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Gordon Bertie

Wrestling Athlete - Inducted 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 freestyle 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 latter being the first medal ever won by a Canadian at this event.

After Induction

Gordon took up competing in the sports of Triathlon and Duathlon and has since become quite successful.  He is serving a term on Triathlon Alberta’s Board of Directors from 2019 to 2021. In competition in Triathlon, he is a five-time National Age Class Champion at the Sprint distance.  At the World Age Class Triathlon Championships, Sprint distance, he finished in 12th place in 2012 and 10th place in 2014.  In 2016, he competed in numerous Duathlon events:

  • 2016 - Palm Springs Sprint Duathlon (1 mile, 12 miles, 3 miles. Placed 3rd in the 60+age group
  • 2016 - Palm Springs Sprint Duathlon 1 mile, 12 miles, 3 miles. Placed 3rd in 60+ age group
  • 2016 - Edmonton ITU National Sprint Duathlon 5K, 20K, 2.5K. Placed 1st in 65-69 age group
  • 2016 - GWN Standard Duathlon 10,5K 40K and 5K. Placed 1st in 60+ age group
  • 2016 - World Sprint Duo 5K, 20K, and 2.5K. Placed 8th in 65-69 age group