Born:  October 31, 1913, New York, NY
Height:  5’11’’
Weight:  180-200
Real Name:  George William Wenzel
Hometown:  Brooklyn, New York
Parents:  George and Elizabeth Wenzel
Married to:  Virginia “Ginja” Wenzel (married in January 1939)
Amateur Sports:  Wrestling
Guided by:  Jack Pfefer (into business)
Trained at:  Bothner’s Gym
Trained by:  Herb Freeman, Bobby Managoff Sr. and others
Pro Debut:  November 1934, Jamaica, New York
Nickname:  Butcher Boy, Jamaica Butcher Boy
Managed by:  Jack Pfefer (1933-’36) ( -1950s), Joe “Toots” Mondt (1936- )
Retired:  1954
Promoted:  (Former Camp Cook area of California)





The Coshocton Tribune (1/31/37, Coshocton, Ohio) reported that Levin had received a
blood transfusion "today" in a hospital in Brooklyn, New York, stemming from an infection
received in a wrestling match - from a rope burn.

Levin remained in the hospital for six weeks, according to the Nevada State Journal (3/11/37,
Reno, Nevada).




In Bob Fallstrom's column "Bobtail Sports" in the December 19, 1944 edition of the Dixon (IL)
Evening Telegraph, he wrote that Dave Levin was "recognized as heavyweight champ in
some 27 states."























Research by Tim Hornbaker
Dave Levin Wrestling History