2014 Amateur Award
outstanding performance as an amateur athlete in their sport

Mark Kilbreath's family accepted his award on his behalf.
L-R Daughter Katlyn, Wife Diane and Son Jacob.


Mark Kilbreath

Wrestling, Racquetball

Mark Kilbreath was a talented multi-sport athlete who represented his city, province and country in the highest level of competition. 

As a wrestler at Sarnia Collegiate Institute & Technical School, Mark won numerous competitions culminated by a provincial championship in the 83 k weight division at the 1976 OFSAA wrestling championships.  After an injury curtailed his wrestling career, Mark took up the sport of racquetball and quickly worked up the provincial ladder in Ontario.

Mark became one of the top ranked doubles racquetball players in the country.  In 1983 he won the Ontario racquetball doubles championships in the Open division.  During a three year run, Mark won over two dozen doubles events at the highest levels in Ontario, Michigan and New York State.

In May of 1984 Mr. Kilbreath became a part of history as a member of the first ever team to represent Canada at the World Racquetball Championships in Sacramento, California.  At the World Championships he came home with two silver medals, one for the team competition and the individual championships.

Mr. Kilbreath passed away in 2012 at the age of 54.


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