Jacques Gauthier (curler)

Jacques Gauthier (born October 17, 1998) is a Canadian curler from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He currently skips his own team on the World Curling Tour.

Jacques Gauthier
Born (1998-10-17) October 17, 1998 (age 22)
Team
Curling clubAssiniboine Memorial CC,
Winnipeg, MB[2]
SkipJacques Gauthier
ThirdJordan Peters
SecondBrayden Payette
LeadZack Bilawka
Career
Member Association Manitoba
Top CTRS ranking27th (2019–20)

CareerEdit

Gauthier played most of his junior career as third for J. T. Ryan. With Ryan, he won a silver medal at the 2019 Canadian Junior Curling Championships and a bronze medal at the 2018 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. In 2018, he got to play in his first World Junior Curling Championships as alternate for Tyler Tardi. The team won a gold medal. Ryan aged out of juniors after the 2019 championships and Gauthier formed his own team for the 2019–20 season. His rink of Jordan Peters, Brayden Payette and Zack Bilawka lost the final of the 2020 Manitoba Junior Provincials. They still got to go to the 2020 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, representing the second Manitoba team as Nunavut and Yukon did not send teams. The team finished the round robin and championship pool with a 9–1 record which qualified them for the final. The team curled 92% which led them to a 8–6 victory over Newfoundland and Labrador's Daniel Bruce.[3] At the 2020 World Junior Curling Championships, the team finished the round robin in second with a 7–2 record. In the playoffs, they defeated Germany in the semifinal and Switzerland in the final to claim the gold medal.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Gauthier currently lives in Winnipeg and is a student at the University of Manitoba. He is in a relationship with fellow curler Karlee Burgess. His cousin Tyler Tardi is a three-time Canadian Junior Curling Champion.[5] His mother Cathy is a three-time Tournament of Hearts champion and curling broadcaster.[6]

TeamsEdit

Season Skip Third Second Lead
2014–15[7] Jordan Smith Jacques Gauthier Graham McFarlane Kyle Allenby
2015–16 J. T. Ryan Jacques Gauthier Graham McFarlane Hugh McFarlane
2016–17 J. T. Ryan Jacques Gauthier Graham McFarlane Brendan Bilawka
2017–18 J. T. Ryan Jacques Gauthier Colin Kurz Brendan Bilawka
2018–19 J. T. Ryan Jacques Gauthier Jordan Peters Cole Chandler
2019–20 Jacques Gauthier Jordan Peters Brayden Payette Zack Bilawka

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 New Holland U21 Canadian Juniors Media Guide" (PDF). Curling Canada. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  2. ^ "Jacques Gauthier Profile". Curling Canada. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  3. ^ "2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors - Men's Final". Curling Canada. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  4. ^ Emil Cooper (February 22, 2020). "Canada retain junior men's world title in Krasnoyarsk". World Curling Federation. World Curling Federation. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  5. ^ "MQFT with Jacques Gauthier!". Curling Canada. Curling Canada. February 7, 2020. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  6. ^ "Manitoba curler follows in mother's footsteps at junior curling competition". CTV Prince Albert. CTV Prince Albert. January 23, 2019. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  7. ^ "Jacques Gauhtier Past Teams". CurlingZone. Retrieved March 16, 2020.

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