UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

November 9, 1975    Greensboro Coliseum  Greensboro, NC

 

Photographs


         Very few photographs from this tournament are known to exist. The main group of photographs below were taken by Bob McAlister, a public relations person for the Greenville Memorial Auditorium in Greenville SC hired to market the Auditorium and assist management in dealing with the promoters of various events. Sandy Scott was Crockett Promotions' local promoter in South Carolina and Western North Carolina at that same time. Bob rode up to Greensboro with Sandy on the day of the US tournament event and got permission to be at ringside to shoot these pictures. These sixteen photographs were given by Bob to our friend Don Holbrook years ago. They were extra copies he had of the dozens he took that night.

The bottom three photographs were shot by veteran wrestling photographer the late Gene Gordon. Two of them were located after a lengthy search through the archived negatives by their owner Scooter Lesley. The other was sent to us by a collector.

We are fortunate to be able to present these photographs here.  - D. Bourne


JOHNNY WEAVER vs. PAUL JONES

 

 

WAHOO McDANIEL vs. HARLEY RACE

 

 

PAUL JONES vs. TERRY FUNK

  

THE ABOVE PHOTOS  BY BOB MCALISTER

FROM THE COLLECTION OF DON HOLBROOK

 

Gene Anderson backdrops Johnny Weaver in the opening round of the tournament.

Photo by Gene Gordon from the collection of Daniel Walker.

 

NOTICE THE CUT OVER TERRY FUNK'S EYE IN THE PHOTO ON THE RIGHT. TERRY GOT THAT CUT THE HARD WAY,

AS DISCUSSED BY PAUL AND TERRY IN THERE MEMORIES OF THE EVENT.

THESE TWO PHOTOGRAPHS BY GENE GORDON

PROVIDED BY SCOOTER LESLEY DITCHCAT PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 


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