Former Professional Wrestler Don Curtis "The
Buffalo Bomber". Don Curtis was a Buffalo boy. He went into
submarine service during WWII and then went to Univ.of Buffalo.
In 1980 he was inducted into the U.B. Athletic Hall of Fame for
his wrestling and football.
He was discovered by Lou Thesz during a scrimmage,
and later he became a pro wrestler. He was a promoter in Jacksonville
until 1981 when he left wrestling & became the Chief of the
Gator Bowl complex.
He finished out his career in life as a City
Manager in 1990, when he retired to golf, airplanes and watching
his new grandson! He just turned 75 years old in May, and still
occasionally hits a golf ball or two.
He is married and has two daughters and a
granddaughter and grandson, all living in Jacksonville, FL. His
son from his former marriage, lives in New Zealand with his wife
and five children, 2 girls and three boys.
Solie & Don Curtis