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Inductee 2009


 

Brenda Vergette - Wrist Wrestling/Arm Wrestling

During her thirteen year career, Brenda won eight World Championships, eleven Provincial titles, six Western Canadian titles, twenty Canadian National titles, five Canadian Open Championships, one Can-Am title and one Golden Bear Invitational Championship in Moscow, and was runner-Up thirteen times - in 182 weight classes  120 first place finishes;  40 seconds; 10 thirds and  6 fourths for a total of 176 times in the top four.

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Inductees 2008

Earl Cooper Robertson

Earl was called up to replace Detroitís injured goalie in game four of the 1936-37 Stanley Cup semi-final playoffs against Montreal.  Against the New York Rangers he posted shut-outs in game four and five and became the hero, leading his team to a Stanley Cup victory.  "Robbie" stopped the first penalty shot ever awarded during Stanley Cup play.

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Brad Hunker

In over one hundred events in Bradís career only four times did he not finish in the top three.  In a span of four years (1985-89) Brad was undefeated in left arm competitions.  He won major titles with his left and right arm in both the Stand-up and Sit Down styles of Arm Wrestling and has competed across Canada, in the United States, Mexico, Russia and South America.

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Gene Ziebarth

After a year competing on the Teacherís bowling team in Fort Saskatchewan, he began to compete at higher levels.   In a short period of time he was representing the Central Zone in the Alberta ďOpenĒ Championships, a feat that he has accomplished for twenty-two of the last twenty-four years. He also holds a national record for the most consecutive strikes, 26 in a row.

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Inductees 2007

 Valerie (Greenwall) Weldon

Valerie started playing softball at age five, developed into an exceptional pitcher and during her playing career achieved some incredible accomplishments and garnered many deserved awards.  Softball is still part of her life, as a high school coach she instils the love of her favourite sport in young people.

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 Tom Dorchester

At the age of eleven he rode a horse in a race in Wetaskiwin and won.  He credits this win for his lifelong desire to race horses. Tom last competed as a driver at the Calgary Stampede in 1981, retiring at the age of  seventy.   Tomís passion for his sport was passed on to his sons and grandsons and to his pleasure, he was able to compete with and against his sons.

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