Don Walchuk

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Donald J. Walchuk
Curler
Born (1963-03-06) March 6, 1963 (age 54)
Melville, Saskatchewan
Team
Skip Don Walchuk
Third Chris Schille
Second D. J. Kidby
Lead Don Bartlett
Career
Brier appearances 8 (1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2006)
World Championship
appearances
3 (1988, 1989, 1997)
Other appearances 2002 Olympic Games
Top CTRS ranking 1st (2004–05, 2005–06)
Grand Slam victories 5: World Cup (Jan 2003);
The National (Nov. 2004));
Players' (2005);
Canadian Open (2002, 2005)

Donald J. Walchuk (born March 6, 1963 in Melville, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian curler from Edmonton, Alberta.[1] Until April 26, 2006, Walchuk played third for Kevin Martin's team.

Walchuk joined up with Martin prior to the 1996 season. With Martin, he won the Brier in 1997, an Olympic silver medal in 2002, Canada Cup's in 2005 and 2006 and four Alberta provincial championships.

Before Martin, Walchuk played for Pat Ryan as his lead (1985–1986) and his second (1987–1989). With Ryan, Walchuk won four provincial championships, two Briers (1988, 1989) and a World Championship (1989).

After playing with Ryan, he played for Randy Ferbey in 1990 as his third, then skipped his own team from 1992 to 1994.

Walchuk is also an investment advisor for Canaccord Wealth Management.

On May 7, 2008, after reaching an agreement, Walchuk officially joined Team Kerry Burtnyk. Burtnyk, a two time Brier winner and gold and bronze medal winner at the world championships, recruited Walchuk as third to replace Dan Kammerlock. The foursome was rounded out by Richard Daneault (second) and Garth Smith (lead).

In 2010, Walchuk left the Burtnyk rink to form his own team with Chris Schille, D. J. Kidby and Don Bartlett.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Don Walchuk Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 

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