Referred to as the A-Bomber, or just Tx, he performed from 1950-1976. He went to the School of Iowa, where he completed third in on the 1948 NCAA Wrestling Championships. Pursuing his wrestling profession, he became leader of the Country wide Wrestling Association from 1978-1987. He wedded Vera Geigel in his early 20s, and provides three daughters with her. While leader from the NWA he was a solid supporter of Harley Competition.