January 7, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium) 3,500
Ivan Rasputin d. Harry Kent (1-0)
Red Vagnonni d. (DQ) Bronco Valdez (shipyard elimination tournament)
Dean Detton drew The Phantom
Billy Hansen drew Hans Schnabel

January 14, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium) 4,500
Dean Detton (Pacific Coast champ) drew The Phantom (0-0)
Hans Schnabel d. Jack Carter (2-0)
Ivan Rasputin drew Jim Casey
Stanley Pinto d. Joe Benecassa

January 21, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium) 4,000
Steve Casey (world champ) d. Stanley Pinto (2-0)
The Phantom d. Jimmy El Puipo
Hans Schnabel drew Stanley Wydra
Bronco Valdez d. Jack Carter

January 28, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium) 9,000
Red Vagnonni d. Ivan Rasputin (1-0, shipyard tournament finals)
The Phantom drew Hans Schnabel (1-1)
Harry Kent d. Red Van Nest
Alex Kasaboski d. Rube Wright

February 4, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Steve Casey (world champ) d. Stanley Wydra (2-0)
Cy Williams drew Harry Kent (1-1)
Rube Wright d. Joe Campbell
Alex Kasaboski drew Fred Meyers

February 11, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium) 9,000
Mae Young d. Gladys Gillem (2-1)
Red Vagnonni d. Cy Williams
Rube Wright drew Harry Kent
Bronco Valdez drew Fred Meyers

February 18, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Ivan Rasputin vs. Red Vagnonni (a $100 DeLane watch will be awarded to the winner)
Stanley Pinto vs. Abe Kashey
Vic Christy vs. Rube Wright
Pantaleon Manlapig vs. Joe Benecassa

No results printed

February 25, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Mildred Burke (world champ) vs. Mae Young
Pat Fraley vs. Mike Mazurki
Vic Christy vs. Abe Kashey
Harry Kent vs. Hank Metheny

No results printed

Burke said be recognized by both the National Wrestling Association and Midwest
Wrestling Association.

California State Athletic Commission rule states that women wrestlers can appear twice per
half-year in a community, but no more. The February 11 card with women wrestlers said to
have drawn the largest crowd “since the golden era of wrestling here about 10 years back.”

March 3, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Dean Detton d. Pat Fraley (1-0)
Stanley Pinto drew Rube Wright (1-1)
Harry Kent d. Mike Mazurki
Vic Christy drew Bronco Valdez

March 10, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium) 4,000
Dean Detton drew Ivan Rasputin (1-1)
Stanley Pinto d. (DQ) Cy Williams (2-1)
Iron Talon d. Joe Benecassa
Alex Kasaboski drew Jack Carter

March 17, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Steve Casey (world champ) d. Rube Wright
Abe Kashey d. Stanley Wydra (2-1)
Stanley Pinto drew Billy Hanson
Johnny Marrs d. Red Van Ness

March 24, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
No card found

March 31, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Steve Casey d. Ivan Rasputin
Stanley Pinto d. (DQ) Rube Wright
Pantaleon Manlapig d. Cy Williams
Lou Newman drew Bronco Valdez

April 7, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
No card mentioned and one probably does not take place as April 7 is Good Friday and Ad
Santel usually does not run cards that day.

April 14, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Dean Detton d. Rube Wright (1-0)
Billy Hanson d. Ted Christy
Iron Man Talun d. Cy Williams
Goon d. Stanley Wydra

April 21, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Steve Casey (world champ) d. Iron Man Talun
Harry Kent d. (DQ) Pat Fraley
The Goon drew Billy Hanson
Fred Meyers d. Kid Carter

April 28, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium) 4,000
Stanley Pinto d. (DQ) Abe Kashey (2-1)
Ivan Rasputin d. Ted Christy
Pat Fraley drew Seelie Samara
Bronco Valdez drew Fred Meyers

