Tag Archives: Ray Eckert

Marshall Beats Thesz In Mat Go

Rocky Mountain News – September 13, 1938
By Abe Pollock

Everett Marshall of La Junta won two out of three falls last night at Mammoth Gardens to defeat Louis Thesz, St. Louis, in the main event of a bruising wrestling show. Continue reading

Thesz Wrestles Marshall Tonight

Rocky Mountain News – September 12, 1938
By Abe Pollock

A 23-year-old Hungarian, Louis Thesz, who has twice thrown Everette Marshall, La Junta’s former heavyweight wrestling champion of the world, will attempt to break the Coloradan’s winning streak in the local ring when the two square off at Mammoth Gardens tonight in the top match on Joe Mohana’s inaugural mat card. Continue reading

Bobby Managoff Cops World Title

Houston Post – November 28, 1942

Young Bobby Managoff was crowned the new heavyweight wrestling champion of the world Friday night at the City Auditorium in Houston, before a cheering capacity crowd that had flocked into the building to see their idol work against Yvon Robert. Continue reading

Robert Risks Mat Crown To Bob Managoff

Houston Post – November 27, 1942

Yvon Robert, 228-pound French-Canadian heavyweight wrestling champion of the world, will make his first wrestling appearance in Houston Friday night at the City Auditorium when he risks his newly acquired title to young Bobby Managoff, Houston’s idol and the nation’s top contender for matdom’s top honors. Continue reading

Leo Disqualified, And Then Throws Lou

San Francisco Chronicle – June 17, 1953
By Will Connolly

Leo Nomellini, the 49er football player, held champion Lou Thesz to a draw last night at the Cow Palace, but Thesz retained his National Wrestling Alliance title, although he was a mighty sick man at the end. Continue reading

Two Challengers on Feature Mat Card

The Southeast Missourian – September 5, 1945

Ray Eckert and Warren Bockwinkel, both Missouri boys, will clash in the second bout Thursday night in a wrestling card at the Arena Building sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce.  The card will be featured by a bout in which women wrestlers will appear for the first time in this vicinity.  In this attraction Violet Valentine of St. Joseph will meet Evelyn Wall of Corpus Christi, Texas. Continue reading