Pete Fenson

USA Curling

  • 2006
Age  46 
Hometown Bemidji, Minn.
Occupation Owner/operator of Dave's Pizza in Bemidji, Minn.; national coach, USA Curling
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) 
CURLING HIGHLIGHTS
  • Olympic Winter Games: 2006 (bronze)

  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2014 (runner-up), 2010, 2006 (champion), 1998

  • U.S. National Championships: 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

2013-14 Competition Schedule:

Dates  Event  Location  Results 
Sept. 5-8  Stu Sells Oakville Tankard  Oakville, ON  1-3 
Sept. 20-22 Shorty Jenkins Classic Brockville, ON  1-4 
Sept. 27-30 Point Optical Curling Classic Saskatoon, SK 4-3
Oct. 11-14 Stu Sells Toronto Tankard Toronto, ON 0-3 
Oct. 25-28  Bernick's Miller Lite Open Bemidji, MN 4-1, semifinals
Nov. 10-17  2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials  Fargo, ND  6-5 
Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Coors Light Cashspiel  Duluth, MN  4-2, semifinals 
Jan. 3-5  Four Seasons Cashspiel  Blaine, MN 5-2, semifinals 
March 1-8  2014 National Championships Philadelphia, Pa. 9-3, champion 
March 29-April 6  World Men's Championship  Beijing, China  10th 

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