May 5, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Harry Kent d. (DQ) Ivan Rasputin (1-0)
Billy Hanson drew Cy Williams
Seelie Samara d. Joe Benecassa
Stanley Pinto d. Fred Meyers
Ted Christy drew Abe Kashey
Alex Kasaboski d. Red Van Ness

The card was a memorial for Ivan Managoff, who as an Oakland police officer, was killed
by a bandit

May 12, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
No card found

May 19, 1944 Oaklalnd, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
No card found

May 26, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium) 3,500
Dean Detton d. Ivan Rasputin (2-0)
Seelie Samara drew Iron Talun (1-1)
Pat Fraley drew Jim Henry
Stanley Pinto d. Ted Christy

June 2, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Dean Detton d. Stanley Pinto (2-0)
Seelie Samara d. Abe Kashey (2-1)
Iron Talun d. Ben Morgan
Tom Bell drew Fred Meyers

June 16, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Dean Detton d. Seelie Samara (2-1)
Billy Hanson drew Ben Morgan (1-1)
Stanley Pinto d. Jack Carter
Alex Kasaboski drew Gene Bowman

June 18, 1944 – California State Athletic Commission lists Pantaleon Manlapig as ill and
unavailable.

June 23, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Steve Casey d. Iron Man Talun (2-1)
Harry Kent d. Ted Christy
Stanley Pinto drew Abe Kashey
Jack Smith drew Gene Bowman

June 30, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Dean Detton d. Pat Fraley (2-1, special referee Barney Ross)
Gene Bowman vs. The Goon
Ted Cox vs. Jack Smith
Cardiff Giant vs. Ted Christy

Only one result mentioned

July 2, 1944 – California State Athletic Commission suspends George Koverly for non-
appearance.

July 7, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Stanley Pinto d. Abe Kashey (2-1)
Pat Fraley drew Ted Cox (1-1)
Billy Hanson d. Ted Christy
Ben Morgan drew Cardiff Giant

July 14, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Stanley Pinto d. (DQ) Goon (2-1, Goon unmasked)
Seelie Samara drew Ben Morgan (1-1)
Billy Hanson d. Pat Fraley
Chief Little Wolf d. Ted Christy

Not mentioned in the results, but Goon was Jim Henry

July 21, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Steve Casey d. Chief Little Wolf (2-0)
Sandor Szabo drew Billy Hanson
Jim Henry d. Jim Smith
Cardiff Giant drew Ted Christy

July 28, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Dean Detton drew Sandor Szabo (1-1)
Ben Morgan d. Chief Little Wolf (1-0)
K.O. Koverly drew Billy Hanson
Ted Christy d. Jack Carter

August 4, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Maurice Tillet d. Stanley Pinto (2-1)
Billy Hanson d. Cardiff Giant
Ben Morgan d. Jim Smith
Jim Henry drew Ted Christy

August 11, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Sandor Szabo d. Ben Morgan (1-0, Morgan unable to continue)
Seelie Samara d. Hans Schnabel
Jim Henry d. Fritz Schnabel
Ted Cox drew Ted Christy

August 18, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Maurice Tillet d. Pat Fraley (2-0)
Pat Fraley drew Wee Willie Davis (1-1)
Jim Henry d. Cardiff Giant
Ted Cox drew Billy Hanson

August 25, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Dean Detton d. K.O.  Koverly (2-1)
Vincent Lopez drew Sandor Szabo
Billy Hanson d. (DQ) Wee Willie Davis
Ted Cox d. Hank Metheny

September 1, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium) 4,500
Steve Casey d. Seelie Samara (1-0)
Vincent Lopez d. Whirlwind Smith (2-0)
Billy Hanson drew K.O. Koverly
Wee Willie Davis d. Kay Bell

September 8, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Vincent Lopez drew Sandor Szabo (1-1)
Stanley Pinto d. Cardiff Giant
Wee Willie Davis drew Billy Hanson
Frank Taylor d. Fred Meyers

September 15, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Steve Casey d. Seelie Samara (2-0)
Ted Cox d. Jim Smith
Wee Willie Davis drew Stanley Pinto
Jack Campbell drew Frank Taylor

