Cynthia Eng-Dinsel

USA Curling

Position Vice skip
Teammates Kim Wapola, Carol Strojny, Ann Flis
Delivers Right-handed
Born 1973
Hometown Bothell, Wash.
Occupation Software tester
Family Married to Jeremy
Year started curling 2007
Education
Bachelor's degree in Russian language and literature from the University of Washington
CURLING HIGHLIGHTS
  • U.S. National Championships: 2010 (9th)
  • U.S. Club National Championships: 2009 (bronze)
  • Washington Women's Championship: 2009 (champion)
  • U.S. Mixed Doubles Championship: 2012, 2011

CURLS OUT OF: Granite Curling Club

Who/What introduced you to Curling? Our friends Bob and Dani Thibodeaux. They invited my husband and I for three years before we got around to trying it out.

What other sports do you play? I ran track and played basketball.

What is your career highlight to date? Bronze medal at the 2009 Club Nationals at Utica

What is one thing you’d like to do before you die? Take a trip through Asia. Hong Kong, China, Japan, Thailand.

What sporting event would you most like to attend? The Brier

Person dead or alive you would most like to have dinner with? Leslie Nielsen

What is your favourite Movie(s)? Amelie

Who was most influential in your curling development? Leslie Frosch

What is your most embarrassing moment on the curling ice? Sliding out a little early at 2010 Mixed Doubles nationals and being harassed by my a fellow club member.

Where would you like to spend a week’s vacation? Japan

What hobbies do you have? Sewing, lomography, keeping my two beagles entertained.

Any nicknames? Cyn Eng-"Diesel" and from my skip "twin" . I get mixed up with being a member of the Betty Kozai/Sharon Vukich clan a lot. One year our local paper did an article about the Kozai "curling" family. That same day I volunteered at an open house at the Seattle Granite Curling Club. Every once in awhile, someone would say "Hey, I saw you in the paper!" I would have to sadly inform them, "No, that wasn't me." Usually I get mistaken for Em Good. Occasionally, I get mistaken for her mother, Sharon Vukich. In fact, last spring, Em wasn't paying attention and she said,"Hey mom!" I turned around and said,"I'm not your mom...."

Do others in your family curl? My husband

What do you enjoy most about curling? The sound of a rock gliding over the ice.

Other Olympic sport you’d like to try? The Luge

Favourite colour? Dark blue

Favorite TV Shows : Psych, Mythbusters, Modern Family