Team Brad Gushue

Team Gushue

Team Profile

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

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Brad Gushue
Brad
Gushue
Mark Nichols
Mark
Nichols
Brett Gallant
Brett
Gallant
Geoff Walker
Geoff
Walker
Birthdate: June 16, 1980
Birthplace: St. John’s, NL
Resides: St. John’s, 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: 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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 Biography

All four members of Team Gushue started their careers strong winning the 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 earned his first world junior championship as the alternate for John Morris’s team in 1998 and then skipped his own club, playing alongside longtime third Mark Nichols, to Canadian junior and world junior titles in 2001.

Gushue, Nichols, second Mike Adam and lead 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 nine 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 also clinched the GSOC Bonus Cup during the 2015-16 and 2017-18 seasons as the overall champions.

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.

Team Gushue opened the 2017-18 GSOC campaign winning back-to-back titles at the Tour Challenge Tier 1 and the Masters. They bookended the season capturing the Humpty’s Champions Cup to become the first team in series history to win all seven event titles.



2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Princess Auto Elite 10
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin Gunnlaugson W 4-1
Round Robin Howard L 2-3
Round Robin Epping W 4-0
Round Robin Mouat W 2-0
Semifinals Jacobs W 4-2
Final Carruthers W 2-1