Teams

Team Gushue

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

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Brad GushueMark NicholsBrett GallantGeoff Walker
Birthdate: June 16, 1980
Birthplace: St. John’s, NL
Resides: Mount Pearl, NL
Birthdate: Jan. 1, 1980
Birthplace: Labrador City, NL
Resides: St. John’s, NL
Birthdate: Feb. 18, 1990
Birthplace: Charlottetown, PEI
Resides: St. John’s, NL
Birthdate: Nov. 28, 1985
Birthplace: Beaverlodge, AB
Resides: Edmonton, AB
GSOC title wins: 11
– National (2010, 2015)
– Masters (2014, 2017)
– Canadian Open (2014, 2017)
– Elite 10 (2016, 2018)
– Players’ Championship (2016)
– Tour Challenge (2017)
– Champions Cup (2018)
– Pinty’s Cup (2015-16, 2017-18)
GSOC title wins: 12
– National (2010, 2013, 2015)
– Masters (2014, 2017)
– Canadian Open (2014, 2017)
– Elite 10 (2016, 2018)
– Players’ Championship (2016)
– Tour Challenge (2017)
– Champions Cup (2018)
– Pinty’s Cup (2015-16, 2017-18)
GSOC title wins: 10
– Masters (2014, 2017)
– Canadian Open (2014, 2017)
– National (2015)
– Elite 10 (2016, 2018)
– Players’ Championship (2016)
– Tour Challenge (2017)
– Champions Cup (2018)
– Pinty’s Cup (2015-16, 2017-18)
GSOC title wins: 10
– Masters (2014, 2017)
– Canadian Open (2014, 2017)
– National (2015)
– Elite 10 (2016, 2018)
– Players’ Championship (2016)
– Tour Challenge (2017)
– Champions Cup (2018)
– Pinty’s Cup (2015-16, 2017-18)
– Olympic gold medallist (2006)
– World champion (2017)
– World silver medallist (2018)
– Three-time Brier champion (2017, 2018, 2020)
– Two-time Brier silver medallist (2007, 2016)
– Brier bronze medallist (2011)
– 15-time N.L. Tankard champion (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020)
– Two-time World junior champion (1998, 2001)
– Canadian junior champion (2001)
– Olympic gold medallist (2006)
– World champion (2017)
– World silver medallist (2018)
– Three-time Brier champion (2017, 2018, 2020)
– Three-time Brier silver medallist (2007, 2013, 2016)
– Two-time Brier bronze medallist (2011, 2014)
– 12-time N.L. Tankard champion (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020)
– Two-time Manitoba provincial champion (2013, 2014)
– World junior champion (2001)
– Canadian junior champion (2001)
– World champion (2017)
– World silver medallist (2018)
– Three-time Brier champion (2017, 2018, 2020)
– Brier silver medallist (2016)
– Six-time N.L. Tankard champion (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020)
– World junior silver medallist (2009)
– Canadian junior champion (2009)
– World champion (2017)
– World silver medallist (2018)
– Three-time Brier champion (2017, 2018, 2020)
– Brier silver medallist (2016)
– Seven-time N.L. Tankard champion (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020)
– 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.


Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

SeasonEventWinsLossesResult
2001-02Masters23Missed Playoffs
2002-03Players’ Championship03Missed Playoffs
2003-04Players’ Championship33Missed Playoffs
2004-05National (BDO Curling Classic)Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open13Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship62Finalists
2005-06NationalQuarterfinalists
Canadian Open23Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship04Missed Playoffs
2006-07Masters23Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open23Missed Playoffs
National42Quarterfinalists
Players’ Championship23Missed Playoffs
2007-08Canadian Open23Missed Playoffs
National23Missed Playoffs
Masters33Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship23Missed Playoffs
2008-09Masters52Semifinalists
National62Finalists
Canadian Open42Quarterfinalists
Players’ Championship32Quarterfinalists
2009-10Masters (World Cup)44Semifinalists
National62Champions
Canadian Open14Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship51Finalists
2010-11Masters (World Cup)43Quarterfinalists
National23Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open14Missed Playoffs
2011-12Masters (World Cup)42Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open23Missed Playoffs
National43Semifinalists
Players’ Championship34Missed Playoffs
2012-13Masters23Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open33Quarterfinalists
National43Quarterfinalists
Players’ Championship33Quarterfinalists
2013-14Canadian Open53Finalists
National62Finalists
Players’ Championship42Semifinalists
2014-15Masters61Champions
National23Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open62Champions
Elite 1032Quarterfinalists
Players’ Championship33Quarterfinalists
2015-16Tour Challenge52Finalists
Masters41Quarterfinalists
National61Champions
Canadian Open51Finalists
Elite 1060Champions
Players’ Championship80Champions
Champions Cup42Semifinalists
2016-17*Masters32Quarterfinalists
*Tour Challenge42Semifinalists
National51Semifinalists
Canadian Open61Champions
Elite 1022Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship43Semifinalists
Champions Cup41Quarterfinalists
2017-18Tour Challenge70Champions
Masters70Champions
National32Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open13Missed Playoffs
Elite 1052Finalists
Players’ Championship52Semifinalists
Champions Cup70Champions
2018-19Elite 1051Champions
Masters32Quarterfinalists
Tour Challenge41Quarterfinalists
National33Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open42Semifinalists
Players’ Championship42Quarterfinalists
Champions Cup32Quarterfinalists
2019-20Masters43Finalists
Tour Challenge61Finalists
National42Semifinalists
Canadian Open41Semifinalists
2020-21Champions Cup41Semifinalists
Players’ Championship62Finalists
* = Nichols skipped the team while Gushue was out with a hip/groin injury.