Benko, Bill – 1974

Benko, Bill – 1974

Bill Benko

Wrestling Athlete, Calgary

Inducted in 1974


Bill Benko was a gold medal winner in wrestling in the Commonwealth Games Championship at Christchurch, New Zealand. He was the Canadian Greco Roman Wrestling Champion in 1968, 1970, 1971, and 1973. Bill Benko was also a double gold medal winner -- winning both the Canadian Greco Roman and Free Style Wrestling Championships in 1971. He placed fourth in the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali, Columbia.