While living in Saskatchewan, Earl established a standard of wrestling achievement that may never be equalled.
McCready was the Canadian Heavyweight Wrestling Champion in 1926, 1927, 1928, and 1930, the United States National AAU Heavyweight Champion in 1930, and British Empire and Commonwealth Games Heavyweight Champion in 1930. Earl represented Canada by carrying the Canadian flag in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.
While attending Oklahoma A. & M. he was the NCAA Heavyweight Champion in 1928, 1929, and 1930. Notably, he won every match for three years by fall, with the exception of three.
Earl became a professional wrestler in 1930 and was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1967.