Originally from Langenburg, Saskatchewan, Scott Reeves first moved to Saskatoon to complete his grade twelve year at Bedford Road Collegiate. It was there that he took up the sport of wrestling. While he had competed in other sports prior to that, wrestling proved to be a perfect fit.
Beginning in the 1987 season, Reeves competed as part of the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) wrestling team. He was successful almost immediately, winning a silver medal at the Canada West Championships in 1988, followed by a silver medal at the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) National Championships. In 1989, Scott improved to win the gold at the Canada West tournament and finished third, winning the bronze medal, at the CIAU nationals later that year. 1989 also saw Reeves win a silver medal at the Pan-American Wrestling Championship in Colorado Springs, his best showing at an international tournament. For the next two seasons, Reeves dominated his weight class within Canada. He won gold at both the Canada West and the CIAU National Championships in 1990 and 1991.
Reeves was also a member of the Huskies’ Football team from 1989 through 1991, playing on the defensive line. As a member of the team in 1990, he helped the Huskies win their first-ever Vanier Cup title. In recognition of his accomplishments in two sports, Scott was named the University’s Outstanding Male Athlete that same year.
Reeves graduated from the U of S with degrees from both the College of Physical Education and the College of Education. In 2007, his University accomplishments were honoured when he was inducted into both the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Saskatchewan Athletic Wall of Fame.
After finishing university, Reeves stayed in Saskatoon to work as a high school teacher. He continues to share his knowledge and love of sport as a coach in both football and wrestling.