Ryan Fry

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Ryan B. Fry
Curler
Born (1978-07-25) July 25, 1978 (age 35)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Team
Curling club Soo Curlers Association,
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Skip Brad Jacobs
Third Ryan Fry
Second E. J. Harnden
Lead Ryan Harnden
Alternate Caleb Flaxey
Career
Brier appearances 6 (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
World Championship
appearances
1 (2013)
Olympic
appearances
1 (2014)
Top CCA ranking 1st (2013-14)
Grand Slam victories 1: The National (2010)

Ryan B. Fry is a Canadian curler currently living in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and playing third on the Brad Jacobs team. The team represented Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Career[edit]

Fry was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 25, 1978.[1] Fry is a right-handed shooter and delivers "tuck" style. Fry skipped a junior men's team to the 1996 and 1997 Canadian Junior Curling Championships representing Manitoba. Fry skipped men's teams to the 2005 and 2006 Manitoba Safeway Select (playdown to the Brier) and joined Jeff Stoughton's team playing third for the 2006–07 season.

Fry qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics with the Brad Jacobs rink after defeating the John Morris rink in the final.

Fry accompanied the Stoughton rink to the 2007 Tim Hortons Brier in Hamilton where they lost the Semi-Finals to Glenn Howard's Ontario rink. Fry curled 85% in the round robin (second among thirds).

Fry left the Stoughton rink in 2008 to play for Brad Gushue's team in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Fry won the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador Tankards with the team, and represented Newfoundland and Labrador at the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Briers. Fry played with Gushue until moving to Sault Ste. Marie to play with Jacobs in 2012.Fry won his first The Dominion Northern Ontario Men's Curling Championship in 2013 with Jacobs and represented Northern Ontario at the Brier for the first time in 2013. This tied Earle Morris's record for most provinces represented at the Brier (at three; a feat which has since been duplicated by Earle's son John). Fry won the Brier with Northern Ontario and represented Canada at the 2013 Ford World Men's Curling Championship where the rink won a silver medal.

The Jacobs rink won the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials and went on to win the Gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Fry's father is Manitoba legend Barry Fry, winner of the 1979 Brier, the Canadian Men's Curling Championship.[2]

Fry attended the University of Manitoba where he studied Business Administration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Curling Tour Team Profiles
  2. ^ Bender, Jim (March 6, 2007). "Small Fry heats up: Third shines as Manitoba moves to penthouse". Sun Media. Retrieved March 12, 2009. 

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