Farmer Burns Defeats Frank Gotch in 11 Minutes

by Mark Long

Farmer Burns - Frank Gotch - historyofwrestling.comFarmer Burns defeated Frank Gotch in in just 11 minutes in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. Despite the ease of his win, Burns is impressed by the young Gotch and offers to train him. Gotch, with only a 4-2 record agrees and Burns begin molding him, launching him to a career which many believe to be the best of all time.

This is the match where Burns claims he “discovered” Gotch and offered to take him under his wing and become his trainer. Up to this point it appears Frank Gotch wrestling record was four wins and two losses.