Jim Cotter (curler)
October 15, 1974 |
Kamloops, British Columbia
|Curling club||Vernon CC, Vernon, BC|
|Brier appearances||3 (2008, 2011, 2012)|
|Top CCA ranking||9th (2009-10)|
|Grand Slam victories||0|
Cotter grew up in Kamloops, playing both curling and baseball as a youth. As a high school student, he won three provincial high school championships (1990, 1991, 1993). He won two provincial junior crowns, in 1990 and in 1995. At the 1990 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, he skipped the B.C. team to a 6-5 round robin record. This put them in a five-way tie for third place. They would be eliminated from the playoffs however, when the lost their first tie-breaker match to Nova Scotia's Brian Fowlie. Five years later in his last year of eligibility, Cotter was back at the national juniors, skipping the B.C. team. This time, he would finish with a better, 7-4 record, but it was only good enough for fourth place, and they missed the playoffs.
After juniors, Cotter would team up with two-time world champion Pat Ryan. Cotter would throw fourth stones for the team, while Ryan called the shots. The team qualified for the 2005 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, where they went 5-4, missing the playoffs.
After playing with Ryan, Cotter joined up with Bob Ursel. Just like for the Ryan rink, Cotter would throw fourth stones, but let Ursel call the games. This rink won the provincial championship in 2008, qualifying them for the 2008 Tim Hortons Brier in Winnipeg. The team finished with a 7-4 round robin record, but lost to Ontario's Glenn Howard in the 3 vs. 4 playoff match.
Cotter would move up to the skip position for much of the 2010-11 season, while Ursel was nursing a knee injury. The team qualified for the 2011 Tim Hortons Brier without Ursel. They finished with a 4-7 record.
Ursel decided to not play for the following season, and Cotter took control as skip for the full season.
Cotter is a graduate of the University College of the Cariboo, and attended Norkam Secondary School in Kamloops. He is employed as a computer programmer.
|1996–97||Robert Kuroyama||Jim Cotter||Kevin Miles||Neal Dustin|
|1998–99||Jim Cotter||Robert Kuroyama||Kevin Miles||Neal Dustin|
|1999–00||Cory Heggestad||Jim Cotter||Aron Herrick||Trevor Miyahara|
|2000–01||Cory Heggestad||Jim Cotter||Aron Herrick||Trevor Miyahara|
|2007–08||Jim Cotter (fourth)||Bob Ursel (skip)||Kevin Folk||Rick Sawatsky||2008 Brier|
|2008–09||Jim Cotter (fourth)||Bob Ursel (skip)||Kevin Folk||Rick Sawatsky||2009 BC|
|2009–10||Jim Cotter (fourth)||Bob Ursel (skip)||Kevin Folk||Rick Sawatsky||2010 BC|
|2010–11||Jim Cotter||Ken Maskiewich||Kevin Folk||Rick Sawatsky||2011 BC, Brier|
|2011–12||Jim Cotter||Kevin Folk||Tyrel Griffith||Rick Sawatsky||2012 BC, Brier|
|2012–13||Jim Cotter||Jason Gunnlaugson||Tyrel Griffith||Rick Sawatsky||2013 BC|
|2013–14||Jim Cotter (fourth)||John Morris (skip)||Jason Gunnlaugson/Tyrel Griffith/Rick Sawatsky||2013 RTTR|
Grand Slam record
|F||Lost in Final|
|SF||Lost in Semifinal|
|QF||Lost in Quarterfinals|
|R16||Lost in the round of 16|
|Q||Did not advance to playoffs|
|DNP||Did not participate in event|
|N/A||Not a Grand Slam event that season|
|Masters / World Cup||DNP||DNP||Q||DNP||Q||DNP||Q||Q||F|