Bertie, Gordon – 1987

Bertie, Gordon – 1987

Gordon Bertie

Wrestling Athlete, Edmonton

Inducted in 1987


Gordon Bertie was well-known for his success as a wrestler in both national and international competitions. He was named the Outstanding Wrestler in Canada in 1974; named captain of the 1976 Canadian Wrestling Team for the Olympic Games; and, was later inducted into Canada's Wrestling Hall of Fame. Gordon Bertie won three gold and one silver medal in Canadian University Championships for free-style and one gold and one silver for Greco-Roman. He also won medals in competitions at Pan American Games, Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Romanian Invitational, World Cup, pre-Olympics, and a bronze at the Senior World Championships--the later being the first medal ever won by a Canadian at this event.