Ron Moncur (WRES | Student-athlete)
NAME: Ron Moncur
SPORT: Men’s wrestling
YEARS ACTIVE: 1978-1982
Five-time Canada West gold medalist
Four-time CIAU champion in the 51kg weight class
1980 Calgary Male Athlete of the Year
1986 Commonwealth Games gold medalist in the light flyweight division
Ron Moncur’s wrestling career as a student-athlete at the University of Calgary was as close to perfect as it gets.
A native of Kitchener, Ontario, Moncur competed as a member of the University of Calgary wrestling team for five seasons, over which time he never lost a Canada West bout and was defeated just once at the CIAU level.
From 1978 to 1982 Moncur dominated his weight class, capturing five consecutive conference titles. He won four straight national championships in the 51-kilogram division from 1978 to 1981, before finally being defeated in the 1982 CIAU gold medal match in the last contest of his university career.
Moncur’s career representing Canada spanned two decades. After placing second at the Olympic trials, he was an alternate for the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal. His greatest achievement in international competition came when he won gold in the light flyweight division at 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was still wrestling at a world-class level in 1995, when he placed 6th at the Pan-American Games.
Moncur was named the 1980 University of Calgary Male Athlete of the Year. In 1981, while a student at the U of C, he was selected to attend the International Olympic Academy in Greece. Not long after graduating in 1982 he moved to Regina where he would make his training base.
Following his retirement from competition, Moncur went on to become an international official, refereeing at events like the Commonwealth Games and Pan Am Games. He has served as president of the Canadian Association of Wrestling Officials.
Moncur is a member of the U of C Hall of Fame (class of 1996), Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (1999), and Wrestling Canada’s Hall of Fame (class of 2008).