Photo of toe wrestling, 1974

staff_reporter Member Photo

Clipped by staff_reporter

Photo of toe wrestling, 1974 - Toe Wrestling Head Butting THERE have been many...
Toe Wrestling Head Butting THERE have been many unusual events and many unusual types of athletes in this area. A number of years ago Gordon (The Barefoot Toe) Tovani started a game called knee ball in this area. Kneeball is like football, the one big difference being you must do all your running and even passing while you're on your knees. With Gordon giving kicking exhibitions, it looked like kneeball might catch on, but it really didn't. Several years ago Don Hopper was pushing head butting in Petaluma. In head butting you had to butt your head against a wooden door, and the fellow who made the biggest indentation ended up the winner. Head butting came to a halt when the butters ended up with headaches and sore heads. During the same period toe wrestling was initiated in this area, but like head butting and knee ball it never became a rip-roaring success. In the above picture you see an illustration of the sport of toe wrestling.

Clipped from
  1. The Petaluma Argus-Courier,
  2. 04 Sep 1974, Wed,
  3. Page 5

staff_reporter Member Photo

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in