Stewart E. “Stu” Hart
Wrestling Athlete - Inducted 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.
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.
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