We are proud to introduce you to Geoff Walker, lead on the Brad Gushue team out of Newfoundland Labrador. After a week of heavy sweeping at the Brier, Geoff is undoubtedly catching his breath this week, and readying up for the next event on their calendar.
Geoff Walker brings some serious credentials to the curling ice. Born in Alberta, he is a two-time world junior champion playing for skip Charley Thomas. After three appearances at the Alberta provincial playdowns, Geoff decided to move to Newfoundland and, as lead, has now won two provincial titles and is back to the Brier for a second time.
We recently spoke with Geoff; see what he had to say.If you weren’t curling what sport would you be playing?
Where were you born?
St. John’s, NL
What is your full time job?
Summer - Greens Keeper
Winter – Rocks & Rings Instructor
When did you start curling?
Who is your favourite athlete?
Where is your favourite place to curl?
What is your favourite food?
What is your favourite vacation spot?
Anywhere in the Caribbean
What is your favourite TV show?
What are you listening to on your iPod?
A lot of Country
Who is your favourite curler, other than yourself?
My sister Stephanie Enright
Who is your role model?
Have you ever been in a bar fight?
No, not that I remember anyway
Who is your celebrity crush?
I have a lot, Carrie Underwood, Julianne Hough, Reese, Witherspoon, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Bilson
What is your favourite book?
Don’t really do much reading, rather just watch the movie!
What is your favourite movie?
I think it will always be Happy Gilmore
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would they title it?
“Following a Dream”
If you could be anyone dead or alive who would you be?
What would you do if you had a million dollars?
Not much different than I do now, just would have more money!
Best curler to follow on twitter?
What is your favourite sports team?
What is your preferred shot to win a game?
Open hit right down the center
What is one of your favourite quotes?
“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard”
What is your favourite body part?
Depends on who were talking about!
What is your favourite form of exercise?
If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Move to Newfoundland