Lee Donison

Lee Donison is the eldest of the wrestling Donison brothers and was raised near Avonlea, Saskatchewan.

Although better known as a boxer, he was also an outstanding wrestler. He won the Provincial Heavyweight wrestling championship four consecutive years between 1953 and 1956, placing second in 1957. He won the Most Outstanding Wrestler award at the Provincial championships in 1954.

As a boxer he won seven provincial titles between 1952 and 1963; as a Light-Heavyweight in 1952 and a Heavyweight in 1953 to 1957. He retired from active competition from 1958 to 1962, then won the Provincial and Canadian Light-Heavyweight Championship in 1963.

Donison twice placed second at the National Level in 1953 as a Heavyweight and 1954 as a Light-Heavyweight, and was chosen as an alternate for the Canadian team at the 1954 British Empire Games in Vancouver.

Lee Donison is the only athlete in Canada to have won Provincial titles in both boxing and wrestling four times. This was accomplished in successive years between 1953 and 1956.

He also served his sports as provincial Chairman of Boxing and Wrestling in 1953 and 1954, and as chairman of boxing from 1955 to 1958 and 1962, 63.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on June 5, 1982.