New York Post – April 6, 1936
Italian Has Chance to Raise Rating at Star Casino
Fred Grubmeier, back to the wrestling wars after a siege of pneumonia, tackles Al Bisignano in the finish match on the program Thursday night at Star Casino. The hook scissors king defeated Ralph Garibaldi in his last start at the club. Continue reading
The New York Times – December 22, 1917
Rogers Ignores Verbal Attack and Pins Hevonpaa to Mat.
The winning career of Sula Hevonpaa, Finland’s rotund wrestler, in the international wrestling tournament at the Lexington Theatre, was canceled before it really had a chance to mature. Up to last night the ferocious Finn had registered on victory in the tournament that has now been progressing for three weeks. Unfortunately for Hevonpaa, Joe Rogers, a local grappler, loomed up in Sula’s path last night in one of the finish matches, and the result was the breaking of Hevonpaa’s winning streak. Rogers disregarding the noisy objections of his Finnish opponent, finished the Finn in 14:10 with a side roll and double arm lock. Booth the mat was pretty well occupied while the bout lasted. Continue reading
Posted in 1917
Tagged Cyclone Ress, Demetrius Tofalos, Dr. B.F. Roller, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Fred Pilakoff, George Manich, Hans Fuerst, Harry Stevens, Ivan Linow, Joe Rogers, Joe Samson, John Heracle, Kara Allah, Pierre Le Belge, Sula Hevonpaa, Tommy Draak, Wladek Zbyszko