Teams

Team Epping

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario | Home Club: Leaside CC | Coach: Jim Wilson

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John EppingRyan FryMat CammBrent Laing
Birthdate: March 20, 1983
Birthplace: Peterborough, ON
Resides: Toronto, ON
Birthdate: July 25, 1978
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Toronto, ON
Birthdate: March 29, 1990
Birthplace: Ottawa, ON
Resides: Cornwall, ON
Birthdate: Dec. 10, 1978
Birthplace: Meaford, ON
Resides: Horseshoe Valley, ON
GSOC title wins: 4
– National (2008)
– Players’ Championship (2012)
– Canadian Open (2015)
– Masters (2018)
GSOC title wins: 5
– National (2010, 2016)
– Players’ Championship (2015)
– Champions Cup (2017)
– Tour Challenge (2018)
– Pinty’s Cup (2014-15)
GSOC title wins: 2
– Canadian Open (2015)
– Masters (2018)
GSOC title wins: 16
– Masters (2006, Jan. 2008, Nov. 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2018)
– National (2007, 2012, 2014)
– Players’ Championship (2008, 2013, 2018)
– Canadian Open (2009, 2012)
– Tour Challenge (2015)
– Brier bronze medallist (2018)
– Two-time Ontario Tankard champion (2018, 2020)
– Canada Cup champion (2019)
– Ontario junior champion (2004)
– Canadian mixed champion (2006)
– Olympic gold medallist (2014)
– World silver medallist (2013)
– Brier champion (2013)
– Brier silver medallist (2015)
– Four-time Brier bronze medallist (2007, 2011, 2016, 2019)
– Manitoba champion (2007)
– Four-time Newfoundland & Labrador Tankard champion (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
– Six-time NOCA champion (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
– Ontario Tankard champion (2020)
– Canada Cup champion (2019)
– Brier bronze medallist (2018)
– Three-time Ontario Tankard champion (2015, 2018, 2020)
– Canada Cup champion (2019)
– World junior bronze medallist (2010)
– Canadian junior silver medallist (2011)
– Ontario junior champion (2011)
– Canada Winter Games silver medallist (2007)
– Three-time World champion (2007, 2012, 2016)
– Three-time Brier champion (2007, 2012, 2016)
– Six-time Brier silver medallist (2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2017)
– Two-time Brier bronze medallist (2009, 2013)
– Two-time Alberta champion (2015, 2016)
– 10-time Ontario Tankard champion (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2020)
– Three-time Canada Cup champion (2010, 2015, 2019)
– Two-time World junior champion (1998, 1999)
– Two-time Canadian junior champion (1998, 1999)
Team Bio

John Epping won his first Grand Slam title while playing second for legendary skip Wayne Middaugh. Epping moved on to skip his own squad and captured his second Grand Slam at the 2012 Players’ Championship. Team Epping was the eighth and final seed of the tournament but overcame the odds for the victory.

Epping went on an undefeated 6-0 run through the 2015 Meridian Canadian Open for his second Grand Slam title as a skip and capped the phenomenal week shooting 100 percent in the final against Team Gushue.

Ryan Fry won the Brier, world silver medal and Olympic gold while playing for Team Jacobs. Altogether he has earned five Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles claiming one with Team Gushue and four with Jacobs. Fry joined his longtime friend Epping this season.

Mat Camm was a rising skip in the junior ranks winning the Ontario junior title in 2011 and finishing runner-up at the Canadian juniors. He won the Ontario Tankard in 2015 with skip Mark Kean and joined Epping later that year.

Brent Laing is one of the most decorated players in the game having won two world junior gold medals, three Briers and three world championships. Laing’s 16 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles is the most among non-skips and tied for second with Glenn Howard among all players. He represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results
SeasonEventWinsLossesResult
2010-11National23Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open24Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship13Missed Playoffs
2011-12World Cup63Finalists
Canadian Open14Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship72Champions
2012-13Masters23Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open14Missed Playoffs
National14Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship33Quarterfinalists
2013-14Masters23Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open33Quarterfinalists
Players’ Championship33Quarterfinalists
2014-15Masters42Semifinalists
National23Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open23Missed Playoffs
Elite 1013Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship43Semifinalists
2015-16Tour Challenge13Missed Playoffs
Masters13Missed Playoffs
National42Semifinalists
Canadian Open60Champions
Elite 1023Quarterfinalists
Players’ Championship14Missed Playoffs
Champions Cup52Finalists
2016-17Masters32Quarterfinalists
Tour Challenge13Missed Playoffs
National33Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open13Missed Playoffs
Elite 1013Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship05Missed Playoffs
Champions Cup43Semifinalists
2017-18Tour Challenge41Quarterfinalists
Masters13Missed Playoffs
National43Semifinalists
Canadian Open23Missed Playoffs
Elite 1033Quarterfinalists
Players’ Championship34Quarterfinalists
2018-19Elite 1033Semifinalists
Masters61Champions
Tour Challenge13Missed Playoffs
National13Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open53Finalists
Players’ Championship24Missed Playoffs
Champions Cup23Quarterfinalists
2019-20Masters43Semifinalists
Tour Challenge13Missed Playoffs
National13Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open52Finalists
2020-21Champions Cup13Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship05Missed Playoffs
2021-22Masters13Missed Playoffs
National03Missed Playoffs