My name is Matt Dunstone, I am 21 years old and born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Curling has always been the biggest part of my life. It has made me who I am today and is responsible for 90% of the relationships I have with people today.

I am a two-time Canadian Junior Champion and World Junior Bronze medalist in 2013 and 2016. I am extremely excited to pursue my dream and a Professional Curling Career with Team Steve Laycock.
When I am not Curling I am currently working on my Apprentice level’s to become a Pre-Engineered Building Erector with Crane Steel Structures based out of Winnipeg. I am a level two as of right now and have been with Crane Steel for 2 years. I have been very lucky and fortunate to be able to coordinate a very busy Curling schedule while maintaining this position with Crane Steel Structures. Crane Steel has buildings to be built across the Nation. A crew I usually work with were all the way up in Arctic Bay, Nunavut recently building a building for the Arctic Co-Op program. I have not been able to join them yet because of Curling but I think it would be an amazing thing to experience our Northern region.

My other passion besides Curling would be Baseball. I played baseball for almost as long as I have Curled. I dropped Baseball when I was 19 years old to take my Curling more seriously. Baseball has played a huge roll in keeping that competitive edge inside of me, my work ethic and it definitely helped me become a leader on the ice as that was the roll I had when I played Baseball. I was lucky enough to experience Baseball at a National level playing for Team Manitoba five times in my youth career. Having that previous National Championship experience played a big role in my success when I got to play in a National Championship for curling. If I was not involved in Curling I could have definitely seen myself playing College Baseball somewhere in the United States.

During the off season seeing as I do not play Baseball anymore I love to spend my summers at the Cabin when work is not too busy. I love to wakeboard and be out on the Jet Ski. It truly is the most relaxing place on earth!
My mother and my Father are both living in Winnipeg, I also have a younger sibling who is four years younger than me.
I cannot wait to begin my journey with Team Laycock and work as hard as I can to make our dreams come true- and that is to become Olympic Champions as well as Brier Champions. I cannot wait to spend many minutes on and off the ice becoming great friends, and a great curling team with Steve, Kirk, and Dallan.
Matt Dunstone

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