Gotch, Frank


Gotch, Frank

▪ American wrestler

born April 27/28, 1878, Humboldt, Iowa, U.S.
died Dec. 16, 1917
 American professional freestyle, or catch-as-catch-can, wrestler, considered one of the greatest in the history of the sport.

      Gotch won the world championship from Tom Jenkins in 1905, lost to Fred Beall in 1906, but quickly recaptured the title from Beall and retained world honours until his retirement in 1913. Among his 154 victories in 160 recorded matches were two triumphs over the great Estonian champion George Hackenschmidt in 1908 and 1911. Standing 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) and weighing 210 pounds (95.3 kg), he was smaller than most of his opponents, but he had extraordinary strength and a comprehensive knowledge of holds.

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