Tag Archives: Tony Martinelli

Stanlee Meets McCoy

The Philadelphia Inquirer – August 17, 1949

Gene Stanlee, known on the mat as Mr. America, will meet Bibber McCoy in the 45-minute semi-windup of the wrestling card at Toppi Stadium, Broad and Packer sts., tomorrow night.  Nell Steward will oppose Helen Hild in the one-fall-to-a-finish windup.  In earlier bouts Martin Karadagian meets Steve Karras, Felix Miquett takes on Tony Martinelli, and Hal Keane tackles Ivan Komoroff.

Sharkey Still Unbeaten, Defeats Swedish Angel

Courier-Post – May 1, 1945

Maryland Champion Wins First and Third Falls of Feature Mat Match

Babe Sharkey’s wrestling record in Camden still is untarnished.

Sharkey, who is recognized by the Maryland Athletic Commission as world heavyweight champion, beat the Swedish Angel in the feature match last night, at the Convention Hall.  It was a scheduled 90-minute time-limit match, two out of three falls to win, and Sharkey won the first and third falls, the bald-pated Swede winning the second.

Sharkey won the first fall in 20 minutes and 30 seconds, with a body press.  The Angel scored the second in 13 minutes 20 seconds, with a body press, and Sharkey won the third and deciding fall in three minutes 50 seconds with a body press.

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Sharkey vs. Angel

The Philadelphia Inquirer – April 30, 1945

The Swedish Angel tries for his second wrestling triumph in as many weeks on the mat at Camden Convention Hall where he meets Babe Sharkey, 90 minutes, two out of three falls, tonight.  Don Evans and Michele Leone are semifinalists.  Red Devil faces Tony Martinelli, Murray Rothenberg takes on Fred Grubmier, Charley Allen tussles Jim Austeri.

Double Mat Windup At Camden Tonight

The Philadelphia Inquirer – November 8, 1948

One fall matches featuring George Becker as an opponent for Tarzan Hewitt and Jack Kelly against Michele Leone, will be staged as a double windup at Camden Convention Hall tonight.  In each instance, the Becker-Hewitt and Kelly-Leone bouts will be finish affairs, one fall to decide the winner.

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Wrestles Tonight

Long Island Daily Press – March 22, 1945


Vic Christy, California Adonis, meets Emil Dusek of the Omaha wrestling tribe, in the feature match at the Ridgewood Grove tonight.  They will grapple best two out of three falls.  In the semi-final, Yvon Robert, the former world’s champion, meets Arthur Le Grand.  Other 30-minute bouts pair Tony Martinelli and Nanjo Singh, Fred (Poker Face) Grubmier and Pat Welsh and Reinhold Metzker, newcomer from Glendale, and Murray Rothenberg.

Garibaldi Beats Becker As Fans Stage Near-Riot

Courier-Post – January 9, 1945
By Henry Quinton

Spectators Go Berserk as Referee Gehman Gives Deciding Fall to Gino

The blood of Camden wrestling fans is still boiling today over last night’s decision by Referee Doc Gehman which gave Gino Garibaldi, belligerent New Yorker, a dubious victory over George Becker, dapper Chicagoan.

The pair of grunt and groan artists met in the feature wrestling bout at the Convention Hall, before a crowd of 2400 howling fans, and Garibaldi won the first and third falls of a scheduled 90-minute time-limit match, Becker copping the second.

Garibaldi won the first fall in 16 minutes, two seconds with a rolling headlock and body press.  Becker evened things up by copping the middle fall in seven minutes, 40 seconds, forcing his opponent to quit under pressure of a head scissors, and Garibaldi snared the third and deciding fall in 14 minutes, 52 seconds with a body press.

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Broadway Mat Card

Brooklyn Eagle – September 25, 1948

Don Evans and Tony Martinelli will meet tonight in the finish bout on the weekly wrestling bill at the Broadway Arena.  The other bouts will bring together Steve Gob with Rudy Dusek, Lew Laird with Rollo Columbo, Phil Gaver with Arnold Skaaland and Jim Wallis with Murray Rothenberg.

Martinelli And Becker Grapple At Broadway

Brooklyn Eagle – January 6, 1945

Tony Martinelli and George Becker will wrestle to a finish in tonight’s feature at the Broadway Arena.  In other bouts, Promoter Max Joss offers Pat Welsh with Murray Rothenberg, Rudy Dusek with Sam Curry, Fred Grubmeier with Jim Austeri and Frank Bruce with Joe Meyer.

Dusek And Lenihan Top Arena Mat Show

Brooklyn Eagle – December 30, 1944

Rudy Dusek and George Lenihan will hold the spotlight in tonight’s feature bout to a finish on the Broadway Arena wrestling card.  Lenihan, unbeaten in the club this season, will seek his fourth victory.

In the other bouts, Promoter Max Joss has Tony Martinelli pitted against Murray Rothenberg, Sam Curry paired with Abe Yourist, Pat Welsh matched with Jim Austeri, Fritz Ziegfried with Frank Bruce.

Lenihan And Martinelli Head Wrestling Show

Brooklyn Eagle – December 16, 1944

George Lenihan and Tony Martinelli will wrestle in a return finish feature on tonight’s weekly mat program at the Broadway Arena.

In the supporting matches arranged by Promoter Max Joss, Sam Curry will grapple Abe Yourist; Murray Rothenberg will take on Rudy Dusek; Frank Bruce will combat Charley Allen and Jim Austeri will mingle with Joe Meyer.