EDMONTON – Ron Moncur’s wrestling career as a student-athlete at the University of Calgary was as close to perfect as it gets.
A native of Kitchener, Ontario, Moncur competed as a member of the Dinos wrestling team for five seasons, over which time he never lost a Canada West bout and was defeated just once at the national level.
Moncur was inducted Wednesday in the CW Hall of Fame ahead of this weekend's conference wrestling championships, which are fittingly set to be hosted in Calgary.
From 1978 to 1982 Moncur dominated his weight class, capturing five consecutive conference titles. He won four straight national championships in the 51-kilogram division from 1978 to 1981, before finally being defeated in the 1982 CIAU gold medal match.
Moncur’s career representing Canada spanned two decades. After placing second at the Olympic trials, he was an alternate for the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal. His greatest achievement in international competition came winning gold in the light flyweight division at 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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ABOUT THE CANADA WEST HALL OF FAME
For the last century, organized university sport has been a central part of the student experience at institutions across Western Canada. Beginning with the University of Manitoba capturing the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) men's hockey banner in 1919-20, student-athletes have been competing to reach their full potential in sport and the classroom, while enriching campus life.
To commemorate 100 years of university sport across Western Canada, the Canada West Hall of Fame was created in the spring of 2019, with the first induction class set to be unveiled throughout the 2019-20 season.