(Dorinda Angelucci) The installation process was scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. and run until 5 p.m. To his surprise, the project was funded by March of 2018. Beer Garden; Donation … "’Da Crusher embodies the spirit of American life and his hometown,” said Chris Smith, the organizer of the GoFundMe. I saw it as Crusherfest plans started to take shape, as Chris Smith and Crusher Foundation supporters started work on organizing an event worthy of the “Wrestler Who Made Milwaukee Famous.”. The … On Saturday, June 8 officials will unveil a bronze statue of professional wrestler Reggie "Da Crusher" Lisowski at 1101 Milwaukee Ave. in South Milwaukee. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The statue is currently being created and is expected to be up and dedicated next June. The statue is estimated to weigh over 600 pounds. ( Log Out /  The Crusher wrestled professionally for over 40 years, starting in 1949. Jan 1, 2017 - Explore Tim Tutka's board "WWII German "Crusher" Visor Cap" on Pinterest. I saw it as we began work on figuring out where to put the statue, settling on a city-owned parking lot that 100 years ago was Depot Park, a community gathering place that will again proudly used that way again, right in the middle of our successful weekly farmers’ market. The idea for the statue came from Smith. "We'll work on details with the organizers later, maybe over a beer.". Maria Miller has been working at the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, 3800 E. College Ave. in Cudahy, for 18 years. The park – which is a brick plaza square – is the exact size of a wrestling ring, 20 feet by 20 feet. Sculptor Vinnie Bagwell with 7-foot-tall monument to Sojourner Truth. It was a tribute to the vineyard workers of the Napa Valley. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. unveil a bronze statue of professional wrestler Reggie "Da Crusher" Lisowski, Inscribed bricks to offset the cost are currently for sale on the website. BEN: AND WITH THE CROWD CHANTING HIS TRADEMARK SLOGAN -- >> HOW ’BOUT DAT? A crowd of hundreds surrounded the statue, which was covered in a gray striped cloth. Reggie "Da Crusher" Lisowski died at 79 in 2005 of a brain tumor. A dog was injured at the new West Allis Dog Park after cutting its paw on a piece of glass, Check out these 6 cheap (or free) indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in the Milwaukee suburbs, 60,000 Milwaukee children don't know where their next meal is coming from. The statue will be on a pedestal and over 6-foot tall when completed. I saw it with the Lisowski family, who has been so supportive as this has ramped up, and remain so today. SOUTH MILWAUKEE - He may have been known as “The Man That Made Milwaukee Famous,” but Reggie “The Crusher” Lisowski was actually from South Milwaukee and may soon be honored there with a statue. They are one step closer to erecting the statue in Downtown South Milwaukee in honor of “Da Crusher," Reginald Lisowski. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir. And more than > anything, that’s what I love most about the effort to erect the Crusher > statue in downtown South Milwaukee — that it inspired a community to work > together toward a singular goal worthy of a great man.” >. Dawn broke down a bit during her speech, saying the statue is “the best possible image of (Crusher).”. On June 8, 2019, a bronze statue of The Crusher was unveiled in South Milwaukee at 1101 Milwaukee Avenue. And da bums dat don't like it are itching for a … The Crusher was part of the All-Star Wrestling cast of characters that was a staple on UHF TV stations in Milwaukee, and elsewhere, during the 1960s and 1970s. Her sister, Dawn Lisowski, said she knew they were not alone. He thanked everyone "on behalf of Baron and Mrs. Claw" for their time and donations to the project.