Tag Archives: Frank Stojack

Feature Won By Dusette

Portland Oregonian – September 12, 1949

Stocky Kneilsen, rugged matman from Tennessee, chose to argue from the wrong side of the ropes Monday night at the Labor Temple and consequently was counted out, with the third and deciding fall of the wrestling feature going to George Dusette.

The match was all even, with Kneilsen winning the first fall and losing the second on disqualification, when the rhubarb began. Dusette, peeved when Kneilsen continually crawled outside the ropes to avoid him, went along the trip to the apron and punished the Tennessee grappler. Kneilson protested it took referee Harry Elliott too long in pulling Dusette off his back, and demanded the fall on disqualification. But the protest was made from outside the ropes, and Elliott merely counted Kneilsen out.

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Lindsey Wins Over Bronko In Mat Duel

Tacoma News-Tribune – October 10, 1953

Luther Lindsey won over Bronko Nagurski in Friday’s wrestling main event at the Armory when, with honors even at one fall each, the former Minnesota and Chicago Bears football star was disqualified for refusal to break a shoulder butt hold.

Nagurski won the first fall at 12:33 with a series of flying tackles and a full body press, while Lindsey squared accounts at 3:28 with a neck-breaker to which Bronko conceded.

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Soldat Bests Kiser Tandem

The Oregonian – January 30, 1951

Black-bearded Soldat Gorky defeated the Kiser brothers combo in the feature match of promoter Don Owen’s wrestling program at the Labor Temple Monday night. Continue reading

Brother Aids Kiser In Win

The Oregonian – January 23, 1951

Jack Kiser, with some spontaneous assistance from his younger brother, Dale, defeated a very angry Soldat Gorky in the feature tangle of promoter Don Owen’s Labor Temple wrestling card Monday night. Continue reading

Paavo Applies Final Touches To Mat Card

Tacoma News-Tribune – October 9, 1953

Completion of this Friday night’s Bronko Nagurski-Luther Lindsey wrestling card, which also features a meeting between Frank Stojack and the Masked Marvel, was announced Thursday by promoter Paavo Ketonen. Continue reading

Stojack Winner In Feature Bout

Spokane Daily Chronicle – August 2, 1957

Frank Stojack, Tacoma’s wrestling politician, took the last two falls to best Chico Bonales of Mexico, in the wrestling main event at the Interstate Fairgrounds last night. Continue reading

N.W. Sports By Jack Hewins

Associated Press – October 7, 1953

This, friends, could be slaughter. Or sheer slapstick.

The rasslers have organized a football team and will bang heads with the Seattle Ramblers at Tacoma Oct. 11 in the “Muscle Bowl.” And heaven help the Ramblers if they don’t know the holts. Continue reading

Frank Stojack And Lou Newman Score

Bremerton Sun – September 28, 1945

A tag team match — something decidedly new to Bremerton wrestling fans — caused quite a furore at the Civic Center last night. The team match headlined the Sportsmen’s Club weekly mat card, and it was a battle of brawn and words from start to finish. Continue reading

Dr. Bonica Whips Ex-Gridder At Civic Center

The Bremerton, Wash., Sun – April 13, 1945

Dr. John Bonica, who has ingratiated himself with Bremerton rassle fans, last night proved more popular than ever when he came from a first-fall loss to take the next two and whip Cliff Thiede, 220-pound former University of Southern California football star, as a large audience howled with glee at Civic Center. Continue reading

Ramblers Defeat Wrestler Gridders

Tacoma News-Tribune – October 12, 1953
By Ed Honeywell

By reason of their advantage in youth, speed, better organization and more recent acquaintanceship with the game of football, 1953 version, the Seattle Ramblers prevailed over the Wrestlers in Sunday’s “Muscle Bowl” game at Lincoln Bowl. Continue reading