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  • Categories: Athlete,  Wrestling,  In Memory
  • City or Town: Calgary
  • Year Inducted: 1980
  • Gender: Male
  • First name: Stewart "Stu"
  • Last Name: Hart*
  • Death: October 16, 2003
  • In Memory Category: Athlete, Wrestling

Biography

"Stu" Hart's wrestling career began to peak in 1937 when he won the Middleweight Division of the Dominion Amateur Championships. In 1940, he won the Light-Heavyweight title. He was chosen to represent Canada at the 1940 Olympics but World War II intervened. In 1946, "Stu" Hart became a professional wrestler. When he returned to Edmonton, he began to promote wrestling before moving to Calgary in 1951 to continue this venture.

Since Induction:

  • 2001 - Order of Canada
  • 2005 - City of Saskatoon named a street 'Hart Road' in the city's new Blairmore Suburban Centre development
  • 2010 - WWE Hall of Fame (Posthumously)
  • 2012 - Western Legacy Award - 100 Outstanding Albertans (to go along with the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede in 2012).