Abe Yourist was a  four sport letterwinner at Woodward High School in Toledo. Yourist replicated his scholastic  success at Heidelberg College, where he he earned three letters each in football, basketball, baseball and track. The 1930 football team swept through eight games without a defeat to win the Ohio Conference Championship. Yourist earned All-Ohio recognition that season. He led  the Heidelberg defense that held the opposition to just 20 total points. Yourist was also was  a standout in the basketball team, earning three letters and serving as team captain in 1931-32, his senior year. After graduating from the ‘Heidelberg in 1932, Yourist played three games with the Chicago Bears  at the start  of a professional football career that spanned seven seasons, mostly with minor league teams.  Yourist also played professional basketball. Yourist spent four seasons with the Crimson Coaches professional cage squad and played part of one season with Babe Deidrickson’s All-Americans. Yourst attained his greatest athletic success as a longtime professional wrestler.   Yourist performed against all the  top wrestlers during a career that spanned three decades.

ABE YOURIST Height: 6:02 Weight: 210 College: Heidelberg’32
Abe Harry Yourst Born: Sep 26, 1911 Died:   Nov 8, 1991 Hometown: Toledo, Oh.
Professional Wrestler REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1928-29 Heidelberg College
19290-30 Heidelberg College
193-31 Heidelberg College
1931-42 Heidelberg College
1932-33 Toledo NPBL 10 12 7 31 3.1
1932-33 Toledo Crimson Coaches Indep
1933-34 Toledo Crimson Coaches Indep
1933-34 Babe Didrickson All Stars Indep
1934-35 Toledo Crimson Coaches Indep
1935-36 Toledo Crimson Coaches Indep
1941-42  Toledo NBL 1 0 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 11 12 7 31 2.8
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1932-33 Toledo NPBL 3 4 1 9 3.0
Major League Totals 3 4 1 9 3.0



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