He held the middle-weight, light heavy-weight and heavy-weight titles in the "Golden Age" of wrestling, 1896-1919. Dethroned the great Frank Gotch in 1906. Killed by gangsters August 5, 1933, while serving as a police officer. Born, January 17, 1876 in West Prussia, Germany. Elected 1972.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
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