Washington D.C.:  Thursday, January 2, 1936
( ) … Joe Savoldi b. Joe Cox (DQ) … (promoter:  Joe Turner)







Washington D.C.:  Thursday, May 7, 1936
(Turner’s Arena) … Yvon Robert b. Charlie Strack … Jim McMillen b. Len Hall … Sailor
Billings b. Laverne Baxter … Olaf Olson b. Jim Wallis … (promoter:  Joe Turner) …
(referee:  Bennie Bortnick) … (2,000+ fans)

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, May 28, 1936
(Griffith Stadium) … Ernie Dusek b. Joe Cox (29:00) … Gus Sonnenberg b. Jack
Donovan (Donovan was a substitute for Olaf Olson) … Rudy Dusek and Charlie Strack
drew (30:00) …
George Koverly b. Abie Goldberg … Jack Donovan b. Sailor Billings … (promoter:  Joe
Turner) … (referee:  Cyclone Burns) … (3,000 fans)

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, June 4, 1936
(Griffith Stadium) … World Heavyweight Champion Vincent Lopez b. George Koverly (14:
00) … Joe Cox b. Jim Wright … Chief Little Wolf and Dean Detton drew (30:00) …
Sandor Vary b. Jim Wallis … Dick Powell b. Happy Hoolihan … (promoter:  Joe Turner) …
(3,500 fans)

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, June 11, 1936
(Griffith Stadium) … World Heavyweight Champion Vincent Lopez vs. Gus Sonnenberg …
Joe Cox vs. Dick Powell … Ralph Garibaldi vs. Cliff Olsen … Hank Barber vs. Sailor
Billings … Izzy Goldstein vs. Charlie Strack … (promoter:  Joe Turner)
Note:  The show postponed due to rain

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, June 18, 1936
(Griffith Stadium) … Dean Detton b. Chief Little Wolf (26:00) … Abie Coleman b. Ralph
Garibaldi … Cliff Olsen b. George Lenihan … Jack Donovan b. Jean LeDeaux … Hank
Barber b. Jack Powell … (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (3,000 fans)

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, June 25, 1936
(Griffith Stadium) … World Heavyweight Champion Rudy Dusek b. Joe Dusek (22:00) …
Jack Donovan b. Mike Romano (countout) (13:00) … Hank Barber and Joe Dusek drew
(30:00) … Ivan Managoff b. Emil Dusek … Ernie Dusek b. George Koverly … (promoter:  
Joe Turner) … (referee:  Cyclone Burns, Benny Bortnick) … (5,000 fans)
Notes:  Mike Romano, 40-years old, died during his match with Jack Donovan.  It was
later found that he died of natural causes.  Promoter Joe Turner cancelled next Thursday’
s regular program because of Romano’s death.

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, July 9, 1936
(Griffith Stadium) … Ernie Dusek b. Ivan Managoff (25:00) … Hank Barber and Gino
Garibaldi drew (30:00) … Jack Donovan b. Eli Fischer … Cliff Olsen b. Ed Worth …
Frank Judson b. Jimmy Coffield … (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (referee:  Cyclone Burns)
… (2,500 fans)

Washington D.C.:  Thursday, July 16, 1936
(Griffith Stadium) … Ivan Managoff b. Ernie Dusek (43:00) … Cliff Olsen b. Tex Morgan
… Abe Coleman and Little Beaver drew (30:00) … Henry Piers b. George Wilcheski …
Hank Barber b. Jim Wallis … (promoter:  Joe Turner) … (3,000 fans)

*On Wednesday, July 29, 1936 near Perryville, Maryland, three wrestlers were injured in
an automobile accident.  The wrestlers were venturing from Baltimore, where they
wrestled Tuesday night, to New York.  Emil Dusek suffered a lacerated head and both a
fractured right leg and ankle.  His leg was broken in four places.  Jack Donovan, the car’s
driver, suffered cuts to his chin and head and injuries along the left side of body.  George
Lenihan was only slightly injured.  The trio were taken to Havre de Grace Hospital for
treatment.  Emil would spend 12 weeks in a hospital.

Washington D.C:  Thursday, July 30, 1936
(Griffith Stadium) … Ivan Managoff b. Rudy Dusek to capture the latter’s claim to the
World Heavyweight Title … Ernie Dusek b. Hank Barber (32:00) (Ernie was a substitute
for Emil Dusek, who was injured in the automobile accident) (Ernie was originally
scheduled to wrestle Jack Donovan, who was also hurt) … Joe Cox b. Joe Dusek (13:00)
… Cliff Olsen b. Little Beaver … Frank Judson b. Jim Wallis … (promoter:  Joe Turner) …
(referee:  Benny Bortnick) … (3,500 fans)
Notes:  The Managoff-Dusek bout may have been a double-cross.  The Washington Post
stated “Suddenly Managoff –the double-crosser-shifted his weight in such a manner as to
pin Rudy’s shoulders to the mat.” Bortnick reportedly employed a fast pinfall count.



Research by Tim Hornbaker
November 5, 2010
Washington, D.C. Wrestling Results - 1936