Tag Archives: Helen Hild

Stanlee Meets McCoy

The Philadelphia Inquirer – August 17, 1949

Gene Stanlee, known on the mat as Mr. America, will meet Bibber McCoy in the 45-minute semi-windup of the wrestling card at Toppi Stadium, Broad and Packer sts., tomorrow night.  Nell Steward will oppose Helen Hild in the one-fall-to-a-finish windup.  In earlier bouts Martin Karadagian meets Steve Karras, Felix Miquett takes on Tony Martinelli, and Hal Keane tackles Ivan Komoroff.

Juanita Coffman vs. Helen Hild Ad

Greenfield Recorder-Gazette – July 29, 1947

Mr. America In Mat Bout

The Philadelphia Inquirer – August 18, 1949

Mr. America, who is Gene Stanlee, is slated to meet Bibber McCoy in the semi windup bout which preceeds the windup wrestling match which pits Nell Stewart against Helen Hild in a one fall to a finish affair at Toppi Stadium.  Broad and Packer sts. tonight.  Stanlee and McCoy tussle in a 45-minute setto.  Martin Karadagian meets Steve Karras, Felix Miquett tackles Tony Martinelli and Hal Keane opposes Ivan Komoroff in early matches.

June Beyers Wins Bout

The Philadelphia Inquirer – January 18, 1949

June Beyers, Houston, Tex., won two out of three falls from Helen Hild, Omaha, Neb., last night in the women’s wrestling windup at Camden’s Convention Hall.  In other bouts: Tony Martinelli won by disqualification over Karl Davis; Nanjo Singh won from Rudy Dusek; George Lenihan defeated Arnold Skaaland and Joe Montana pinned Jim Wallis.

Girl Wrestlers Clash

The Philadelphia Inquirer – January 17, 1949

June Beyers, Houston, Tex., and Helen Hild, Omaha, Neb., will appear in the wrestling feature tonight at Camden Convention Hall.  In other bouts Karl Davis meets Tony Martinelli, Nanjo Singh opposes Rudy Dusek, George Lenihan faces Arnold Skaaland, Joe Montana meets Jim Wallis.

‘Swede’ Wins, Draws, Loses As Grappler

Ocala Star-Banner – January 14, 1958

Carl (Swede) Karlson won his three fall match with Jerry Christie, “drew” with several spectators in a chair-swinging melee after the fight then lost the decision on a reversal by referee Bill Braun. Continue reading

TIME OUT with Maurice Smith

Winnipeg Free Press – March 15, 1947

We have always been under the impression that any woman who would take up the sport of wrestling to make a living must be something of a freak.  It was with this belief in mind that we journeyed to Grand Forks on Wednesday to see a couple of the gal spine-benders – Kitty Duvall and Gladys Hild – in action.  And see them we did along with close to 1,600 North Dakotans and Minnesotans, many of whom had driven as far as 50 miles to be on hand for the show. Continue reading

Gal Groaners “Hot Stuff”

Lethbridge Herald – July 22, 1948

Calgary – The proposed debut of women wrestlers in Calgary next Friday has run into a snag – fire hazards.

Fire Chief John Shelley issued an order last night that no seats would be permitted on the floor of Calgary’s Victoria Arena, planned site for the match.  He issued the order without explaining whether he was just tightening up fire restrictions, or if he considered the gal grunt and groaners “hot stuff”. Continue reading

She Ain’t Doin’ Right By Little Nell

Brooklyn Daily Eagle – November 26, 1949

Lady wrestler Helen Hild throws Nell Stewart

When ladies meet on the wrestling mat, they usually demonstrate what the fellow meant when he said that “the female of the species is more deadly than the male.”  Above is a sample of how the hand that rocks the cradle may also be used to rock a sister into slumberland.  The gal in white is Helen Hild and her opponent, who has just been given the heave-ho, is Nell Stewart.  Lady wrestlers draw a bigger gate than the males – maybe because they groan soprano.

Steinborn Meets TV Grappler

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – August 24, 1954

Ace Freeman, a TV wrestler, has been signed for the big wrestling show this weekend, Matchmaker Saul Weingeroff announced last night. Continue reading