Position Vice skip
Teammates  Todd Birr, Greg Johnson, Tom O'Connor
Delivers Right-handed
Age 47
Hometown St. Michael, Minn.
Occupation Director of Curling Operations, Four Seasons Curling Club, U.S. Olympic Training Site
Family Married to Carrie
Year started curling 1975
Education Microsoft and Novell certified
CURLING HIGHLIGHTS
  • Olympic Winter Games: 2010 (10th)

  • World Championships: 2009 (5th)

  • U.S. National Championships: 2016 (5th), 2011, 2009 (champion), 2007 (8th), 2006 (5th), 2005 (5th), 2004 (5th), 1997, 1998 (5th)

  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials -- Curling: 2009 (champion), 2005 (5th), 1998, 1992

  • Minnesota State Junior Men's Championships: 1986, 1987 (champion), 1988, 1989, 1990

  • Minnesota State Men's Championship: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

  • Wisconsin State Men's Championship: 1997 (champion)

  • U.S. Junior Nationals: 1987

  • USCA Men's Second Chance: 2004 (qualified for Nationals), 2003, 2001, 1999, 1998 (qualified for Nationals)

About John Benton:

Curls out of: Four Seasons Curling Club

 

Curling start: "I began curling with my family at age 6. Almost all of my 11 brothers and sisters have curled at one time or another."

 

What he enjoys most about curling: "My favorite aspect of the game is the 'team' concept. When four players learn to communicate and trust each other great things can happen."

 

Hobbies: Bass fishing and golf