Capturing four first places, the Ninety-second Street Young Men’s Hebrew Association walked off with the so-called national Jewish wrestling championship, following a series of matches sponsored by the Jewish Welfare Board and held Saturday night at the local institution.
The winning gladiators in the tournament are prospective candidates for the American wrestling team to be sent to the second Maccabiad, scheduled for Palestine in April.
Led by colorful Murray Adelman, who won for Ninety-second Street in the 135-pound class, the Manhattan institution’s team ran up a total of thirty and one-half points. The Philadelphia “Y” amassed twenty-one points to take second place, while the Bronx “Y,” with eight and one-half tallies, assured itself of third position.
Other scoring was as follows:
Baltimore, eight; Jersey City, 2; Bensonhurst, 2; Plainfield, 1.
In addition to Adelman’s victory, Ninety-second Street garnered firsts in the 126, 145 and heavyweight classes. Philadelphia gained three firsts and Baltimore accounted for the remaining category, the 118-pound group.
Champions in the various classes were: 118, Philip Goodman, Baltimore; 126, Morris Siegler, Ninety-second street; 135, Murray Adelman, Ninety-second street; 145, Abe Gelb, Ninety-second Street; 155, George Mattis, Philadelphia; 165, Robert Meyer, Philadelphia; 175, Tom Ballassis, Philadelphia; heavyweight, Stanley Graze, Ninety-second street.