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Juanita Coffman vs. Helen Hild Ad

Greenfield Recorder-Gazette – July 29, 1947

Mercier to Tackle Champ Casey at Rollerway

The Pawtucket Times – January 23, 1940

Al Mercier of Springfield, New England heavyweight leader, will have an opportunity to become the third French-American ever to claim the world championship crown when he meets Steve “Crusher” Casey of Ireland at the North Attleboro Rollerway Thursday night. Twice, Frenchmen have captured the top honors in the grappling game. First was Henri DeGlane of Paris, France. Next, and last until, perhaps, Thursday night, was Yvon Robert of Montreal, Canada. Casey, a powerful 235-pound giant of a man from Sneem, County Kerry, will have a weight advantage over Mercier. Witschi has added Steve Passas of Hartford, former junior heavyweight wrestling champion of the world, and Bulldog Al Roth of Harrisburgh, Pa., finalist in the recent junior heavyweight elimination tournament. Passas and Roth will collide in the semi-final bout over the one-fall route, with a 90-minute time limit. Two special bouts will complete the card. These are expected to be signed by tomorrow. One of them tentatively has been booked and Witschi is seeking a rugged versus for another front-ranking junior heavyweight whose contract he has, signed sealed and delivered.

Seeks Robert For Bout

The Gazette, Montreal – November 4, 1936

Ganson Has Three Opponents Ready For Champion

With three title-seeking opponents anxious for cracks at Yvon Robert.  Matchmaker Jack Ganson will travel to Boston in an effort to sign the French-Canadian youth to defend his world mat crown in Montreal.  Eddie Quinn, the champion’s manager, has declined to match the Montrealer against any of the three men, Ganson announced last night.

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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