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Wiley Downed Schlegel Two Straight Falls at Germania
Democrat and Chronicle
April 27, 1899
Full Text: Copyright
1899 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Reproduced with the permission of Gannett Company Inc.
Max Wiley defeated
Frank Schlegel in their wrestling bout at the Press C.C. show at
Germania hall last evening in straight falls. Although Wiley's prowess
is well known it was not expected that he would have such an apparently
easy time in disposing of the sturdy Parkside man. Perhaps the fact that
Schlegel sprained a finger Tuesday night had much to do with it. His
finger was in bad shape, swollen to nearly twice its normal size. This
greatly impaired the use of his hand and compelled him to keep on the
defensive nearly all the time. He could hardly hope to win and went on
to accommodate the crowd.
In the first bout Wiley secured several good holds but could not score a
fall, the Parkside man doing fine work despite his injured finger.
Finally, after twelve minutes and thirteen seconds of the hardest kind
of wrestling, he secured a far Nelson and obtained a fall. Many of the
spectators protested that it was not a fair fall, but Referee "Prof"
Eldredge, of the R.A.C., is a fair referee and knows what constitutes a
After an intermission of ten minutes the second bout was called.
Schlegel opened up strong enough but soon weakened and Wiley again
scored a far Nelson and the fall. Time, five minutes and forty-five
seconds. Schlegal stated after the bout that he would be willing to meet
Wiley again after his finger gets well. Another match may be expected in
the near future. Last night the bout was catch-as-catch-can, pin falls,
the strangle hold being barred.
F.C. Konowitz, also of the Parkside, gave a bag-punching exhibition
preceding the bout. His work was of a high order, much of his style
being similar to Geisler's. "Prof" Eldredge says that at some styles
Konowitz is equal to the champion. Considering the strong
counter-attraction, the attendance was very large.