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C.A.A.’s Best Bout Goes To Ed Lewis

Chicago Sunday Tribune – November 30, 1913

Ed Lewis added another victory to his string last night when he won from Jack Sajatovic of Belgium in the feature bout of the wrestling show at the Chicago Athletic Association. Lewis showed great cleverness and gained many additional admirers by his sportsmanlike attitude toward his opponent. Continue reading


Romanoff, Conductor Are Re-Matched Here

The Palm Beach Post – July 14, 1934

Pair Top Wrestling Card At Dixie Arena On Monday Night

George Romanoff, the heavily bewhiskered middleweight champion, probably will have his hands full Monday evening when he collides with “Mysterious Conductor.” Continue reading

Rogers Throws M’Cormick

The Salt Lake Herald – March 7, 1909

Chicago, March 6. – In the wrestling program at the Chicago Athletic club to-night Joe Rogers threw Jack McCormick twice in thirty minutes.  Kid Cutler won twice against the Mysterious Conductor.  Jim Garvin of New York threw Pardello once and Pardello won the second time.  Charles Postle won over John Abrahams.

Young Zbyszko Flops Schultz

Chicago Tribune – February 1, 1914

Wladek Zbyszko, brother of Stanislaus, made short work of Carl Schultz, champion of the German navy, in the feature bout of the wrestling show at the Chicago Athletic Association last night. Zbyszko, while not as heavy as his brother, has tremendous strength and is exceptionally fast. He put the German sailor down in straight falls, gaining the first in 2:32 with a body scissors and wrist lock and the second in 2:47 with a body lock.

The Pole weighed 225 pounds, and there seemed to be none of it that wasn’t muscle or bone. His opponent was ten pounds lighter, but never had a chance to put the Polish grappler in danger. The big fellow was the more aggressive, several times picking up his rival bodily and hurling him to the floor. Once the Pole got a toe hold on Schultz and was warned by the referee that such things were barred at the C.A.A. In another minute he had demonstrated he did not have to use the toe hold to master his man.

Next to the main bout the interest centered in the contest between Theodore Peter, the St. Paul 166-pound grappler, and Ole Nelson, a 175-pounder, who was substituted for Louis Annick. The St. Paul man showed wonderful speed and took the match in straight falls, getting the first in 6:10, when his opponent was in such a dangerous position because of a hammerlock hold that he gave up and conceded the fall to Peter. The second fall was obtained by a chancery and scissors hold in 15:32.

Johnny Billeter, the clever Toledo lightweight, succeeded in beating Walter Moran of West Pullman in straight falls, but was forced to the limit in each bout. Several times Moran had the Toledo man in a dangerous position, but the experience of the latter always enabled him to wriggle out. Billeter took the first fall in 19:18 after a desperate struggle and the second came after much effort in 15:42.

Bill Hokuff, the Bohemian heavyweight, succeeded in putting the “Mysterious Conductor” down in 10:00 in a one-fall match. The two little sons of Billy Finucane, the old-time boxer, entertained the crowd with a combination boxing and wrestling contest of three rounds.