Originally Posted by Beebs
Do you have any info on Jefferies wrestling accomplishments? Did he compete in any tournaments or something along those lines?
He had several exhibitions in which he did quite well against Ernest Roeber, who was the European champion in Greco-Roman wrestling at the time. Also trained with Farmer Burns in catch wrestling, and was doing exhibitions with the latter as late as 1910. Burns considered him to be quite good.
No formal credentials (there really weren't any in those days, to be fair), but he certainly mixed with some of the best wrestlers of his day.