Team Brendan Bottcher

Team Bottcher

Team Profile

Hometown: Edmonton, AB | Twitter: @TeamBottcher

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Brendan Bottcher
Brendan Bottcher
moulding
Darren Moulding
Bradley Thiessen
Bradley Thiessen
Karrick Martin
Karrick Martin
Birthdate: Dec. 19, 1991
Birthplace: Sherwood Park, AB
Resides: Sherwood Park, AB
Birthdate: Dec. 2, 1982
Birthplace: Calgary, AB
Resides: Lacombe, AB
Birthdate: March 1, 1990
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB
Resides: Edmonton, AB
Birthdate: May 24, 1989
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB
Resides: Edmonton, AB
- Canadian Open champion (2019)
- Players’ Championship winner (2019)
- Two-time Brier silver medallist (2018 & 2019)
- Two-time Boston Pizza Cup winner (2017 & 2018)
- World junior champion (2012)
- Canadian junior champion (2012)
- Winter Universiade bronze medallist (2013)
- Canadian University champion (2012)
- Canadian Open champion (2019)
- Players’ Championship winner (2019)
- Two-time Brier silver medallist (2018 & 2019)
- Two-time Boston Pizza Cup winner (2017 & 2018)
- Canadian mixed champion (2014)
- Canadian junior silver medallist (2003)
- Canadian Open champion (2019)
- Players’ Championship winner (2019)
- Two-time Brier silver medallist (2018 & 2019)
- Two-time Boston Pizza Cup winner (2017 & 2018)
- Canadian mixed champion (2016)
- Winter Universiade bronze medallist (2013)
- Canadian University champion (2012)
- Canadian Open champion (2019)
- Players’ Championship winner (2019)
- Two-time Brier silver medallist (2018 & 2019)
- Two-time Boston Pizza Cup winner (2017 & 2018)
- Winter Universiade bronze medallist (2013)
- Canadian University champion (2012)

Team Bio

Brendan Bottcher had a prolific junior career capturing the Canadian junior and world junior titles in 2012.

Along with Mick Lizmore, Bradley Thiessen, and Karrick Martin, Bottcher skipped the University of Alberta Golden Bears to the 2012 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championship. The team also represented Canada at the 2013 Winter Universiade and Bottcher was the nation’s flag bearer for the opening ceremonies in Trentino, Italy. Although Bottcher lost to Great Britain’s Kyle Smith in the semifinals, he defeated Norway’s Markus Høiberg 6-5 in an extra end during the bronze-medal match to finish on the podium.

Team Bottcher had a breakout year in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series during the 2014-15 season reaching the semifinals at all three events they competed in. This includes the 2015 Players’ Championship where Bottcher had to return to the University of Alberta late in the tournament and veteran Wayne Middaugh filled in at skip for the playoffs.

Darren Moulding joined the club at third midway through 2016-17. Bottcher captured his first provincial title that season topping Ted Appelman 6-5 in the final.

Martin is the son of curling legend Kevin Martin, the 2010 Olympic gold medallist and winner of a record 18 Grand Slam titles. The younger Martin served as the alternate for his father’s team at the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier.

Bottcher captured his first Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title at the Meridian Canadian Open in January 2019 finishing with an undefeated 6-0 record. The team made it two in a row winning the Players’ Championship as well.


2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Tour Challenge (Tier 1)
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin Jacobs L 4-5
Round Robin Howard W 5-4
Round Robin Koe W 8-1
Round Robin Calvert W 7-4
Quarterfinals Ruohonen W 5-1
Semifinals Howard W 5-2
Final Jacobs L 5-6
Meridian Canadian Open
Stage Opponent Result
Triple Knockout A Carruthers W 8-4
Triple Knockout A Dunstone W 6-3
Triple Knockout A De Cruz W 9-5
Quarterfinals Jacobs W 5-2
Semifinals Gushue W 6-5
Final Epping W 6-3
Players’ Championship
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin De Cruz W 6-5
Round Robin Jacobs L 4-7
Round Robin Gushue L 3-8
Round Robin Dunstone W 7-6
Round Robin Epping W 7-1
Quarterfinals Edin W 7-5
Semifinals Paterson W 7-4
Final Koe W 6-1