Brendan Bottcher is a Canadian men’s curling champion, skipping team Alberta to victory at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier. Born in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Bottcher enjoyed a successful junior career winning the 2012 Canadian Junior Curling Championships and the 2012 World Junior Curling Championships. He was also the 2010 Alberta junior men's champion and the 2007 Alberta juvenile provincial finalist. After his junior curling season concluded, Bottcher skipped his University of Alberta Golden Bears men's team to a semi-final finish at the CIS curling championships.
In 2017, Bottcher represented Alberta at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier, his first career Brier appearance. There, he led his province to a 3-8 round robin record, missing the playoffs. Later that year he qualified for the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials finishing with a 4–4 record for 4th spot, one place out of the playoffs. Bottcher qualified again as Team Alberta for the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier. The team had an 8-3 round robin record, and had to fight through the 3 vs. 4 game beating Brad Jacobs and the semifinal against John Epping to make it to the final, where they would lose to Brad Gushue of Team Canada 6–4
In 2019 he would win his 1st Grand Slam of Curling titles at the Meridian Canadian Open and won again at The Players Championship, the Champions Cup, and the Pinty's All-Star Curling Skins Game. At the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier Bottcher was defeated for the second straight year in the finals, this time losing 4–3 to Kevin Koe.
After making it to the Brier finals and again losing in the final in 2020, Bottcher finally had his redemption the following year, winning 2021 Brier Championship, earning the right to represent Canada at the 2021 World Men's Curling Championship, finishing fourth place in the round robin and eventually losing in a playoff game to miss the finals.
Bottcher also coached the Spanish Mixed Doubles Team at the 2017 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship and outside of curling works as an Application Specialist for Spartan Controls Ltd after studying chemical engineering at the University of Alberta.