Fort Wayne News – May 20, 1916
CHICAGO, Ill. — Frank Gotch may never wrestle Joe Stecher. The world’s champion is in Chicago consulting a specialist in stomach troubles, and he is in bad shape physically. He says he will never go into the ring unless he is in perfect shape, which now seems improbable. Continue reading
St. John Daily Sun – December 22, 1905
On Friday night, at Sohmer Park, Montreal, will be seen two of the cleverest mat artists in the world at catch-as-catch-can style of wrestling. They are Frank Gotch, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Dan McLeod. Continue reading
The Pittsburg Press – July 5, 1907
Kansas City, July 5. – William D. Scoville, president of the Missouri Athletic Club, today received an acceptance from Charles B. Cochran, of London, England, of his offer of a purse of $10,000 for a match between Hackenschmidt and Gotch for the world’s wrestling championship. The winner to take 75 per cent and the loser 25. Hackenschmidt will arrive in this country February next.
The Day – January 27, 1908
Charles Olsen has about decided to give up the grappling game and he says that when he gets a good steady job planning joists or shingling roofs he will forget all about his aspirations to be a champion. He has also discovered that he doesn’t know as much about the game as an experienced manager. Continue reading
Posted in 1908
Tagged Carl Pons, Charles Hackenschmidt, Charles Olsen, Frank Gotch, Fred Beell, Hjalmar Lundin, Jess Westerguard, Leo Pardello, Oscar Wasen, Tom Winkelhoffer, Wakita, William Demetral
The Herald – January 17, 1906
Frank Gotch of Humboldt Secured Two Falls From Hackenschmidt.
Was Given Hard Fight
The Big Swede Was Game to the Last, but Was Outclassed by Gotch – Great Crowd Saw Contest and Cheered Lustily.
Des Moines, Ia., Jan. 12 – Frank Gotch, ex-champion wrestler of America, catch as catch can style, clearly demonstrated his right to claim the Graeco-Roman championship at the Auditorium by defeating Charles Hackenschmidt of Hand, Sweden, in the greatest mat battle ever seen in Iowa. Gotch’s great weight and strength, coupled with his wonderful speed and skill, was too much for the young man from across the water, but Hackenschmidt was game to the last and gave Gotch one of the hardest battles he has ever had in his wrestling career. Continue reading
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
Posted in 1935
Tagged Charley Cutler, Dan O'Mahoney, Dick Shikat, Dr. B.F. Roller, Earl Caddock, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Ed Don George, Everett Marshall, Ferenc Holuban, Frank Gotch, Fritz Kley, George Hackenschmidt, Gus Sonnenberg, Ivan Poddubny, Jim Bausch, Jim Browning, Jim Londos, Jim McMillen, Joe “Toots” Mondt, Joe Savoldi, Joe Stecher, Len Macaluso, Leo Pinetzke, Man Mountain Dean, Martin "Farmer" Burns, Mike Mazurki, Paul Bowser, Sam Stein, Sandor Szabo, Serge Kalmikoff, Stanislaus Zbyszko, Tom Draak, Tony Siano, William Muldoon, Wladek Zbyszko, Yussiff Mahmout
The Kansas City Times – January 8, 1910
Havre Daily News – December 1, 1928
ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — The late Frank Gotch, who is the standard by which wrestlers have been measured through the years since he ruled the mat domain, would never be champion of the world today in the opinion of Stanislaus Zbyszko, oldest grappler in the game and one of the most ancient of competitive athletes in the world today. Continue reading
Tacoma Daily News – June 24, 1908
SEATTLE – The championship wrestling match between Frank Gotch, champion of the world, and Dr. B.F. Roller, the western champion, is exciting an unusual amount of interest among lovers of professional sports, and it is doubted that the Dreamland Rink will be large enough to accommodate the large crowd that will be clamoring for tickets. Continue reading
Tacoma Daily News – June 19, 1908
SEATTLE – Frank Gotch, champion wrestler of the world, arrived in this city yesterday to prepare for his match with Dr. B.F. Roller. The contest will take place July 1. Gotch said he would be glad to arrange a wrestling match to take place in Tacoma after he had finished with Roller.