Tag Archives: William Demetral

Newsy Gossip Of The Sports

The Day – January 27, 1908

Charles Olsen has about decided to give up the grappling game and he says that when he gets a good steady job planning joists or shingling roofs he will forget all about his aspirations to be a champion.  He has also discovered that he doesn’t know as much about the game as an experienced manager. Continue reading

Will Hold Mammoth Wrestling Tourney

Associated Press – January 18, 1908

CHICAGO – By terms just closed with the Florida State Mid-Winter Fair Association, Fred M. Barnes, of Chicago, will handle and promote the biggest wrestling tournament ever attempted in America. The tourney will take place at Tampa, Fla., for eight days, February 8 to 15 inclusive. At an estimated expense of not less than $20,000, mat artists from all parts of the world will be invited to participate in these events. Continue reading

The Sports Spy Glass By Hutch

Arizona Republic – March 3, 1931

Seems like I can’t get Pete Sauer out of my mind and with the mail carrying reams of copy about the great wrestlers of the day, I have the impression that Pete is being the run-around by most of the front-rank matmen. Continue reading

Wrestler Demetral Challenges Hangman To Break His Neck

Syracuse NY Herald –  November 4, 1913

DETROIT, Mich. — William Demetral, the Greek wrestling champion of the world, has issued the most unique defi to the world ever made by an athlete. Continue reading

Redskin To Meet Greek

The Toledo News-Bee – July 14, 1908

Can a 160 pound Greek throw a 250 pound Indian?  This question will be decided at Armory park Tuesday night when Demetral and War Eagle will clash in the main event of a wrestling program. Continue reading

Zybszko Loses Handicap Match

The New York Times – January 27, 1911

Yankee Rogers Proves the Stumbling Block to the Champion Polish Wrestler.

Yankee Rogers, the champion wrestler of New England, put a crimp in the aspirations of Zbyszko, the powerful Polish wrestler last night, by refusing to be thrown in anything like easy fashion or short time. Continue reading