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Teammates Thomas Howell, Mark Fenner, Andrew StoperaLuc Violette 
Delivers Right-handed
Age  19 
Occupation Student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth
Year started curling 2000
  • World Mixed Doubles Championship: 2015 (5th)
  • U.S. Mixed Doubles National Championship: 2015 (champion)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2015 (6th)
  • Winter World University Games: 2013 (5th)
  • USA Curling Male Athlete of the Year: 2012
  • World Junior Championships: 2015 (5th), 2013 (7th), 2012 (5th)
  • Winter Youth Olympic Games: 2012 (5th in team; bronze in mixed doubles)
  • U.S. Junior National Championships: 2015 (silver), 2014 (bronze), 2013 (champion), 2012 (champion), 2011 (silver), 2010 (4th)
  • U.S. Mixed Doubles National Championship: 2015
  • GNCC Junior Playdowns: 2012 (champion), 2011 (runner-up), 2010 (champion), 2009 (3rd)

2014-15 competition schedule:

Date  Event/Location  Result
Sept. 19-21  Twin Cities Open, Blaine, Minn.  7-1, champion 
Oct. 10-12  St. Paul Cashspiel, St. Paul, Minn. 6-1, runner-up 
Oct. 24-26  Bernick's Miller Lite Open, Bemidji, Minn.  6-0, champions 
Oct. 31-Nov. 2  OVCA, Ottawa, Ontario 7-2, champions 
Nov. 13-16  Sunlife Junior, Brandon, Manitoba  4-1, semifinalist 
Nov. 28-30  Duluth Cashspiel, Duluth, Minn.  3-2 
Dec. 19-21  Curl Mesabi Cashspiel, Eveleth, Minn. 3-2 
Jan. 2-4  U.S. Open, Blaine, Minn.  1-4 
Jan. 17-24  U.S. Junior National Championships, Devils Lake, ND  10-1, runner-up 
Feb. 14-21  U.S. National Championships, Kalamazoo, MI  6th 

Team Dropkin (l-r): Korey Dropkin, Tom Howell, Mark Fenner, Andrew Stopera, Luc Violette

Curls out of: Duluth Curling Club, Four Seasons Curling Club

Who introduced you to curling: My parents

Favorite athlete(s) growing up: Pete Fenson and Taylor Twellman (soccer)

Who was most influential in your curling development: My brother; he has always been the person I look up to in curling.