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Lewis Beats George To Regain Mat Title

Los Angeles Times – April 14, 1931

Ed (Strangler) Lewis proved himself the noblest Roman of the wrestling game by winning the mat championshp last night for the fourth time by defeating Don George, the defending title-holder, in two straight falls, at Wrigley Field. The first fall came in 1h. 10m. 26s. following a seeries of headlocks and the winning fall of the match was obtained by Lewis in 7m. 42s. with a hammerlock which George could not break. Approximately 12,000 fans witnessed the championship mat contest staged by “Carnation” Lou Daro. Continue reading

Chief Chiwaki Cops San Diego Mat Tourney

United Press – December 23, 1936

SAN DIEGO — Chief Chiwaki, a grizzled Oklahoma Indian who once knocked out Max Schmeling in a round, won a $1,500 elimination contest last night by throwing four heavyweight wrestlers in succession.

Chiwaki, at 255, threw Wild Bill Beth, 235, New York; Mike Strelich, 217, New York; Herb Freeman, 240, New York; and Rudy Skarda, 240, San Diego, in a row to capture the tournament.

Ad Santel Wins From Ted Cox

The Deseret News – May 14, 1932

OAKLAND, Cal., May 13-(AP)- Ad Santel, 190 pounds, Oakland, defeated Ted Cox, 230 pounds, Lodi, by gaining a two out of three fall edge, in a finish wrestling match here tonight.

Santel won the first fall in 12 minutes as he threw Cox from the ring.  The Lodi husky came back to win the second fall in six minutes with a body lock.  He went down for the deciding tumble.

“Wild Bill” Beth, 230, Stockton, and John Evko, 225, Chicago, both fell from the ring and were unable to continue after each had scored one fall.  Beth took the first with a body slam in 21 minutes, and Evko the second with a body lock in six minutes.