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Otto is Founder of the Alberta Wrestling Academy, & has been involved with independent wrestling for over 32 years. Otto was born May 21st 1966, and caught the wrestling bug the first time his uncle took him to a Stampede Wrestling show at the Pavilion. Where he saw Wrestling Superstars such as Bret Hart, Dynamite Kid, & Davey Boy Smith to name a few. Otto began his life in sports at a young age. playing Hockey, Football, & Soccer most of his life. Hockey was a big influence in Otto life and he did achieve a lot of success playing at a very high level throughout his hockey years. Winning the AJHL Alberta Junior Hockey League Championship with the Calgary Canucks in 1985 – 86. Winning the Calgary Junior B City, Provincials, & Western Canadian Championships with the Calgary Northwest Bruins in 1986 – 87. Otto Named to the First Team All-stars in The Western Canadian Championships in 1987. Receive a full Hockey Scholarship to Red Deer College 1987, and also was selected to go play in the IHL Italian Hockey League for the “MILANO RED DEVILS”, but unfortunately couldn’t go due to the Leagues only 2 import player rule in 1988, In 1988 Otto stepped into a wrestling ring for the first time, and from there his life has been all about this great sport. In 1988 Otto started his wrestling training. He was trained by, Steve “Dr. Hannibal “ Gillespie, who was a Stampede Wrestling legend. He was also a Wrestling Superstar in Japan with his character Dr. Hannibal. This sparked a true friendship between Otto & Steve that lasted until Steve’s untimely passing in 2019. Otto has done it all in the wrestling business from security, ring crew, commentator, announcing, & refereeing, but found his true calling as his alter ego “Vinnie Fever”. Otto has wrestled well known Superstars such as NJPW New Japan Pro Wrestling legends Leather Face, & Juggernaut. WWE / WCW’s Star Lance Storm, AEW / WWE / WCW’s Chris Jericho, WWE stars Rick (2nd Razor Ramon) Titan, & Kurgan, Stampede Wrestling stars Cuban Assassin, Gama Singh, & Keith Hart. In 1991 Otto, Steve Gillespie, & Steve Wilde started a promotion called The Can – Am Wrestling Federation. The promotion ran across Canada; from as far west as The Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia all the way east to Hamilton, Ontario for 15 years. Providing a steady income to independent wrestlers around the world. In 2003 the promotion would close it doors, but throughout the years many great memories were made, here are a few . Otto, & Steve Wilde developed a monthly magazine called Can – Am Live, a youth enhancement program called (Can – Am) Constantly Against Narcotic & Alcohol Misuse. Otto, & Steve Wilde were keynote speakers for over 2000 workshops across Canada for First Nation Communities. This was very important to Otto, as he had suffered a back injury and became dependent on narcotics himself for many years to deal with the pain of that injury. Otto is also very proud of overcoming his addiction and is humbled to say that he is now clean and sober for over 15 years. Otto has a wealth of knowledge, and a undying love for the sport of professional wrestling. His dedication to the success of our students makes him an invaluable asset to the success of the Alberta Wrestling Academy.
Otto “ Vinnie Fever” Gentile Accomplishments and Championships: CHAMPIONSHIPS:· Can – Am Mid – Heavyweight Championship.· Can – Am Heavyweight Championship.· Can – Am Tag Team Championships(Keith Hart)· Can – Am Commonwealth Championship.· UWN Heavyweight Championship ACCOMPLISHMENTS:· Editor of the Can – Am Live Magazine · Ripple Effects Program · Youth Workshops “Can – Am Constantly Against Narcotic & Alcohol Misuse. BODYBUILDING:· 2nd Place in Southern Alberta · 8thPlace in Alberta
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