*Modesto was promoted by Cal Herman

January 2, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Bob Gregory d. Bob Montgomery (2-1)
Paul Bozell d. Billy Venable (2-0)
Young Gotch drew Art Williams

Bozell subbed for Taro Ito, Venable subbed for Bulldog Jackson, and Gotch subbed for Zim
Zimmervich

January 9, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Danny McShain (world light heavyweight champ) d. Jesse James (2-1)
Johnny Nemanic d. Taro Ito (2-1)
Art Williams drew Billy Venable

January 16, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Jesse James/Johnny Nemanic d. Paul Bozell/Sugy Hayamaka (2-1)
Herman Shultz d. Young Gotch (2-1)

Bozell subbed for Taro Ito. Gotch subbed for George Bennett.

Tag match explained:
In the first fall, Hayamaka was pinned. He had to leave the ring. Bozell had to be pinned as
well for the fall to be won. The second fall was jujitsu. Haymaka was pinned first in the third
fall and then Bozell was pinned.

January 23, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Johnny Nemanic/Billy Venable d. Sugy Hayamaka/Taro Ito (2-1)
Paul Bozell d. Herman Shultz (2-1)

Same tag rules as January 16, except all falls were American-style.

January 30, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Bob Gregory d. Billy Venable (1-1, Venable unable to continue for third fall)
Paul Bozell d. Tony Morelli (2-1)
Johnny Nemanic drew Sugy Hayamaka

February 6, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Sammy Kohen d. Billy Venable (2-0)
Paul Bozell d. Don Sebastian (2-1)
Johnny Nemanic d. Sugy Hayamaka (2-1)

Venable subbed for Charley Carr

February 13, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Don Sugi d. (DQ) Bulldog Jackson (2-0)
Sammy Kohen d. Johnny Nemanic (2-1)
Charley Carr drew Don Sebastian

February 20, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Bulldog Jackson d. Johnny Nemanic (2-1)
Karl Gray d. Charley Carr (2-1)
Art Williams drew Sugy Hayamaka

Williams subbed for Don Sebastian and Hayamaka subbed for Taro Ito

February 27, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Paul Bozell d. Tony Morelli (2-0)
Al Ferona d. Charley Carr (2-1)
Paul Matly d. Don Sebastian

March 5, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Paul Bozell d. Sammy Kohen (2-1)
Karl Gray d. Al Ferona (2-1)
Otis Clingman d. Paul Matly (2-0)

March 12, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Paul Bozell d. Karl Gray (2-1)
Al Ferona d. Don Sugi (2-1)
Charley Carr d. Joe Lynam

March 19, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Ben Sherman d. Sammy Kohen (2-1)
Ernie Piluso d. Charley Carr (2-1)
Johnny Nemanic drew Don Sugi

March 26, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Ben Sherman d. Ernie Piluso (2-0)
Johnny Swinsky drew Black Panther (1-1)

Al Ferona was to wrestle Art Williams, but Ferona did not appear.

April 2, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Black Panther d. (DQ) Duke Petigrove (2-1)
Jimmy Lott d. Al Ferona (2-0)
Art Williams d. Cal Herman
Brigal Duran d. Edgar Gideon

Ferona subbed for Sammy Kohen

April 9, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Bob Sherman d. Duke Petigrove (2-1)
Otis Clingman drew Tony Morelli (1-1)
Bulldog Jackson d. Brigal Duran

Bob Sherman is probably Ben Sherman

April 16, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Bob Montgomery d. Tony Morelli (2-0)
Duke Petigrove d. Jack Gott (2-0)
Edgar Gideon d. Charley Carr

April 23, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Duke Petigrove d. Charley Carr (2-0)
Otis Clingman d. Jimmy Goodrich (2-1)
Charley Carr d. Jack Gott

April 30, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Duke Petigrove no contest Paul Bozell (Petigrove injured in second fall)
Buck Weaver d. Al Stecher (2-1)
Mike Nazarian d. Art Williams

May 7, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Duke Petigrove d. Paul Bozell (2-1)
Ben Sherman d. Edgar Gideon (2-1)
Jack Wagner d. Johnny Swinsky (2-0)
Al Stecher drew Art Williams

May 14, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Ben Sherman d. Duke Petigrove (2-0)
Dude Chick d. Tony Morelli (1-1, Morelli unable to continue for third fall)
Charley Carr drew Edgar Gideon

Morelli subbed for Red Lyons

May 21, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Danny McShain d. Duke Petigrove (2-0)
Otis Clingman d. Paul Bozell (2-1)
Al Stecher drew Edgar Gideon

McShain listed as claimant to the world light heavyweight title.

May 28, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Jesse James d. Al Ferona (2-0)
Duke Petigrove d. Mickey Ryan (2-1)
Charley Carr drew Edgar Gideon

James stated as having recently beaten Danny McShain for world light heavyweight title.

