Our Amazing ALPACA Celebrities!
- KEVIN MARTIN!
- EVE MUIRHEAD!
- BRAD JACOBS!
- JOHN SHUSTER!
- CHELSEA CAREY!
- DARREN MOULDING!
- SCOTT HOWARD!
- COLIN HODGSON!
KEVIN MARTIN: Kevin is an Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Silver Medalist, World Champion, four-time Brier Champion, World Curling Hall of Famer, co-creator of the Grand Slam of Curling, and huge friend to the Lupus Research Foundation. As evidenced by all the happy curlers who have played with him as a Celebrity Skip at the Lupus Spiel, Kevin is one of the most fun people to talk to in the world. Especially about curling! As you know, he is considered the greatest curler of all time and was recently voted by the industry as the top Canadian male skip of all time. Kevin has 18 Grand Slam titles and a record eight Players’ Championship titles. Kevin was the first skip to win a “career Grand Slam,” winning a title in each Grand Slam event, after he won the Players’ Championship Grand Slam in April 2005. Kevin also holds the record for the most Olympic wins, with a total of 20! He will be an awesome person to go head-to-head with, as he’ll help you with your game AND can share wonderful stories!
EVE MUIRHEAD: Eve is an Olympic Bronze Medalist and World Champion. She won the World Junior Curling Championships at 17, and went on to win it 3 more times. She has been Scottish champion 7 times between 2009 and 2017. At Worlds, Eve has won a Silver in 2010, a Gold in 2013, and a Bronze in 2017. In the Europeans, she has won 2 Bronze, 4 Silver and 2 Gold Medals since 2010. Outside of curling, Eve is an accomplished bagpiper and golfer. She has piped at 4 World Championships, and plays off a scratch handicap at golf (she has turned down the opportunity to become a pro golfer!) Eve received the award of Doctor of the University from Stirling University in recognition of her outstanding contribution to British sport. She’s also one of the most approachable athletes you’ll ever meet. Eve has been a wonderful Celebrity Skip and guest speaker at the Lupus Spiel. She cares about people with chronic conditions, and lives successfully with Celiac disease herself. Be inspired by Eve!
BRAD JACOBS: Brad is an Olympic Gold Medalist, World Silver Medalist, and Brier Champion. He has made 12 Brier appearances, also holding a Silver Medal and 3 Bronzes. Brad has won 7 Grand Slams including the Tour Challenge twice, the National twice, the Canadian Open, the Players’ Championship and the Champions Cup. These included 3 straight wins in the 2019-2020 season. Brad is also passionate about helping others, and hosts the “Annual Century 21 Charity Golf Classic”, which raises money for the Sault Area Hospital Foundation. Asked why it is so important to him, he expressed it was for the love of his home town and family. When you’re talking with Brad, the big smile on his picture truly comes through!
JOHN SHUSTER: Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Bronze Medalist, 7-time U.S. Nationals Gold Medalist, World Bronze Medalist, U.S. Mixed Doubles Nationals Gold Medalist, and World Mixed Doubles Bronze Medalist. John has made 15 appearances as U.S. Nationals, medaling 10 times: in addition to his Golds, he holds a Silver and 2 Bronze Medals. John has been to the Olympics 4 consecutive times, as lead for Pete Fenson in Italy in 2006, and as skip in 2010, 2014, and 2018. John is a wonderful friend, family guy, and fisherman, and has always been a big supporter of the LRF and our cause. He is super fun to be around. If you ask him, he’ll tell you all about the amazing journey of his curling career. Great conversation will be had around both the struggles and triumphs, including the exciting ride of the 2018 Olympic win. “Shoostie” is also very involved with the House of Hearts Celebrity Charity Bonspiel.
CHELSEA CAREY: Two-time Scotties Tournament of Hearts Gold Medalist. We love Chelsea from getting to know her as a Celebrity Skip at the Lupus Spiel and from watching her on TV. Chelsea has made 5 Scotties appearances, also holding 2 Bronze medals: for Manitoba in 2014, and as Team Canada in 2017. Chelsea moved to Alberta and in 2016, skipped her team to winning her first Alberta Scotties, going on to win the Gold at nationals. In 2019, Chelsea won again to represent Alberta at the Scotties and made a historic win to become Team Canada. She has won the 2018 Canadian Open Grand Slam, and the Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Championship. Not only will Chelsea be an amazing resource for strategy when you play her one on one, but she’ll do it with humor. Chelsea has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba, a heart for helping charities, and a great love of the game.
DARREN MOULDING: Darren is a three-time Brier Silver Medalist. In 2014 he won the Canadian Mixed Championship as skip for Alberta. He has had 4 Brier appearances. He skipped Alberta in 2 Canadian Junior Championships, winning Silver in 2003. In 2017 Darren joined Team Bottcher, and they won their first Alberta men’s Provincial Championship. In 2018 he played the Brier as Team Alberta. In 2019 Darren played the Brier as Team Wildcard, where he won the Ross Harstone Sportsmanship Award. In 2020 they won Alberta again. In 2019 Darren won 3 Grand Slams: the Canadian Open, Players’ Championship and the Champions Cup, and won the Pinty’s All-Star Curling Skins Game. We’ve all enjoyed watching Darren on TV. As animated and savvy in real life as he is on the ice, Darren will be a great part of ALPACA because he’s so warm and personable. Darren is an icemaker, and owns Pinpoint Roofing.
SCOTT HOWARD: Scott is a Brier Gold Medalist and World Gold Medalist from 2012. Scott also holds a Silver from the 2011 Brier, the same year he was also a Canadian Junior Silver Medalist. Scott’s had 6 Brier appearances. In 2012 with his dad, Glenn, he won Gold at the Men’s Worlds. He has been the Ontario Tankard champion 3 times (in 2015, 2016 and 2017) and won the Players’ Championship in 2012. Scott is an awesome supporter of the Lupus Research Foundation. He has been a Celebrity Skip at the Lupus Spiel many times and we are very happy to say that he has won the Spiel! Scott’s jerseys were a big hit and are worn and cherished to this day by their winner. One of the nicest people you will ever know, Scott has wonderful energy, and great stories about his life in curling, as well as what it’s like to curl with his dad!
COLIN HODGSON: Colin is a Canada Winter Games Gold Medalist, 4-time Brier player, and winner of the 2016 Humpty’s Champions Cup and Canada Cup of Curling. In 2017, Colin played mixed doubles and won the Canad Inns Mixed Doubles Championship. A super stylish guy and talented chef, creative Colin is an incredible ambassador of the sport. He will tell you anything you need to know about successful team building, as well as working in the business of curling: Colin is the owner of the awesome apparel company, Dynasty Curling! Dynasty is also providing one of our prizes! Fun fact: Colin won the Ford Hot Shots competition at the 2015 Brier, taking home a 2015 Ford F-150 XLT.