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Wrestling great Garvie enters Hall of Fame

Wrestling great Garvie enters Hall of Fame

Two-sport athlete also dominated in football for Saskatchewan

EDMONTON – The definition of multi-talented, Gordon Garvie was a standout student-athlete during the 1960s at the University of Saskatchewan, where his awesome ability on the gridiron was eclipsed only by his mastery on the mat.

The Huskie great was announced Thursday as the latest inductee in the Canada West Hall of Fame, becoming the conference's 93rd honouree during the inaugural class.

As a member of Saskatchewan’s wrestling team, Garvie won multiple conference titles, and was a three-time national university champion. Meanwhile, he was a three-time Western Intercollegiate Football League all-star, and won MVP honours in 1967 when he was the conference’s leading scorer.

Internationally Garvie competed as a lightweight in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, advancing to the third and second round, respectively. In 1969 he became Canadian champion and went on to wrestle at the World Championships.

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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. 


About Canada West

Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

Canada West – training leaders, building champions.