John Morris (curler)

John Morris (Curler)

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John Morris (born December 16, 1978 in Winnipeg, Manitoba; nicknamed "Johnny Mo") is a Canadian curler, and Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic gold medalist from Chestermere, Alberta. As of April 26, 2006 Morris plays third for the Kevin Martin team. Morris, author of the book Fit to Curl is the son of Maureen and Earle Morris, inventor of the "Stabilizer" curling broom. John grew up in Ottawa and at the age of five began curling at the Navy Curling Club.

Early career

After finishing second at the 1997 Canadian Junior Championships, Morris, who at the time curled out of the Ottawa Curling Club, went on to win the next two national championships in 1998 and 1999, setting records for most wins by a skip along the way. In both those same years, Morris would win world junior championships; in 1998 against Garry MacKay of Scotland and in 1999 against Christian Haller of Switzerland.

After living in Ottawa, Morris moved to Southwestern Ontario to attend Wilfrid Laurier University, and curled out of the Stayner Granite Club in Stayner, Ontario. During the 2001 Olympic trials Morris garnered national attention after a difficult loss to Russ Howard.While in Stayner, Morris won the 2002 Ontario provincial championships qualifying him for the 2002 Nokia Brier. At the Brier, Morris would lose to Alberta's Randy Ferbey in the final. By 2004, Morris had moved to Calgary, where he...
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