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Ryan Fry

Ryan Fry
  • Born: 07/25/1978
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 80kg
  • Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Ryan-FryThe foursome of Brad Jacobs, Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden and Ryan Harnden began playing together in the 2012-13 season and enjoyed immediate success, winning the first Brier title for Northern Ontario since 1985 and adding a world championship silver medal.

Jacobs had made his first appearance at the Brier in 2007 when he was just 21. In 2008 he attended the Brier as the fifth on a team skipped by Eric Harnden, which also included his sons E.J. Harnden and Ryan Harnden, who are Jacobs’ cousins. In 2009 Jacobs took over the skipping duties with E.J. at third and Ryan at second. The trio competed at the Brier in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2010, with Caleb Flaxey at lead, they had finished second in the round robin at the Brier, becoming the first team from Northern Ontario to qualify for the playoffs since 1993, and won the bronze medal. In April 2012, the team brought on Ryan Fry as the new third, shifting E.J. Harnden to second to Ryan Harnden to lead, after Fry had left Brad Gushue’s Newfoundland-based team.

Despite their national and international success, Team Jacobs was not directly qualified to the Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials. They had to go through the Road to the Roar pre-trials bonspiel, from which they were the very last qualifiers for the trials. The team went on to post a perfect 7-0 record in round robin play at the Roar of the Rings, giving them a bye to the final where they beat Team John Morris 7-4.

Personal

Father Barry Fry skipped his team to the 1979 Brier title… Started curling at age five… Enjoys golfing, running and weight training… Nickname: Shmeedium… Favourite Olympic memory is watching Kevin Martin’s team win Olympic gold at Vancouver 2010… Good luck charm is a necklace given to him by his mother… Favourite motto: Train to be the athlete you want to be…

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