USA Curling

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Teammates Thomas Howell, Mark Fenner, Luc Violette, Andrew Stopera
Delivers Right-handed
Age  19 
Occupation Student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth
Year started curling 2000
CURLING HIGHLIGHTS
  • Winter World University Games: 2013 (5th)
  • USA Curling Male Athlete of the Year: 2012
  • World Junior Championships: 2013 (7th), 2012 (5th)
  • Winter Youth Olympic Games: 2012 (5th in team; bronze in mixed doubles)
  • U.S. Junior National Championships: 2014 (bronze), 2013 (champion), 2012 (champion), 2011 (silver), 2010 (4th)
  • Winter World University Games Trials: 2013 (champion)
  • 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.   
Nov. 28-30  Duluth Cashspiel, Duluth, Minn.   
Jan. 2-4  U.S. Open, Blaine, Minn.   
     


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

OTHER CURLING ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • Nashua Men's Bonspiel: 2009 (champion)
  • Broomstones Junior Bonspiel: 2009 (champion), 2008 (champion)
  • Belfast Open Bonspiel: 2009 (champion)
  • Moncton U16 Cashspiel: 2008 (finalist)
  • Thin Ice Bonspiel: 2008 (3rd)
  • Youth Olympic Games Trials: 2012 (champion)
  • Fort Wayne Summer Cashspiel: 2012, (runner-up), 2011 (champion)
  • Petersborough Ontario Junior Cashspiel: 2011 (champion)
  • Brampton Ontario Junior Cashspiel: 2011 (champion)
  • OVCA Superspiel: 2011 (5th)
  • Capital Cashspiel: 2011 (champion)
  • Laphroaig Scotch Open: 2011 (quarterfinalist)

Curls out of: Broomstones, Wayland, Mass.

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.