Geoff Walker (curler)
November 28, 1985 |
|Curling club||Bally Haly G&CC,
|Brier appearances||2 (2012, 2013)|
Geoff Walker (born November 28, 1985 in Beaverlodge, Alberta) is a Canadian curler from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. He currently plays lead for the Brad Gushue rink. He is a two-time World Junior Champion.
As a junior, Walker played for the Charley Thomas Grande Prairie, Alberta rink. In 2006, the team won the Canadian and World Junior Curling Championships. Walker was too old to stay with the rink for the 2007 Canadian Junior Championships. He was invited to join the team after they won the event as their alternate for the 2007 World Junior Curling Championships. The World Juniors allows curlers to be one year older than the Canadian Juniors. As the alternate, Walker won his second straight World Junior Championship.
After Juniors, Walker joined the Kurt Balderston rink as his second. The team missed the playoffs at the 2008 Boston Pizza Cup (the Alberta provincial championship), but qualified for the playoffs at the 2009 Boston Pizza Cup, where they lost to James Pahl. After missing the playoffs again at the 2010 Boston Pizza Cup, Walker left the team to form his own rink. Walker would do well on his own, and went all the way to the semi-final of the 2011 Boston Pizza Cup, where he lost to Kevin Koe.
After the 2010-11 season, Walker left Alberta to join the Brad Gushue rink in Newfoundland as his lead. The team won the 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador Tankard, earning the team a spot at the 2012 Tim Hortons Brier, Walker's first.