Brad Gushue: Early Life, Net Worth & Family

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Brad Gushue, a Canadian curler, is a four-time Brier champion from St. John’s, Newfoundland, & Labrador. 

Gushue plays as the skip in Team Gushue and represents his country. He won the world champion title for three years with his Gushue Team.

Brad Gushue Profile During The Olympic
Brad Gushue Profile During The Olympics (Source: Team Gushue)

As of 2024, Team Gushue includes Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, E.J. Harnden, and Geoff Walker.

Gushue is considered a world-class first-generation curler.

Let’s learn about this talented skip, from his personal life to his career. 

Let’s start with his quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Bradley Raymond Gushue, ONL
Known As Brad Gushue
Nickname Brad
Birth Date June 16, 1980
Birth Place Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, And Labrador, Canada
Residence St. John’s, Canada
Religion Christian
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Education Degree From Memorial University (BBA)

Master’s Degree From Queen’s University (Business)

Horoscope Gemini
Father’s Name Ray Gushue
Mother’s Name Maureen Gushue
Siblings 1 (Shelly Gushue)
Age 43 Years Old
Height 6 ft 1 in / 183 cm 1.83 m
Weight 77 kg / 170 lb
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Black
Body Type Athletic
Profession Curler (Skip)
Marital Status Married
Spouse Krista Tibbo
Children 2
Name Of Children Hayley Sophia Gushue; Marissa Gushue
Beginning Of Professional Career 1994
Retirement No
Playing Style Not Available
Sports Team St. John’s CC, St. John’s, Newfoundland And Labrador; National Team
Coach Jules Owchar
Honors Not Available
Net Worth $1-$5 Million
Prize Money $50,000
Social Media Facebook, Twitter
Book Golden Gushue A Curling Story
Last Update May 2024

Early Life & Education

Brad Gushue was born in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Labrador, on June 16, 1980, to father Ray and mother Maureen.

He has a sister named Shelly Gushue, who is also a curler. Gushue was a gifted athlete as a child and played golf and hockey.

His father, Ray, wanted him to play hockey, as he knew nothing of curling. But Brad chose to curl over other sports.

While growing up at St. John’s, he played hockey for his father’s sake, but it was during another season that everything changed.

At 13, Brad told his father he wouldn’t go to practice hockey. At first, Ray was mad about it, but he had to listen to his wife.

She convinced him that their son did not like playing hockey. At last, Maureen won, and they let their son curl. His parents took him and his sister to curling camps.

Then, after seeing him qualify for national events, his parents realized how well he played. As a result, they motivated and supported their son to pursue curling professionally.

Since that day, his father has called it the best decision ever. Today, Ray is known famously for being Brad’s dad. He even wears a shirt that says, “Brad’s Dad.”

Brad graduated with a BBA degree from Memorial University and completed his Master’s degree from Queen’s University in Business on 24 June 2022.

Body Measurements

Brad Gushue is still a very active and healthy athlete with a fantastic physique. He stands tall at 1.80 meters and weighs 170 lb, a healthy weight for his age.

Gushue keeps his weight in check thanks to his rigorous training and nutritious diet. The incredible skipper revealed in an interview that he goes to the gym frequently to keep up with his training.

He also gets a lot of exercises tutoring young children in curling.

Professional Career

Brad began curling professionally at the age of 14 in 1994. He qualified for the provincial junior curling championships at such a young age.

As a skip, he won the provincial championships for five years (1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000). Brad won a bronze medal in the 1999 Canada Junior Curling championships and a silver medal in 2000.

In 2001, Brad won a provincial championship and the Canadian Juniors and World Junior championships.

Brad Gushue Curling
Brad Gushue Curling (Source: Sportsnet)

After having outstanding gameplay in his junior years, Brad made an impressive transition into men’s curling.

He and his team became a competitive force qualifying for the 2003 Nokia Brier and finishing with a 6-5 record.

Gushue competed in the 2004 Nokia Brier and 2005 Tim Hortons Brier, winning 6-5, proving he was the best in the province and Canada.

They finished runner-up at the  2007 Tim Hortons Brier but failed to make it to the 2009 Canadian Olympic Curling Trails.

Teaming up with Val Sweeting at the 2018 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Olympic Trials, the team finished as runner-up. 

In 2020, brad competed in the mixed doubles championship with his 12-year-old daughter Hayley. The father-daughter duo bagged a silver.

He won the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship for the first time in 2021. Gushue’s teammate Brett Gallant departed the team as he was moving out of Newfoundland in 2022.

Injury

On March 8, 2023, a source revealed that Brad has been dealing with nagging lower-body discomfort.

He admitted he must have overdone the training camp. Thankfully he did not have to play provincial championship since he had an automatic Brier berth as defending champion.

After defeating Ontario’s Team McEwen, reportedly, Team Gushue will face Team Manitoba on 18 March 2023 for the Tim Hortons Brier. Gushue is looking for his fifth win at the Brier.

Brier Tournaments

Brad Gushue has competed in 19 Briers, representing his home province of Newfoundland & Labrador, except in 2018, 2019, and 2021.

He quickly broke into the professional teams after a stellar junior career.

The squad did better at the 2009 Brier but finished fourth at the end of the competition. The Gushue team won a bronze medal at the 2011 Brier in London.

After a year off in 2012, Brad returned in 2013 to win the title against Northern Ontario, settling for 4th.

He rebounded in 2015, finishing in a respectable second position. Brad returned to the finals in 2016 but only came in second place.

The Gushue team ultimately won the 2017 Brier after a terrible streak of losses with his teammate Nichols, Gallant, and Walker in 41 years.

The squad won the finals by a score of 7-6. Gushue was named the tournament’s most successful skipper at the 2018 Brier.

He represented the team at the 2019 Tim Hortons and in 2020. He qualified for the 2020 World Men’s Curling Championship, which was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gushue qualified for the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier but failed to advance to the playoffs.

Olympics

Brad’s only Olympic appearance came in 2006 when he won gold.

He felt delighted to represent his team on such a massive stage alongside other outstanding teams.

Brad Gushue With Brier Trophy
Brad Gushue With Brier Trophy (Source: The Toronto Star)

He was joined at the time by another outstanding curler, Russ Howard, who took over for Mike Adam.

His team defeated Jeff Stoughton with Gushue’s lead on December 11, 2005, qualifying him to represent Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

With his teammates Russ Howard, Mark Nichols, Jamie Korab, and Mike Adam, he won gold by defeating Finland’s Markku Uusipaavalniemi.

Brad became the first Newfoundlander to win an Olympic gold medal. In the 2022 Winter Olympics, he won the bronze medal.

Grand Slam

Gushue finished the second position in the 2005 Players’ Championship. Then, in 2008, he advanced to the Master’s semi-finals and went to the National finals.

He earned his first Grand Slam title in the 2009-10 season, defeating Randy Ferby in the National finals.

In the 2013-2014 season, he reached the Canadian Open and the National finals.

He also won The Nationals, the Player’s Championship, and the Elite 10 in 2015. This year was the best of his career, as he won three grand slams in a row.

He went on to win the 2017 Meridian Canadian Open, which gave him his seventh Grand Slam championship, and won the Masters of Curling for the second time.

Brad won the 2018 Elite 10, defeating Carruthers in the finals. In 2019, it was his 19th time reaching the Grand Slam finals.

He won his 13th Grand Slam at the end of the season, defeating Koe in the final of the 2022 Champions cup.

World Championships

Brad Gushue represented Canada at the 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship.

The team took first place after going undefeated in round-robin play, going 11-0. In the final playoff 1v2 game, they defeated team Sweden, skipped by Niklas Edin, by 7-4.

They beat Sweden again in the gold medal game by scoring 4-2 to win the World title.

The team qualified for the 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials based on their performance at the Worlds.

Gushue was at the 2018 World Men’s Curling Championship, where his team finished the round-robin with a 9-3 record.

Wife & Children

Brad Gushue, a well-known Canadian curler, married Krista Tibbo on September 8, 2008.

Krista married Brad when she was in her early twenties. The couple began dating when they were in their teenage years.

Brad Gushue With Family
Brad Gushue With Family (Source: Facebook)

The sports star’s wife does not enjoy much attention and prefers to keep herself out of the spotlight.

Hayley and Marissa are the couple’s two children from their marriage. The ages of their children are not available yet.

Brad enjoys spending time with his family. His family enjoys coming to his games to support him.

He also enjoys spending his leisure time gardening with his daughters.

Charity

An online auction and fundraiser for the Curling Scholarship Program was arranged in July 2020. Several prominent curlers’ signed outfits were up for auction there.

Brad Gushue was also a part of it. Curling Canada granted $2,500 scholarships to student-athletes with a passion for sports.

He is quite concerned about the survival of the smaller curling competitions.

Similarly, Brad is a member of the Curling Zone known as SGI Canada Charity Classis.

Income & Net Worth

The sports star’s net worth is unquestionably significant, given his international success.

Gushue’s net worth is estimated to be $1-$5 million as of 2024.

His prize money and record-breaking achievements must have added this sum to his net worth.

Brad is also a businessman who has been doing well. He co-owns the Orangetheory Fitness Studio in St. John’s with Mark Nichols.

The studio concentrates on teaching curling to young children in addition to a variety of mental health and wellness activities.

He co-authored a book with Alex J. Walling named Golden Gushue: a Curling Story in 2006. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at his team’s rise to Olympic gold.

Interesting Facts

  • Gushue is ambidextrous, which means he can use both hands simultaneously. He uses his right hand to curl and his left to write.
  • Gushue was a champion in 11 different events between 2000 and 2020.
  • The local Newfoundland school was closed when Brad competed in the Olympics so youngsters could see him play.

Popularity Graph

Brad Gushue is the skip of Team Gushue. He has also represented Canada in many international championships.

Brad Gushue Popularity Graph
Brad Gushue Popularity Graph (Source: Google)

The popularity graph shows the wavelength from the last twelve months. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Which championship did Brad Gushue recently win?

Brad Gushue last win was at the 2022 Winter Olympics Beijing, World championships in Las Vegas, Pan Continental Curling championships in Calgary, and Tim Hortons Brier in Lethbridge.

What record does Brad Gushue hold?

He has a record five-time Brier champion skip, having won in 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2023.

How many gold medals do Brad Gushue have in his name?

Brad Gushue has won 12 gold medals from various championships over two decades.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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