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Position Skip
Teammates Jerod Roland, Nic Wagner, Jon Chandler
Delivers Right-handed
Born Dec. 19, 1951, in Bemidji, Minn.
Hometown Bemidji, Minn.
Occupation Commercial flooring contractor; owner of Haluptzok Flooring and T. Juan's Restaurant
Family Single
Year started curling 1963
Height 5 feet, 9 inches
Education Bachelor's degree in economics and business
CURLING HIGHLIGHTS
  • World Senior Championships: 2003 (silver medalist)
  • U.S. Senior Nationals: 2003 (champion)
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials- Curling: 2005 (5th), 1987 (3rd)
  • U.S. National Mixed Championships: 1980, '82 (champion both years)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2006 (9th), 2005 (5th), 1996 (2nd), 1995 (5th), 1994 (champion), 1993 (champion), 1988 (3rd), 1986 (3rd), 1983 (5th), 1981 (3rd), 1979 (champion)
  • World Curling Championships: 2010 (4th, as alternate for Pete Fenson), 1979 (5th), 1993 (3rd), 1994 (5th)
  • Inducted into the USCA Hall of Fame in 2007

OTHER CURLING HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 1989: U.S. Challenge Round (2nd)
  • Minnesota State Men's Champion: 1979, '81, '83, '86, '88, '93, '96
  • 2000: USCA Second Chance Champion
  • 2001: North Dakota Men's State Champion

About Mark Haluptzok:

In his own words: I started curling in a curling family - dad, mom and older brother. It was where we went two nights a week and many weekends.

Hobbies: Fishing, golf

Other favorite sports: Golf and fishing

Can't live without: Ice cream 

What I like about the sport: The people you meet and get to know; the exercise: mental and physical; the travel; and the chance to compete.