Tag Archives: Jack Pesek

Bockwinkel, Stevens Win

Milwaukee Sentinel – February 14, 1972

Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens won two of three falls from Red Bastien and Reggie (Crusher) Lisowski to take the main event of the wrestling card before a sellout crowd of 6,112 at the Arena Saturday night. Continue reading

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Ex-Husker Pesek To Headline Card Here

Lincoln Journal – September 16, 1949

Jack Pesek, son of the old master “Tiger John,” and former University of Nebraska end, has been signed by promoter Adam Krieger to headline his mat show at the fair grounds next Tuesday night. Continue reading

Mat Card Completed

Milwaukee Sentinel – July 29, 1971

The all-star pro wrestling show Saturday night at the air-conditioned Arena was completed Wednesday by promoter Dennis Hilgart with the signing of four more matches. Continue reading

Myers, Hamilton Beat Hawk, Mighty Atlas

St. Joseph, MO., News-Press – January 19, 1957

This time Mighty Atlas and Rip Hawk can’t squawk. Continue reading

Jack Pesek To Wrestle

The Sydney Morning Herald – May 26, 1954

American Jack Pesek will wrestle Negro Don Kindred at Sydney Stadium to-morrow night. Continue reading

Jack Pesek Meets Prince

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix – October 25, 1955

Jack Pesek of Lincoln, Nebraska, tackles the job of snapping Prince Maiava’s winning streak in one of the featured bouts on the pro wrestling card at the Exhibition Stadium Wednesday night. Continue reading

Pesek Battles Lou Plummer

The Leader-Post – September 27, 1955

Jack Pesek and John Foti are two fellows who think Texan Lou Plummer is nothing more than a blow-hard.  Pesek will have his chance to prove it Thursday night at the Auditorium when he and Plummer meet in the main event of a pro wrestling card. Continue reading

Ox Baker Gets Try At Stomper

The Calgary Herald – March 8, 1968

Doug (Ox) Baker has the armament with which to defeat Archie Gouldie, the Stomper.  All he has to do is catch him.

The two meet again in the main event of tonight’s pro mat card in Victoria Pavilion; Baker promising to leave these parts if he isn’t victorious.

He’s hopeful that he will be with the help of his bear-hug.  When applied by the 295-pound Georgian, it’s exceedingly effective.  As well, he has never been pinned by Gouldie.  It could prove the most frantic bout of the season.

In the semi-wind-up.  Leo Burke will attempt to gain a measure of revenge against Waldo von Erich.  He ran afoul of some extremely unsavory von Erich tactics last week; was beaten into submission almost before the match began. He was unable to continue the match.  Von Erich used a piece of lumber during his highly illegal capers.

There are two tag matches on the card, one involving the very unpopular Cosmonauts.  The unnamed Russians will take on Dave Ruhl and Jack Pesek.  The other tag sends John Foti and Bill Marchuk against Mr. Robust, the masked man, and Gil Hayes.

Two other bouts are on the card with the action beginning at 8:30.

Pesek Captures Midwest Crown

Lincoln Journal – July 4, 1971

Jack Pesek took the Midwest championship away from The Claw Saturday night at the Pershing Auditorium in the pro rassling match by taking two of three falls. The second fall was given to Pesek on a disqualification.

In another match, Cowboy Bob Ellis took five falls to Ox Baker’s one in a Texas Tornado match. Gerry Miller won over Ali Ben Khan and Treach Phillips and Tony Russo drew in other matches.

Top Middle West Heavies To Clash

St. Joseph, MO., Gazette – January 27, 1956

Tonight’s Auditorium Wrestling Card
First Match Starts at 8:30
Feature Match – Mike DiBiase, 235, Lincoln, Neb., vs. Ike Eakins, 260, Harian County, KY, Best two out of three falls to a finish; no time limit.
Semi Windup – Ed Gardenia, 235, Youngstown, Ohio, vs. Jack Pesek, 232, Ravenna, Neb., Best two out of three falls, or a 45-minute time limit.
Special Event – Gentleman Jim Dobie, 225, Detroit, vs. Jerome Zackary, One fall, or a 30-minute time limit.
Added Attraction – Bibber McCoy, 230, Boston, vs. Don Whitehead, 227, Australia, One fall, or a 15-minute time limit.

It will be a clash between two of the Middle West’s undefeated heavyweights when Ike Eakins, Kentucky, and Mike DiBiase, Nebraska, collide tonight in the Auditorium’s wrestling ring.  The meeting between the top-rated matmen is long overdue and the outcome will have a direct bearing on the regional supremacy issue.

A comparison of their respective records shows both me to be evenly matched for their victory skeins have been established over nearly every top heavyweight who has appeared in the area this winter.  Eakins has been absent from the St. Joseph ring scene since Oct. 21 when he ousted Sonny Myers from the unbeaten ranks.

DiBiase employs strongarm measures in his matches which puts him on an even par with the rowdy 260-pound Kentucky mountaineer.  A major point of interest in tonight’s wrestle to a finish is certain to be focused on Eakins’ use of the atomic drop, which resembles a pile driver.  So far no opponent has been able to escape free from Eakins’ body drop.

Full ring length flying drop kicks and tackles are DiBiase’s most potent offensive weapons and may help to neutralize Eakins’ atomic drop.  The Nebraska strong man is a three-time Big Seven intercollegiate heavyweight champion.  Mike also won the National A. A. U. title in his weight division in 1946.  He lettered for three years in football at the University of Nebraska.

Powerhouse wrestling will also keynote the semi-windup which pits towering Ed Gardenia of Ohio against Jack Pesek, who is the son of old John Pesek, the Nebraska “Tiger Man” of two decades ago.

Ed Gardenia, the colorful Ohio mat personality, is back in the United States following an extended tour of the South Pacific and Hawaii.  He will be making his first Missouri appearance of the current season.

Bibber McCoy, the veteran Boston Irishman, tackles Australia’s Don Whitehead in the opener at 8:30.