David Mathers (curler)

David (Dave) "Splash" Mathers (born May 12, 1991) is a Canadian curler from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He currently plays second for the Glenn Howard rink.

David Mathers
Born (1991-05-12) May 12, 1991
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Team
Curling clubSt. George's G&CC
Etobicoke, Toronto, ON & Ottawa CC, Ottawa
SkipGlenn Howard
ThirdScott Howard
SecondDavid Mathers
LeadTim March
Career
Member Association Ontario (2006-2015; 2016-present)
 Prince Edward Island (2015-2016)
Brier appearances3 (2015, 2016, 2017)
Top CTRS ranking5th (2011-12)
Grand Slam victories1: Players (2012)

Born in Ottawa, Mathers grew up in the Waterloo Region.[1]

Curling career

Junior's

As a student at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School, Mathers won the 2007 Ontario Schoolboy Championship, playing second for Andrew Flemming.[2] The following year, he won a Bantam championship playing second for Mike Flemming.[3] Mathers would then move back to Ottawa to attend Algonquin College.

As a junior curler, Mathers played second for the Mathew Camm rink at the 2011 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, representing Ontario. The team lost to Saskatchewan's Braeden Moskowy in the final. That season, they also played in the 2010 Canada Cup of Curling (going 0-5) and the 2011 Players' Championship, Mathers' first Grand Slam event, where they won just one game.

Men's

Following his junior career, Mathers was picked up to play lead for the John Epping rink. This team would find immediate success on the World Curling Tour, winning the 2011 AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic which was their first event of the season. The team played in the Grand Slams that season, losing in the final of the 2011 World Cup of Curling, failing to qualify at the 2011 BDO Canadian Open and winning the 2012 Players' Championship. Despite their success, the team failed to qualify for the provincial championship that season.

The next season, the team began the season by winning two straight WCT events (the 2012 AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic and the 2012 Point Optical Curling Classic). The team entered all four Slams that season, failing to qualify for the playoffs in three of the four events. Their best result was the quarter finals at the 2013 Players' Championship. The team also played at the 2012 Canada Cup of Curling, winning just three games. The team did make it to the provincial championships that season. At the 2013 provincial championship, they lost in the semi-final.

Their relative success over the previous two seasons gave the Epping rink a direct berth to the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, just edging out the defending Brier champion Brad Jacobs rink on the CRTS ranking. However, the rink won just one game at the Trials, finishing last. The team did not win any WCT events in the 2013-14 curling season. The team played in two Slams, failing to qualify at the 2013 Masters of Curling and losing in the quarter finals of the 2013 Canadian Open of Curling. The team played at the 2014 provincial championship, but failed to make the playoffs. At the end of the season, the Epping rink dissolved and Mathers joined the Mark Kean team, playing second.

Mathers finally won a provincial championship with Kean in 2015. The team would beat Epping in the final of the 2015 Ontario Tankard. They would represent Ontario at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier, finishing with a 5-6 record.

Mathers moved to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for one season, playing for the Adam Casey rink. The team won the 2016 PEI Tankard, and represented Prince Edward Island at the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier, finishing with a 2-9 record. Mathers then moved to Ottawa, joining Team Glenn Howard. The team won the 2017 Ontario Tankard, and represented Ontario at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier, finishing with a 4-7 record.

Personal life

Mathers currently works as an Commercial Insurance Adviser (insurance broker) for Canada Brokerlink in Ottawa.[4] Mathers focus is the Canadian Curling Club program for the company insuring curling clubs across Canada. When in P.E.I. Mathers worked for Fox Meadows Golf Club for the 10 months he was there, living in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.[5] He is currently in a relationship with fellow curler Lynn Kreviazuk.[6]

References

  1. https://www.therecord.com/sports-story/9148113-ontario-men-s-tankard-in-waterloo-region-a-homecoming-for-david-mathers
  2. http://www.ontcurl.com/competitions/past-champions.aspx?id=558%5B%5D
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-08. Retrieved 2015-03-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. 2017 Brier Media Guide: Team Ontario
  5. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-18. Retrieved 2016-03-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. https://www.curling.ca/files/2019/11/2019-Home-Hardware-Canada-Cup-Media-Guide-online.pdf
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