Brad Gushue - Bio, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Family, Career, Height, Wiki
Bradley Raymond Gushue is a Canadian curler who is excellently known as Brad Gushue. He is well recognized for representing Canada in curling at the 2006 Winter Olympics along with teammates Russ Howard, Mark Nichols, Jamie Korab, and Mike Adam, where they won the gold medal by defeating Finland 10-4. Brad is a four-time Brier champion, having won in 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2022, all with Nichols, Gallant, and Walker. He also represented Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics, where he won a bronze medal. Gushue set a new record for Brier game wins as a skip at the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, breaking a three-way tie with previous record-holders Russ Howard and Kevin Martin. Additionally, his team qualified as the Canadian representatives for the 2022 Winter Olympics by winning the 2021 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, defeating Brad Jacobs 4-3 in the final.
Gushue's win with the three-man team at Brier will go down in history
Brad Gushue and his teammates pulled off something few people believed were possible by winning the Tim Hortons Brier with only three players in the lineup, the curling world was buzzing with reaction. Gushue's team from St. John's, N.L., beat Alberta's Kevin Koe 9-8 in an extra end on Sunday night at Enmax Centre in Lethbridge, Alta., to win the Canadian men's curling championship for the fourth time. With Nichols cheering the team on over social media from his Lethbridge hotel room, the Gushue trio played brilliantly. As a team, they curled 83% in a 9-7 win over Saskatchewan' Colton Flasch in Page 3-4 game, then came in at 95% in a 9-3 win over defending champion Brendan Bottcher in the semifinal. In the final against four-time champion Koe, they curled 87% and won the Brier for the fourth time since 2017, even without one of the best players in the game on the ice.
- Being a Canadian curler.
- For representing Canada in curling at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Where is Brad Gushue from?
Brad Gushue opened his eyes for the very first time on 16th June 1980 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. His birth name is Bradley Raymond Gushue and his nationality is Canadian. He came from Canadian-white ethnic background. Similarly, his religious belief is in the Christian religion and his race is white. Brad's present age is 41 which he celebrated back in 2021 and as per his birthdate, his star sign is Gemini. His father is Raymond Gushue and his mother is Maureen Gushue.
Talking about Brad's education, he has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Memorial University and is currently studying for a Master's in business from Queen's University.
Brad Gushue Career Timeline
- Brad Gushue started his career being a six-time (1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) provincial junior curling champion in his home province of Newfoundland as he finished with a bronze medal at the 1999 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, a silver medal at the 2000 Canadian Junior Curling Championships and in 2001.
- He also won the 2001 Canadian Juniors and World Junior Championships as well as qualified for the 2003 Nokia Brier where he finished with a 6-5 record. He was qualified for the 2005 Tim Hortons Brier where his team once again finished 6-5.
- At the Olympics, he defeated surprise finalist Finland's Markku Uusipaavalniemi to win the gold medal and became the first Newfoundlander ever to win an Olympic gold medal.
- He failed to make it out of the 2009 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials pre-qualifying tournament, where they won just one game.
- Also, he played in the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials Road to The Roar and just missed out on advancing to the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials.
- Then he teamed up with Val Sweeting at the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Olympic Trials, finishing as runner-up and playing with his 12-year-old daughter Hayley at the Newfoundland and Labrador mixed doubles championship in 2020.
- He has played in 18 Briers, all for his native Newfoundland and Labrador except in 2018, 2019, and 2021 where, as defending champion, his rink was designated Team Canada.
- He made his first showing at the Brier in 2003 and has continued to represent Newfoundland and Labrador each year since except in 2006 when he was unable to participate due to being at the Olympics in Italy.
- He won the 2007 provincial championship, defeating Trent Skanes in the final, and also won his second straight provincial title, defeating Labrador City's Keith Ryan in the 2008 Newfoundland and Labrador Tankard.
- His team failed to make the playoffs, losing a tie-breaker to British Columbia's Bob Ursel at the 2008 Tim Hortons Brier whereas he also missed the playoffs at the 2012 Tim Hortons Brier, posting a 5-6 record.
