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USA Curling

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 Position:    Second
 Teammates:    Ryan Berg, Al Gulseth, Jordan Brown
 Delivers:    Right Handed
 Born:    November 12, 1971, in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
 Hometown:    Aberdeen, SD
 Occupation:    Math instructor and baseball coach
 Education:    Bachelor's degree in education from Moorhead State University.
 Master's degree in health/PE/ coaching from Northern State University
 Family:    Married, two children -- Jaeger & Annika
 Year started curling:    1983

CURLING HIGHLIGHTS

  • North Dakota State Men's Championship: 2006

  • U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifying Round: 2005

  • U.S. Mixed Doubles: 2008

  • U.S. Mixed Championship: 2011, 2010 (runner-up)

About Mark Gulseth:

Curls out of: Fargo-Moorhead Curling Club

Nicknames: Gully, Gullykid

What he enjoys most about curling: "The strategies and traditions of the game."

Curling family: "Everyone in my family has curled at some point. My brother and I have curled together for about 15 years."

Other sports: Baseball, basketball, golf

Something unique: "I was a first baseman with the San Francisco Giants baseball club for seven years."