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Reg Lisowski On Wrestling Card Tonight other split ing Reggie Lisowski Reggie Lisowski, one of the outstanding matmen who will perform for local wrestling fans at the East Main Street arena tonight, developed his terrific strength through a dozen years of weight lifting. One look at this rugged competitor and a genuine respect is incited in his opponent. However, when action begins and he starts! breaking difficult arm - locks through sheer power and brute strength, this respect increases. The blond Reggie has been wrestling for six years and at the age of 26 his frightening promise to weary opponents is, "I'm still just a growing boy." During his days of weight-lifting exhibitions he is reported to have prone-pressed 392 pounds and cleaned and jerked 300. It was his weight-lifting buddies who talked him into testing his strength with other strong boys. Reggie hails from Milwaukee, where he was a star fullback in his high school days, and the people of his home town have stamped him as "Mr. America from the standpoint of strength. They presented him with a stars and-stripes jacket, which he wears into the ring, to signify this honor Lisowskc will tangle with Billy Parks in the semi-windup tonight and the fast and scientific battler is expected to give the champion weight-lifter plenty of competition In the first bout of the evening, to get underway at 8:15, the Great Yamato will match strength and wrestling know-how with the hand some Mel Dove. The main event of the evening, of course, will see those two titanic matmen, Yukon Eric and Sky-IIi-Lee, come to grips. Eric weighs 275 pounds and Shy-Hi tips the scales at 290 and stands 6 feet-9.

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  1. Galesburg Register-Mail,
  2. 19 May 1953, Tue,
  3. Page 17

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