Lakeland Ledger – February 20, 1961
Pat O’Connor retained his grappling title here Saturday night by defeating Jack Wentworth in successive falls at the Armory.
O’Connor won the first fall when Wentworth was disqualified for refusing to break a strangle hold. O’Connor then swiftly pinned Wentworth with a submission hold in the second fall to win the match. Continue reading
St. Petersburg Times – January 20, 1963
Tampa – Southern heavyweight wrestling champion Eddie Graham and world tag team champions Roy Heffernan and Al Costello, the Kangaroos managed by Wild Red Berry, will defend their titles at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tuesday night. Continue reading
Posted in 1963
Tagged Al Costello, Bob Ellis, Don Curtis, Eddie Graham, Fabulous Kangaroos, Hiro Matsuda, Joe Scarpa, Karl Von Brauner, Kurt Von Brauner, Pedro Godoy, Red Berry, Roy Heffernan, Russian Crusher, Tony Baillargeon, Yukon Eric, Zorro
St. Petersburg Times – January 27, 1963
Tampa – Wrestling will switch to Monday night at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory tomorrow night for two weeks and promoter Cowboy Luttrall has capped his four-event program with a six-man Australian tag team match with Wild Red Berry and Saul Weingeroff in action.
Berry and the Kangaroos, Roy Heffernan and Al Costello, will meet Weingeroff and Kurt and Karl Von Brauner under Texas death match rules on a winners-take-all basis. Regular falls will give wrestlers rest periods of one minute but will not count toward the decision. Action will continue until a team concedes or wrestlers are unable to answer the bell.
Other events arranged by promoter Luttrall are Reggie Parks vs. Hiro Matsuda, Don Curtis vs. Billy Parks, and Harry Smith vs. Dale Lewis.
Posted in 1963
Tagged Al Costello, Billy Parks, Cowboy Luttrall, Dale Lewis, Don Curtis, Fabulous Kangaroos, Harry Smith, Hiro Matsuda, Karl Von Brauner, Kurt Von Brauner, Red Berry, Reggie Parks, Roy Heffernan, Saul Weingeroff
St. Petersburg Times – December 21, 1962
Clearwater – Kurt and Karl Von Brauner, back in wrestling circles after their Florida suspension was lifted, will face Ray Villmer of Tampa and Harry Smith of Atlanta, Ga., to-night in the feature grapple event at the Clearwater Armory at Missouri and Seminole.
In other matches Al Costello will meet Marco Polo of Boston, Mass. and Steve Kovacs will go against Red Roberts.