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Roar of the Rings men's final, Dec. 8, 2013

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An undefeated Brad Jacobs rink came into Sunday's final fresh and full of confidence, while John Morris and his foursome rink returned to the MTS Centre after a semifinal win over Kevin Martin Saturday. Jacobs' winning streak continued, as he won the chance to represent Canada at the Winter Olympics in February with a 7-4 win over Morris.

  • Third Ryan Fry of the Brad Jacobs rink throws a stone.

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    Third Ryan Fry of the Brad Jacobs rink throws a stone.

  • Skip John Morris (left) reacts to a shot as Tyler Griffith looks on.

    Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press

    Skip John Morris (left) reacts to a shot as Tyler Griffith looks on.

  • Skip Brad Jacobs fist-pumps after scoring two in the first end during the men's final against John Morris at the 2013 Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic Curling Trials Sunday.

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    Skip Brad Jacobs fist-pumps after scoring two in the first end during the men's final against John Morris at the 2013 Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic Curling Trials Sunday.

  • Skip John Morris delivers a rock.

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    Skip John Morris delivers a rock.

  • John Morris (left) looks up during the men's final against Brad Jacobs (right) at the 2013 Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic curling trials in Winnipeg Sunday.

    John Woods / The Canadian Press

    John Morris (left) looks up during the men's final against Brad Jacobs (right) at the 2013 Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic curling trials in Winnipeg Sunday.

  • Skip John Morris takes a break between ends.

    John Woods / The Canadian Press

    Skip John Morris takes a break between ends.

  • Skip Brad Jacobs (left) watches a shot during action against John Morris (centre).

    Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press

    Skip Brad Jacobs (left) watches a shot during action against John Morris (centre).

  • Tyrel Griffith (left), Rick Sawatsky and John Morris (right) sweep one of John Cotter's stones to score two points in the fifth end.

    John Woods / The Canadian Press

    Tyrel Griffith (left), Rick Sawatsky and John Morris (right) sweep one of John Cotter's stones to score two points in the fifth end.

  • Skip John Morris watches as an official measures stones in the fifth end.

    John Woods / The Canadian Press

    Skip John Morris watches as an official measures stones in the fifth end.

  • Skip John Morris reacts to a shot.

    Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press

    Skip John Morris reacts to a shot.

  • Third Ryan Fry of Brad Jacobs' team watches his shot as the sweepers jump on the rock.

    Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press

    Third Ryan Fry of Brad Jacobs' team watches his shot as the sweepers jump on the rock.

  • Skip Brad Jacobs celebrates after defeating John Morris' team.

    Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press

    Skip Brad Jacobs celebrates after defeating John Morris' team.

  • Skip Brad Jacobs (left) and teammates celebrate after defeating the John Morris rink.

    Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press

    Skip Brad Jacobs (left) and teammates celebrate after defeating the John Morris rink.

  • From left: Brad Jacobs, Ryan Harnden, E.J. Harnden and Ryan Fry celebrate their win.

    John Woods / The Canadian Press

    From left: Brad Jacobs, Ryan Harnden, E.J. Harnden and Ryan Fry celebrate their win.

  • Skip Brad Jacobs (left) and his team acknowledge the crowd as they make their way down the ice after winning the final.

    John Woods / The Canadian Press

    Skip Brad Jacobs (left) and his team acknowledge the crowd as they make their way down the ice after winning the final.

  • Brad Jacobs (centre left) and Ryan Fry (right) are congratulated by women's winners Jennifer Jones (left) and Jill Officer.

    John Woods / The Canadian Press

    Brad Jacobs (centre left) and Ryan Fry (right) are congratulated by women's winners Jennifer Jones (left) and Jill Officer.

  • Skip Jennifer Jones (centre) and Ryan Fry hug after the men's team was presented with their Team Canada jackets and Roar of the Rings medals.

    Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press

    Skip Jennifer Jones (centre) and Ryan Fry hug after the men's team was presented with their Team Canada jackets and Roar of the Rings medals.

  • Skip Brad Jacobs strikes a pose in his Team Canada apparel after defeating John Morris' team 7-4 in the men's final of Roar of the Rings Olympic Curling Trials at the MTS Centre on Sunday.

    Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press

    Skip Brad Jacobs strikes a pose in his Team Canada apparel after defeating John Morris' team 7-4 in the men's final of Roar of the Rings Olympic Curling Trials at the MTS Centre on Sunday.

  • Winnipeg skips Jennifer Jones and Brad Jacobs show off their Team Canada jackets and medals.

    Jason Halstead / Winnipeg Free Press

    Winnipeg skips Jennifer Jones and Brad Jacobs show off their Team Canada jackets and medals.

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