Tag Archives: Hans Schnabel

Mystery Man In Fourth Straight Win

San Jose News – November 18, 1943

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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

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Shikat Easily Pins Russian

Detroit Free Press – April 7, 1936
By Tod Rockwell

The odds were 3,000 to 2 that Dick Shikat, world wrestling champ, would pin one John Leon Grandovich, title claimant, last night at Arena Gardens. Dick did. Twenty-two minutes after Shikat, the stolid German, was introduced to about 3,500 spectators who grossed $3,500 for Adam Weissmuller. Dick had pinned John with the standard hold of grapplers everywhere – the body press. Continue reading

Steele Pins Terror In Olympic Tiff

Los Angeles Times – May 29, 1941

Ray Steele, the National Wrestling Association’s champion, took two out of three falls from the Golden Terror in the main event at Olympic Auditorium last night, clearing the way for a match with Jim Londos for the undisputed world crown June 11. Continue reading

Indian Wrestlers Signed By Polaski

The Milwaukee Journal – March 26, 1937

Chief Sanooke, Navajo Indian heavyweight, and Sun Jennings, Osage from Oklahoma, have been paired by Promoter Paul Paloski for the semi-wind-up of the all-heavyweight wrestling show at the Auditorium next Friday night.  The bout will be one fall with a 10 o’clock limit. Continue reading

Flash: Thesz The Winnah In Two Falls!

Rocky Mountain News – March 8, 1939

LouisThesz, handsome Hungarian from St. Louis, still is one of the world’s wrestling champions.

He retained the claim last night by taming Wild Hans Schnabel, vicious Chicago showman, in straight falls before 2,000 of the faithful in City Auditorium. Continue reading

Thesz Grapples Schnabel Tonight

Rocky Mountain News – March 7, 1939

Denver sees one of the several dozen wrestling champions tonight in City Auditorium. Continue reading

Clara Defeats Rita Before Full House

San Bernardino County Sun – January 16, 1943

Clara Mortensen probably will continue to rule as the queen of lightweight wrestlers for an indefinite period. Continue reading