Time – April 14, 1930
Strangler Ed Lewis, onetime heavyweight wrestling champion of the world: A bout in Madison Square Garden with Marin Plestina, Chicago muscler, by pushing him in the face with fingers outspread until Plestina no longer objected to being flopped over.
The Milwaukee Journal – January 13, 1928
It will be Illinois vs. Nebraska when Jim McMillen and Wayne Munn clash on the mat at the Gayety theater Friday night.
This is the first time the two collegians have met and the bout will be attended by a number of wrestling celebrities, including Champion Johnny Meyers and Marin Plestina, who have prepared McMillen for this tiff with the Nebraska giant. Continue reading
The Milwaukee Sentinel – July 19, 1926
Wayne (Big) Munn, former heavyweight champion, and his troupe of wrestlers on a tour of the middle west, will arrive in Milwaukee today for an exhibition at the Gayety theater Tuesday night. Continue reading
International News Service – February 11, 1931
NEW YORK — The so-called “rasslin'” outlaws come to town tonight bent on proving that New York will support two wrestling combines. The new Armory Athletic Club will stage its first show this evening, with Joe Stecher meeting Marin Plestina in the main event.
Pat McGill, the Irish champion, and Al Baffert, the youngster who has made a name for himself in California, will appear in the semifinal.
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
Associated Press – January 21, 1930
By Charles W. Dunkley
CHICAGO – Heavyweight wrestling in Illinois was placed under ban indefinitely today.
The Illinois State Athletic Commission gave the sport a stunning blow after failing to interest wrestlers of all factions to enter an elimination tournament proposed by the commission to decide the championship. Continue reading
Arizona Republic – March 3, 1931
Seems like I can’t get Pete Sauer out of my mind and with the mail carrying reams of copy about the great wrestlers of the day, I have the impression that Pete is being the run-around by most of the front-rank matmen. Continue reading
Posted in 1931
Tagged Dan Koloff, Dick Shikat, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Everett Marshall, Frank Judson, George McLeod, George Zarynoff, Gus Sonnenberg, Hans Steinke, Jim Londos, Jim McMillen, Joe Malcewicz, Joe Stecher, John Spellman, Lee Wykoff, Marin Plestina, Otto Huhtanen, Pat McGill, Ray Steele, Stanley Stasiak, William Demetral
New York American – December 3, 1923
Substituting for Joe Stecher, Nebraska wrestler, Wladek Zbyszko , Polish giant, will lock grips with Richard Schikat, German grappler, tonight in the feature mat struggle of the second tournament of the season in the Seventy-First Regiment Armory. The clash will be to a finish, one fall, to decide the winner. In two other matches Marin Plestina will engage Hans St. Steinke and Renato Gardini will attempt to pin the shoulders of Yussif Hussane to the mat.
The New York Times – November 16, 1921
BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 15–Stanislaus Zbyszko, the world’s heavyweight wrestling champion, will be open to a match with Marin Plestina, who last night was awarded a decision on fouls over John Pesek at New York, if Plestina issues a challenge. Jack Herman, manager of Zbyszko, made this announcement when informed of Plestina’s New York victory. Herman said the only thing, as far as he is concerned, which has prevented a previous match is that Plestlna had not yet demonstrated his superiority over Caddock, Pesek and others near to the wrestling championship.
The Milwaukee Journal – February 19, 1927
Wayne Munn made quick work of Tuffy Ojile in the main event of the wrestling card held at the Gayety theater Friday night. The former champion gained the first fall in 27 minutes, using a headlock. Ojile was unable to come out for the second fall, claiming an injury to his head. In the first bout Marin Plestina beat Scotty McDougal in 24 minutes.