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USA Curling

  • 2006
Position Skip
Teammates Courtney George, Amy Lou Anderson, Theresa Hoffoss
Resides St. Paul, Minn.
Hometown
Bemidji, Minn. 
Age  32
Education  Bachelor's degree from Bemidji State University 
Occupation Employed with the Minnesota Historical Society
Family Married, one daughter
Year started curling 1987
Height 5 feet, 7 inches
Curling Club  St. Paul 
CURLING HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Olympic Winter Games: 2006 (8th)
  • World Curling Championships: 2012 (5th as alternate for Allison Pottinger), 2005 (silver)
  • U.S. National Championships: 2014 (3rd), 2013 (6th), 2012 (silver), 2011 (bronze), 2009 (7th), 2008 (4th), 2007 (runner-up), 2005 (champion), 2004, 2003, 2002 (semifinalist all three years)
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2014 (3rd), 2010 (7th), 2006 (gold), 2002 (bronze)
  • U.S. Junior Nationals: 2003 (champion), 2002 (champion); 2001 (silver), 2000 (bronze), 1999 (bronze), 1998 (silver), 1996 (bronze)
  • Junior Worlds: 2003 (silver), 2002 (gold), 1998 (5th as alternate)
  • U.S. Mixed Doubles Championship: 2009
  • USA Curling Female Athlete of the Year: 2005
  • USA Curling Team of the Year: 2005, 2002
  • Frances Brodie Award for sportsmanship at 2005 World Championships
  • Minnesota State Women's Championship: 2004 (champion)
  • Wisconsin State Women's Championship: 2003 (champion)
  • Minnesota State Junior Women's Championship: 6-time champion
  • Karuizawa, Japan, International Bonspiel: 2005 (silver medalist)
  • Named to the World Juniors All-Star Team in 2002 as skip
  • Winner of the Curtis Cup (team sportsmanship award) at U.S. Junior Nationals in 1999 and 2000

Competition schedule, 2013-14:

Dates  Event  Location  Result 
Aug. 16-18  Fort Wayne Cashspiel  Fort Wayne, Ind.  2-3 
Sept. 12-15  The Shoot-out @ The Saville Center  Edmonton, AB  1-3 
Sept. 20-22  Four Seasons Early Cashspiel  Blaine, Minn.  6-1, runner-up 
Oct. 3-6  Prestige Hotel & Resorts Curling Classic  Vernon, BC  2-3 
Oct. 18-21  Atkins Curling Supplies Women's Classic  Winnipeg, MB  2-3 
Oct. 24-27  Bernick's Miller Lite Open  Bemidji, Minn.  2-2 
Nov. 11-17  2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials  Fargo, N.D.  2-4 
March 1-8  2014 U.S. National Championships Aston, Pa. 7-4, bronze
       

Nickname: Cassie

In her own words: "Curling has been in my family for many generations, starting with my great-grandpa and continuing on with my grandparents and my parents. As a child, I would tag along with my parents to watch them curl, and it wasn't until I was 6 years old that I tried it for myself. I participated in a youth program in Bemidji that, at the same time as myself, contained many curlers who grew up to become national and world competitors. In fact, my sister recently found a videotape of the two of us trying curling for the first time, and we found ourselves laughing pretty hard because of the way we looked sliding and sweeping. My sister and I gained a lot of experience watching our parents curl. My mom and dad have competed many times at the national level, and my dad went on to compete in consecutive World competitions in 1993 and 1994."