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Zbyszko Wins on Mat

The New York Times – April 12, 1911

Polish Mat Expert Throws Joe Rogers in Two Straight Falls

Zbyszko, the Polish wrestler, succeeded in throwing Joe Rogers last night in a catch-as-catch-can match at the St. Nichols Rink under the auspices of the Twentieth Century Athletic Club.  He obtained two falls in 1:14:37 and 14:50, respectively.  There was a fair crowd in attendance, and most of them were almost frost bitten by the freezing exhibition.  Neither man showed any semblance of knowledge of the game, Rogers refusing absolutely to try for a hold or do anything other than wiggle out of positions which appeared likely to result in falls.

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