Tag Archives: Jim Austeri

Sharkey Still Unbeaten, Defeats Swedish Angel

Courier-Post – May 1, 1945

Maryland Champion Wins First and Third Falls of Feature Mat Match

Babe Sharkey’s wrestling record in Camden still is untarnished.

Sharkey, who is recognized by the Maryland Athletic Commission as world heavyweight champion, beat the Swedish Angel in the feature match last night, at the Convention Hall.  It was a scheduled 90-minute time-limit match, two out of three falls to win, and Sharkey won the first and third falls, the bald-pated Swede winning the second.

Sharkey won the first fall in 20 minutes and 30 seconds, with a body press.  The Angel scored the second in 13 minutes 20 seconds, with a body press, and Sharkey won the third and deciding fall in three minutes 50 seconds with a body press.

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Sharkey vs. Angel

The Philadelphia Inquirer – April 30, 1945

The Swedish Angel tries for his second wrestling triumph in as many weeks on the mat at Camden Convention Hall where he meets Babe Sharkey, 90 minutes, two out of three falls, tonight.  Don Evans and Michele Leone are semifinalists.  Red Devil faces Tony Martinelli, Murray Rothenberg takes on Fred Grubmier, Charley Allen tussles Jim Austeri.

Becker At Camden

The Philadelphia Inquirer – November 27, 1944

George Becker swings into heavyweight wrestling action against the undefeated Black Terror at Camden Convention Hall tonight.  They are scheduled to go 90 minutes, two out of three falls.  Murray Rothenberg and Fred Grubmier meets Jim Austeri and Pat Welsh in a team match, while Rudy Dusek tackles Dutch Rohde and Matros Kirilenko clashes with Joe Myers in single bouts.

Garibaldi Beats Becker As Fans Stage Near-Riot

Courier-Post – January 9, 1945
By Henry Quinton

Spectators Go Berserk as Referee Gehman Gives Deciding Fall to Gino

The blood of Camden wrestling fans is still boiling today over last night’s decision by Referee Doc Gehman which gave Gino Garibaldi, belligerent New Yorker, a dubious victory over George Becker, dapper Chicagoan.

The pair of grunt and groan artists met in the feature wrestling bout at the Convention Hall, before a crowd of 2400 howling fans, and Garibaldi won the first and third falls of a scheduled 90-minute time-limit match, Becker copping the second.

Garibaldi won the first fall in 16 minutes, two seconds with a rolling headlock and body press.  Becker evened things up by copping the middle fall in seven minutes, 40 seconds, forcing his opponent to quit under pressure of a head scissors, and Garibaldi snared the third and deciding fall in 14 minutes, 52 seconds with a body press.

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Martinelli And Becker Grapple At Broadway

Brooklyn Eagle – January 6, 1945

Tony Martinelli and George Becker will wrestle to a finish in tonight’s feature at the Broadway Arena.  In other bouts, Promoter Max Joss offers Pat Welsh with Murray Rothenberg, Rudy Dusek with Sam Curry, Fred Grubmeier with Jim Austeri and Frank Bruce with Joe Meyer.

Dusek And Lenihan Top Arena Mat Show

Brooklyn Eagle – December 30, 1944

Rudy Dusek and George Lenihan will hold the spotlight in tonight’s feature bout to a finish on the Broadway Arena wrestling card.  Lenihan, unbeaten in the club this season, will seek his fourth victory.

In the other bouts, Promoter Max Joss has Tony Martinelli pitted against Murray Rothenberg, Sam Curry paired with Abe Yourist, Pat Welsh matched with Jim Austeri, Fritz Ziegfried with Frank Bruce.

Lenihan And Martinelli Head Wrestling Show

Brooklyn Eagle – December 16, 1944

George Lenihan and Tony Martinelli will wrestle in a return finish feature on tonight’s weekly mat program at the Broadway Arena.

In the supporting matches arranged by Promoter Max Joss, Sam Curry will grapple Abe Yourist; Murray Rothenberg will take on Rudy Dusek; Frank Bruce will combat Charley Allen and Jim Austeri will mingle with Joe Meyer.

Leone Replaces Robert

Brooklyn Eagle – February 2, 1945

Michele Leone replaces Yvon Robert against George Lenihan in tomorrow night’s feature wrestling bout at the Broadway Arena.  Other bouts pair Abe Yourist and Bob Russell, Pat McKay and Tony Martinelli, Jim Austeri and Frank Bruce, Murray Rothenberg and Fritz Ziegfried.

La Chappelle, Linehan On No. Attleboro Card

The Pawtucket Times – April 5, 1946

NORTH ATTLEBORO — Maurice La Chappelle of Three Rivers, Quebec, and George Linehan, former St. Mary’s College grid star, will provide the competition in the semi-final bout to the Les O’Neil-Jimmy Austerio feature attraction of Jack Witschi’s pro wrestling show tonight at the North Attleboro Sports Arena. La Chappelle and Linehan will tangle in a best-of-three falls. 45-minute limit bout. The special opening bout will be between Al Mercier of Philadelphia and former coast guardsman Joe Millich of Long Island. This one-fall, 30-minute limit match will get under way at 8:30 o’clock.

Robert, Moquin To Tug

Brooklyn Eagle – October 3, 1945

Yvon Robert and Larry Moquin will wrestle in an unlimited time bout at the Ridgewood Grove tomorrow night.  Georgie Becker and Chuck Ross clash in the semi-final.  In other bouts, Tony Martinelli opposes Charley Straak, Bibber McCoy faces Jimmy Austeri and Billy Klein tackles Murray Rothenberg.