USA Curling

 Position:    Skip
 Teammates:    Craig Brown, Kroy Nernberger, Sean Beighton, Alex Leichter
 Hometown:    Sarnia, Ontario
 Age:     38
 Occupation:    Insurance broker/real estate investor with McCormick Insurance Broker Ltd.
 Education:    University of Western Ontario
 Family:    Married; two children
 Year started curling:    1992

Curling Highlights:

  • Men's World Championships: 2012 (8th)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2014 (3rd), 2013 (4th), 2012 (champion), 2011 (4th)
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2014 (3rd)
  • Continental Cup: 2013 (champion)
  • 5 Ontario Junior appearances
  • 1996 Ontario Junior Champion
  • 5 Ontario Tankard appearances
  • 2003 Ontario Tankard runner-up
  • 2004 Ontario mixed champion

2014-15 Competition Schedule:

Dates  Event  Location  Results 
Oct. 3-5 Ingersoll Cashspiel Ingersoll, ON 3-1, quarterfinals
Oct. 10-13  StuSells Toronto Tankard  Toronto, ON 1-3 
Oct. 24-26  Huron ReproGraphics Oil Heritage Classic  Sarnia, ON  2-1, quarterfinals 
Nov. 6-9  Cookstown Cashspiel  Cookstown, ON  
Nov. 20-24  DeKalb Superspiel  Morris, MB   
Nov. 28-30  Coors Light Cashspiel Duluth, MN  
Dec. 5-7  HP Camp Blaine, MN  
Dec. 19-21  Curl Mesabi Cashspiel Eveleth, MN  
Jan. 2-4 U.S. Open Blaine, MN  
Jan. 30-Feb. 1 HP Camp Blaine, MN  

About Heath McCormick:

Who/What introduced you to Curling:
Father

Who was your favorite athlete growning up?
Patrick Roy

What other sports do you play?
Golf, Running/Fitness

Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?
I'm a little superstitious but nothing major. I like to do the same things the same way if they have been working.

What is your career highlight to date?
I have had plenty of big losses. Still waiting for the really big win!

What is one shot you would like to try one more thing?
My shot for 8 in Duluth, MN at the HOH. That was good times!

Do you hae any hidden talents? Something unique about yourself?
What you see is what you get.

What is the best advice you ever received?
Take emotion out of your decision making.

What is your favorite sport other than curling?
Golf

What is one thing you'd like to do before you die?
See my grandchildren

What sporting event would you most like to attend?
Master's

What do you wish you were better at?
Curling/Golf

Person dead or alive you would most like to have dinner with?
Tiger Woods

Favourite Bands/Music? Television Shows?
Hip Hop / Rules of Engagement

What is your favorite Movie(s)?
Rounders

Who was most influential in your curling development?
Father

What is your most embarrassing moment on the curling ice?
Everybody has fell at least once.

Where would you like to spend a week's vacation?
Cayman Islands

What hobbies do you have?
Poker/Real Estate

What is your earliest curling memory?
Practicing after high school for hours until my father came for his night league game.

What kind of Training Regimen do you follow?
Nothing too specific. Steady practice and fitness.

Any nicknames?
Heater