Tag Archives: Mickey Gavas

Frank Stojack And Lou Newman Score

Bremerton Sun – September 28, 1945

A tag team match — something decidedly new to Bremerton wrestling fans — caused quite a furore at the Civic Center last night. The team match headlined the Sportsmen’s Club weekly mat card, and it was a battle of brawn and words from start to finish. Continue reading

Wright Brothers In Grapple Win

Tacoma News Tribune – September 12, 1945

The brothers Wright, Rube and Jim, defeated the soldier duo of Cpl. Louie Thesz and Pvt. Morris Shapiro, both of Fort Lewis, in the tag team bout heading the mat program Tuesday night at the Midway. Continue reading

Chief Little Wolf Wins In Mat Test

Bremerton Sun – September 21, 1945

Chief Little Wolf, full-blooded Indian, scored an unpopular victory over Johnny Walker of New York in last night’s main event wrestling bout at Civic Center. The crowd was small, but it was rewarded for its attendance by being treated to about the best mat show that has ever been staged here.

The main event result was unpopular because Little Wolf displayed dirty tactics throughout the match.

In the semi-windup, Antone Leone of New York scored a two-fall win over Kay Bell, big, handsome Seattle boy who was making his debut here.

“Dazzler Jim” Clark, a big fellow, won over Mickey Gavas, nice-looking Greek boy, in the special event which opened the card.

Another show will be offered to fans next Thursday night.

Strangler Ed Pinch Hits For Friend, Loses

Tacoma News Tribune – September 19, 1945

In an unexpected appearance, Strangler Ed Lewis, pinch hitting for his protege, Cliff Gustafson, lost two straight to Rube Wright in the semi windup at the weekly wrestling matches at the Midway Arena Tuesday night.

Gustafson was injured Monday night in Seattle and Lewis agreed to take his place. Wright took the first fall in 18 minutes as a result of a successful step-over toehold. The second fall came 12 minutes into the second period with a body slam.

After Dick Raines, 230, had been awarded the deciding third fall over Seelie Samara, 245, his reluctance to discontinue his slamming the big Negro about the mat drew the ire of Referee Nick Zvolis who disqualified Raines, reversed his decision, and gave the match to Samara.

The first fall went to Samara with a body press in 15 minutes. The second period ended in 2 minutes as Raines pinned Samara using a back breaker.

In the best match of the evening, Kay Bell, 235-pound ex-WSC footballer, and Mickey Gavas, 240, struggled to a 30-minute draw before the fair-sized crowd.