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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

On The Hoof

Saturday Evening Post – December 14, 1935
By Milton MacKaye

The standing of wrestling as a profit-making enterprise has received little attention in the economic journals, and even those publications devoted to the fevers of sport have been niggardly in space and headlines. There has been a general tendency to regard wrestling as a sort of little country cousin of the opulent boxing profession, a rude and primitive trial of strength persisting feebly in the backwoods sections, but destined ultimately to become as extinct as the broadsword. As a public spectacle, it has been rated just ahead of long-distance walking contests and the hop, skip, and jump, and considerably behind the breath-taking thrills and romance of puss-in-the-corner and the potato race. Continue reading

Wrestling Monopoly Suit Publicity Stunt?

Associated Press – December 20, 1935

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Everett Marshall, of La Junta, Colo., a claimant to the heavyweight wrestling title, charged six sports promoters with forming a “monopoly on wrestling” in a suit filed Friday asking a million dollars damage. Continue reading

Kansan Wins Lone Fall In Second Overtime Period

Wichita Eagle – June 21, 1938

The Society for the Suppression of Lee Wyckoff will have to wait another season for a celebration.

The giant Kansan defended his claim to the state championship last night at Lawrence Stadium by winning a one-fall match from Everett Marshall in the second overtime period of a modified rules bout which, on the whole, was a dull affair. Continue reading

Winner Of Match Tonight Will Be Heavy Champion

Wichita Eagle – June 20, 1938

Everett Marshall, La Junta, Colo., will wrestle Lee Wyckoff in a bout to determine the world’s heavyweight championship under supervision of the Kansas athletic commission tonight at Lawrence Stadium. Continue reading

Kyus Kirkpatrick And Everett Marshall At Family Reunion

Wichita Eagle – June 20, 1938

“I’ll throw any of ‘em you can’t handle, Everett.”

That’s what Kyus Kirkpatrick, who is celebrating his 90th birthday, Sunday told his grand-nephew, Everett Marshall, La Junta, Colo., former world’s heavyweight champion, and he meant it. Continue reading

Wrestlers Meet Monday To Settle Long Mat Dispute

Wichita Eagle – June 19, 1938

In a bout under complete supervision of the Kansas athletic commission, Everett Marshall, La Junta, Colo., will meet Lee Wyckoff, Osborne, Kan., to settle the title dispute in a finish affair, best two out of three falls, modified rules, Monday night at Lawrence Stadium. Continue reading

Around Our Town

Humboldt Standard – November 2, 1954
By Scoop Beal

With the announcement that world’s wrestling champion Lou Thesz would come to Eureka next Monday for a match at Municipal Auditorium, there came about much talk of wrestling champions through the ages – there are still a few oldtimers around that remember Frank Gotch as the greatest of them all – and there are the oldtimers who claim that “Strangler” Ed Lewis, champion during the “Golden Age” of sports, was the greatest matman that ever lived – the ruling body of wrestling in the U.S.A. is known as the National Wrestling Alliance – this organization recorded the champions of wrestling from 1905 to the present day, as follows: Continue reading

Indian Wrestlers Signed By Polaski

The Milwaukee Journal – March 26, 1937

Chief Sanooke, Navajo Indian heavyweight, and Sun Jennings, Osage from Oklahoma, have been paired by Promoter Paul Paloski for the semi-wind-up of the all-heavyweight wrestling show at the Auditorium next Friday night.  The bout will be one fall with a 10 o’clock limit. Continue reading

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