Montgomery Wilson

Olympic athlete

1909 – 1964


Who was Montgomery Wilson?

Montgomery "Bud" Wilson was a Canadian figure skater who won 9 Canadian championship titles in men's single skating between 1929 and 1939, and holds the record for the most Canadian titles won by any skater. He first entered the Canadian Championships in 1924 at the age of 13 and placed second. In 1932, he won the silver medal at the World Figure Skating Championships and the bronze medal at the Winter Olympics in men's singles.

Wilson also competed in pair skating with his sister Constance Wilson-Samuel. Together, they won numerous Canadian and North American championships.

Following his competitive career, "Bud" turned professional in 1939 and began his teaching career in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he stayed until interrupted by World War II. He was served as a Major in the army artillery where he earned the Bronze Star. Following his service he came to The Skating Club Of Boston as the club’s senior professional and director of its annual carnival, The Ice Chips. The athletes he produced includied U.S. Pair Champion, World and Olympic competitor Dudley Richards, U.S. Mens Champion and World competitor Bradley Lord, U.S. Silver medalist and World Team member Gregory Kelley, and the four time U.S. Silver Medalist and twice bronze medalist, two time Olympic Team member and five time World Team member Tina Noyes.

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Aug 20, 1909
  • Canada

on July 23, 2013


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