John Epping

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John Epping
Curler
Born (1983-03-20) March 20, 1983 (age 34)
Peterborough, Ontario
Team
Curling club Leaside CC,[1]
East York, Toronto, ON
Skip John Epping
Third Mathew Camm
Second Patrick Janssen
Lead Tim March
Career
Brier appearances 0
Top CTRS ranking 5th (2008–09, 2011–12, 2015-16, 2016-17)
Grand Slam victories 3: The National (2008); Canadian Open (2015); Players (2012)

John Epping (born March 20, 1983 in Peterborough, Ontario) is a Canadian curler from Toronto.

Epping was a top junior curler, having won the Ontario Junior championship in 2004. At the 2004 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, his team finished with an 8-4 record, just out of the playoffs. He won the 2006 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship with Julie Reddick, Scott Foster and Leigh Armstrong. He won the 2007 provincial mixed as well, but could not defend his national title.

After Juniors, Epping played third for Nick Rizzo until switching positions with Rizzo in 2006, and thus skipping the team. However, in 2007 he was picked up to play third for Olympic silver medalist Mike Harris. He'd only play one season for Harris before joining Wayne Middaugh's rink at second in 2008. With the Middaugh rink Epping won the 2008 National, his first Grand Slam victory. The team also played in the 2009 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, where they finished with a 2-5 record. In 2010, Epping parted from Middaugh to form his own team.

Epping won the 2012 Players' Championship, his second Grand Slam title of his career, and his first as skip. This win helped him accrue enough CTRS points to qualify for a direct spot at the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials. At the Trials, his rink won just one game, and finished last.

At the 2015 Ontario Tankard, Epping's team would go 8-2 through the round robin, but would lose to Mark Kean in the final. At the 2016 Ontario Tankard, Epping and his rink would again finish the round robin with an 8-2 record, only to lose again in the final, this time to Glenn Howard.

Personal life[edit]

Epping is a graduate of Trent University. Epping is employed as a sales consultant with DePuy Synthes.[2] Epping is openly gay and will be getting married in June 2017.[3]

Grand Slam record[edit]

Key
C Champion
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
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17
Masters / World Cup DNP Q Q DNP DNP F Q Q SF Q QF
Tour Challenge N/A Q Q
The National Q QF C QF Q DNP Q DNP Q SF QF
Canadian Open DNP DNP Q SF Q Q Q QF Q C Q
Elite 10 N/A Q QF Q
Players' DNP QF Q DNP Q C QF QF SF Q Q
Champions Cup N/A F SF

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