Team Jason Gunnlaugson

Team Gunnlaugson

TEAM PROFILE

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB | Twitter: @TeamJGunns

SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
skip
Jason Gunnlaugson
third
Alex Forrest
second
Ian McMillan
lead
Connor Njegovan
Birthdate: July 2, 1984
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: Feb. 13, 1989
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: July 17, 1991
Birthplace: Dryden, ON
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: June 23, 1992
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
- Olympic Trials silver medallist (2013)
- Tour Challenge Tier 2 winner (2017)
- Russian national champion (2010)
- Tour Challenge Tier 2 winner (2017)
- Canadian junior silver medallist (2010)
- Tour Challenge Tier 2 winner (2017) - Tour Challenge Tier 2 winner (2017)
- Canadian junior silver medallist (2010)

TEAM BIO

Jason Gunnlaugson made his Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series debut at the 2007 National playing third for Reid Carruthers. He started skipping on tour in 2009 and made it out of the pre-trials that year to qualify for the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials.

Gunnlaugson headed to Russia in 2010 along with teammates Tyler Forrest and Justin Richter with the intention of representing the host nation at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. His team captured the 2010 Russia men’s curling cup. The three were fired when they refused to renounce their Canadian citizenship and returned home.

Gunnlaugson joined B.C.’s Team Cotter at third in 2012 and finished runner-up to Team Koe at the Masters. He stayed on as the team’s alternate the following year with John Morris taking over as skip while throwing third stones. They finished second to Team Jacobs at the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials.

Alex Forrest and Connor Njegovan played together in juniors. Forrest moved up the ranks joining William Lyburn in 2010-11 with Njegovan tagging along in 2013-14. The pair played with Jeff Stoughton in 2014-15 during the legendary skip’s final season on tour.

Forrest, Njegovan and Ian McMillan played with skip Matt Dunstone in 2016-17. Gunnlaugson took the reins this season when Dunstone moved on to join Team Laycock at second.


2017-18 PINTY’S GRAND SLAM OF CURLING RESULTS
Event Round Opponent Result
Tour Challenge (Tier 2) RR Jacobson W 10-1
RR Drummond W 7-2
RR Lyburn W 6-1
RR Brown L 2-8
QF Heidt W 6-5
SF deConinck Smith W 7-6
F Lyburn W 8-7
Masters RR Koe L 3-7
RR Epping W 7-5
RR Morris W 7-4
RR Edin L 4-8
QF Koe L 2-8
BOOST National RR Jacobs W 6-3
RR Lyburn W 8-7
RR Koe W 8-6
RR Drummond W 10-7
QF Epping L 3-7

Legend: RR = Round Robin | A/B/C = Triple knockout round | TB = Tiebreaker | QF = Quarterfinals | SF = Semifinals | F = Final