Tag Archives: Earl McCready

McCready Retains Title

The Argus – November 15, 1937

AUCKLAND (N Z ), Sunday
Earl McCready, of Canada, retained the British Empire wrestling championship last night after a strenuous bout with Lofty Blomfield, of New Zealand. Neither gained a fall, and the referee declared the match a draw.

Lewis Keeps Title By Pinning Meyers

The New York Times – February 7, 1933
By James P. Dawson

Ed (Strangler) Lewis, world’s heavyweight wrestling champion, had no difficulty defending his crown last night against the assault of Dr. Fred Meyers, Chicago’s grappler-dentist, in Madison Square Garden. Continue reading

McCready’s Last Match

The Age – October 19, 1937

Earl McCready, the British Empire champion heavy weight wrestler, will have his last contest in Australia for the season against Sammy Stein, at West Melbourne, on Saturday.  He will arrive here from Sydney on Wednesday.  McCready is to leave for New Zealand to defend his Empire title against Lofty Blomfield, the New Zealand champion. Continue reading

Chris Zaharias On The October 6th Card

Sports Pointers, St. Louis – October 6, 1944
By Earl Brady

Lieut. Chris Zaharias is on the October 6th card, his foe being Thor Morgan, ex-Marine… For excitement and thrills, don’t overlook the Warren Bockwinkel- Chief Saunooke battle… Al Massey, who made a classy debut here recently, and Wally Greb, a new face, also should furnish lots of action and thrills… Of course, we are anticipating one of the banner matches of the season when Wild Bill  Longson and Earl McCready get on the mat in their best two out of three fall scrap, and last but not least our little pal, Tuffy Truesdell, Mexican champion, sails into Dave Feldman in a battle of 178-pounders in the opener… We have just been informed that Otto (Whitey) Brexler will referee the main go…

The Grunt And Groan Industry Has A Problem

Jack Dempsey’s Sports Magazine – June 1938
By Marcus Griffin

On a soft, summer night in June, 1937, there was but one World’s Heavyweight Wrestling Champion. His name was – and still is – Dean Detton. He was an odd sort of fellow, this champion. His spare moments were spent filling the duties of a Deacon in the First Church of Christ of the Latter Day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church. Continue reading

American Wrestlers

The Argus – August 12, 1937

More American wrestlers will arrive in Australia within the next two weeks. Chief Little Wolf, the American Indian, leaves New Zealand on August 20. His first contest will be in Melbourne. Ed (“Strangler”) Lewis, who is on his way to India to wrestle Gama, the Indian champion, should be here in a few weeks. It is possible that Lewis will have one contest In Melbourne. Earl McCready is expected to leave New Zealand for Australia shortly. Continue reading

Bull Martin Added To Portland Program With Richard Stahl

The Lewiston Daily Sun – December 15, 1933

Portland, Dec. 14 – Bull Martin, that rough and ready grappler from Trenton, N. J. will appear on the mat at the Exposition Building, Monday night, in a preliminary to the Bob (Bibber) McCoy-Al Mercier feature bout, Promoter Chick Hales announced today. Continue reading

Wrestling Results

Reading Eagle – March 7, 1934
By The Associated Press

New York – Sandor Szabo, 214, Hungary, defeated Abe Coleman, 204, California, 1:24:23 (Coleman disqualified). Continue reading

Wild Bill Longson Battles McCready Oct. 6

Sports Pointers, St. Louis – October 6, 1944
By Johnnie O’Hara

What Earl McCready failed to accomplish in two separate attempts, he hopes to accomplish twice on the same night, October 6, at Kiel Auditorium, when he meets the Champion Bill Longson in a two out of three fall match for the title. Continue reading

Roland Kirchmeyer Disqualified In Battle With “Crusher” Casey

The Evening Citizen, Ottawa Ont. – November 11, 1941 

Irish Matman Delights Fans With Sensational Opening Fall. Earl McCready Shows Power in Win Over Lee Henning. Tom Casey, Bill Hanson in Draw. 

Corporal Steve “Crusher” Casey, U.S. Army, staged a minor “blitz” at the Auditorium last night and gave big Roland Kirchmeyer a wrestling lesson to the delight of a crowd of about 2,000 fans. After the Irish grappler won the first fall. Kirchmeyer came back to take the second but he was disqualified after five minutes of the third session and lost the bout.  Continue reading