Chris Plys

USA Curling

  • 2010
 Position:    Vice skip
 Teammates:    Heath McCormick, Rich Ruohonen, Colin Hufman
 Age:    26
 Hometown:    Duluth, Minn.
 Occupation:    Works for family food commodity business
 Education:    Currently a student 
 Family:    Single
 Year started curling:    1998
 Height:    6 feet

Curling Highlights:

  • Olympic Winter Games: 2010 (10th)
  • Men's World Championships: 2009 (5th)
  • Olympic Team Trials: 2014 (4th), 2010 (8th)
  • World Junior Championships: 2009 (bronze), 2008 (gold), 2007 (5th), 2006 (9th)
  • World University Games: 2013, 2007 (gold)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2014, 2013 (runner-up), 2012 (8th), 2011 (runner-up), 2009 (8th)
  • U.S. Junior National Championships:  2009 (champion), 2008 (champion), 2007 (champion), 2006 (champion), 2005 (5th), 2004 (5th), 2003 (champion as alternate on Jesse Gates team)
  • World University Games Trials: 2013 (champion), 2007 (champion)
  • 2008 USA Curling Team of the Year
  • U.S. Junior Nationals All-Star Team: 2008

2013-14 Competition Schedule:

Dates  Event  Location  Results 
Sept. 6-8  Stu Sells Oakville Tankard  Oakville, ON  2-2 
Sept. 19-22  Shorty Jenkins Classic  Brockville, ON  4-2, quarterfinals 
Oct. 4-6  St. Paul Cashspiel  St. Paul, MN  6-2, runner-up 
Oct. 11-14  Stu Sells Toronto Tankard  Toronto, ON  1-3 
Oct. 30-Nov. 3  Masters of Curling  Abbotsford, BC  0-4 
Nov. 10-17  2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials  Fargo, ND  4-4, 4th place 
Jan. 3-5  Four Seasons Cashspiel  Blaine, MN 4-2, quarterfinals
March 1-8  2014 National Championships Philadelphia, PA  

Other Curling Achievements:

  • Karuizawa International Championships: 2011 (silver)
  • Junior B National Playdown: 2003 (champion)
  • World Junior B Championships: 2004
  • Minnesota State High School Curling Championships: 2003 (runner-up), 2002 (champion)
  • Minnesota State Junior Men's Championship: 2009 (champion), 2008 (champion), 2007 (champion), 2006 (champion), 2004, 2003 (third)
  • Illinois State Junior Men's Championship: 2005 (champion)
  • Kyle Satrom Memorial Junior Bonspiel: 2003 (champion)
About Chris Plys:
Curls out of: 
Duluth Curling Club

Dream job: 
Musician or professional athlete

Hero: 
Ike

Sports: 
Hockey, rugby

Favorite color: 
Green

Favorite CD: 
Thriller, Busted Stuff, King

Favorite Movie: 
"Harold and Kumar go to White Castle"

Favorite TV Show: 
The Chapelle Show

Favorite actor:
 
David Chapelle

Favorite food: 
Chinese