Tag Archives: Harry Stevens

Wrestling Champion to Show Local Fans

The Binghamton Press – February 5, 1920

Binghamton sport fans will see two wrestling champions in action Friday night, Feb. 20, at the Lyrie theater, Water street, when Leo Pardello, champion heavyweight of Italy, and Harry Stevens, English titleholder, will clash in a finish bout staged by Young Strangler Lewis, of Endicott. Continue reading

Ferocious Finn Downed

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