Brooke, Edward – 1986

Brooke, Edward – 1986

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Edward  Brooke

Fencing Athlete, Edmonton

Inducted in 1986


Edward Brooke began fencing in 1937 when he joined the University of Alberta Club. Before he graduated, he had won the Intercollegiate Championship in all three fencing weapons -- Foil, Epee, Sabre. The high point of his career was in 1953 when he fenced his way to a three way tie for the United States National Epee Championship. Other memorable moments include three Canadian Epee Championships, two British Empire Games competitions, the Labour Day International Fencing gold medal win, the Golden Epee gold medal win, the Epee Championship of Quebec and the McFarland Trophy victory.  

Edward Brooke was named Canada's 1955 Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year. He has also been awarded the Norton H. Crowe Trophy and received recognition as the Athlete of the Year by the Province of Quebec, City of Montreal and Palestre Nationale.

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