Ryan Harnden

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Ryan Harnden
Curler
Ryan Harnden.jpg
Born (1986-06-28) June 28, 1986 (age 31)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Team
Curling club Community First CC,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Skip Brad Jacobs
Third Ryan Fry
Second E. J. Harnden
Lead Ryan Harnden
Alternate Tanner Horgan
Career
Brier appearances 9 (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
World Championship
appearances
1 (2013)
Top CTRS ranking 1st (2013-14)
Grand Slam victories 3 (2015 Players' Championship; 2016 National, 2017 Champions Cup)

Ryan Harnden (born June 28, 1986) is a Canadian curler. He currently throws lead stones for the Canadian champion Brad Jacobs rink. The team represented Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics, winning a gold medal.

Harnden is the son of three-time Northern Ontario champion Eric Harnden. Ryan joined forces with his father for the 2007–08 season, as his second. The team, which also included brother E. J. and Caleb Flaxey at lead won the Dominion Northern Ontario Men's Curling Championship that season, and would represent Northern Ontario at the 2008 Tim Hortons Brier. The team would have an unsuccessful Brier, finishing with a 3–8 record. Following the season, Harnden joined forces with Brad Jacobs, and has played with Jacobs ever since. He would play second for the team from 2008 to 2011 and then lead since 2012, after Ryan Fry joined the team as third, and E. J. replaced Ryan at second. In their first season together, the team lost in the 2009 Northern Ontario final to Mike Jakubo. The following season would be more successful. The team played in one Grand Slam, the 2012 The National that season, Harnden's first. The team went 0–5. However, the team did win The Dominion 2010 Northern Ontario Provincial Men's Championship and had a tremendous Brier that season. At the 2010 Tim Hortons Brier, the team finished 2nd after the round robin with a 9–2 record. However, they lost both of their playoff games and would have to settle for a bronze medal.

During the 2010–11 curling season, the team played in two Grand Slams, the 2010 World Cup of Curling (where the team finished 2–3) at the 2011 Players' Championship where they also went 2–3. The team would then go on to win their second straight provincial title, by winning The Dominion 2011 Northern Ontario Men's Curling Championship. While they had a decent 7–4 record at the 2011 Tim Hortons Brier, it was not enough to make the playoffs, and they had to settle for 5th. For the 2011–12 season, the team entered two Slams, the 2011 World Cup of Curling where they had a 2–3 record) and the 2011 BDO Canadian Open where they made the playoffs for the first time, but lost in the quarter final. The team would then go on to win The Dominion 2012 Northern Ontario Men's Curling Championship, their third straight title. At the 2012 Tim Hortons Brier, they once again finished 5th, but with a worse 5–6 record.

The 2012–13 season would be the team's best season to date. The team welcomed Manitoba-born Ryan Fry at the third position, bumping E. J. to play second. and Ryan at lead The team would make the playoffs in all three Slams they entered, losing in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Masters of Curling and 2013 The National. They made it to the final in their first ever slam at the 2012 Canadian Open of Curling where they lost to the Glenn Howard rink. The team won The Dominion 2013 Northern Ontario Men's Curling Championship once again, qualifying for the Brier for the fourth straight year. At the Brier, the team finished the round robin with an 8–3 record, good enough for 4th. The team pulled off victories against Newfoundland and Labrador's Brad Gushue, Ontario's Glenn Howard and Manitoba's Jeff Stoughton en route to win Northern Ontario's first Brier title in 28 years. The team would later go on to represent Canada at the 2013 Ford World Men's Curling Championship where they won a silver medal, after losing to Sweden's Niklas Edin in the final.

Personal life[edit]

He attended Sault College (where he received a business diploma), the University of British Columbia (for real estate appraisal) and Algoma University (geography).[1] He is married[2] to Jasmine Gassi.[3]

Teams[edit]

Season Skip Third Second Lead
2006–07 Ryan Harnden Clint Cudmore Johnny Miners Steve Molodowich
2007–08 Eric Harnden E.J. Harnden Ryan Harnden Caleb Flaxey
2008–09 Brad Jacobs E.J. Harnden Ryan Harnden Caleb Flaxey
2009–10 Brad Jacobs E.J. Harnden Ryan Harnden Caleb Flaxey
2010–11 Brad Jacobs E.J. Harnden Ryan Harnden Scott Seabrook
2011–12 Brad Jacobs E.J. Harnden Ryan Harnden Scott Seabrook
2012–13 Brad Jacobs Ryan Fry E.J. Harnden Ryan Harnden
2013–14 Brad Jacobs Ryan Fry E.J. Harnden Ryan Harnden
2014–15 Brad Jacobs Ryan Fry E.J. Harnden Ryan Harnden
2015–16 Brad Jacobs Ryan Fry E.J. Harnden Ryan Harnden
2016–17 Brad Jacobs Ryan Fry E.J. Harnden Ryan Harnden

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