One of the best freestyle wrestlers Canada has ever produced, Chris Wilson not only boasts a collection of gold, silver, and bronze medals from Commonwealth Games and world championships, he has also been the Canadian national champion a total of six times.
Wilson’s achievements are a testament to the rare combination of speed, strength, and technique, which coupled with his aggression and international experience, have made him one of the finest wrestlers in the world. He started wrestling at the young age of thirteen in North Vancouver, and continued to contribute to the sport following his retirement in 1995.
His resume lists his participation at fifteen international events where he seized first place in ten of these competitions. His accomplishments include representing Canada at the Olympic Games, two World Cup Championships (in 1993 and 1994), a gold medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, as well as two World Cup championship medals (silver in 1991 and bronze in 1993).
Named the first winner of the Danny Gallivan Fair Play Award in 1992 for demonstrating fair play and the value of sport, Chris was also presented the Johnny F. Bassett Award in 1995 as the Canadian athlete best combining athletic success with strong community values.