Canadian Olympic Medal Count
Brett Gallant made his Olympic debut at Beijing 2022 where he won a bronze medal. He has also won four Brier titles as well as a gold and two silver medals at the world championships while playing second for Team Gushue.
Gallant joined skip Brad Gushue for the 2012-13 season, starting as the team’s third as he moved from his native Prince Edward Island to Newfoundland and Labrador. That season, he made the first of his nine Brier appearances. When Mark Nichols re-joined Gushue for the 2014-15 season, Gallant shifted to second while Geoff Walker continued to play lead.
After finishing as the runners-up at the 2016 Brier, Team Gushue won their first Brier title in 2017. They did so in front of the home fans in St. John’s as they became Newfoundland and Labrador’s first Brier champions since 1976. They followed up by going undefeated en route to the gold medal at the 2017 World Championships where all four team members were named to the all-star team.
After successfully defending their Brier title in 2018, Team Gushue won silver at the 2018 World Championships. They won their third national title in 2020 but did not get a chance to compete at the world championships as they were cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the Canadian Curling Trials in November 2021, Team Gushue posted a 7-1 round robin record to finish first in the standings. That gave them a bye to the final, where they defeated 2014 Olympic Brad Jacobs and his team 4-3 to become Team Canada for Beijing 2022.
In Gallant’s first Olympic appearance, Team Gushue got into the playoffs with a 5-4 round robin record. After a tough loss to the reigning world champions from Sweden in the semifinals, the team rebounded to defeat the defending Olympic champions from the United States 8-5 in the bronze medal game.
Just a couple of weeks after returning home, Team Gushue competed at the 2022 Brier as a wild card team. After posting a perfect 8-0 record in their round robin pool, they were dealt a blow when Nichols tested positive for COVID-19. Without an alternate, Gushue, Gallant and Walker competed in the playoffs as a three-man team, which resulted in Gallant playing out of position to throw third stones as well as being a solo sweeper. They overcame their fatigue and adversity to advance to the final where they defeated four-time Brier champion Kevin Koe 9-8 in an extra end, earning Gallant his fourth national title. Team Gushue went on to win silver at the 2022 World Championships.
As a junior, Gallant represented Prince Edward Island. The highlight was winning the 2009 Canadian Junior title and going on to capture silver at the 2009 World Junior Championships. He also won a bronze medal for Team PEI at the 2007 Canada Games.
Gallant has also enjoyed success in mixed doubles, playing with fiancée Jocelyn Peterman. They won the national title in 2016, despite it being their first mixed doubles event together. They defeated his Team Gushue teammate Walker and his now-wife Laura in the final. Gallant and Peterman won their second national title in 2019 and went on to win silver at the 2019 World Mixed Doubles Championship.
A Little More About Brett
Getting into the Sport: Started curling at age 4… Outside Interests: Ambassador for KidSport PEI… Enjoys golf… Odds and Ends: Father Peter was the coach of the South Korean women’s team that won silver at PyeongChang 2018…
Notable International Results
Olympic Winter Games: 2022 - BRONZE
World Men’s Curling Championships: 2022 - SILVER; 2020 – Cancelled (COVID-19); 2018 – SILVER; 2017 – GOLD
World Mixed Doubles Championships: 2019 – SILVER (w/ Peterman)
World Junior Curling Championships: 2009 – SILVER