Inkster, Tom - 2000

Inkster, Tom - 2000

Tom Inkster

Wrestling Builder, Calgary

Inducted in 2000


Tom Inkster has been involved in amateur wrestling as an athlete, coach, official and administrator for more than 37 years. Some of his many accomplishments include winning 13 Provincial Championships as an athlete, training 105 Provincial and 7 National Champions as a coach, officiating - provincially for 27 years - 22 years nationally and 14 years internationally. He served on the Executive Boards of the Calgary Amateur Wrestling Association (29 years) and the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association (6 years). His many awards include: the FILA Gold Star, three-time recipient of the Alberta Amateur Wrestling Association Outstanding Contributor Award, honorary lifetime member of the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Officials Association, induction into the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association Hall of Fame, and induction into the Calgary Hall of Fame. He has been a guiding force for wrestling at all levels, providing a model that all - athletes, coaches, officials and administrators - can follow.