February 5, 1982 |
St. Albert, Alberta
|Curling club||The Glencoe Club,
|Brier appearances||5 (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013)|
|Top CCA ranking||1st (2006–07, 2007–08, 2009-10, 2010-11)|
|Grand Slam victories||9: The National (Mar 2007, Dec. 2010);
Players (2004, 2007, 2010, 2014);
Canadian Open (Jan 2007, Dec 2007, 2010)
Marc Kennedy (born February 5, 1982 in St. Albert, Alberta) is a Canadian curler, and Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic gold medalist from St. Albert, Alberta. Kennedy currently plays second for Kevin Martin.
Kennedy is a Canadian Winter Games champion and three-time provincial junior champion. He won his first provincial men's championship with Kevin Martin in 2007. As a junior he played second for Carter Rycroft at the 1998 Canadian Junior Curling Championships and played third for Jeff Erickson 1999 and 2001 Canadian Juniors.
In 2006, both Morris and Kennedy joined 2-time Brier champion Kevin Martin on his new team.
In 2008, Kennedy won the Brier and the World Championships as a member of the team. They repeated their Brier win in 2009 going undefeated for a second straight year and setting a record for consecutive Brier games won (26) previously held by the Ferbey foursome.
After a win at the Alberta provincials, Kennedy headed with Team Martin to the 2011 Tim Hortons Brier. They went through the round robin with a 9-2 win-loss record, and lost the page 3 vs. 4 playoff game to Ontario and the bronze medal game to Newfoundland/Labrador. Kennedy left the Brier prior to the bronze medal game because he and his wife were expecting a new child.
In 2013, Kennedy and Team Martin won the Alberta provincials with a close win over Kevin Koe, to earn a berth in the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier in their hometown Edmonton. On the first day, Kennedy won the Ford Hot Shots skills and shot-making competition that precedes the start of round-robin play.
Kennedy is married to his wife Nicole (née MacDonald), and they have two daughters.
Kennedy has a marketing degree from the University of Alberta. He was a franchise owner for M&M Meat Shops until he sold his business in 2012 to focus more on curling. He currently works as an RBC Olympic Ambassador.
He is also a CAN Fund Recipient.
|2003–04||John Morris||Kevin Koe||Marc Kennedy||Paul Moffatt||2004 Alta., CC|
|2004–05||John Morris||Kevin Koe||Marc Kennedy||Paul Moffatt||2005 Alta., CC|
|2005–06||John Morris||Kevin Koe||Marc Kennedy||Paul Moffatt||2005 COCT, 2006 Alta., CC|
|2006–07||Kevin Martin||John Morris||Marc Kennedy||Ben Hebert||2007 Alta., CC, Brier|
|2007–08||Kevin Martin||John Morris||Marc Kennedy||Ben Hebert||2008 Alta., CC, Brier, WCC|
|2008–09||Kevin Martin||John Morris||Marc Kennedy||Ben Hebert||2009 Alta., CC, Brier, WCC|
|2009–10||Kevin Martin||John Morris||Marc Kennedy||Ben Hebert||2009 COCT, 2010 OG|
|2010–11||Kevin Martin||John Morris||Marc Kennedy||Ben Hebert||2010 CC, 2011 Alta., Brier|
|2011–12||Kevin Martin||John Morris||Marc Kennedy||Ben Hebert||2011 CC, 2012 Alta.|
|2012–13||Kevin Martin||John Morris||Marc Kennedy||Ben Hebert||2012 CC, 2013 Alta., Brier|
|2013–14||Kevin Martin||David Nedohin||Marc Kennedy||Ben Hebert||2013 COCT, 2014 Alta.|
|2014–15||Kevin Koe||Marc Kennedy||Brent Laing||Ben Hebert|
- Canadian Curling Championship First Team All Star 2007
- Canadian Curling Championship First Team All Star 2008
- World Curling Tour MVP 2008
- Canadian Curling Championship First Team All Star 2009
- Canadian Curling Championship First Team All Star 2011
- Canadian Curling Championship Second Team All Star 2013
- Canada Games Athletes search
- O'Leary, Chris (March 2, 2013). "Marc Kennedy wins Ford Hot Shots skills competition - See more at: http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2013/03/02/marc-kennedy-wins-ford-hot-shots-skills-competition/#sthash.LB123Gse.dpuf". The Edmonton Journal. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
- "Martin crew second Marc Kennedy has compiled All-Star career at Brier". Edmonton Sun. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013.