Donna Purdy


Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Nation: Métis
Weight class: 60 kg
Club: Manitoba Armwrestling Association

In a meteoric rise, newcomer Donna Purdy took home gold at provincials in her first year of competition. But for Donna, armwrestling is about much more than winning. She took up the sport after her father, a casual armwrestler, passed away, and is on a journey to connect with her roots after discovering late in life her mother’s Metis heritage.