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USA Curling

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 Position:    Skip
 Teammates:    Erik Ordway, Ken Olson, Jim Ivey
 Delivers:    Right-handed
 Born:    September 11, 1960
 Hometown:    Hudson, Wis.
 Occupation:    Commodities broker/market analyst with Country Hedging, Inc.
 Education:    Ag. business administration from the University of Minnesota
 Family:    Married to Ann; three daughters, Kathy, Sara and Michelle
 Year started curling:    1974

Curling Highlights:

  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Curling: 1987 (4th)
  • Minnesota Men's State Championship: 1987 (runner-up), 1995, 1997 (runner-up), 1998, 1999, 2005
  • USCA Men's Second Chance: 1987

Other Curling Highlights:

  • Winner of many bonspiels including:  St. Paul International, St. Paul Winter Carnival, St. Paul Jack McCann Over 40, Madison Men's, Mapleton Men's, Mankato Men's, Gilbert Men's, LaCrosse Octoberfest, Kettle Moraine Men's, Cambridge Men's, Cambridge Mixed.
  • Qualifier in numerous cash spiels including:  St. Paul Cash Spiel (two time runner up), St. John's Travel Spiel, Ft. Francis Little Amik, Duluth Cash Spiel, Fargo Cash, Morgan Stanley (Madison, WI)
About Kent Beadle:
Curls out of:

St. Paul Curling Club

Curling History:
My father started curling in St. Paul in the late 1950's. I tagged along and eventually was allowed to pay when I was 14. I owe a lot of my passion for the sport to the late Curt Brundlies, who was a mentor to many juniors in St. Paul. Curt taught me the competitive game and took me to a number of bonspiels where I really learned what curling is about. I took of serious curling for most of the last 8 years to spend more tie at home with my young daughters. I'm really happy to be back competing.

Favorite sports:
Golf, baseball

Favorite musicians:
Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pearl Jam, REM, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra

Other interest:

Reading, Sudoku, Computers

Most memorable curling moment:
Packed stands on a Saturday Night in the St Paul Curling Club at 1987 Olympic Trials during our Championship Round win against Doug Jones from Seattle.