Tag Archives: George Koverly

Mystery Man In Fourth Straight Win

San Jose News – November 18, 1943

Keeps Mask

Casey Draws With Kayo Koverly In Semi-Windup

The “Green Phantom,” latest hooded mystery man of the mat game, chalked up his fourth straight victory here last night by disposing of Hans Schnabel, the powerful Dutchman, in the one-hour main event.

A capacity house attended last night’s matches. Continue reading

Steve Casey Hurt, But Wins Match

The Day – December 26, 1936 

BOSTON, Dec. 26 (AP) – Steve “Crusher” Casey if Ireland, and George Koverly of California not only nursed a grudge today but also slight injuries suffered in their wrestling match which the Irishman won before a holiday crowd of $5,000 in Boston Garden last night.  Continue reading

Wrestling Results

The Times Record – September 3, 1937

North Bergen, N. J. – Jack Kennedy, 217, Iowa, pinned Hank Barber, 220, Boston, (25:26).

New York – Ernie Dusek, 228, Omaha, pinned Stanley Pinto, 216, California, (30:27). Continue reading

Wrestling Last Night

Lockport Union-Sun and Journal – December 21, 1935

PHILADELPHIA – Dean Detton, 205, Salt Lake city defeated Hans Steinke, 240, Germany.  One fall

George Koverly, 215, California defeated Frank Judson, 218, Boston.  One fall.

SALT LAKE CITY – Leroy McGuirk, 173, Oklahoma defeated Due Chick, 174, Cheyenne, Wyo., two falls out of three; Rod Fenton, 174, Canada, defeated Paddy Nolan, 166, Boston, two falls out of three; George Bennet, 172, Oklahoma, beat Hy Sharman, 157, Salt Lake city, 19:00; Balk Estes, 178, Honolulu, tossed Frenchy Leavitt, 175, Montreal, 14:00.

Ali Baba, Lopez Capture Olympic Features

Los Angeles Times – May 30, 1940
By Al Wolf

Ali Baba and Vincent Lopez made up the daily double at the Olympic torso-twisting party last night.

The pin-domed Turk defeated Tarzan White – and hurt him in the process. Tarzan attempted a flying tackle, but sly Ali was the little man who wasn’t there, and Tarzan flew into the seats. When he finally staggered back into the ring, Ali tried a body slam, but was careless and slammed White on his head. Referee Dick Rutherford immediately halted the action and Baba was the winner in 21m. 43s. A preliminary examination revealed no serious injury. Continue reading

Wykoff Squelches Koverly To Win Wrestling Tourney

Los Angeles Times – May 16, 1940
By Al Wolf

Apparently all things must come to an end – even international heavyweight wrestling tournaments.

Jack Daro’s mat mammoth, which began in William Jennings Bryan’s heyday, according to oldtimers hereabouts, wound up last night at the Olympic with Lee Wykoff, a semi-bald party from little Nevada, Mo., the champion of champions, or something. Continue reading

Wrestler Dies In Stadium Bout; Inquiry Called As Rival Held

Washington Post – June 26, 1936
By Bill McComick

Mike Romano, veteran wrestler, died on the mat before 5,000 people at Griffith Stadium last night.

The 40-year-old native of Trieste, Italy, was being counted out by referee Cyclone Burns after 13 – minutes of a match with Jack Donovan, of Boston, when he became unconscious. Continue reading

Lopez Outslugs Koverly In Mat Show

Washington Post – June 5, 1936
By George Considine

Thirty-five hundred spectators sat by the light of the silvery moon last night at Griffith Stadium to witness Vincent Lopez, so-called world wrestling champion, taming villainous George Koverly in one of the wildest slugging exhibitions on record. Continue reading

Steve Casey Whips George Koverly

San Jose Evening News – July 26, 1944

SAN FRANCISCO, July 26. – Before 3000 fans, the best house in weeks, Steve (Crusher) Casey took two straight falls from George Koverly in the main event on the civic auditorium wrestling card last night.  Casey won the first after eight minutes, 20 seconds, when Koverly was disqualified for roughness.  He pinned his opponent to end the match after 10:01 minutes more of rough tactics.

The semi-final went to Sandor Szabo in 8:20 with his famous back drop over Jack Smith.  Bill Hanson drop-kicked Sgt. Chief Little Wolf out of action in 18:10 and, in the curtain raiser, Big Ben Morgan and Kay Bell went 20 minutes to a draw.