Saturday, June 02, 2007

RIP: Sandy Barr

(Compliments of SLAM! WRESTLING)

Sandy Barr, a longtime fixture on the Pacific Northwest wrestling scene as a wrestler, referee, trainer and promoter, has died of a heart attack at his Portland, Oregon flea market Saturday June 2, 2007. Barr got into wrestling in 1957, in Idaho Fall, Idaho, for a promoter named Cliff Thiede. He mostly worked in the west, including stints in Calgary, Vancouver, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. He was not a big man, and worked a lighter style, going barefoot in the ring. Barr worked programs with Gorgeous George and Dr. Jerry Graham at various times.

For more info. on the career of Sandy Barr click on the SLAM! WRESTLING link above.

The CAC sends our condolences to the friends and family of Sandy Barr.