Craig Brown

USA Curling

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  • 2014
Position Skip
Teammates Kroy Nernberger, Matt Hamilton, Jon Brunt
Delivers Right-handed
Occupation Employed with Steve's Curling Supplies
Family Married; two sons
Year started curling 1989
Height 5 feet, 7 inches
CURLING HIGHLIGHTS
  • Olympic Winter Games: 2014 (9th)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2014 (2nd), 2013 (7th), 2012 (4th), 2011, 2010 (5th), 2009 (bronze), 2008 (champion), 2007 (4th), 2006 (6th), 2005 (silver), 2004 (semifinalist), 2002 (semifinalist), 2001 (runner-up), 2000 (champion), 1997 (3rd), 1996 (3rd), 1994 (3rd)
  • Men’s Worlds: 2012 (8th as alternate), 2008 (7th), 2000 (4th)
  • U.S. Olympic Trials -- Curling: 2014 (4th), 2010 (bronze), 2006 (silver), 2002 (silver)
  • U.S. Junior Men's Nationals: 1997, '95 and '94 (champion); 1992 (semifinalist), 1990 (runner-up); 1991 (alternate player)
  • Junior Worlds: 1997 (9th), '95 (5th), '94 (bronze medalist), '92 (alternate player)
  • U.S. Mixed Nationals: 2000 and 1998 (champion both years)
  • World Challenge Round: 1994 (champion)
  • World Junior Curling Championships All-Star Vice Skip: 1994
  • U.S. Curling Association Male Athlete of the Year: 2000 
  • Continental Cup: 2008 (runner-up)

2013-14 Competition Schedule, Team Craig Brown:

Dates  Event  Site  Result 
Sept. 20-22  Four Seasons Early Cashspiel  Blaine, MN  6-0, champions 
Oct. 4-6  St. Paul Cashspiel  St. Paul, MN 5-1, quarterfinals
Nov. 29-Dec. 1  Coors Light Cashspiel Duluth, MN 6-1, champions 
Dec. 6-8 Madison Cashspiel Madison, WI 3-3
Dec. 14-16  Curl Mesabi Cashspiel  Eveleth, MN 3-2, quarterfinals
Jan. 3-5  Four Seasons Cashspiel  Blaine, MN 4-2, quarterfinals 
Jan. 8-12  Nationals Challenge Round  Blaine, MN Qualified to Nationals 
March 1-8 2014 National Championships Aston, PA 8-3, runner-up 

About Craig Brown:

Curls out of: Madison Curling Club, Madison, Wis.

In his own words: There isn't another sport in the world that could have taken me around the world like curling. In the last 12 years, I have been overseas 20-some times.

First curling memory: Playing in a family bonspiel when I was about 8, I didn't know how to tell score, and was really sad until my dad told me we won the tournament.

Can't live without: "The Simpsons."

Favorites: Green Bay Packers, open draws for five.

Other favorite sports: Golf, soccer.

Something unique: I hated the game when I was a little kid, then realized there was a lot to it, and I could travel around the world with it.

Curling mentor: Father

What I'd like the world to know about curling: It's harder than it looks; more strategy involved than any other sport I've ever played; can be enjoyed by anyone from 9 to 90.