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Brad Gushue

Canadian Curler from Mount Pearl

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Famous Canadian Curler Source: Google

Canadian curler Brad Gushue competes for his nation as the skip. Together with his teammates in the Gushue Team, he held the title of world champion for three years.

Early Life and Education

On June 16, 1980, Brad Gushue was born in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador. He grew up in a house with his parents, sister, and other family members.

As a youngster, he excelled in a number of sports due to his natural athletic ability. He saw curling on television and was persuaded to try it. Brad begged his parents to let him take part in the curling training as well.

His parents eventually took him and his sister to curling camps after a while. Brad also decided to concentrate only on the game after getting the feel of it.

His parents later became aware of how effectively he played after witnessing him earn spots in national competitions. They encouraged and helped their kid to pursue a career in curling as a result.

Professional Career

Brad first started curling professionally in 1994 when he was 14 years old. At such a young age, he was able to earn a spot in the provincial junior curling championships.

He also won the provincial championships four years in a row while serving as a skip. Brad won a bronze medal in the junior curling competition for Canada in 1999 and a silver medal at the Olympics in 2000.

Brad didn’t take part in the 1998 World Junior Championships, though. He won gold in the World Junior Championships and the Canadian Juniors in 2001.

He and his daughter participated in the mixed doubles championship in 2020.

Brier Tournaments

Brad’s professional career was highlighted by his appearances in the Brier Tournaments. He has so far participated in 18 Briers as a representative of his native Newfoundland and Labrador.

Brad’s smooth transition into the professional teams was the result of an outstanding junior career. In 2003, when he first earned a spot in the Nokia Brier, he finished 6-5.

With an 8-4 record, Nokia Brier had already established themselves as one of Canada’s top curlers. By a score of 6-5, he and his team won the Tim Horton’s Brier once more in 2005.

He placed second in the Tim Horton Brier once more in 2007. The Gushue squad, regrettably, did not advance to the following year.

The team performed better at the 2009 Brier, but ultimately placed fourth. At the 2011 Brier in London, the Gushue team later took home the bronze medal.

Brad returned in 2013 to defeat Northern Ontario and win the championship after taking a year off in 2012. He missed the Brier for the second time later that year.

In 2015, he made a comeback and placed a respectable second. He returned to the finals in 2016 but only finished in second place after a nine-year losing streak. After a horrific run of losses, the Gushue team ultimately took home the 2017 Brier.

Olympics

Brad only participated in one Olympics and took home a gold medal in 2006. He was also honored to represent his squad on such a huge stage alongside other exceptional teams.

Russ Howard, who replaced Mike Adam as another exceptional curler, joined him at the time. The Gushue team then defeated Jeff Stoughton’s team in the decisive trial to earn qualification.

Later, he participated in the Winter Olympics in Italy as a member of the Canadian curling team.

He eventually defeated the Finnish squad in the finals to take home the gold. Despite this, he won the first Olympic gold medal for Newfoundland.

World Championships 

By winning the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier, Brad Gushue qualified to represent Canada in the 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship.

After going 11-0 in round-robin play and finishing undefeated, the squad won first place. Team Sweden, led by Niklas Edin, defeated them by a score of 7-4 in the decisive playoff 1v2 match. They defeated Sweden 4-2 to win the world championship in the gold medal game.

Wife and Children 

In September 2008, renowned Canadian curler Brad Gushue wed Krista Tibbo. According to rumors, Krista married Brad in her early 20s. This beautiful couple started dating when they are teenagers.

Tibbo is a homemaker to a lovely family of four and a housewife who looks after her family. She is not frequently spotted in public for unknown reasons.

The wife of the athlete doesn’t like to draw attention to herself and would rather stay out of it.

The names of the couple’s two children from their marriage are Hayley and Marissa. Their children’s ages have not yet been determined.

As a family man, Brad enjoys spending time with his loved ones. His family enjoys attending his games to cheer him on as a result. Along with his daughters, he likes to garden in his own time.

Income and Net Worth 

Additionally, Brad is regarded as the richest person in Canada. Gushue’s total prize money and record-breaking accomplishments were taken into consideration, and his net worth was calculated to be $1 million.

According to rumors, Brad is also a successful businessman. At the moment, Brad is the proprietor of the Orangetheory Fitness Center in St. John. Mark Nicholas, a coworker of his, is also a co-owner of the studio.

The studio focuses on instructing young children in curling. The fitness center also provides a range of mental health and well-being activities.

Brad Gushue
Brad with his daughters and wife
Source: Google

Body Measurements

Gushue still maintains a fantastic physique while being a very active and healthy athlete. He is around 1.80 meters tall, or 6 feet 1 inch tall.

Additionally, Brad is a good weight for his age at 77 kg. Because of his strict fitness routine and healthy diet, he manages his weight.

Brad revealed in an interview that he routinely visits the gym to maintain his training. He exercises a lot while teaching young kids how to curl.

Social Media 

Gushue similarly uses social media extensively and regularly changes his status.

His Twitter attracted over 28k followers at first. There is also his Facebook page, which has more than 3000 followers.

FAQ’s

What is Brad Gushue’s most recent victory?

He first took home the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in 2021.

What is Brad Gushue’s record?

He just set a record for most Brier game victories by defeating Kevin Martin and Russ Howard.

Quick Facts 

Full Name Bradley Raymond Gushue, ONL
Known As Brad Gushue
Nickname Brad
Birth Date June 16, 1980
Birth Place Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, and Labrador, Canada
Residence St. John’s, Canada
Religion Christian
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Education BBA  degree from Memorial University
Horoscope Gemini
Father’s Name Raymond Gushue
Mother’s Name Maureen Gushue
Siblings 1 (Shelly Gushue)
Age 42 Years Old
Height 6’1″ (183 cm)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Black
Body Type Athletic
Profession Curler
Marital Status Married
Spouse Krista Tibbo
Children 2
Name of Children Hayley Sophia Gushue; Marissa Gushue
Beginning of Professional Career 1991
Retirement N/A
Playing Style N/A
Sports Team St. John’s CC, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador; National Team
Coach Jules Owchar
Honors N/A
Net Worth $1 million
Prize Money $50,000
Social Media Facebook, Twitter

 

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Written by Jami Thompson

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