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 Position:    Skip
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 Delivers:    Left-handed
 Born:    December 21, 1968, in Jacksonville, FL
 Hometown:    Shorewood, Wis.
 Occupation:    Employed in sales with Iron Fireman
 Education:    Bachelor's degree in business administration
 Family:    Married
 Year started curling:    1997
 Height:    5'8 feet
 Weight:    175 pounds

Curling Highlights:

  • U.S. Mixed National Championship: 2003 (5th)
  • Wisconsin State Mixed Championship: 2003 (champion)
  • Wisconsin Men's State Championships: 2006, 2004, 2003

About Gary Lindsey:

Curls out of: Milwaukee Curling Club

Curling start: "I started curling in the winter of 1997. My wife and I were introduced to the sport by her father who had joined the Milwaukee Curling Club the year before."

What he enjoys most about curling: "I enjoy the strategy and precision of the game. I also like the fact that it is a team game but the overall success of the team is based on the ability of teammates to individually do all of their jobs correctly."

Other sports: "I enjoy all types of sports and games. I like the thrill of competing and winning. I played college soccer and tennis and I am an avid golfer now."

Curling goals: "My goals are to continue to test myself against better competition and to become a consistent competitor on the state, regional and national level."

Curling strengths: "I am very competitive with a will to win at everything I do. I have become successful in curling in a short amount of time because I consistently try to learn as much as I can. I'm not afraid to try something new and I have the confidence that I can make any shot in any circumstance."

Curling family: "I play in our club's mixed league with both my wife and father-in-law. This year my wife will compete with us in mixed playdowns."

Hobbies: "I enjoy playing golf and soccer. My wife and I are wine enthusiasts and we help our father-in-law run a wine-tasting club. I enjoy watching all sports on TV and enjoy playing various board and card games."

Something unique: "I grew up in Florida and did not know what curling was until I moved to Wisconsin in 1996. When I started curling in the winter of 1997 I fell in love with the sport immediately. Living in Florida I was used to playing golf year-round. Curling helped pass the long, cold months of winter and quenched my need for something competitive to do. My life has always revolved around sports. Before moving to Wisconsin I worked for the United States Soccer Federation where I worked with the various U.S. national teams. I draw upon my experiences of teamwork, sportsmanship, and discipline that I learned in that environment, and I try to instill that into my curling career."