He started wrestling in 1904 at the age of 18. He wrestled his first match on July 14, 1904 against Ernest Roeber. Olin was one of the earliest wrestlers in professional wrestling history and he was also one of the earliest wrestlers in the 20th century.
He briefly held the ship.
His reign ended on May 2, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois when he lost the title to Editor "Strangler" Lewis. John Olin died on October 8, 1920 as a result of heart failure.
He was aged 34 at the time of his death. ship (1 time).