Mathew Camm

Mathew Robert "Mat"[2] Camm (born March 29, 1990) is a Canadian curler from Cornwall, Ontario. Camm is originally from Rockland, Ontario.

Mathew Robert Camm
BornMarch 29, 1990 (1990-03-29) (age 29)
Team
Curling clubLeaside CC,
East York, Toronto, ON[1]
SkipJohn Epping
ThirdRyan Fry
SecondMathew Camm
LeadBrent Laing
Career
Member Association Ontario
Brier appearances2 (2015, 2018)
Top CTRS ranking4th (2018-19)
Grand Slam victories2 (2015 Canadian Open, 2018 Masters)

Curling career

Juniors

In 2007, Camm played second for the Neil Sinclair rink which won the Ontario Bantam boy's championship. The team also won the silver medal at the Canada Winter Games that year.

In 2010, Camm lost in the final of the Pepsi Ontario Junior Curling Championships to Jake Walker. When Walker went on to win the Canadian Junior Curling Championships that year, he selected Camm to play as the team's alternate at the 2010 World Junior Curling Championships.

Camm had an even more successful 2010-11 season. In 2010, his junior team won the Ontario Curling Tour championship. This gave the team a lot of CTRS points helping them to qualify for the 2010 Canada Cup of Curling. However, they were helped out by many higher ranked teams choosing not to participate. At the Canada Cup, the team went 0-5, finishing last in a pool which was won by Olympic champion Kevin Martin.

In January 2011, the Camm rink won the Pepsi Ontario Junior Curling Championships, his only junior provincial championship. He represented Ontario at the 2011 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. The Camm rink finished second in the round robin with a 9-3 record. After winning their semi-final game against Newfoundland and Labrador, Camm would have to face Saskatchewan's Braeden Moskowy in the final. The teams were tied 7-7 after 10 ends, and Moskowy had to make a difficult nose-hit to defeat Camm on his final shot, which had to be measured.

Men's

Following his graduation for the junior ranks after the 2010-11 season, Camm played in his first men's provincial championship, playing third for Chris Gardner at the 2012 Dominion Tankard. The team finished in 7th place, with a 4-6 record. In 2012, Camm joined the Bryan Cochrane-skipped rink, throwing third stones for the team. Camm made his second provincial championship that season, with the Cochrane rink finishing with a 4-6 record at the 2013 The Dominion Tankard. The following season, Camm moved to throwing fourth stones on the team (Cochrane, while skipping, continued to throw lead stones). The team played in the 2013 Canadian Olympic Trials pre-qualifying event, but lost all three of their games. The team played in the 2014 provincial championship, this time making the playoffs, where they lost in the semi-final.

In 2014, Camm joined the Mark Kean rink at the third position. Team Kean finished first overall (8-2 record) at the Recharge with Milk 2015 Ontario provincial championships. After losing the 1-2 page game against John Epping, the team rebounded with a semifinal victory against a Peter Corner rink which had Wayne Middaugh throwing last rocks. In an exciting rematch final against Epping the Kean rink narrowly edged their opponents 7-6 to win their first Ontario Championships. Camm represented the province of Ontario playing third for Team Kean at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary, Alberta, finishing with a 5-6 record.

In 2015, Camm joined the Epping team along with Patrick Janssen and Tim March, winning the Canadian Open that year, a week after losing in the semifinal of the 2015 Canada Cup. In their first provincial championship together as a team, they lost in the final of the 2016 Ontario Tankard against Team Glenn Howard.

The Epping rink were again semifinalists at the 2016 Canada Cup. At the 2017 Ontario Tankard, the team topped the round robin with a 7-1 record, but faltered in the playoffs, losing both of their games to finish third.

The team qualified for the 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, finishing in last place in the nine-team field, with a 2-6 record. In 2018, the team won the Ontario Tankard, making it to the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, as vice skip for the Epping team. They finished the round robin in second place with a 9-2 record, earning themselves a spot in the 1-2 page playoff game against Team Canada. They would go on to lose that game 6-2, dropping down to the Semifinal game vs Team Alberta. They would lose that game 6-4, earning themselves a bronze medal.

Beginning with the 2018-19 season, Janssen and March left team Epping and were replaced with veteran curlers Craig Savill and Brent Laing, with Camm remaining as the team's third. The team won the 2018 Masters that season, and finished 3-3 at the 2018 Canada Cup. At the 2019 Ontario Tankard, they lost in the final to Team Scott McDonald, but qualified for the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier Wild Card game. In the Wild Card game, the team lost to the Brendan Bottcher rink, ending their Brier run that season.

Ryan Fry joined the Epping team at third for the 2019-20 season, with Camm and Laing moving to second and lead and Savill leaving the team. They had a strong start to the year, winning both the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard and the 2019 AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic.[3] They had a semi-final finish at the 2019 Masters, the first Grand Slam of the season. They missed the playoffs at the 2019 Tour Challenge after going 1-3.

Personal life

Camm owns Camm & Jones Residential Improvements. He is married[4] and has one daughter.[5]

References

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