2014 Sochi Olympics
2013 Ford Men's World Curling Championship
Team Jacobs members were introduced to the sport of curling at a very young age. We were all considered “rink rats”, eager to learn from the family members who introduced us to the sport and never wanting to go home until we were forced to leave. We were all very fortunate to have someone in our lives who participated in national-level competitions and individuals who not only helped us develop our own game, but more importantly acted as inspirations for us to model ourselves around and strive to achieve similar success.
As a team, our experience far exceeds our age. We have set the bar high for ourselves as individuals to be considered the best at our respective positions and as well as for our team to one day be considered the No. 1 team in the sport of curling.
More attention has been paid to physical fitness in the sport of curling since it became an Olympic medal sport, but our team has introduced a new level of fitness that the sport of curling has never seen. We are no longer “curlers”; we are athletes. Our team firmly believes that being in top physical condition not only helps aid your muscles over the course of a long competition, but, equally important, ensures you are mentally strong until the last rock has been delivered.
At the end of the day we are four young men who are chasing their dreams and beyond any success we achieve for ourselves, our hope is that along the way we inspire others to do the same, whether it is in the sport of curling or anything else.
Team Jacobs facts and figures
- 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists
- 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of The Rings (Men's Olympic Curling Trials) Champions
- 2013 Ford Men’s World Championship Silver Medalists
- 2013 Tim Hortons Brier Champions (Canadian Men’s National Champions)
- 1st ranked curling team in the world.
- 1st ranked curling team in Canada.
- Northern Ontario Provincial Champions (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)
- H.P. Broughton Award winners (Sportsperson of the year for Sault Ste. Marie)
- Inducted into the Sault Ste. Marie sports hall of fame.
- Star on Sault Ste. Marie walk of fame.
- Curl out of Soo Curlers Association in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
- Age range of 27-35
- 3 team members are family members
Name: Brad Jacobs
Date of Birth: June 11,1985
Birthplace: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
Resides: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
Interests: Fitness, Camping, Boating, Golf, Football, Relaxing
Career: Account Manager, RBC Royal Bank
College/University: Algoma University - B.A. Geography
Years curled: 18 Years