Joe Stecher

Steve Yohe’s Bio on Joe Stecher

Title History

  • World Heavyweight title (3);

Career Highlights

  • Verne Gagne was quoted as saying that Joe Stecher could burst sacks of grain with the pressure from his leg muscles..
  • July 14, 1915: Joe Stecher defeated Charlie Cutler to become the 1st widely recognized World Champion since Frank Gotch retired…
  • July 4, 1916: Joe Stecher was involved in the longest running wrestling match in history, wrestling Ed Lewis to a 5½ hour draw..
  • January 30, 1920: Joe Stecher defeated Earl Caddock to recapture the World’s Heavyweight title.
  • March 29, 1974: Joe Stecher died at the age of 80..