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Jamie Korab

Jamie A. Korab
Curler
Born (1979-11-28) November 28, 1979
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland
Team
Curling club Bally Haly G&CC,
St. John's, NL
Skip Brad Gushue
Third Brett Gallant
Second Adam Casey
Lead Geoff Walker
Alternate Jamie Korab
Career
Brier appearances 8 (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014)
Top CCA ranking 4th (2008–09)
Grand Slam victories 1: The National (2010)

Jamie A. Korab, ONL (born November 28, 1979 in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland) is a Canadian curler. Korab was the lead for the gold medal-winning Canadian men's team at the 2006 Winter Olympics skipped by Brad Gushue. He currently is the team's alternate.

Career

Korab played in two Canadian Junior Curling Championships and three Briers before playing at the Olympics.

At the 1997 Juniors, he played as a third for Randy Turpin. By 2000 he joined up Gushue as his second and they went all the way to the junior finals that year, losing to British Columbia's Brad Kuhn in the final. It was his last year as juniors, so he had to leave the team, but rejoined them for the 2003 Nokia Brier. He would play as Gushue's second once again at the 2004 Nokia Brier and moved back to his lead at the 2005 Tim Hortons Brier. In 2005, the team added two-time world champion Russ Howard at second, which gave them a victory at the Canadian Olympic trials and a berth to the 2006 Olympic Games, where they won the gold medal, defeating Finland's Markku Uusipaavalniemi 10–4 in the final.

On April 5, 2007, it was officially announced that Korab was cut from the Gushue rink during a team meeting the night before. The move was said to be due to a team chemistry issue and not reflective of his curling ability. According to an interview aired on NTV news on April 5, 2007, there is speculation on Korab's part that the move may have been at least somewhat motivated by a verbal exchange between Korab and skip Brad Gushue some time before. It is also possible there was an issue between Korab and Chris Schille, the team's new second as of the beginning of the 2006–07 season.

For the 2007–08 curling season, Korab played second on a team consisting of Olympic teammate Mike Adam, Ryan LeDrew and Mark Noseworthy.

In April 2008, Brad Gushue announced that Korab would once again be a part of his team for the 2008–09 curling season. In 2010, after two seasons with Gushue, winning a Grand Slam of Curling and finishing a disappointing 4th at the 2009 & 2010 Briers, Korab decided to take some time off from curling. He helped to coach Heather Strong's rink from St. John's from the 2010–13 season. The team won the NL provincials and participated in the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Red Deer. Korab's wife (Stephanie) was also on that team.

Korab was brought on to be Gushue's alternate at the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier and the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier.

Personal life

Korab attended St. Francis High School. He is currently a Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX in St. John's. In 2013, Korab lost the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador's nomination to Carbonear mayor Sam Slade in the riding of Carbonear-Harbour Grace for a by-election held there.[1]

External links

  1. ^ http://www.cbncompass.ca/News/Local/2013-10-16/article-3429409/Contenders-cant-run-in-Carbonear-Harbour-Grace-byelection/1
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