Shane McKinlay

USA Curling

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 Position:    Lead
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 Delivers:    Right-handed
 Born:    October 10, 1082, in Mt. Kisco, NY
 Hometown:    Hibbing, Minn.
 Occupation:    Student
 Education:    Student at Hibbing Community College
 Family:    Single
 Year started curling:    2001
 Height:    5 feet, 9 inches
 Weight:    160 pounds

CURLING HIGHLIGHTS

  • World University Games: 2007 (gold)
  • U.S. Junior Nationals: 2004, 2003 (champion both years)
  • Minnesota Junior Men's State Championship: 2004, 2003 (champion both years)
  • Junior B National Playdown: 2003
  • Elected Honorary Flag Bearer for U.S. delegation at Closing Ceremony of 2007 World University Games

About Shane McKinlay:

Curls out of: Utica Curling Club

Curling start: "I had some friends that curled and they brought me down to the club to throw a few rocks, and I haven't stopped yet."

What do you enjoy most about the sport? "The company it keeps. You won't meet better people in the world than curlers, nor will you find a sport with more sportsmanship and camaraderie."

Other sports: Hockey, baseball, football, soccer

Training regimen: "Throw more rocks than anyone else. After that, throw more rocks until I can't physically throw anymore. Then throw more rocks."

Curling goals: "Dominate the sport. I want to win back-to-back gold medals at ever level and eventually coach a team to gold at every level. I also want to keep the friendships I have made through curling strong. Outside of my parents, curlers are a bigger part of my life than anything else has been. I feel very fortunate to have those people in my life and to be able to enjoy this great game."