Peter Guterson

Peter Guterson is recognized as an esteemed freestyle wrestler of international caliber. Commencing his wrestling journey at the age of eleven, he showcased his prowess in various weight classes from 34kg to the heavyweight category of 100+kg throughout Junior High to University. Peter’s dedication and skill were evident as he represented Canada in the World Championships of 1987 and 1997, the Pan American Championships, and numerous other international tournaments. In a testament to his enduring commitment, at the age of 44, he secured a spot on the Canadian Olympic Greco Wrestling Team in 2004 and participated in the World Police Fire Games held in Colorado Springs, Calgary, and Indianapolis.

Peter Guterson’s wrestling journey encapsulated a vast range of levels, from Elementary to University, wherein he graced various clubs in Calgary and stood as a provincial representative for Alberta and a national representative for Canada. Boasting an impressive 12 provincial championship titles and nine national medals, five of which were earned as the Canadian National Champion, Peter’s excellence was acknowledged with the Outstanding Wrestler award in both 1987 and 1997 National Championships.

On the global stage, Peter competed at the World Championships in 1987 in Clermont, France, and again in 1997 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. He further added to his extensive collection of medals and trophies by participating in the Pan American Championships, as well as tournaments in Cerro Pelado, Cuba, and Palermo, Sicily.

Notably, Peter Guterson’s unwavering determination propelled him through five Olympic trials, culminating in his selection as a Canadian Olympic Greco-Roman Wrestling Team member in 2004. Hailing from Calgary, he became the first wrestler from the city to secure the Senior Freestyle Canadian title at the 90kg and 97kg weight classes, leaving an indelible mark in the wrestling arena.

Key Highlights

1987 & 1997 Senior World Team Member

1988 Senior Pan-American Silver Medalist

1989 Senior Pan-American Bronze Medalist

2004 Greco-Roman Olympic Trials Champion

1988 & 1996 Olympic Alternate

1981 & 1986 CIAU Champion

5-Time National Champion

Member of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame