Ryan Harnden

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Ryan Harnden
Curler
Born(1986-06-28) June 28, 1986 (age 28)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Team
Curling clubSoo Curlers Association,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
SkipBrad Jacobs
ThirdRyan Fry
SecondE. J. Harnden
LeadRyan Harnden
AlternateCaleb Flaxey
Career
Brier appearances5 (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
World Championship
appearances
1 (2013)
Top CCA ranking1st (2013-14)
Grand Slam victories0
 
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Ryan Harnden
Curler
Born(1986-06-28) June 28, 1986 (age 28)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Team
Curling clubSoo Curlers Association,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
SkipBrad Jacobs
ThirdRyan Fry
SecondE. J. Harnden
LeadRyan Harnden
AlternateCaleb Flaxey
Career
Brier appearances5 (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
World Championship
appearances
1 (2013)
Top CCA ranking1st (2013-14)
Grand Slam victories0

Ryan Harnden (born June 28, 1986) is a Canadian curler. He currently throws lead stones for the Canadian champion Brad Jacobs rink. The team represented Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics, winning a gold medal.

Harnden is the son of three-time Northern Ontario champion Eric Harnden. Ryan joined forces with his father for the 2007–08 season, as his second. The team, which also included brother E. J. and Caleb Flaxey at lead won the Dominion Northern Ontario Men's Curling Championship that season, and would represent Northern Ontario at the 2008 Tim Hortons Brier. The team would have an unsuccessful Brier, finishing with a 3–8 record. Following the season, Harnden joined forces with Brad Jacobs, and has played with Jacobs ever since. He would play second for the team from 2008 to 2011 and then lead since 2012, after Ryan Fry joined the team as third, and E. J. replaced Ryan at second. In their first season together, the team lost in the 2009 Northern Ontario final to Mike Jakubo. The following season would be more successful. The team played in one Grand Slam, the 2012 The National that season, Harnden's first. The team went 0–5. However, the team did win The Dominion 2010 Northern Ontario Provincial Men's Championship and had a tremendous Brier that season. At the 2010 Tim Hortons Brier, the team finished 2nd after the round robin with a 9–2 record. However, they lost both of their playoff games and would have to settle for a bronze medal.

During the 2010–11 curling season, the team played in two Grand Slams, the 2010 World Cup of Curling (where the team finished 2–3) at the 2011 Players' Championship where they also went 2–3. The team would then go on to win their second straight provincial title, by winning The Dominion 2011 Northern Ontario Men's Curling Championship. While they had a decent 7–4 record at the 2011 Tim Hortons Brier, it was not enough to make the playoffs, and they had to settle for 5th. For the 2011–12 season, the team entered two Slams, the 2011 World Cup of Curling where they had a 2–3 record) and the 2011 BDO Canadian Open where they made the playoffs for the first time, but lost in the quarter final. The team would then go on to win The Dominion 2012 Northern Ontario Men's Curling Championship, their third straight title. At the 2012 Tim Hortons Brier, they once again finished 5th, but with a worse 5–6 record.

The 2012–13 season would be the team's best season to date. The team welcomed Manitoba-born Ryan Fry at the third position, bumping E. J. to play second. and Ryan at lead The team would make the playoffs in all three Slams they entered, losing in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Masters of Curling and 2013 The National. They made it to the final in their first ever slam at the 2012 Canadian Open of Curling where they lost to the Glenn Howard rink. The team won The Dominion 2013 Northern Ontario Men's Curling Championship once again, qualifying for the Brier for the fourth straight year. At the Brier, the team finished the round robin with an 8–3 record, good enough for 4th. The team pulled off victories against Newfoundland and Labrador's Brad Gushue, Ontario's Glenn Howard and Manitoba's Jeff Stoughton en route to win Northern Ontario's first Brier title in 28 years. The team would later go on to represent Canada at the 2013 Ford World Men's Curling Championship where they won a silver medal, after losing to Sweden's Niklas Edin in the final.

Outside of curling, Harnden works as a real estate appraiser for Algoma Property Appraisals. He attended Sault College, the University of British Columbia and Algoma University.

Teams[edit]

SeasonSkipThirdSecondLead
2006–07Ryan HarndenClint CudmoreJohnny MinersSteve Molodowich
2007–08Eric HarndenE.J. HarndenRyan HarndenCaleb Flaxey
2008–09Brad JacobsE.J. HarndenRyan HarndenCaleb Flaxey
2009–10Brad JacobsE.J. HarndenRyan HarndenCaleb Flaxey
2010–11Brad JacobsE.J. HarndenRyan HarndenScott Seabrook
2011–12Brad JacobsE.J. HarndenRyan HarndenScott Seabrook
2012–13Brad JacobsRyan FryE.J. HarndenRyan Harnden
2013–14Brad JacobsRyan FryE.J. HarndenRyan Harnden
2014–15Brad JacobsRyan FryE.J. HarndenRyan Harnden

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