Saturday, February 11th, 2012 | Books, Radio, Wrestling | No Comments
Mike was on Takedown Radio with Scott Casber on January 17, talking about his new book Earl Caddock: Walnut’s Wrestling Wonder. Click the arrow below to listen to the interview:
Earl Caddock emerged from an Iowa farm to become a great amateur wrestler and then heavyweight champion of the entire world of professional wrestling.
In 1919 and 1920, Caddock was one of the nation’s most popular athletes, standing alongside such legendary figures as Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey and Jim Thorpe.
At the peak of his sports career, Caddock enlisted as a doughboy and served gallantly during World War I, then returned to make his home in Walnut, Iowa.
Earl Caddock was world champion for nearly three years then retired from the ring. He was a devoted husband, father, Christian, and highly successful businessman. His story is both heroic and inspirational.
Upcoming Speeches and Appearances
- March 21, 2013 – Win Memorabilia Show
- May 30, 2013 – Iowa Hall of Pride Volunteer Celebration
- June 13, 2013 – Fred Becker Day
- June 28, 2013 – Sturgis Falls
- July 9, 2013 – Project AWARE
- July 19, 2013 – Des Moines Metro Scandanavian Group
- August 8, 2013 – Iowa State Fair
Calendar of Appearances
Iowa Hall of Pride Volunteer Celebration
Mike will be the featured speaker at the Iowa Hall of Pride annual volunteers celebration, in Des Moines. He will talk about the impact of such famous Iowans as Nile Kinnick and Fred Becker, both All-American football players at the University of Iowa who lost their lives during war time. The event is not open to the public.