Team Jason Gunnlaugson

Gunnlaugson

Team Profile

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB | Twitter: @TeamJGunns

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Jason
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Alex
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Denni
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Connor
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Birthdate: July 2, 1984
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: Feb. 13, 1989
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: Jan. 25, 1981
Birthplace: Steinbach, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
Birthdate: June 23, 1992
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Winnipeg, MB
- Tour Challenge Tier 2 winner (2017)
- Russian national champion (2010)
- Tour Challenge Tier 2 winner (2017)
- Canadian junior silver medallist (2010)
- Two-time Masters champion (2010 & 2015)
- National champion (2014)
- Two-time Canadian Open champion (Jan. 2011 & Dec. 2011)
- Two-time Elite 10 champion (2015 & 2018)
- Two-time Manitoba provincial champion (2016 & 2017)
- Winter Universiade gold medallist (2003)
- Canadian junior silver medallist (2001)
- 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 refused to renounce their Canadian citizenship though 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.

Gunnlaugson linked up with Forrest, Njegovan and second Ian McMillan for the 2017-18 season. They won the Tour Challenge Tier 2 title at the start of the year to earn a promotion up the ranks and where they’ve stayed put since.

The team welcomed Denni Neufeld at second in 2018. Neufeld won seven Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles during his time with Team McEwen.



2017-18 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Tour Challenge Tier 2
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin Jacobson W 10-1
Round Robin Drummond W 7-2
Round Robin Lyburn W 6-1
Round Robin Brown L 2-8
Quarterfinals Heidt W 6-5
Semifinals deConinck Smith W 7-6
Final Lyburn W 8-7
Masters
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin Koe L 3-7
Round Robin Epping W 7-5
Round Robin Morris W 7-4
Round Robin Edin L 4-8
Quarterfinals Koe L 2-8
Boost National
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin Jacobs W 6-3
Round Robin Lyburn W 8-7
Round Robin Koe W 8-6
Round Robin Drummond W 10-7
Quarterfinals Epping L 3-7
Meridian Canadian Open
Stage Opponent Result
Triple Knockout A Carruthers W 9-3
Triple Knockout A Mouat W 6-4
Triple Knockout A Epping W 8-7
Quarterfinals Koe L 3-6
Princess Auto Elite 10
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin Shuster L 1-4
Round Robin McEwen L 0-5
Round Robin Koe L 2-3
Round Robin Jacobs L 0-2
Players’ Championship
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin Jacobs W 7-5
Round Robin Edin L 4-6
Round Robin McEwen L 3-8
Round Robin Mouat W 8-4
Round Robin Smith W 5-3
Quarterfinals McEwen L 3-9
Humpty’s Champions Cup
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin Koe W 6-3
Round Robin Balderston W 8-3
Round Robin McEwen L 3-5
Round Robin Howard L 5-7
Tiebreaker Jacobs W 4-3
Quarterfinals Gushue L 2-4