Tag Archives: Joe Ludlum

Rohde Wins Twice On Wrestle Card

Washington Post – January 25, 1945

Herman “Dutch” Rohde, Camden, N.J., star, stole the show on promoter Joe Turner’s weekly mat card last night by turning in two victories, one in 5 minutes and the other in 21. The feature of the night, however, was the Gino Garibaldi vs. LaVerne Baxter tussle, in which Garibaldi won in 20 minutes with a body press. Continue reading


Garibaldi, Baxter Clash On Mat At Arena Tonight

Washington Post – January 24, 1945

Gino Garibaldi, firey Italian veteran among the heavyweight mat maulers, meets LaVerne Baxter, sensational Texas gent, and Dutch Rohde, who wrestled Babe Sharkey to a draw last week, is coupled with Mike Orloff tonight in a double headliner foursome on the Turner Arena card. Continue reading

Great Togo Wins National Guard Grapple Feature

St. Petersburg Times – May 22, 1952

The Great Togo displayed his Oriental grappling talent last night to grab the first two falls and whip Red Vagonne in the main event of the National Guard sponsored main wrestling event at Gable Armory. Continue reading

The Great Togo Here Saturday

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – May 19, 1952

The Great Togo, the most highly rated of the Japanese wrestlers in this country, will meet Joe Ludlum in the main event here at the Beach Arena Saturday night. Continue reading

The Great Togo Bows To Clancy In Mat Feature

St. Petersburg Times – May 29, 1952

The Great Togo bowed to Mike Clancy last night in the feature event on the FNG mat card at N. Worth Gable Armory. Continue reading

Clancy, Great Togo Top Tonight’s Mat Program

St. Petersburg Times – May 28, 1952

With the white flag of virtue waving gaily in his corner, Mike Clancy will use the American way of wrestling against the inroads of the Great Togo in tonight’s feature event of the Gable Armory wrestling card. Continue reading