The 100-year anniversary of Frank Gotch’s death is on Saturday

By Mike Chapman On Dec. 16, 1917, the greatest wrestler in American history died in Humboldt, Iowa.  Therefore, the 100-year anniversary of Frank Gotch’s death is on Saturday. Gotch was the biggest sports hero of his day. Teddy Roosevelt invited him to the White House and he starred in a stage play that toured the EastContinue reading “The 100-year anniversary of Frank Gotch’s death is on Saturday”

Frank Gotch World Catch Tournament Results

Men’s 220+ Division: 1st Chris Morales, 2nd Nicholas Caggia, 3rd James Bunn Men’s 200-219 Division: 1st Travis Wiuff, 2nd Ned Morales, 3rd Nick Badger Men’s 160-179 Division: 1st Anthony Pachek, 2nd Keanu Huete, 3rd Johnny Boyd Men’s 140-159 Division: 1st Matt Tran, 2nd Javier Garcia, 3rd Adam Laporte Women’s Open Weight Division: 1st Shayna Baszler,Continue reading “Frank Gotch World Catch Tournament Results”

Mike Chapman on Gama vs Gotch

Frank Gotch Mike Chapman, accomplished Wrestling Author and Historian writes about the long speculated match between the Great Gama and Frank Gotch that never actually took place. In regards to a matchup between Frank Gotch and the Great Gama: “For decades there has been speculation offered on how Frank Gotch would have fared with theContinue reading “Mike Chapman on Gama vs Gotch”

Catch Wrestler Curran Jacobs and His Catch Wrestling Challenge

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with wrestler and former Michigan State Spartans’ team captain Curran Jacobs. After a victory by pin over Christopher Crossan of the Snake Pit Wigan on June 7, 2014, in the main event of the Catch Wrestling Alliance International Invitational: The Rebirth, atContinue reading “Catch Wrestler Curran Jacobs and His Catch Wrestling Challenge”

CWA in WIN Magazine!

Reprinted with permission. Check out the great wrestling news source WIN Magazine! By Mike Chapman If you’ve ever wished you could climb into a time machine and travel back to the early 1900s and see what wrestling contests were like back then – when something called “catch-as-catch-can” was the most popular style of the sportContinue reading “CWA in WIN Magazine!”

Mike Chapman to Attend CWA’s International Catch Wrestling Event, June 7, in Los Angeles

Distinguished wrestling author and historian Mike Chapman will be on hand at the first Catch Wrestling Alliance event being held on Saturday, June 7, at Collins Court in the John Wooden Center on the UCLA campus, 221 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095. He will also be displaying many artifacts from the early days of Catch-as-Catch-CanContinue reading “Mike Chapman to Attend CWA’s International Catch Wrestling Event, June 7, in Los Angeles”