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Wrestling Match

The Evening News – January 10, 1905

San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 10. – The most important wrestling match to be seen hereabouts in a long time is scheduled for Woodward’s pavilion tonight when Tom Jenkins and Jack Carkeek are to engage in a bout to settle the question of relative supremacy.  The men have been training faithfully since the match was made and a lively contest is expected to be the outcome.  The articles of agreement call for the best two out of three falls, catch-as-catch-can rules to govern.

A Draw Between Lewis And Carkeek

The Philadelphia Record – December 11, 1889

The wrestling match between Evan Lewis, “the Strangler,” and Jack Carkeek at the Standard Theatre was one of the best ever witnessed in this city.  The men stripped at about equal weight, and the contest proved very even.  For fifteen minutes each man did his utmost to gain a fall, but neither succeeded.  Carkeek showed to splendid advantage in the early part of the bout, but Lewis forced matters all through the last half.  Both men were badly blown at the finish.  Catch-as-catch-can rules governed.  Ernest Roeber was the referee.

The Theatres

The Sydney Morning Herald – June 27, 1904

Jack Carkeek continues to throw all comers before large houses at the Opera House, where a bright programme in addition is being submitted.

Wrestling Match

Sacramento Daily Record-Union – December 7, 1885

GRASS VALLEY, December 6th. – The wrestling match last night between Jack Carkeek, of this place, and J. Cudihea, for $250 a side, took place before a large attendance, at Empire Hall.  The match was to have been best two in three falls at collar-and-elbow style.  Although this was Cudihea’s favorite style, he acted on the defense, while Carkeek forced the play for two hours without getting a fall.  At the end of that time Cudihea wished it to be called a draw.  Carkeek refused, unless he got the whole of the gate receipts, which were finally awarded to him, Cudihea declining his proposition to change it into any other style of match and wrestle it out.

Many Extremes in Wrestling

Syracuse Journal – March 14, 1907

In the wrestling game there are more extremes than there are in any other form of sport.  Hackenschmidt, for instance, is the strongest and the youngest in the point of years; Dan McLeod is without any shadow of doubt the most graceful of all grapplers; Hjalmar Lundin is regarded as the speediest; Frank Gotch, as the most vicious; Farmer Burns, as the oldest; Tom Jenkins, as the hardiest; Jim Parr, the English champion, as the most original and sensational; Ed Atherton, as the originator and creator of new moves; Harvey Parker, as the toughest of the welters to handle in any manner; Jack Carkeek, the “resurrected,” because he came back after an absence of ten years and is to-day regarded as fast enough for the best of the 175-pound men of the country; Fred Beell, as the world’s wonder for his size and weight; Steurs, the Belgian, as the roughest.  The list might be lengthened indefinitely.

Lundin, the giant Swede, is looked upon as the cleanest of the big fellows.

Jack Carkeek Defeated

The Milwaukee Journal – December 19, 1890

The Ex-World’s Champion Fails to Throw an Iron Mountain Wrestler.

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich., Dec. 19. – The Cornish wrestling match which took place in this city last evening between Jack Carkeek, the former champion of the world, and John King, of this city, was conceded to King in 53 minutes.  The agreements of the match were that Carkeek should throw King three times in one hour for a purse of $250.  This he failed to do, having won only one fall.

Carkeek Wins

Los Angeles Herald – May 19, 1891

ROCKFORD, Ill., May 18. – The wrestling match between Jack Carkeek, champion of the world, and J. H. Quinn of the Pacific coast for $100, was won tonight by Carkeek.

Carkeek Wins A Match

Daily Alta California – April 19, 1886

GRASS VALLEY, April 18th. – The Cornish wrestling match between Jack Carkeek, the champion, and Durham Ivey, who claims to be the champion of Colorado, was decided last night in Empire Hall, before a large crowd.  The match was for $100 a side and the gate receipts.  Ivey weighs about twenty pounds less than Carkeek, but showed no backwardness in going to work.  He was thrown violently three times before a fall was won by Carkeek, who finally threw him flat on his back.  They had but one bout for the second fall, when Ivey, who had received another heavy fall, gave up the match, acknowledging that he was no match for Carkeek.

Carkeek Defeats Cudihea

Daily Alta California – November 23, 1885

GRASS VALLEY, November 22d. – In the wrestling match held here last night between Jack Carkeek, champion Danish wrestler of the coast, and J. D. Cudihea of Leadville, Col., for $100 a side, Cudihea won the choice for first style of wrestling and chose his own style, collar and elbow.  There was some fast work done for half an hour or more, when Carkeek finally threw his man to the floor and fell heavily on him, Cudihea sustaining a bad wrench of his shoulder, so that he was unable to continue the match, which was awarded to Carkeek, with the stakes.

Cannon Defeats Carkeek

The San Francisco Call – December 5, 1899

LIVERPOOL, Dec. 4. – Tom Cannon defeated Jack Carkeek of the United States in this city this evening in a contest for the Graeco-Roman wrestling championship.  A purse of $1000 was offered.