For this week’s Sports Stud, I’ve chosed to highlight 23-year old Brett Lawrie. This tattooed hottie is a third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays. He was also named to Canada’s 2013 World Baseball Classic team but unfortunately could not play due to an injury. Last night, the Toronto Blue Jays defeated Tampa Bay Rays 6-3, putting an end to their seven-game winning streak.
Although he plays for Toronto, he’s actually originally from Langley, B.C., which is only about 40 minutes from Vancouver (where I am). Last year, Lawrie did a promotional campaign for Spitz Canada which involved answering some questions for fans so they can get to know him better. I’ve included these videos below along with several photos (including his incredible abs).
For this week’s Sports Stud, I’ve decided to feature a handsome Canadian athlete and filmmaker named Rory Bushfield. The 30-year old is a former member of Canada’s World Cup team, skiing moguls. Prior to that, he also competed in slopestyle skiing before he later began focusing on backcountry skiing and filmmaking.
Bushfield was married to freeskier Sarah Burke and the two got married in Pemberton, B.C. on September 25, 2010. Burke was a four-time gold medalist at the Winter X Games and won the world championship in halfpipe in 2005. Sadley, she died after a training accident in Utah on January 19, 2012.
Earlier this year, Bushfield competed on a celebrity reality diving competition show called Splash on ABC. On May 7, 2013, the Squamish, B.C. resident ended up winning the whole competition! When interviewed for the show, Bushfield had this to say about his late wife: “My life’s changed drastically,” Rory says choking up. “I lost my wife. I had it all. I still have a lot. I’m thankful for everything I have, but I had it all.” He added, “Sarah was my dream girl before she knew who I was,” he says. “A lot of the craziest things I ever did were just kind of to impress Sarah.” I can’t imagine what that must be like. Wishing Rory the best with whatever new opportunities are ahead of him! Check out some photos of the handsome adventure-seeker below.
With a new season of NHL hockey fast approaching, this week’s Sports Stud is a Canadian hockey player who plays for and is captain of the Chicago Blackhawks. His name is Jonathan Toews, he’s 25-years-old, 6’2″ and originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He won Stanley Cup in 2010 along with the Conn Smythe Trophy for the playoff MVP. After winning the Cup, Toews passed Peter Forsberg as the youngest player to join the Triple Gold Club. He won the Stanley Cup again in 2013. He also competed with Team Canada in the 2010 Olympics where he was named Best Forward for the tournament and where, as you know, Canada won the Gold Medal. His salary in 2012 was $6 million USD. Back in 2010 when Toews brought the Stanley Cup back to his home town of Winnipeg, the province of Manitoba announced that they would be naming a northern lake after Toews in honour of his success. It’s located 150 km north of Flin Flon and is named Toews Lake.
With the Socci 2014 Winter Olympics coming around the corner, Toews says has been keeping informed about the controversial anti-gay laws in Russia and the potential boycott of the games. Toews told TSN, “I don’t think they’re buying themselves any friends [with the laws] by any means, and I think, obviously, a lot of people are disappointed by the attitude they’ve had in Russia,” says Toews. “I still think it’s important to go there and represent your country. You don’t have to necessarily believe all the laws that they’ve instilled in Russia right, so I definitely don’t stand behind it.” Toews hopes that fans and athletes alike can find other ways to speak their minds and voice their displeasure outside of boycotting. “I’m sure that there a lot of other ways that people can express their disagreement with the anti-gay laws in Russia right now and there will be ways to do that,” said Toews. “I’m open to that, but I don’t think that not going to the Games is the solution because it’s a disappointment for everyone else.”
Bonjour, Monsieur Gourcuff! For this week’s Sports Stud, I decided to feature French soccer player Yoann Miguel Gourcuff. A few years ago back in 2010, I featured him as a World Cup Hottie Of The Day but feel that he’s definitely worthy of a new post. As previously mentioned, his mom was a basketball player, his older brother (Erwan) is a competitive swimmer & cyclist, and his dad was a former footballer who played for several clubs/countries – thus, he followed in his papa’s footsteps.
