Date of Birth:  June 3, 1981
 Place of Birth: Labrador City, NL
 Residence: Labrador City, NL
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Mike Adam and Brad Gushue first hooked up back in 2000, when the latter skipped Newfoundland to a silver at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships. Adam was the lead on that team, as he was one year later, when the team returned to win gold. By winning the national crown, the rink then earned a spot in the World Junior Championships, where they also won gold.

In 2002, Adam would throw second stones for Gushue in their last year of junior. The following year, when the team moved up to the senior ranks, Adam was relegated to the fifth spot -- a role he would play for the next three years as Gushue's team continued to gain national prominence.

The original plan for Gushue's rink during the 2005-06 was to have Adam return to the ice to replace the departing Keith Ryan at second. However, the arrival of curling legend Russ Howard at the Olympic trials changed everything, but Adam proved what an excellent team player he is by agreeing to give up his spot for Howard. The move worked out for the Newfoundland rink as they upped Manitoba's Jeff Stoughton to earn the Olympic berth.

Adam will once again be in his familiar role as the alternate in Turin, but should any of his teammates need to be replaced, count on the selfless Newfoundlander to be ready to answer the call.

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