Teams

Team Gushue

Hometown: St. John’s, N.L.
Twitter: @TeamGushue

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Brad Gushue

Birthdate: June 16, 1980
Birthplace: St. John’s, NL
Resides: Mount Pearl, NL

  • Olympic gold medallist (2006)
  • World champion (2017)
  • World silver medallist (2018)
  • Two-time Brier champion (2017 & 2018)
  • Tour Challenge Tier 1 champion (2017)
  • Two-time National champion (2010 & 2015)
  • Two-time Masters champion (2014 & 2017)
  • Two-time Canadian Open champion (2014 & 2017)
  • Two-time Elite 10 champion (2016 & 2018)
  • Players’ Championship winner (2016)
  • Champions Cup winner (2018)
  • 14-time N.L. Tankard champion (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017)
  • Two-time world junior champion (1998 & 2001)
  • Canadian junior champion (2001)
Third

Mark Nichols

Birthdate: Jan. 1, 1980
Birthplace: Labrador City, NL
Resides: St. John’s, NL

  • Olympic gold medallist (2006)
  • World champion (2017)
  • World silver medallist (2018)
  • Two-time Brier champion (2017 & 2018)
  • Tour Challenge Tier 1 champion (2017)
  • Three-time National champion (2010, 2013 & 2015)
  • Two-time Masters champion (2014 & 2017)
  • Two-time Canadian Open champion (2014 & 2017)
  • Two-time Elite 10 champion (2016 & 2018)
  • Players’ Championship winner (2016)
  • Champions Cup winner (2018)
  • 11-time N.L. Tankard champion (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016 & 2017)
  • Two-time Manitoba provincial champion (2013 & 2014)
  • World junior champion (2001)
  • Canadian junior champion (2001)
Second

Brett Gallant

Birthdate: Feb. 18, 1990
Birthplace: Charlottetown, PEI
Resides: St. John’s, NL

  • World champion (2017)
  • World silver medallist (2018)
  • Two-time Brier champion (2017 & 2018)
  • Tour Challenge Tier 1 champion (2017)
  • Two-time Masters champion (2014 & 2017)
  • Two-time Canadian Open champion (2014 & 2017)
  • National champion (2015)
  • Two-time Elite 10 champion (2016 & 2018)
  • Players’ Championship winner (2016)
  • Champions Cup winner (2018)
  • Five-time N.L. Tankard champion (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017)
  • World junior silver medallist (2009)
  • Canadian junior champion (2009)
Lead

Geoff Walker

Birthdate: Nov. 28, 1985
Birthplace: Beaverlodge, AB
Resides: Edmonton, AB

  • World champion (2017)
  • World silver medallist (2018)
  • Two-time Brier champion (2017 & 2018)
  • Tour Challenge Tier 1 champion (2017)
  • Two-time Masters champion (2014 & 2017)
  • Two-time Canadian Open champion (2014 & 2017)
  • National champion (2015)
  • Two-time Elite 10 champion (2016 & 2018)
  • Players’ Championship winner (2016)
  • Champions Cup winner (2018)
  • Six-time N.L. Tankard champion (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017)
  • Two-time world junior champion (2006 & 2007)
  • Canadian junior champion (2006)

Team Bio

All four members of Team Gushue started their careers strong winning Canadian junior titles. Brett Gallant also holds the all-time record for most wins as a skip at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships with 48 victories.

Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Mike Adam and Jamie Korab added legendary skip Russ Howard as an alternate in 2005 on the road to the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials. During the season Adam opted to step aside to allow Howard to sub in at second and call the game. The team went on a miracle run at the Trials to earn the right to represent Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. The momentum carried over into the Winter Games as Gushue’s crew became the first Canadian men’s team to win Olympic gold.

Nichols played for Jeff Stoughton’s Winnipeg-based team for two seasons and captured the provincial men’s championship both years to represent Manitoba at the 2013 and 2014 Brier. He also claimed his second National Grand Slam of Curling title with Team Stoughton in 2013.

Since Nichols returned to Team Gushue in 2014, they have captured 10 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles and completed a career Grand Slam in the process by winning all four majors at least once. They are also the only team to win all seven event titles in the series.

Gushue made his 14th appearance at the Brier in 2017 chasing his elusive first national men’s curling championship in his hometown. Team Gushue made it to the final against Team Koe and was victorious 7-6 to send the home crowd into a frenzy. Gushue then posted a perfect 13-0 win-loss record en route to gold at the world championship.

2019-20 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Masters

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinDunstoneL 4-5
Round RobinEdinW 6-2
Round RobinMcEwenW 8-3
Round RobinBottcherL 3-5
QuarterfinalsBottcherW 6-2
SemifinalsEppingW 7-5
FinalDunstoneL 5-8

KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge (Tier 1)

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinMcDonaldW 6-4
Round RobinEdinW 7-3
Round RobinHowardW 6-2
Round RobinEppingW 8-4
QuarterfinalsEdinW 4-3
SemifinalsKoeW 6-3
FinalJacobsL 4-6

2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Princess Auto Elite 10

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinGunnlaugsonW 4-1
Round RobinHowardL 2-3
Round RobinEppingW 4-0
Round RobinMouatW 2-0
SemifinalsJacobsW 4-2
FinalCarruthersW 2-1

Masters

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinDunstoneW 7-6
Round RobinCarruthersW 5-2
Round RobinShusterL 4-8
Round RobinGunnlaugsonW 8-3
QuarterfinalsEdinL 2-4

Tour Challenge (Tier 1)

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinRuohonenW 7-4
Round RobinEppingW 10-8
Round RobinGunnlaugsonW 6-1
Round RobinPatersonW 6-3
QuarterfinalsHowardL 4-6

Boost National

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinSchwallerL 6-8
Round RobinPatersonW 8-1
Round RobinDe CruzW 5-3
Round RobinMouatL 5-6
TiebreakerSchwallerW 4-1
QuarterfinalsMouatL 5-7

Meridian Canadian Open

StageOpponentResult
Triple Knockout AHowardL 4-5
Triple Knockout BGunnlaugsonW 4-3
Triple Knockout BMcDonaldW 5-3
Triple Knockout BDe CruzW 4-2
QuarterfinalsHowardW 6-2
SemifinalsBottcherL 5-6

Players’ Championship

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinEppingW 4-1
Round RobinDe CruzW 7-5
Round RobinBottcherW 8-3
Round RobinJacobsL 6-8
Round RobinDunstoneW 6-1
QuarterfinalsDe CruzL 6-7

Humpty’s Champions Cup

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinMuyresW 6-0
Round RobinSchwallerW 7-5
Round RobinEppingL 6-7
Round RobinKoeW 7-5
QuarterfinalsKoeL 3-6