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Kruskamp Meets Lever On Friday

Madera Daily Tribune and Madera Mercury – May 15, 1940

Rudy LaDitzi Also on Fresno Wrestling Card

While no champions are on the bill, yet the classy wrestling card Promoter Don Price is presenting in Ryan’s Auditorium Friday night promises to provide valley mat j fans with an abundance of fast and I exciting action.

Hardy Kruskamp, the drop-kicking ace of Ohio State, meets Dirk Lever, rough and ready Tennessee threat, in the main events, slated for three falls, one hour limit.

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Szabo, Laditzi Head Wrestling Card

San Bernardino Sun – May 31, 1941

Sandor Szabo, Pacific coast wrest ling champion, will oppose Rowdy Rudy Laditzi, of Hungary in the feature two out of three falls match at the San Bernardino Athletic club next Tuesday night.

Szabo is a versatile grappler who is ranked as one of the strong men in the rough pastime while Laditzi, the Hollywood cosmetic manufacturer is as rough as they come in the bone bending pastime.

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Hardy Kruskamp Nabs Mat Tournament

San Bernardino Sun – October 10, 1940

Hardy Kruskamp, former Ohio State football tackle, captured the wrestling tournament at the San Bernardino Athletic club last night when he used a series of flying tackles and body flips to flatten Tom Zaharias, of Colorado, in the finals. Kruskamp won this thrilling match in less than two minutes.

In taking a preliminary decision over Rudy Laditzi, the powerful Hungarian, Kruskamp won this match after both grapplers had toiled the time limit of 20 minutes.

Kruskamp offered the surprise of the eight-bout program when he eliminated the Yellow Terror, a masked grappler, in his second bout. The former football star won this match in the full time limit of 20 minutes with a figure four toe hold.

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Wrestling Tourney at Arena Wednesday

San Bernardino Sun – October 6, 1940

Nearly a dozen main event wrestlers will appear in a tournament scheduled Wednesday night at the San Bernardino Athletic club. The full action program will assure 11 to 13 one-fall matches, it was declared by Promoter Art Mondt.

The winner of this tournament will get the feature mat tussle with Jimmy Londos, national champion, at the San Bernardino club the following week.

Wrestlers listed for this tournament include Rube Wright, The Yellow Terror, Pete Meheringer, Manuel Rodriguez, Joe Tonti, Otto Schnable, Jimmy EI Pulpo, Tom Zaharias, Rudy Laditzi, Hardy Kruskamp and Vic Hill.

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Szabo, Laditzi Meet Tonight In Mat Event

The San Bernardino Sun – June 3, 1941

Rough, Tumble Battle Expected At Athletic Club in Main Go of Strong Card

Sandor Szabo, who claims the Pacific coast wrestling crown, comes to San Bernardino tonight to meet Rudy Laditzi, Hollywood Hungarian, in the main event at the Athletic club.

Laditzi is a rough and tumble artist, but he is meeting a wrestler in Szabo who is well able to take care of himself.

The bout is billed for three falls.

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Russell, McLarity On Galento Card

The Pawtucket Times – October 22, 1949

Rebel Bob Russell of Newport has been signed to meet the sensational young Canadian grappler, Roy McLarity, in the semi-final bout on next Tuesday night’s wrestling card at the R. I. Auditorium. The main event will have “Two Ton” Tony Galento, Orange, N. J., ex-heavyweight boxer, opposing Marvin Westenberg of Tacoma, Wash. McLarity has been sensational in his short career. He has been on the wrestling circuit for only 10 months and already he is clamoring for main bout billing. Last week he dumped Hardy Kruskamp in 20 minutes and 43 seconds in the semi-windup of the Auditorium show. Promoter Jack Lynch also announced that he had two additional bouts for the card Harry Armus of Baltimore will take on Ivan Vakturoff of the Ukraine in one match with Stanley Wydra of Boston opposing Manuel Bernica of Spain in the opener.

K.O. Koverly Disqualified

Los Angeles Times – June 13, 1940
By Al Wolf

Last night’s rassle class at the Olympic quite possibly had the rare good fortune ot see a shooting match, although such things have long been considered as extinct as the dodo bird.

A stranger who gave the name “Del Rosa” plunked down five bucks for a license and examination, borrowed a set of trunks from one of the boys and attempted to win a “C” note by staying 20 minutes with Lee Wykoff, who has been making that offer to the house weekly. Continue reading

Wykoff Puts Szabo Down In ‘Grudger’

Los Angeles Times – June 6, 1940
By Al Wolf

Sandor Szabo was the people’s choice in the recent heavyweight rasslin’ roundup, but Senor Szabo was injured en route and Lee Wykoff emerged the champion.

Ever since, Senor Szabo has been casting aspersions on Mr. Wykoff’s talents as a sinew snapper, much to the latter’s disgust. So last night they had it out at the Olympic before a jury of some 6,000 zealots. Continue reading

Referee Soars, Audience Riots, Woman Is Hurt

Associated Press – February 13, 1935

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Mrs. Louisa La Place, 55 years old, wife of a state traffic inspector, was here yesterday recovering from injuries received in a riot which followed a wrestling bout here. John J. Shields, state athletic inspector, ordered an investigation of the affair. Continue reading

Record Crowd Sees Carnera At Armory

Wenatchee, Wash., Daily World – December 12, 1952

Primo Carnera, former world’s heavyweight boxing champion, now turned wrestler, provided the attraction to draw the largest audience of mat fans in local history last night. Continue reading