History

The Birth of a Champion – Strength Magazine – November, 1925

“Boys do you want to hear a good story? Well, listen to this one. It’s a real one, but it will leave you guessing.” Immediately we were all aroused to curious attention, for the speaker had the reputation of being the best narrator at the club, and what he did not know about sport and athletes-wrestling and wrestlers in particular-was not worth knowing. We had just gotten through witnessing a wonderful work- Demonstrating a break away from a toe hold. out between one of our greatest mat stars and a youngster whose remarkable abilities showed· him to be full of promise.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas