Wayne Middaugh

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Wayne Middaugh
Curler
Born (1967-09-20) September 20, 1967 (age 49)
Brampton, Ontario
Team
Curling club St. George's G&CC,
Toronto, ON
Career
Brier appearances 9 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2012, 2013)
Top CTRS ranking 2nd (2003-04)
Grand Slam victories 11: Masters/World Cup (Dec 2003, 2011, 2013);
Canadian Open (2001, 2012);
The National (2005, 2008, 2012, 2014);
Players (2002, 2013)

Robert Wayne Middaugh (born September 20, 1967) is a Canadian curler. Born in Brampton, Ontario, Middaugh was raised in Victoria Harbour, Ontario. He is the only player to have won the Canadian Men's Curling Championship (known as the Brier) at three different positions: skip (1998), third (2012), and second (1993).

Career[edit]

Middaugh is a three-time world champion, once as second for Russ Howard in 1993, as a skip in 1998, and as third for Glenn Howard in 2012. He has competed in nine Briers — in 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994 as Russ Howard's second, in 1998, 2001 and 2005 as a skip and in 2012 and 2013 as third on the Glenn Howard rink — winning the title in 1993, 1998 and 2012. On top of this, Middaugh has won seven TSN Skins Games, was the World Curling Tour Money leader for three seasons and has won four World Curling Tour Players Championships. In March 2007, Jon Mead was announced as the Middaugh team's replacement for Wayne's cousin Peter Corner at the third position. He left the team in April 2010 to rejoin with his former skip Jeff Stoughton.

Following the retirement of Richard Hart from the Glenn Howard rink, Howard announced that Middaugh would replace Hart as his third.[1] Middaugh would have immediate success with his new team, qualifying for the 2012 Tim Hortons Brier where the rink lost only one game during the event, and defeated Alberta's Kevin Koe in the final. Middaugh became the first curler to win the Brier at three different positions. In addition to the 2012 title, Middaugh was the winner of the annual Ford Hot Shots skills and shot-making competition that precedes the start of round-robin play.

Middaugh left the Howard rink in 2014, and announced his retirement from competitive curling.[2] However he returned in time to play in the Challenge Round to qualify for the 2015 Ontario Tankard, being added as skip to Peter Corner's rink.

Personal life[edit]

He is the COO / General Manager at the Port Carling Golf & Country Club. He is married to former Ontario women's champion Sherry Middaugh, and has two children.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

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 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009-10 2010-11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Masters / World Cup SF SF C DNP QF QF SF Q DNP Q C Q C DNP Q
Canadian Open C QF QF Q DNP QF SF Q Q Q SF C SF DNP Q
The National Q Q SF Q C DNP SF C QF SF C Q C DNP SF
Players' Championships C Q Q Q Q Q QF Q DNP DNP F C Q SF* DNP

* Middaugh spared in the playoffs for the Brendan Bottcher rink, as Bottcher had to take an exam.

Teams[edit]

Season Skip Third Second Lead
1986–87 Wayne Middaugh Peter Corner Dave Hannon Todd Macklin
1990–91 Russ Howard Glenn Howard Wayne Middaugh Peter Corner
1991–92 Russ Howard Glenn Howard Wayne Middaugh Peter Corner
1992–93 Russ Howard Glenn Howard Wayne Middaugh Peter Corner
1993–94 Russ Howard Glenn Howard Wayne Middaugh Peter Corner
1994–95 Wayne Middaugh Graeme McCarrel Ian Tetley Scott Bailey
1995–96 Wayne Middaugh Graeme McCarrel Ian Tetley Scott Bailey
1996–97 Wayne Middaugh Graeme McCarrel Ian Tetley Scott Bailey
1997–98 Wayne Middaugh Graeme McCarrel Ian Tetley Scott Bailey
1998–99 Wayne Middaugh Graeme McCarrel Ian Tetley Scott Bailey
1999–00 Wayne Middaugh Graeme McCarrel Ian Tetley Scott Bailey
2000–01 Wayne Middaugh Graeme McCarrel Ian Tetley Scott Bailey
2001–02 Wayne Middaugh Graeme McCarrel Ian Tetley Scott Bailey
2002–03 Wayne Middaugh Graeme McCarrel Ian Tetley Scott Bailey
2003–04 Wayne Middaugh Graeme McCarrel Joe Frans Scott Bailey
2004–05 Wayne Middaugh Graeme McCarrel Joe Frans Scott Bailey
2005–06 Wayne Middaugh Peter Corner Phil Loevenmark Scott Bailey
2006–07 Wayne Middaugh Peter Corner Ian Tetley Scott Bailey
2007–08 Wayne Middaugh Jon Mead John Epping Scott Bailey
2008–09 Wayne Middaugh Jon Mead John Epping Scott Bailey
2009–10 Wayne Middaugh Jon Mead John Epping Scott Bailey
2010–11 Wayne Middaugh Joe Frans Scott Howard Scott Foster
2011–12 Glenn Howard Wayne Middaugh Brent Laing Craig Savill
2012–13 Glenn Howard Wayne Middaugh Brent Laing Craig Savill
2013–14 Glenn Howard Wayne Middaugh Brent Laing Craig Savill
2014-15 Glenn Howard Wayne Middaugh Jon Mead Craig Savill
2015–16 Glenn Howard Wayne Middaugh Richard Hart Scott Howard

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