Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame: Ed "Strangler" Lewis

© Photographed August 14, 2016
Erected 1951 by A. Gettelman Brewing Co.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43.042288, -87.916127
43° 2.55′ N, 87° 54.967′ W
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ED "STRANGLER" LEWIS
He was born Robert Friedrich, in 1890, in the town of Port Edwards, now known as Nekoosa, Wisconsin. A great heavy-weight wrestling champion when that sport was highly competitive. He held the title several times, winning it originally in 1910 in a tournament in New York.
The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, and is accessible from southbound North 4th Street, between West State Street (to the north) and West Kilbourn Avenue (to the south), at or near 400 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203.

Inductees honored at this site are members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame (established 1951). The Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame is a joint property of Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation and Wisconsin Center District.

Wikipedia: Ed Lewis (wrestler)

Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

See also, WRL-14: Ed "Strangler" Lewis, in Nekoosa (Wood County), Wisconsin.

Click here for an Alphabetical List of Inductees to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Ed "Strangler" Lewis defeats Cossack giant. Lewis is seen applying the deadly headlock
to Ivan Linow at the International Championship Wrestling Tournament. (1920)
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 The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.


The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located at the
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. 

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located on the east side
of the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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