Mark Kean

Mark Kean (born June 22, 1988 in Innerkip, Ontario) is a Canadian curler from Woodstock, Ontario.[2]

Mark Kean
Born (1988-06-22) June 22, 1988
Team
Curling clubWoodstock CC,[1]
Woodstock, ON
SkipMark Kean
ThirdCharlie Richard
SecondTyler Twining
LeadD.J. Ronaldson
Career
Member Association Ontario (2007-2018)
 Northern Ontario (2018-2019)
Brier appearances1 (2015)
Top CTRS ranking9th (2012–13)

Curling career

Kean's junior career involved winning the provincial junior mixed title in 2009. Kean made a quick transition to men's curling winning the provincial Colts trophy in 2010 and in 2011 playing in his first provincial tournament. At the 2011 provincial championship, his rink finished with a 3-7 record.

As preparation for the 2011 provincial, the Kean rink played in their first Grand Slam of Curling event, at the 2011 BDO Canadian Open of Curling, where they went winless (0-5).

Kean qualified for his second provincial championship in 2012 posting a 3-7 record. The rink also played in two Grand Slam events that season, the 2011 World Cup of Curling where they went 0-5 and the 2011 BDO Canadian Open of Curling where they won their first game (defeating John Epping) in a Grand Slam event, going 1-4

The Kean rink played in the 2012 The Masters Grand Slam of Curling where they again were win less, going 0-5. However, in their second Grand Slam of the season, the 2012 Canadian Open of Curling, not only did they win a game, they went all the way to the semi-final where they lost to provincial rival Glenn Howard.

Team Kean, that was newly formed with vice Mathew Camm, second David Mathers and lead Scott Howard only 11 months before the tournament, won the 2015 Ontario Tankard. They finished the round robin in first-place, going 8-2, before ultimately defeated John Epping's Team Epping in the finals 7-6 in 10 ends.[3]

Team Kean participated in the 2015 Tim Horton's Brier, going 5-6 and finishing out of the playoffs.[4]

The team disbanded in the off-season after 2015 and forfeited the right to return to the Ontario Tankard to Team Epping.

In 2016, Kean formed a new squad with former Canadian Junior Champion Jake Walker and CIS Champions Spencer Nuttall and Fraser Reid.

Personal life

Kean is married to fellow competitive curler Mallory Kean (née Buist).[5] They have two children, Parker and Kaleigh.[6]

He founded the dye-sublimation clothing brand Runback in June 2013 and he currently manages the day-to-day operations.[7]

In July 2016, Mark and Mallory became Owners/City Managers for ShopWoodstock.com, a business powered by the ShopCity.com platform.[8]

Grand Slam record

Event 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Masters / World Cup DNP Q Q DNP
Canadian Open Q Q SF QF
The National DNP DNP Q DNP
Players' Championships DNP DNP Q DNP

Key

  • C – Champion
  • F – Lost final
  • SF – Lost semi final
  • QF – Lost quarter final
  • Q – Did not make playoffs
  • DNP – Did not participate in event

References

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