June 4, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Jesse James (world light heavyweight champ) d. Paul Bozell (2-0)
Edgar Gideon d. Charley Carr (2-1)
Jimmy Goodrich d. Al Ferona

June 11, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Mickey Ryan d. Jack Wagner (2-1)
Mike Nazarian d. Edgar Gideon (2-1)
Jimmy Goodrich d. Art Williams

Ryan subbed for Ben Sherman

June 18, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Jesse James (world light heavyweight champ) drew Otis Clingman (1-1)
Edgar Gideon d. Al Ferona (2-1)
Charley Carr drew Art Williams

June 25, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Billy Weidner d. Tiger Tsakoff (2-1)
Great Mephisto d. Al Stecher (2-1)
Mike Nazarian d. Herbert Shultz

Stecher subbed for Al Ferona

July 2, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Billy Weidner d. Great Mephisto (1-0, Mephisto unable to continue)
Edgar Gideon d. Sammy Kohen (2-0)
Art Williams d. Herbert Shultz

July 9, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Tournament
Mike Nazarian d. Cyclone Mackey
Edgar Gideon d. (DQ) Cyclone Mackey
Jack Hagen d. Art Williams
Mike Nazarian d. Edgar Gideon
Mike Nazarian d. Jack Hagen (finals)

July 16, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Cyclone Mackey d. Otis Clingman (2-1)
Buzz Jones drew Buck O’Neil (1-1)
Herbert Shultz d. Art Williams

July 23, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Jesse James d. Mike Nazarian (2-1)
Cyclone Mackey d. Buck O’Neil (2-1)
Art Williams d. Jack Hagen

July 30, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Great Mephisto d. Cyclone Mackey (2-1)
Billy Raburn d. Nick Bozinis (2-0)
Buzz Jones d. Buck O’Neil (2-0)

August 6, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Jesse James drew Billy Raburn (1-1)
Buzz Jones d. Johnny Nemanic (2-0)
Jack Hagen d. Jimmy Goodrich

August 13, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Ben Pilar d. Bob Cummings (2-1)
Johnny Nemanic/Dave Reynolds d. Bulldog Jackson/Buzz Jones (2-1)

August 20, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Jesse James d. Bulldog Jackson (2-0, special referee Max Baer)
Ben Pilar d. Great Mephisto (2-1)
Bob Cummings drew Buzz Jones

August 27, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Billy Raburn d. Dude Chick (2-1)
Buzz Jones d. Bob Cummings (2-1)
Ben Pilar drew Dave Reynolds

September 3, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Red Berry drew Dude Chick
Billy Raburn d. Jimmy Goodrich (2-0)
Cyclone Mackey d. Ben Pilar (2-1)

September 10, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Jesse James d. Billy Raburn (2-0)
Dude Chick d. Bob Cummings (1-0, Cummings injures his shoulder in first fall)
Art Williams d. Jimmy Goodrich

Cummings subbed for Leroy McGuirk

September 17, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Red Berry d. Ace Freeman (2-1)
Bulldog Jackson/Buzz Jones d. Taro Ito/Billy Vargo (2-1)

September 24, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Red Berry d. Ace Freeman (2-0)
Billy Vargo d. Billy Venable (2-1)
Chick Cleogni drew Jimmy Dale

October 1, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Leroy McGuirk d. Dude Chick (2-1)
Buzz Jones drew Ace Freeman (1-1)
Carl Cigoni drew Walter Dusek

October 8, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Jesse James d. Ace Freeman (2-0)
Billy Vargo d. (DQ) Vince Austari (2-0)
Billy Venable d. Art Williams

October 15, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Red Berry d. Jack Hagen (2-0)
Vince Austari d. Ace Freeman (1-1, Freeman unable to continue in third fall)
Bill Marcus d. Art Williams

October 22, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Leroy McGuirk d. Vince Austari (2-1)
Whitey Walberg d. Balk Estes (2-1)
Art Williams d. Walter Dusek

October 29, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Tournament
Vince Austari d. Balk Estes
Vince Austari d. Billy Vargo
Vince Austari d. Bill Marcus
Bill Marcus d. Art Williams

Also wrestling was Mel Peters

November 5, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Vince Austari d. Red Berry (2-1)
Gus Johnson d. Balk Estes (1-0)
Art Williams d. Walter Dusek

November 12, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Vince Austari d. Ace Freeman (2-1)
Gus Johnson d. Tiger Tsakoff (2-1)
Billy Vargo d. Balk Estes (2-0)

November 19, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Red Berry d. Vince Austari (2-1)
Gus Johnson d. Billy Vargo (1-0)
Great Mephisto d. Ace Freeman

November 26, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Tony Morelli d. Vince Austari (2-1)
Gus Johnson d. (DQ) Mike Nazarian
Billy Vargo d. Young Gotch

December 3, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Gus Johnson d. Great Mephisto (2-0)
Tony Morrelli d. George Wagner (2-1)
Silent Rattan d. (DQ) Tiger Tsakoff

December 10, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Tony Morelli d. Red Berry (2-1)
Dude Chick d. Gene Blackley (2-1)
Mike Nazarian d. Great Mephisto

December 17, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Tony Morelli d. Great Mephisto (2-0)
George Wagner drew Whitey Walberg (1-1)
Johnny Nemanic d. Young Gotch

Mephisto subbed for Red Berry

December 24, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
No matches

December 31, 1940 Modesto, CA (DAV Arena)
Pantaleon Manlapig (Pacific Coast champ) d. Dr. Zack Gacek (2-0)
Ivan Rasputin d. Frank Malcewicz
Johnny Nemanic d. Art Williams


Research by Becky Taylor
Modesto Wrestling Results - 1940