Before teaming up with long-time partner Rob McCall, Tracy Wilson made an impression on the figure skating community in 1980 when she and partner Mike Stokes were named the Canadian junior champions in ice dancing. Two years later, however, she had a new partner and the first of seven consecutive Canadian titles in ice dancing. Although they placed only 10th at that year’s World Championships, they slowly began to climb the international rankings with 6th place finishes in 1983 and 1984 and 8th at the 1984 Winter Olympics. The improved to 4th in 1985 before earning, in 1986, the first of three consecutive bronze medals at the World Championships, in addition to one earned at the 1988 Winter Olympics, which made them the first Canadian ice dance team to reach the Olympic podium. That year they were also made members of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and the Order of Canada.
Wilson and McCall turned professional after the Olympics, spending two years with Stars on Ice. After McCall died of AIDS in 1991, Wilson retired from skating and began working as a commentator for CBS, NBC and TNT in the United States and CTV and TSN in Canada. She also serves as an ambassador for the Sport for Kids Foundation, a charitable organization that helps raise funds to involve youth in athletic activities. Since 1995, the Tracy Wilson and Rob McCall Trophy has been given to the most outstanding pairs team in any sport.
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