John Morris is an Olympic gold medallist and world-class Canadian curler from Canmore, Alberta. Born in Winnipeg and raised in Ottawa, John began curling at the tender age of five, and at age 20 went on to win two Canadian and World Championships, setting records along the way for most wins by a Canadian Junior Curler in 1998 and 1999.
Morris graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Kinesiology which he used to help author the book ”Fit to Curl”, available through Indigo and Chapters. Not only has the book received rave reviews from Sports book critics but it is only a few more copies away from making the Canadian Best-Selling Author list.
In 2006, John teamed up with Kevin Martin and over the next 4 years became one of the most dominant teams in the history of curling. In 2008, despite playing with a broken hand, Morris brought his team to a golden victory at the World Curling Championships. The following year, Morris helped lead his Alberta team to a second straight Brier Championship in front of a packed house at the Calgary Saddledome.
In February 2010, Morris completed his reign of the Curling World, eventually reaching his ultimate goal of Olympic glory by winning gold in Vancouver with a captivated 17 million Canadians cheering them on through their TV sets.
In 2018, Morris joined forces with Kaitlyn Lawes to win the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Olympic Trails, earning a spot to once again represent Canada at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where the mixed doubles made its debut. Morris and Lawes went on to win gold, defeating the reigning world champions from Switzerland 10-3 in the gold medal game. Starting the 2018-2019 season, Morris plans to focus on the mixed doubles discipline rather than the team event. He and Lawes have committed to playing for at least two more seasons together.
Johnny Mo now resides in Canmore, Alberta where he continues to pursue his two passions, firefighting and curling. An avid outdoorsman, John stays very active in the community by speaking to local schools about fire prevention and the importance of health and fitness in youth as well as sharing his Olympic journey at public events and corporate appearances. On March 27th 2018, John and his wife Maggie welcomed a baby boy named Jack.