Tag Archives: Don George

Phelan Orders Wrestling Cleanup

Syracuse Herald – September 27, 1934

A demoralized group of Syracuse wrestling and boxing officials were awaiting further word from the offices of the New York State Athletic Commission today, following an unexpected investigation on the part of Gen. John J. Phelan, chairman of the sports board, here last night. Continue reading

George Picked In Mat Go

Los Angeles Times – October 12, 1930

Don George, former University of Michigan mat star, and twice winner of the national amateur grappling title, is being picked to beat Bob (Bibber) McCoy, flying tackle exponent, when they clash at the Olympic Wednesday night in the finish feature event of “Carnation” Lou Daro’s all-star wrestling show. Continue reading


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

Lewis Beats George To Regain Mat Title

Los Angeles Times – April 14, 1931

Ed (Strangler) Lewis proved himself the noblest Roman of the wrestling game by winning the mat championshp last night for the fourth time by defeating Don George, the defending title-holder, in two straight falls, at Wrigley Field. The first fall came in 1h. 10m. 26s. following a seeries of headlocks and the winning fall of the match was obtained by Lewis in 7m. 42s. with a hammerlock which George could not break. Approximately 12,000 fans witnessed the championship mat contest staged by “Carnation” Lou Daro. Continue reading

Koloff Plans Mat Campaign

Los Angeles Times – November 21, 1930

Dan Koloff’s devastating headlocks and front head slams, two holds in which the Balkan mat lion specializes, are expected to play havoc with Don George’s chances of repeating his victory over the powerful 225-pounder when they meet in the finish feature event of Lou Daro’s wrestling show at the Olympic Wednesday night (Nov. 26). Continue reading

Injury Halts Match

St. Joseph, MO., News-Press – May 6, 1939

Warren Bockwinkel Carried From Ring Unconscious.

Bronko Nagurski Shows Own Version of Tackle to Capture Feature.

Bronko Nagurski dipped into his bag of football tricks last night at the Auditorium to bring a quick and unexpected ending to his main event match with Warren Bockwinkel.  As a result, Bockwinkel was carried unconscious from the ring and ordered not to attempt to return by Dr. M. H. Talty, physician for the Missouri state athletic commission. Continue reading