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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE HERALD GOTCH RETAINS CHAMPIONSHIP Tuesday, September S-P-0-R-T-S BENNETT SHIELD GAME A DRAW GOTCH HADE HACKENSCHMIDT LOOK LIKE A HUGE LEMON Body Hold Brought Russian's Shoulders to Mat in Fourteen Minutes and Deadly Toe Manipulation Made Foreigner Cry for Mercy in Second Fall in Five Minutes Russian JLion Displayed J-Ieart of Lamb Beaten Before he Started and Cried After it was Over Gotch Reigns Supreme lie appeared to lie afraid. When I saw iliat Hack did not try to l.reak down my defense or out of holds I hecuiiie determined to end it as quickly as possible. 1 am sorry he livid his miserable showini; to an in- jui'C'l knee, for 1 wanted to make the victor} a clean one. When 1 ne- ivated him here three years it, was charged that 1 won unfairly. To- GALLIES OF GALGARY AND CALLIES OF LETHBRIDGE TIED day 1 hoped tlml llnt-k would he at p r f. n ol 1 1 A .1 1 Lrt D 1 C l MS, tor i u> prove timt forepart first Bennett ohield Uame at Athletic lark Saturday 1 was hi.s master." t. n T- i r- r- i Chicago. Sept. geographical I----------------------------------------------'tost. Hack was unnerved before ho center of the wrestling world was I Facts of Championship jcriioreii tho arena. Whether it was t !-Winner, Frank A. worry over his'injured knee or Golch, uf Hiiinholdt, Iinva, chain-.'lis pion wrestler of the world. Loser, George Ilackrnschmldt, ol who proclaimed the world s champion j Europcan victor OVLT George Hackenschmiiit, pjon more than ever fortified holdt, Iowa, the home oi Gotch, lo- dav. Moreover, Referee ISit. Smith, was his master." (By George Hackenschmidt) "It was the cheapest world's cham- pionship over won. 1 entered the contest with an injured knee anil had my Fhpnliieli! pinned to the mattress in the' first time in my wrestling ca- I have no one (o blame I Evening a Farce but Eventually Turned into a Classy Exposition of Football Local Eleven Played at Random at Start but Came to the Fore Latterly and Evened Score Which Ended I-1 Calgary Protests Lethbridge Men 1 was aih'isod Unit could wres- tle without further injury to knee. Hut I vor (lit- inak'h generally cannot be said. _ I (je I l.iko .Ii-ifrics, howovor, tin- Itnssian kmv h_ spent a sleepless uighl before ttork iu lol.lun, jbaltie. His trainors tried every ,m, wjlll hjs deciared that for the next ten years Kail Gotch pinned Hacken- "iwl that In a game that (hiring the first half mis ono of the slowest ever pulled off pom. into the match llie Bonnetl Shield series, and that 'developed during the second half into ami display a littlo science in their In on Smith, mid It is only tho work concerted attacks.. The local hnlflof Ihls brilliant manor the nets hack- back line also, whether from over ed up by the heavy and accurate tl.ere would be no shiit Oi the wrest- line capital, unless Gotch chose to change his place oi residence. The Russian's showing was pitiful, The crowd decreed that he had room with John Koch, rips was in no condition sehmidt with a reierse body hold. allrt of t .1 i o i K i Time, 1-5. continue. 1 am not a neith- do I dciirc to charge that I was "quit, hut the defeated man, through tears declared that he entered the r.rcna with a wrecked knee on which Gotch worked and speedily reduced jties was to songs of.the Father- not "ir Second Fall-Gotch pinned Itacken- ]anrl t the Russian and trv to make schniidt ,'Uh a toe ,oek. Time, 5: jllim fee, at ease, Hack would not due t f lonM nu. to Gotch i M Total, wrestling time, Attendance estimated. Total receipts, 'several hours to g sleep lie arose anil pleaded with his trainers to give drugs tflat would make him rest. I hey reinsert to do this. In the Gotch s share, and per ,i him tn rnmmntivelv helnlcss '-'minds ol the vast-crowd that saw the. mm to a; cent, of the moving pictures.