The 27-year-old mainly plays midfield (which is what I play mostly – requires A LOT of running) but sometimes plays striker. He currently plays for French club Olympique Lyonnais.
Back in 2008, France Gay magazine Têtu named him “Bomb of the Month.” The gay mag referred to his “doe eyes, rebellious locks, and tapering thighs. He had succeeded Cristiano Ronaldo for this title in Têtu. Check out some photos of Gourcuff below!
For this week’s Sport Stud, I decided to highlight another sexy Canadian NHL Hockey Player. Joffrey Lupul plays as alternate captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs and plays left wing. Other teams he has played on include Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers, and the Philadelphia Flyers.
Last year, Lupul was nominated for the Masterton Trophy after he put up 67 points in 66 games after recovering from back surgery and a blood infection. Outside of Hockey, Lupul enjoys playing guitar and dresses like a million bucks. Seriously, he’s a stud on and off the ice.
Lupul is incredibly handsome and in amazing shape. In fact, he was included in this year’s Naked Issue of ESPN’s Bodies We Want. I’ve included the ice-melting photos from that shoot below.
This week’s Sports Stud is from the world of men’s gymnastics and is none other than Sam Mikulak. We previously included the 20-year-old in our Hottest Male Gymnasts Of The 2012 Summer Olympics post last year but now he gets a feature of his own.
Mikulak is certainly proving to be one to watch for in men’s gymnastics. Earlier this year, he won the Big Ten and NCAA title and just a few weeks ago backed that up with winning the title at the 2013 P&G Championships, the biggest meet since the 2012 Olympics. After this competition, the Men’s Senior Team was officially announced and needless to say, Mikulak made the cut.
Mikulak, who attends the University of Michigan, has had a great year so far and I’m sure there’s more to come. Check out his photos and videos from his most recent competition below.
For this week’s Sport Stud, I’ve decided to highlight the extremely handsome and talented Vancouver Whitecaps soccer player, Jordan Harvey. I recently had the opportunity of meeting him through his lovely and equally talented girlfriend Kimberly Caldwell, whom I’m grateful to have gotten to know over the past couple weeks. Some of you may recall that Donovan interviewed her while in LA in the past. Expect more on Kim soon in the very near future with her new album coming out and more exciting news!
Harvey is originally from Mission Viejo, California but now resides in Vancouver with Caldwell while he plays for the Whitecaps. After starting out playing for Strikers FC, Harvey then played for the University of California, Los Angeles for four years from 2002 to 2005. In college, he also played with Orange County Blue Star in the USL Premier Development League. In 2006, he was drafted by the Colorado Rapids and in 2009 was taken on by Philadelphia Union. In 2011, he was transferred to Vancouver Whitecaps with whom he currently plays.
Last week, Harvey and Caldwell spent time on Vancouver Island to support the Hope and Health Charity Event. The two performed a couple songs together at the opening ceremonies and had a great time with all of the kids participating in the event while supporting a great cause. These two make the cutest couple! Check out some photos of Harvey below and stay tuned for interviews with both him and Kim soon!
All week it’s been hot, hot, hot where I reside in Vancouver so I’ve decided to cool things off with a sexy hockey player while we are in the off season. I’ve chosen to feature 34-year old Andrew Ference of the NHL Edmonton Oilers. The fellow Canadian has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins. When the Bruins won the Stanley Cup in, Ference was on the team.
As previously mentioned, Ference now plays for the Edmonton Oilers and he was actually born in Edmonton, Alberta as well – but grew up in Sherwood Park, Alberta. He recently signed on with the team for four years and $13 million. Ference is married and has two kids and worked with David Suzuki to create a carbon-neutral program for the NHL so the league could offset their carbon footprint.
Check out his photos below!