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Associated Press – December 21, 1937

New York – Jim Londos, 200, Greece, threw Billy Hanson, 218, Salt Lake City (34:32)

Portland, Me. – Chuck Montana, 199, Quincy, Mass., defeated Abe Rothberg, 196, New York (two of three falls.)

Lowell – Steve Casey, 224, Ireland, defeated Billy Bartush, 240, Chicago (two straight falls.)

Steve Casey Pins Shamrock on Billy Bartush at Rex

The Lowell Sun – December 21, 1937

There was hipper dippering with an Irish brogue attached last night on the mats of the Rex arena ring as Stephen “The Crusher” Casey tucked Chicago’s bustling Billy Bartush away in straight consecutive “lay me downs.” Continue reading

Steve Casey Hurt, But Wins Match

The Day – December 26, 1936 

BOSTON, Dec. 26 (AP) – Steve “Crusher” Casey if Ireland, and George Koverly of California not only nursed a grudge today but also slight injuries suffered in their wrestling match which the Irishman won before a holiday crowd of $5,000 in Boston Garden last night.  Continue reading


The Day – January 19, 1939 

Wrestling Champ Steve (Crusher) Casey claims to have bigger hands than any other athlete in the world – 14 inches from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger…He can palm eight baseballs in one hand.


Reading Eagle – January 3, 1939 

Crusher Casey, the burper, claims he has the biggest paws in sports. He palms eight baseballs in each mitt and can hold an inflated basketball in each hand palm downward, or so he says.

Wrestling Last Night

The Evening Independent – July 29, 1937
By The Associated Press

Hartford, Conn. – Danno O’Mahoney, Ireland, drew with George Clark, Scotland, bout stopped by 11:30 curfew. Continue reading

Wrestling Results

Elmira Star-Gazette – July 23, 1937

New York – Ernie Dusek, 228, Omaha, Neb., threw Abe Coleman, 205, Los Angeles, 32:41. Continue reading

Casey Tosses Utah Grappler

Oregon Journal – February 16, 1944

Irish Steve Casey, Boston grappler, carried off honors in the main bout of the revival of heavyweight wrestling under the Western Athletic Club banner Tuesday night in the Auditorium by taking two out of three falls from Dean Detton of Salt Lake. Continue reading

Casey, Detton Wait Activity In Auditorium Go

Oregon Journal – February 15, 1944

A pair of rugged, custom-built, heavyweight mat stars – Steve Casey and Dean Detton – and a batch of the mat faithful will be on hand Tuesday night to inaugurate the Western Athletic Club’s return to the wrestling wars in the Auditorium. Continue reading

Grapplers Spur War Bond Sale

Oregon Journal – February 13, 1944

A lot of the boys and gals around our fair village probably wouldn’t invest a hundred bucks in a heavyweight wrestler, but a considerable number of them have invested in a $100 war bond that entitles them to a ringside seat Tuesday night to see Steve Casey and Dean Detton, a couple of heavyweight wrestlers, in action. Continue reading