Team John Epping

Team Epping

Team Profile

Hometown: Toronto, ON | Twitter: @TeamJohnEpping

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Epping
John
Epping
Camm
Mat
Camm
laing
Brent
Laing
savill
Craig
Savill
Birthdate: March 20, 1983
Birthplace: Peterborough, ON
Resides: Toronto, ON
Birthdate: March 29, 1990
Birthplace: Ottawa, ON
Resides: Cornwall, ON
Birthdate: Dec. 10, 1978
Birthplace: Meaford, ON
Resides: Shanty Bay, ON
Birthdate: Oct. 25, 1978
Birthplace: Lahr, GER
Resides: Manotick, ON
- Masters champion (2018)
- Canadian Open champion (2015)
- Players’ Championship winner (2012)
- National champion (2008)
- Ontario Tankard champion (2018)
- Ontario junior champion (2004)
- Canadian Mixed champion (2006)
- Masters champion (2018)
- Canadian Open champion (2015)
- Two-time Ontario Tankard champion (2015 & 2018)
- World Junior Championship bronze medallist (2010)
- Canadian junior silver medallist (2011)
- Ontario junior champion (2011)
- Canada Winter Games silver medallist (2007)
- Three-time world champion (2007, 2012 & 2016)
- Three-time Brier champion (2007, 2012 & 2016)
- Two-time Boston Pizza Cup champion (2015 & 2016)
- Nine-time Ontario Tankard champion (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013)
- Seven-time Masters champion (2006, Jan. 2008, Nov. 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 & 2018)
- Three-time National champion (2007, 2012 & 2014)
- Two-time Canadian Open champion (2009 & 2012)
- Three-time Players’ Championship winner (2008, 2013 & 2018)
- Tour Challenge champion (2015)
- Two-time World Junior Championship gold medallist (1998 & 1999)
- Two-time Canadian junior gold medallist (1998 & 1999)
- Two-time world champion (2007 & 2012)
- Two-time Brier champion (2007 & 2012)
- Nine-time Ontario Tankard champion (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013)
- Seven-time Masters champion (2006, Jan. 2008, Nov. 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 & 2018)
- Two-time National champion (2012 & 2014)
- Two-time Canadian Open champion (2009 & 2012)
- Two-time Players’ Championship winner (2008 & 2013)
- Two-time World junior gold medallist (1998 & 1999)
- Two-time Canadian junior gold medallist (1998 & 1999)

Team Bio

John Epping gained valuable experience playing for high-profile skips early in his career alongside the likes of Olympic silver medallist Mike Harris and world champion Wayne Middaugh. Epping earned his first Grand Slam title at the National with Team Middaugh during the 2008-09 season.

Epping returned to skipping his own team in 2010 and captured his second career Grand Slam title at the 2012 Players’ Championship. His team (third Scott Bailey, second Scott Howard and lead David Mathers) entered the Players’ Championship as the eighth and final seed, but they overcame the odds to upset the field.

Mat Camm won the Ontario Tankard with Team Kean in 2015 to represent the province at the Tim Hortons Brier. Camm joined Team Epping at the 2015 Players’ Championship after Team Kean disbanded.

Epping earned his third career Grand Slam title at the 2015 Meridian Canadian Open. Not only did the team finish the tournament with an undefeated 6-0 record, Epping scored a perfect 100 shooting percentage in the final against Team Gushue.

Brent Laing and Craig Savill joined Team Epping in 2018. It’s a reunion for the duo after playing together with skip John Morris, winning two world junior titles, and skip Glenn Howard, capturing two world men’s titles and 12 Grand Slams.

Laing played with Team Koe during the past Olympic cycle adding two more Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles to his total plus an additional Brier and world championship each. He represented Canada at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and finished just off of the podium in fourth place.

Savill was forced to step back from curling in 2015 when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After being declared cancer-free, Savill returned the next season with Edmonton’s Team Charley Thomas and then joined Winnipeg’s Team Reid Carruthers the following year for their run to the Olympic Trials.


2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Princess Auto Elite 10
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin Howard W 5-1
Round Robin Mouat W 5-3
Round Robin Gushue L 0-4
Round Robin Gunnlaugson L 2-3
Quarterfinals Howard W 4-0
Semifinals Carruthers L 2-3
Canadian Beef Masters
Stage Opponent Result
Round Robin Schwaller W 7-5
Round Robin Jacobs W 7-6
Round Robin Paterson L 7-8
Round Robin Edin W 6-1
Quarterfinals Paterson W 9-5
Semifinals Edin W 8-3
Final Koe W 7-4