USA Curling

  • 2010
 Position:    Skip
 Teammates:    Joe Polo, Jared Zezel, Colin Hufman, Ryan Brunt
 Age:    27
 Hometown:    Duluth, Minn.
 Occupation:    Works for family food commodity business
 Education:     
 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 (5th), 2007 (gold)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2014 (3rd), 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

2014-15 Competition Schedule:

Dates  Event  Location  Results 
Sept. 26-29  PointOptical Curling Classic  Saskatoon, SK 2-3
Oct. 3-5 Prestige Hotel & Resorts Curling Classic Vernon, BC 3-3
Oct. 10-13  StuSells Toronto Tankard  Toronto, ON 3-3 
Oct. 24-26  Challenge Chateau Cartier de Gatieneau Gatineau, QC  
Nov. 6-9  Cookstown Cashspiel  Cookstown, ON  
Nov. 20-24  DeKalb Superspiel  Morris, MB   
Nov. 28-30  Duluth Cashspiel Duluth, MN  
Dec. 5-7 HP Camp Blaine, MN   
Dec. 19-21 Curl Mesabi Cashspiel Eveleth, MN  
Jan. 8-11  Perth Masters Perth, SCO  
Jan. 30-Feb. 2 HP Camp Blaine, MN  

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