It was the first time that a Waterloo wrestler was victorious at Nationals. As a builder, Hall was three time head coach of the Canadian Schoolboy Team that competed in world championships in New Mexico, California and Montana.
He taught locally at Centennial Middle School in Georgetown and at GDHS. The Arthur, Ontario native coached a variety of sports teams, earning several Halton championships in fast pitch while guiding local wrestlers to numerous provincial and national titles. Hall was also heavily involved in the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association and conducted certification for coaches.
Juri Kudrasovs - Athlete, Hockey
The puck always seems to find prolific scorers and the Norval native had a knack for being on the winning hockey teams as well. The son of a Russian father and a Latvian mother, Kudrasovs played minor hockey in Georgetown and starred on the only local team that won the Grand Championship at the International Bantam Tournament in 1967. Despite losing the top half of his thumb in a waterskiing accident as a teen, the talented, diminuitive centre enjoyed three solid seasons with the Jr. A. Kitchener Rangers and was a 10th round draft pick of the National Hockey League's Minnesota North Stars. Now 63, Kudrasovs broke into the International Hockey League in 1972-73 with a 34 goal campaign and went on to win the Turner Cup with the Toledo Goaldiggers as team captain, leading scorer and MVP, netting the clinching goal in the seventh and deciding game. Kudrasovs returned to Georgetown to play for the Intermediate A Raiders for six seasons, resulting in five OHA titles and the Hardy Cup Canadian championship in 1982.