Washington Post – October 22, 1937
The creation of a new grip won the feature match for Cliff (Swede) Olson last night at Joe Turner’s weekly wrestling show when he hurled Kansas Joe Cox from the ring with such force that his leg was trapped in a folding stationary seat of Turner’s Arena. Continue reading
Posted in 1937
Tagged Chief Thunderbird, Clara Mortensen, Hans Steinke, Jack Hader, Jake Patterson, Jim Morris, Joe Cox, Karl Davis, Leo Mortensen, Maria Gardina, Swede Olson, Walter Podolak
Tacoma News Tribune – October 1, 1958
If the right “little man” came along, promoter Cliff (Swede) Olson wouldn’t mind presenting wrestlers of lightheavyweight or even middleweight poundage on his weekly professional mat cards at the Tacoma Armory. Continue reading
Tacoma News Tribune – September 27, 1958
Don (Big Ox) Anderson, a 240-pound villain from Granger, Utah, made an inauspicious Tacoma wrestling debut last night, suffering a disqualification loss to Al Fridell of Seattle in the main event on promoter Cliff (Swede) Olson’s inaugural fall card at the Armory. Continue reading
Daily Olympian – January 25, 1954
By Mike Contris
It was the persistent thought of the reports of buds and flowers showing up back home in Olympia that caused him the greatest concern. That’s what Swede Olson, wrestling promoter, said as he returned to Washington’s fair Capital City the other day after eight weeks in the snowy reaches of Canada. Yep, he piloted his jalopy some 2,400 miles from a spot where the weather gadget was hitting 28 below zero to what he thought was the land of prematurely blooming springtime flowers. Continue reading
Posted in 1954
Tagged Swede Olson
Daytona Beach Morning Journal – September 24, 1946
Two lady bonecrushers will head the card at tonight’s Armory program: Juanita Coffman and Helen Hild. The winner of the one-hour time limit, one-fall bout is scheduled to meet Mildred Burke, who is billed as “World’s Woman Champion,” at a later date.
Sponsored jointly by the American Legion and the Florida State Guard, the program will also include a semi-final between Lou Laird and Ali Pasha (sometimes known as the Terrible Turk), an opening bout between W. T. Hill and Swede Olson, a four-round boxing match and 10 pairs of nylons to be given away.