Tag Archives: John Grandovich

Longson Takes Roughhouse Mat Battle From Ali Baba

Minneapolis Tribune – April 1, 1942
By George A. Barton

It is said Bill Longson, new world’s heavyweight champion wrestler, learned the tricks and holds of the catch-as-catch-can pastime as a student at the University of Utah. Continue reading

Marshall Beats Thesz In Mat Go

Rocky Mountain News – September 13, 1938
By Abe Pollock

Everett Marshall of La Junta won two out of three falls last night at Mammoth Gardens to defeat Louis Thesz, St. Louis, in the main event of a bruising wrestling show. Continue reading

Thesz Wrestles Marshall Tonight

Rocky Mountain News – September 12, 1938
By Abe Pollock

A 23-year-old Hungarian, Louis Thesz, who has twice thrown Everette Marshall, La Junta’s former heavyweight wrestling champion of the world, will attempt to break the Coloradan’s winning streak in the local ring when the two square off at Mammoth Gardens tonight in the top match on Joe Mohana’s inaugural mat card. Continue reading

Wrestling Cargo In Crash, Five Hurt

Associated Press – January 28, 1943

Heavyweight wrestler Wladek Zbyszko met a culvert abutment in his automobile Monday. He and wrestlers John Suzek, John Grandovich, Frank Nelson and Ivan Risovich, were brought to a Newton hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The crash interrupted a trip to Wichita for ring appearances.

Bob Kruse Wins From Ad Santel

The Evening News, San Jose, California – September 17, 1932

OAKLAND, Sept. 17.–Bob Kruse took one fall from Ad Santel in Oakland last night in 40 minutes.  John Grandovich won in 32 minutes from Nick Velcoff.  Mustapha Pasha and Jack Manuel, and Dr. Len Hall and “Moon” Mullins battled to draws.