Tag Archives: Swede Olson

Cox Is Pinned By Cliff Olsen In Rough Match

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

‘Little’ Guy Off Mat Bill

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

Fridell Wins Mat Feature

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

Sports Sauce

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

Victor In Armory Womens Bout Will Meet “World’s Champion”

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – September 24, 1946

Juanita Coffman

Juanita Coffman

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.

Helen Hild

Helen Hild