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A Statement From Jack Vansky…

The Victoria Advocate – September 12, 1954

About Bobby Sox Idol Ricki Starr

Ricki Starr 9-10-54

RICKI STARR

Vansky Says;

“I think that Victoria is lucky to have a wrestler of my capabilities on the card this Wednesday.  I am one of the top men in my profession in the country and I don’t believe that children, the likes of Ricki Starr, should even be on the same card with me.  I will take care of Mr. Starr in the main event match Wednesday.” Continue reading

Ricki Starr Crashes And Loses Bout

The Victoria Advocate – September 23, 1954

Ricki Starr missed a flying head hold and crashed through the ropes onto the cement floor where he remained dazed long enough for Referee Julius Johnson to count him out and give big Jack Adkisson the victory in the main event at the Sportatorium last night. Continue reading

Ricki Starr Beats Vansky; Fan Clashes With Adkisson

The Victoria Advocate – September 16, 1954

Popular Ricki Starr used a Chinese crab hold to pin Jack Vansky in the third fall of the main event at the Sportatorium last night.

Vansky didn’t think the third fall was necessary, for he proclaimed himself winner of the match after taking the second of this best-of-three contest.  Vansky stepped out of the ring after pinning Starr with a backbreaker, but Referee Marvin Jones finally convinced him a third fall was needed since Starr had won the first one with an airplane spin and a body press. Continue reading

Frank Hart Makes Good On Threat To Take Sam Kohen

Coos Bay Times – December 21, 1946
By Jane Irvine

Wrestler Frankie Hart’s threats to give Sammy Kohen a good going over resulted in lots of thrilling action last night at the North Bend Community Hall. The 185-pound Windsor, Ont., boy took 178-pound Kohen, who hails from New Jersey, in a bout that gave spectators plenty to scream about. Continue reading

Belcastro Retains Possession Of Belt Against Billy Fox

Coos Bay Times – November 30, 1946

After holding the edge throughout, Billy Fox knocked himself out by diving through the ropes and thereby lost to Pete Belcastro in their match at the Armory Friday night for the Pacific Coast junior heavyweight wrestling belt.

Fox had won the first fall with a series of shoulder butts and a body press. He had Belcastro groggy in the second fall with the same treatment. However, on an attempted shoulder butt, Belcastro ducked and Fox went sailing through the ropes and onto the Armory floor. He suffered a severe muscle injury in his shoulder and had to be helped from the floor to the dressing room. Continue reading

Thesz’s Aerial Maneuvers Whip Eakins

Chicago Tribune – January 8, 1956

Lou Thesz, world heavyweight wrestling champion, and Ike Eakins spent half of their Marigold Arena match being propelled thru the air by one another last night. When they came down, Eakins was on the bottom the two decisive times. Continue reading

Lisowskis Win Tag Team Bout At Marigold

Chicago Tribune – July 1, 1956

Reggie and Stan Lisowski beat Nick Bockwinkel and Seymour Koenig two out of three falls in last night’s tag team wrestling bout in Marigold arena. The event headlined a six-bout card. Dick the Bruiser beat Bozo Brown in two falls in the semi-windup. Other results: Continue reading