Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Inductees - December 3, 2018.
The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame presents their 2019 Inductees; three athletes, three builders, one team and three Award recipients. These ten Albertans will have their legacies in sports preserved and celebrated by all of Alberta for generations to come.
The Inductees will become official Honoured Members of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame at the Induction Banquet taking place May 31, 2019.The inductees include athletes who are Olympians and World Champions, builders who have dedicated endless hours to develop their sports, a team who knows the meaning of teamwork, and a pioneer who has partaken and watched his sport evolve throughout the decades. The celebration of these inductees is a show of appreciation and acknowledgement to the growth of the sports to which they have contributed and to those they continue to inspire.
Kreg Llewellyn - Water Skiing Athlete
Mike Rogers - Hockey Athlete
Lyndon Rush - Bobsleigh Athlete
James Donlevy - Hockey/Football Builder
Dorothy Padget - Artistic Swimming Builder
Edward Thresher - Wrestling Builder
Randy Ferbey - Curling Team
Herman Dorin - Pioneer Award, Wrestling
George Stothart - Achievement Award, Multisport A/B
Rob Kerr - Bell Memorial Award
In 2017, Kreg was inducted into the Water Ski & Wakeboard Hall of Fame. He was the first athlete inducted. Following are highlights of Kreg's career.
Kreg Llewellyn is one of Canada’s most successful skiers of all time. His respect for the Overall Crown ran deep because he always wanted to be the ultimate warrior. Kreg was an innovator in all aspects but because of his raw athletic ability, the trick event would never be the same. Kreg was willing to try anything and re-inventing was a daily routine. He re-molded the step overs and was the first to perform what we now know as body overs. He helped design and test the first ever Skurfer, which was the pre-cursor to the evolution of wakeboarding. He won the first ever World Wakeboard Championships in Hawaii. At the 1991 World’s he was a mere decimal 2 short of the Overall Crown, but his two individual event medals helped Canada top the undefeated US Team for the first time.
20 Year Canadian National Open Team Member,
3 Canadian Open World Team Titles,
2 Open World Overall Silver Medals,
2 Open World Overall Bronze Medals
Open World Slalom Trick and Jump Bronze Medals
Open World’s 1985 – 2001,
Always Top Ten in Slalom, Trick, Jump & Overall,
1988 US Open Trick Champion,
1989 US Open Trick & Overall Champion,
1990 US Open 2nd Trick & Overall Champion,
1990 US Masters 2nd Overall Champion,
1992 US Masters Trick Champion,
8 US Master Invitational Tournaments,
Moomba Masters Trick and Overall Champion
7 PanAm Gold Medals, 9 Silver Medals & 2 Bronze Medals,
24 Canadian National Open Gold Medals,
11 Canadian National Open Records in Slalom, Trick & Jump
2017 Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta Hall of Fame
2007 Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada Hall of Fame
1982 & 1986 Alberta Achievement Awards