September 22, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Steve Casey d. Maurice Tillet (2-0)
Vincent Lopez d. (DQ) Jim Henry
Ted Cox d. Jack Ross
Mysterious Mr. X d. Jack Manuel

September 29, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
K.O. Koverly d. Stanley Pinto (2-1)
Vincent Lopez d. Cowboy Luttrall (2-0)
Jim Henry d. Joe Campbell
Mr. X d. Carlos Ortiz

October 6, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Vincent Lopez d. Ben Morgan (2-1)
Vic Holbrook d. Jim Henry
Mr. X d. Jake Lifkas
Joe Campbell drew Cowboy Luttrall

October 13, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Vincent Lopez d. Jim Casey
Mr. X drew Billy Hanson
Joe Campbell drew Jim Taylor

October 20, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Dean Detton d. (DQ) Vincent Lopez
K.O. Koverly d. Jim Taylor
Ben Morgan drew Vic Holbrook
Ted Cox drew Billy Hanson

Jim Taylor is probably Frank Taylor

October 27, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Steve Casey (world champ) d. K.O. Koverly (2-1)
Ben Morgan drew Vic Holbrook (0-0)
Ted Cox d. Jack Lifkas
Abie Coleman drew Frank Taylor

October 27, 1944 San Leandro, CA (U.S. Navy Hospital)
Steve Casey (world champ) drew Stanley Pinto
Tiger Jack drew Eddie Burnette
Frank Taylor drew Vic Holbrook
Curley Mendoca drew Terry Lewis

Also included boxing bouts

November 3, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
K.O. Koverly d. Dean Detton (Pacific Coast champ) (2-1, Detton quits with injured wrist)
new champ
Vincent Lopez drew Ted Cox (1-1)
Abie Coleman d. Joe Campbell
Frank Taylor d. Stanley Pinto

November 10, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Steve Casey (world champ) d. Harry Kent (2-1)
Jim Casey drew Ben Morgan
Frank Taylor d. Joe Campbell
Stanley Pinto d. Red Cutler

November 17, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Ben Morgan vs. Jack Claybourne
Jim Casey vs. Abie Coleman
Vincent Lopez vs. Ted Cox
Stanley Pinto vs. Frank Taylor

No results printed

November 24, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Dean Detton d. Frank Taylor (2-0)
K.O. Koverly (Pacific Coast champ) d. Jim Casey (2-1)
Vincent Lopez drew Billy Hanson
Jack Claybourne drew Bill Bartush

December 1, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Dean Detton d. K.O. Koverly (Pacific Coast champ) (2-0) new champ
Vincent Lopez d. Bill Bartush
Cy Williams d. Stanley Pinto
Vic Holbrook d. Jim Henry
Abie Coleman drew Billy Hanson
Jack Claybourne drew Bronco Valdez

December 8, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Dean Detton (Pacific Coast champ) d. Vic Holbrook (2-1)
Seelie Samara d. Abie Coleman
Jim Casey drew Billy Hanson
Cy Williams d. Manuel Ortiz
Harry Kent drew Bill Bartush
Bronco Valdez drew Joe Campbell

December 15, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Steve Casey (world champ) d. Dean Detton (Pacific Coast champ) (Detton would have
received two falls on fouls, but refused the referee’s offer)
Seelie Samara drew Bill Bartush (1-1)
Abie Coleman d. Joe Campbell
Cy Williams drew Harry Kent

December 22, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Steve Casey (world champ) d. Bill Bartush (2-0)
Dean Detton d. Seelie Samara
Cy Williams drew Abie Coleman
Joe Campbell d. Joe Lafkas

December 29, 1944 Oakland, CA (Oakland Auditorium)
Steve Casey (world champ) drew Dean Detton (Pacific Coast champ) (1-1)
Vic Holbrook drew Abie Coleman
Billy Hanson d. (DQ) Billy Bartush
Ted Cox d. Joe Campbell


Research by Becky Taylor
Oakland Wrestling Results - 1944