Tag Archives: George Kitzmiller

Kitzmiller Gets Even Mat Break

The Oregonian – March 14, 1944

Husky George Kitzmiller managed to dump Jack Lipscomb in his “double main event” at the Labor Temple mat matches Monday night, but lacked the zip to make it a clean sweep in one of the hottest cards seen in several weeks. Continue reading

Referee Faces Two Opponents

The Oregonian – March 12, 1944

George Kitzmiller and Jack Lipscomb, whose main-event clash last week ended in a verdict for Lipscomb when Kitzmiller stayed out of the ring too long while engaged in an unscheduled fracas with Buck Davidson, tangle again Monday night at the Labor Temple – with Davidson officially in the match this time. Continue reading

Casey Tosses Utah Grappler

Oregon Journal – February 16, 1944

Irish Steve Casey, Boston grappler, carried off honors in the main bout of the revival of heavyweight wrestling under the Western Athletic Club banner Tuesday night in the Auditorium by taking two out of three falls from Dean Detton of Salt Lake. Continue reading

Casey, Detton Wait Activity In Auditorium Go

Oregon Journal – February 15, 1944

A pair of rugged, custom-built, heavyweight mat stars – Steve Casey and Dean Detton – and a batch of the mat faithful will be on hand Tuesday night to inaugurate the Western Athletic Club’s return to the wrestling wars in the Auditorium. Continue reading

Owen Offers Triple Event

The Oregonian – November 1, 1940

For the first time in eight years of wrestling promotion in Portland Herb Owen will offer three main events Friday night at the Labor Temple arena, each for two falls out of three with a 45-minute limit. Continue reading

Mat Features Cram Card

The Oregonian – October 27, 1940

The greatest array of grappling talent ever assembled at the Labor Temple arena will appear on Herb Owen’s weekly card Friday night. For the first time since Owen began his mat promotion in Portland eight years ago he finds himself confronted with so many headline wrestlers he is forced to schedule three main events in order to do justice to the top-ranking talent. Continue reading