The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt

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Re: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt

Post by Handson » Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:06 am

On the issue of whether Georg Karl Julius Hackenschmidt had a brother -he did, and Bruno was his name.
Bruno was also a wrestler.
He also had a sister Alice.
The Swedish link was through his mother Ida Louise Johansson.
Georg retired in 1911 and lived for a further 57 years.
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Re: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt

Post by David Gentle » Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:37 am

Dear Handsome, I am so, so, very delighted with your research and those photos and info you have found are priceless and i can use such info and pix on the wrestling site, despite my collection of may wrestling books, thats the first i have seen those pix, truly a find and i cant thank you enough, its like an xmas present to me, not often i find something so old that its "new" David Gentle
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Re: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt

Post by David Gentle » Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:43 am

Oh By the way, in the photo of Jean Hack. thats me in the back ground with the trilby hat one......................well not really, but i can see he is interested in learning a few hold and throws...David Gentle
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Re: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt

Post by David Gentle » Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:53 am

Last bit on Hack, he was one of the judges at the premier Mr Universe show in 1948 in London, same time as Olympic games, My friend George Greenwood who i knew as he lived near me and i also wrote a bit for Health and Strength, was also one of the judges and Hack, voted for Steve Reeves to win because of Reeves almost beautiful physique, but George told me all other judges voted for Grimek influenced by the crowds amazing reaction to Grimeks posting, muscle control and feats of strength, whereas Steve just had about six basic poses and did nothing else but look good . Reeves of course captured the title next year without any competition from JCG, and our own Reg Park began to show on the scene. David Gentle, still happy with those new to me photos of Hack, who as a final did ya know feature, was not the reason for the type of squat with the bar behind the heels style, it was simply that Hacke with an e was the Russian name for heels. Right off to bed with my horlicks. David Gentle
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Re: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt

Post by Handson » Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:31 am

Hi David

Glad to be able to help with some info.
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Re: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt

Post by peter yates » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:08 am

Handsome Handson, terrific find mate.I have seen many photos of Hack but these have eluded me,thanks for digging them out and sharing on the forum.Also interesting to see his real brother Bruno who obviously did a bit of training himself.Like David said,great to find something old that is new.
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Re: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt

Post by Handson » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:28 am

Handson wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:58 am
Hi All

Jean Hackenschmidt wrestled in the 1930s before a lot of the local councils put a stop to women wrestlers for several decades.
There was an old army joke which said of women wrestlers 'there's no point in wrestling when it's all in!'
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Further to all-in wrestling and with reference to Atholl Oakeley
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he didn't resort to any of the listed fouls as expounded in the Wrestling Times of October 1931 to extricate himself from a head scissors by a bigger and stronger opponent in a fight for the European Championship.
One wonders which part of the anatomy was involved.
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Re: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt

Post by peter yates » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:58 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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