Stu Hart

Professional Wrestler
Born May 3, 1915

Stewart Edward "Stu" Hart, CM was a Canadian amateur wrestler, professional wrestler, promoter and trainer. Hart founded Stampede Wrestling, a promotion based in Calgary, Alberta, and was the father of wrestlers Bret and Owen Hart. Along with Bret and Owen, Hart's trainees included future world champions Chris Jericho, Edge, Christian, Mark Henry, and Chris Benoit.… Read More

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1915 Birth Born on May 3, 1915.


1929 14 Years Old Stu Hart began amateur wrestling when he joined the YMCA in Edmonton in 1929.


1937 22 Years Old By 1937 he won a gold medal in the welterweight class from the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada.
1940 25 Years Old His amateur career peaked in May 1940 when Hart won the Dominion Amateur Wrestling Championship in the light heavyweight category. … Read More


1946 31 Years Old It was during his service that Stu was introduced to professional wrestling. After recovering from a car accident, Stu competed in various exhibition matches to entertain the troops. In 1946, while receiving training from Toots Mondt, Hart debuted in New York and embarked on a long, eventful career, at one point wrestling a tiger and a grizzly bear.
1948 33 Years Old In 1948, Hart established Stampede Wrestling, which was responsible for developing many second generation wrestling superstars. … Read More


2000 85 Years Old A coach and mentor to countless young athletes, and a generous supporter of community life in Calgary, Hart, a loyal benefactor to more than thirty charitable and civic organizations including the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children and the Alberta Firefighters Toy Fund was appointed on November 15, 2000 to the Order of Canada.
2001 86 Years Old He was investitured on May 31, 2001. … Read More
2003 88 Years Old 1 More Event
Hart was admitted to Rockyview General Hospital on October 3, 2003 for an elbow infection and then developed pneumonia. … Read More
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