Curling Canada – 2013 Capital One Road to the Roar
Presented by Monsanto

One last shot at curling history

Twenty-four teams will converge in Kitchener, Nov. 5-10, for the Capital One Road to the Roar, presented by Monsanto, with dreams of winning gold for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

2013 Brier champion Brad Jacobs will be one of twelve men’s teams competing in Kitchener (Photo Michael Burns)

Twelve teams of each gender will be shooting for the final four spots in the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, where Canada will determine our men’s and women’s representatives for the Sochi Games.

The field for the do-or-die competition features some of the biggest names in the game, including a host of past national, international and Olympic champions.

The 24 teams qualified for the Pre-Trials event on the basis of their Canadian Team Ranking System standings. In the coming weeks the Capital One Road to the Roar website will present profiles of the teams that will be competing in the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex in the quest for Olympic glory.

Visit us online to meet the stars of the 2013 Capital One Road to the Roar:


Brad Jacobs, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Brad Gushue, St. John’s, Nfld.
Mark Kean, Toronto
Jim Cotter, Kelowna, B.C.
Steve Laycock, Saskatoon
Joe Frans, Bradford, Ont.
Jean-Michel Ménard, St-Romuald, Que.
Greg Balsdon, Toronto
Rob Fowler, Brandon, Man.
Bryan Cochrane, Ottawa
Jake Higgs, Harriston, Ont.
Rob Rumfeldt, Guelph, Ont.


Shannon Kleibrink, Calgary
Laura Crocker, Edmonton
Renee Sonnenberg, Grande Prairie, Alta.
Cheryl Bernard, Calgary
Crystal Webster, Calgary
Amber Holland, Regina
Val Sweeting, Edmonton
Kelly Scott, Kelowna, B.C.
Cathy Auld, Mississauga, Ont.
Tracy Horgan, Sudbury, Ont.
Barb Spencer, Winnipeg
Krista McCarville, Thunder Bay, Ont.

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