- At the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier, he missed the playoffs for the 2nd time in 3 Briers, posting a 6-5 record, and at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier, Gushue would have a great round-robin finishing 2nd at 9-2.
- He won the Ford Hot Shots skills competition at the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier and skipped the 114th win of his Brier career, on 5th March 2018, early in the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier.
- As well, he represented Team Canada once again at the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier and won the Tankard for the 15th time, and represented his province at the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier.
- Subsequently, Brad won three straight games to claim his third Brier championship, defeating Bottcher in the final in the playoffs. It would be his last game for nearly eight months, as the season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing the 2020 World Men's Curling Championship to be canceled.
- Despite not being able to represent Canada at the World Men's Curling Championship, Team Gushue was designated as Team Canada at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier.
- Later, Brad earned the right to represent Canada at the 2017 Ford World Men's Curling Championship by winning the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier and once again represented Canada at the 2018 World Men's Curling Championship.
- As well, his team qualified as the Canadian representatives for the 2022 Winter Olympics by winning the 2021 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, defeating Brad Jacobs 4-3 in the final. The team would go on to win the bronze medal.
- Furthermore, Brad won his 7th Grand Slam at the 2017 Meridian Canadian Open with an 8-3 win over the 2 time World Champion Niklas Edin of Sweden. The next season, he won his eighth career Slam by winning the 2017 GSOC Tour Challenge over Slam-new comers Steffen Walstad's rink from Norway.
- He won the very next event, the 2017 Masters of Curling, defeating Edin in the final. He won his 10th slam at the end of the season, defeating Glenn Howard at the 2018 Humpty's Champions Cup.
- The next season, Gushue won the 2018 Elite 10, defeating Carruthers in the final. He did not win another Slam until 2021, winning The National by defeating Scotland's Bruce Mouat in the final.
- Apart from playing, Gushue co-authored a book with Alex J. Walling titled "Golden Gushue: a Curling Story" in 2006.
Awards and Achievements
- Canadian Junior Curling Championships: All-Star Skip - 2000 and 2001
- Brier: First Team All-Star, Skip - 2004, 2017, 2018, 2021 and 2022
- Brier: Second Team All-Star, Skip - 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2019
- Brier: Hec Gervais Most Valuable Player Award - 2017, 2018 and 2020
- World Men's Curling Championship: All-Star Skip - 2017
Who is Brad Gushue's Wife?
Brad Gushue is a married man. He married Krista Tibbo on 8th September 2006 with whom he is blessed with two children, Hayley and Marissa. Tibbo is supportive of him and the profession that he is in. There's much love between the two and hope it will remain as same as in the future too. Reflecting Brad's sexual orientation, he is straight.
What is the Net Worth of Brad Gushue?
Brad Gushue is a versatile guy who has a net worth of $1 million as of 2022. He also earns a fine amount of salary which is around $124,760 per year. He is also superbly ambitious and continues to work even harder to reach his set objectives. He is currently a business owner, co-owning an Orangetheory Fitness Studio in St. John's with teammate Mark Nichols. In addition, his major source of income is from his curler career.
How tall is Brad Gushue?
Brad Gushue is 6 feet 1 inch tall and his body weighs around 77 kg. He has light brown hair and dark brown eyes color. Moreover, his body build type is athletic. Brad has kept his body maintained, healthy, fit, and fine up to date.
Trivias About Brad Gushue You Need To Know.
- At the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier Gushue set a new record for Brier game wins as a skip, breaking a three-way tie with previous record-holders Russ Howard and Kevin Martin
- He is a four-time Brier champion, having won in 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2022, all with Nichols, Gallant and Walker.
- Gushue is a six-time (1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) provincial junior curling champion in his home province of Newfoundland.
- He also represented Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics, where he won a bronze medal.
- Gushue has played in 18 Briers, all for his native Newfoundland and Labrador except in 2018, 2019 and 2021 where, as defending champion, his rink was designated Team Canada.