Position  Skip 
Teammates  Jared Zezel, Mark Fenner, Alex Fenson
Age  48 
Hometown Bemidji, Minn.
Occupation Owner/operator of Dave's Pizza in Bemidji, Minn.
Family Married to Roxanne; two sons, Alex and Graem
Year started curling 1982
Education Bachelor's degree in technical illustration and graphic design
Curling Club  Bemidji (MN) 
  • Olympic Winter Games: 2006 (bronze)
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2014 (runner-up), 2010, 2006 (champion), 1998
  • U.S. National Championships: 2017, 2016, 2014 (champion), 2013 (6th), 2012 (silver), 2011 (champion), 2010 (champion), 2008 (6th), 2007 (5th), 2006 (champion), 2005 (champion), 2004 (runner-up), 2003 (champion), 1994 (champion), 1993 (champion); 8 additional appearances
  • World Curling Championships: 2014 (10th), 2011 (10th), 2010 (4th), 2006 (4th), 2005 (6th), 2003 (8th), 1994 (5th as vice skip with Scott Baird), 1993 (bronze as vice skip with Scott Baird)
  • USA Curling Athlete of the Year: 2011, 2005, 2003
  • USA Curling Team of the Year: 2006
  • Continental Cup of Curling: 2012 (runner-up), 2011 (champion), 2006 (runner-up), 2003 (runner-up)
  • U.S. Olympic Committee Team of the Month: December 2005
  • U.S. Olympic Committee Team of the Year: 2006

2016-17 competition schedule:

Dates  Event Location Results
Sept. 8-11 Stu Sells Oakville Tankard Oakville, Ont. 1-3
Sept. 23-26  College Clean Restoration Classic  Saskatoon, Sask. 3-3
Oct. 7-9  St. Paul Cashspiel St. Paul, Minn. 2-2 
Oct. 14-17 Canad Inns Men's Classic Portage la Prairie, Manitoba 1-3 
Nov. 3-6  Cookstown Cashspiel Cookstown, Ont. 3-2, playoffs 
Nov. 18-21 DEKALB Superspiel Morris, Manitoba 4-3 
Nov. 25-27  Coors Light Duluth Cashspiel Duluth, Minn. 2-3
Dec. 16-18 Curl Mesabi Cashspiel Eveleth, Minn. 4-2, quarterfinals 
Dec. 30-Jan. 2 ASHAM U.S. Open of Curling Blaine, Minn. 2-3 
Jan. 5-8  Men's Challenge Round Blaine, Minn. 3-0, qualified to Nationals
Jan. 19-22 Ed Werenich Golden Wrench Classic Tempe, Ariz.  
Feb. 11-18  2017 National Championships Everett, Wash.  


About Pete Fenson:

Curling start: "I was introduced to curling at age 13 by my parents who both curled."


Curling heroes: Bob Fenson and Scott Baird


Training regimen: "I enjoy training both on and off the ice, including cycling, swimming, and the occasional practice stone."


Other sports/hobbies: Golf, cycling/mountain biking, pinball, family time


In his own words: "When I'm not curling I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and scuba diving."


Greatest competitor: "Myself. It is a constant battle."


Favorite athlete to watch: Michael Jordan


Other Olympic sport he'd like to try: Downhill skiing