After playing four years of hockey, Reid Carruthers began curling at age 14, following in the footsteps of his parents who were also curlers. He quickly came to love the sport – especially the competition and camaraderie. “It is really competitive on the ice, but off the ice most curlers are good friends.”
His biggest accomplishment and favourite event to date was winning the 2011 World Curling Championships as part of Team Canada in Regina.
“It was an amazing feeling to be Team Canada on home soil.”
Reid studied Kinesiology and Industrial Arts at the University of Winnipeg, and works as a school teacher.
While he might appear quiet and stoic on the ice, off the ice “Reidarama” is quite chatty and outgoing. He’s also a big fan of summer sports, and says he would love to one day watch a Summer Olympic Games live in person.
One athlete he admires is Michael Jordan. “He was amazing to watch in his day. His work ethic was unmatched. He seemed to give 100% in every game.”
Reid skips Team Carruthers, who are currently ranked first on the CTRS. They recently earned a berth in the 2017 Olympic Trials, which will take place in December 2017.
Favourite quote: “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you will land among the stars.”
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Carruthers: ‘This might be our year’
Tuesday, January, 31st, 2017
WINNIPEG SUN (Jan 31) Normally, curlers go into a big event as low-key as possible, praising the competition and spouting the usual cliches about how it’s anybody’s to win.
North America captures 5th straight Continental Cup
Sunday, January, 15th, 2017
CBC SPORTS (Jan 14) Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers seals win with double takeout. It’s been quite some time since Team North America felt defeat. Team North America stretched its victory streak against Team World to five straight years by capturing the 2017 Continental Cup on Sunday.
Lineups now set for 2017 World Financial Group Continental Cup
Thursday, December, 8th, 2016
Curling’s version of the Ryder Cup, which is scheduled for Jan. 12-15 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, welcomed the final two entries this past weekend with the victories by Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers and Jennifer Jones
Carruthers claims 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup men’s title
Sunday, December, 4th, 2016
CURLING CANADA (Dec 4) The two ex-roommates battled it out for a lot more than just bragging rights Sunday night, and this time it was Reid Carruthers that has a lot to talk about.
Three-way tie for lead in men’s standings at Canada Cup curling
Thursday, December, 1st, 2016
CBC SPORTS (Dec 1) It’s starting to become a little crowded at the top of the Canada Cup men’s standings.
Reid Carruthers, 2014 Olympic champion Brad Jacobs, and Brad Gushue’s team from St. John’s, N.L., are all 3-1 through round-robin play after two days of competition at the curling tournament.
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Thursday, December, 15, 2016
Today, more than four months after their wedding, curler Reid Carruthers and his wife are finally going on their honeymoon. “For a number of years I’ve been […]