Tag Archives: Red Vagnone

Nagurski To Headline Friday Program

The Oregonian – October 16, 1953

One of the greatest football players in collegiate grid history, Bronko Nagurski, will take the spotlight in the top attraction of the Portland Wrestling Club’s mat show at the armory Friday night. Continue reading

Dean Detton Tosses Strangler Lewis

Sacramento Union – January 26, 1937

It was an old-fashioned wrestling match, plenty scientific and lacking completely in the modern-day tactics of punching, gouging and kicking – and Dean Detton won over Ed (Strangler) Lewis by a toe hold. Continue reading

‘Battle’ Won By Carl Engstrom

The Oregonian – October 17, 1953

Carl Engstrom was declared the winner of the wrestling “Battle Royal” Friday night at the armory after pinning Jack Kiser with a whip wristlock, outlasting a field of seven grapplers. Continue reading

Battle Royal Wrestling Bill At Trianon

Seattle Times – April 24, 1955

Eight wrestlers will take part in a “battle royal” program tomorrow night at the Trianon Ballroom. The opening match will start at 8:30 o’clock. Continue reading