Hart, Stewart 'Stu' - 1980

Hart, Stewart 'Stu' - 1980

Stewart E. “Stu” Hart

Wrestling Athlete, Calgary

Inducted in 1980

"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.

Stewart E. “Stu” Hart

1980 Wrestling Athlete, Calgary

2001 - Order of Canada - May 3

2010 - WWE Hall of Fame - March 27 (Posthumously)

2012 - Western Legacy Award - 100 Outstanding Albertans (to go along with the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede in 2012).

Hart supported over thirty charitable and civic organizations, including the Alberta Firefighters Toy Fund and the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children. He became a Member of the Order of Canada in 2000. In Stu Hart's honor, the City of Saskatoon named a street 'Hart Road' in the city's new Blairmore Suburban Centre development in 2005.

Born: May 3, 1915

Passed away: October 16, 2003

Update 2015, 2003