Reid Carruthers

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Reid Carruthers
Curler
Born (1984-12-30) December 30, 1984 (age 32)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Team
Curling club West St. Paul CC,[1]
West St. Paul, MB
Skip Reid Carruthers
Third Braeden Moskowy
Second Derek Samagalski
Lead Colin Hodgson
Alternate Craig Savill
Career
Brier appearances 5 (2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Top CTRS ranking 1st (2012-13)
Grand Slam victories 2: The National (2013); Champions Cup (2016)

Reid Carruthers (born December 30, 1984 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian curler from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He currently skips a Winnipeg-based rink on the World Curling Tour. Carruthers is four-time provincial champion, a former junior provincial champion in 2003 and a Manitoba provincial mixed champion in 2008, both as a skip.[2]

Career[edit]

As a junior curler, Carruthers skipped Manitoba at the 2003 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. He would lead the team to a 4-8 round robin record.

After juniors, he skipped a team with Jason Gunnlaugson, Derek Samagalski and Tyler Forrest to a provincial final against Jeff Stoughton in 2006.[3] In 2008 he would play in his first Brier, playing as the alternate for the Kerry Burtnyk rink, finishing in 5th place.

Carruthers would join the Stoughton rink as his second, in 2010. Carruthers won his first Manitoba provincial title playing for Stoughton at the 2011 Safeway Championship.[4] Carruthers went on to win his first Tim Hortons Brier at the 2011 event in London. The Stoughton team defeated the Glenn Howard team 8 - 6 in the final.[5] The team went on to represent Canada at the 2011 Ford World Men's Curling Championship, which they would eventually win after only losing one game throughout the competition.[6] Carruthers would win two more provincial championships with Stoughton, in 2013 (making the Brier final that year but losing to Brad Jacobs) and 2014 (finishing third at the Brier).

In 2014, the Stoughton rink went its separate ways, with Jeff soon retiring, and Carruthers would form his own team with Braeden Moskowy, Derek Samagalski and Colin Hodgson. The team would go on to win the 2015 Safeway Championship, earning the right to represent Manitoba at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier. At the Brier, Carruthers led his team to a disappointing 4-7 finish.

Gaining confidence as a top skip after his 2015 Brier appearance, and his years of succcess as a very young front end player for Stoughton, Reid would have an excellent Grand Slam season in 2015-2016 reaching 3 finals, reaching the quarters or better in 6 of 7 Grand Slam events, and winning his first Grand Slam event at the Champions Cup by defeating John Epping of Ontario in the final. He would however be unable to defend his Manitoba title in 2016, losing in the semi finals. In 2017 he would advance to the final by defeating arch Manitoba rival Mike McEwen in the 1-2, but in a finals rematch would lose 8-7, losing out on a return to the Brier. He is thus far though having another strong season, with a final, semi final, and quarter final in his first 4 Grand Slam events of the year.

Personal life[edit]

Carruthers is a substitute teacher with the Louis Riel School Division.[7] He attended Glenlawn Collegiate, the University of Winnipeg and Red River College.

Teams[edit]

Season Skip Third Second Lead
2005–06 Reid Carruthers Jason Gunnlaugson Derek Samagalski Tyler Forrest
2006–07 Reid Carruthers Jason Gunnlaugson Justin Richter Tyler Forrest
2007–08 Reid Carruthers Jason Gunnlaugson Justin Richter Tyler Forrest
2008–09 Reid Carruthers Dan Kammerlock Derek Samagalski Shane Kilgallen
2009–10 Reid Carruthers Chris Galbraith Derek Samagalski Shane Kilgallen
2010–11 Jeff Stoughton Jon Mead Reid Carruthers Steve Gould
2011–12 Jeff Stoughton Jon Mead Reid Carruthers Steve Gould
2012–13 Jeff Stoughton Jon Mead Reid Carruthers Mark Nichols
2013–14 Jeff Stoughton Jon Mead Reid Carruthers Mark Nichols
Jeff Stoughton Jon Mead Mark Nichols Reid Carruthers
2014–15 Reid Carruthers Braeden Moskowy Derek Samagalski Colin Hodgson
2015–16 Reid Carruthers Braeden Moskowy Derek Samagalski Colin Hodgson
2016–17 Reid Carruthers Braeden Moskowy Derek Samagalski Colin Hodgson

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 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17
Masters / World Cup Q QF DNP F QF QF SF DNP QF SF
Tour Challenge N/A QF QF
The National Q DNP DNP F QF C Q QF F F
Canadian Open DNP Q Q SF F QF SF QF SF Q
Elite 10 N/A QF F SF
Players' Q DNP Q QF Q SF Q Q Q QF
Champions Cup N/A C DNP

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/#!/competitions/2373/teams/12378/team_athletes/12378-lead-9727
  2. ^ "Reid Carruthers". Grand Slam of Curling. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Reid Carruthers". World Curling Tour. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ Paul Wiecek (14 February 2011). "Hoping to party like it's 1999". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Doug Harrison (14 March 2011). "Stoughton slows Glenn Howard in Brier final". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  6. ^ Donna Spencer (10 April 2011). "Canada's Stoughton beats Scotland to win men's world curling championship". Winnipeg Free Press. 
  7. ^ http://cloudfront7.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/files/2013/12/2013ROTR_MorningRoar_Day5.pdf

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