| Date of Birth:
November 28, 1979
Place of Birth: Harbour Grace, NL
Residence: St. John's, NL
The decision to return to Brad Gushue's rink in 2003 is looking like one of the best decisions of Jamie Korab's life as the 26-year-old curler prepares to head to Turin for his first Olympic Games.
Korab, now playing lead for Team Gushue, was the second on Jeff Thomas' team at the Newfoundland & Labrador Curling Championship in 2002, where they did not qualify for the playoffs. One year later he would rejoin former skip Gushue, who he had won a silver medal with at the 2000 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, and has never looked back.
Playing second on Team Gushue in 2003 and 2004, and lead in 2005, Korab has become an integral part of a winning combination. The young rink has won the Newfoundland Tankard each of these years, thus earning the team three consecutive trips to the Brier -- where their best finish to date is a fourth-place result in 2004.
The rink has also been enjoying some success on the World Curling Tour over the last couple of seasons. In 2004-05, they had four top-four results, including their first ever tour win, at the Canada Cup East. Early in the 2005-06 season, they have already finished in the money three times in four events, finishing third once and fifth twice.
However, the highlight of the service management technician's 15-year curling career came in December 2005. In front of a friendly and boisterous east coast crowd in Halifax, Korab and his teammates defied the odds, beating Manitoba veteran Jeff Stoughton in the final of the Olympic trials, to earn their berth at the 2006 Winter Games.
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