Bruce is on top of the curling world

Events and sports science students take gold in Denmark

Date posted

16 March 2016


A THIRD year University student has been crowned world curling champion.

Bruce Mouat led his Scotland team to the title with a victory over the USA in the final at the World Junior Championship in Taarnby, near Copenhagen, on Sunday.

Murrayfield-based Mouat’s team - including another Edinburgh Napier member, second year BSc Sport & Exercise Science student Bobby Lammie - dominated from the start, leading 2-0 and 4-1 before going on to triumph 6-4.

Bruce, 21, who is studying for a Festival and Events with Entrepreneurship degree at the Business School, told reporters afterwards: “Bruce Mouat, world champion – that sounds pretty cool!”
He added: “I’ve been curling for years and the work that you do day in and day out comes out in a game like that. I can’t thank my team (Angus Dowell, Bobby Lammie, Gregor Cannon and alternate Robin Brydone) and support team enough.

"I've had a really busy schedule over the past three months and I'm glad I've been able to continue with my studies during all the training leading up to the first of two world championships this season. To bring back the gold medal has been a goal of mine for a few years and I'm over the moon for it to be true now."

USA skip Korey Dropkin said: “Scotland were on their game. They shot the lights out.”

Mouat has a chance to make it double gold next month when he and clubmate Gina Aitken fly the flag for Scotland at the World Mixed Doubles Championship in Karlstad, Sweden. The mixed doubles is also an Olympic discipline from 2018.

Photos © WCF / Marissa Tiel 2016