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George Wearring

Full name: George Arthur Wearring
Gender: Male
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Born: June 2, 1928 in London, Ontario, Canada
Died: March 3, 2013 in London, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Toronto Tri-Bells, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Basketball

Biography

George Wearring was a cornerstone of the University of Western Ontario’s basketball team from 1946 through 1950, captaining the squad in his final year, and was named a collegiate all-star three times. During his tenure he also spent two years as a centre on the university’s football team and graduated as one of the first three students to acquire a physical education degree from UWO. He then obtained a teaching certificate from the Ontario College of Education and began teaching physical education and coaching football at the Leaside, Ontario high school. He also joined the amateur Toronto Tri-Bells basketball club and was selected as a member of Canada’s delegation to the 1952 Summer Olympic basketball tournament. There the nation survived the qualification round by winning all three of its games, but was eliminated in the following round after failing to win any more matches.

After the Olympics Wearring continued to compete with the Tri-Bells for several years while teaching, coaching several sports, and earning a Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California. He joined the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon’s physical education faculty in 1956 and remained there until 1961, when he began working on a PhD at the University of Michigan. He returned to the University of Western Ontario in 1962 as member of the Faculty of Health Sciences, where he remained until his 1990 retirement. He was made a member of the University of Western Ontario’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Basketball Men's Basketball Canada CAN 13T

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Basketball Canada CAN Group C Match #1 1 1952-07-14 CAN 68, ITA 57 3
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Basketball Canada CAN Group C Match #3 1 1952-07-15 CAN 72, ROU 51 4
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Basketball Canada CAN Group C Match #6 1 1952-07-17 CAN 63, EGY 57 1
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Basketball Canada CAN Group C Match #2 2 1952-07-25 BRA 57, CAN 55 10
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Basketball Canada CAN Group C Match #4 2 1952-07-25 ARG 82, CAN 81 2
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Basketball Canada CAN Group C Match #5 2 1952-07-27 PHI 81, CAN 65 11