The Daily Star – November 30, 1927
Jack Taylor defeated Joe Zigmund in the feature event in the wrestling show held at the New Ridgewood Grove last night. The bout, which was to be to a finish, lasted 41 minutes and 30 seconds. Taylor applying a flying mare hold to win.
In the semi-final Reginald Siki won over Carl Vogel in 21 minutes and 11 seconds of a 45-minute match. Siki used a body hold to pin his opponent’s shoulders to the mat.
Abe Coleman defeated Otto Korte in 12 minutes and 30 seconds of a scheduled 45-minute bout.
The New York Sun – October 26, 1927
Wladek Zbyszko received the award over Reginald Siki in their scheduled one-hour wrestling match at the Ridgewood Grove Sporting Club, Brooklyn, last night, when after seventeen minutes of wrestling Siki threw Zbyszko out of the ring. Farmer George McLeod and Cyclone Reese wrestled to a draw. Jack Ganson threw Tom Lurich and Abe Coleman drew with Martin Ludecke in the other bouts.
The Daily Star – February 22, 1928
Tony Rocco had little trouble throwing Dante Kolloff in the final finish bout at Ridgewood Grove last night. The bout lasted just thirteen minutes when Rocco ended it with a flying mare and a headlock. Rocco gave away fifteen pounds, but the weight advantage was no help to Kolloff.
Fred Meyer used the same hold to defeat Abe Coleman in the semi-final which lasted thirty-six minutes.
California Eagle – December 30, 1927
Springfield, Mass., Dec. 14. – Reginald Siki, Abyssinian strongman, took two of three falls from his Jewish rival Freddy Lieberman in an interesting and thrilling wrestling match staged before 1,000 fans.
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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle – March 7, 1928
Renato Gardini and Fred Meyers wrestled for 40 minutes at the New Ridgewood Grove last night with neither having any perceptible advantage. Then Meyers suddenly surprised Gardini by grabbing him by the scruff of the neck and hurling him sidewise across the ring.
Gardini arose, scowling, and met Meyers’ attack by encircling his arms about the body of the Jewish champion. Meyers was lifted over Gardini’s head and thrown to the mat. The bout was to have been to a finish.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle – February 22, 1928
The carded feature wrestling bout at the Ridgewood Grove last night was the Hans Steinke-Tommy Draak tussle, but the semi-final between Abe Coleman and Fred Meyers, which was billed to decide the Jewish heavyweight championship, stole the thunder from the main attraction and converted itself into one of the best bouts held at the Ridgewood this season. Meyers won. The match lasted 36 minutes, but every minute of the time was filled with action.
Syracuse Journal – December 29, 1923
Chicago, Dec. 29. – Taro Mayaki, jiu jitsu champion of Japan, pinned Reginald Siki to the mat in two straight falls here last night. The Japanese’ next bout here is with Champion Ed “Strangler” Lewis, whom he will meet New Year’s eve.
Utica Daily Press – January 24, 1925
Reginald Siki Falls Victim of Flying Mare in Third and Deciding Fall – Utican Is Downed at Outset With Punishing Headlock
Joe Malcewicz, Utica’s premier mat artist defeated Reginald Siki, colored champion in a fast, clever match Friday night at Maennerchor Hall.
Joe lost the first fall to Siki when the colored champion clamped on a punishing head scissors and bar arm on him after 31 minutes of fast work. Both men worked out of some tight places, Siki being being punished with a headlock several times.
The Daily Star – February 22, 1928
Jim Londos is preparing himself for a tough tussle when he encounters Reginald Siki in the finish match at the Seventy-first Regiment Armory, Monday night.
Siki is young, speedy and is master of the toe hold, and those who follow wrestling know that Londos doesn’t care much for this trick hold.
Buffalo Evening News – September 7, 1932
PITTSFIELD, Mass., Sept. 7 (AP) – Henri Deglane, 216, Montreal, won over Reginald Siki, 210, Abyssinia, in two straight falls in a wrestling match here Tuesday night. The first fall was in 22 minutes, with a double-arm lock and back flop and the second in 11 minutes with a body lift. In another match Pat Fraley, 210, Toronto, and Scotty Dawkins, 205, New Orleans, wrestled to a draw.