Inducted 2020

Erin Woodrow is a trailblazer in the boxing community, not only in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, but at the national and International level as well. At the age of 14, Woodrow participated at the provincial and national level in sports such as hockey, basketball and soccer, where one day a twist of fate lead her in the direction of the boxing ring where she then fell in love with the sport. Female participation in the boxing world in the late 90s was not common, Woodrow proved to be a pioneer for women and young girls. In 1997 she won the silver medal in the Intermediate National Championships and made boxing history in Newfoundland and Labrador when she became the first female to win the Intermediate 51kg weight category at the National Championship in Sarnia, Ontario. From there, Woodrow went on to compete in her first-ever Senior National Championships where she earned the silver medal that placed her on Canada’s “B” team. After taking time to pursue her education and career that brought her to Western Canada, she naturally re-discovered her love for the sport of boxing and in 2008 she won the Western Canadian Championships and numerous other competitions throughout Canada. After winning numerous gold medals in various provincial championships in Alberta, she then became part of Canada’s Senior National Female team in 2010-11 after winning the national title. It took her all over the globe to showcase her talents, including competitions throughout the United States, the Pan American games in Brazil and the Prime Ministers Tournament in Turkey. In 2012, after her impressive 15-year boxing career with over 85 fights under her belt with the vast majority being wins, Woodrow hung up her boxing gloves. She has since dedicated herself to developing and managing a program out of the Boys and Girls club of Calgary that focuses on building the self-esteem of girls and young women while teaching boxing fundamentals. Throughout her career she has remained the only athlete in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to win a senior national championship in the history of the sport. Woodrow committed herself to the sport of boxing, making her a fierce competitor and now a mentor for young females who share her same passion for the sport.