Jake Walker began curling at the age of eight at the Minden Curling Club. During his years at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, he distinguished himself as the Skip of the Bantam Boys and Junior Boys winning teams at the Gore Provincial Championships. He was awarded multiple MVP’s in both curling and track and field at HHSS. He was also an accomplished discus competitor, and a valuable member of many local teams, including softball, lob ball and soccer.
As a club team curler, Jake was a familiar face in the sports pages of local newspapers. He earned an impressive collection of medals at national events from Quebec to Calgary.
In 2010, Jake played for Team Ontario at the Canadian Junior Championships. A career highlight was playing for Team Canada at the World Championships in Flims Switzerland, taking home the Bronze medal.
The position of Skip comes with the extra stress of calling the game, and executing shots when they count. Jake’s coaches always praised his ability to play well under pressure.
At the University of Waterloo, Jake earned the prestigious Athlete of the Year Award in 2013. He was a first team All Canadian All Star in 2014 after securing the Gold medal in the OUA / CIS Championships.
Upon graduating as an engineer at the University of Waterloo, Jake focused on career and family, and enjoys curling at a recreational level. He continues to support junior curling in both the Haliburton and Minden clubs.