Tag Archives: Joe DeVito

Phelan Orders Wrestling Cleanup

Syracuse Herald – September 27, 1934

A demoralized group of Syracuse wrestling and boxing officials were awaiting further word from the offices of the New York State Athletic Commission today, following an unexpected investigation on the part of Gen. John J. Phelan, chairman of the sports board, here last night. Continue reading

Wrestling Results

The Pittsburgh Press – May 5, 1936

MOOSE TEMPLE – Ivan Rasputin, 210, won from Nanjo Singh, 202, disqualification, 23:55; Billy Thom, 164, threw Pete Sherman, 175, 26:20; Bert Rubi, 158, drew with Leo Wallick, 178, 45 minutes; Eddie Malone, 180, threw Bad Boy Brown, 203, 13:27; Jack Conley, 187, drew with Walter Sirois, 193, 30 minutes. Continue reading

John Spellman Wins

The Lewiston Daily Sun – December 19, 1928

Providence, R. I., Dec. 18 – (AP) – John Spellman of Providence, defeated Freddy Myer of Chicago in two straight falls in 51 minutes and 14 seconds at the Acme A. C. matches in the Arcadia here tonight. Continue reading

Freberg Tries Speech After Losing Match

Seattle Times – September 29, 1931
By Ken Binns

Two heartily thrown chairs bounced off John Freberg’s legs last night as he lost to Steve Savage, attesting in a measure the intense interest aroused amidst the citizenry over that long-discussed bout for the championship of the challengers. Continue reading