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Fred Ingaldson

Full name: Fred Einer Ingaldson
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: September 2, 1932 in Pontiac, Michigan, United States
Died: August 8, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Basketball

Biography

Fred Ingaldson began his basketball career in high school and was named Ukrainian Athlete of the Year at the end of his four-year tenure with the team. He joined the Winnipeg Light Infantry basketball squad in 1950 and helped them win the Canadian National Junior Championship in 1952 and 1953. His next stop was the Montana State University where, attending on an athletic scholarship, he became the first person from the Canadian province of Manitoba to play NCAA Division 1 basketball. Among his many honors as a collegiate player were three district championships (1954-1956) and multiple recognitions as a league all-star. He then returned to his native Canada and brought two amateur teams to the national finals: the St. Vital Bulldogs (1957) and the Tillsonburg Livingstons (1958).

Ingladson took his talents international in 1959 as a member of Canada’s delegation to that year’s Pan-American Games, where the nation finished fifth among seven countries. He was then selected for the squad sent to the 1960 Summer Olympics but, although he played in several pre-Olympic demonstrations, he did not participate in any official matches. That changed in 1964 when Ingaldson saw court time in nine games, although only one of those, a 82-81 victory over Peru, ended in a win, leaving Canada to finish 14th of 16 countries. In the mid-1960s his role on amateur teams shifted to player-coach, but he still competed at the 1967 Pan-American Games held in Winnipeg, where Canada finished ninth among ten nations.

Ingaldson did not retire from active competition until 1971, when he was nearly 40, but remained involved in the sport as a coach, organizer, and broadcaster. Outside of sports he was the owner of a Winnipeg grocery store. He was made a member of the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2000, the Canada Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Montana State Bobcats Hall of Fame in 2011.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Basketball Men's Basketball Canada CAN 14

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Basketball Canada CAN Final Round Match 13/14 2 1964-10-22 HUN 68, CAN 65 10
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Basketball Canada CAN Classification Round 13-16 Match #2 1 1964-10-20 CAN 82, PER 81 4
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #4 2 1964-10-11 URS 87, CAN 52 2
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #8 2 1964-10-12 HUN 70, CAN 59 10
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #12 2 1964-10-13 JPN 58, CAN 37 16
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #15 2 1964-10-14 ITA 66, CAN 54 8
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #17 2 1964-10-16 MEX 78, CAN 68 2
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #24 2 1964-10-17 PUR 88, CAN 69 0
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #26 2 1964-10-18 POL 74, CAN 69 0