SSHoF logoGlenna (Sebestyn) Fairbrother

Athlete (1986)


When the name of Sebestyen is mentioned one automatically thinks of gymnastics. With father Chuck Sebestyen providing the leadership and coaching, daughter Glenna achieved success early in life. At the age of 10 she had amassed a score high enough to qualify for the Pan-American Games. Since the minimum age for qualification was 16, Glenna was unable to go. Glenna continued her winning ways capturing the Canadian Junior championship in 1962, 1964, 1965, and 1966.

She represented Canada at the North American championships three times, Chicago in 1967, Vancouver in 1968, and in Mexico in 1969. She was also a member of the 1967 Pan-American team - a spot that eluded her in the past. In University competition, she was runner-up in 1970 but the following year won the Canadian University championship. Glenna retired from competition in 1972 and went into coaching. She is the head coach for the Saskatoon Marian Gymnastic Club and has served as provincial coach every year since 1972.