Class of 1992: Athlete
A natural showman on ice, this Oshawa skater’s outstanding record of success includes the 1959-62 Canadian, 1959 and 1961 North American Senior Men’s titles, and the 1959 and 1960 World silver and 1960 Olympic bronze medals. In 1962 he earned Canada’s first Men’s World Figure Skating Championship title in what was acclaimed as the finest come-from-behind skating performance ever staged. Landing the first triple Lutz in international competition, he earned a record setting seven perfect marks and was named Canada’s Outstanding Athlete of the Year for 1962. Active as a professional for over 30 years he has been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame.