Herman Dorin was the recipient of the 2019 Pioneer Award. Herman took up wrestling at the University of Alberta in 1949. “It was love at first fight.” From 1951 to 1966 he went undefeated in fifteen provincial competitions; first in the 177lb., then 191lb., and heavyweight classes. He competed at three national championships (1952, 1954 and 1967). Herman coached the U of A wrestling club from 1952 to 1954, and founded the Edmonton Amateur Wrestling Federation in 1954. He later formed the first school wrestling teams outside of Calgary and Edmonton - in Winfield, Bentley, Airdrie and Didsbury. From 1980 to 1984, he coached Zone 2 wrestlers for the Alberta Winter Games.
You can find his obituary here.