Tag Archives: Dot Dotson

Five Girls At Beach Arena

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – January 30, 1953

Some of the oldtimers in sports can probably remember the time when Mildred Burke wasn’t the woman’s champion. Continue reading

Girls’ Wrestle Royal Slated Next Monday

Sarasota Herald-Tribune – January 31, 1958

A five girl wrestle royal is the main attraction of next Monday’s wrestling card at the American Legion Coliseum.  Taking part in this event will be Miss Judy Glover, Miss Dot Dotson, Miss Ruth Waters, Miss Helen Hild and Miss Jerrie Wright. Continue reading

Mr. Moto Tops Big Mat Card

St. Petersburg Times – January 22, 1958

Mr. Moto, 230 pounds, famed Japanese wrestler from Tokyo, will top the triple attraction wrestling card at the National Guard Armory tonight.  Opening event starts at 8 o’clock. Continue reading

Miss Barbara Baker Mat Feature Victor

Sarasota Journal – March 25, 1953

Miss Barbara Baker, Charleston, WestVa., outlasted her four wrestle royal opponents at the American Legion Coliseum here last evening and local grappler Bob Ford trimmed Jack Wentworth as about 500 grunt and groan fans looked on.

Miss Helen Hild was the first to lose on the girls’ match, Miss Ethel Brown and Miss Mars Bennett following.  Bennett beat Brown and then Miss Baker pinned Miss Dot Dotson in the headliner.

Ford gave up after 16 minutes in the first fall, winning the last two tiffs in 4 ½ minutes and 1 ½ minutes.  Ford will meet Gorgeous George here next Tuesday.

Hild Decisions Dotson In Wrestling Feature

Sarasota Herald-Tribune – January 7, 1953

Helen Hild trimmed Dot Dotson in the semifinal (feature) wrestling bout on last night’s American Legion Coliseum card, winning the first fall with a body press in 11 minutes and getting the decision via disqualification after two minutes of the second fall when Miss Dotson pushed Hild and referee Austin Shivers out of the ring.

Jack Vanskey won the first fall of the final scrap but Eddie Gussett came back strong to take the last two falls and the match.  In the opener Dorin O’Hara and Juan Humberto grappled to a 30-minute draw.  A sparse crowd saw the mat performers return after a two-week lapse.