August 20, 1909|
November 15, 1964 (aged 55)|
Lincoln, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||182 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Former partner||Constance Wilson-Samuel|
|Skating club||Toronto Skating Club|
William Stewart Montgomery "Bud" Wilson (August 20, 1909 – November 15, 1964) was a Canadian figure skater. Competing in singles, he became the 1932 Olympic bronze medalist, the 1932 World silver medalist, a six-time North American champion, and a nine-time Canadian national champion.
Wilson was born in Toronto in 1909. During World War II, he was a Major in the army artillery, earning the Bronze Star. He died in 1964 at the age of 55 from throat cancer.
Wilson first entered the Canadian Championships in 1924 at the age of 13 and placed second. He would win nine senior national titles between 1929 and 1939. In 1932, he won the silver medal at the World Figure Skating Championships and the bronze medal at the Winter Olympics in singles.
Wilson turned professional in 1939 and began his teaching career in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he stayed until interrupted by World War II. Following his army service, he joined the Skating Club of Boston as the club's senior professional and director of its annual carnival, The Ice Chips. He coached the following skaters:
- Dudley Richards, U.S. pair skating champion, World and Olympic competitor
- Bradley Lord, U.S. men's singles champion and World competitor
- Gregory Kelley, U.S. men's singles silver medalist and World competitor
- Tina Noyes, U.S. national medalist, Olympic and World competitor
Wilson was inducted into the World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame (1976), Skate Canada Hall of Fame (1990), Professional Skaters Association Coaches Hall of Fame (2003), and Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame (2007).
|North American Champ.||3rd||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st|
Pairs with Wilson-Samuel
|North American Championships||3rd||1st||1st||1st||2nd|
|North American Championships||1st|
|North American Championships||2nd|
- Bud Wilson. sports-reference.com
- "PSA Coaches Hall Of Fame". Archived from the original on March 8, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
- Posthumous honour for Canada’s first Olympic medallist in figure skating Montgomery “Bud” Wilson. Skate Canada (March 6, 2007)
- "Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame". olympic.ca. Retrieved August 24, 2017.