some BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF 20th century wrestlers

Dougie Clark



Clark was a policeman from Workington who served with the Manchester police force. He also made a national name for himself as a professional Rugby League player with Huddersfield. Not known particularly for his wrestling technique, he was a big, brawny, muscular man who made up for lack of finesse with sheer strength. That was not to say he lacked any of the finer points of wrestling. He was involved in many ‘David and Goliath’ bouts over the years particularly with the likes of Gilpin Bland , and was often felled by much lighter men. One example of this, was in 1931 when Gilpin weighing 11 stones, and giving away several stones in weight, threw him in the first round.