The Age – December 28, 1937
McGill For India.
Matched With Gama.
The Irish heavy-weight wrestler, Mike McGill, who has recovered from a broken ankle sustained in a match against Fred Atkins at Broken Hill, arrived here yesterday, and announced that he will leave for India to-day. Continue reading
The Oregonian – July 17, 1925
Stanislaus Zbyszko, Big Munn’s 58-year-old conqueror, twice heavyweight champion of the world and loser of his second title only recently to Joe Stecher, made short work at the Heilig last night of the Giant Hindu, Jatrinda Gobar. Continue reading
Seattle Post-Intelligencer – May 4, 1941
By Royal Brougham
With all the tragedy and sorrowing in the world, a good chuckle is worth the price of the newspaper.
If there isn’t a laugh in this resolution from the Wrestling Mob, then quit reading the column and turn over to Blondie and Dagwood. Continue reading
The Oregonian – July 9, 1925
Ted Thye defeated Sailor Jack Wood in two straight falls in their wrestling match at the Heilig theater last night. The Portland man handled his opponent pretty much as he pleased and, despite the fact that Wood tried everything in the wrestling book, including a few rough-house tactics, he didn’t appear to have a chance at any stage of the match. Continue reading
The Oregonian – July 7, 1925
Both principals in the wrestling match for the light heavyweight championship of the world, an event of tomorrow night at the Heilig theater, finished training yesterday and said they were in well-nigh perfect condition for the a fast and bruising mat tangle.
Though Sailor Jack Wood, the challenger, declared in unequivocal terms that he will tear the title out of the hands of Ted Thye, the champion merely smiled at such a possibility. Continue reading
Oregon Journal – February 6, 1944
By Marlowe Branagan
He admits just because a guy totes an umbrella to work it doesn’t necessarily follow it will rain, but right now dapper Cal Herman operates with the idea that if he gets enough heavyweight wrestlers in tow, eventually he will tow some of ‘em into Portland. Continue reading
Associated Press – January 6, 1934
EVERETT, Wash. – Ted Thye, Portland heavyweight, won two falls out of three to defeat Pat Reilly of Boston here last night in a wrestling bout. Reilly won the opener in the third round with a body press, but Thye took two falls in the fourth and fifth with shoulder presses. Continue reading
The Spokesman-Review – February 3, 1957
Hat keeps pushing back the glasses that keep sliding down his nose.
“Maybe it isn’t easy to take it easy,” he says. “You remember so many names – just in wrestling, so many. They were all here. Stan Zybyszko, Jimmy Londos, Joe Stecher (he used to split a sack of wheat with his bare hands), Dan Koloff the Hungarian, Joe Savoldi, Dave Burns, who was a middleweight to and now does business in Colfax and Pullman. Continue reading
Oregon Sunday Journal – December 8, 1940
By Richard H. Syring
“Australians and New Zealanders know they’re at war; are convinced they are going to win, but don’t talk about it.”
This was the impression obtained by Ted Thye, retired world famous Portland wrestler, who now is American agent for Stadium, Limited, of Australia and the Dominion Wrestling Union of New Zealand. Continue reading
The Argus – October 5, 1928
The contest at the Stadium to-morrow night for the light heavy-weight championship of the world between Ted Thye and Clarence Eklund will be under championship conditions, 10 rounds, the wrestler gaining the majority out of the three falls to be declared the winner and champion. If no falls, or an equal number of falls are recorded in the first 10 rounds, the referee will order three additional rounds, and the wrestler gaining the first fall in the additional rounds will win the contest. Seats may be booked at the Sports Depot, Elizabeth Street, without delay.