeod ever enjoyed, will be an extra inducement for them to display all their skill and powers in their championship wrestling match at Madison Square Garden next Tuesday night. C. P. Hutchings, an English sporting man, who is interested in the great European champion, Hagenschmidt, will endeavor to sign the winner of the match next week to meet the foreigner before an English club. Mr. Hutchings will be at the Garden to see the bout. Continue reading
The Yukon Sun – September 9, 1903
Champion McLeod Loses Match by Failing to Throw Opponent in Time Limit
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 8. – M. J. Dwyer, of this city, won from Dan McLeod, of Hamilton, Ont., the champion heavyweight catch-as-catch-can wrestler of the world, here to-night by taking the time limit. Continue reading
The Evening Telegram – February 21, 1905
Another Match May Follow the Gotch-Parr Affair in This City Friday Night.
Frank Gotch, the American champion wrestler, will have to be at his best to score a victory over “Jim” Parr when they meet in their handicap match at Sulzer’s Casino on February 24. Continue reading
Yukon World – October 6, 1904
Dan McLeod is Easy
VANCOUVER, B. C., Oct. 5. – Today was American day at the New Westminster exhibition, and a large number of visitors from across the line were present. The championship wrestling match occurred between Frank Gotch of Bellingham and Dan McLeod of Nanaimo. The match was very one-sided. Gotch winning easily with two straight falls.