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Carkeek Wins A Match

Daily Alta California – April 19, 1886

GRASS VALLEY, April 18th. – The Cornish wrestling match between Jack Carkeek, the champion, and Durham Ivey, who claims to be the champion of Colorado, was decided last night in Empire Hall, before a large crowd.  The match was for $100 a side and the gate receipts.  Ivey weighs about twenty pounds less than Carkeek, but showed no backwardness in going to work.  He was thrown violently three times before a fall was won by Carkeek, who finally threw him flat on his back.  They had but one bout for the second fall, when Ivey, who had received another heavy fall, gave up the match, acknowledging that he was no match for Carkeek.