It Began…

In April of 2006, Kevin Martin dismantled his old team and formed a new team. Kevin’s former team was successful, but the current group comprised of John Morris (third), Marc Kennedy (second) and Ben Herbert (lead) has been touted by many in the curling world as the team to beat.

The Road to Gold…

Focused on the goal of bringing home gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the team set out to win. In the 2007-08 season, Team Martin won the Brier Cup in convincing fashion, becoming just the 14th team to win a Canadian men’s championship with an unbeaten record.

From there, Team Martin travelled to Grand Forks, N.D. for the World Curling Championships. Martin, with his old team, had good results at this event, finishing second in 1991 and fourth in 1997. This time around, armed with a new team of incredible talent, Team Martin won it all, finishing with a 12-2 record.

Their next stop was the 2009 Olympic trials and they survived to a final showdown against Team Glenn Howard that included, among others, former 1998 Olympian Richard Hart. In the end, Team Martin won the match and was selected to represent Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics. There, alongside Ben Hebert, second Marc Kennedy, and third John Morris, Martin became the first skip to go through an entire Olympic tournament without losing a single match, capturing the gold medal in another final against Norway.