Tag Archives: Frank Stojack

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

Big Crowd Sees Women Grapplers

The Spokesman-Review – July 26, 1957

More than 3000 fans turned up at the fairgrounds last night to see Spokane’s first women’s professional wrestling match in years. Continue reading

Two Bulldogs Go Together For Win

Coos Bay OR Times – February 26, 1949

Two Bulldogs ganging up on one Pacific Coast junior heavyweight wrestling champ last night brought irate spectators to their feet screaming for justice. A surprise ending to the main event of Thor Jensen’s wrestling program at the North Bend Community Hall found Bulldog Clements again the winner, with the help of his trainer and predecessor, the famous old mat character, Bulldog Jackson. Frank Stojack was the unhappy loser, backed up by the entire crowd.

An unusual battle was seen, with Clements clinging to his own corner for the first five minutes, and Stojack doggedly holding an arm bar for the next 15 minutes. There was no lack of action, however, for Clements struggled to his feet often to try to free himself from Stojack’s vice-like hold. He finally succeeded and turned on the foul tactics, winning the first fall in 30 minutes with a standing backbreaker.

Clements and Stojack exchanged choke holds, unnoticed by referee Billy Hunter, until Stojack saw his opportunity to try an airplane spin, but Clements wasn’t having any. He squirmed and threw himself over the ropes, but couldn’t keep clear of Stojack’s drop kicks which, followed by a body press, won the second fall in seven minutes.

Stojack moved in with more drop kicks to try for the final fall, but Bulldog Jackson hopped onto the ring, waving his arms to divert Stojack’s attention, and was the recipient of one of those drop kicks. Stojack’s downfall came when he dropped to the mat after kicking Jackson, and Clements fell on him at the crucial moment with a body press which won the fall and the match. Although the crowd and Stojack called the decision unfair since Jackson had no business on the ring platform, the referee’s word was called final. Promoter Jensen told the crowd that surrounded him that he would attempt to arrange a rematch between the two in the near future.

Herb Parks won out over hillbilly Stocky Kneilson in the 45-minute match, taking two falls with his punishing leg stomps. The bewhiskered, tattooed Kneilson cinched the first fall by catching Parks with a knee in his stomach as he bounced off the ropes, followed by a body press.

Bob Cummings, even though hampered by a badly bleeding cut over his eye, chalked up the winning fall in the opening scrap opposite Billy Hunter, newcomer from Canada. Spectators seemed to enjoy the clean match for a change.