Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, January l9, l904
The Wrestling match in the Armory last Saturday night between JAMES H. ALLDREDGE, of Leon and JACK WHITMER, of Ohio, resulted in victory for ALLDREDGE, he winning three out of the four falls. It was WHITMER's first defeat and after the match ended he addressed the audience and acknowledged ALLDREDGE to be the best man he had ever met on the mat.
The first fall was won by WHITMER in l0 minutes with a farther arm and cross hold. The three succeeding falls were won by ALLDREDGE; first time in 2 l/2 minutes with back hammer lock and English cross bar; second time in 4 l/2 minutes with scissor hold and half Nelson; third time in l4 minutes with quarter Nelson leg and arm hold.
Both men are good to look at from a standpoint of physical development. ALLDREDGE is the taller and heavier of the two, he standing six feet and weighing 220 pounds. WHITMER's muscular development is extraordinary. For his size and weight of l95 pounds he possesses great strength.
Preceding the principal match the spectators were entertained by a preliminary contest between MESSRS. BEDIER and BROWN, students at the Chariton Commercial College. Both young men are from Leon, the home of ALLDREDGE, and their work on the mat was such as to suggest they had learned something of the game from Southern Iowa's star wrestler.
DR. D.Q. STORIE was referee of the match between ALLDREDGE and WHITMER. About 200 spectators witnessed the event, which was a good exhibition in which the best man won and every one in the audience was well satisfied.