Tag Archives: Fred Beell

Wrestlers Ready for Hard Struggle

The New York Times – April 24, 1906

Two unusual wrestling attractions are scheduled for to-night at the Grand Central Palace, Forty-third Street and Lexington Avenue.  John Piening, the “Butcher Boy,” who is conceded to be the cleverest Graeco-Roman wrestler in America, and Fred Beell, the best light heavyweight in the West, will meet in a match at mixed styles and the struggle is to be to a finish.  Beell is an aggressive wrestler, and while Piening is the favorite he will undoubtedly be compelled to use every trick at his command to win.  The other encounter will bring together Harvey Parker, the “Little Demon,” and George Bothner, who many good judges believe will defeat the lightweight champion.

Newsy Gossip Of The Sports

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

Ex-Champion Wrestler Slain By 4 Robbers

Chicago Tribune – August 6, 1933

MARSHFIELD, Wis., Aug. 5 – (Special) – Fred Beall, 57, ex-champion world’s heavyweight wrestler, was killed today by four bandits who robbed the Marshfield Brewing company’s offices. He was acting as policeman on night duty. Continue reading

Will Hold Mammoth Wrestling Tourney

Associated Press – January 18, 1908

CHICAGO – By terms just closed with the Florida State Mid-Winter Fair Association, Fred M. Barnes, of Chicago, will handle and promote the biggest wrestling tournament ever attempted in America. The tourney will take place at Tampa, Fla., for eight days, February 8 to 15 inclusive. At an estimated expense of not less than $20,000, mat artists from all parts of the world will be invited to participate in these events. Continue reading

Beell And An AKA Named War Eagle Ready

Associated Press – January 4, 1908

CHICAGO – A unique wrestling match was arranged last night to take place on the night of January 10 at the Fort Dearborn Athletic Club. It will involve Fred Beell, the light heavyweight champion, and War Eagle, the Blackfoot Indian chief, who recently gave Frank Gotch such a hard tussle on the mat. 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

Gotch Wins on Mat Again

The New York Times – October 15, 1911

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 14. – Making his first appearance since his defeat of Hackenschmidt in Chicago, Frank Gotch, world’s champion wrestler, easily won from George Padoubny of Russia in straight falls last night.  The first fall was gained in 16:16 with a half-nelson and crotch hold, the second in 7:50 with a half-nelson.  In the preliminary Yusiff Mahmout, the Turk, failed to throw Fred Beell of Wisconsin in fifteen minutes, as he had agreed to do.

Beell Meets Lewis Tonight

Chicago Tribune – February 9, 1914

Fred Beell, the Wisconsin grappler, and Ed (Strangler) Lewis of Lexington, Ky., will meet in the main event of the wrestling show tonight at the Empire under the auspices of the newly organized Madison A.C. Continue reading

Berg Quits in Wrestling Bout

The New York Times – March 31, 1912

PORTLAND, Ore., March 30. – John Berg quit in his match with Fred Beell here last night for the light-heavyweight wrestling championship of the world after on hour and ten minutes of grueling wrestling without a fall.


Watertown Daily Times – December 12, 1907

Jim Parr, the wrestler, English champion, has a match in Buffalo Friday evening.  His efforts will be to throw Young Gotch and Dave Moir once each in 30 minutes.  These men are among Buffalo’s best middleweights and ought to be a tough proposition for Parr. Continue reading