Born in Kastron, Greece, James “Jim” Girgulis came to Saskatchewan in 1910 and took up trapshooting soon after his arrival.
Jim was active as a participant, administrator and coach. As secretary he was instrumental in the development of the Saskatoon Gun Club. Girgulis is a life member of the Saskatoon Gun Club, the Edmonton Gun Club and Amateur Trap Shooting Association. Girgulis maintains that his greatest achievement was coaching George Genereux to a gold medal in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games.
As a participant, Girgulis has an impressive record of personal successes. He was a member of the 1939 and 1941 Saskatoon Gun Club Trapshooting teams that won the Canada Team Trap Shooting Championship. These teams were inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1974. Throughout his competitive career, he has won every major trap shooting event in Western Canada.
Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on March 22, 1975.